Huat Kuih (发糕) a Chinese traditional food which resembles a blooming flower when steamed. It is usually served during praying as it signifies good luck. Carrot has natural orange colour, it makes nice golden orangey colour Huat Kuih.

CHINESE VERSION: 胡萝卜(或称红萝卜)发糕

Huat Kuih with Carrot

 

Carrot Huat Kuih | MyKitchen101en

Yields: 6 (7.5-cm)

Ingredients:

  • 100 g carrot (diced)
  • 5 pc pandan leaves
  • 180 g water
  • 80 g sugar
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 4 tsps (16 g) baking powder
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil

Directions:

1 Put carrot on 3 pieces of pandan leaves, steam for 10 minutes until softened.

Huat Kuih with Carrot

2 Combine water, sugar and 2 pieces of pandan leaves in a sauce pot, cook until sugar has melted.

Huat Kuih with Carrot

 

3 Add pandan syrup to steamed carrot, blend until smooth, set aside to cool.

Huat Kuih with Carrot

4 Bring the water of steamer to the boil.

Huat Kuih with Carrot

5 Sieve together plain flour and baking powder.

Huat Kuih with Carrot

6 Sieve again into cooled carrot mixture, mix well, add in vegetable oil, mix until blended.

Huat Kuih with Carrot

 

7 Pour batter into 6 lined baking cups (7.5-cm).

Huat Kuih with Carrot

8 Steam over medium-high heat for 17-18 minutes.

Huat Kuih with Carrot

9 Put steamed Huat Kuih on wire rack until slightly cooled before unmoulding.

Huat Kuih with Carrot

10 Cool completely on wire rack after unmoulding.

Huat Kuih with Carrot