Food & Fun

“Food & Fun,” Friend, August 2020

Food & Fun

Friend Magazine, 2020/08 Aug

Illustration by Mark Robison

Sweet Potato Balls

Make this tasty Malaysian treat! Be sure to get an adult’s help.

1 pound (450 g) white sweet potatoes

3/4 cup flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 cup white sesame seeds

  1. Boil the sweet potatoes in a pot of water until cooked through. Let the potatoes cool and remove the peels.

  2. Smash the cooked sweet potatoes and mix with flour and sugar to make a dough. Add a spoonful of water if flour doesn’t mix in.

  3. Roll the dough into 1-inch (2.5-cm) balls. Roll the balls in sesame seeds.

  4. Bake on a greased baking sheet at 350ºF (180ºC) for 18–20 minutes, until golden brown.

Batu Seremban

Batu Seremban is a traditional Malaysian game. Here’s a version you can play.

Get six small stones or other objects. To start, toss a stone into the air and pick up one stone from the ground before you catch the stone again. Then toss a stone while picking up two stones. Keep going until you pick up all five stones while tossing a stone and catching it. If you miss, the next person gets to try. You can start trying again wherever you left off.