Donkey rolling on the ground 驢打滾
The Fringe Festival is finally going to finish soon and my life can finally can go back to normal. I’m sorry that I can’t reply messages lately but I did try my best. I really miss updating new recipes on my blog and cooking some tasty Chinese or Taiwanese dish at home. The most important thing is to share my recipe with all of you.
Because of being too tired, I started doing some silly things lately. I usually finish work, go home and found out I can’t open my front door by my key. I realized I tried to use my locker key to open my front door when I’m going to knock my door to ask Chris ”Why you lock me outside of our home!” or I always try to open my locker with my front door key and start panicking, what about “Why I can’t open my locker! Ah….I need my knives for work!”
I was planning to cook some tasty Chinese ribs today but unfortunately I’ve done another stupid thing. I left my keys hang on my lockers and I realized it when I arrived home. Thank god, my colleague is such a sweet heart keeping my key for me until I go back to work on Monday. But I kind of lock myself at home today so I can’t go to supermarket to buy some ingredients for cooking. (sigh….)
Today I’ll share with you this Chinese dessert recipe which has a really funny name in Chinese. It’s called “Donkey Rolling on the Ground” (驢打滾). I know it’s a strange name for a dessert. But this dessert gained this funny name from the look of it. It looks like a donkey rolling on the ground with all the dust cover on the body. It’s really yummy and easy to make. I use peanut powder instead of the cooked soybean powder because I can’t find the soybean powder. But in proper recipe for this dessert should use soybean powder. (I think I should use walnut powder because Taiwanese and Chinese believe walnut is good for your “brain” and I think I really need it at moment LOL). I hope you will enjoy this recipes and also hope you don’t do something silly like me.
Credits: Preparation photos were taken by myself but final photos were taken by Chris at: Chris Radley Photography
Donkey Rolling on the Ground
- 250 g glutinous rice
- 250 g water
- 40 g caster sugar
- 250 g red bean paste
- Some peanut powder
- Some honey or dark brown sugar
Cook the 250g glutinous rice with 250g water in the steamer or rice cooker.
Pour the cooked glutinous rice into a mixing bowl with 40g caster sugar and use a rolling pin to pound the rice until the rice looks like dough, but you still can see a little bit rice shape in it.
Separate the rice into 3 portions and flatten it into a long rectangle shape.
Roll the red bean paste into long stripe shape and put it in the middle of the rice.
Roll it with rice into the column shape. Cut it into 3 cm long and coat it with peanut powder.
Wow you poor girl it sounds like you need a break or at least your brain does 🙂 I love the name of this sweet, it’s so funny and cute. I guess you can even call it like a Chinese mochi, it’s similar anyways. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, both my body and brain need a break. Recently I’ve been working from 9am to around 2am with little breaks, so I’m very very tired. But thankfully I went back to work today and it was a lot quieter. Woohoo! This is quite similar to Chinese mochi.
Loving the name of this dessert. I have most of these ingredients, will have to try it soon. Thanks
Thanks for your comment. If you try making this let me know how you get on. It’s a fairly easy recipe to make but quite tasty.
surely a funny name
It sounds really tasty! and looks too 🙂
Many thanks for your kind comment. 🙂 I love your “Kolorowe Pierogi” however, I don’t understand any polish. But those dumplings looks so yummy and colourful.
These look fantastic, and I love the name 🙂 I am glad you are finally getting a break 🙂
Hello Magic of spice,
Thank you for your comment. I’m so happy that festival is finally finish and the business is less busy. I love the name of this dessert as well. It’s just a funny but awesome name. I think there are a lot of interesting name in both Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine.
The name is so fitting, it really does sort of look like a donkey rolling on the ground. But it looks delicious too!
Thank you for your comment. I love your pecan brittles too. They looks like my perfect dessert 😀