Deep-fried sesame balls

Deep-fried sesame balls

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 30
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 125.2
  • Total Fat: 9.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.7 mg
  • Sodium: 51.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g

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A traditional Chinese treat during the New Year celebrations - it may not be the healthiest out there, but it sure it yummy! A traditional Chinese treat during the New Year celebrations - it may not be the healthiest out there, but it sure it yummy!
Number of Servings: 30


    200g plain flour
    1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    1/8 tsp salt
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/4 cup milk
    1 1/2 tbsp margerine/butter (melted)
    1/2 cup sesame seeds
    oil for deep frying
    150g lotus paste/red bean paste (available at bakery shops)


Put sifted dried ingredients, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl. Pour in the milk and stir in the melted butter to mix into a soft dough.
Divide the dough into portions of 30g each and wrap around a small ball of lotus/red bean paste filling. Shape into a neat round ball.
Dip the ball lightly in water then dip into the sesame seeds to coat all over. Press the sesame seeds tightly around.
Heat enough oil in a wok and slide in the sesame balls. Deep-fry the balls over a gentle low heat, stirring frequently until they turn lightly golden.
Remove from heat and drain on absorbant paper towels.

Number of Servings: 30

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NADIATION.

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  • Delicious! I have eaten these in a Chinese restaurant, and am thrilled to find a recipe for making them. I wonder about the calorie count, but they are very light weight. I wonder if baking them would work? I might try that and see! - 12/27/08

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  • The nutrition info. omits ingrediants & is incorrect. Duplicating it to include the missing oil for frying revealed that the lotus bean filling and the type of milk used (what's UHT 2%) aren't in the system & therefore couldn't have been in the nutrition info. if you make it recalculate the recipe - 3/11/08

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  • sounds interesting - 1/1/08

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  • This sounds very good--actually, it sounds too good to be true. Did you include the oil for deep frying in the nutrition facts/calculator? I noticed it wasn't included in the ingredients list and something that is deep fried cannot possibly only have 1.9g of fat per serving...A good treat though ^_^ - 1/1/08

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  • I'll try with cheese cubes in the middle.
    I'm sure, they'll be delicious too :D
    And later I'll try to bake them in the oven, not to deep fry...
    - 12/29/07

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