Easy Bao Bun Recipe

Ever bit into a soft and fluffy bao at a restaurant and thought it couldn’t get any better than this? Well, you and the rest of us. A snack food that originated from Fuzhou, the capital of China’s Fujian province, the flat steamed bread is stuffed with meat or other condiments and sold all over the world at Asian diners and restaurants. This simple and easy recipe will help you make restaurant-perfect bao buns at home which you can enjoy with any filling. We recommend the classic spicy pork or Korean fried-chicken. What are you waiting for? Try this recipe right away and flatter your folks with your awesome culinary skills.

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Easy Bao Bun Recipe
Pillowy, fluffy, warm and dreamlike Bao Buns used to be an indulgence that can be found only in the best of Chineses restaurants. Not anymore! Follow this recipe to make perfect bao buns at home and enjoy with any spicy filling that catches your fancy.
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Course Snacks
Cuisine Chinese
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
buns
Ingredients
Course Snacks
Cuisine Chinese
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
buns
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Stir together the plain flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and yeast in a bowl. Make sure the salt doesn’t come into direct contact with the yeast. Use a stand mixer or mix by hand and pour in the water, milk, and cream. Knead for 10 minutes, until the dough does not stick to the sides of the bowl.
  2. Get a little oil onto your hands and form the dough into a ball. Oil the bowl and replace the dough. Cover with clingfilm and prove for an hour, until doubled in size. Roll the dough into a sausage shape and cut into equal portions (about 75g each). Roll the portions into balls, then flatten into ovals. Rub with a little oil, then fold them over chopsticks or any suitable cutlery! Place the folded buns onto a baking tray, cover with clingfilm and prove for another 20 minutes.
  3. Bring a little water to the boil in a medium saucepan. Place bamboo steamer (or a wire rack covered with a bowl) over the pan and line it with baking paper. Carefully place the dough into the steamer and steam for 20 minutes before allowing to cool.
  4. Fill buns with any filling of your choice and serve hot.

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