Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sweet Filled Steamed Buns

Sweet Filled Steamed Buns by Custom taste
Compared to the fruit filled pies you can buy at gas stations that give more to be desired and make you feel gross afterwards, these are a miracle. The low calorie steam bun filled with the strawberry-pineapple filling, steamed in a pot and served with the remaining filling on top are perfect for mornings that you need energy to get moving. A fried fruit pie connoisseur we know, changed his ways after sampling one of our scrumptious sweet, yet tart, treat.

1 tsp baking soda

Baking mat
Rolling pin
Large pot
Steam plate
Cabbage leaves (or other steam friendly material)

Time 45 minutes (if you keep the Chinese Steam Buns as dough and in the freezer, and the filling in the fridge. We suggest making it ahead of time)
Prep 30 Minutes
Cooking 15 Minutes (per batch)
Yield 10 steam buns

Time to Get Cooking!!!
Acquire the Chinese Steamed Buns rolls and let thaw until it can be kneaded easily 
Sweet Filled Steamed Buns by Custom taste
  • During the thawing process if you have not made the filling, now would be an optimal time to get it started

Once thawed, sprinkle baking soda on baking mat and give the dough a quick knead and divide into 8-10 balls depending on how big you want the end product to be
Let sit for 10 minutes to double in size
Sweet Filled Steamed Buns by Custom tasteOnce they are doubled in size, flatten them (either with your fingers or a rolling pin) until they are about 2-3 inches in diameter.
Add one table spoon of your filling in the middle or on one side and close

  • This part can get messy depending on how thin or thick your filling is

Continue until all buns are filled
Let sit for 5 minutes
Sweet Filled Steamed Buns by Custom tasteDuring this time acquire a pot and a steam plate and 2 cabbage leaves (or other steam friendly material)
Put the steam plate into the pot and cover until the water is just barely on the steam plate, and put down your steam friendly material on top

  • Don't forget to wet your steam friendly material first

Cover the pot and let boil until the steam is steady
Using the tongs put 3-4 buns into the pot making sure they are spaced apart.
Let steam for 15 minutes
Sweet Filled Steamed Buns by Custom tasteTake out (using the tongs)

  • Make sure to use a dishcloth and pull the lid towards you to avoid steam burns

Repeat until all buns are complete
Add water if needed to keep the water just under the steam plate 

Serve as a breakfast, desert or sweet snack.
Goes well with warm or cold liquids
If you have remaining filling, drizzle on top.

Sweet Filled Steamed Buns by Custom taste
Storing and Reheating
Store in a container or zip-top in the fridge for 1-2 days, store in the freezer for 2 weeks.
To reheat put in microwave cover with a damp paper towel for 30 seconds.

Nutrition Facts
Per Serving
Calories 113
Fat 0
Carbs 27
Protein 2
Compared to a popular used product
Calories 221
Fat 13
Carbs 26
Protein 4
Nutritional Difference (our recipe)
Calories -108
Fat -13
Carbs +1
Protein -2

Recipe Cost: $1.63
Cost per serving: (1 steam bun) $0.16
Compared to a popular used product
Product cost on average: $0.64
Product Cost on average per serving: (1 doughnut) $0.64
You save on average: per serving $0.48

- Letting the steam buns overflow a little but to get the outside with filling helps to keep them moist after steaming and infuses some sweetness to the outside itself.


1 comment:

  1. These sound delicious. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back Sunday to vote!


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