Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mom's Birthday

Today we celebrated Mom's birthday at our eldest sister's home. We had potluck since Mom prefer to eat homecooked food.  Eldest sis prepared steamed glutinous rice, kerabu sotong (squids), stewed pork nuckles and ribs and also steamed otak-otak using Mom's recipe. Third sis brought roast ribs and salad, my twin sis bought some butter cakes and fresh fruits (I remembered she said something about tarts but no sign of those!) and I made pandan spongecake using my homemade kaya (coconut jam) and also sweet potatoes glutinous rice balls. The recipe can be found here

I had adapted Cathy's Whipped Creamroll by substituting the water for pandan juice (screwpine juice) and baking it in a round 10 inch pan, and also increase the recipe by 50%.
So soft and fluffy and moist!

Deep frying the sweet potatoes glutinous rice balls in hot oil....when they floated, it's time to dish out:D

Nicely golden brown....irresistible! Texture is like mocchi, soft and chewy with pandan lotus paste filling. Makes a delicious, sweet ending to a perfect day!


  1. Happy Birthday to your mom, Jeannie! Those glutinous rice balls look perfect! I love these too when it's still hot. Very crunchy! Hope you guys are having a great time.
    Cheers, Kristy

  2. Your mom is a very lucky lady.

    Best wishes to her.

  3. It must have been a wonderful day for your Mother. It's very nice to be surrounded by your children and good food. Your cake is lovely and the jam sounds other-worldly. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. Very inventive substitution for the cake.
    Looks like you had an intersting feast for Mom.
    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,

  5. I love those balls! They are my favorite! I got a zillion of them when I went back to Korea two years ago! :) I love your new look!

  6. @Kristy....Thanks Kristy:D Yes, the balls have a nice crunch when they're still hot.

    @Mister Meatball....Thanks!:D

    @Mary...yes we did enjoyed ourselves very much. Moments like these are pretty scarce in our household.

    @Claudia....Thanks Claudia:D We had a great time catching up on news:)

    @Sook...My family love them too, worth the effort to go the extra mile to make these balls.:D Would love to visit Korea again, it's a lovely country.

  7. Best wishes to your mom. Those rice balls look so yummy...I can only imagine how delicious that first bite must have been. Yum!

  8. I wish your mom good health and many more birthdays to come. Love those sesame balls, with pandan filling, sure taste good.

  9. What a wonderful birthday meal, Jeannie. I love that you substituted pandan juice in the cake and used your coconut jam as filling. I wish I could have tasted it.

  10. Happy birthday to your mom :-) The cake and the sesame balls sure look a nice treat!

  11. @Monet.....Thank you:D

    @Cheah....Thanks for your wishes:D

    @Cathy...Thanks to you I have a great recipe that is so versatile :D

    @Juliana..Thanks Juliana:D

    Hope you have a great day ahead ladies....cheers!

  12. The fried sesame mochi look perfect! sight of it here. Really love its colour, very natural and bright.
    Happy Birthday to your mom.

  13. Happy Birthday to your mom!! Yeah!! What a feast for the eyes!! I so love these fried sweet potato balls!!

    Can we get the recipe?? They look so delectable!!!

  14. @Angie....Yeah, I heard it's hard to get these fragrant leaves over in some countries. Doesnt last otherwise I would send some to you:D

    @Sophie...the recipe is already posted on this link.

  15. The birthday spread sounds amazing! This is my favourite, I can easily have 4 lol

  16. Thanks for the recipe, dear Jeannie!

  17. Happy birthday to your mom Jeannie. THe meal look scrumptious.

  18. Hi Jeannie, thks for dropping by my blog. Happy belated birthday to your mom.
    Baking is something that I am not good at....LOL!
    Added your link to my blogroll. Cheers!


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