Chinese Fried Buns

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  • 6 ounces sweet potatoes
  • 10 ounces red bean paste
  • 1 1/2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup hot water


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and boil them till tender, then mash them.
  2. Sift the glutinous rice flour and flour together then blend together with the sugar and mashed sweet potato. Knead the mixture well and sprinkle in the hot water. Knead the dough into small balls and then roll each ball into a flat round shape. Spoon some red bean paste into each as stuffing and shape into balls around the filling. Brush the balls with cold water, then coat thoroughly with sesame seeds.
  3. Deep fry on a low heat until the balls are golden and swollen.
  4. Drain and serve.