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.


3 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.

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