Thursday, January 03, 2008

Steamed Huat Kueh (Fa Gou)

Traditional Huat Kueh! I bought a packet of Red Man Huat Kueh Mix. Instead of using coconut milk or milk and food colouring which was indicated on the packet. I replaced with unsweetened soy milk and green tea powder or black sesame powder. You may use paper cup or plastic cup for the steaming but I think to be more environmentally-friendly, little teacups would be better. Alternatively, make huat kueh by using 250g of self-raising flour, 200g of black sugar and 250g of coconut milk. I have yet to test out using wheat flour and soy milk and self-raising flour with soy milk. Remember, always bring the water in the streamer to a boil before steaming for a more satisfactory result.

Ingredients of Red Man Huat Kueh Mix: Wheat Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Vanillin.

Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 30 mins

Ingredients (makes 10-12 pieces)
° 500g huat kueh mix
° 300ml unsweetened soy milk
° 2-4 teaspoons green tea powder or black sesame powder, or to taste

Method
1. Combine all the ingredients in bowl. Mix well to form a batter.
2. Grease the teacups and pour in the huat kueh batter.
3. Bring the water in the steamer to a boil. Place the teacups in and steam for 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the cup.
4. Serve with brown sugar and grated coconut.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

getting jealous of vegetarians...so many ingredients available in the market! :p so does the huat kueh tasted like those sell?? SF

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Mine, is green tea flavour and sesame seed flavour :p The Pasar Malam don't have.

Back to the question, yes, if using coconut milk and a little bit more vanilla essense.

The other one that i tried (not the mix) using self-raising flour plus black sugar, taste like those fa gou used for prayer.

Just curious, you can get glutinous rice ball at your side? I saw the recipe in your blog with glutinous rice.

Anonymous said...

yeah!! luckily glutinous rice balls (frozen) is available...else i hv to hand-made them...

suddenly rmb...huat kueh don eat with oranged-sugar & coconut...is the other type of kueh ~ 'wan gou kueh' and it also comes in many colours..

anyway! nice try...SF

mustardseed said...

AHH!! CRYSTAL YOU JUST GAVE ME THE RECIPE I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR!! I MISS THAT CUPCAKE THINGY SOSO MUCH!!

It contains egg traditionally, but now it's veganized! And GREEN My fav.

Where can I get the mix?

Oh teach me how to use the self raising flour thing.

Can I make plain vanilla flavoured?

Sorry for the questions I love that cupcake! CHINESE gigantic cupcake.

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi SF

You know, i get confused by all these names :p Thanks for telling me.

Cheers

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Mel,

:) Along, i thought you were referring to another type of cake - the Ma La Gou, that is part of the Dim Sum. BreadTalk sell them (steamed cake) in Mocha, Mango, Macha Flavour, but i think contain egg.

Ooh, i get you now. The mix, you can get them at Phoon Huat - http://www.phoonhuat.com/sto_loc.htm

There is one brand at the supermarket contains egg, the Phoon Huat doesn't. Vegan, ok :)

Yes, you can. I added additional stuff - green tea powder. Just use the mix, you may want to add a bit more vanilla (additional), if desired. For first time trying, test out on smaller portion, 500g flour and 300ml liquid can be easily divided by 4. :)

Check this out, another blog that used red man huat kueh mix : http://belachan2.blogspot.com/2007/02/steamed-huat-kuih.html

The self-raising flour thing, check this out at http://fenyingrecipe.blogspot.com/2006/11/1.html

Scroll a bit down, there is a English Version. I used 250g coconut milk from supermarket instead of squeezing it. If you don't like the black sugar, you can use gula melaka.

Happy trying :)

Cheers

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