These Vegan Chinese Sesame Balls are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They are made with 6 ingredients only and make for the perfect snack to have and share with everyone.
-2 cups (180g) glutinous rice flour (I used this brand),
-120 mL (½ cup + 1 tbsp) water, boiled
-½ tsp baking powder
-¼ cup (50g) organic sugar
-¾ cup (100g) sesame seeds
-pinch of salt
-oil for frying
- Soak the sesame seeds in warm water for 10 minutes, set aside.
- Add the rice flour, baking powder, sugar and salt to a large bowl. Mix well.
- Slowly add in the hot water, mixing until a dough forms. Knead until smooth. Cover in a bowl with a damp towel.
- Drain the water in the sesame seeds’ bowl. Set aside.
- Dust a cleaned surface with some glutinous rice flour. Roll the dough out into a log. Divide into about 20g (if you want them to be larger, adjust accordingly) sized dough. Roll each dough into a ball.
- Roll each dough into the soaked sesame seeds. Lightly press the sesame seeds into the dough so they will stick together. Repeat with the remaining dough.
- Add some oil to a frying pan. Heat over medium temperature until it reaches about 250 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also test by dropping a few sesame seeds onto the pan. If it sizzles, the oil is ready.
- Carefully drop the sesame balls into the oil. Allow it to cook for about 5-6 minutes, or until golden in color. If the sesame seeds start burning too early, lower the temperature for the next batch as the oil may be too hot.
- Allow them to cool before serving. Enjoy!
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