Preparation Time: 60 minutes
Servings: 6 people
100g Warm Water (35~40℃)
22g Instant Dry Yeast Powder
370g Brown Sugar
500g Uni-President My Day Home Made Series Bread Flour
Set a tier steamer pot or large wok (with a high wire rack inside) with water, bring to a boil, then turn off the heat and set aside.
If you use an electric pot to steam, the water in the outer pot is about 3-4 rice cups, preheat and set aside.
In a beaker/bowl, stir and dissolve yeast in warm water.
Cover with a cling wrap and the let yeast ferment (about 30 mins).
In a separate bowl, add brown sugar and water. Stir till fully dissolved.
Tip: To speed up the dissolving process, it can be heated slightly. If it has been heated previously, wait for it to cool before reheating.
Add yeast mixture, brown sugar mixture and bread flour. Mix till batter is smooth with no visible bumps.
Fill rice bowls 9/10 full with batter (5-6 bowls of Huat Kuehs).
Steam for 30–35 minutes over medium-high heat; do not open the cover for the first 15 minutes or it will not huat/will collapse.
If a shallow steamer is used, water must be added halfway through the cooking process to avoid drying it out.
Insert a chopstick into the cake to check if it's cooked thoroughly. If batter sticks to the chopstick, steam for another 5-10 mins. If the chopstick is clean, turn off the heat.