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Mantou (Steamed Bread)

  White flour 1 Pound (450 Grams)
  Warm water 1⁄3 Pint (200 Milliliter)
  Fresh yeast/1 1/2 teaspoons dried yeast 1⁄2 Ounce (15 Grams)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon

Mix the sugar, warm water and yeast in a bowl and leave in a warm place for 10 minutes.
By that time it should have a foamy head.
Put the flour in a large bowl and make a well in the center.
Pour in the yeast mixture and gradually work in the liquid, until it has become a firm dough.
Add 1 teaspoon more water if necessary.
Knead the dough for about 10 minutes until smooth, then cover with a cloth and leave in a warm place to rise for 2 hours.
Roll into a cylinder and cut into 20 slices.
Fold each portion into a flat bottomed ball, and set to rise for another 30 minutes.
Place each bun on either a cloth or grease proof paper in the steamer, in a single layer, and steam for 20 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1686 Calories from Fat 39

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.3%

Saturated Fat 0.74 g3.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1959.2 mg81.6%

Total Carbohydrates 354 g117.9%

Dietary Fiber 13.4 g53.6%

Sugars 6.2 g

Protein 48 g96.1%

Vitamin A Vitamin C 0.02%

Calcium 7.7% Iron 119.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Mantou (Steamed Bread) Recipe