*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        Chinese Steamed Bun (ManTou)
 
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 Serving Size  : 32   Preparation Time :2:30
 Categories    : Breads                           Chinese
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      tablespoon    yeast
    1      tablespoon    sugar
    1 1/2  cups          warm water
    4      cups          all-purpose flour
 
 In a small bowl, sprinkle yeast and sugar over 4 tablespoons of the warm
 water and leave it for 15 minutes.  Place the flour in a bowl and make a well
 in the center.  Pour in the yeast mixture and the remaining water.  Mix
 everything to a dough.  Turn it onto a floured board and knead until smooth.
  Return dough to the bowl, cover and let it stand in a warm place for about
 an hour or until doubled in size.  Punch down, cover again and let it stand
 for 20 minutes longer.
 Knead the dough again and shape into rolls.  Bring the water in the bottom of
 a steamer to a boil.  Place the rolls in the steamer, leaving a 1- inch gap
 between them.  Cook for 10 minutes, or until firm and cooked through.  Serve
 them hot.
 
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