Don’t Mess With My Tutu! 嘟嘟糕
The name Kueh Tutu comes from the “tutu” sound the steaming holes make when the cakes are ready.
Kueh Tutu is traditional Singaporean snack used to be sold in pasar malam (night bazaar). Nowadays, you may find them in kopitiams and food courts in shopping malls. The prices have gone up exorbitantly due to inflation, elevating its value from cheap street food to “classy” delicacy.
The kueh itself is rice flour filled with either ground peanut & sugar or dessicated coconut cooked in “red” more like orange sugar, although some vendors use palm sugar which gives the coconut a golden brown colour.
Cooking method involves rapid steaming of the flour and chosen filling. Once ready, the Kueh Tutu is placed individually on pre-cut pandan leaves to add fragrance to the steamed cakes.
If you are interested in trying your hand at Kueh Tutu, please visit Ellena’s site: http://www.ellenaguan.com/2012/06/kueh-tutu-aka.html
If you want to buy a Kueh Tutu mould, visit this site: http://www.kitchencapers.net/onlineshop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=878
Happy tutu-ing 🙂