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How to Make Sticky Rice Red Bean Cakes


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Step 1: Make the Topping.
How to Make Sticky Rice Red Bean Cakes

Making the Topping


  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour (also called "sticky rice flour")
  • pinch of salt
  • a little less than 1 cup water
  • 1 package red bean paste (available at Asian/Chinese stores)
  • 1 large banana leaf (OR parchment paper/wax paper)


  • 4 Tbsp. [regular] rice flour
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1+1/2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. dry shredded baking-type coconut, sweetened or unsweetened

Step 1: Place all topping ingredients -- except the dry coconut -- into a pot or sauce pan. Stir with a whisk over medium heat until the mixture thickens and sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and reserve.

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