I love Saturdays and Sundays...weekends are days I can cook food that needed more preparations . Working days are simple dinners and at times no desserts at all...just fresh fruits :) Weekends ....gosh , it is the only time we can make some nice stuff for afternoon tea snacks and examples are these sticky coconut glutinous rice balls. They are easy to prepare and besides I get to eat this only on a weekend..because that the only time I can visit the wet market to get the fresh grated coconut.
This is the family favourite . I have some glutinous rice cake from the last CNY. Every year , I will keep at least two glutinous rice cakes, nicely cut into slices and store in air tight container in the fridge. It can lasts for at least 2 -3 years :p but normally before the years expire, it would have been consumed within the year :)
Sticky Coconut Glutinous Rice Cake Balls
( Printable Recipe )
1 glutinous rice cake - cut into slices
1.5 cups fresh grated young coconut
1/2 tsp sea salt
Grease a plate with olive oil and place the glutinous rice cake slices on the it and steam for 1/2 hour till the they becomes soft and maleable. Take it out and using a greased teaspoons scoop into small round balls and roll them on the fresh grated coconut. Serve as an afternoon tea snack with a cup of hot green tea .
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