Glutinous rice balls with grated coconut
– nuo mi ci
Coated with snowy white grated coconut, each of these glutinous rice balls is a generous filling of red bean paste encased in soft chewy dough.
Makes about 25 rice balls
– Sweet pastry dough (see page 111) 500 g(1 lb 11/2 oz)
– Red bean paste 200 g (7 oz)
– Grated coconut 200 g (7 oz)
On a floured surface, roll dough into a long cylinder. Cut dough into equal pieces, each about 20 g (2/3 oz). Lightly fl atten each piece into a 0.5 cm (1/4 in) thick round disc.
Scoop a small dollop of red bean paste onto the centre of each dough round. Seal the red bean fi lling and mould into a round ball. Repeat until all ingredients are used up.
Steam for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
Coat evenly with grated coconut and serve immediately.
Food: Glutinous rice balls with grated coconut