easy bao buns on steamer

Easy bao buns

Easy bao buns to make at home. Includes a video recipe.

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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 buns

Recipe by Enara ParraCourse: MainCuisine: AsianDifficulty: Medium


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Video recipe here.


  • 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.

Recipe Video

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