Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Bak Tong Gou (Steamed Sweet Rice Cake) 白糖糕

One of my mom's childhood friend sells Kuih/cakes at the morning market. Her White Sugar Sponge Cake is exceptional, very crunchy, sweet with a touch of sourness.

I have to thank my sweet friend Bobo selflessly shared her recipe with me, this Bak Tong Gou (白糖糕)turned out exactly like I remembered.

Note: The original recipe was written in February 2011, updated with new photographs.




200 g Rice Flour
2 cups / 440 ml Water


200 g long grain rice
1 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp / 370 ml water

180 g Sugar ( I used Palm Sugar)
1 tsp Active dried yeast
1/2 tsp Baking Powder

200 克 粘米粉
2 杯 / 440 毫升/克 水

200 g 籼米/长米/long grain rice
1 1/2 杯 + 3 大勺/ 370 毫升/克 水

180 克 白糖 (或椰糖)
1 tsp 快速酵母
1/2 tsp 泡打粉

1. Soaked rice for at least 5 hours, drained and grind with 1/2 cup/120 ml of water until smooth.


Place rice flour in a mixing bowl and add 1/2 cup/120 ml of water, whisk until smooth.

2. In a sauce pan, boil together sugar and remaining of water, when the water became a little lukewarm (around 60F). Take out 2-3 tbsps of water in a bowl and add dried yeast, put it aside until it form a layer of cloud.

Note: it is utterly important to watch the temperature of water here, high temperature will kill the yeast.

1. 把米淘洗干净后泡水至少五个小时,沥干后加入1/2杯/120毫升的水用搅拌机搅拌成糊状。


2. 把水和糖用一口小锅煮溶,在水变成微温的时候,用勺子掏出2-3大匙的水把酵母搅拌好,放一边至出现云絮状为止。


3. Continue to boil the sugar water till rolling boil. Pour the boiling sugar water into the grinded/whisked rice batter. The rice flour now should turn into a thick paste like. 

Note: you can use a big sieve and press the batter through, this step is to prevent any lumps in the batter.

4. When the batter cooled to room temperature, stir in the "clouded" yeast , stir well. Cover the bowl and leave the mixture at a warm place to ferment for 5-6 hours.

5. Pour the batter into a greased 8 inches baking pan, steam at high heat for 30 minutes. Let cool before cutting it.

3. 继续把糖水煮滚后,把仍然大滚的糖水冲入刚刚准备好的米糊里,快速搅拌均匀。这个时候米粉应该会开始糊化。


4. 米糊温度降下来之后拌入酵母拌匀。盖上保鲜膜,摆到比较温暖的地方发酵5-6个小时,冬天气温低,我昨晚做的,今早蒸,一共发酵了12个小时,也没有过酸的情况。

5. 烤盘里抹上一点的油,把发酵好的米糊倒入八寸的烤盘里,入锅大火蒸30分钟后,冷却才切块吃。

中文版-- 白糖糕

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