Easy bao buns to make at home. Includes a video recipe.
Ready to make homemade bao buns?
100% homemade and you can use your favourite filling. My proposal is to make some amazing Korean sticky fried chicken.
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Easy bao bunsCourse: MainCuisine: AsianDifficulty: Medium
2 g active dry yeast
50 ml lukewarm water
140 g all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon milk
- Combine lukewarm water and active yeast. Whisk to dissolve.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add flour, sugar, olive oil, salt and milk. Pour the active yeast with the water and combine using a spoon. You can mix using a stand mixer.
- If you do it by hand mix the ingredients first on the bowl and then transfer it to the countertop.
- Kneed for 7-8 minutes. The dough should be elastic and soft but not stick to your fingers.
- Form a ball, grease the bowl with some olive oil and place the ball back in the bowl.
- Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let it rise in a warm place until it doubles in size, about 2 hours.
- Sprinkle some flour on a working surface and palace the dough on the surface. Press down the ball to release some gas and roll out the dough.
- Cut the dought 6 cm circle using a ring or a wine glass. You will get 8-10 baos.
- Lightly brush olive oil on the top surface of the baos and fold it in half.
- Press each bao a little bit using the rolling pin. Place on a parchment paper and let it rest for 30 to 60 minutes.
- Bring water to boil on a steamer pot. Place the baos in the steamer, do not overfill.
- Cover and steam for 8 minutes.
- Bao buns are ready to fill them with some chicken, pork or tempeh.