The festive food is also a reminder that we are now a year older and should behave better in the coming year.
Ingredients for Soup
A handful of glutinous rice
Ingredients for Glutinous rice balls
500gm Glutinous rice flour
Ingredients for Peanut filling
Roasted peanuts (shelled)
Orange or white sugar
Roasted sesame seeds
How to make the soup
Wash the peanuts and glutinous rice, put them in a pot, fill with water and bring to boil
Lower heat to low and let it simmer for at least 2-3hours till peanut is soft and rice broken.
How to make Peanut filling
Put peanuts & sugar in a blender, blend till fine
Add in roasted sesame seeds
Add in melted butter and mix well
Mixture should be like course peanut butter, easy to handle and not liquified
How to make Rice balls
Seperate flour into 3 or 4 portions, depending on how many colours u want to make
Prepare 3-4 cups of water with different colouring
Add water to flour a little at a time
Knead till the colour blends in
Dough should be easy to handle without breaking, if it breaks just add more water. If it is too wet add more flour
U can make little ones without filling, just roll them into desired size and set aside in a plate that you have floured
For the ones with fillings, take a bigger piece of dough, roll up into a ball, make a hole with ur thumb and add peanut stuffing inside, not too much as too much it will crack. Then roll it back into a ball again
Set balls aside and let it dry for awhile.
Hit a big pot of water, add the rice balls in when it's boiling.
The rice balls will sink to the bottom of the pot
When it's cooked, the balls will float. Let them float for 1minute.
Scoop out the cooked balls and put them in a bowl of tap water.
Serve rice ball with Peanut soup.