I love to try smiling steamed cake [huat kuih] recipes and I expect the huat kuihs must 'smile' beautifully. They have to remain soft and moist when cooled.
Sometimes, they smiled but turned tough upon cooling. To me, they aren't good.
This is one of the many attempts which I made and is happy of the outcome. They satisfied the criteria of a good huat kuih cos' they are soft, moist, fluffy, cracked nicely and remains soft when cooled. It tasted good and the sweetness is just nice.
These huat kuihs are good on its own or serve with fresh grated white coconut mixed with a pinch of salt.
Recipe adapted from Fion [Xuanhommama] with modifications. For the original recipe, please check it out at Fion's blog site.
[makes 10 huat kuihs]
60 gm pumpkin puree
200 gm rice flour - sifted with baking powder
3/4 tsp baking powder
1.5 tbsp castor sugar
130 ml milk/water
3/4 tsp Eno salt
- Combine the first 4 ingredients in a big bowl.
- Gradually add in the milk/water and stir with a hand whisk until well combined [free of lumps]. Leave to rest for 15 minutes.
- Bring water to boil in a steamer. Line plastic steaming cups with paper cupcases.
- Add Eno salt to batter and lightly still till well mixed.
- Spoon batter into paper case until the rim and steam over high heat for 15 minutes.
- Remove, serve immediately. These huat kuihs will be soft and moist after reheating.
How not to feel good and happy looking at these smiling steamed cakes?