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
30gm vegetable oil
180gm cake flour
20gm rice flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
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.