When you crave soft steamed buns but don’t have the time to make them from scratch or hassle with dough rising, here is a quick and easy solution for those busy weeknights. It takes just one ingredient and less than 30 minutes to serve up these soft and tender buns.
Let me begin by confessing that this will be more of a food hack rather than a recipe. #foodhacksrock
I oscillated back and forth about whether to share this idea we’ve been enamored with at our home.
There’s typically more than one ingredient in my recipes. I strive to keep food doable and manageable most of the time, but these Quick ‘n Easy Steamed Buns are almost embarrassingly simple. Almost.
But I just can’t contain myself. Both grown ups and kids adore these steamed buns so much that I just can’t keep it to myself any longer.
It’s time to share this tasty little secret…
If you’re on any social media, particularly Pinterest, you’ve seen some pretty cool life hacks.
Life hacks refer to any trick or shortcut or novelty method that increases efficiency…anything that solves an everyday problem in an inspired, ingenious manner. (Thanks, wiki!)
This one just happens to be about food. Naturally.
Steamed buns normally take hours to make from start to finish, with the yeast dough kneading and rise time. What if we want soft, tender steamed buns on a Monday night?
You won’t believe the results. I didn’t believe the results. But we are a buncha believers now, and if you try this, you will be too.
On a particularly busy day, I popped open a refrigerated can of my favorite Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Biscuits (I use Trader Joe’s because it doesn’t contain hydrogenated grease and other artificial stuff.)
Rather than turn on the hot oven, I opted to steam those babies. It was a risk, but a small one. Such a risk taker. Total success.
Asian style steamed buns for dinner, in less than 30 minutes. Incredibly soft, tender, and fluffy. And yeah, somewhat buttery…but who’s going to complain about that? They just silently devour.
Source: Chew Out Loud
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