This is an event submission from me for the Merdeka Open House 2009 held by Babe in the City -KL. The theme for this years open house is My Sweet Malaysia. Well, i must admit i felt a mixture of excitement and anxious feelings when i heard about this theme. Don't get me wrong, i love traditional sweets but I've never attempted any traditional Malaysian sweets at home and my pathetic knowledge about Malaysian sweets isn't gonna help.
Initially i was planning to make glutenous rice dumpling with coconut pandan leaf stuffing, a recipe from Poh @ Masterchef. However, i failed terribly and the whole lot of dough went into Mr. Bin's tummy. After the failure, i then opted for something simplier - something that even dummy me can do. So i found this ondeh-ondeh recipe from rasa Malaysia's site. Sorry for not being able to submit something more exotic but i tell ya, even making these simple ondeh ondeh was a hard and desperate task for me. I started making these little sweets without any expectation of success.
To my relief, everything turned out ok. My ondeh ondeh might not have looked as good as Sea Salt and food but hey, at least they were editable. I gave some for my colleague to try and she loved them !! woohoo.. !!!
Anyway, this is my little contribution to this years Merdeka Open house. Happy 52 years old Malaysia!!!