Watching cooking shows is my new hobby in Taiwan. Such programs are usually aired in the afternoon as their targeted audiences are housewives like me. So far I've noted down quite a numbers of recipes and I'm going to try them out one by one!
Mua chee is one of the recipes that I learnt from cooking show and it's also my favourite childhood snack. Growing up in Penang, Malaysia, we used to have mobile hawkers going around our neighbourhood with their pushcarts in the afternoon. The mua chee seller only came on Sunday and I remember that my brother and I used to sit at our front porch, waited for him to pass by and we would buy two packs of mua chee from him without fail. Since I chanced upon this mua chee recipe on TV 2 weeks ago, I've tried it out a few times and it always gives satisfying results. This recipe is definitely a keeper!
Mua Chee Recipe
1.5 cups glutinous rice flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon oil
1 cup water
80g peanuts, toasted and pounded
3 tablespoons white sesame, toasted
4-5 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons fried shallots
1) Mix glutinous rice flour, cornstarch, oil and water in a microwave proof bowl. Cover the bowl and heat in microwave oven on medium high for 4 minutes.
2) Grease the inside of a plastic bag with 1 teaspoon of oil. When the mua chee is removed from the microwave oven, let it cool for a while. Then place it inside the plastic bag and knead a few times. Leave the mua chee to cool completely. (**Wear oven mitt when kneading the hot mua chee)
3) Using a pair of oiled scissors, cut mua chee into small pieces and coat them generously with peanut mixture. Serve.