Steamed pork buns recipe

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  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 2 Hours


  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup powdered milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups lukewarm water (about 105°F)
  • 1 stick (8 tbsp.) butter, melted
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 5–6 cups bread flour, plus more if necessary
  • 4 cups cooked pork roast
  • 1 cup water
  • Hoisin sauce
How to Make It
  1. In your stand mixer’s bowl, using the paddle attachment, combine yeast, honey, powdered milk, baking powder, and water. Stir to blend.
  2. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Mix in melted butter and salt.
  3. Change paddle attachment to dough hook. Add flour, a little at a time, mixing at lowest speed until most of flour has been absorbed, and a soft dough forms.
  4. Continue mixing/kneading dough for 5 minutes. Dust the dough with flour, if necessary, to keep dough from sticking.
  5. Place dough in a greased bowl. Spray top with vegetable oil to prevent dough from drying out while proofing. Loosely cover dough. Let double in size.
  6. To assemble pork buns, divide dough into ten pieces just larger than a golf ball.
  7. Roll out and flatten each piece of dough into a round circle about a quarter of an inch thick.
  8. Place a portion of the pulled pork in the center and gather edges up around filling.
  9. Using your thumb and index finger, pinch top and slightly twist it clockwise about 30 degrees to add a decorative twist to bun.
  10. Place each pork bun on a square piece of parchment paper about 2 inches × 2 inches or just large enough to hold the pork bun.
  11. Pour 1 cup water into the Instant Pot. Place prepared pork buns onto a bamboo steamer. Place into the Instant Pot. Bamboo steamers come in many sizes, so choose one that easily fits inside your Instant Pot.
  12. Select Steam mode on Instant Pot and steam for 10 minutes. Use a quick steam release to release the steam.
  13. Serve steamed pork buns with hoisin sauce.

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