August 3, 2020 marks half year of the Chinese lunar calendar. Some Chinese families will prepare Kuih Ee as offerings to the deities or ancestors. I do not follow this procedure, it is not a must for my family but with some extra free time, I did it.
Anyway, with all the ingredients available here is a recipe which I like to share. For the syrup, I used a small bit of Penang local ginger [popularly known as Air Itam ginger] and Gula Merah. The syrup is aromatic and sweetness is acceptable as a dessert. I also add some chopped red dates. As for the rice balls, I used glutinous rice flour, pumpkin puree, water and some white sugar.
150 gm pumpkin puree
150 gm glutinous rice flour
1 tbsp fine sugar
a few tbsp water
600 ml water or more [depends on the sweetness you prefer]
100 gm gula merah
1 small knob of ginger – rinsed and lightly bruised
6 red dates – deseeded and chopped