Toddy or palm wine that i bought was packed in a recycle mineral water bottle.
After learnt the lesson from Pai Tong Kueh which required to proof for 8hrs. Even proof for 8 hrs, still hardly see any air bubbles and no sign of good rise. So for this Huat Kueh, i put batter under hot sun , and it took only 4 hours to rise, you can see the batter turned thicker and has small bubbles.
To make sure it has nice crack effect, also added Eno salt after batter is proof.
This Huat Kueh has QQ texture and winery aroma, nice!
Huat Kueh (toddy version) /Sweet Rice Cakes 椰花酒发糕250g rice flour80g coconut water225g toddy (palm wine), shake the bottle before use120g caster sugar (can further reduce to 110g)1tsp Eno saltRed colouring
- In a mixing bowl, combine rice flour, coconut water, toddy and caster sugar, stir to mix well.
- Set aside for 6-8 hours or more to rise, covered with a towel. To speed up fermentation, cover and put under hot sun, it just take 4 hours to rise.
- Prepare steamer, and heat up the tea cups or steaming cups .
- Stir in Eno salt, mix well. Divide into two portions, drop red colouring in one portion.
- Pour into heated tea cups (make sure heat it long enough for better crack effect), about 90% full, steam over high heat for 25mins.
- A well-risen cake will display a characteristic crack at the top.
- Remove cake once completely cool down.
Reference: Flavours lifestyle magazine, Recipe by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover