Seoul Sweet Symphony—Dessert for 6

“Seoul Sweet Symphony” is a delightful Korean dessert that harmoniously blends traditional flavors. This dessert features a medley of sweet rice cakes, red bean paste, and honey syrup, topped with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. It’s a perfect ending to any meal, offering a taste of Seoul’s culinary charm.

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You Need This Stuff

  • 2 cups sweet rice flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup red bean paste
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water (for syrup)
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted

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  1. ‘Start by sifting 2 cups of sweet rice flour into a large mixing bowl using a sieve
  2. Add 1 cup of water to the sifted flour and whisk it thoroughly until it forms a smooth batter Make sure there are no lumps in the mixture
  3. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and set aside for about 30 minutes to let the batter rest
  4. While the batter is resting, prepare the red bean filling In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of red bean paste and 1/2 cup of sugar Mix well until sugar is fully incorporated into the paste
  5. Prepare your steamer by placing a large pot on the stove Fill it with water up to half its height and place a steamer basket inside Ensure that the water level is below the steamer basket
  6. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  7. After the batter has rested, stir it once more with your wooden spoon then pour spoonfuls onto your lined baking sheet, forming small circles about 3 inches in diameter
  8. Place a teaspoon of red bean filling in the center of each circle then fold over to form half-moons Press edges together to seal them securely
  9. Once all circles are filled and sealed, place them in your preheated steamer basket Cover with lid and steam for about 15 minutes or until they become translucent
  10. While dumplings are steaming, prepare syrup by combining 1/2 cup honey and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan Bring to simmer over medium heat until it thickens slightly, stirring occasionally with wooden spoon
  11. Once dumplings are done, remove them from steamer using spatula and place them on dessert plates while still warm
  12. Brush each dumpling generously with honey syrup using pastry brush then sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top for garnish before serving’

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Beti’s Reflections

On my latest culinary adventure, I found myself immersed in the vibrant flavors of Korean cuisine. Among the many treasures I discovered was this gem, the ‘Seoul Sweet Symphony’. This recipe is a delightful Korean dessert that harmoniously blends traditional flavors and offers a taste of Seoul’s culinary charm.

The ‘Seoul Sweet Symphony’ is a perfect ending to any meal, serving up to six people with its delightful medley of sweet rice cakes, red bean paste, and honey syrup. However, please note that this recipe may not be suitable for those following gluten-free diets, vegan desserts, low-carb meals, no-sugar treats or dairy-free dishes.

The ingredients for our Seoul Sweet Symphony Recipe are simple yet full of flavor. We start with sweet rice flour which forms the base for our Korean Sweet Rice Dumplings. The dumplings are filled with red bean paste – a staple in many Homemade Korean Desserts – and sweetened with sugar. A drizzle of honey syrup adds an extra layer of sweetness while toasted sesame seeds provide a nutty crunch that perfectly complements the soft dumplings.

Making this Red Bean Paste Dessert begins by sifting sweet rice flour into a large mixing bowl and whisking it with water until smooth. After letting the batter rest, we prepare our red bean filling by mixing red bean paste and sugar together. Our Steamed Dumpling Recipes always emphasize the importance of sealing your dumplings securely after filling them to ensure they hold their shape during steaming. While your dumplings are steaming away to perfection, prepare your honey syrup by simmering honey and water together until slightly thickened. Once done, generously brush each warm dumpling with honey syrup and sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top before serving.

And there you have it! Your very own homemade Seoul Sweet Symphony – a delightful Korean dessert that’s sure to impress at your next dinner party or family gathering! This recipe is just one example of how easy it can be to make Traditional Korean Sweet Treats at home using simple ingredients like sweet rice flour and red bean paste. So why not try making these delicious Homemade Red Bean Paste Dumplings yourself? You might just discover your new favorite dessert!

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