How to Make Wholemeal Vegetable Steamed Buns

This is a healthy version of chinese steamed buns. It's soft, chewy and nutritious too with added wholemeal flour and toasted sesame seeds.

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How to Make Wholemeal Vegetable Steamed Buns Recipe
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Start by cooking the yam bean filling for these steamed buns. Recipe for this is at http://www.huangkitchen.com/stir-fried-yam-bean/

Start by cooking the yam bean filling for these steamed buns. Recipe for this is at www.huangkitchen.com/stir-fri…

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To make the wholemeal buns, prepare all the ingredients needed to make the dough.

To make the wholemeal buns, prepare all the ingredients needed to make the dough.

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Also toast some black and white sesame seeds.

Also toast some black and white sesame seeds.

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In a mixing bowl of a stand mixer, add in pau flour, wholemeal flour and salt. Using a wire whisk, mix thoroughly the salt into the flour.

In a mixing bowl of a stand mixer, add in pau flour, wholemeal flour and salt. Using a wire whisk, mix thoroughly the salt into the flour.

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Then continue to add in sugar and the dry yeast. Mix everything together.

Then continue to add in sugar and the dry yeast. Mix everything together.

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Then mix in the black and white sesame seeds.

Then mix in the black and white sesame seeds.

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Lastly add in the shortening.

Lastly add in the shortening.

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Place the mixing bowl onto a stand mixer with a dough hook affixed. Slowly add in the water.

Place the mixing bowl onto a stand mixer with a dough hook affixed. Slowly add in the water.

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Knead until a soft, smooth and elastic dough is formed, about 5 minutes. The dough should leave the bowl clean and does not stick to the fingers when touch.

Knead until a soft, smooth and elastic dough is formed, about 5 minutes. The dough should leave the bowl clean and does not stick to the fingers when touch.

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Transfer the smooth dough onto a medium size bowl.

Transfer the smooth dough onto a medium size bowl.

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Cover with a piece of damp kitchen towel and leave the dough to rise until double in size, about 30 to 40 minutes.

Cover with a piece of damp kitchen towel and leave the dough to rise until double in size, about 30 to 40 minutes.

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When dough has doubled in size, sieve double action baking powder on the top.

When dough has doubled in size, sieve double action baking powder on the top.

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Knead well to distribute the baking powder and until the dough is smooth again.

Knead well to distribute the baking powder and until the dough is smooth again.

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Cover with the damp towel and allow the dough to rest for another 15 minutes.

Cover with the damp towel and allow the dough to rest for another 15 minutes.

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Then transfer the dough onto a floured surface. Roll into a cylinder and cut into small pieces.

Then transfer the dough onto a floured surface. Roll into a cylinder and cut into small pieces.

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Divide the big dough into small portions (22 pieces), each 40g

Divide the big dough into small portions (22 pieces), each 40g

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Shape the small pieces of dough into small balls.

Shape the small pieces of dough into small balls.

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Roll to flatten out each small ball into a round shape.

Roll to flatten out each small ball into a round shape.

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Add 1 tablespoon of filling in the centre of the flattened dough.

Add 1 tablespoon of filling in the centre of the flattened dough.

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Form pleats in dough by gathering the edges and pinch to seal.

Form pleats in dough by gathering the edges and pinch to seal.

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Place finished buns on parchment papers or cupcake liners.

Place finished buns on parchment papers or cupcake liners.

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Leave to prove again for another 15 minutes.

Leave to prove again for another 15 minutes.

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Meanwhile prepare steamer to steam the bun by heating up water in a wok. Bring the water to a boil.

Meanwhile prepare steamer to steam the bun by heating up water in a wok. Bring the water to a boil.

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Place the buns on the steamer.

Place the buns on the steamer.

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Cover and steamed over high heat for 15 minutes. When done, open the lid of steamer a little to let steam escape. Wait for about 5 minutes before removing buns from the steamer.

Cover and steamed over high heat for 15 minutes. When done, open the lid of steamer a little to let steam escape. Wait for about 5 minutes before removing buns from the steamer.

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The buns will almost double in size when cooked. And we're done!

The buns will almost double in size when cooked. And we're done!

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Immediately transfer the steamed buns to cool on wire rack.

Immediately transfer the steamed buns to cool on wire rack.

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Once cooled, trim the edges of baking liners on the buns, if required.

Once cooled, trim the edges of baking liners on the buns, if required.

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These soft & chewy buns are best eaten hot. So Enjoy! For more, like us on Facebook & get instant updates at www.Facebook.com/huangskitchen

These soft & chewy buns are best eaten hot. So Enjoy! For more, like us on Facebook & get instant updates at www.Facebook.com/huangskitchen

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Also subscribe to our short video on how this lovely buns are made on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlCyTFEnvo4

Also subscribe to our short video on how this lovely buns are made on youtube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlCyT…

Ingredients

400 Grams Pau flour (low protein flour) 
100 Grams Wholemeal flour 
1 Tablespoon Instant yeast 
½ Teaspoons Salt 
100 Grams Sugar 
3 Tablespoons Shortening 
250 Grams Water 
2 Tablespoons white sesame seeds (toasted) 
1 Tablespoon black sesame seeds (toasted) 
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