【BASIC DOUGH INGREDIENTS】
350g low protein flour, 1 ½ tsp double-action baking powder, 6g instant yeast, 80g Coffee Rock Sugar, 125ml lukewarm water, 50 – 65 ml evaporated milk, 35g corn oil
【FRAGRANT STEAMING WATER】
4-5 lemongrass (bruised), 4-5 pandan leaves, water for steaming
1 Combine basic dough ingredients in a mixing bowl.
2 Dissolve Coffee Rock Sugar in lukewarm water then mix in evaporated milk until sugar dissolves.
3 Add liquid into the basic dough ingredients. Combine to form a dough. Add corn oil then knead until smooth and elastic.
4 Cover the dough and leave to proof till it doubles.
5 Divide dough into small balls and roll out each ball until flat and circular.
6 Lay out every 5 flat round dough in a row, overlapping them slightly.
7 Starting from one end, roll up the overlapping circles. Cut the roll cross-wise into 2 equal parts.
8 Place each half cut-side down into a cupcake liner. Gently open the edges of the roll to resemble the petals of a blossoming rose.
9 Steam over the fragrant steaming water on high heat for 8 – 10 minutes until cooked and the roses completely opened.