Sunday, August 05, 2007

Water Chestnut Cake

Streamed Water Chestnut Cake is one of the Dim Sum dish. I tried making some, however the colour and the taste is not to my desired result. Therefore, I added green tea powder rather than food colouring or essence to it. For this recipe, the amount of water chestnut used is plenty.

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 35 mins

Ingredients (makes 12 pieces)
° 125g water chestnut flour
° 10-15 water chestnuts, peeled, chopped and slightly mashed
° 100g rock sugar, or to taste
° 500ml water
° 2 teaspoons green tea powder

1. Combine the water chestnut flour and green tea powder. Add in 250ml of water, mix well and set aside.
2. Place the water chestnuts, rock sugar and water in a pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes and lower the heat.
3. Gradually stir in the water chestnuts flour mixture and keep on stirring. When it become a little bit thicken and starchy, turn off the heat. Continue stirring in the rest of the mixture and mix well. Alternatively, off the heat prior to stirring in, if desired.
4. Grease a heat-proof ware, pour in the mixture and stream for 25-30 minutes. Set aside to cool, cut into 12 portions and serve.


gina said...

The color may be affected by the kind of rock sugar you use. To get more of a golden hue I use equal parts or rock sugar and brown sugar slabs(available in asian markets also. They look like thin bricks. This should also give you a more robust flavor too. Hope this helps!

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Gina, Thanks for the tip :) cheers :)

Nick said...

where can i get water chestnut flour?

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Nick

Not all supermarkets carry stock. Try the Hyper mart or 'bigger' supermarket. I got it from Fairprice, but not all stores had it.

Cheers :)

Anonymous said...

which fairprice that you went that sell chestnut flour ?

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

I got it from Woodlands Civic Centre NTUC :)

Cheers :)

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