Keep Smiling Sesame Balls

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Smile And The World Will Smile With You

Smile And The World Will Smile With You

I thought it would be so fun to make a lovely Chinese dessert to share with friends called Keep Smiling Sesame Balls. It is also a reminder of my own daily goal to keep learning and keep smiling to live a happy, fulfilled and meaningful life. That explains my domain name http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com. I hope this recipe will bring cheers to you, whether you are going through happy times or tough times. There’s strength and power in that little curve - YOUR SMILE! Pass it around….SMILE AND THE WORLD WILL SMILE WITH YOU.

My Special Smile For You

My Special Smile For You

Here’s my recipe to share. It is very simple, easy and fun to make. I made double the amount yesterday to share with friends which came out at least 50 pieces.

Ingredients A
300g flour
2t baking powder

Sieve into a big mixing bowl.

Ingredients B
50g water
180g sugar
2T oil
1 egg

whisk eggs, sugar, oil and water

whisk eggs, sugar, oil and water

Beat the eggs and add in the rest of the other ingredients and continue to beat until the sugar dissolves. Add to the flour above and knead to a soft dough.

Ingredients C
sesame seeds

Coat with sesame seeds

Coat with sesame seeds

Cut the dough into small pieces and roll them into balls. Wet the dough with water and roll them in sesame seeds.

Deep fry the sesame balls

Deep fry the sesame balls

Heat up enough oil in a pot and deep fry the sesame balls until golden brown and cracks formed. Remove on to a plate to cool down.

Smiling sesame balls

Smiling sesame balls

Do you like Chinese desserts? Have you eaten this dessert before? How do you like the idea of making something that acts as a reminder to you to do something? Please share, add or comment in the comment box below.

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Quote of the day……

‘Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.’

Albert Schweitzer


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26 Comments

penny aka jeroxie  on October 12th, 2009

I wish I could have some of these lovely balls now. But Im sick and have a bad throat :( They look soooo good.

Divina  on October 12th, 2009

Please make these for me. :) Your daughter is enjoying the sesame balls. This are one of my favorite Chinese desserts. Now, I know how to make it. I want to make gnocchi again. I’ve done it before but I want to do it again with a different method.

Anna  on October 12th, 2009

Oh! Mary I totally agree with you, we should definitely keep smiling. I loved the Goldie Hawn Video (Dumb or smart). And your daughter is really cute. The sesame balls looks delicious.

Mary  on October 12th, 2009

@Penny - Thanks for comment. I’m so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. have you been over-eating or over-cooking?? I hope you get well soon. A BIG hug from me to cheer you up.

@Divina - Come….would be an utter delight to make for you. We can make them together and smile away any unpleasant feeling while making them. It’s fun making them and frying them. My children love them…..eating and playing.

@Anna - Thanks for sharing and compliment. Lovely to know you love the video. I have watched that countless of times. It has never failed to make me laugh.

Cruxie Faye  on October 12th, 2009

That remind me of a local treat back in Singapore. I bet they are really crispy. Does Xian Jian Bing/ Hum Jin Beng ring a bell for you?

Divina  on October 12th, 2009

Now, I miss helping dad in the kitchen.

TasteHongKong  on October 12th, 2009

Thanks for the special smile. You have created the balls with better smile than the ones i usually see (available during the Chinese New Year in our place).

By the way, did i miss your introduction on the sweet lady?

Mary  on October 12th, 2009

@Cruxie Faye - Yes, they are actually very nice. I was surprised at how good there were….so simple ingredients. Tastes very good…crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

@Divina - I’m trying to imagine all the many types of delicious food that your dad cooked. He’s such a good cook. Maybe you should list down all your favourite ones that he cooked.

@TasteHongKong - Hope you are smiling when you see it…hehe. Actually not many of them came out with a sweet smile. This is just my first attempt at making them. I hope there’ll be more smiles when I make it another time.

Oh no, u didn’t miss out on any intro…haha. That’s just my loving, cheeky daughter. My girls enjoyed eating and playing with them.

Tangled Noodle  on October 12th, 2009

I just had one of these yesterday!! I love them, especially when filled with bean paste. The only way I could control myself is knowing that I could only get them during dim sum or when going to an Asian market or bakery. Now, knowing how to make them at home, I may be in trouble . . . !

TasteHongKong  on October 12th, 2009

i guess i was smiling when looking at the first pic.

Jeena  on October 12th, 2009

These are great Mary I bet the sesame balls look so impressive all piled up in a dish yum!

Mary  on October 12th, 2009

@Tangled Noodle - Thanks for sharing. I’m excited to know that these sesame balls can be filled with bean paste. I would love to try that the next time I make them. I hope you make them soon. I can help you to eat…LOL

@TasteHongKong - Keep smiling! Hope you try them out soon. I’ll surely be smiling when I see yours.

@Jeena - Thanks for your compliments. I was in a rush to go out & forgot to take a picture of the whole lot of them. There were plates! I’ll do that next time. Agree with you…it will look so impressive piled high in a dish!

kristy  on October 12th, 2009

My parents & in-laws love eating these! I’ve to learn making this too. It looks so simple & easy.

Mary  on October 12th, 2009

@kristy - They are really simple and easy to make. I think I have more fun making than eating. I was thrilled when I see the sesame balls cracked open when frying. Awww….ur parents and parent-in-laws will love u for that!!

rokh  on October 12th, 2009

this is one my favourite dim sum when i was in hong kong! they do the best there…

Drick  on October 12th, 2009

what a lovely recipe to go with a lovely daughter…..

Mary  on October 12th, 2009

@rokh - ooooo…..HongKong is famous for dimsum. I would really love to go one day and just eat my heart out. I have to admit that these sesame balls are very delicious. My daughters have been asking me to make again.

@Drick - That’s such a sweet compliment! Thanks.

Blackswan  on October 12th, 2009

Your post is fun! I’ve enjoyed reading as much :)

Mary  on October 13th, 2009

@Blackswan - Ooooh….thank you for your comment. You make me happy. I’m smiling here.

Yii Xiao Jun  on October 13th, 2009

I have been wondering what new interesting post I would see from you today. Vow ! What a lovely KeepSmiling sesame ball ! It blows me away ! And I have kept smiling since then ! I like your quote of the day too !

Mary  on October 13th, 2009

@Yii Xiao Jun - Haha….so happy my post can keep you smiling. Hope you remember the quote and hope you try out this recipe soon. Stay happy!

radha  on October 13th, 2009

Lovely smile ~ yes i do love Chinese desserts and will make these soon too ~Thank you & lots of smiles from HK

Mary  on October 13th, 2009

@radha - Thanks for comment. Yeah….passing our smiles around. I can only think it’s so fun staying in Hong Kong…..a food haven…..lots of my favourite food there. Hope u make these smiley sesame balls soon & share with me the smiles.

Cheryl  on November 16th, 2009

Such a great recipe. And easy to make too! Makes me smile when eating it :)

Jo  on November 16th, 2009

Love eating these sesame balls. It’s a great mid afternoon snack. Love the post it’s fantastic.

Mary  on November 16th, 2009

@Cheryl - Wow….you made them! That’s wonderful to know. Besides I’m happy they make you smile…how sweet!

@Jo - Thanks for lovely comment. Glad to know you like them. Keep Cooking….Keep Smiling!

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