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Sweet Sago Rolls with Palm Sugar Syrup Recipe – Resep Jajanan Ongol-ongol

Sweet Sago Rolls with Palm Sugar Syrup Recipe - Resep Jajanan Ongol-ongol

Sweet Sago Rolls with Palm Sugar Syrup Recipe – Resep Jajanan Ongol-ongol

An inexpensive dessert in Indonesia where sago flour, palm sugar and coconut are readily available.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup (120 g) sago flour (see note) or tapioca flour
  • 1 cup (185 g) shaved palm sugar or dark brown sugar
  • 31/2 cups (875 ml) water
  • 2 pandanus leaves, tied in a knot, or 1/4 teaspoon pandanus extract
  • Large square of banana leaf or parchment paper
  • Toothpicks, to fasten
  • 1 cup (100 g) freshly grated coconut or 1 cup (80 g) lightly moistened unsweetened dried coconut flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Palm Sugar Syrup

  • 1/2 cup (100 g) shaved palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water

Method :

  1. Make the Palm Sugar Syrup by bringing the palm sugar and water to a boil over high heat in a saucepan. Reduce the heat to low, simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes, stirring from time to time, until the sugar is dissolved and
    the mixture turns syrupy. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Combine the sago or tapioca flour, palm sugar and water in a saucepan and mix well. Add the pandanus leaves or extract and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for about 30 minutes, stirring from time to time until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and discard the pandanus leaves if using. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. When cool enough to handle, place the mixture on the piece of banana leaf or parchment paper and roll it up to form a compact cylinder. Fasten the ends of the roll with toothpicks and set aside to cool completely.
  4. Combine the grated coconut and salt, and mix well.
  5. To serve, slice the rolls into disks, sprinkled with a little grated coconut (mixed with salt) and drizzle the Palm Sugar Syrup over it.

Note: Sago flour, made from the grated trunk of the sago palm tree is produced in many Indonesian and Pacific islands. It is sold in powder form in plastic packets in Asian supermarkets, as is tapioca flour (also known as cassava flour).

Serves 6 to 8
Preparation time : 20 mins
Cooking time : 45 mins

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Source :
The Food of Indonesia
Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands
by Heinz von Holzen & Lother Arsana
photos by Heinz von Holzen

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See also Indonesian Recipe “Sweet Rice Flour Porridge Recipe – Resep Bubur Sumsum”