[Air Fryer Series] Sesame Balls

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15 Sesame Balls

Hello Homecooks!
Today, we will be sharing with you how to make a Sesame Ball in an Air Fryer, a healthier and less oily version! It is light, crispy, nutty, and chewy. Sesame ball is a traditional and popular classic dessert served during the Lunar New Year. It is very popular all over Southeast Asia, China, Japan, etc. But each country put different fillings inside.
In Singapore, Sesame balls are more commonly filled with sweet red bean paste, peanut and mung-beans. It’s a great snack or dessert for a potluck. These fried sesame balls will surely satisfy your sweet cravings! 
Chinese New Year is less than a month away and we hope this recipe allows you to make a bunch of delicious sesame balls for you and your family! 
 

Ingredients

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Glutinous rice flour
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Glutinous rice flour
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Water
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Water
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Icing sugar
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Icing sugar
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Toasted sesame seeds
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Toasted sesame seeds
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Sweet red bean paste
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Sweet red bean paste
Oil for brushing
Oil for brushing
Water for dipping
Water for dipping

Steps

1

Place the flour into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, spoon out two tablespoons of your measured rice flour.
Place the flour into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, spoon out two tablespoons of your measured rice flour.
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2

and place in a separate small bowl. In the small bowl, add 10ml of the water and knead until the dough comes together.
and place in a separate small bowl. In the small bowl, add 10ml of the water and knead until the dough comes together.
Mark as completed

3

Boil some water in a small pot, add the small dough ball. Allow it to simmer for 3 minutes, remove the dough and place it in a bowl of cold water to cool down.
Boil some water in a small pot, add the small dough ball. Allow it to simmer for 3 minutes, remove the dough and place it in a bowl of cold water to cool down.
Mark as completed

4

In the large bowl add the icing sugar to the rice flour and whisk together.
In the large bowl add the icing sugar to the rice flour and whisk together.
Mark as completed

5

Add the cooled down dough ball to the flour and sugar mixture. Knead the dough ball into the dry ingredients, while gradually adding the water (100ml). Knead until the dough is soft and smooth.
Add the cooled down dough ball to the flour and sugar mixture. Knead the dough ball into the dry ingredients, while gradually adding the water (100ml). Knead until the dough is soft and smooth.
Mark as completed

6

Divide the dough into 16 even portions.
Divide the dough into 16 even portions.
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7

Flatten out each portion into a disk, then place 2 tsps of the red bean paste in the middle. Carefully wrap the dough until it forms a ball by pinching the seams.
Flatten out each portion into a disk, then place 2 tsps of the red bean paste in the middle. Carefully wrap the dough until it forms a ball by pinching the seams.
Mark as completed

8

Prepare two bowls, one with water and one with the toasted sesame seeds. Submerge the ball completely in the water, then roll it in the sesame seeds to coat. Lightly spray or brush the balls with oil.
Prepare two bowls, one with water and one with the toasted sesame seeds. Submerge the ball completely in the water, then roll it in the sesame seeds to coat. Lightly spray or brush the balls with oil.
Mark as completed

9

Preheat your air fryer to 160°C. Evenly place 8 sesame balls in the air fryer, being careful not to overcrowd it (they will expand). Air fry at 160°C for 15 minutes, then increase the temperature to 200°C and cook for a further 3 minutes until golden. Repeat this step for the other batch.
Preheat your air fryer to 160°C. Evenly place 8 sesame balls in the air fryer, being careful not to overcrowd it (they will expand). Air fry at 160°C for 15 minutes, then increase the temperature to 200°C and cook for a further 3 minutes until golden. Repeat this step for the other batch.
Mark as completed

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