Friday, February 09, 2007

Chewy Sticky Peanutty Mua Chee

I had a lovely conversation with a friend recently, and was describing to her the various kuihs and snacks that were made from rice flour and glutinous rice flour. In Asia, there are a huge variety of dessert-like snacks and they have different degrees of texture, intensity of sweetness and some are even quite gooey or chewy. One of the desserts we discussed was the Mua Chee. It is a chewy glutinous rice dough cooked with an infusion of shallot-oil, cut into little sticky morsels and coated with finely crushed peanuts and fine sugar. The vendors in Asia usually sell them in a little container with toothpicks to pick up the individual pieces. Not a favorite of everyone in my family, but an easy, occasional treat and snack to make, especially in the microwave. This recipe was taken from a forum that is originally posted in another forum, and everyone raved about it. Then I tried it at C's house, liked it, made it, and I am posting it here for G and so that I won't forget it!

Microwave Mau Chee
250g glutinous rice flour
375ml water
2 tbsp oil
250g peanuts
50g castor sugar

Roast the peanuts and process in food processor till fine. Mix with sugar and set aside.

Mix flour, water and oil til smooth, the mixture will resemble a batter mix.
Pour into a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for 6-7 minutes, depending on your microwave.

Careful as the mua chee will be very hot. Cut up the mua chee and into small pieces using scissors, and mix in the peanuts mixture. Toss till well coated and serve.
Serve immediately.

Recipe was from KC


Anonymous said...

V, this is amazing. Another recipe that I would love to try. Just a thought. We used to put a bit of sesame seed with the peanuts to give it a mixed nutty flavour.

Thanks for this. Does this recipe make a lot? I am the only one who would probably eat this. :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi J,
You are welcome! I usually half the recipe for myself and it gives me four small servings. You may need to monitor the time depending on the power on your microwave. Let me know if you liked it!