{Recipe} Black Sesame Dumpling (Tang Yuan) – 芝麻湯圓!

Reposted from Andre’s The Home Baker

2 tbsp black sesame powder
1 tbsp black sugar*
2 tsp natural peanut butter, such as this
1 tsp vegetable oil, to smoothen
50g glutinous rice flour
1/4 tsp wheat starch
5 tbsp water

To serve:
Cane sugar


  1. To make black sesame filling: In a bowl, combine black sesame powder, black sugar, peanut butter and vegetable, mix well until smooth.
  2. Divide equal parts and roll into balls. Cover with cling film and set aside.
  3. To make the glutinous rice dough: In a large bowl, mix glutinous rice flour, wheat starch and water. Keep kneading until the dough comes together into a small ball. Shape into a log.
  4. Take 1 heaping portion of the dough, flatten and wrap around 1 teaspoon sesame filling. Seal the edge and shape the balls gently.
  5. Bring a pot of water to boil and add cane sugar. When it melts and water comes to boil again, add the rice dumplings and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until they float to the surface.
  6. Serve hot.

*Adjust the sugar accordingly to see how sweet you want the filling to be. I used 2:1 ratio.


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