Natural Dual Colour Huat Kuih recipe uses natural red colour from red yeast rice. Top with some plain batter, the huat kuih resembles a dual colour blooming flower when steamed.

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Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih
 

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Yields: 6

Ingredients:

  • 250 g pandan infused hot water*
  • ⅛ tsp fine salt
  • 85 g sugar
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 4 tsps baking powder
  • 30 g milk powder (optional)
  • 4 tbsps corn oil (or other vegetable oil)
  • 2 tsps red yeast rice powder**

Directions:

1 *Pandan infused hot water: Boil 300 g of water with 3 pcs of pandan leaves until you smell the pandan fragrance. Measure out 250 g of hot water. (Reminder: You may just use hot water if couldn’t get pandan leaf.)

Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih
 

2 Add salt and sugar to pandan infused hot water, stir until fully dissolved, set aside to cool.

Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih

3 Bring the water of steamer to the boil.

Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih
 

4 Sieve together plain flour, baking powder and milk powder, mix well.

Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih

5 Add in cooled sugar syrup, mix until blended. Add in extra water if the batter is too thick (about 1-2 tbsps).

Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih

6 Add in corn oil, mix until combined.

Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih

7 Measure out 50 g of plain batter.

Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih

8 Sieve red yeast rice powder into the remaining batter, mix until well blended. (Reminder: **Red yeast rice is available at Chinese Medicine shop. Grind red yeast rice into fine powder using dry mill grinder and sift through before using. Keep unused portion refrigerated for storage.)

Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih

9 Pour red yeast batter into 6 lined baking cups (7.5-cm), then top with plain batter.

Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih

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

Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih
Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih

11 Unmould Natural Dual Colour Huat Kuih when slightly cooled down, then cool completely on wire rack. Put into container with cover for storage.

Natural Dual Colour Huat Kuih

Natural Dual Colour Huat Kuih

Natural Dual Colour Huat Kuih

Natural Dual Colour Huat Kuih recipe uses natural red colour from red yeast rice. Top with some plain batter, the huat kuih resembles a dual colour blooming flower when steamed.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Course Huat kuih
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6 pieces
Calories 260 kcal

Equipment

  • 6 baking cups (7.5-cm)

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g pandan infused hot water*
  • tsp fine salt
  • 85 g sugar
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 4 tsps baking powder
  • 30 g milk powder optional
  • 4 tbsps corn oil or other vegetable oil
  • 2 tsps red yeast rice powder**

Instructions
 

  • *Pandan infused hot water: Boil 300 g of water with 3 pcs of pandan leaves until you smell the pandan fragrance. Measure out 250 g of hot water. (Reminder: You may just use hot water if couldn’t get pandan leaf.)
    Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih
  • Add salt and sugar to pandan infused hot water, stir until fully dissolved, set aside to cool.
    Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih
  • Bring the water of steamer to the boil.
    Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih
  • Sift together plain flour, baking powder and milk powder, mix well.
    Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih
  • Add in cooled sugar syrup, mix until blended. Add in extra water if the batter is too thick (about 1-2 tbsps).
    Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih
  • Add in corn oil, mix until combined.
    Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih
  • Measure out 50 g of plain batter.
    Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih
  • Sift red yeast rice powder into the remaining batter, mix until well blended.
    Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih
  • Pour red yeast batter into 6 lined baking cups (7.5-cm), then top with plain batter.
    Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih
  • Steam over medium-high heat for 17-18 minutes.
    Red Yeast Dual Colour Huat Kuih
  • Unmould Natural Dual Colour Huat Kuih when slightly cooled down, then cool completely on wire rack. Put into container with cover for storage.
    Natural Dual Colour Huat Kuih

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Notes

**Red yeast rice is available at Chinese Medicine shop. Grind red yeast rice into fine powder using dry mill grinder and sift through before using. Keep unused portion refrigerated for storage.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 350mgPotassium: 112mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 47IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 209mgIron: 2mg
Keyword natural dual colour huat kuih, no artificial colour huat kuih, red yeast huat kuih
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