Sesame Balls Recipe

Sesame Balls Recipe

Ingredients :

Pastry

300 g

60  g

1/2 cup

1/2 cup

250 g

 

Filling

125 g

30 g

1/2 teaspoon

4

60 g

1 tablespoon

 

Seasoning

1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

1 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

 

Potatoes

Sugar

Sesame seeds

Water

Glutinous rice flour

 

 

Lean pork

Dried shrimps

Mashed shallots

Chinese mushrooms (cooked)

Water chestnuts

Chopped chives

 

 

Wine

Sugar

Oyster sauce

Cornflour and water mixture

Water

Five-spice powder

Sesame oil

Method :

 

Pastry -

  • Clean and boil the potatoes until soft.

  • Peel and mash into a pulp.

  • Bring the water to the boil in a small saucepan and dissolve the sugar.

  • Sift the glutinous rice flour on to a table and make a well in the center.

  • Pour in the syrup, gradually draw in the flour and mix well.

  • Then add the mashed potatoes and knead into a soft dough.

  • Cover with a towel and leave for later use.

Filling -

  • Dice the pork and marinate with 1 teaspoon light soy, 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon wine for 10 minutes. Parboil and drain.

  • Dice the cooked Chinese mushrooms. Soak and dice the dried shrimps.

  • Peel and dice the water chestnuts.

  • Heat the 1 tablespoon oil in a wok and sauté the shallots.

  • Stir-fried the dried shrimps and all the other ingredients.

  • Sizzle in the wine and season to taste.

  • Thicken the sauce with the cornflour and water mixture.

  • Dish and leave to cool.

To complete  -

  • Roll the dough into a cylinder and divide into 32 equal portions.

  • Press each into a flat round.

  • Place 1 teaspoon of filing on each round, then draw in the edges to seal up and shape into a ball.

  • Coat with the sesame seeds and deep-fry until golden brown.

  • Remove and drain.

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