Homemade Ang Ku Kueh

Red Tortoise Cake, Ang Ku Kueh (红龟糕),  is a type of traditional glutinous rice cake with fillings that’s made into an oval shaped, usually with a mold of a tortoise that symbolizes Longevity for Chinese. It’s used mostly for prayers, during birthdays because it’s symbol of longevity. More information regarding Ang Ku Kueh in Wiki.

Traditionally the cake is made with red coloring, and my mom decided to make it with natural color of purple sweet potato. :)

Preparing purple sweet potato

Preparing purple sweet potato

Cut Purple Sweet Potatoes and ready to be steamed

Cut Purple Sweet Potatoes and ready to be steamed

With the sweet potato steamed, mixed the soft sweet potato paste with glutinous rice flour and some other seasoning.

flour mix

Sweet Potato with Glutinous Rice Flour Mix

Separate the mixture into different portions

Separate the mixture into different portions

My mom decided to use the red bean paste for the filling. Wrap the red bean paste with the skin mixture, and put into the mold to mold it.

Red Bean Filling

Red Bean Filling

Ang Ku Kueh Mold

Ang Ku Kueh Mold

Preparing the skin to wrap filling

Preparing the skin to wrap filling

Pressing into the mold

Pressing into the mold

After each cake is molded, put them a small piece of oiled banana leaf.

Ready to steam

Ready to steam

mold

Ang Ku Kueh Molded

Steam the cakes for about 10mins, and it’s DONE. :D

Steamed Ang Ku Kueh

Steamed Ang Ku Kueh

Steamed Ang Ku Kueh

Steamed Ang Ku Kueh

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