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Recipe for Chinese "White Sugar Cake"

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Recipe for Chinese "White Sugar Cake"

Hi all, does anyone know the receipe for a sort of white sugar cake? In Chinese, it's (phonetically) "bak hong gau" or white sugar something. It's somewhat sticky and is sold by the slice. Thanks!
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I think IronMac is talking about "Bak Tong Goh", a traditional Cantonese dessert that's white in colour, has a mildly sweet (sometimes a little sour) taste, and sold as triangle slices. These cakes are usually sold in old-style Chinese bakery stores or sometimes old-style dim sum restaurants.
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IronMac wrote:does anyone know the receipe for a sort of white sugar cake?
Take a look here. I've tried it once and it came out OK (texture was right) however I had cut down on the sugar which was a mistake. Next time, I'll do it exactly as the recipe states!

http://pwmf.blogspot.com/2005/10/bnh-b- ... cakes.html
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We have been using this recipe for a while.
It's modified from a recipe we found on-line.

1) Wisk 3 egg whites with 4 tablespoons
of brown sugar. Make sure they are wisked well.
We use a hand blender for this. We use
brown sugar for this to make "ma lai gao".
I am sure you can use white sugar for this also.

2) Add 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 6 tablespoons
of rice floor, 1 teaspoon of oil, pinch of salt and the
3 egg yolks. Use hand blender and wisk thoroughly.

3) Grease non-stick rice cooker with oil. Pour content
in and press the "cook" button. When the "cook" button
is up, press it one more time. When the "cook" button
is up a second time, the cake is done.

I am sure if you steam the batter, it will do as well
although we never tried it. Using the rice cooker
is what make this recipe fun and unique.

Do some trial and vary the amount of sugar to adjust
the amount of sweetness to your liking. You can
also vary the amount of rice flour to change the
texture to your liking.
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kaka wrote:I think IronMac is talking about "Bak Tong Goh", a traditional Cantonese dessert that's white in colour, has a mildly sweet (sometimes a little sour) taste, and sold as triangle slices. These cakes are usually sold in old-style Chinese bakery stores or sometimes old-style dim sum restaurants.
kaka has it right! :) It sometimes has a bit of an after-taste.
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Thanks slouie and tkddad! It looks like it could be an interesting recipe to make...I don't have a nonstick rice pot so that might be a problem.
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Put the batter into a non stick baking pan and
steam until a toothpick into the batter comes
out dry. My guess is 15 to 20 minutes.

I will try steaming next time I make this and
see how it goes.
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There's also the other kind I really like: "Boot Zai Go"... the round ones.

Except they make brown sugar ones and I never see white ones anywhere :( I used to go to a place that made them fresh and they were really good.. but no more...
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M@rk wrote:There's also the other kind I really like: "Boot Zai Go"... the round ones.

Except they make brown sugar ones and I never see white ones anywhere :( I used to go to a place that made them fresh and they were really good.. but no more...
I've got the traditional "Bak Tong Goh" recipe, but in Chinese. Here's the link:
http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%99%BD% ... 6%E7%B3%95
or
http://www.leisure-cat.com/frm_1442.htm

For "Boot Jai Goh" recipe, take a look at this:
http://www.leisure-cat.com/frm_1198.htm

Let me know if you can't read it, and I will try to translate it for you.
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tkddad wrote:I will try steaming next time I make this and
see how it goes.
We await your results with bated breath. :)
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kaka wrote:I've got the traditional "Bak Tong Goh" recipe, but in Chinese. Here's the link:
http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%99%BD% ... 6%E7%B3%95
or
http://www.leisure-cat.com/frm_1442.htm

For "Boot Jai Goh" recipe, take a look at this:
http://www.leisure-cat.com/frm_1198.htm

Let me know if you can't read it, and I will try to translate it for you.
Thanks! I'm gonna try that...
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Sounds pretty plain

What does this cake look like
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