Joshua’s recipe of the day-steamed buns.

Our star junior chef nine-year-old Joshua Puncheon from Harold Wood, today shows us how to make delicious steamed buns.

Mantou – Steamed Buns
200gr flour
120ml milk
15gr Sugar
2 tsp instant yeast
10ml vegetable oil

Water to steam

Step 1

In a large pan on medium heat, add the milk.

Step 2

Add the sugar.

Step 3

Add the yeast.

Step 4

Mix until the yeast is melted.

Step 5

Switch the heat off and add the flour.

Step 6

Add in the oil and mix into a soft dough.

Step 7

When it is soft and elastic, transfer into a oiled bowl and leave to rise.

Step 8

Once it has doubled in size it is ready to be rolled.

Step 9

On a surface sprinkled with flour, roll the dough into a square.

Step 10

Stretch it gently.

Step 11

Roll it.

Step 12

Cut into 12 pieces.

Step 13

Place into a bamboo steamer, lined with baking paper or any other steaming devices you own.

Step 14.

Leave some space between them, do them in batches if easier.

Step 15

Place on a pot with water and let it steam for about 20 minutes.

Step 16

Be careful when opening the basket as the steam is hot.

Step 17

Enjoy your buns!

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