Saturday, 22 August 2009

Glutinous Coconut Balls

If you like mochi and you like coconut, you would probably also like this sweet dessert, which is often found in a yum cha restaurant. I made these coconut balls ages ago, even before I start blogging - not that I have blogged for a very long time...;-).



I made these coconut balls based on a recipe from my Dim Sum coobook from the Wei Chuan series - Wei Chuan is a cooking school in Taipei, and they have great series of cooking books with step-by-step pictures. Their newer books are also mostly bilingual - Chinese and English.

These coconut balls are normally filled with red bean paste, egg custard or sweet mixture of peanuts and coconut flakes. I like mine filled with egg custard the most, although in this recipe the filling is a mixture of egg custard and coconut flakes.

Ingredients

Dough
  • 300 gr glutinous rice flour
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
Filling
  • 150 gr coconut flakes
  • 75 gr sugar
  • 37 gr butter
  • 1 egg
  • 75 gr desiccated coconut ( for coating )
What to do
  • Knead the dough ingredients until smooth. Divide into 20 equally sized portions.
  • Mix the filling ingredients. Freeze until partially solid.
  • Press each portion of dough flat, fill it in with 1 tbs of filling. Close the dough and make it into a ball.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil. Drop in the balls and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from boiling water after they have expanded in size. Roll the balls in the desiccated coconut .





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6 comments:

  1. WOW, these look so soft and nice to eat. Is it easy for you to get Asian ingredients in Germany?

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  2. @ Anncoo - we have some Asian grocery stores around, and they are relatively 'complete', but of course lacking more fresh ingredients like fresh rice noodles/egg noodles, etc.

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  3. I had some of these with a black sesame filling at dim sum and they were sooo good! Yours look just like their's.

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  4. YES! thank you so much! it's so hard to find a recipe that contained the custard paste!

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  5. Hi, thanks for this recipe. By the way, I'd like to know how to do the custard filling without the coconut flakes... Could you please help me ?

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  6. Thank you for posting this recipe! But I have a question, how do you manipulate the dough? It's so sticky!! And how do you keep the dough from breaking when wrapping it around the custard? Thanks!

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