Whole Wheat Chinese Steamed Buns (or Mantou 馒头)

This was my favorite childhood bread and I still enjoy it to this day. I remember my mom taking me out to Chinatown and buying a whole box of huge white squared steamed buns. Best served right out of the steamer. Some people like to eat it with condensed milk, but personally, I prefer it without. Today, I'm going to teach you how to make this recipe with whole wheat flour.

Whole Wheat Chinese Steamed Buns (or Mantou 馒头)

3 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup warm water
6 g (1 packet) yeast
1 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp oil

1. Pour yeast in warm water and let sit for 5 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, and baking powder.
3. After yeast is activated, pour into the dry ingredients.
4. After they are mixed, mix in the oil.
5. Let it sit covered for 15 minutes.
6. Roll it out lengthwise like a French roll and tuck in the sides. Cut into squares/rectangles.
7. Let sit for 45 minutes to rise. 
8. Steam for 15 minutes.

Makes ~ 12 steamed buns. 

They taste delicious! It's very healthy, filling, and nutritious! If you end up making this recipe, please share your results with me! I would love to see how it turns out for you or hear about any suggestions on how to improve the recipe!

Enjoy! :)

Nutrition Info (per bun): Calories 169.6 Total Fat 1.9 g Saturated Fat 0.2 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g Monounsaturated Fat 0.7 g Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 41.4 mg Potassium 2.9 mg Total Carbohydrate 36.0 g Dietary Fiber 4.6 g Sugars 8.3 g Protein 5.0 g

Calorie counter used: http://www.sparkpeople.com/calorie-counter.asp

No comments

Post a Comment

Professional Blog Designs by pipdig