Black Sesame Mantou Steamed Bun

Black Sesame Round Man Tou 黑芝麻馒头

Easy to make steamed buns (man tou), which are great for kids!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 Mini Buns


  • 100 g top flour
  • 1 g instant yeast
  • 14 g sugar
  • 1 g baking powder
  • 7 g black sesame powder
  • 50 g water
  • 4 g oil


  • Place all ingredients into bread machine and set the dough cycle. I am using Panasonic SD-P104, Mode 11, Dumpling Skin. If you are using mixer, simply mix into elastic ball of dough.
  • Cover with damp cloth or cling wrap. Rest for 5 mins.
  • Divide dough into 8 parts and roll into balls. Place them into covered steamer, for proofing, about 15 mins. Make sure you leave enough space around each ball of dough, as they will expand once cooked.
  • Steam for about 10-15 mins.


This size is petite sized, suitable for toddlers' hands. If you would like to have bigger buns, simply just divide dough into 4 parts. Or double the recipe :)
Recipe adapted from 愛料理 / Yoco803