Monday, January 16, 2012

Sweet Potatoes Muffins or Huat Koh


If anyone looking for a kind of huat koh (发糕) lookalike but doesnt taste like huat koh, then maybe you would like to try this. It's a nice recipe, original recipe uses pumpkin but i replaced it with sweet potatoes. Now the best thing about this recipe is not that it blossoms and rises so well, it is the smiling cracks that greet you upon opening the lid of the steamer. Dont you like it when you see those cakes smiling back at you? You need not make a cut across the dough to get the crack and it's good to eat too. Sweet and not like some traditional huat kohs, where some tasted quite yeasty. Try it.

if you 're making this for cny, do not use the white cupcake liners like mine..colourful ones preferably! 

Recipe ( adapted from Wendy, original source from Aunty Yochana  with slight changes )
125gm steamed orange sweet potatoes flesh
1 egg

120gm sugar
120gm milk
30gm vegetable oil
180gm cake flour
20gm rice flour
1.5 tsp baking powder

Method:
1. Prepare your steamer and bring water to a boil.
2. Blend steamed sweet potatoes, egg, sugar, milk and vegetable oil till it becomes a smooth paste.
3.Sift cake flour, rice flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
4.Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour the blended ingredients into the well. Mix until well combined.
5.Spoon into lined steaming cups or cupcake liners and steam on high heat for 15 minutes.

36 comments:

  1. Lena, I did sweet potatoes ball on last Friday. I didn't success in making it, all ended in the rubbish bin. Sigh! I am really good for nothing.

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  2. Hi Lean, wow... your huat kueh looks so nice, love the smiling crack. Have a nice day.

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  3. Cantik! And A smile is the best way to start my day.

    thanks for giving me so many smiles.

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  4. Your huat koh is very perfectly "huat". I think that the white cupcake liners look ok. If you want a more auspicious look, you can add a red dot on these huat kohs and wrapped them up with some red ribbons :D

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  5. very pretty smiling huat kueh...feel happy when looking at them...
    ohh, i like your white cupcake liner a lot yeah, look like a sack..."满袋黄金"
    i want to find this kind of liner here, but seldom come across ler, hope can find it, hehe...

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  6. We both love sweet potatoes so I bet this is good. Diane

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  7. Huaaatt aarrr! Here's wishing u & family Happy & blessed New Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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  8. Look really Huat Huat Lena! hehehe..ya, sweet potato make the Huat kueh soft and tasty.

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  10. Yes, huat koh is one of them items I need to make these couple days! Thanks for posting this, gonna try it soon. Btw, a little birdie told me u ain't feeling too well, so take good care ok? U need to rest now so can enjoy CNY! Have a good rest ya....

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  11. THough CNY is not here yet, I feel like saying "Huat ah!" ;p

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  12. Hi Lena, I have never eaten this before. You sure one very creative lady coming out with food dishes always different to others.
    I guess if dating you we can talk about food and cooking till the cows come home, huh?
    You have fun.....
    What's next on the menu? Fatt teu cheong? Ha ha.
    Have a nice day, Lena.
    Lee.

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  13. I just failed my fried crabstick the other day (and got my ego bruised, bluekk!)

    This huat koh of yours look yummylicious and seems easy to make :D Good for CNY and pai tee kong (praying to Jade emperor).

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  14. Looks like you will have all the luck coming your way! The huat koh really huat ler!

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  15. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesJanuary 17, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Hi Lena, I can see the sweet and lovely smile ^_^

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  16. no kidding i would love to make this. So many of your recipes seem daunting sometimes because you are just such an awesome cook but this one I can do! LOL! Magnificent job

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  17. OMG Lena these look amazin?delicious? tempting? all these:)

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  18. cool! i am totally bookmarking this!! sounds delicious, esp that sweet potato, whichnot only makes it healthier too, but also a brilliant shade of golden orange! my mum has only tried making normal huat koh before, it's one of her signatures, i'm going to pass this recipe to her too, so she ca give it a go(:

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  19. Lena, these look awesome, love the vibrant color of it, instead of the white ones.
    Have a great week :-)

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  20. Your huat koh looks really wonderful! I can imagine how tasty they must be! The smiling crack is fantastic, you have done it perfectly! Great job, Lena!

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  21. Merhaba, ellerinize sağlık,sevgilerrrrr....

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  22. This year will be a prosperous year for you with these cakes Lena!! Can I have one please?

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  23. Japanese eat a lot of sweet potato dishes and sweets. Your muffins look absolutely delicious. I'm a big sweet potato fan and I already love this recipe!

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  24. Huat koh has risen really high and pretty!

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  25. Nice nice huat kueh...here is me wishing you Happy Dragon Year, may it brings you and family good health, happiness and prosperity . Gong Xi Fa Cai !

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  26. Hi lena, quite sometimes didnt drop by your kitchen.. wah your huat koh, really smiling lah..the last time i made huat kueh, they refused to even buka mulut, macam virgin gitu..heheh.. although i already used high heat..

    Chinese Lunar New Year is just a few days time, would like to wish Gong Xi Fa Cai!! May the new year bring lots of happiness, prosperity and good health to you & family!!..

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  27. Love your sweet potatoes muffins, I love how it opens up like a prosperity cake - fa gao.

    Gong Xi Fa Cai, Lena!

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  28. Whoa, looks very much like a golden pot of gold! haha... the cup looks so full & big. Love it!
    Hope you're going to have a fabulous time, Lena. CNY is just 2 days away. Getting busy busy busy.
    Blessings
    Kristy

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  29. hey! this looks simple enough. i love this but have been restraining myself coz the ones we can buy seems so terribly pink in colour.

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  30. I simply love this simple old fashioned chinese steam cake. I prefer this sweet potatoes version better than the pumpkin ones. These look lovely. Wish I could taste them.

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  31. Hi can I know Wat type of milk should I use ? Thanks

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  32. hi Lena, I tried the recipe, but it doesn't rise nicely... not fluffy. Is it because I din use the rice flour. What is the significance of rice flour versus normal flour ? Also wanted to ask whether vegetable oil is any different from olive oil ?

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    1. hi, from experience a little bit of rice flour tends to make it lighter. You can use olive oil to subsitute vegetable oil but olive oil may alter its taste as you know, some olive oil really taste 'olive'..Try mixing and folding the batter gently when mixing the ingredients, thx.

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