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       Title: BO-PE - CHINA
  Categories: Chinese, Appetizers
       Yield: 6 servings
   1 1/2 c  Warm water
       4 c  Flour
       1 ts Salt
       2 tb Melted shortening
       2 tb Sugar
       1    Package yeast
   Sift the flour, sugar and salt together in a large
   bowl and hollow out the center.  Pour the yeast which
   has been dissolved in the warm water into the hollow.
   Add the melted shortening and mix well together.
   Knead lightly on a floured board until the dough is
   smooth and elastic. Then place in a greased bowl,
   cover with a sheet of waxed paper and set to rise at
   room temperature about 3 hours.
   Oil your hands and the board with salad oil and divide
   the dough into 24 small workable portions. Press out
   with the hands and then roll with rolling pin until
   each piece is about 4 inches in diameter.
   Drop good full tablespoons of filling (recipe follows)
   onto each piece of dough, then draw up the edges
   around the filling and make into a ball. Press the
   edges together and turn so the seams are underneath.
   Let rise double.
   These can be baked or fried or steamed on a rack.
   However you choose to cook them, they are very
   Bake at 400 degrees 20 minutes - Fry in deep fat at
   375 degrees - Steam over boiling water 30 minutes
   SWEET FILLING:  1 package pitted dates 1/3 cup pecans
   or almonds 1/3 cup orange marmalade Rind of 1 lemon
   MEAT FILLING:   1/2 lb lean ground beef or pork 1/4 lb
   chopped mushroom stems (Stuff caps later) 2 large ribs
   celery minced salt and pepper to taste
   MAKE YOUR OWN:  Try making your own fillings using
   these approximate proportions, with bits of meat and
   vegetables you have on hand.  Prunes, apricots and
   raisins for the sweet ones.
   From:  “A World Of Good Eating”