I recently got a bamboo steamer and i'm obsessed with it. I've always loved Asian steamed buns and so i found this recipe online and tweaked a little. This makes approximately 12 medium sized buns, you can multiply the measurements to make more. You can stuff them with your choice of stuffing.  

What You'll Need

  • 2 Cups Plan Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar 
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Yeast 
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Tablespoon Sunflower Oil 
  • 150ml Water (Approximately) 
  • 50ml Milk 
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 

Prep - 2.5 Hours 

  • Mix the dry ingredients - In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and yeast. 
  • Mix the wet ingredients - water, milk and 1 Tablespoon sunflower oil. 
  • Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. 
  • Lightly dust surface with flour. Tip your dough onto the surface and knead for 15 minutes. 
  • Lightly brush a bowl with oil and place the dough in the bowl. Cover with a cloth and leave to rise in a warm area until its doubled in size - about an hour and a half. 
  • Place the risen dough onto a clean work surface and punch it down, knead for another 5 minutes. 
  • Roll out the dough into a long sausage about 30cms long then cut into pieces that are about 2-3cms wide. You should get about 12
  • Roll each piece of dough into a ball 
  • Use rolling pin to roll out each ball into an oval shape. Rub surface of the dough ovals with oil. 
  • Take a chopstick or straw (basically a long thin stick) and oil it. 
  • Place the oiled chopstick in the center of each oval. Fold the dough over the chopstick, then slowly pull out of the chopstick out. 
  • Transfer the buns onto an oiled tray and cover with a cloth and leave it to rest for another hour. 

Let's Get Cooking - 10 Minutes 

  • Heat a large steamer. 
  • Place the buns into a steamer and steam for 10 Minutes 
  • Serve with your choice of stuffing, i served mine with BBQ pork