Steam Buns/花捲饅頭

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All purpose flour 500 g

Water 285 g

Instant yeast 4.5 g

Whole scallion 1 (finely chopped)

Oil 2tbsps

Salt 1/2tsp

Brown sugar 3tbsps

Cinnamon powder 1tbsp

Add flour, water and yeast in a big bowl and mix them altogether then knead for 3 minutes. Cover the bowl with a pieces of plastic wrap and let ferment for about 1.5 to 2 hours depend on the room temperature. When it is twice in size then it’s good to go.

Mean while, heat up the oil in a skillet then add the scallion and salt to the oil and cook a minute. Set aside.

Take the dough out of he bowl and knead for 3 more minutes cover with the plastic wrap and let stand for 15 minutes.

Cut the dough in 2 halves, use the plastic to cover one.

Use a rolling pin to roll out the half dough to a Rectangle, add the scallion oil to the surface of the rectangle and spread it out.

Fold the rectangle twice like the picture below. Lightly press the dough together.

Cut the dough into strips. Get one of the strip on top of the other.

Use a chopstick press down in the middle.

Use hands to hold both ends of the strip then stretch out to make it twice in length.

Flip the strip over and fold the ends together use the chopstick to go through the middle.

Twist the chopstick twice, then press it down.

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The other half do the same but use brown sugar and cinnamon instead of scallion oil.

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