Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Singapore - Sweet Coconut Rice Balls (Klepon)

Sweet Coconut Rice Balls 


-       1½ cups glutinous powder
-       ¾ cup lukewarm water
-       2-3 drops green food coloring
-       8 tsp. grated Java dark brown sugar
-       1 cup fresh-grated coconut, mixed with ½ tsp. salt


-       Mix the rice powder with the lukewarm water and green food coloring into a firm but flexible dough.
-       Pull off one full teaspoon of the dough and shape it into a ball with approximately 1-inch in diameter.
-       Push a finger into the center of the ball to make a hole, and put in approximately ½ tsp. of the grated sugar.
-       Seal, and roll it back into the ball shape with the palms of your hands.
-       Prepare all the balls and set them aside.
-       Prepare a pot half filled with water and bring it to a boil.
-       Drop the balls into the boiling water.
-       Remove the balls with a spoon once they float to the water surface and then roll the balls in the grated coconut.
-       Serve at room temperature.
-       Makes 30 rice balls.

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