Banana leaf nian gao
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Recipe introBanana Leaf Nian Gao is a traditional Chinese dessert made with glutinous rice flour and sweetened red bean paste, wrapped in fragrant banana leaves and steamed to perfection. This delightful treat is popularly enjoyed during the Lunar New Year festivities, symbolizing good luck and prosperity. The combination of the soft and chewy texture of the nian gao with the aromatic banana leaves creates a unique and irresistible flavor. Whether you're celebrating the holiday or simply craving a sweet indulgence, this recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Keywords: Banana leaf, Nian gao, Chinese dessert, Lunar New Year, Steamed
Banana leaf nian gao detailsINGREDIENTS:
Makes 2 (4 inch)
200g Gula Melaka (palm sugar)
100g castor sugar
4 pandan leaves, tied in a knot
200g glutinous flour, sifted
100g tung min flour, sifted
300ml concentrated coconut milk
1 tbsp oil
Banana leaves, for lining moulds
Oil for greasing
- Bring a pan of water to boil. Immerse banana leaves into boiling water and continue to boil for a while until banana leaves soften .
- Drain the boiled water. Grease moulds with oil and line moulds with banana leaves. Set aside.
- Boiled water removes wax on the leaves and softens them.
- Make sure you add HOT BOILED water into steamer. DO NOT add cold water. This will slow the steaming down.
- Avoid water condensate at steamer’s lid from dropping to the Nian Gao. Dry lid with a cloth every time you uncover the steamer.
- It is easier to cut/slice Nian Gao when you just take it out from fridge. It is not too sticky. To make cutting easier, wet your knife with some water before each slicing.
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