Monday, October 29, 2007

Angku Kueh

I made some angku kueh to bring it to a small gathering with some friends. Normally the colour of angku kueh is yellow, green or red but I made mine purple because I used the purple sweet potatoes. Just look at the vibrant purple colour and I didn't add any coloring to it. Unfortunately I didn't have angku mould so I just made it round.

Ingredients for filling :
(adapted from Kuali.com)

200 grms of mung bean - soak overnight, drained and steamed until soft
2 tbsp of oil
180 grm sugar

Ingredients for the skin :

250 grm of glutinous rice flour
120 ml hot water
1 tbsp of sugar
120 grm of sweet potatoes - steamed and mashed
a few drop of colouring- either red, green or yellow (optional)

Banana leaves - cut into rounds

1) For the filling, put mung bean and oil into blender and blend until fine while is still hot. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Cool and divide into small round balls.

2) For the skin, mix all the ingredients into a soft dough. If dough is too dry add in some warm water and mix till it form into a dough. Divide into small rounds.

3) Flatten the dough and wrap the filling and place onto greased banana leaves.

4) Steam for 8 min or until cooked.

5) Remove and brush with some oil while it is still hot.

Note : If you have angku mould, do step 3 and dust the mould with glutinous rice flour and press the dough to the mould. Knock to release and place it on a banana leaves and steam.

22 comments:

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, how is angku mold look like and what is the mold made off?

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
Your purpleku looks so delicious... Wah, bertuah your friends dapat rasa your purpleku... HEHEHE. Sorry lah Gert.. Pandai2 Cath kasi nama purpleku... Sound funny aje, kan...

I Cook4Fun said...

Zue, the mould is usually made of wood but now is hard to find that. Now is usually made of plastic. I e.mail a pix of the mould.

Cat, betul jugak yeah. Can't call it angku because is not 'ang' have to change to name to purpleku :) :)Pandailah you.

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
Forgot to tell you - YOU'VE WON!!!!
Congrats.. Your mystery gift will be mailed to you soon ya...

Jun :) said...

woooo...sooo purple. cantik la Gert. i neva eat angkoo b4..

Ms eNVy said...

Whoa!! .. Nice Gert, my eldest LOVE angku kueh with PASSION! .. but she likes hers with the peanut and sugar filling .. when we were home last time tht's the only thing she'll have for breakfast .. everyday for 14 days! I don't know .. I'd like to try to make them ... but me and steamer are not the best of friends :(

beachlover said...

Gert
wow!! your angku or put-tohku look good even don't have mold.I bought japanese s/potato too,now I can make from your recipe.Thank for sharing:)

I Cook4Fun said...

Cat, I WON!!! YEAH :) :)

Jun, kueh ni mostly cina yang suka. You should try one and see if you likes it.

Envy, senang buat. Tak susah. What happen between you and and your steamer?

Beachlover, hope to see pix at your blog soon :)

aiyah nonya said...

Purple in colour but they still look delicious.

Retno Prihadana said...

Great purple with natural colour. I like it!

Sue Sue said...

first time I see angku in purple. Cool ...

Big Boys Oven said...

Oh I really like the purplish color, so striking compare those in red.

Lil' Ms Pinky said...

Gert, save some for me ya....

I Cook4Fun said...

Nonya & Retno, I too like the purple color.

Sue, me too. I didn't expect it to turn out this purple.

BBO, is all natural. No artificial coloring :)

Pinky, I will save some for you but don't know if it will still be good or not :) :)

Rita Ho said...

Another favourite of mine but looks like a lot of work and not easy for my hopeless chef fingers to make. I really wish I am back home now. Pasar malam sells them 3 for RM1 and I always buy a dozen, every trip.

Thanks for the drool, Gert. :)

I Cook4Fun said...

Rita, actually is not that difficult to make at all.

The Cooking Ninja said...

wow! your angku kueh look so good. I love the colour ! :) I got to try it out soon but first I need to find friends who can appreciate them. hehehe

Anonymous said...

Gert,
These angku (purple-ku) kuih are sooo good. I am enjoying them. Wished I had been greedy and kept more. Thanks.

SC

Ms eNVy said...

Gert: my steamer & I ? .. don't like each other .. actually I need to get a bigger steamer right now steamer too small .. cannot fit too many things in it :(

I Cook4Fun said...

Ninja, your husband don't eat angku?

SC, thanks for the delicious Prawn Mee. yeah, you should have kept the rest of the angku.

Envy, I too bought myself a huge steam..sampai dua tingkat :)Can steam everything at one go :)

lilyng said...

hi

i love the color, it's so appealing

I Cook4Fun said...

lilyng, thanks for dropping by to my humble blog. I too like the color a lot.