Monday, August 23, 2010

Purple Angkoos

Gosh, I must have been bitten by the "angkoo bug"! I have been researching and experimenting on various types of angkoo after my first attempt at this delicious nyonya kueh. Encouraged by the initial results, I decided to try a different version of that kueh.

So, last weekend I made a purple variant of the Angkoo.

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The recipe was adjusted to not use 100% glutinuous flour. Instead, to get the all-natural purple colour, I added this...

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Yes, that's sweet potatoes, of the purple kind!

No artificial colouring was used - the lovely purple shade of the kueh came entirely from the sweet potatoes.

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The kuehs looked lighter in colour before steaming...

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After steaming, they turned a darker shade...

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So what's the difference when using sweet potatoes in the recipe? Well, I find they shape better, the patterns from the mould were more defined and the dough is less chewy (doesn't stick to the teeth!)

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I'm excited to try other colour variants later... orange from pumpkins or from the orange-sweet-potatoes and of course the popular green pandan! And then there's also the black sesame version. As for fillings... LL has been asking for peanuts - that will be the filling for the next batch!

Email or pm me if you want the recipe for this purple version :-)

18 comments:

Sean said...

Wow, a new generation of angkoos ... Hmmm, do u think a mars candy bar-themed angkoo would be possible? Chocolate flavored Kueh on the outside, with nougat and caramel inside? :D

J said...

Ooh. So pretty! :)
What's next?
(I think peanut filling will be good too, so I second LL!)

PureGlutton said...

Sean: Hmmm... your idea is worth considering! Let me research more on that and see ;-)

PureGlutton said...

J: Yeah, I better make some peanuts ones soon to stop the pestering, hehe!

thule a.k.a leo said...

Can I PM you my address and the number of angkoos??? LOL!

PureGlutton said...

Leo: Can ;-)

CUMI & CIKI said...

seriously gorgeous la.. beh tahan!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Very pretty! What a pity I don't like angkoo, or I'd be running over to your place now! For now, I'll just admire them from afar. :-)

vialentino said...

woah...u r good in making there...nice.

Life for Beginners said...

Unlike Lemongrass, I totally love angkoo kueh! Devil likes the type with peanut filling, but I like all types of filling. :)

These look really good, the colour is all the more startling cos it's natural. I'd rather have these than mooncakes anyday! :D

Cheryl said...

So beautiful. You're so talented luv :D. I wish I know how to make ...

jason said...

Pretty little darlings! When u make the peanut version, save some for meee!

PureGlutton said...

Ciki, LL, Vialentino: Thank you! :)

PureGlutton said...

LFB: Thanks :-)) OK, you and Devil will be my angkoo-tasters!

PureGlutton said...

Cheryl: Thank you :) It's not very hard to make these lah. Just need some practice, that's all.

PureGlutton said...

Jason: Oohh, you are another peanut lover, ehh! :)

Xara said...

Hey gurl, you're killing me with those purple angkoos...my favorite kueh in my favorite color!!! They look too pretty to eat. Can't wait to try them - in all colors and fillings. Promise promise promise to make them for me when i go to KL :-)....Just angkoo dreams for now.

PureGlutton said...

Xara: Hehe.. yeah, i realise purple really IS your colour, gal! OK, i promise u will have so much of these angkoos when you are back that you will be spilling angkoos from your ears - how about that? :P
And possibly have angkoo nightmares after that too, LOL!