A cake that will not make you feel entirely guilty eating. Soft, fluffy and love biting into bits and pieces of mashed sweet potatoes in this steamed huat kueh.
HUAT KUEH WITH YEAST
Huat kueh is another one of the Chinese food with auspicious meaning. Huat usually means “to prosper”. Kue simply means cake (usually steamed cakes,but not always). So huat kueh is literally a prosperity cake. In the hometown where I grew up, this sweet potato huat kueh is called moho kue. It’s one of my most favorite steamed cakes. It’s lightly sweetened yet it’s so flavorful because of the coconut milk in the huat kueh. Mom made them often because I love to eat them as snacks when I was a kid. I shared a story about how my mom send this sweet potato huat kueh by mail when I first left home for college in this pumpkin huat kueh post. This steamed huat kueh is leavened by yeast. I love the large flowering top of huat kueh. Just like how I have so much weakness for the huge muffin tops!
HOW TO GET THAT LARGE FLOWERING TOP ON HUAT KUEH
1. Only fill up the cups when they are ready to go to the steamer
Do not scoop the batter into the cups and let them sit around. Your huat kueh will not “huat” as much if you do that
2. Overfill the cups
Sometimes I got really HUGE tops, sometimes I didn’t. I finally realized that one thing that will consistently give them huge tops is when I really “overfill” it. You can see the difference in the photo below. When I really overfill the cups, I get a nice huge top broken into 3-4 segments. Will it overflow you ask? Nope. The batter is so thick and sticky that nothing will spill as long as they go into the steamer right away. You do not want to fill all the cups with batter and let the batter sitting in the cups while waiting for steaming.
Steamed Sweet Potato Cupcake (Kue Moho Ubi). A cake that will not make you feel entirely guilty eating. Soft, fluffy and love biting into bits and pieces of mashed sweet potatoes in there.
Posted by What To Cook Today on Wednesday, August 30, 2017