Steamed bun dough
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking powder optional
1/2 tbsp yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp butter
Combine yeast and sugar in warm water. When the mixture froths add all the ingredients and knead to a smooth dough. Leave the dough 1/2 hour.
Make small balls, roll it thin and put the cooled filling. Using your fingers bring the dough together pinching the centre.
Place the buns about 2 inches apart and steam for about 10 minutes in a steamer lined with banana leaf, wax paper or cabbage leaves. The buns are cooked if it has become big and the colour has changed. I use a food steamer, steamer over the stove and sometimes the steamer in a rice cooker. Serve it hot on it is own or with hot sauce.
1 cup vegetables such as carrots, sprouts, cabbages chop or grate small
1/4 cup chicken, meat or shrimp cooked cut small optional
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp soya sauce
1/4 tsp chillie powder
Marinate the vegetables in soya sauce and chillie powder. Heat oil and stir fry. Cool before filling buns.
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