Chewy Peanut Balls is another easy, popular Malaysian dessert for you to try. It is called ‘chien dui’ in Malaysia. It is also a very popular Chinese dessert. If you like peanuts, you would like this dessert. It is very easy to make and great for any occasion. The recipe here:
200g glutinous flour (mochi flour)
40g wheat starch (tangmin flour)
1/4t baking powder
30g castor sugar
Sieve glutinous flour, wheat starch and baking powder into a big mixing bowl. Add in the sugar, oil and water and mix well into a dough. Let it rest for 30 minutes. Wheat starch is not wheat flour. You can get it from oriental supermarket. It gives the peanut balls a chewy bite to it. Replace it with glutinous flour if you can’t find it but it will taste slightly different.
200g peanuts (roast and finely chopped)
100g castor sugar
some peanut butter
Roast the peanuts in the oven and then process it in the processor. It takes about 10 minutes to roast the peanuts in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius. Add in the butter and some peanut butter to bind the filling together.
Divide the dough into16 pieces. Flatten each piece, add in some fillings, roll it into a ball and then roll it in sesame seeds. When all is done, deep fry it using medium fire. Turn the peanut balls every now and then to make sure they are evenly browned and cooked. Remove and let it cool down first before eating as the filling is very hot. Enjoy your chewy peanut balls with a cup of tea….it’s fantastic.
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