Thursday, January 2, 2014

冬至 Happy Winter Solstice Festival - Tong Yuan

22.12.2013 - Batam. 冬至 Dongzhi/ Winter Solstice Festival is one of the most important festival celebrated by all Chinese around the world.  I would never want to miss this day.  This time i get my 3 years old to help me make Tong Yuen.  I love Tong Yuen with Peanut Butter fillings.  My son loves Peanut Butter too.  So im sure he will love this one.  He is not really helping me in the kitchen, he is making some mess and helping to eat and lick peanut butter while attempting to make ...haaa..but i have so much fun getting him in the kitchen.

( make 21 Tong Yuen )

1 1/2 cup Glutinous Rice Flour
1/2 cup Confectioner's Sugar
1/2 cup water
Peanut Butter

* Mix all in a bow except peanut butter, mix well with a wooden spoon/ spatula.  if is too dry add some water.
* Roll into a big ball cut into 2 evenly, put the other half  with a drop of red coloring. Another half remain white. Roll and cut into a desire shape.  Fill each balls with peanut butter fillings and seal it properly.  Sprinkle generous flour on plate and place Tong Yuen prepare to cook.  Do not place each ball too near to each other or it will stick together.
* In a Soup Pan,  Put a few Tong Yuen into hot water let it cook for a few minutes.  When Tong Yuen are cooked, it will float to the surface and dish up into a bowl of water.  Let it set in the bowl of water while you can prepare the Tong Yuen Syrup.

3 slices of Old Ginger
few Pandan Leafs
Palm Sugar, desire amout to taste

* Bring water to boil and add pandan leaves, gula melaka and ginger. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.  Ready to served with Tong Yuen.

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