I have been dying to make some of these Teochew Kueh for a long time. If you know Png Kueh 饭桃, you will noticed that I haven't make it the traditional way, which is a peach-like shape. I didn't want to spend money buying the mould. Wouldn't it be a nice change for the traditional things to get a makeover once a while. It's a great way to get the kids to try it.
Banana Leaf, cut to size (optional)
2 tablespoon oil for stir frying fillings
300g Rice Flour, shifted
2 tablespoon Tapioca Flour, shifted
2 tablespoon Oil
1 teaspoon Salt
2 drops Red Food Colouring
300g Glutinous Rice
60g Dried Mushrooms
100g Dried Shrimps
2 tablespoon Minced Garlic
1 tablespoon Dark Soy Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
How to do it:
Before making the Kueh skin, how the followings done first.
Soak glutinous rice for 2 hours.
Drain and steam for 1/2 hour or till cooked.
Soak mushroom, dried shrimps, and peanuts separately.
Drain and slice the mushroom.
Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in wok.
Add in garlic, mushroom, dried shrimps and peanuts.
Stir fry till fragrant.
Add in seasonings and mix well.
Add in cooked glutinous rice.
Mix well and set aside.
Prepare the kueh skin while steaming the glutinous rice.
Combine all ingredients for kueh skin in a pot.
Mix well to make sure there are no lumps.
Bring mixture to a boil while constantly stirring.
Keep stirring till a dough is formed and not lumpy.
The dough is ready when it is not sticky when touched.
Remove dough from pot and place on tabletop dusted lightly with tapioca flour.
Knead dough well and divided into small portion of ball.
Flatten the dough and wrap in sufficient filling.
Press onto mould (I used a teddy bear mould).
Invert mould and place on greased banana leaf or plate.
Steam over high heat for 10 - 15 minutes.
Brush steamed kuehs with cooked oil after steaming so they they will not stick to each other.
Alternative way of eating is to pan fried the kueh till the skin is slightly brown and crunchy. Serve with some sweet black sauce.
Omit the kueh skin, and make a slight adjustment to the cooking and you will have Chut Bee Png 糯米饭 instead.
* Pan fried Png Kueh *