Toasted Barley Flour (or Soybean Flour) Steamed Bread, Made in the Microwave

I thought of this as a snack for my soon-to-be 2 year old nephew. It s also a memo for me. Step 1 can be done using a food processor. In Step 3, if the batter still looks raw after 2 minutes in the microwave, microwave it for another 30 seconds to just under a minute. Please monitor the state of the bread as it cooks. If the bread is overcooked, it will harden as it cools, so please be careful. If making small breads, please cook them for 2 minutes. Recipe by miyuki12


  1. 60 grams Cake flour
  2. 10 grams Toasted barley flour (or soybean flour)
  3. 25 grams Sugar (cane sugar is optimal)
  4. 1 tsp Baking powder
  5. 130 ml Milk
  6. 1 tsp Vegetable oil (optional)
  7. Topping
  8. 1 to 1 (as needed) Toasted barley flour (or soybean flour) and powdered sugar


  1. Change Put all the ingredients except for the milk into a bowl and mix them together well with a whisk Add the milk and vegetable oil
  2. Change Pour the batter from Step 1 into microwave-safe moulds (something like silicon cups) place them in a larger bowl then cover with plastic wrap Its alright to use a special microwave steaming container
  3. Change Microwave the bowl at 500W for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes Once the batter has stopped looking raw allow the bread to sit for 2 minutes to steam (See Helpful Hints)
  4. Change I used mini silicon cups to make these I added red bean paste to the two buns on the bottom
  5. Change With soybean flour
  6. To store the bread place them in a sealable container or a plastic bag and refrigerate them Microwaving them for 30 seconds before eating will make them fluffy
  7. Adding vegetable oil will keep the bread fluffy even after theyve cooled down It makes them portable as you can eat them without warming them
  8. The recipe pictures show the result after cooling the bread and applying toppings to it The aromatic barley flour changes the flavor of the bread and is very delicious
  9. The cooking time is just a guideline Depending on the moulds used the time required may vary Adjust the time at home and make a memo for reference
  10. If using a 600W microwave please shorten the cooking time by 20-30 seconds

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