Man tou buns (chinese steamed white bread)
Something you definitely cannot find in the UK, even in some of the best Chinese restaurants, is man tou – a Chinese white bread which is steamed instead of baked.
Of course you can find ready made ones in the freezer cabinets in Chinese shops but it’s just not the same as the ones freshly made, straight out of a steamer.
The result of the steaming is a super soft ball of fluffiness which, because the bread is steamed, doesn’t have a traditional bread crust.
Instead, each dough ball forms a smooth, slightly stretchy skin on the outside but is fluffy, light and moist on the inside.
I’ve been searching for quite a while for a good man tou recipe online and I found one from this amazing blog – Almost Bourdain.
I’m really pleased with the result today as it’s the…
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