Winter Solstice Festival, also known as Tang Chek in Hokkien/Fujianese or Dong Zhi () in Mandarin, is really a Chinese celebration that always happens between your 21st and 23rd December. Tang Chek means the &"arrival of winter&". Typically, maqui berry farmers would lay lower their tools and celebrate the harvest by going the place to find their own families along with a feast is ready to mark the occasion. About this day everybody becomes twelve months older. It's also your day once the sun has arrived at the Tropic of Capricorn, and for that reason may be the longest night of the season within the northern hemisphere.
There's always some kind of special food connected with Chinese festivals. With this one, families meet up to create and eat Kueh Ee/Ee Th’ng or Tang Yuan (), a dessert made from glutinous grain balls inside a sweet obvious soup. The roundness from the Kueh Ee signifies togetherness. In Malaysia, premixed colored dough is offered in the wet markets. The favourite colors are red, eco-friendly, and yellow. Many people tends to buy the dough and make up the balls in your own home, a task much enjoyed through the kids. The sweet soup consists of an easy syrup flavored with pandan leaves and ginger root.
I must admit that although I enjoyed moving and developing the balls like a kid, this isn't exactly a popular dessert of mine. The glutinous grain balls are far too doughy in my liking. However, after i moved here, I recognized the tang yuan offered in the Asian supermarkets usually included a filling of black sesame seed, lotus seed, or red bean paste. Now, that made a significant difference when i do like several three kinds of filling. Since I Have had some red bean paste remaining from making mooncakes. I went ahead and used that for that filling. I'm glad Used to do.
Ro-Taro (oldest boy) came back home from campus on friday for that holidays also it was a time period of celebration and togetherness for all of us. Selection time for you to make these than yesterday to ensure that we're able to enjoy them together. The soft and soft glutinous grain balls using the red bean paste filling were scrumptious within the sweet and aromatic syrup. I'd certainly make these again!
This month’s theme for Nona-Nona is DECEMBER, selected by my blogging buddy Denise. It may be any foods associated with the month of December, whether it is Yuletide or other periodic or year-finish specialties. For that month of October both of us built the same dish. You should check out our past challenges here. She made the decision that people must have an extensive theme this time around to ensure that we are able to better surprise one another and never obtain that happen again. I immediately considered Tang Chek and Ee Th’ng rather of goodies for Christmas. Hopefully Denise could keep using the Christmas theme. Let’s hop to Singapore Shiok! to determine what she's cooked in her kitchen.
Tang Yuan (Glutinous Grain Balls) with Red Bean Paste Filling
- 1 cup (125g) glutinous grain flour
- cup (120ml) water
- A couple of drops of food coloring (red, eco-friendly, and yellow)
- cup (100g) red bean paste
- 2 cups (480ml) water
- 2 pandan leaves, knotted
- 1-inch knob ginger root, peeled and crushed
- cup (110g) sugar
- Combine water, pandan leaves, ginger root, and sugar inside a medium-sized saucepan. Take it to some boil. Reduce heat and let it simmer for five minutes. Switch off heat and allow the syrup awesome.
- Place glutinous grain flour inside a large bowl. Pour water over flour and blend having a spatula until a gentle dough forms. If it's too sticky, add somewhat more flour.
- Knead for two to three minute until dough is smooth.
- Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Put aside one portion for white-colored balls. Add three or four drops of yellow food coloring to 1 area of the dough. Knead dough until color is even. Repeat with red and eco-friendly colors. Do wash both hands in between each color so they won't obtain the colors mixed.
- Divide red bean paste into 24 equal portions. Roll into small balls about inches across. Put aside.
- Divide the white-colored dough right into a 6 equal portions. Flatten one portion in the users hand of the hands. Convey a ball of red bean paste in the centre. Wrap dough around red bean paste.
- Roll dough with filling involving the two palms to create a smooth round ball. Put on a plastic plate or perhaps a plate lined with plastic wrap to avoid sticking. Repeat using the other 5 servings of white-colored dough along with the yellow, red, and eco-friendly doughs.
- Bring a medium-sized pot water to boil. Drop the white-colored and yellow glutinous grain balls in to the water. Allow them to prepare for around a few minutes. They ought to float when done. Remove having a slotted spoon. Repeat with red and eco-friendly glutinous grain balls.
- Place 6 glutinous grain balls in every of four bowls. Pour enough syrup into each bowl to pay for the glutinous grain balls. Serve warm or at 70 degrees.
Just a little early but here's wishing a
HAPPY TANG CHEK / DONG ZHI / WINTER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL!
Hahahahahaha! This really is almost absurd. How did we have the ability to evade this for thus many consecutive posts, whenever we can now’t appear to determine beyond one another’s noses, as they say?
I selected tang yuan because it was easy and given my limited time period, I couldn’t do anything whatsoever Christmas related because it could have been too involved.
I had been confident you'd go full throttle Christmas about this publish, but there is a sneaky suspicion this may happen, whenever you pointed out that opening up to &"December&" had put many ideas inside your mind&....and that i cant consider other things aside from tang yuan that's December related, although not associated with Christmas.
Btw your tang yuan shirt is so pretty and individuals gaiwan sets are showstoppers!
Hahaha! Your page was loading just a little gradually and that i just LOL after i saw the red orb adopted through the eco-friendly orb appearing. I believed you'd perform a spicy dish for any more Southeast Asian style Christmas.
Whenever you stated December, Tang Chek immediately found mind. I had been initially considering a savory dish but as it is so near to Christmas, I figured something colorful such as these tang yuan is much more consistent with holiday cheer. Anyway, I do need to consider something for the following month, eh?
Individuals gaiwan sets are actually special. Can’t have them nowadays.