Asian sweet sesame cake balls


The sesame cake balls you see here rank number one on my childhood favorite list.  Cake balls are coated with sesame seeds and then deep fried to golden brown.  They taste crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy and sweet on the inside.  They are the most delicious snacks I could think of as a child.


2 cups of cake flour
1/2  egg
1/4  cup water
1 teaspoon oil
1/2 cup sugar (use more if you have a sweet tooth)
1 and 1/2teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup white sesame seeds
1/2 cup black sesame seeds
oil for deep frying



In a medium bowl, add water and sugar.  Whisk until the sugar dissolves.  Add oil and egg.  Whisk until well combined.

Shift together cake flour, baking powder, baking soda.

Add shifted flour to egg mixture.  Mix with a wooden spoon or a pair of chopsticks.

When everything starts to come together, transfer the dough to a well dusted wood board. Knead with hand until a dough ball forms.

Divide into 28 to 38 equal pieces.  I like to make them each between 20 g to 30g.

Roll each piece into a small dough ball.  Quickly dip in water and then coat with black sesame seeds.

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Or you can also coat them with white sesame seeds.

Deep fry them until golden brown.

Bon appétit!