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Author Notes: Delicious Chinese sweet dumplings, filled with a tasty mix of sesame and ginger. Traditionally for lantern festival but good to enjoy any time. —carolinescooking
- 3/4 cup glutinous rice flour
- 6 tablespoons water (for dough)
- 4 tablespoons crushed sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons crystalized ginger, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons water (for filling)
- Mix the flour and water for the dough to make a smooth dough.
- Chop the ginger as small as possible and mix with the sesame, sugar and water for filling to form a paste.
- Divide the dough into eight equal pieces and flatten each one out into a circle around 2in/5cm across.
- Put a rounded teaspoon of the sesame paste in the middle of each piece of dough and press the paste together to hold tight.
- Carefully bring up the sides of the dough to join together round the filling. Once all joined, gently roll in floured hands to form a ball. Do this with all of the pieces of dough before cooking any.
- When ready to cook, bring a pan of water to the boil and add the balls of dough. Cook for a couple of minutes until they rise to the top then remove and serve, dusted with ground peanuts/almonds if you prefer.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Sesame