Original Recipe By Amy Beh
Red bean paste filling
To prepare red bean paste
Put the bean paste in a non-stick saucepan and cook until dry. Add sugar and stir until sugar dissolves, then add in oil. Stir slowly until the mixture turns into a smooth paste. Remove the paste and allow it to cool completely. Divide the red bean paste to make very small balls.
For the dumplings
Mix the glutinous rice with the alkaline water for about 15 minutes.
Take 2 bamboo leaves and fold into a cone. Put a tablespoon of rice in the cone and add a ball of red bean paste. Cover with more glutinous rice. Shape the cone well and secure with hempstring. Repeat the process to make more dumplings.
Boil the dumplings in rapidly boiling water for 3½-4 hours. Drain the dumplings well before serving.