Thursday 25 May 2006

Steam Tapioca Kueh

Tapioca prepared from the tuberous root of the cassava plant. Tapioca is commonly used in making Indonesian Kueh. Cassava was introduced into Indonesia during the Dutch reign. Cassava was the main foodstuff of Moluccans and Irians in Western Indonesia Islands. They ate steamed or boiled cassava roots.

This is one of the Nyonya Kueh delight call Steamed Ubi Kayu which mean Steamed Tapioca Kueh. The Tapioca is blended then mixed with sugar and desire colouring and steam until cooked.

1kg Blended Tapioca
250g Sugar
Pinch Of Salt
A few Drops of Different Food Colouring Each
250g Fresh Grated White Coconut
2 Pandan Leaves

1. Steam grated white coconut with salt and pandan leavs over low heat for about 5 minutes, then set aside to cool.
2. Peel the skin of tapioca, wash and cut into small pieces, blend them in a few batches with some water in a blender until smooth.
3. Squeeze the liquid from the blended tapioca under the running tap for a few times.
4. Mix the tapioca with sugar and a pinch of salt.
5. Divide the mixture into 4 portions.
6. Add one food colouring to each portion, place in a microwave plastic container and steam over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes.
7. Remove from heat, cool completely, and roll it in desire shapes and coat in grated coconut and serve. Posted by Picasa

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