Fluffy Bao Buns


Pack flavor into tonight's dinner with Pulled Mushroom Vegetarian Bao Buns. The fluffy buns are made complete with BBQ pulled mushrooms!

You'll Need:

Warm Water Sugar Yeast Flour Baking Soda Salt Oil

Step 1

Activate Yeast: In a large bowl, stir together water, sugar, and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes, until yeast makes the water frothy.

Step 2

Combine: In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add flour to water, along with oil. Stir until a loose ball forms, then turn onto a clean surface and knead by hand for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Rise: Clean out the bowl and lightly grease it, then set the ball of dough inside. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set somewhere warm. Allow dough to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Step 4

Shape: Roll dough out to be ¼ inch thick. Cut 4 inch circles out. Lightly brush the inside of each circle with oil, then fold the circle half. Place each folded dough on a cupcake liner. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 20 minutes.

Step 5

Steam: Working in batches, transfer buns (and their parchment paper) in a single layer into the steaming basket. Cover with the towel-wrapped lid and let steam, undisturbed, for 10 minutes, or until puffy and cooked through.