1/2 cup warm water
2 1/2 teaspoons active yeast
1 tablespoon yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm milk
3 1/2 cups flour
2 cups braised meat, shredded
asian barbecue sauce (I used a korean bbq sauce which was very good)
Mix cooled meat and bbq sauce together.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, add warm water, honey, and dry yeast. Let stand 5-10 minutes, mixture should be foamy. Add warm milk and flour. Using a dough hook, mix until dough comes together and forms a ball around the dough hook and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Add a little more flour if necessary. Place in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and a towel and place in a warm, draft free place to rise for at least 50 minutes.
Once dough has doubled, punch dough down and separate into 16-20 pieces and roll into balls and place on floured parchment paper. Let rest 10 minutes.
Place bun on a square of parchment paper and cover with a towel. Repeat with remaining dough. Feel free to leave some of the buns plain, they taste great dipped in sauce as well.
*Use a bamboo steamer basket if you happen to have one, I'm sure it will work better than my vegetable steamer.