Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Kuih Bakul

This is a traditional delicacy that is usually made during Chinese New Year to signify prosperity. It is also made to offered to the deities so that they will not be able to report any "negative things" to Lord Sakka. 

The ingredients are simple but the process is lengthy.

Recipe (make 1 medium sized and 2 small kuih bakuls)
300g Glutinous rice flour
300g water
400g brown sugar (reduce to 350g)
some banana leaves (sold in NSK or Giant)
Method : Steam in medium fire for 5 - 10 hours, depending on your patience!  The longer you steam, the smell and taste is better.

Mixed glutinous rice flour, sugar and water.
You need to sift the batter if it gets lumpy.
Line metal containers with banana leaves.
You need to soften each leave by
basking over a gas stove.  

Steamed kuih bakul

Updates on the size of kuih bakul 

The size of this kuih bakul is 11.5cm in diameter and 5cm in height.  Recipe : 200g glutinous rice flour, 200g water and 250g brown sugar.

Note : You need to check youtube on how to line the tins properly. Otherwise the batter will leak and your kuih bakul will be in a very sticky situation and gets out of shape. 

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