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Traditional Chinese Steamed Cake (Fa Gao)

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"This is a recipe I came up with after searching through many different versions. It's light and fluffy, yet still traditional, representing prosperity during the New Year."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch round cake Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 45 mins

Directions

  1. Sprinkle the yeast over 1/2 cup of warm water in a small bowl. The water should be no more than 100 degrees F (40 degrees C). Let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam.
  2. Beat egg, melted butter, vanilla extract, and milk together in a large bowl, until smooth. Sift cake flour, cornmeal, sugar, and salt together in a small bowl, then stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture, mixing until just combined. Stir in the yeast mixture until smooth. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C) until doubled in volume, 1 to 2 hours. Pour mixture into a 9 inch round pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with raisins.
  3. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan, and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover, and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the cake, recover, and steam until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
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Oct 12, 2010

I did not care for this recipe. I have never tasted something like this befor.

 
Oct 17, 2012

It tasted great!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 264 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 218 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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