This was sooooo easy, plus I got to use a new toy - my food processor. Maybe I should name him Jamie, as that's pretty much why I bought it!! And if it wasn't for the fact that I needed a little more flour than called for, I think I could've got this done pretty much within the 15 minutes, if not slightly over!
I subbed vegan chicken style pieces (Realeat ones) for the chicken but that was the only non-vegan item in the recipe. Although check when you're buying hoisin sauce that you get a brand without honey.
I subbed Realeat Chicken Style Pieces for the chicken
I couldn't find mixed mushrooms in my crap local sainsbury's (that's becoming an issue!) and so I just used chestnut mushrooms, as that's what I had.
I subbed black sesame seeds for regular ones because I'm too lazy to toast them (and by that I mean wash an extra pan!)
Love LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this dish. I think it will become a regular and I plan to feed it to people next time I have someone to cook for. So ridiculously easy, as long as you don't mind washing up a food processor. And a lot of the ingredients were already in my fridge or store cupboard, so I didn't really need to go to a decent supermarket. Win win.
A Few notes:
My buns are in pink cases because I didn't have any white ones and the pattern did transfer a bit. Also I ignored when Jamie said to put the chicken steamer under the bun steamer because my chicken wasn't raw meat and I figured it would be fine. They were fine but some of the hoisin mixture leaked onto the top of the buns beneath. No biggy, just an aesthetic thing. And also foils my plan to eat the leftovers with jam. OK it doesn't but I'm lazy and cutting the top off is just gonna but me!
Also, hot buns makes me think of THIS, which is never a bad thing! If you'd forgotten about this too, then you can thank me later for the reminder!