White Chinese Steamed Buns (Easy Mantou Recipe)

White Chinese Steamed Buns (Easy Mantou Recipe)
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White Chinese steamed buns are a popular staple among the Northern part of China. This easy white Chinese steamed buns recipe also referred to as Mantou is soft and chewy and typically is eaten as is or served stuffed with pork or a variety of different meat or vegetables. Steamed buns that are stuffed are called Bazoi or Bao buns and are made in various shapes.

These Chinese steamed buns are made with just flour, water, salt, and yeast. Try this iconic unique white steamed bread rolls today and leave us your thoughts.

Ingredients For Chinese Steamed Buns:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (360 grams)
  • 3/4 cup of water (180 grams)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (5 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons Honey (30 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast (12 grams)

How To Make White Chinese Steamed Buns?

  1. Dissolve the 2 teaspoons of yeast with 6 teaspoons of warm water (32-35 °C) and set aside for about 5 minutes or you start to see the yeast begin to bubble.
  2. In a mixing bowl with a hook, attachment and add the flour, water, salt and yeast, and mix on low speed for 5 minutes.
  3. Increase the mixing speed and mix for about 3 minutes or until the dough is smooth and well developed.
  4. Once the dough is mixed, transfer it to a greased bowl and cover with plastic.
  5. Rest the dough in a warm spot for 60 minutes or the dough doubles in its size.
  6. Transfer the fermented dough onto a floured working surface and divide it into 2 equal parts.
  7. Shape each dough piece into a 1-inch wide log.
  8. Cut off the end pieces of the shaped dough and using a bench scraper or knife cut small pieces at 3/4 of an inch wide.
  9. Space out the cut dough pieces into the top of the steamer and cover with lid and proof for about 30-40 minutes.
  10. Add water to the double boiler and place the top steamer pot on top with lid on.
  11. Steam the buns for about 20-25 minutes or until soft and fluffy.
  12. Turn heat off and leave steamed buns covered for about 5 minutes.
  13. Carefully remove the lid and place steamed buns onto the serving plate.
  14. Serve and enjoy.
Chinese Steamed Buns

Chinese steamed buns

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This easy to prepare fluffy and soft white Chinese steamed buns recipe also referred to as Mantou and typically is eaten as is or served stuffed with pork or a variety of different meat or vegetables.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Rest Plus Final Proof 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Course Breads
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 15 buns
Calories 50 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour 360 grams
  • 3/4 cup of water 180 grams
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt 5 grams
  • 2 tablespoons Honey 30 grams
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast 12 grams

Instructions
 

  • Dissolve the 2 teaspoons of yeast with 6 teaspoons of warm water (32-35 °C) and set aside for about 5 minutes or you start to see the yeast begin to bubble.
  • In a mixing bowl with a hook, attachment and add the flour, water, salt and yeast, and mix on low speed for 5 minutes.
  • Increase the mixing speed and mix for about 3 minutes or until the dough is smooth and well developed.
  • Once the dough is mixed, transfer it to a greased bowl and cover with plastic.
  • Rest the dough in a warm spot for 60 minutes or the dough doubles in its size.
  • Transfer the fermented dough onto a floured working surface and divide it into 2 equal parts.
  • Shape each dough piece into a 1-inch wide log.
  • Cut off the end pieces of the shaped dough and using a bench scraper or knife cut small pieces at 3/4 of an inch wide.
  • Space out the cut dough pieces into the top of the steamer and cover with lid and proof for about 30-40 minutes.
  • Add water to the double boiler and place the top steamer pot on top with lid on.
  • Steam the buns for about 20-25 minutes or until soft and fluffy.
  • Turn heat off and leave steamed buns covered for about 5 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the lid and place steamed buns onto the serving plate.
  • Serve and enjoy.
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