Snow Balls

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Feb. 22, 2011


Glutinous rice flour 500 Milliliter (2 Cups)
Cornstarch 60 Milliliter (1/4 Cup)
White sugar 45 Milliliter (3 Tablespoon)
Shortening 15 Milliliter (1 Tablespoon)
Water 185 Milliliter (3/4 Cup)
Red bean paste 3 Ounce (90 Gram)
Cashew nuts 60 Milliliter , chopped (1/4 Cup)
Shredded coconut 500 Milliliter (2 Cups)
Cherries/Strawberries 1/2 Pound (225 Grams, For Garnish)


1 Combine rice and cornstarch with sugar. Work in shortening, add water and stir with a knife to form a dough. Knead 2 — 3 minutes. Roll dough into a sausage shape and divide into 16 pieces. Shape into balls.

2 Combine bean paste and cashew nuts. Divide into 16 portions. Make an indentation or hollow in each dough ball. Fill each with paste mixture, draw edges together to enclose filling. Reshape into a ball.

3 Cook in boiling water 8 minutes, stirring gently to prevent sticking on bottom of saucepan. Remove balls with a strainer. Cool slightly, then roll in coconut. Decorate each with half a cherry or strawberry. Store at room temperature.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 4914Calories from Fat 1817

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 216 g332.3%

Saturated Fat 161 g805%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 229 mg9.54%

Total Carbohydrates 679 g226.3%

Dietary Fiber 52 g208%

Sugars 160 g

Protein 70 g140%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet