Now, picture a rainy afternoon and you sip a cup of hot tea accompanied by some delicious rice balls that burst with fragrant sweetness once you bite each and one of them. Heavenly, yes?
Anyway, I saw someone posted homemade klepon picture in Instagram last night and I instantly wanted to make some too! I quickly browsed klepon recipe in the internet and when my baby was napping this afternoon, I made my very own klepon.
My first attempt in making Klepon.
- 1.5 cups Glutinous Rice Flour (Tepung Ketan)
- 3/4 cup Lukewarm water/coconut juice, mixed with few spoons of pandan paste/juice
- Few drops of green coloring
- 8 tbs Grated palm sugar (Gula Melaka/Gula Kelapa)
- 1 cup Fresh grated coconut, steamed for 15-20 mins
- Some glutinous rice flour (Tepung Ketan), for coating
- In a large bowl, mix glutinous rice flour with lukewarm water and green colouring and knead until the dough doesn't stick to the bowl.
- Take one teaspoon of dough; roll it to make a one-inch ball using palms of our hands.
- Press a finger into the centre of the ball to make a hole and fill it with a little bit of grated palm sugar. Seal the hole and roll back into a ball shape.
- Coat each ball with glutinous rice flour so it doesn't stick to each other. Repeat step 2, 3 and 4 until all dough is finished. Set aside.
- Bring to boil a pot of water.
- Pour the balls into the boiling water. Once they float, take all the balls out and roll them into the grated coconut.
** This recipe makes about 25-30 balls and it takes about 1 hour to make them.
Easy, right? If you are Indonesians overseas, you might want to make klepon on your own to satisfy your cravings!