Red bean dumpling (红豆汤圆) – The red bean paste is encased in sticky rice balls, boiled, and then served in ginger syrup. It’s a wonderfully refreshing dessert that anyone can make.
Mix the glutinous rice flour with the water in a bowl until it forms a smooth paste and no longer sticks to your hand. Divide the dough and red bean past into 10 balls each. Gently roll the sticky rice balls and red bean paste into ball shape using your palm. To wrap the dumplings, flatten a sticky rice balls using your palm and place a red bean ball in the center. Fold the edges to seal tight. Gently roll the dumplings using your palms again. Make sure there is no leakage. Place the dumplings on a piece of parchment paper.
Prepare the ginger syrup by boiling the water. Add the ginger into the water and boil for 10-15 minutes with medium heat. Add rock sugar (to taste) and boil for another 5 minutes. Lower heat to simmer.
Heat up another pot of water and bring it to boil. Drop the dumplings into the boiling water. As soon as they float to the top, transfer them out and into the ginger syrup. Turn off the heat and serve the red bean dumplings immediately.