Flower Rolls


Preparation info
  • Makes 12 piggyback flower rolls. I usually count on

    1 or 2

    per person, depending on the appetite of the guests and the size of the meal.
    • Difficulty


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By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

  • About

These steamed rolls with their petal-like layers are a traditional fancy bread in north China. They typically accompany the great banquet duck dishes, and are set around the platter as a pretty frame for the bird. I love them with duck—the plush bread is the perfect balance for any oil—but I like the rolls also with homey stir-frys and soups, most anytime I’m feeling festive and want to “dress up” the meal.

  • Flower rolls appear in a wide variety of shapes, mostl