knits by sachi

Chocolate steamed buns

on November 4, 2013

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In Asia, we often make steamed buns. You might have seen in Chinese dim sums the savory versions but you can make sweet bums and cupcakes in the same manner.

I think one of the reasons steamed cupcakes are popular in our country is we didn’t have ovens in households long time ago. Our house didn’t have one when I was a child. Ovens take space and our cooking style do not require them too often. Many families still do not have one in their kitchens.

Have you tried making a cake steaming? You can make a cake in an electric rice cooker, too!

Great thing about steamed buns are

Quick and easy. No dough proofing, no pre-heating.

No oil or egg is added to the sponge. You can go virtually fat free.

You can improvise the recipe easily. You can make vegan version or non-gluten version.

To make double chocolate steamed buns, you need

120g flour
40g sugar
1&1/2 tsp baking powder
130ml milk
2 tbsp cocoa powder
40g chocolate pieces
(makes 8)

Mix all ingredients. Drop the dough in cups (silicone cups may be better).

Steam first 3 minutes over high heart, drop to medium heat and steam 12 more minutes. Done.

I use bamboo steamer. I think you can use electric steamer, too.
Be careful not to scorch yourself when you open the lid.


2 responses to “Chocolate steamed buns

  1. Charisma says:

    That’s so interesting and they look really good too!

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