Monday, March 10, 2014

Nian Gao Pancake

When I googled for nian gao recipe, a list of recipes using nian gao appeared on the screen . I caught this pancake recipe and like the way the writer described it ..'.simple and easy to make 'and I knew I had to make them for our afternoon snack.  One thing is for sure, it is healthy snacking.  The rest of the recipes requires deep frying and most of them I have tried out so nothing special anymore. You can check this out - Nian Gao Taro Rolls  if you like the deep fried ones.

And true enough, this pancake is easy to make ,  as told by Vivian on her blog :) And after making this pancake, I realised that I love the texture of the dough.  Similar taste like bread , and the texture of the  is soft and fluffy too.  And the beauty is you can fill the pancake with any fillings of your choice !  And using nian gao as filling is really brilliant.  It is so very good and it is best eaten when the filling is still warm and gooey.  Great as breakfast treat and afternoon snack with hot coffee...mmmm the smell of hot brewing coffee and these delectable pancakes....makes the home a warm place to dwell in :)

 love the texture and taste of the pancake :)  yummy !

Nian Gao Pancake -  adapted from Vivian Pang Kitchen
Ingredients: yields 12 pieces


3 cups plain flour

2 tbsp castor sugar

1½ tsp yeast

1 cup water

(B) Filling

12 slices of nian gao


1. Put all the ingredients (A) into a bowl. Stir with chopstick till all the flour coated with liquid.

2. Start to knead till form smooth dough.

3. Cover and rest for 25-30 minutes.

4. Transfer to working surface. Divide into 12 equal portions. Shape into balls and rest for 10 minutes.
5. Wrap each ball with a slice of nian gao. Shape into round and flatten. Rest the pancake for 10 minutes.
6. Heat up a wok (prefer nonstick or thick base wok). Coat the wok surface with little oil. Arrange the pancake inside the wok. Cook on low heat about 4-5 minutes each side. 

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