Thursday, February 18, 2016

The sweet cake

Nian gao (Chinese New Year cake) or ti kuih (sweet cake) is popularly served on Chinese New Year as it symbolised success and togetherness. Eat this sweet cake snack with tea as it is sweet and sticky.



This is how I fry my nian gao. I made some on the 6th day of CNY for breakfast for everyone.


Ingredients:
300g nian gao, sliced in uniform
5 tbsp plain flour, sifted
2 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Cooking oil

Methods:
1. Prepare the nian gao.
2. In a bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, egg, and salt till consistent and smooth.
3. Dip nian gao in the batter one by one and into a heated pan with oil.


4. In low fire, fry each side till slightly golden brown.
5. Bite into nian gao while it is warm.


15 comments:

Somewhere in Singapore said...

My nian gao still inside the fridge, have not eaten it yet...

Sharon D said...

Yum stuff, Rose! My favourite kind of snack. :D

Princess Ribbon said...

I learnt a short cut way to cook nian gao without having to fry it and making the kitchen oily.. They put nian gao pieces in ready-made puff pastry and bake in the oven.. Taste good too :)

Merryn said...

You pan fry them. My mom always deep fry them but this year I got none of this. Sobs.

reana claire said...

I love nin koe.. that day i fried them with eggs only.. no flour in the fridge and I was too lazy to go out to buy that purposely... anyway, I still have some ... will keep them till i buy the sweet potatoes and yam!

reana claire said...

I love nin koe.. that day i fried them with eggs only.. no flour in the fridge and I was too lazy to go out to buy that purposely... anyway, I still have some ... will keep them till i buy the sweet potatoes and yam!

suituapui said...

I wrapped in popiah skin and baked instead of deep frying. Nice but I am not all that crazy over nian gao.

mun said...

I love to eat these. Preferred those deep fried with yam and sweet potatoes.

Nancy Chan said...

I am still keeping mine until after the new year. I love nin koe.

Irvine Chin said...

wow looks like what i get out there. delicious.

ChrisAu said...

Ah... Nian gau! I love the sweet ones and not too thick, a bit watery is better. Anyway, I have yet to eat.
My wifey still leave it as it is, waiting for her to steal it ! Hahah

ChrisAu said...

Steam .. I mean

Azura Chan said...

Interesting! Looks like Mooncake.

Libby said...

I like because it's sweet

Yee Ling said...

I am going to try steam method. Hehhe