Sunday, 7 October 2012

Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls for #SundaySupper


This week #SundaySupper theme is All Things Orange!   This week our host is Pam from The Meltaways and Pam loves October and all things Orange!  Is another theme to receive the Autumn season.  We are given the challenge to use anything fruits or vegetables that are orange color like oranges, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, etc to create a recipe.    The recipe can be in savory, sweet, baked goodies or to main dish for breakfast, lunch, dinner or supper.  I love this ORANGE idea!

I would like to bring Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls around the #SundaySupper table.  Sweet Potatoes balls is known to me since I was young.  And there is this particular stall in Kuala Lumpur city that selling these sweet potatoes balls always packed with people has attracted my attention.  I witnessed the crowd everyday, when I was on my way to catch a bus to attend my classes.  Of course, I became one of their regular customers too later.  I still remembered the first experience of my first bite of the sweet potatoes ball and straight away  i knew it tasted so different from others - because the balls mixed with some grated coconut in it. 

Therefore, there should not be any excuse for not to try on this recipe.  My sweet potatoes balls will not the same from what the stall did as mentioned above.  Instead of mixing those grated coconut with the dough, I modified it to became the fillings.  I used fresh grated coconut and I added in with a pinch of salt to enhance the flavour.  But, I know not everyone fancy grated coconut, so, it will be an optional item.  The taste of the balls are still as sweet as the sweet potatoes without any fillings.  These sweet potatoes mini balls perfect to goes with your tea-break especially during this beautiful season of Falls in your garden.  


INGREDIENTS
500 gm mashed potatoes
250 gm glutinous rice flour
2 tbsp custard powder
3 tbsp castor sugar (you may add another 1 tbsp if you like it sweeter)
1/2 cup sesame seeds
Oil for deep frying

Fillings (Optional)
3-4 tbsp of grated fresh coconut
Pinch of salt 



DIRECTIONS

1.   Scrub potatoes clean, place in a pan or pot, cover with water and boil about 15 minutes or
      until tender.  You may also choose to steam it.

2.   Once done, peel off the skin.  Pound or mashed the potatoes.

3.   Combine mashed sweet potatoes, glutinous rice flour, custard powder and sugar with just
      enough water to form a smooth dough that is soft in texture but not too sticky.



4.   Divide dough into small, equal portions and roll into balls.  If you do not wish to the balls
        to fill with fillings, please skip step No. 5.

5.   Flat the ball shape dough on your palm and place the filling using a teaspoon on it,
      compress the edge carefully and roll back into ball shape.



6.   Dip the ball in water and coat it with sesame seeds.  Repeat the same until you have
      finished with the dough.


7.   Heat-up oil in the wok or pan.  Deep-fry sweet potatoes balls till golden brown in low
      heat.


8.   Dish out and drain and serve.  Enjoy your tea-break!






Here is the line-up for Orange Autumn Recipes from our #SundaySupper team:



Sunrise  (Breakfast and Brunch)
Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes is bringing her Orange Ricotta Pancakes
Erin from Dinners Dishes and Desserts is baking up some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Heather from Girlichef is bringing Pumpkin Doughnuts with Spiced Buttermilk Glaze
Nicole from Daily Dish Recipes is making Pumpkin Donut Puffs
Patti from Comfy Cuisine is bringing  Classic Orange Marmalade
Sunithi from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz is making Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Muffins with Craisins and Walnuts
Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet is cooking up some Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal
Jamie from Mama Mommy Mom is bringing Butternut Squash Butter
Chelsea from Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence is bringing Pumpkin Spiced Donuts with Chai Icing

High Noon (Soups, Salads and Sandwiches)
Renee from Magnolia Days is serving up some Butternut Squash Soup
Beate from Galactopdx is bringing her Carrot Ginger Soup
Jen from Juanita’s Cocina is making some Curried Sweet Potato Salad With Cranberries and Pecans
Megan from I Run For Wine is making Skinny Roasted Butternut Squash and Italian Sausage Soup
Sarah from What Smells So Good is filling our bowls with some Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup
Alice from Hip Foodie Mom is coming with her Roasted Carrot and Red Quinoa Salad
Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian is making Cider – Spiced Sweet Potato Soup
Tora from Tora’s Real Food is bringing Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup
Melanie from From Fast Food to Fresh Food is making Monty’s Pumpkin Soup
Lyn from The Lovely Pantry is bringing Roasted Pumpkin & Coconut Soup
Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic is whipping up some Mandarin Chicken Salad

Sunset (Dinner and Main Dishes)
Sarah from Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends is offering up some Pumpkin Ravioli
Shelia from Pippis In The Kitchen Again is serving her Roasted Squash and Ricotta with Honey
Pam from The Meltaways is making Spooky Stuffed Peppers
Patsy from Famfriendsfood is bringing her Carrot Souffle
Laura from Small Wallet Big Appetite is bringing Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters
Mehereen from Chattering Kitchen is making Sichuan Orange Glazed Chicken with Toasted Sesame Seeds
Tammi from Momma’s Meals is making Hearty Pork Stew
Kristin from Kwistin’s Favorites is making Orange Chicken
Soni from Soni’s Food For Thought is cooking up some Rigatoni with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce
Shelby from Diabetic Foodie is cooking up some Moroccan Vegetable Stew
Dara from Generation Y Foodie is bringing Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Brandie from Home Cooking Memories is sharing a DIY Baked Sweet Potato Bar
Amber from Mama’s Blissful Bites  is bringing Rice and Fig Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

By The Bonfire (Sweets, Snacks and Sips)
Carla from Chocolate Moosey is making Pumpkin Tiramisu with Pumpkin Butter Caramel Sauce
Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks is offering up some Pumpkin Cake Truffles
Shelia from Cooking Underwriter is bringing Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa
Anne from Webicurean  is making some Drunken Pumpkin Bread
Karen from In The Kitchen With KP is making Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Leslie La Cocina De Leslie is making Sweet Potato Atole
Seet Fei from My Trials in The Kitchen is bringing Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls
Tara from Noshing With The Nolands is bringing Oranges En Suprise
Susan from The Girl in The Red Kitchen is making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scone with Pumpkin Glaze
Conni from Mrs. Mama Hen is making Orange Glazed Poundcake
Isabel from Family Foodie is baking up Moist Pumpkin Bread
Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings is baking up a Vegan Pumpkin Orange Cake
Brenda from Meal Planning Magic is whipping up some Creamy Pumpkin Dip
Laura from Family Spice is making some Unprocessed and Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
Kathya from Basic and Delicious is baking up Butternut Squash and Carrot Bread
Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is serving up Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling
Stephanie from The Cookie A Day Challenge is whipping up some Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches
Katie from She Like Ruffles, He Likes Truffles is bringing Pumpkin Harvest Cookies
Nancy from Gotta Get Baked is baking up some Orange Macadamia Dark Chocolate Cookies
Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  is bringing Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes
Katy from Happy Baking Days is bringing Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze
Sandra from Midlife Road Trip is bringing Orange ya glad it’s fall! Hungarian Apricot/Walnut pastries


61 comments:

  1. These look so good! I've never seen anything quite like them and now I am dying to try them! Thank you so much for joining in this week!

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting such a wonderful #SundaySupper theme, Pam! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Sweet potatoes and sesame seeds, what a great idea. And the coconut sounds interesting. Lovely recipe Faye! Happy Sunday!

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    1. The sweet potatoes goes well with the coconut! Thanks Paula and you have a great Sunday too!

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  3. Oh these look so so good!I love sweet potatoes and this dessert version sounds really tasty :)Will try it very soon Seet Fei :)

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    1. Thank you Soni, I promise you will love it too!

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  4. What a yummy and unique recipe! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Wow - these balls are so cute, and sound so yummy! I love this idea..

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    1. Thank you Katie, they taste good too!

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  6. Another wonderful recipe I had never seen before. Looking forward to trying!!

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    1. Thank you Sandi, let me know how the result ya!

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  7. These look so amazing! Adding it to my (ever growing) list of things to try!

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    1. I am honored to be added in your trial list! Thanks Anne!

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  8. I love the coconut here! Amazing photos - makes you want to reach in the screen and grab one! Your newest follower!

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    1. Thank you Patricia....and thank for your support. I am a coconut lover too!

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  9. These look so amazing! I've never seen anything like this and now I have to try them.

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    1. Thank you Sheila, try it out, you'll not regret:D

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  10. Ever since you posted your teaser pic, I couldn't wait to see how you made these and goodness knows you did not disappoint. They sound so delectable!
    I love the sesame seeds!!

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    1. Thanks so much Nicole. This was actually my first trial, glad it turns out good and I am satisfied with it too.

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    1. hahaha..it doest look similar with donuts. Thanks Sarah!

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  12. Oh my gosh, I could absolutely reach in and KISS you right now. I have been searching for a recipe for Sweet Potato Balls for YEARS!!!! Way back when I was in culinary school, a group of friends and I used to go to this Chinese Buffet that had Sweet Potato Balls and we would eat SOOOOO many of them. And we would wrap some in napkins to sneak out. They closed down a long time ago (hope we didn't put them out of business w/ out sweet potato balls addiction) and I've been craving those balls ever since. Now I can make them at home!!!!! Can you tell that I am so excited?

    One question: can you tell me what custard powder is!?

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    1. I am not sure how easily you will be able to find it in the US but custard powder is actually a powdered mix used to make custard, it is very similar to the type of mix used to make instant pudding. Custard powder is primarily made up of thickeners with cornstarch being the biggest component. The biggest brand that we use here in the UK is Bird's, maybe you will find it in an International section in your grocery store.

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    2. Hi Heather, you made me feel excited too! Same here, I missed the stall that I used to buy these sweet potatoes balls. Glad that I am able to make my own now. Pertaining to your question, I guess Laura has the answer.

      Laura, you're right Bird's brand is popular in Malaysia too, I use it too. There is an alternative if for custard powder for my recipe that is - Corn Flour. It will gives a similar result.

      All the best on your trying Ladies and thanks so much for the visit!

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  13. I've never heard of these before... now, I'm intrigued and will need to try them!

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    1. This is actually a traditional chinese snack that quite popular in Malaysia. Happy trying, Patsy!

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  14. These would be a perfect treat for my little girl. (and me) Thanks for sharing

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    1. Haha...guess you need to make a bigger portion then! Thanks Laura!

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  15. I never heard of these they look amazing!

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    1. Thank you Cindy. Try it out, you will love it!

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  16. I love sweet potato recipes. These look really good. I will have to attempt to make them. Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Thank you Heidi and happy trying!

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  17. Oh, this sounds amazing! And coconut goodness hiding inside? YUM!

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    1. Thank you. The coconut actually is an optional. But I love coconut, so, i decided to hide it inside:D

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  18. This looks like a perfect Dim Sum recipe. Yum!

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    1. Thank you Shelby! You are right, is a type of Dim Sum, glad you like it!

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  19. These look amazing right down the the delicious looking coconut filling. YUM!

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    1. Thank you Karen! The coconut really makes a difference!

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  20. For the love of all things beautiful.....These are amazing! Very attractive and clearly, quite tasty too!!! :-)

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    1. Thank you Lyn for all the compliments...it does taste good:-)

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  21. ooh ! these look so yummy ! My kids will love this ! Yumm ! thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you Sue! Am sure your kids will love it!

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  22. Sounds like a fun little snack - not something I have ever tried before.

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    1. Try it out Erin, am sure you will love it!

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  23. These look delicious. Since I cannot try your version, do let me know the stall which sells them :)

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  24. Thank you Mehereen! You may try your luck, the stall located at the back of Kota Raya Shopping Complex. I guess they are no longer there....for so long I am not been there. Let me if you could find them.

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  25. mmmm deep fried sweet poatoes. They look very similiar to a Korean street food. We put red beans inside of doughnut. looks labor intensive but I bet it's so worth it. Fantastic recipe!

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    1. Sarah, the Korean street food you mentioned also similar with another Chinese snack which with red beans or peanuts inside. I enjoyed the whole process and satisfied with the result and thank you for visiting!

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  26. Wow! What a creative way to use sweet potatoes!

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    1. Thank you Conni! You should try it out too!

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  27. Okay this is pure genius. I am completely in love with these and want to run right into my kitchen and whip them up. Better yet I'll just come visit you and you can whip me up some perfect ones.

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    1. LOL....sure Kim! Let me know when are you coming over, I will whip a basket for you. Thanks so much, you made my day:D

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  28. I agree with Kim Bee - this is pure genius!! I love this idea and want to make these!!

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    1. Thanks so much Susan! Glad you like the idea!:D

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  29. Yum, I love these and would never be brave enough to make them at home. Thank you so much for the gorgeous step by step photos. I wish I were eating a plateful of these right now!

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    1. Thank you Nancy....from now on, I guess you have more confident to make now. You can make more than a plate:p

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  30. I love the coconut filling in these! Sweet potatoes and coconut go so well together. This is a neat way to present them. I bet they would be great with coffee!

    Jamie @ www.mamamommymom.com

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    1. You are right Jamie, it suitable to go with coffee or tea. Thank you.

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