>Hello Sohib EditorOnline, have you ever tasted Awug? If not, you’re missing out on one of the most delicious traditional Indonesian desserts. Awug is a sweet and sticky dessert made from glutinous rice flour and palm sugar. It’s usually shaped like a cone and wrapped in banana leaves before being steamed. In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of making Awug from scratch, so you can enjoy this delicious dessert at home.
What You’ll Need
Before we get started, let’s go over the ingredients and equipment you’ll need to make Awug:
|200g glutinous rice flour||Steaming basket|
|150g palm sugar||Banana leaves (cut into 15cm x 15cm squares)|
|200ml water||Large mixing bowl|
Step 1: Making the Dough
The first step in making Awug is to prepare the dough. Here’s how:
Step 1.1: Mixing the Flour and Water
In a large mixing bowl, combine the glutinous rice flour and water. Mix well until you get a smooth and elastic dough.
Step 1.2: Shaping the Dough
Divide the dough into small balls (about the size of a ping pong ball). Flatten each ball with your palm and make a small well in the center. Add a small piece of palm sugar (about 1 tsp) into the well, and then seal the dough to cover the palm sugar completely. Shape the dough into a cone shape, and wrap it with banana leaves. Repeat this process until all the dough and sugar are used up.
Step 2: Steaming the Awug
Now that you’ve shaped the Awug, it’s time to steam it. Here’s how:
Step 2.1: Preparing the Steamer
Fill a steaming basket with water and bring it to a boil. Arrange the wrapped Awug in the steaming basket, making sure they are not touching each other. Cover the basket with a lid, and steam the Awug over high heat for 30 minutes.
Step 2.2: Cooling and Serving
After 30 minutes, turn off the heat and let the Awug cool down for a few minutes. Once they have cooled down, remove the Awug from the steamer and unwrap them. Serve the Awug while they are still warm.
Q1: Can I use brown sugar instead of palm sugar?
A1: No, brown sugar is not a suitable substitute for palm sugar. Palm sugar has a unique flavor that cannot be replicated by any other type of sugar.
Q2: Where can I find banana leaves?
A2: You can usually find banana leaves in Asian grocery stores or online.
Q3: Can I freeze Awug?
A3: Yes, you can freeze Awug for up to 3 months. To reheat, steam the frozen Awug for 10-15 minutes.
Q4: Can I add other fillings to Awug?
A4: Yes, you can experiment with different fillings, such as grated coconut, chocolate chips, or peanuts. However, palm sugar is the traditional and most authentic filling for Awug.
Q5: Is Awug gluten-free?
A5: Yes, Awug is gluten-free, as it is made from glutinous rice flour, which is gluten-free.
That’s it! We hope you enjoy making and eating Awug as much as we do. Selamat mencoba!