Steamed Brown Sugar Huat Kueh a.k.a Chinese Smiling Cake

December 2, 2010


Ingredients (makes approximately 18 huat kuehs):
300g plain flour
200g brown sugar
150ml water (preferably hot water so that the sugar can fully dissolved)
150ml coconut milk
100g sweet potato (steamed and peeled)
1 tsp baking soda

1. Mix brown sugar and hot water and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. (You can heat it in a microwave for faster result).
2. Add coconut milk and sweet potatoes. Transfer mixture into a blender and blend well.
3. Pour mixture into a mixing bowl. Add in flour and mix evenly. It will form a thick batter.
4. In a separate bowl, mix baking soda with a teaspoon of water. Pour into the thick batter and stir well. (Do it quickly once you have mixed in the baking soda).
5. Spoon batter into paper cups about three quarter full and steam over high heat for 30 minutes.

Note: Never remove the lid while the huat kuehs are being steamed. It might cause them to “not-smile.”


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