Thursday, 5 July 2012

Badak Berendam

... and I'm not talking about me, thank you very much!

Badak Berendam which literally translate Wallowing Hippo, is a traditional Malay tea-time treats made from glutinous rice flour filled with palm sugar-sweetened shredded coconut steamed in thick coconut cream.

To make the dough, you'll need glutinous rice flour. I'm using the dark variety.
Mix it with water, a little at a time, until you achieve a soft dough.

For the filling; melt palm sugar (if available, if not you may use dark muscovado sugar) in a small pot.
Once melted add freshly shredded coconut flesh and pandan leaves.
Cook over low flame until mixture thickened and becomes very stiff.
Leave it to cool before using.

Pinch off a small amount of dough and flatten it in the middle of your palm.
Spoon in about a teaspoon of the coconut filling.
Fold over the open end and pinch to seal.

Pour a mixture of thick coconut cream and a little rice flour and salt over the prepared dough balls and steam away.