Muah Chee is one of my favorite childhood desserts. During one gathering, I showed off my cook books to my Auckland friends' Cheng Im and Cheng Ee (whom also came from Penang). When we flipped to the page of Muah Chee, all of us exclaimed the same remarks "I missed this food!" So, on one easy Sunday afternoon, we gave it a try and it was another success.
When I tasted the muah chee, it brought back so many good old childhood memories. I recalled when I was small, nearly once a week, there was an old hawker cycling around our neighborhood and yelling "Muah Chee" and the kids would rushed out with coins in their hands lining up to buy this delicious peanut coating glutinous balls from him. Those were the days; now you hardly find muah chee selling off street.
In fact, before we moved here I did request Ming Ray's nanny to teach me to make muah chee. However, her method was much tiring. Instead of steaming she boiled the dough. Once the dough is cooked and float on the water, removed and while it is still hot, you need to keep stirring until smooth. I found this method was quite tiring and you need strong hands to do the stirring, as the glutinous dough was too sticky and hard to move.
This recipe is much easier, even the recipe requested you to stir after steaming the dough, if you have no strength to stir till smooth don't bother, once you coat the dough with peanut who will notice whether the dough is smooth or not. The only tedious part is to make ground peanuts, but if you get to buy the readymade ground peanut, it does save you lots of time and hassle.
I didn't have time to take a nice photo for this dessert; we finished it before I can even get a nice photo out from them! J (Move mouse over the photo to see the steamed dough)
Muah Chee (Steamed Glutinous Paste with Peanut) 花生芝麻糍粑
Ingredients A :
250g glutinous rice flour
375ml (1 1/2 cups) water
**2 tbsp fried shallot oil (you can opt for normal cook cooking oil)
Ingredient B :
**Fried shallot oil can be obtained by frying sliced shallots in oil till shallots become golden brown.
375毫升（1 1 / 2杯）的水