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. 🙂
With the sweet potato steamed, mixed the soft sweet potato paste with glutinous rice flour and some other seasoning.
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.
After each cake is molded, put them a small piece of oiled banana leaf.
Steam the cakes for about 10mins, and it’s DONE. 😀