Green Hemp Heart Bao Buns

Green Hemp Heart Bao Buns

Cook Time: 30 mins


  • 250 g Warm water
  • 30 g Coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp Dry yeast
  • 520 g Plain flour
  • 60 g Kiwi hemp seed oil
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • 50 g Hemp hearts
  • 3 tsp Natural green food colouring, wheatgrass or matcha powder
  • 500 ml Extra water for steaming


  1. ThermoMix Method:
  2. To make the bun dough, place the water, sugar and yeast into the Thermomix bowl and mix on Speed 3, 8 seconds. Allow to rest for 5 minutes or until the mixture has turned frothy.
  3. Add the plain flour, kiwi hemp seed oil, salt, food colouring (of your choice) and baking powder into the Thermomix bowl and mix on Speed 6, 8 seconds, to combine. Mix on Interval (dough function) for 10 minutes.
  4. Place the dough into a greased ThermoServer or large bowl and set aside in a warm dry place to rise for 45 minutes.
  5. Knead the dough on an oiled bench or board. Divide the dough into approximately 15 – 18 small pieces. Roll into balls and flatten down into a circle or oval shape.
  6. Cut pieces of baking paper into strips and place over the 2 layers of the Varoma trays (leaving gaps in between to allow the steam to escape). Or you can also oil the base of the Varoma.
  7. Place small pieces of baking paper onto half of each flattened oval and fold over on to itself (so that the baking paper is in between them like a clam)
  8. Place the bao buns onto the 2 trays of the Varoma.
  9. Fill the Thermomix bowl with 500g of water and put the Varoma (with the 2 trays) in place. Cook on Varoma, 30 minutes, Speed 4.
  10. Cooking the buns:
  11. After 30min (which ever method you have chosen) Take the buns out (they will be quite wet and sticky) and serve immediately with your favorite free range, grass fed meat, Jackfruit, some slaw, Kewpie (Japanese) mayo and hemp hearts.
  12. Note: The buns will feel wet when you take them out of the bamboo steamer or Varoma but will dry almost immediately as you allow them to rest for a few moments before filling them.

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