Mantou / Baozi / Steamed Bun Dough I

Recipe by BrotherAdso
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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 16-24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the yeast and flours in a large bowl.
  • Dissolve the sugar and add the peanut oil in the water.
  • Add to the flour bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Knead dough until it becomes a consistent ball, adding milk or more flour as needed (I usually end up using a tad more than 1/2 cup of milk).
  • Cover dough in a bowl and allow to rest 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Remove dough, pound it down, and re-knead until it forms a fully elastic dough ball.
  • Place ball in a greased, covered bowl and allow to rise for 40 minutes to 1 hour, until doubled or tripled in bulk.
  • Divide into 16-24 small dough balls, or roll out into one large flat rectangle on a floured surface.
  • Flatted dough balls with a rolling pin, OR measure 3 – 5 inch rounds out of the pressed rectangle.
  • Fill each flat round with roughly 2 tbs of the filling of your choice in the center. Pull the dough on all sides from the corners up to the top, and ‘twist’ to close.
  • Steam filled buns (baozi) for 15 – 25 minutes over high heat.
  • NOTE: Plain buns, or mantou, can be obtained by simply omitting the filling.
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