Steamed bao buns

Edd Kimber
Edd Kimber
Edd is a professional baker, food writer and TV personality. After winning the original series of the hot BBC show ‘The Great British Bake Off’ in 2010, he has jumped at the chance of following his passion for Baking.

  • Preparation: 2’
  • Cooking: 80’
  • Total time: 82’

Ingredients

  • 300 g plain flour
  • 30 g cornflour
  • 5 g dried yeast
  • 2/3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2/3 tsp salt
  • 165 ml water
  • 1 1/3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • mixed seeds

Steps 1

Place all the ingredients (minus the seeds) into the bowl of the Cook Processor fitted with the Dough Blade. Select DOUGH P1 and press start to activate.

Step 2

After STEP 1 press start to continue.

Step 3

After STEP 2 increase time for STEP 3 to 45 mins. Press start to continue.

Step 4

Remove the risen dough from the Cook Processor and divide into 12 equal sized pieces of dough (if making the 6 person sized recipe), rolling into balls.

Step 5

Place the buns onto squares of parchment paper and lightly cover with clingfilm, setting aside for 30 minutes or until puffy.

Step 6

Fill the Cook Processor with about 500ml boiling water and place the Lower Steamer Basket and Lid on top of the Cook Processor Bowl. Select STEAM P1 increasing the time to 15 minutes. Spray the buns with a little oil and sprinkle with a few seeds. Place the 4 buns at a time into the steamer and press start to activate the programme. Repeat the programme as required until all the buns are cooked.

Chefs Suggestion

It is easier to make these buns in batches, so make the larger batch and freeze the buns you don’t need. Simply reheat in the steamer when required.

Alternative Recipe 1

Split the buns in half and fill them with all manner of recipes including pork belly for a classic taiwanese Gua Bao.

Alternative Recipe 2

You can also fill then buns before steaming, using a barbecue pork belly mixture to make Char Siu Bao.

A RECIPE BY EDD KIMBER

Edd is a professional baker, food writer and TV personality. After studying politics at university, Edd started to work in the banking industry but didn’t enjoy it. So after winning the original series of the hot BBC show ‘The Great British Bake Off’ in 2010, he has jumped at the chance of following his passion for Baking. Since the show he has appeared on numerous TV shows and his recipes regularly appear in some of the UK’s top food magazines. In 2013 Edd ran a pop-up bakery at Fortnum and Mason making his favourite recipes from his books. He has written two books ‘The Boy Who Bakes’ released in 2011 and ‘Say It With Cake’ in 2012.
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