Simple Chinese Steamed Milk Buns Recipe

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Sammicat Published: October 27, 2020
Simple Chinese Steamed Milk Buns Recipe

The ingredients are simple and the recipe is quick to make. From the beginning of battering, the milk buns can be baked within an hour and a half. The freshly steamed fresh milk buns are soft and sweet. You can also make a bigger batch and freeze them, then steam the frozen milk buns for breakfast. This makes your breakfast delicious and convenient. Also, this simple recipe, with its detailed steps, is very suitable for beginner cooks. Hurry up and prepare the ingredients now.

Simple Chinese Steamed Milk Buns

How To Make Simple Chinese Steamed Milk Buns

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This classic Chinese favorite is easy to make and will only need simple ingredients. You can also opt to include meat fillings or leave it as it is.

Prep: 1 hr 40 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 2 hrs


  • 300 g all-purpose flour
  • 160 g fresh milk
  • 35 g white sugar
  • 3 g yeast


  1. Stir in all-purpose flour, sugar, and instant yeast. Warm the milk then pour it into the flour in batches and mix well.

  2. After kneading it into a smooth, round, non-stick hand, place the container and cover with plastic wrap for about 20 minutes for the dough to rise, but when the weather is cold, 40 to 60 minutes is recommended.

  3. After the dough is taken out, use a club to flatten it, fold it into three folds then flatten it again, and squeeze out the air.

  4. Then, dab clean water on top of the dough, then slowly roll the dough into a cylindrical shape, and finally cut into the required number of portions.

  5. Place the sliced raw buns in a container and ferment them. When the raw buns become lighter in weight, they can be steamed for about 40 minutes on hot days and a further 30 more minutes on cold days.

  6. Put the buns in a pot and cook for about 20 minutes.

  7. After steaming, let it stand for about 3 to 5 minutes. Open the lid slowly to prevent the steamed buns from wrinkling immediately after contact with cold air.

Recipe Notes

If you want a traditional version, use 150-160 of ml water to replace the milk.


  • Calcium: 56mg
  • Calories: 334kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 68g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Fat: 2g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 133mg
  • Protein: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 19mg
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Vitamin A: 65IU
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