Sunday, February 24, 2013

Colourful Tang Yuan

Hi Happy Yuan Xiao, dear bloggers and friends! Hope you all have enjoyed the tang yuan today. As much as I can, I make it a point to have tang yuan with my family every 15th day of the Lunar New Year. The Chinese believe that eating tang yuan is symbolic of a closely knitted family, 甜甜蜜蜜,圆圆满满. Tang yuan is made of glutinuous rice flour wich is no good for those who have indigestion problem, I advise not to eat too much.


240g glutinous rice flour
20g rice flour
120g hot water
80g room temperature water  or coconout milk
2 teaspoon fine sugar
red, yellow, green and blue food edible colouring
pandan leaves

Coating ingredients: Mix toghether
roasted peanuts (diced/chopped)
roasted sesame seeds
fine sugar

Brown sugar sweet soup or rock sugar sweet soup: Boil together until sugar dissolves. Set aside.
4 bowls water
1 thumb size ginger
2 pcs pandan leaves
sugar to taste

1) Mix rice flour, glutinous rice flour, sugar and water together.  Knead  into smooth dough. Divide dough into  3 to 4 portions, and add each different   colour to each portion respectively, and roll into small balls.

2) Put dumplings into boiling water, cook until they are afloat, dish out and serve with peanut mixture or brown sugar sweet soup.

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