How To Make Bao Buns?

Bao Buns also called “steamed buns" or 'baozi, are delicious and warm. They contain sweet white dough with a layer of stuffing. 

Bao Buns are made with flour, sugar, yeast, baking powder, and milk. They are a little sweeter than their closely related cousin, the dumpling. You can also buy bao bun via

Instant Pot Steamed Buns (Bao) - Tested by Amy + Jacky

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Steps to Make a Boa Bun:

STEP 1: Mix sugar or honey with some oil in lukewarm warm water. Next, add yeast. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes to activate.

STEP 2: Next, combine all dry ingredients in the bowl attached to the stand mixer. Use the Dough hook to start kneading and gradually combining liquid until everything is a cohesive dough. You can adjust the liquid as necessary.

STEP 3: Knead the dough a few times before you allow it to rise. Spread the oil all over the Instant Pot. Transfer the dough to the Instant Pot. Let it rise in the Instant pot using the Yogurt setting. Once it has doubled in size, set the timer for one hour. You can also keep the dough in a warm place for 60 to 90 minutes.

STEP 4: After the timer goes off, continue kneading for five minutes to get rid of any air bubbles. Next, use a rolling pin to knead the dough until it reaches 1 cm height.

STEP 5: Cut the rounds using a cookie cutter, or small cup. Continue rolling the dough until you have used all of it.

STEP 6: Cut small pieces of parchment on a baking tray. These shaped buns can be transferred over parchment paper.

STEP 7: Cover them with towels and leave them in a warm area for at least 30 mins, or until they puff up.