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Nian Gao Chinese New Year Cake

Nian Gao Chinese New Year Cake
Yield: 4

Nian Gao Chinese New Year Cake

Nian Gao Chinese New Year Cake

Nian Gao is a popular dessert eaten to celebrate Chinese New Year. One of the reasons it is eaten on this occasion is that the words that mean "sticky cake" sound similar to the words that mean "grow and grow taller every year," an expression used to wish good health in the new year.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 130 g of brown sugar
  • 210 ml of boiled water
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • Water (to taste)

Instructions

    1. Nian Gao is a popular dessert eaten to celebrate Chinese New Year. One of the reasons it is eaten on this occasion is that the words that mean "sticky cake" sound similar to the words that mean "grow and grow taller every year," an expression used to wish good health in the new year.
    2. Collect the necessary ingredients. Many of these ingredients are available at Asian grocery stores.
    3. Combine the boiled water and brown sugar in a mixing bowl and stir until the brown sugar dissolves
    4. Make a hole in the center of the flour in a large mixing bowl. Pour the water and sugar into a mixing bowl, then add the milk. Mix
    5. Add one tablespoon of water at a time until you have a good dough.
    6. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface (with gutinous rice flour). Coat one side of the pan with nonstick cooking spray.
    7. Place the dough on a sheet of parchment paper that has been sprayed with nonstick spray and place it all in a steamer. Cook for 45 to 50 minutes.
    8. Place a plate on top of the cake and flip it upside down. Take off the parchment paper.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 125Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 16mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 0gSugar 32gProtein 0g

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