Sourdough Baozi

Based on Kitchn’s recipe.


  • 250 g all–purpose flour
  • 40 g sourdough starter at room temp
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • Pinch or two of salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil, plus extra for rolling out dough
  • 130 g lukewarm (95F) water


  1. Start 12 hours before stuffing.
  2. Place starter in water
  3. Mix four, sugar, salt, and baking powder
  4. Using Kitchenaid with paddle attachment, slowly mix the sourdough starter into the flour mixture
  5. After just incorporated, add the sesame oil while mixing
  6. Then use the dough hook to knead for 5 min. If not cleaning the bowl, add one Tbsp of flour at a time.
  7. Let it sit for 12 hours.
  8. Roll into a log and leave it in the fridge. If using within two hours, leave it in room temp.
  9. Cut into 8 equal pieces and roll each one into 4-in diameter circles.

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