Bao Buns Recipe
By The Vegan Allrounder
🔪Prep Time: 90 minutes
👩🍳Cook Time: 20 minutes
For the buns:
tsp sugar ¼ tsp salt 2tsp canola oil 100 ml warm water
1tbsp Dry Yeast
1tbsp Baking Powder
2tsp Canola Oil
100ml Warm Water
1Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl, add in the oil and the water and knead the dough until it is soft and smooth.
2You may need to add a little more water, on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough a couple more times until a smooth and slightly sticky ball forms.
3Put back into the bowl, cover and let rest and rise for 1 hour.
4Now take the dough out of the bowl and cut in half, work with one-half portion at a time.
5Roll out the dough until it is approx. ½ a centimetre thick, now cut out circles you can use a round cutter or a glass to do so.
6Place a strip of parchment paper over half of the circle and fold the dough circle in half over the parchment, this is to prevent the bao bun from sticking to itself.
7Place the buns into your parchment lined bamboo steamer, cover and let rise for another 20 minutes.
8Now boil water on medium-high in a deep wide pan that fits your bamboo steamer.
9Place your bamboo steamer, in the simmering water. Steam for 3-4 minutes.
10. Let the basket rest with the lid on for an additional 30 more seconds.
11Then you can take the finished bao buns out and fill them with whichever fillings and sauces you like, for example with the ‘Sweet and Sour Pork Chunks’. Enjoy!
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