Golden Pillow Hee Ban @ Hakka Steamed Kuih

Wowwww......The once a year time picnic game is on again.Thanks to Louise @ Month of Edible Celebrations for sharing such fun party with us. And I'm bringing in the letter 'G' this year. 'G' for golden pillow hee ban or hakka steamed kuih. These golden hee ban are actually made of pumpkin which gave such incredible colour to the kuih ! Guess, it's perfect for the picnic.I have other version & flavour of hee ban as well, you may check it here. So...not waiting for long, here's the arrangement of the letters.

A ~ Aloo Gobi
B ~ Blueberry Cucumber Salsa
C ~ Crispy Curry Fried Chicken
D ~ Dying For Chocolate Chocolate Cake
E ~ Eton Mess
F ~ Fish In A Jar
G ~ Golden Pillow Hee Ban

And here's the recipe.
Ingredients :
250gm  all purpose flour
250gm  glutinous rice flour
160gm  sugar
1 tspn  yeast
250gm  pumpkin, steamed for 20 mins & pureed
240ml   water
40ml   cooking oil

*one whole banana leaf

Method :
(1) combined both flour, sugar & yeast into a big bowl then mix well.
(2) stir in warm pumpkin puree and mix to combine.
(3) now, slowly add in water and stir to form a sticky dough.
(4) next, add in cooking oil & knead to combine.
(5) set aside to rest for 30 mins or till double in size.
(6) divide banana leaf into few portions, then slowly run the leaf directly over low fire before cutting them. This is to soften the leaf for easier cutting. This method is better than running them over boiling water. I found that the leaf turned softer. Finally, cut leaf into small portions and ready to use.

(7) once the dough is ready, punch & knead dough to release air. Then divide dough by using an ice cream scope and place them onto working table. Roll dough into round shape and place them to banana leaf. Then flatten dough by pressing it.

(8) now, again let to rest for 45-60 mins or till double in size or when nicely puff up.
(9) finally, steam for 12 mins. Once it's done, let them sit in the steamer for 5 mins with lid ajar before removing them.

Taaa....Daaa.... These hee ban look just the way my mother in law ordered. The traditional hakka hee ban even flatter than mine as she said so cause 'ban' meaning something flat in hakka dialect. However, are you guys ready for these delicious steamed kuih. Don't forget to bring along extra containers to takeaway cause I'll be doing the same. haha.... >o<  Enjoy & have fun everyone.
I'm sending this to Wild Yeast Blog @ Yeastspotting.
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