Steamed Mandarin Orange Huat Kueh (Steamed Muffins) 蒸柑橘发糕

by Angie Liew
Steamed Mandarin Orange Fatt Koh recipe
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Steamed Mandarin Orange Fatt Koh recipe

Classic Steamed Huat Kueh With Mandarin Oranges 蒸发糕

This is a great recipe to make especially during the Chinese New Year.  These pretty and smiling Steamed Mandarin Orange Huat Kueh symbolises good luck and prosperity. And its a great way to use up extra mandarin oranges in the house too. For a change, we can enjoy mandarin oranges in steamed muffins that showcase juicy bites at their bests!

Steamed Mandarin Orange Fatt Koh recipe

Traditional Steamed Delicacy With Fragrance of Mandarin Oranges and Creamy Coconut Milk

The texture is soft and fluffy, moist but not dense. It is tasty and full of fragrance from the creamy coconut milk, especially when it is just steamed. The mandarin orange bites and zest lend such a fruity sweetness to the otherwise ordinary steamed Huat Kueh. So enjoy Steamed Mandarin Orange Huat Kueh, a simple steamed muffin loaded with citrus flavour for a change.  As always, enjoy!

Steamed Mandarin Orange Fatt Koh recipe

Steamed Mandarin Orange Huat Kueh (Steamed Muffins) 蒸柑橘发糕

 

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Steamed Mandarin Orange Huat Kueh (Steamed Muffins) 蒸柑橘发糕

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
Steamed Mandarin Orange Huat Kueh, a smiling steamed muffin recipe that symbolises lots of good luck and prosperity. This is an extremely easy recipe that showcases Asian flavours with mandarin oranges. Filled with citric aroma, its also a great way to use up extra mandarin oranges during the festive Chinese New Year. The Huat Kueh's vibrant colours and soft texture does not only look pretty but they taste good too. So Enjoy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Keyword: coconut, huat kueh, steamed cake
Servings: 15 muffins

Ingredients

Yeast Mixture:

  • 100 grams all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 tbsp instant yeast
  • 200 ml water, room temperature

Flour Mixture:

  • 700 grams Pau flour, sifted
  • 50 grams Tapioca flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp double action baking powder

Other Ingredients:

  • 3 mandarin oranges
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 500 grams sugar
  • 300 ml coconut milk, room temperature

    Instructions

    • First, clean and rinse well the mandarin oranges. Then using a vegetable shredder, grate the orange rind.
    • Steamed Mandarin Orange Fatt Koh recipe
      Peel to remove the skin, remove pith, seeds and break into segments.
    • Steamed Mandarin Orange Fatt Koh recipe/cut orange.
      Then, using a sharp knife, cut the segmented mandarin oranges into small pieces and set aside.
    • Steamed Mandarin Orange Fatt Koh recipe/proofing
      Using a medium size bowl, proof yeast mixture. Mix all the yeast mixture and set aside to proof for 30 minutes.
    • Steamed Mandarin Orange Fatt Koh recipe/prepare dry ingredients.
      Meanwhile, prepare the dry ingredients. Sift the flour mixture into another mixing bowl. Mix in orange zest and set aside.
    • Mix eggs and sugar till sugar dissolves.
      Using a large mixing bowl, prepare the wet ingredients. Add in eggs and sugar. Whisk together till sugar dissolves.
    • Add coconut milk and mandarin slices.
      Then add coconut milk. Lastly fold in the chopped mandarin orange and mix till combined.
    • Add in yeast mixture.
      Next , add in the proofed yeast mixture and stir well with a wire whisk.
    • Add flour mixture and fold well.
      Then, add in the sifted flour mixture. Gently fold until just combined and there is no traces of flour.
    • Set aside to proof 3 hours.
      Set aside to proof for 3 hours.
    • Prepare steamer.
      Meanwhile, prepare steamer to steam the muffins by boiling some water in a wok.
    • Line cups with paper liners.
      Also, line steaming cups with paper liners.
    • Fil mixture till brim.
      Using an ice-cream scoop, fill the mixture to the brim.
    • Place over steamer.
      Place over steamer.
    • Steam fatt koh.
      Cover and steam on high heat for 15 minutes. Then turn off heat, leave the steamed muffins for another 5 minutes.
    • Steamed Mandarin Orange Fatt Koh recipe
      Then quickly remove the lid.
    • Steamed Mandarin Orange Fatt Koh recipe
      Remove from steamer and cool on wire rack before serving.
    • Steamed Mandarin Orange Fatt Koh recipe
      These soft and fluffy moist muffins can be served warm or even at room temperature. As always, Enjoy!

Enjoy!

Notes

  • Do not over mix the batter.
  • Fill the batter up to the rim of pudding cup liners to allow the muffins to "smile" when steamed.
  • Steam the muffins on HIGH heat. Otherwise the muffins will not rise enough for it to "smile/laugh".
  • Freeze extra muffins in the refrigerator. When needed, remove from the freezer, thaw slightly and steam for 5-10 minutes until muffins before serving.

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