Sunday, November 18, 2007

Cha Cha Cha!

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Bubur Cha-Cha

Ingredients (A)

500g (1 lb.) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes

500g (1 lb.) yam peeled and cut into cubes Colourful Starch

150g (5 oz.) tapioca flour

1/8 tsp. salt 50mL

(2 fluid oz.) boiling water a little red, yellow and green food colouring

Ingredients (B):

1500mL (6 1/4 cups) coconut thin milk, squeezed from 1 1/2 coconuts

250g (9 oz.) sugar

3 pandan leaves (screwpine), for flavour

1/2 tsp. salt


Put (A) into a steaming tray and steam with high heat for 20 minutes until soft.

Colourful Starch:

Put tapioca flour and salt into a mixing bowl; pour in boiling water and stir well.

Cover and leave aside for 15 minutes.

Mix and knead into a non-stick dough.

Divide the dough into 3 portions; mix one portion with red colouring; 1 portion with yellow and l portion with green.

Roll each portion into a long thin sausage shape and dice into cubes.

Bring 1/2 pot of water to boil; put in tapioca flour cubes and cook until all the cubes float up. Dish up and soak in ice water.

Dish up and drain.

Put all ingredients (B) in a pot, bring to a boil; keep stirring until sugar is dissolved.

When it comes to a boil, turn off the heat and add (A), colourful starch cubes and mix well.

Serve hot or cold as a dessert.

Makes 4-6 servings.

This is the 'longer' version of bubur chacha. You can buy the colourful chacha bits in any supermarket :)

Happy Cha Chaing ;)