Chapssal Banana Dduk (Sweet Rice Cake with Banana)
Dduk (tteok) is not exactly a dessert, since Koreans really don't eat dessert. It is a sweet that is served for special occasions, like birthdays, or other celebrations. These days people are making dduk, which already comes in many forms, with more non-traditional ingredients, like banana. This modern take on dduk uses banana.
- 2 very ripe bananas
- l/2 cup of butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/3 cup sweet rice flour (chapssalgaru 찹쌀가루)
- 1 tsp soda
- l/2 tsp salt
- l/2 cup walnut, crushed
- Heat oven 325 F.
- Get a loaf pan (or a regular pan) ready, oil or butter the sides.
- Mince bananas well, then add melted butter and eggs, beating well. In a separate bowl, mix sugar, rice flour, soda, salt and walnuts. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet, then spread into the loaf pan.
- Bake for 40 - 45 mins at 325F. Turn the heat off and leave it in the oven for 5 minutes. Test it with a toothpick -- if it comes out clean, it's done.
Serving Size: 4-5
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Preparation Time: 15 minutes