- 1tablespoonactive dry yeast
- 1teaspoonwhite sugar
- 1/4cupall-purpose flour
- 1/2cupwarm wateror milk
- 1 1/2cupsall-purpose flour
- 2tablespoonswhite sugar
- 1tablespoonvegetable oilor peanut oil
- 1/2teaspoonblack pepper (optional)
- 1/2teaspoonbaking powder
- In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast and sugar over a mixture of 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup flour and leave for around 15-30 minutes.
- Stir in the remaining water/ milk, flour, salt, sugar, pepper (if using) and oil.
- Mix everything to a dough.
- Turn it on to a floured work surface and knead it until it is smooth.
- Return it to the bowl, cover it and leave it in a warm place for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until it has tripled in size.
- Punch down the dough with the back of your fist to flatten on a floured board.
- Sprinkle the baking powder over and knead for a few minutes.
- Shape the dough into 24 rolls.
- Keep each ball on a wax paper and let it rise for another 30 minutes.
- You can place these balls on individual pcs of wax paper so you can use these to place in the steamer too for easier handling.
- Bring water in the bottom of a steamer to a boil first.
- Then place the rolls in the steamer, leaving a 1-inch gap between them.
- Cook in batches if need be.
- Cook them for 10-15 minutes, or until they are firm and cooked through.
- Do not turn the heat off before you lift the lid of the steamer as this causes blistering on the surface of the rolls.
- Serve them hot.
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