Boil water in the steamer. Wrap the lid of the steamer with a towel.
If there are large lumps in the brown cane sugar, use your hands to break them apart as you pour it into a bowl.
Next, add the flour and baking powder and use a whisk to mix.
Pour the low-fat milk into the combined powdered ingredients from Step 2 and mix it in well. Add the vegetable oil and combine it all together. If there is still some brown sugar visible, that's fine.
Place the muffin cups inside the 6 cm ramekins and fill each about 80% full.
Place into the steamer and steam at a high heat for 15 minutes, then they are done.
Serve with barley tea or roasted green tea.
Try the plain version (Recipe ID: 872794).
You can replace the low-fat milk with regular milk. I made it with 160 ml of full-fat.
Story Behind this Recipe
I made a brown sugar version of my plain steamed buns (Recipe ID: 872794).
All you have to do is stir it around and then put it in the steamer. If you don't mix the brown sugar in completely, the finished product actually looks really nice in my opinion. If using regular milk, increase the amount to 160 ml. If the finished dough seems be a bit hard, you can add in 10 ml more of milk.