From now on we’ll have a new bao bun recipe every month! Let’s call it the Bao Of The Month and let’s make it colourful! I could easily make a sandwich of the month but I definitely prefer steamed buns over sandwiches, they’re like little clouds filled with deliciousness, who doesn’t want to eat clouds? This months bao is a green one, filled with some greens and a chickpea mash spiced with garam masala.
These buns are actually super easy to make, especially since I’ve started using my food processor to make the dough. We only need to rise the dough once, and let the steam do the rest, voila! I served these to my friends and family, but if you make them for yourself you might want to make a smaller batch or (I have no experience doing this) freeze the buns before steaming them. You might also be able to freeze them after steaming them, and simply resteam them when you want to use them note: I have no experience saving these buns since they always disappear before I get the chance. So feel free to experiment with this and to leave a comment below to let me know how it worked out! I’ll also experiment with this during my next batch.
You can honestly stuff this bao with whatever your heart desires. Add some avocado or skip the chickpeas all together. I love adding sriracha to these buns but can also imagine these buns being topped some mango chutney, which sounds like a match made in heaven, I might actually get some as soon as I’m done writing this post. If you can’t handle the heat just add whatever sauce you do love, or skip it all together, remember, there are no rules! Ok maybe there are some rules as to making the buns themselves, since bread making is basically chemistry.