This will be my fist attempt in making something from the "Dim Sum" category. I bought this cookbook – Joy of Making DimSum by Patsie Cheong way back last year in September. I have always wanted to try something from this book, but each time I wanted to start, it's either I don't have this or I don't have that. Well, as you know, Dim Sum recipes requires some very unique type of ingredients, and the cake ingredient shops here is KK, are so limited, for amateur baker like me.......I sometimes doesn't know what to substitute that required ingredients with. That's the whole story.........sigh*
Anyway, this time I think I have got everything I need to make this 'Deep fried Glutinous Rice Balls'. I love to eat this when I was still studying in college in KL long time ago.........makes me sounded so old right? LOL I used to follow my mum and my sister to their small market every morning (as I only have classes later in the morning), where they will buy vegetables and meat, and something for breakfast, and there is this small stall that sells this deep fried glutinous rice balls (or also known as "jien tui")which I really love. I can eat about 3-4 pieces with a cup of coffee before I head to college. Well, those were the days lah........now I don't think there are still there anymore.
So, I have been planning to make this glutinous rice balls for about a week, and that gives me enough time to look for the "Mung Bean flour" (also known as Green Bean Flour , not the Hoen Kwe Flour, please take note) asked for in the recipe. I managed to get it from Bake with Me ingredient shop at Lintas Plaza. I also bought a packet of Red Bean paste for the filling too. Let do it..........Happy Deep Frying the Glutinous Rice Balls ya....;)
DEEP FRIED GLUTINOUS RICE BALLS
250 gm Glutinous rice Flour
100 gm Mung Bean Flour / Green Pea Flour
3 Tbsp castor sugar
250 ml water
3 Tbsp oil
300 gm red bean paste / lotus paste (your choice)
100 gm sesame seeds (Yeap, I ran out of sesame seeds for the last three balls, and that's why it ended up with Black sesame seeds instead, hehe)
- Mix dough ingredients well (except oil). Add oil and knead into a smooth dough.
Divide dough into small balls and wrap some red bean paste into it. Seal the dough into a ball.Tips: To enable the sesame seeds to stick on the glutinous rice balls, pat some water on the dough and roll it on the sesame seeds. Gently tap it in. It'll stay put even after you fry it.
- Heat oil for deep frying. Put in the glutinous rice balls and deep fry until golden brown. Drain and serve.