Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ondeh Ondeh

My saturdays' routine has changed recently, that's because my little zak is attending music class in the late morning, and the centre is near my pa's place. So i'll end up idling at my pa's place the whole day. There goes my (almost) only day to do any baking ;-( Do i call this a little sacrifice for my little darling? Not the least!! Haha!!

Thinking through, i can still do something without using the oven, although if i want, i think i can still use the broiler. Anyway, before i got married and have my own house with a built-in oven, i had always used the broiler for baking of cookies, tarts. What i have done today is not using the broiler, just simple wrapping and boiling -- ondeh ondeh. When i was doing it today at my pa's place, i remembered how i was doing the same thing years back, in the same place, but with a very lonely feeling now. Shall stop writing or else get too emotional again :-(

Ingredients/ Method:
(Adapted from Florence's Do What I Like, with modification)

200g sweet potato
200g glutinous rice flour
13 tbsp water or more
1.5 tsp con oil
chopped pieces of gula melaka
freshly grated coconut

1. Steam sweet potato till soft.
2. In a bowl, mash sweet potato and add in glutinous flour, water and oil.
3. Knead till smooth dough is formed. Add more water if dough is dry.
4. Chop gula melaka to bite size.
5. Divide dough and wrap in the gula melaka.
6. Put wrapped balls into big pot of boiling water. (Boil the balls for about 20 mins to ensure gula melaka is melted.)
7. Toss on plate filled with grated coconut.
8. Ready to be served.

This recipe yields very soft and 'chewy' ondeh ondeh. However, the amount of gula melaka put in each ball is not consistent, and resulted in some balls with either too little or just enough fillings. Other than that, i have some balls that still have crystallized gula melaka and some nicely melted ones..... hahaha.... it's the inherent vice of hand-made products?!

1. Boil the balls for about 20 mins to ensure gula melaka is melted.
2. Put as much gula melaka as possible, otherwise the ball would be too bland and you don't get the ooze-sensation.
3. Steam the grated coconut for about 5 - 10 mins. When ready, sprinkle a little salt over grated coconut. This will prevent the grated coconut from turning bad.


Pei-Lin said...

Oh, looks good!! Ondeh-ondeh is one of my fave kuih-muih!! Yea, gotta give this a shot sometime ... I saw this recipe long, long time ago ... =)

quizzine said...

Hi Pei-Lin,
This recipe is a keeper, just remember to put in as much gula melaka as possible, and boil the balls thoroughly!

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi quizzine,
I just love ondeh ondeh. I have the recipe but I still hasn't gotten the chance to try it! Maybe for the next blogger party, you can make this? This just looks so good!! Yummy.

quizzine said...

Hi Jane,
It's always the case where we found an interesting recipe and there's always another recipe we wanted to try out, the must-try list keeps getting longer ...kekeke. No prob, can do this for next blogger party, then don't have to crack my head of what to bring! So when is it coming up???