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Crispy Baked Gau Recipe

Crispy Baked Gau

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"This is a baked version of the Chinese Gau, a dessert that is usually steamed and served for Chinese New Years."

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Original recipe makes 96 pieces Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line an 8x12 inch pan with aluminum foil, going up the sides.
  2. Sift the rice flour, brown sugar, white sugar, and baking soda into a large bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in the coconut milk, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir together until smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and sprinkle sesame seeds over the top.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Let cool in pan for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and place on a cutting board top side up. Cut into 1 inch squares.
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Aug 25, 2009

I made this for my husband who loves rice cake and he loved it! The texture was better when it cooled off and I added some nuts (peacant & almond)and will add walnuts next time. I also didn't put any white sugar, put less brown sugar than suggested (about a half cup less) it was still sweet enough. also little less milk.

Dec 02, 2007

I would suggest making this recipe in half, it makes quite a lot, yummy while hot. sweet and chewy with a hint of coconut.


7 Ratings

Mar 04, 2009

i made this for my sons class project on china, a picture would have been nice. i dont know if it turned out right. It is like a soft carmel, or a hard sticky jelly with a crispy crust on top. a little plain, lightly sweet, very sticky.

Nov 05, 2013

Interesting dessert... sticky and almost like a jelly custard.


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  • Calories
  • 104 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 34 mg
  • 1%

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

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