Deep-fried Sesame Balls
200g plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/8 tsp salt
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.