How to Make Dim Sum Desserts

How to Make Dim Sum Desserts

Chinese sesame rolls vs. Chinese peanut rolls. Both delicious, and both easier to make than you think! Here's how you can DIY dim sum desserts yourself

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Spot The Food  Spot The Food  on 21 Dec '15


Chinese Sesame Roll (芝麻卷)

Chinese sesame rolls are a very traditional dessert during yum cha. I decorated my sesame roll with a sakura flower from Japan, which is also known as a cherry blossom.


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Ingredients

  • 100g sesame powder
  • 100g water chestnut powder
  • 20g cornstarch
  • 20g wheat starch
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 90g rock sugar
  • 570ml water


Method

  1. Melt the rock sugar with 200ml of water. Add the remaining water to the sesame powder along with the water chestnut powder, cornstarch, wheat starch and the oil.
  2. Gradually add the hot sugar liquid to the sesame mixture and combine well. Sieve to remove any residue.
  3. Prepare an 8 x 8'' square pan. Pour a thin layer of the sesame mixture and steam over high heat for about 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from the steamer and let it sit and cool. Roll into a log and cut to serve.


Chinese Peanut Roll (花生卷)

For a little twist, I substituted the sesame with peanut powder and replaced a portion of the rock sugar with brown sugar for the colour. I also decorated it with dried osmanthus. This version turns out to be slightly softer and a little chewier.


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Ingredients

100g peanut powder
100g water chestnut powder
20g cornstarch
20g wheat starch
1 tbsp vegetable oil
50g rock sugar
30g brown sugar
570ml water


Method

  1. Repeat the steps above. Melt the rock sugar and brown sugar with 200ml of water and replace the sesame powder with peanut powder.
  2. Steam for 4 minutes instead of 3 minutes.


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