Recipe: Simple Bao Bun Recipe

SIMPLE BAO BUN RECIPE

This recipe is here to help you achieve the pillowy, fluffy, dreamlike Bao buns which are quite possibly the best things in the world. Once you've mastered the technique you can fill your Bao buns with whatever you like! We recommend a classic pork belly or Korean fried chicken. You can find both of those recipes on SORTEDfood too.

Ingredients

  • 500 g plain flour
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp dried yeast
  • 150 ml water
  • 100 ml whole milk
  • 50 ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Step 1

Make The Dough

Stir together the plain flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and yeast. Make sure the salt doesn’t come into direct contact with the yeast. Use a stand mixer or mix by hand and pour in the water, milk and cream. Knead for 10 minutes, until the dough does not stick to the sides of the bowl.

Step 2

Prove And Shape

Get a little oil onto your hands and form the dough into a ball. Oil the bowl and replace the dough. Cover with clingfilm and prove for an hour, until doubled in size. Roll the dough into a sausage shape and cut into equal portions (about 75g each). Roll the portions into balls, then flatten into ovals. Rub with a little oil, then fold them over chopsticks or any suitable cutlery! Place the folded buns onto a baking tray, cover with clingfilm and prove for another 20 minutes.

Step 3

Steam

Bring a little water to the boil in a medium saucepan. Place bamboo steamer (or a wire rack covered with a bowl) over the pan and line it with baking paper. Carefully place the dough into the steamer and steam for 20 minutes before allowing to cool.

Step 4

Serve

Fill with Korean fried chicken or another filling if you prefer and enjoy! Makes 10

Comments

pobyrne

Sorted , has there been question as to the amount of flour being wrong.. I felt the need to add more to get the dough to the proper consistency .. Maybe 800 ML ?

steveneffendi

Hi Sorted, does the dough can be used for other as well? Such as bread or burger bun.. do I need to add an egg in the recipe?

mike777

hi sorted can you please upload full recipe for COFFEE & ALMOND CAKE (GLUTEN FREE) its on you tube but no full recipe in description and recipe link is not working many thanks

Sorted

This recipe is here to help you achieve the pillowy, fluffy, dreamlike Bao buns which are quite possibly the best things in the world. Once you've mastered the technique you can fill your Bao buns with whatever you like! We recommend a classic pork belly or Korean fried chicken. You can find both of those recipes on SORTEDfood too.

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