I decided to steam my own steamed rice cake. As usual, I had to google for the recipe. Mom was no longer available on the other end of the phone line to help me out. I found some recipes for this steamed cake or in Malay language it is called Apam Beras. I cannot follow some of the online recipe because lack of ingredients. I skipped to the next recipe.
Finally, I decided to create my own. I figured that it will work. But alas, I made the biggest mistake of all. I forgot to give my yeast some sugar to eat. So, they did not grow as I expected. My rice flour batter did not have bubbles. It was flat.
But I did not waste it. I continue to add the coconut soda as planned. I dropped few pinch of red coloring and so it turned out pink nicely.
1 cup rice flour
1 cup warm water
1 packet dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar
Mix all of these ingredients and let it bubble for more than 4 hours. I was already at the office when I remembered about the sugar. By the time I came home, the yeast were already dead and the cake will not rise.
Prepare the steamer.
Add 1 cup of coconut flavored soda. I choose coconut flavored soda just for it's sweet taste.The steamed cupcake came out nicely from the mould. I will try this steamed cake again. And this time I must remember the sugar for the yeast. Rolled this steamed cake in coconut flakes. I use an unsweetened coconut flakes with some salt and sugar. Luckily I am only cooking this for myself. The top part of this steamed cake looks nice and soft. But the bottom part is a little bit flat. I packed this cute cupcake in a small container and take it to work everyday for the next 2 days.