Vietnamese Husband and Wife Cake (Banh Phu The)

Recipe by Nolita_Food
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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    cups water
  • 1
    lb starch flour
  • 1 13
    cups sugar
  • 12
  • 5
    ounces yellow mung beans, soaked in water
  • 23
    sugar syrup
  • 1
    tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2
    tablespoons lemon extract or 2 tablespoons pomelo blossom fruit essence
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix water, flour, sugar and shredded coconut, heat on low flame and stir for about 10 minutes.
  • Cook mung bean until tender, may take up to 1 hour on stove top. Drain then put back on stove.
  • Pour in sugar syrup and oil.
  • When most of the liquid has evaporate, add extract and remove from heat.
  • Put a thin layer of dough in small individual molds or cupcake tins.
  • Layer a small spoon of stuffing on top and top with another layer of dough.
  • Place them in steamer for about 20 minutes or until the dough is transparent.
  • Remove from molds, let cool and serve with green tea.
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