Help! Blemishes on steamed buns

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    nikujaga
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    Hi fellow food lovers!

    I made steamed pork buns twice following Maangchi’s recipe and both times my buns grew cute and big in the steamer but then after I opened the lid, rough hard yellowish spots appear on the surface of the buns. Looked like my buns had yellow rashes. And it looked like these rashes collapsed, dry and hard. There are areas of the buns which are light, white and fluffy still.

    Anyone else had this problem?

    I have the same steamer as Maangchi’s except my lid is glass so I can see what’s in there. I followed her directions to leave one inch gap between each bun and away from e sides of the steamer. :( I tried googling what’s wrong and I came across people saying to prevent blemishes, open the lid quickly to prevent water droplets from dripping onto the buns. I did that, had blemishes. and I even cover the lid with a cloth to collect all the water droplets for one batch, didn’t work. I placed dry cloth on the buns another batch and they still have blemishes. So I tried placing a parchment paper on top of the buns and also wrap a cloth around the lid. Still the same. Any idea what’s wrong? :(

    I really want to make the good looking buns on top of them tasting great. If not I will be the only one eating these delicious babies :(

    #55480

    kasutera
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    Maybe you can try this, it works for me..

    Lower the amount of water and reduce the temperature. Also, wrap the lid with cheese cloth. When you open the lid open it opposite to the pot (if that makes any sense)…

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