Basic Steamed or Baked Buns

Servings: 12

Ingredients

Yeast Mix

2

tablespoons

active dry yeast

2

teaspoons

sugar

1/2

cup

all-purpose flour

1/2

cup

water

Dough Mix

1

cup

warm water

3

cups

all-purpose flour

1/2

teaspoon

salt

4

tablespoons

white sugar

2

tablespoons

vegetable oil

1

teaspoon

baking powder

Procedure

Preparation

Yeast Mix


Mix all yeast mix ingredientd in a large mixing bowl.

Let stand for 30 minutes.

Dough Mix

Mix other ingredients except baking powder into the bowl in the following order –

warm water

flour

salt

sugar

vegetable oil

Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic.

Lightly oil the entire surface and let stand until triple in size (2 1/2 to 3 hours).

Turn dough out on a floured board and punch down.

Sprinkle baking powder evenly on surface, then knead for about 5 minutes.

Divide dough into 2 parts.

Place one piece into bowl and cover.

Divide the first section into 12 parts.

At this point you may add any desired filling or continue with unfilled buns.

[To add filling – Flatten each section in the palm of your hand. Place one tablespoon of filling in the center and form dough into a ball around the filling.]

Lightly roll each part into a ball.

Put each ball on a wax or parchment paper square.

Cover and let stand until doubled (about 30 minutes).

Repeat with the rest of the dough.

Cooking

Steaming

Place water in a steamer and bring to a rapid boil.

Reduce heat to medium.

Place a single layer of dough balls (with wax/parchment squares) into steamer tray about 1 inch apart.

Cover and steam for roughly 15 minutes.

Remove cover before turning off heat and transfer buns to a serving plate/tray.

Repeat until all buns are cooked.

Serve warm.

Baking

Preheat oven to 350º.

Place buns on a lightly oiled baking pan.

Bake at 350º for 15 to 18 minutes (until golden brown).

Serve warm.


Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: 1/12 of a recipe (2.7 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

178.4

Calories From Fat (14%)

24.42

Calories From Protein (10%)

17.63

Calories From Carbohydrates (76%)

136.36

Calories From Alcohol (0%)

0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 2.78g

4%

Saturated Fat 0.24g

1%

Monounsaturated Fat 1.56g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.81g

Trans Fatty Acids 0.01g

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 140.15mg

6%

Potassium 79.5mg

2%

Total Carbohydrates 33.59g

11%

Fiber 1.41g

6%

Sugar 4.99g

Net Carbohydrates 32.18g

Protein 4.53g

9%

Vitamin A 0.75IU

<1%

Vitamin C 0.01mg

<1%

Calcium 30.27mg

3%

Iron 2.07mg

12%

Vitamin E 0.49mg

5%

Vitamin D 0IU

0%

Thiamin 0.33mg

22%

Riboflavin 0.29mg

17%

Niacin 2.95mg

15%

Vitamin B6 0.05mg

3%

Folate 113.52mcg

28%

Vitamin B12 0mcg

0%

Pantothenic Acid 0.39mg

4%

Vitamin K 1.77mcg

2%

Phosphorus 73.57mg

7%

Magnesium 10.38mg

3%

Zinc 0.38mg

3%

Copper 0.07mg

4%

Manganese 0.26mg

13%

Selenium 12.87mcg

18%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 34.11g

0%

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