Egg Custard Steamed Buns

First time making steamed buns! Recipe from Woks of Life.

Notes for next time:

  • This was a really great steamed bun recipe, but it didn’t satisfy the intense sweet-salty craving I really wanted. I think next time I’ll buy salted egg yolks to try for the filling.
  • No problem with kneading the dough by hand in the bowl until smooth.
  • I was too lazy to actually portion out custard balls for the freezer, which was something I totally regretted. The filling got everywhereeeee and there was so much cleanup.
  • Reheating was a breeze. If you’re looking for minimum effort, put a damp paper towel over the buns and heat for 1 minute.
  • The search continues!


Ingredients below.

For the custard:

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup powdered sugar (also known as confectioner’s sugar or icing sugar)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup wheat starch or cornstarch
  • ¼ cup dried milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

For the dough:

  • 1 teaspoon yeast (2 grams)
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour (235 grams)
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk omitted and replaced with nonfat milk, because the boy doesn’t like coconut
  • 3 tablespoons milk, added 1 tablespoon at a time