Sunday, September 12th, 2010
Sesame Ball with Red Bean Paste
Do you like sesame? I love sesame. Especially the sesame ball that you normally get in a dim sum restaurant. The filling can be, peanut or lotus paste or red bean paste.
I've been wanting to try this recipe (like many, many, many other recipes as well) and finally got to do some for my niece's birthday yesterday. I would love lotus paste better but since I can't get any, I've to settle with Red Bean Paste which is equally fanstastic!. No, I didn't make the paste myself. It takes too much work and time..so, I bought the paste from the cake ingredient shop. It's nice and not too sweet either.
Take a look at how fantastic it turned out to be not to mention just how delicious it tasted too!
Now, here's the recipe, taken from 'Dim Sum Made Easy' cookbook:
300g glutinous rice
40g wheat starch
250g red bean paste
200g white sesame seeds
1tbsp lard (I use vegetable oil)
1 1/2 tbsp castor sugar
3 tbsp sweet potato paste
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1. Combine glutinous rice flour & wheat start and sift into a mixing bowl.
2. Add seasoning and 1/2 cup hot water. Knead well to form a dough. (Add more hot water a little at a time if needed).
3. Divide dough into 15 portions. Roll each portion into a ball. Slightly depress center, fill with 2tsp red bean paste and bring edges of dough together to seal.
4. Put dough balls in bowl and spray sparingly with cold water. Set aside.
5. Roll dough balls into sesame seed to coat and fry till brown. Remove and drain.
Have a try! You will not regret doing this! I will definitely be making this again...