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Chinese Fried Sesame Balls Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Leslie Owle

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Red Bean Filling
c. red bean, dried
4 c. water
c. sugar

Dough
⅔ c. hot water
c. light brown sugar
2 c. glutinous rice flour (plus more for dusting)
c. sesame seeds

Directions:
Directions:
1) MAKE THE RED BEAN FILLING: In a medium bowl, combine the red beans with 1 cup (240 ml) of water. Cover with plastic wrap and soak overnight.

2) Drain the red beans, then transfer to a small saucepan with the remaining 3 cups (720 ml) of water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover and cook for 1 hour, until soft enough to mash with a fork.

3) Add the sugar and cook, stirring frequently, until the liquid evaporates and a thick red bean paste forms.

4) Transfer the red bean paste to a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the surface of the paste to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until ready to use.

5) MAKE THE DOUGH: In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, whisk the hot water with the light brown sugar until the sugar dissolves.

6) Add the glutinous rice flour to a medium bowl and use a spoon to create a small well in the center.

7) Pour the sugar syrup into the well and stir for 5 minutes, until the dough is well combined and no longer sticks to the bowl.

8) Lightly dust a clean surface with glutinous rice flour. Turn the dough out and knead for 5 minutes, until it forms a smooth, round ball. Use a little bit more flour or water as needed.

9) Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Roll the pieces into small balls, then flatten into discs about - inch thick and 2- inches in diameter.

10) Place 1 tsp. of red bean filling in the center of a piece of dough. Fold in the edges to cover the filling, then roll into a ball. Roll the ball in the sesame seeds until the dough is covered. Repeats with remaining ingredients.

11) Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot until it reaches 350F.

12) Fry the sesame balls for 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack set over a baking sheet to drain and let cool 15 minutes before serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Overnight + 45 minutes

 

 

 

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