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Bao Buns

Serves: 4Course: MainCategories: BreadMachine: Cooking machineTotal time (min.): 185
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These soft steamed buns are fun to make and even better to eat! Mix, knead and prove in the bowl, then steam in the steaming basket.




  1. Cut parchment paper into squares big enough for your bao to sit on and set aside
  2. Attach the Dough Tool
  3. Add caster sugar, milk, water, vegetable oil and active dried yeast to the Cooking Chef XL Bowl
  4. Let rest until dissolved - 5 min
  5. Add all purpose flour, salt and baking powder to the Cooking Chef XL Bowl
  6. Lift the Cooking Chef head and fit the heat shield
  7. Knead with splashguard fitted - 10 min, Speed 1
  8. Remove the dough from the bowl and scrape down the sides
  9. Lightly oil the bowl and return the dough back into the bowl
  10. Remove the Dough Tool
  11. Prove with splashguard fitted - 1 hr, 30°C, Speed OFF
  12. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface
  13. Roll into a log
  14. Divide into pieces
  15. Roll into balls
  16. Roll out into an oval shape
  17. Lightly oil the dough
  18. Lightly oil a chopstick, place in the centre of the dough and fold the dough over the chopstick
  19. Place each piece of dough onto a square of parchment paper
  20. Transfer shaped dough to baking sheet
  21. Cover with kitchen towel
  22. Prove until doubled - 1 hr
  23. Add water to the Cooking Chef XL Bowl
  24. Remove the oiled chopstick from each bao
  25. Place shaped dough on Steaming basket
  26. Attach the steaming basket
  27. Steam - 20 min, 100°C, Speed OFF
  28. Remove the buns and set aside
  29. Repeat with the rest
  30. Serve

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