1½ cups glutinous rice flour
¾ cup lukewarm water
2-3 drops pandan flavor
8 teaspoons palm sugar (grated) or you can use brown sugar
1 cup fresh coconut (grated); you can also use dried coconut
Mix the glutinous rice powder with the water and add the pandan flavor and knead into a firm but flexible dough.
Take one full teaspoon of the dough and shape it into a ball approximately 1-inch in diameter.
Push a finger into the center of the ball to make a hole, and put in approximately ½ tsp. of the palm sugar. Seal, and roll it back into the ball shape with the palms of your hands. Prepare all the balls and set them aside.
Prepare a pot with water and bring it to a boil.
Carefully drop the balls into the boiling water and remove with a spoon once they float to the surface. Roll the balls in the grated coconut.
Let cool and enjoy!
To get this photo I staged the kelepon on a large stainless spoon. I used two flashes: one was pointed at the background which in this case was a white wall. I set this one on 1/2 power. The other flash was in a Lumiquest Lightbox III and set at 1/32 power. With my camera on a tripod I hand held the spoon and focused the camera with a wireless remote. The next time I take a shot like this I plan on rigging a clamp so that I don’t have to hand hold the spoon. It was just too difficult to try and focus and hold the spoon.
Canon 5DII | Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 | f/11 @ 75mm | 1/125th sec. | ISO 100