Good looking, yummy and healthy Chinese steamed wheat buns.
All-purpose flour required for kneading
oil for brushing , if you are using wood mat for your steamer
For the basic dough
200gall-purpose flour , around 2 cups
60gwhole wheat flour , around 1 and 1/4 cup
154gwater , around 154 ml
Mix all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour and yeast. And then stir the water in slowly. During the process, mix the flour with a chopstick.
Grasp all the flocculent flour chunks together and then knead to a smoothie ball. Cover with wet cloth or plastic wrap for fermentation. In hot summer days, only 40 minutes is needed for the fermentation process.
Take the dough out when it doubles in size or have rich honeycomb texture. Keep kneading to punch the air out.
Roll the dough into a long log and then cut into eight small sections. Roll each section to an oval piece. Pile it up and shape into a lotus leaf or whatever shape you like. Then make some decoration with a fork.
Brush some oil on the bottom and place the buns on your steamer. Please do leave some space between each one because during the process, they will become intumescent. Cover the lid and rest the buns for 15 to 20 minutes until the buns becomes fluffy again.
Steam for around 20 minutes after the water boils. After stopping the fire, wait for around 5 minutes before moving out and enjoying.
You can match them with any filling you like. Savory and spicy fillings are highly recommended.
Chinese Steamed Wheat Buns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 279Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g8%
Total Carbohydrates 49g16%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.