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  • Serves


    ; Makes 18
    • Difficulty


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By Yan-Kit So

Published 1992

  • About

This is the symbolic food for the Lantern Festival which concludes the celebration of the Chinese new year festival. But, because it is easy to make, it is also eaten at any time of the year.


  • 170 g (6 oz/ cup) glutinous rice flour (labelled powder)
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  1. Put the glutinous rice flour in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Gradually pour in the water and draw in the flour to make into a dough. Unlike wheat flour, rice flour is not liable to become lumpy. There is no need to knead at all, but the dough should be soft.
  2. Remove the dough from the bowl and halve it. Roll each piece into a sausage and divide each into <