Cookbook:Khanom Tian

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Khanom Tian (ขนมเทียน) is a pyramid-shaped Chinese dessert, often served in Chinese festivals such as Sart-Jeen Day and Chinese New Year. This dessert consists of two main parts: the dough and the filling. The filling can be salty or sweet, and this recipe covers the sweet filling.


Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Dough Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Sweet Filling Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

Making the Dough[edit | edit source]

  1. Melt the palm sugar in a pan with coconut milk and cool to room temperature.
  2. Mixed the glutinous rice flour with the coconut milk until a smooth and slightly sticky dough is formed.
  3. Let the dough sit while covered for 3 hours or overnight.

Making the Sweet Filling[edit | edit source]

  1. Put the palm sugar and water in a pan and simmer until dry enough.
  2. Add coconut and simmer with palm sugar and water until it is sticky.
  3. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

Filling the Khanom Tian[edit | edit source]

  1. Get the banana leaves ready by washing the banana leaves.
  2. Cut them with scissors into two rounded sizes. One is 16-18 cm in diameter and the others 12-14 cm in diameter.
  3. Place a large section and a small section together with the dull sides facing each other. Do this for all the leaves.
  4. Oil your hand and roll a 3 cm chunk of dough into a ball, and flatten it into a circle.
  5. Place a ball of filling into the dough, and gently fold the dough around the filling and pinch the seams shut.
  6. Place the dough balls into a dish with a vegetable oil so that they do not stick together.

Making the Banana Leaf Pyramids[edit | edit source]

  1. Fold one end of the banana leaf into a cone, and drop in the stuffed dough ball.
  2. Fold over the shorter side of the cone.
  3. Fold over both sides of the banana leaf perpendicularly to the cone seam.
  4. Tuck the long tail into the little slot.
  5. Fold over the long tail that is left, and put it into the slot. Then crease the folds of the pyramid a bit to make it strong.

Cooking[edit | edit source]

Place all of the pyramids in a single layer into a steamer, and steam 20-30 minutes. Let the pyramids cool a bit and eat.