Monday, May 5, 2014

Glutinous Rice Ball with Ginger Syrup
This is Chinese sweet and serves during their New Year celebration.  I twisted a bit to my taste.

1 bag of glutinous rice flour
1 ¾ cups of water
Mix and knead to soft dough cover and set aside
For the Ginger Syrup (do adjust the sweetness and water)
2 cup of brown or palm sugar or white sugar whatever you have best is brown or palm.
4 cup of water
3 slices of ginger
Roasted Sesame seeds for garnish (keep this last)
1 Pandand leave tight it into a knot (if you don’t have pandand leave use any flavoring like vanilla, rose or Jasmine to flavor your syrup.
Boil everything together until it is thicker, taste and adjust the sweetness, set aside (do take the Pandand leave out and through away when it is done)
For the filling
1 cup of palm sugar soften
1/2 cup of roasted crust peanut
1/2 cup of roasted coconut flake
It is easy if you heat the sugar a bit before add the peanut and coconut flake.

Mix all the filling together until well combine then take a small piece of sticky filling and roll in to a small ball (a bit bigger than your thumb) set aside and finish the rest.

Now take a small piece of dough and flat in the palm of your hand and put the sugar filing in the middle wrap the dough and around the filling and roll it to a round ball, set aside finish the rest of dough and filling.

Fill a pot of water and bring to a boil enough to cook the round ball dough few at a time.
When the water is boiling drop dough in and let it boil when the dough float to the top let it cook for few more minutes than it should be done. 

When ready to serve keep the syrup warm, spoon some cooked rice ball into a small bowl then add the ginger syrup to it and sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Serve warm with Tea.  You can drizzle warm sweet coconut milk to it if you like.

1 comment:

  1. My mom makes this too. She is khmer born in Cambodia also. I love eating this! My mom makes the small balls too without the mung beans inside for some people who don't like mung bean. Thank you for the recipe!