Thursday, November 4, 2010

Glutinous Rice Ball Dessert 汤圆糖水

200g glutinous rice flour
1/2 cup water
2 pandan leaves - knotted
2 ginger slices
1 tbsp rock sugar
red bean paste
  1. Mix glutinous rice flour with the water, adding a little at a time.  If it is too wet, add more flour, if it is too dry, add some water until a smooth and pliable dough is formed and does not stick to your hands.
  2. Divide the dough into bite-sized portions.  Roll each portion into a ball and flatten it.  Scoop a spoonful of red bean paste onto the centre of the flattened dough.  Close the rice ball.  Sprinkle some flour onto a tray.  Place each ball onto the tray to prevent it from sticking.
  3. Boil a pot of water.  Add ginger slices, sugar and pandan leaves.  Boil under medium low heat for 20 mins. 
  4. Cook the rice balls in the boiling water.  They are ready when they float to the surface.
  5. Serve the dessert warm.