Every 1st and 15th day of Lunar calender my mom will offer huat kuih and fruits to our ancestor and god on the prayer alter.These days my mom make her own huat kuih instead of buying from market.As promised ,I brought few Wilton's food coloring for my mom to make her huat kuih.Since I'm free and idling,I offered to help my mom making huat kuih by scooping and steaming.That is all I can help since my mom prepare all the huat kuih ingredients early in morning.Did you see the different between the pink and orange color huat kuih? Well,the different is the pink color was made by your truly yours and the orange color huat kuih made by my mom.Of course,the orange color huat kuih look pretty and huge compared with the pink color huat kuih.
200 gm cold cooked rice(overnight cooked rice)
1 piece tapai ragi
2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp water
300 gm sugar,mixed with 4 cups (32 oz) water,boiled to dissolve sugar syrup,cooled
600 gm rice flour
2 tsp ENO( fruit salt)
2 tsp double action baking powder
1:Combine (A) in a clean glass container and cover with clean cloth.Keep aside and leave to ferment for 48 hours/2 days.
2:Pour fermented ingredients (A) into a blender,add 1/2 amount of sugar syrup and blend until smooth.Mix in rice flour and the remaining 1/2 amount of sugar syrup into the mixture.
3:Strain into a clean container,cover with clean cloth and leave to ferment for another 8-9 hours.
4:Add (C) except coloring if you intend to make more than one color into a mixing bowl,add fermented rice flour mixture and stir well.Then use different bowl to mix each coloring before pour into mould for steaming.
5:Pour mixture into small cups and moulds until full.Steam at high heat for about 15-20 minutes or until cooked.
6:Remove cups and leave it cool before serve.