How to Make Pleated Bao Buns

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How to Make Pleated Bao Buns

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  • 1 recipe Steamed Bao Buns
  • Rolling pin
  • Ruler
  • 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter
  • Steamer basket

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    Want to learn how to make pleated bao buns? All you need to do is make our Steamed Bao Bun recipe and your favorite bao filling (may we recommend Korean BBQ Pancetta, Sweet Red Bean, and/or Sweet-and-Spicy Bao fillings?) Then, follow these instructions on how to create folded pleats, steam, and enjoy! That's all there is to it.

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    1. Make Steamed Bao Bun dough according to recipe directions.

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    2. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Use a 2-1/2-inch round biscuit cutter to cut the dough into circles.

    3. Roll each round gently to a 4-inch diameter. Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of filling into the center of each circle of dough.

    4. Fold edges inward in a counterclockwise motion, forming pleats. Continue folding until the filling is encircled. 

    5. Steam bao bun in a steamer basket for 12 minutes or until buns have risen and are light and fluffy.