Bergy Dim Sum #6 Steamed sweet Bean Buns

Recipe by Bergy
READY IN: 40mins


  • Bun Dough (DAI BAO)
  • 2 12
  • 3 12
    teaspoons baking powder
  • 3
    tablespoons caster sugar (Also known as berry sugar)
  • 2
    tablespoons softened lard
  • 12
    cup water (Apprx.)
  • 12
    teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1
    (9 ounce) can sweet bean paste (Dow saah)
  • 1
    tablespoon sesame oil (for brushing)


  • --------Instructionsfor dough----------.
  • Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl add sugar and mix, rub in the lard with your fingertips until evenly distributed.
  • Add water and vinegar together and knead until a fairly soft dough.
  • Shape into a ball and let it rest, covered, for 30 minutes.
  • ----------Tomake the buns-----------.
  • Divide the dough into10 portions.
  • Mould each into a smooth ball.
  • Roll each out on a lightly floured surface to a circle about 4 inches across.
  • Put a heaping teasp of filling in the centre and gather the edges inward, folding and pleating to make a neat join.
  • Twist dough to seal.
  • Put each bun, join downwards, on a piece of bakers paper, lightly greased with sesame seed oil,in a steamer.
  • Cover and steam for 20 min utes.
  • Serve warm.
  • (The cooked buns can be refrigerated overnight and reheated by steaming 3 minutes before serving).
  • -------------Filling------------:The filling for this recipe is simply a teaspoon full of the prepared sweet bean paste.
  • There will be other fillings for this dough in further Dim Sum recipe suggestions.