Sweet Asian Dumplings
In a bowl, mix the boiling water and the sugar, stirring to dissolve.
Soak the dried papaya in hot water for at least 30 minutes to soften
Place the glutinous rice flour in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle and stir in the sugar and water mixture. Add the milk and begin shaping the dough. Add 1 tablespoon of water to the dough at a time, until you have a smooth dough with a satiny texture.
Add the dried papaya as you are adding water and working with the dough.
Mix the ingredients well, then roll portions of the mixture into balls about 3cm/1in in diameter.
Place the sesame seeds on a plate and roll the rice balls in the seeds to coat.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan until it cooks a small piece of bread dropped into it in 30 seconds.
Carefully place the rice balls into the hot oil in batches to deep-fry until golden and crisp. Carefully remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Serve immediately.