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Deep-fried Sesame Balls


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Ingredients

200g plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/8 tsp salt
65g sugar
65ml UHT milk
1 1/2 tbsp margarine/butter (melted)
1/2 cup sesame seeds

150g lotus paste/red bean paste (available at bakery shops)


Put sifted dried ingredients, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl.


Pour in the milk and stir in the melted butter to mix into a soft dough.


Divide the dough into portions of 30g each and wrap around a small ball of lotus/red bean paste filling.


Shape into a neat round ball.


Dip the ball lightly in water then dip into the sesame seeds to coat all over.


Press the sesame seeds tightly around.


Heat enough oil in a wok and slide in the sesame balls.


Deep-fry the balls over a gentle low heat, stirring frequently until they turn lightly golden.


Remove from heat and drain on absorbent paper towels.


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Notes

looks and sounds so good...

thanks. these are traditional sweet 'cakes' by the chinese that is usually served during the Chinese New Year. what was once a yearly treat can now be enjoyed all year round! yums!

I love these! Thanks for posting the recipe.

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