Steamed custard buns recipe that yields a tender pastry with simply the correct amount of sweet taste. Chinese custard bun baked, Steamed Custard Buns. Steamed Custard Buns are a true East Asian comfort food. Originally, steaming in this way was done with the use of a bamboo basket that was placed directly in water.
More recent versions are steamed in a steamer. Since the custard filling is the part that makes steamed custard buns so good, you will want to make sure you use the best eggs and the best cream. The egg yolks and cream for this recipe should be cooked until the yolk is creamy yellow and the cream thickened. I’ve been making these buns for a long time, and have never had a failed batch. Even my children who are not foodie, love these buns.
I’ve had the pleasure of making many Asian dishes over the years, and I can say I’ve never ever had any disappointment, so with this custard bun recipe I am not expecting this will be your first, because they are very good. But, if by chance you find your custard bun is very dry, you can certainly add more egg yolk so it will be softer.
If you find the custard mixture is not thick enough to cook evenly, you can add a few drops of water and let the egg yolks and cream sit while cooking for 15 minutes. Make sure you heat to the full steaming temperature, which is about 175°F. Easy recipe to make.