Have you ever wished that time could be reversed? I were ten, twenty or thirty years younger, then I would have done this and that, or I would not have done this or that....
I missed having this treat for a fairly long time. It used to be a common dish in dim sum restaurants when I was little. But nowadays, it is very rarely available, especially here in America's dim sum restaurants. It's nicknamed the "roll of film" because it resembles the rolls of film once used in the old cameras from the last century.
If only time could be reversed, I could enjoy it once more.....
Now you don't have to go back in time. If you want to enjoy this treat again in this digital age, follow the recipe below.
記得這種叫"菲林"的甜品嗎？(如果你未食過的話便証明你比我年輕或不是在香港長大 ^_^ )
200g water 水
40g sugar 糖
15g rice flour 粘米粉
40g water chestnut flour 馬蹄粉
sesame oil 麻油少許
1) In a small pan using medium heat, slightly toast sesame seeds. Stir from time to time. Remove from heat when they start popping.
2) Put water and the toasted seeds in a small pot and bring to a boil. Let them cook for about a minute. Remove from heat.
3) Use a blender or food processor to grind the seeds together with the water. Strain it through a sieve.
2) Mix sugar, rice flour and water chestnut flour in a bowl. Add 110g sesame water to the bowl. Mix well.
3) Use a little bit of sesame oil to brush a dish. Pour a thin layer of batter on and steam under high heat for 2-3 minutes.
4) After it cools down, roll it up and cut into sections about 2 inches long. Serve at room temperature.
1) Make sure you do not pour too much batter on the dish. As long as it covers the dish, it is fine. 2) Do not overcook. It becomes hard and ruin the texture.
3) The strained out sesame can be used in making bread. No waste!