Steamed Twists (Hua Chuan) Recipe

Steamed Twists (Hua Chuan) Recipes

Ingredients :

21 ounces all-purpose flour

5.2 ounces cake wheat flour

2 tsp yeast

1.5 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp lard

1.5 tsp white vinegar

2 cups warm water (60-70F)

1) -

2 tbsp lard

1/2 cup chopped green onion

1/2 tbsp salt

Method :

1. Melt sugar in warm water. Add yeast to sugar water. Let stand for 7 minutes. There will be bubbles.

2. Mix the flours together. Add lard, white vinegar and the yeast mixture to flour.

3. Blend well. Knead into a dough. Put dough in a basin. Press it with your fingers to make some holes. Sprinkle some water on top. Cover the basin. Let stand for 4 hours; it should be completely leavened by then.

4. Knead dough again until smooth and shiny. Divide into 3.2 ounces portions.

5. Roll each one into a very thin piece. Spread some ingredient (1) on each piece.

6. Roll two opposite sides of each piece inward till two ends meet. Turn over. Fold the two far ends toward the center, allowing the two parts to overlap. Press with a chopstick to make a cross line. Cover all the hua-chuan with a damp cloth. Let stand for 10-20 minutes.

7. Put a piece of damp cloth on the bottom of steamer. Place hua-chuan on top. Steam over high heat for 20-25 minutes. Serve.

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