Simple and Tasty Chinese Steamed Buns

5
Jean Miller 1

"These are the real Chinese steamed buns! They are so chewy, tasty and easy to make. They are light for you. Your family would be impressed! My fiance and I would make them for breakfast or snack. I am sure you will enjoy it."

Ingredients

1 h 55 m servings 166 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 166 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Sprinkle the yeast over 1 cup of warm water in a large bowl. The water should be no more than 100 degrees F (40 degrees C). Let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam. Combine the flour, sugar, and baking soda in a small bowl. Stir half of the flour mixture into the yeast mixture until no dry spots remain. Stir in the remaining flour, a 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 15 minutes.
  2. Lightly oil a large bowl, then place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C)) until doubled in volume, about 1 hour. Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and form into rounds.
  3. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan, and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover, and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the buns, recover, and steam for 20 minutes. Serve hot.
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It was good! I slightly modified the recipe based on the other review though. I used 2.5 cups of all purpose flour instead of just 2 (the dough seemed really wet and sticky to work with only p...

We were not a fan of these, they had no flavour besides the overwhelming taste of yeast.

I was looking for a recipe I could use to imitate the steamed buns you find in the freezer aisle of Asian grocery stores, and these far surpassed my expectations! I filled them with homemade red...

The buns came out nicely, although they tasted a little yeasty. The dough was so sticky I ended up adding probably another cup of flour just trying to knead it.

Nice and simple, thanks!