Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Typically, onde-onde is prepared with glutinous rice flour and pandan extract, filled with "gula melaka" and coated with shredded coconut. This modified recipe, however, is using sweet potatoes, glutinous rice flour, and shredded coconut. It is a simpler version of onde-onde :) These sweet potatoes balls taste yummy and many of my Canadian friends love them!

Sweet potatoes
Glutinous rice flour
Shredded coconut

1. Prepare a pot of boiling water. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into cubes (to minimum boiling time coz of smaller sizes).
2. Boil the potato cubes with medium heat for 20-30 minutes till tender.
3. Drain water off and mash the potatoes. Meanwhile, boil a second pot of water.
4. Add sugar (a bit sweeter than what you'd take, coz the next boiling step tends to reduce the sweetness). Pour in glutinous rice flour into the mashed potatoes gradually, to prepare a non-sticky dough.
5. Take a tablespoonful of dough and roll it into a ball-shaped dough. Repeat till dough is used up.
6. Drop them into the boiling water on high heat. Remove them once they appear on the water surface (they're cooked! Aren't they cool?)
7. Cool them for a bit before rolling them on a plateful of shredded coconut.
8. Bon appetit!

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