Simple and Tasty Chinese Steamed Buns
These are the real Chinese steamed buns! They are so chewy, tasty and easy to make. They are light for you. Your family would be impressed! My fiance and I would make them for breakfast or snack. I am sure you will enjoy it.
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons white sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1. Sprinkle the yeast over 1 cup of warm water in a large bowl. The water should be no more than 100 degrees F (40 degrees C). Let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam. Combine the flour, sugar, and baking soda in a small bowl. Stir half of the flour mixture into the yeast mixture until no dry spots remain. Stir in the remaining flour, a 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 15 minutes.
- 2. Lightly oil a large bowl, then place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C)) until doubled in volume, about 1 hour. Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and form into rounds.
- 3. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan, and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover, and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the buns, recover, and steam for 20 minutes. Serve hot.
serving: 6 buns
calories: 165.6 kcal
carbohydrates: 34.6 g
protein: 5.1 g
saturated fat: 0.1 g
sodium: 106.7 mg
fiber: 1.5 g
sugar: 2.2 g