Steamed rolls are not the best looking bread in the world. In fact, it looks like a raw dough ball, but it is indeed cooked.
The easiest way to cook them is in a bamboo steamer, but it should be able to be done in anything that can steam.
Mantou3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp instant yeast
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp neutral oil - vegetable, grapeseed, etc
1 cup warm water, give or take a bit
- Mix together the dry ingredients
- With a mixer or your hands add the oil and slowly add water while kneading
- Continue until you have a smooth ball
- Lightly dust the tabletop and the top of the dough
- Knead by hand until it is very smooth
- In a proofing basket, or lightly-oiled bowl, place the dough and cover
- Let rise until doubled, in a warm place. About 90 minutes
- Punch the dough down, and make small dough balls - about 2 inches in diameter
- Line each level of the steamer in parchment paper
- Place the dough balls in the basket, cover with the lid
- Make sure the lid in on tight
- Over medium-high heat, bring water to a boil in a wok or a bot where the bamboo steamer can sit on solidly
- Place the steamer over the water
- Steam for about 12 minutes
There are videos that teach how to make the rolls in various shapes if that is your thing.