Friday, 12 February 2010

Red bean and coconut sticky rice cake 椰汁紅豆年糕


This coconut flavoured sticky cake/pudding with cooked red beans is another Cantonese favourite for CNY. I made some the other day but I have to say I much preferred the old fashioned plain brownish rice cake. Here is a recipe if anyone is interested.

This recipe will make 2 puddings using 1/2 pint (about 250ml) pudding basins (metal or plastic) or other containers.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup red beans (aduki beans) + water
150g glutinous flour
50g rice flour
180 - 200g light brown sugar
100ml coconut milk
50 - 75ml water (less water if you like a firmer texture)


Method:
  1. Soak beans overnight then boil with some water (enough to cover the beans and some more) till softened. When cooked the beans should be quite dry. Take about 1 cup of this cooked beans
  2. Mix other ingredients together then gently stir in the cooked beans. Pour into 2 greased pudding basins or containers.
  3. Steam for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

As you can see I have put some red beans on the bottom of the basin, I find it makes the bottom bit too soft and gluey, so if anyone trying this recipe don't do that, just mix all the beans into the mix.

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