How to make it

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  • Method:
  • 1. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix till dough is crumbly.
  • 2. Remove 60g of the dough and divide into 3 portions. Press and flatten each portion and cook it in a pot of boiling water till dough floats to the top.
  • 3. Add the cooked dough to the raw dough and knead till smooth.
  • 4. Divide dough into 8 portions (which is about 28g each). Flatten it into a round disc and wrap in 2 heaped teaspoons of the fillings.
  • 5. Place molded cha guo onto a piece of oiled banana leaf.
  • 6. When all the cha guos are shaped, steam them in a wok with boiling hot water over medium heat for 4 minutes covered. After 4 minutes, remove the wok lid to release steam, then re-cover and steam for another 3 minutes over a medium fire, until the guos are cooked. Remove the guos from the wok and brush them with a little cooked oil to prevent them from sticking together. Serve when cool.
  • Fillings:
  • Coconut Filling:
  • Put 2 tbsp water in a saucepan, add in both sugars. Cook over low heat till sugars dissolved. Add in the grated coconut and cook till a little dry or to your liking.
  • Mung Bean Filling:
  • (more than enough for 16 pieces)
  • Soak dry mung beans in water for about 1.5 hours. Steam the yellow split mung beans until soft (about 20 - 30 minutes). Mash with a the back of a spoon. In a non-stick wok, fry the diced shallot in oil. Leave aside to cool. In a bowl, mix the mashed split peas, salt, fried shallot, oil and enough water to form a soft dough.
  • Peanut Filling:
  • (enough for 10 pieces)
  • Dry fry peanuts in a wok over medium low heat till peanuts are cooked. Remove the outer membrane and let cool. Pound the cool peanuts till fine with coarse bits. Add in sugar and water, mix well to form the filling.
  • Notes:
  • 1. Use rice flour to flour your hands when working on the dough.
  • 2. Work on floured (with rice four) surface.
  • 3. I added coloring to the 90ml water before adding them to the flours.
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    " It was excellent "
    andiecooks ate it and said...
    lots of interesting beautiful photos and recipes lately hopscotch, gotta love a scholar...5 based purely on that!!!
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