Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Steamed Tapioca Kueh


this is one type of kuih that i used to make but have not made this since i started blogging and almost forgotten how should the batter consistency like cos this is more like a home recipe. When we make a kuih like this or most of the kuihs, we want to make sure that it's not too soft. Neither do we want it to be tough so while half way mixing in the ingredients, i called up a relative of mine, checked with her regarding the batter again. It should be wet but not watery otherwise i think there could be some difficulty getting it cooked or probably too soft. There isnt any flour being used here just mix in all the ingredients in a bowl and put to steam, simple as that. You can use the white flesh tapioca if you are unable to get the yellow flesh ones, just that i think the yellow ones look more attractive. Do not miss the grated coconut, the kuih tastes more delicious with them.



Ingredients ( made this in a 7" round cake tin )
460gm tapioca, grated and squeeze out excess water
110gm sugar
170ml water
60ml thick coconut milk/santan

For rolling/ topping
1/2 of a young coconut, grated
1/8 tsp of salt
 (mix the grated coconut and salt together and steam for about 10minutes. Set aside.)

Method:
1. Put the tapioca, sugar , water and santan in a big bowl , stir them and mix till well combined. Pour the batter into a baking tin and steam for 45 mins. Let cool down in tin , cut into pieces and serve with grated coocnut.

I am submitting this post to the Aspiring Bakers #12- Traditional Kueh ( October 2011) hosted by Small Small Baker

54 comments:

  1. Wooah Lena, your tapioca cakes looks fantastic...!!!

    E grated coconut is freshly grated?

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  2. Huh, I was 'dreaming' about this yesterday! Thanks for making my 'dreams' come true :) How I wish it wasn't only electronically! Drooling!

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  3. Totally agree that these kuehs has to be eaten with the grated coconut. I feel that I can "smell" the coconut fragrance from reading your post.

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  4. I also like steamed version of tapioca kuih, pan fry it if has leftover, also good!

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  5. I just bought a pack of this for breakfast! so coincidence yours look so vibrantly bright and must be really yummy!

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  6. I love this! Hmm...who took the balance home eh? Too bad I didn't get to taste the yam one :) Miss you lots!!

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  7. I love this kuih! Got anymore? I'm coming over! Yum!

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  8. I personally like kuih with tapioca. Your steamed tapioca kuih simple n yet delicious! Recipe taken. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Love this too!!! Got to admit that I have bookmarked quite a lot of recipes recently, hehe. U guys are TERRIFIC!! Love u all.

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  10. This is my other half's favourite. Normally will just buy 2 pieces for him. Yours look so sedap....very appealing colour.

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  11. So, the outcome was the perfect one?
    I guess so, cos it looks so good ;)

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  12. It looks yummy!Well done,dear!xxx

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  13. Wow, yum yum my favorite too. Yours look extremely delicious and nice color too.

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  14. That colour is so vibrant. Nice!

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  15. I agree with u, your yellow colour really made this kueh look very attractive & tempting whoever see this to try it. Yummy!

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  16. This kueh was my childhood's snack. My mom used to make this during weekend when i was a little girl.I really missed the taste!

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  17. I shouldn't have dropped by at this hour. I'm feeling hungry by just looking at the kueh. Virtually smelt and ate it already :)

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  18. I like the yellow hue! but can't seem find any yellow tapioca over here :(

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  19. Lena, the colour looks so beautiful! Like sunshine. I bet it tastes great too.
    Hope you're haivng a great week ahead.
    Kristy

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  20. love the bright yellow of the tapioca kueh, with the grated coconut, is yummy!!

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  21. Can't help but fall in love with the bright yellow kueh that you have presented. :)

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  22. whoah no flour? this is such a simple recipe, love it! bookmarked! :)

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  23. Really long time didn't come across this kuih liao....delicious!

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  24. I have always baked tapioca kuih and never thought of steaming it! Yours looks wonderfully bright! I must try to find this yellow tapioca!

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  25. Lena, I never had anything like this...I love tapioca, therefore I know I will like this treat, especially with coconut.
    Beautiful presentation as always.
    Hope you are having a great week :-)

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  26. Hi Lena, a lot of bloggers post their baking skills on their blogs, but its a pity their photography not as good as their baking skills.

    Whereas, not only you make to die for cakes, but your very artistic photographs can torment or torture us....
    Love these kueh.
    Mind I copy the 1st pic.....?
    You sure make great kuehs, Lena....
    These can end a bachelor's freedom, ha ha ha.
    Have a nice day.
    Lee.

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  27. Lena, this is one of the kuih I get all the time from my neighbors. Her is very tasty and I am sure yours too. I love this with lots of freshly grated coconut.

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  28. Your kueh looks not only golden but natural and nice, sadly in my place, it is only easy to find the tapioca in powder form than fresh.

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  29. wow Those Kueh look so pretty and inviting!

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  30. Gorgeous Lena! I can just imagine how good it must taste. Once again this is a new dessert for me. Unfortunately, I don't think I will ever get a chance to sample it in person. Darn!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  31. thank you everybody!!

    @mimibakery house: yes, those are freshly grated coconut from the market.

    @barb: Jane took it back. Miss you too, hope you're feeling much better now!

    @bellygood cooking: oh, i have to thank you and thank everyone for sharing with me too.

    @wendy: almost..thanks!

    @peng: sometimes i guess you got to ask the seller, they will cut a portion out to determinw whether it's yellow or white.

    @quizzine: hi, nice to have you dropping by, would be dropping by your blog soon. Thanks!

    @lee: you are always so nice with your comments, there are a lot lot more bloggers out there who post amazing food photos, you just got to chk it out. Copy, ok, owe me 1 nescafe.

    @maureen: oh really, ours here is very common, it's available thruout the year.

    @louise: yeah, i think most westerners havent seen this type of kuih..probably not even in chinatown.

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  32. I love when you make things like this that I have never seen or heard of before. It broadens my culinary horizon! THis looks fantastic

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  33. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesOctober 12, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    Looks so inviting...

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  34. hi lena, this dessert looks so sweet- agree that yellow is a nicer color.
    first time i know about this, must try out. bookmarked with thanks

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  35. wow. u make it sound so easy!!!!! It really tempt me into thinking of making more kuehs!

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  36. At first I thought you make pumpkin kueh. Do you know how to make pumpkin kueh? This tapioca kueh sure very nice.

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  37. Really nice golden hue. Thanks for sharing Lena. 

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  38. thank you!

    @sheoh yan: i have a recipe on that..would like to try that out soon!

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  39. i love this kueh..i know what you mean in getting the right liquid consistency so that it's not to soft or too hard. certainly calls for a few trials until you get the correct measurement..they look delicious.

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  40. another fave of mine!
    gonna make this too if time permits for this month AB event :)
    yum yum....

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  41. maybe the most delicious stuff I've ever seen in my whole life!

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  42. Hi, do you think this kueh can make one day in advance?
    Thank you for sharing.

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  43. good morning soh, yeah, you can make this one day in advance. i think it's better to make it during the night before so that you dont have to put in the fridge overnight..afterall it will still take couple of hours to cool down to cut it. You know, the texture of the kuihs wont be as good after putting in the fridge. The shredded coconut can be applied only upon serving.

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  44. Thank you for your reply. ok will do, am I right to say the kueh no need to put in the fridge as long as I don't applied the shredded coconut? I have a gathering next 2 weeks.

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  45. Sorry one more question, for steaming is it boiling water? steam under big fire or small fire?
    Thanks

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  46. hi soh, no, if you leave the kuih for too long at room temperature, i'm afraid that the taste will get slightly off due to the contents of coconut milk in the kueh. If you plan to serve this in the afternoon, then you can make the kueh in the morning but remember you hv to give them a couple of hours to cool down before you can actually cut the kueh. If you hv limited time, yeah..you can make this one day ahead, put in the fridge after it has cooled down and then resteam it the next day. Yes, steaming is boiling water..steam on high heat. I steamed using a wok and half way thru the steaming, i wiped the inside of the wok cover so that there wont be too much water drips onto the kueh..otherwise you can use a very big cloth to wrap the wok cover to prevent the water from dripping onto the kueh. The coconut toppings you can just do it last minute.

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  47. Hi Lena, am I right to buy 460g ready GRATED Tapioca?
    thank you

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  48. hi soh, there's no grated tapioca available . You have to buy the fresh tapioca chunks, you can get from market or tesco, they have it. Then you cut off the skin and use a grater to grate the flesh. After grating, wash and squeeze out the excess water. When i did this, i just happened to get one or 2 medium size chunks of tapioca.. you can probably look for the gross weight of tapioca around 700-800gms.

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  49. good morning Lena, I am from S'pore, there is ready grated tapioca available at my market.
    Thank you will try out this recipe.
    Nice day.

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  50. Hi lena, finally I made this kuih, and it turn out so delicious and the texture is just right.
    My family member love it!
    I place a plactic sheet in the pan before I pour the batter, and it stick on it after steamed, is it correct? or must I apply some oil than pour the batter?
    Thank you so much for your sharing & recipe.

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  51. good morning soh, thanks for letting me know,very glad to hear that! I never placed any plastic sheet, i just pour the batter straight into the pan, sometimes i oil sometimes i never oil :)

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  52. Hi! I tried to steam the tapioca this morning but it turns up to be hard. My ingredients consists of 1.5 kg of grated tapioca,150 g of sugar, 4 tbsp of corn starch, 250 ml of coconut milk,pinch of salt and 1 packet of fresh grated coconut. Steaming time is about an hour. Any advice as to how it goes wrong? Thank you.

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  53. hi anonymous, i see that your recipe is different from mine and i never used cornstarch. It could be the corn starch that makes it hard. Maybe next time you make them, you can try adjusting the volume of coconut milk without the use of cornstarch, just dont make the batter too watery,it should be quite thick to cover up all the tapioca.

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