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The easiest homemade bao buns

The easiest homemade bao buns

This is an Asian steamed bun, with a characteristic pocket shape, which once cooked can be opened and filled with an infinite number of delicious fillings, such as the now fashionable snack "Gua Bao" (Taiwanese sandwich or hamburger).

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Ingredients

number of servings
16
  • 500 g self-rising flour Added to
  • 40 g white sugar Added to
  • 240 ml water Added to
  • 30 ml vegetable oil Added to
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Directions

150 min.
1. Step

Put the flour in a bowl.

The easiest homemade bao buns - preparation step 1
2. Step

In a bowl, mix the yeast with warm water.

The easiest homemade bao buns - preparation step 1
3. Step

Add sugar, vegetable oil and mix well.

The easiest homemade bao buns - preparation step 1
4. Step

Gradually add the yeast mixture to the flour. When it has absorbed all the liquid, start kneading.

The easiest homemade bao buns - preparation step 1
5. Step

Transfer the dough to a surface and knead for about 10 minutes.

The easiest homemade bao buns - preparation step 1
6. Step

Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for 45 minutes until it has almost doubled in size.

The easiest homemade bao buns - preparation step 1
7. Step

Remove and knead again for another 10 minutes.

The easiest homemade bao buns - preparation step 1
8. Step

Divide the dough into two equal parts and roll it into a pair of cylinders. Cut each cylinder into 8 equal parts to make 16 pieces in total. Take one piece and cover the rest with a damp cloth.

The easiest homemade bao buns - preparation step 1
9. Step

Form a ball and with the help of a rolling pin roll it into an oval shape.

The easiest homemade bao buns - preparation step 1
10. Step

Put a little oil on the middle of the piece, so that it does not stick together during cooking and can be opened easily.

The easiest homemade bao buns - preparation step 1
11. Step

Fold in half and place on the baking paper. Repeat with the remaining pieces. Leave to rest for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

The easiest homemade bao buns - preparation step 1
12. Step

Place in a steamer and steam over boiling water for 10 minutes.

The easiest homemade bao buns - preparation step 1
13. Step

Turn off the heat, uncover the lid a little and leave to stand for 5 more minutes, so that our Bao bun does not deflate.

The easiest homemade bao buns - preparation step 1
14. Step

Now it's ready to serve and enjoy.

The easiest homemade bao buns - preparation step 1

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