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ISOMIL

Steamed Isomil Rice Cake

ricecake

Makes:

12 rice cakes

Preparation Time:

75 minutes

Steaming Time:

30 – 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain rice flour
  • ¼ cup Isomil
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon dry yeast
  • ½ teaspoon soda bicarbonate
  • 125ml water
  • 28g raisins
  • Food coloring as desired
  • Food flavoring as desired

Method

  1. Mix together the rice flour with Isomil, sugar, yeast and soda bicarbonate.
  2. Add water and mix well to form a batter.
  3. Leave mixture to rise for 1 hour.
  4. Add in the raisins.
  5. Set a steamer to boil.
  6. Pour the mixture into 12 mini paper cups.
  7. Steam for 30 to 45 minutes until a skewer inserted into the rice cakes comes out clean.
  8. Remove the rice cakes from the steamer and allow them to cool before serving.