Glutinous Rice Flour Nian Gao have many names. In Asian Chinese they commonly known as “Nian Gao” or “年糕”, which directly translate into Chinese New Year Cake or commonly known as Chinese Sticky Cake. The signature brown color and sticky to touch delicacy is not to be missed during the celebration of Chinese New Year Celebration.
If you never try one before, remember to take a bite and you will never forget the sticky texture, which in some are warned of sticking off grandma’s dentures. It is a teeth sticking goodness.
The making of the Nian Gao is also not too difficult as it sound. Mix the right ingredients and steam them in steamer, then let it set cool in room air, and walah, a simple cake is completed. Decoration is optional, but can looks good with lucky stickers on it and be given as door gift during Chinese New Year visits.
The step by step tutorial video on how to make a Nian Gao is as below.
White sugar 白糖 380g
Hot water 烧水 600ml
Glutinous rice flour 糯米粉 500g
Boil the sugar over low heat and pour it into 600ml of boiling water, mix well. After cooling, add 500g of glutinous rice flour, mix well, sieve, pour into mold and steam for an hour.