Monday, June 25, 2007

CLEAR TAPIOCA CAKE(bánh bột lọc trần)

Similar to the Steamed clear tapioca cake in banana leaf recipe, this cake use boiling method which takes longer time but less ingredients required.If you don't have banana leaf,go for this recipe.The cake using this method taste a little more chewy but less fragrant than the one in banana leaf.Anyway,it's fun to try.
+For the cover:
1/ -One pack of Clear Roll cake powder ( make a great chewy texture)

- 1 cup of boiling water + 2tbsp oil
If it's not available then go for the tapioca starch
2/-1 pack (400g) of tapioca flour
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-1 tsp salt
-3 tbsp corn starch
-1tbsp rice flour
- 1 cup boiling water( approx) mixed with 1 tbsp oil

+ For the filling:
- 300gr shrimp-chopped
- 100 ground pork
- fish sauce, pepper, sugar, salt
- chopped garlic

+For the topping:
-1 bunch scallions, chopped
-6tbsp oil
- pinch of salt

+For the filling:
- marinate shrimp and pork seperately with fish sauce,pepper,sugar and salt( adjust to suit your taste) for 15-30mins
- Fry shrimp and pork seperately with some chopped garlic in medium heat until well cooked
- Extract the exceed water,leave to cool

+For the topping
- heat the oil
-put in chopped scallions and salt at the same time
- remove the pan from heat,stir the onion constantlyImage and video hosting by TinyPic

+For the cover:
- mix all ingredients together
- Gradually pour in boiling water,don't worry if the flour turns out clear immediately,mix constantly while pouring in the water
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- Use hand to knead the mixture until it form a soft smooth doughImage and video hosting by TinyPic
- Take a small portion from the dough, place onto the floured surface,Image and video hosting by TinyPic
- using the rolling pin and roll flat,about 1-2mm thick
- Use the 3" (or smaller) cookie cutter and pressed onto the flat dough,take out the circle.Keep repeating the step for the rest of the dough,make 50.Image Hosted by
-If the dough is too dry,add in some drops of water and knead well
- Place some shrimp and ground pork in the center
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- Seal the edge.
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- In the large pot, boil the water, put in the cake and boil for 5-10 mins until the cake turn clear
- Rinse over the cold water
- Place the cake onto the greased pan, topping with chopped scallionsImage and video hosting by TinyPic

SERVING: serve warm, with fish sauce and pickled,serve as appetizer or snack.


Jane said...

Wow great recipe, instructions and photos! I love Hue food. I will try this soon but may try to use Thit Ba Roi instead of ground pork (it will probably take longer though). I've also tried your Banh Da Lon and Banh Khoai Mi Nuong -- both turned out wonderful. Keep up the good work, you've got a great blog with great recipes :)

♥ESTEE♥ said...

Yes,Traditional recipe call for Thit Ba Roi but my family doesn't like the fat so I substitute it for the ground pork =) It's good to hear that and thanks for your encouragement.