Bao Buns


Bao Buns


250g plain flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

70g white granulated sugar

4g fast action dried yeast

125ml boiling water

1 tsp vegetable oil

Lettuce leaves


In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and sugar. Dissolve the yeast in 1 tsp of the water and add to the flour, add the rest of the water. Mix together to combine. Add the oil, and knead for 10-15 minutes until you have a smooth texture. 

Cover with a dampened tea towel for up to 2 hours until the dough has doubled in size 

On a floured surface, divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and roll the out into a 3 inch thick rectangle with rounded edges.

Fold the rectangle in half lengthwise, and place on a lettuce leaf. Cover lightly with oiled plastic wrap or a damp towel, and repeat with the rest of the dough pieces. Let proof for 1 hour 15 minutes, until slightly puffy. 

Bring a pot of water to a steady boil and fit your bamboo steamer in just above the water. Place the baos in the steamer, cover, and steam for 8 minutes until puffed up.

Remove from the steaming basket and allow to cool. Once cooled add your filling of choice.

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