Steamed Pandan Tapioca Pearl Cakes

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"This is a fun and delectable little dessert to impress your friends. This recipe utilizes many typical ingredients found in Thai desserts like tapioca pearls, coconut, and pandan."
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55 m servings 367 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 74.7g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 229 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Toss the coconut and salt together in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Blend the pandan leaves with 3/4 cup water in a blender or food processor until smooth; strain through a piece of cheesecloth. You should get about 1/2 cup pandan juice.
  3. Bring 3 cups water and the tapioca pearls to a boil in a sauce pan; cook at a boil until the pearls are translucent and soft, about 10 minutes. Stir the sugar and tapioca flour into the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved; add the pandan juice and stir until you have a thick batter. Remove from heat and pour into foil cups.
  4. Bring a couple inches of water to boil in a large pot. Place a few of the cups at a time in a steamer insert and place over the boiling water. Steam until the cakes are cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. Top the cakes with the coconut to serve.



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