A Symbol of Prosperity: Huat Kueh, Steamed Rice Cake
Huat Kueh (发糕), a form of steamed rice cake, is a cake that signifies good luck and prosperity. Why is this so? The signature cracked opening of each of the Huat Kueh symbolises just that: Huat (发), which means Prosperity in chinese. There are many variations to this steamed rice cake. This Huat Kueh recipe is definitely one of the special ones.
Traditional Huat Kueh Recipe With A Twist
Pandan Coconut Steamed Muffins is a variation of refreshing light steamed rice cake, flavoured with fragrant pandan (screw pine) and filled with candied shredded coconut. This sweet dessert, with a twist, is definitely an impressive way to make a difference to a traditional steamed Huat Kueh.
Amazing Combination of Pandan and Gula Melaka Coconut Filling
There’s something exquisite about the aroma of pandan in these Pandan Coconut Huat Kueh. The scent is so fresh and airy, sweet and piney and its similar to vanilla without the woodiness. The candied shredded coconut filling on the other hand is prepared using freshly shredded coconut cooked in aromatic palm sugar (also known as Gula Melaka). The addition of Gula Melaka gives the coconut a deliciously sweet and deep caramel flavour. A good blend of pandan, palm sugar and coconut flavours in these light and soft Huat Kueh give these steamed rice cakes an absolutely amazing aroma, just the way I like them.
As always, ENJOY!