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
Carrot Huat Kuih | MyKitchen101en
Yields: 6 (7.5-cm)
- 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
1 Put carrot on 3 pieces of pandan leaves, steam for 10 minutes until softened.
2 Combine water, sugar and 2 pieces of pandan leaves in a sauce pot, cook until sugar has melted.
3 Add pandan syrup to steamed carrot, blend until smooth, set aside to cool.
4 Bring the water of steamer to the boil.
5 Sieve together plain flour and baking powder.
6 Sieve again into cooled carrot mixture, mix well, add in vegetable oil, mix until blended.
7 Pour batter into 6 lined baking cups (7.5-cm).
8 Steam over medium-high heat for 17-18 minutes.
9 Put steamed Huat Kuih on wire rack until slightly cooled before unmoulding.
10 Cool completely on wire rack after unmoulding.