Sweet Sesame Balls

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by dicentra

From Every Day with Rachael Ray - February 2007

Top Review by Ratalouille

This was an interesting recipe. I have had something similar to this at a local Asian restaurant here, I think they use sweet potatoes. I had some difficulty with the dough holding it's shape. The first few were still a little doughy on the inside, so I cooked them a little bit longer, this made they chewy. The sesame seeds give a really nice nutty flavor. I think the honey is too strong, next time I'll try adding some water to it or maybe even use a simple syrup. Made this for the "Cooking with an Asian Accent" event - March 2009

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil until a deep-frying thermometer reads 350°.
  2. In a saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a boil; stir in the brown sugar until dissolved. Place the rice flour in a medium bowl and, using a fork, stir in the sugar syrup until a sticky dough forms.
  3. Place the sesame seeds in a bowl. Using your hands, roll about 2 tablespoons dough into a ball.
  4. Roll the ball in the sesame seeds; repeat with the remaining dough.
  5. When the oil is hot, working in batches, fry the sesame balls until golden brown, about 4 minutes per batch.
  6. Transfer the sesame balls to a paper-towel-lined plate. Serve with the warm honey.

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