Homemade Steamed Vegetable Buns Recipe

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80 mins (prep 70, cooking 10)
23 ingredients
6 servings
This recipe is simple and easy to make.I am sure that most all vegetarians will like this. They're shaped like apples !

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  • for the dough:
  • 250 grams bread flour
  • 6 grams sugar
  • 5 grams yeast, active dry
  • â½ teaspoons salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 130 milliliters water
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  • for the filling:
  • 2 drops food coloring -yellow
  • 2 drops food coloring -green
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
  • 75 grams carrot (cut into small slices)
  • 50 grams leeks (cut into small slices)
  • 100 grams prepared or left over mashed potatoes
  • â½ teaspoons salt to taste
  • â¼ teaspoons pepper
  • 6 sticks cinnamon (1 inch sized sticks), for decorating
  • for the buns:
  • sift the flour. in a mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, yeast and salt. mix well about 1 minute. pour in olive oil and water. mix well. now clean your dry working surface and knead by hand about 10 minutes.
  • cover the dough and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
  • now, take 2 drops of yellow food color(use your fingers) and mix into the dough. then take 2 drops of green food color (use your finger) and mix into the dough.
  • make 6 round apple sized balls of dough and allow them to rise for 10 minutes .
  • now take each ball and roll out with a rolling pin until you get a disk (3-inch diameter and 1/4-inch thick).
  • in a pan heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat. add garlic and mix it around until it’s softened. next add onion, carrots, leeks and mashed potatoes. mix until onion is softened and everything is heated through. add pepper and salt. mix well.
  • now place a tablespoon full of filling mixture in the middle of each dough disk and then wrap the dough around it and cover it from all sides with the dough. then, pinch them to close.
  • place pinched side down on top of oiled parchment paper or baking paper. then stick a cinnamon stick into the top of buns. i’ve done this in the photo above.
  • place buns in a steamer and steam over a pan of boiling water for about 10 minutes. when the apple buns are cooked, remove from the steamer and place on a dish.
  • serve warm. enjoy.


Serving Size (109.51 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 53.41 Calories from Fat 33.93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.77g 34.79%
Saturated Fat 0.57g 17.11%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.25mg 0.49%
Sodium 46.56mg 11.64%
Total Carbohydrate 4.79g 9.58%
Dietary Fiber 0.69 g 16.62%
Sugars 2.1 g %
Protein 0.46g 5.46%
Vitamin A 1870.94IU% Vitamin C 2.09mg%
Calcium 13.78mg% Iron 0.35mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
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