Nian Gao (Sticky Rice Cake) 年糕

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Nian gao (年糕)literally mean Year Cake or Chinese New Year Cake. Is a traditional food in Chinese New Year. The pronunciation of Nian gao sounds like “year high (年高)which symbolizes a higher income, a higher position, the growth of children, and generally the promise of a better year.

Ingredients:
300g sugar
300ml water
300g glutinous rice flour
1 teaspoon oil

Method:
1. Brush the steaming mould with oil
2. In a saucepan and using a hand whisk, melt half of the sugar till caramelizes and remove from heat (do not cook too long as it will become bitter)

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3.Add in the remaining sugar and mix well
4. Add in the water very slowly and carefully and use the hand whisk and mix well, leave to cool slightly

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5. Pour the syrup into the glutinous rice flour and mix well (the texture should be like yoghurt and not watery)

6. Add in the oil and mix well

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7. Sift the batter into mould and steam for 1 hour over high heat

8. Leave to cool for 24 hours to let it set

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