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Tangyuan for Lantern Festival

Holiday and Celebration Foods

Tangyuan for Lantern Festival
1 and 1/4 cups glutinous rice flour
½ pound black sesame seeds, toasted then ground
1 cup confectioners sugar
5 Tablespoons lard, melted
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1. Mix glutinous flour in a small bowl with two-thirds if a cup of water that is a mite warmer than room temperature. Mix to make a dough, then make a long sausage-shaped roll, and cut it into twenty pieces.
2. Mix well-ground seeds with the sugar, then very slowly, add the lard and make this into twenty pieces and put one into every rice flour dough and completely sealing it in.
3. In a medium-size pot, bring one quart of water to the boil, then put the stuffed balls in one at a time. Boil them for three minutes then add half cup of cold water and return that to the boil and when it does, add another half cup of cold water and again return it to the boil.
4. Put half cup of the boiling water into each of ten soup-type bowls with two steamed balls of dough, and serve.

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