Home Kitchen Recipe | Sweet Potato Steamed Buns

Just in case I have never mentioned this, I am a part-time homemaker! Even though juggling between office and home, I am still hoping to improve my cooking skills as time goes!

Not too long ago, my friend offered me a piece of nice home made sweet potato bun. Since I like it, my friend’s mom is kind enough to share her recipe with me. This sweet potato bun recipe is without filling and these buns are commonly prepared for Chinese breakfast or snacks similar to breads for westerners.

August 2 this year would mark the fifth year of my service in the same organization hence I decided to give it a try on this memorable date! Moreover, it was a Sunday whereby I could have the whole day to mess up with my kitchen!
Brown sugar sweet potato bun
Sweet potato buns are similar to the texture of ‘bao‘ or ‘mantou’. However, bao or mantou usually does not contain coconut milk and egg which they are also taken by vegetarians.

. Besides getting something to fill our stomach, it is best to understand what good does a food could bring to oneself. This is something I learned from the famous Korea blockbuster drama – Jewel in the Palace (大長今 or Dae Jang Geum).

Features and Functions:
Sweet potato contains high fiber thus it promotes digestion and help to prevent constipation.  

Sweet Potato 200 g
Brown Sugar 130 g
Yeast 1 tbsp
Warm Water 100 ml
Coconut Milk 200 g
Flour 300 g
Egg 1


1. Steam sweet potato. Once cook, let it cool down and then mash them.
Peeled and unpeeled sweet potatos
2. Place brown sugar and add two-third of the warm water. Stir well. Add yeast and stir well again.
A pack of instant yeast, egg and coconut milk
3. Place flour in a bowl then add coconut milk, egg and mash potato. Mix them. Then, add (2).
Steaming potatos
4. Knead all the ingredients until everything is well-mixed. If the dough is too hard, add the balance of the warm water. If the dough is too sticky, top up with some flours and knead well.
Ingredients - Flour, Brown Sugar, Instant Yeast
5. Heat up the water in steamer.
6. Fill in the dough into the paper cup about two-third full. Then, steam for about 10-15 minutes (depending on the size of each cup).
Sweet potato buns are ready for serving!
This was my first experience and I let my friends to try. They gave me thumbs up! And my Significant Other would love to have these sweet potato buns again and again! I guess their expression says it all – what a satisfaction!

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