Homemade cooked glutinous rice flour/kao fun/gao fen


Kao Fun/Gao Fen/Cooked Glutinous Rice Flour is an essential ingredient for making Ping Pei Mooncakes/Snowskin Mooncakes & some other Chinese pastries. Usually the prepared Kao Fun is purchased from bakery ingredients stores, especially just before the Mooncake Festival. If you find it hard lớn source for this ingredient, here is how you make it at home.

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Recipe by Mama Ding


Total Time | 55 mins

Prep Time | 5 mins

Cook Time | 50 mins or longer

Yields : 500 g (1 lb) of raw glutinous rice flour yields about 470 g (15 oz) cooked flour.


500 g (1 lb) glutinous rice flour, any brand


01 Place the glutinous rice flour in a baking pan. Cover with foil.

Prepare a steamer. Steam on medium high heat for 45 mins; topping up the water in your steamer when necessary.

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02 After steaming, scoop half of the flour into a microwave-safe container.

Microwave on high at 1 min intervals until the flour turns a very light yellow color. Stir well after each 1 min interval to lớn avoid burning the bottom. Once the color changes, it is ready.

Remove from the microwave and set aside khổng lồ cool. Repeat the microwave process with the remaining half of the steamed flour.

03 Transfer the cooled, cooked flour to lớn an airtight container khổng lồ keep or use right away. Store unused flour in an airtight container và keep in a cool, dry place. The cooked glutinous rice flour can keep for up to 2 weeks.


If you don"t have a microwave oven, you can also use your convection oven to lớn roast the flour.

Cook at 180 C/350 F at 3 mins intervals until it changes color. Once it changes color, it is ready.If using a microwave oven, it takes about 3 or 4 mins of cooking. Convection oven takes triple the time to lớn cook.Remember to sieve the cooked flour before using.

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