Friday, October 30, 2015

Sweet Potato Balls 番薯蛋 LTU #30

Almost forgot to post today as I was outside the whole day, today is my happy day as I finally got to take a half day break from work to meet up my baking buddies :).

When I 1st saw the sweet potato balls at MiMi Bakery House, my memory of the sweet potato balls that I always bought after lunch in one of the coffee shop came back. Since the store had closed down, I had never eat such nice sweet potato balls anymore.

I deep fried and air-fried these sweet potato balls to see the different. Probably I had over fried the sweet potato balls as I used almost 20 mins to brown the balls, the balls look very pale in10 mins air-frying so I extend to another 10 mins and increased the temperature to 200C. So guess which is deep fried version and which is air fried heeheehee....

Recipe adapted from Violet's Kitchen and MiMi Bakery House

Ingredients : (for about 47 balls, each 20g)
450g sweet potato, steamed & mashed 
200g glutinous rice flour, or more
150g caster sugar
150g fresh grated coconut

1. Steam the sweet potato until soft, mashed it while it's still hot.
2. Add the mashed sweet potato into the rest of the ingredients and knead into a dough.
3. Using a tablespoon to scoop out a dough and roll into a roll ball. Repeat the process until the dough is used up.
4. Preheat air fryer to 170°C. Coat the sweet potato balls with coconut oil, then arrange the sweet potato balls on the air fryer grill pan. Air fry the sweet potato balls for 10 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Dish out and serve warm.

*The time of frying is depending on the size of the sweet potato balls, please adjust accordingly.

These sweet potato ball are so addictive and delicious, with the grated coconut enhance the texture and favor.  My colleagues given thumbs up including those have picky tongues, a lot of them asking for 2nd serving, even it is a bit too sweet. Next time, I will cut down the sugar to 120-130g.
The deep fried version outer layer is crispy and inner is moist (due to the oil?), soft and chewy. As for the air fried version, the outer layer is a bit hard and dry, inner is soft and chewy. When I asked them which they prefer, healthy or unhealthy version, unhealthy version win hands down hahaha…. But there is no comparison, of course the air fried version still taste good. 


This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up ~ October 2015
Event Theme : Coconut
and hosted by Jess of Bakericious

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