Microwave the cream cheese for 1 minute to soften.
When it's soft, add the egg, vegetable oil, milk, and sugar. Mix everything together well.
Add pancake mix into the batter from Step 2. Mix with a rubber spatula and avoid kneading.
Pour the batter into the mold. Align in a large and flat frying pan.
Pour in approximately 1 cm of hot water and cover the pan. Steam for 12-14 minutes.
Once they become full and fluffy, they're done.
Note: You can use aluminum liners, silicone cups, and ramekins for the mold.
Note: Use a steamer if you own one.
Note: If your pancake mix is 150 g per bag, then use 75 ml of milk instead.
Note: For plain steamed bread and other variations, see Recipe ID: 1304846.
Story Behind this Recipe
At first, I mixed in some grated cheese to make cheese steamed bread, but it didn't taste cheesy enough. So I tried with cream cheese, and it was perfect!
To prevent the hot water splashing onto the bread, be extra careful with the amount of water you use. Also take care when you're removing it from the pan. You can prevent the hot water from dripping if you double the liners (or place muffin cups inside), in which case you'd only need to lift out the cups inside.