Banh Bo Hap (Vietnamese steamed rice cake)

Recipe source: Veronica’s Kitchen


250g / 500 g rice flour
50g /  (1 00 g) tapioca flour
3.5g/  g instant yeast (1tsp + 3/4 tsp)
200ml / 400 ml coconut milk
150g / 300 g sugar

225ml / 450 ml warm water

1) In a saucepan, dissolve sugar and coconut milk on medium heat. One dissolved, let cool to room temperature.

2) Mix rice flour, tapioca flour and yeast in a mixing bowl. Add in warm water and knead well for 10 minutes (very soft dough).

3) Mix the batter with the mixture of sugar and coconut milk until everything has dissolved.

4) Let sit for at least 1 1/2 hours until batter rises and many bubbles appear.

5) Bring water in the steamer to boil.

6) Grease the moulds. Cover the lid to warm up the moulds for a few minutes.

7) Pour the batter into the cups till full. Steam for 10 – 15 minutes.

8) Remove the cakes from the moulds. These cakes should have a slight chewy and honeycomb like texture with distinctive “fermented” taste.


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