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Preparation info

  • Makes

    8

    buns
    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      49 hr

Appears in

Slow Dough, Real Bread

Slow Dough, Real Bread

By Chris J L Young

Published 2016

  • About

I have happy, diesel-scented memories of eating kalapao for pre-sunrise breakfasts at truck stops in Laos, while waiting for a songthaew bus-truck to fill up with enough people to ferry me and my backpack to the next dusty town. This type of steamed bun seems to have originated in the wheat-growing regions of northern China before spreading far and wide under various names. Here’s my stripped-down, back-to-basics version.