Saturday, July 11, 2015

Kueh Momo Sarawak

18.12.2014 - Make yummy Kueh Momo recipe adapted from Sunflower food galore.  I make twice on the same time. My first batch made about 39pcs and 2nd batch slightly smaller about 42pcs.  I really have no regret making so much, these little snow balls really so delicious, it simply melts in your mouth.



Ingredients:
250g plain flour or all purpose flour
40g icing sugar (if you like a sweeter taste, add up to 75g icing sugar)
75g full cream milk powder*
150g ghee (clarified butter)
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg yolk

about 1/2 cup sifted icing sugar (confectioner sugar)

*Full cream milk powder is not common in UK. It is available in some big supermarkets like Sainos at the Asian products shelf, or in most Asian, Chinese or Middle Eastern grocery stores. If you prefer not to use or cannot find full cream milk powder, can sub with skimmed milk powder granules. Granules need to ground to powder using a coffee grinder or mini blender.

Method:
Add flour to wok or frying pan. Dry fry at medium low heat for about 5 - 6 minutes. Keep stirring the flour to avoid burning till flour becomes very hot and smells lightly nutty. Remove from heat and leave to cool.

Ground salt with 1 tsp of the dry roasted flour using pestle and mortar to a fine powder. Add this to flour.

Add milk powder and icing sugar.

Mix dry ingredients together then sieve, break up any large lumps with fingers, remove any remaining gritty grains.

Melt ghee in microwave for about 20 - 30 sec. Beat in the egg yolk.

Pour ghee and yolk mixture into the dry mixture. Mix with a folk or spoon then finish by rubbing with fingers till dough is evenly mixed.

The dough is crumbly but should form a lump when squeeze together.

Take a handful of dough, squeeze with hand to form a lump then break it up into smaller pieces.

Squeeze each small piece again into a rough lump. Continue forming these little lumps.

Lightly roll each lump between palms into a ball without pressure or it will crumble. Size of the momo balls is up to you. I like them quite small about 1.5 - 2cm diameter.

Place balls on baking tray (pan) lined with parchment paper, arrange balls with some space for expansion.

Preheat oven to 160deg C. Put the tray of cookies in the oven, lower heat to 140 deg C fan oven (or 150 deg non fan oven), bake for about 12 - 15 minutes till light golden. Momo balls will expand slightly after baking.

Leave to cool for few minutes till cool enough to pick up by fingers. Then coat generously with icing powder. They are very fragile, be gentle and don't crowd the bowl.

These kuih momo will keep fresh for couple of weeks in airtight container.







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