Roti Kukus an Indonesian steamed bread.
Roti Kukus literally means steamed bread (roti =bread, kukus=steamed, pronounce:rotie koekoes). Although its called bread but strange enough with this recipe you don’ t use yeast. So actually it looks more like a cake. When we were little and we came home for lunch break our mother sometimes made this Roti Kukus for us. Once she was making it, she made a few of these delicious bread and gave it also to our neighbors. They loved it! You can make it in different flavors and colors. Or you can even make little roti kukus, and there you have sort of cupcakes! Our favorite is Roti kukus with chocolate (of course what else hihi) and Roti kukus with cinnamon.
Here is the recipe:
- 5 eggs
- 220 grams granulated sugar
- 300 grams flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 100 cc Sprite (7Up)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla sugar
- pinch of salt
- any kind of food coloring /cocoa powder or cinnamon, it depends what flavor you prefer.
~ Prepare the steamer and let the water boil. Cover the pan with parchment paper. Wrap a towel around the lid, see the picture below ( this to make sure no water will fall on the bread while steaming).
~ Mix the eggs, sugar and vanilla sugar until its thick. Gradually add the flour, baking soda, salt and Sprite, mix this with a spatula.
~ If you want divide 1/3 of the batter into a small bowl and add cocoa powder or any colors/flavor you want.
~ Transfer 2/3 white batter into the steamer which you already covered with parchment paper, and top off with the rest of the batter.Swirl a little with a spatula to make this marble effect.
~ Let it steam for 40 minutes, do not open the steamer at the first 20 minutes.
Hope you guys will like it!
Below other different versions of Roti kukus we have made.
Roti kukus with chocolate flavor.
Roti kukus with only cinnamon flavor!