Wednesday, February 11, 2009

‘发糕’(Huat Kueh / Prosperity Cake) & Steam Banana Cake

Last week after I have read Alyse’s blog about how she makes ‘发糕’ (Huat Kueh / Prosperity Cake) herself, I am tempted to try too. So here is my first ‘发糕’ (Huat Kueh / Prosperity Cake) which was made last Sunday, the night before the 15th of Lunar CNY. Phew, I must say that I am very relief that my ‘发糕’ (Huat Kueh / Prosperity Cake) really raised so much *wipe sweat*. Angel loves this too and she finished 1 whole ‘发糕’ (Huat Kueh / Prosperity Cake) that night. Hubby was very happy that I know how to make this cake as normally during some special occasion, he will be searching high and low for this cake to do some praying rituals because they were selling like hot cakes :P The method of making this is very simple. Below is the recipe which Alyse provided in her blog. Thanks so much to Alyse for sharing this nice recipe with me :)

Ingredients:
10 tbsp of Self Raising Flour
5 tbsp of Sugar (I use 6 tbsp of brown sugar)
Water (I use 10 tbsp of water)
Food colouring

(I also add in 1/2 tsp of baking powder)

Method:
1) Mix Flour, Sugar and Water together until reached a consistency slightly thicker then a cake batter
2) Add in food colouring (and baking powder)
3) Steam for 10 – 20 minutes




And also, I have done Chow Times' Steam Banana Cake again but this time, with a proper flour weighing machine which I got before CNY ….. finally!!! (Last time I am doing it without a weighing machine for my flour … sigh!) I must say that once weighing all my ingredients accordingly for the very first time, I manage to get the right texture of a Steam Banana “CAKE” finally, not bread or kuih texture which I normally gets like my previous attempts, although I must say that all of them still taste as nice *Smile*.

20 comments:

Cath J said...

Wah...this what mama do di pagi2 buta ya... blogging hahahha....

Oh I would love to try the recepi...TQ

Lybil said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! I didn't know that 'Huat Kow' is so simple to make, those cakes are quite pricey in the market (if compared to the ingredients involved), especially in PJ ...

cheers,
HN
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agnes said...

wow.. ur fat-gao very nice leh.. i was surprise also with the ingredients involved... gonna try one day also since i used to buy outside normally :) NICE!!!

LittleLamb said...

the coloring is optional right? cos pasar malam sell these in white... so if i want it in white color, no need put coloring?

i'm going to try. seem easy.! stay tune ya

Wonderful Life said...

Wow... You're so into baking/cooking lately...that's good! keep up the baking and also cooking spirit! If kenot finish eating, courier me some, can ah?? hehe... :P

Serene said...

Wow.. your Huat Kueh recipe seems simple hor. How come my mum version so complicated?! Hmm.... You are lucky, u know! the first time result looks great already. My mum used to failed few times when she start to steam huat kueh. The cake was not "raise" or call it "smile" so ended up she throw all. Can't use 不发的发糕 to pray mah.

Mummy Gwen said...

Your huat kueh really turned out well. Just like the ones they sell at the market..hehe. So you have perfected your steam banana cake. Good job.

FAMILY FIRST said...

Already "fatt" on your first try .. good! Wanna try another easy condensed milk cake? Wait I post it up tomorrow.

Mummy Moon said...

Like your homemade huat kou. turned out just nice, like what is selling out there. I wanna try it out, so simple, I am sure I can do it.. hehe, I want to show my girl mummy also can make cake, but I am not so understand about the step no 1, need to kacau kuat kuat? and the amount of water? So the measurement of 10 tbsp flour can only make 7 cakes or more then that?

Kristie said...

looks yummy! :)

wow i wonder how does the prosperity cake always open up like a flower after it is baked? so pretty, and i like its colour- pink! :)

i have an award for u: http://kristieblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/awards-and-more.html

Esmeralda said...

I must say a BIG WELL DONE for all the efforts in making those kuih & cakes... I wonder where did u get all the time & energy to do them ya???

Seeing your success in making the "huat ke", I'm also tempted to try, but I heard that it's quite difficult to make?

Oliveoylz said...

I'm a big fan of banana cake. Only know how to eat, dunno how to make la. Congrats on your successful attempt!

MommyAngel said...

Cath, hahaha …. Normally no time to blog so have to blog pagi-pagi lagi lor :) Ya, you try the recipe la, it’s nice I think :)

HN, yes … I also didn’t know that the prosperity cake can be made using such simple ingredients. You are so right, it’s so pricey in the market and PJ as well especially during special occasion where we have to wake up so early just to grab it before the other does, hahaha …

Agnes, Thanks …. I think they do look alike with those at the market hor ... :)

Rachel, Yes, I think the colouring is optional but normally those for praying are mostly pink in colour for those we bought, so I do it in pink too lo. It’s won’t be white I think …. A bit yellowish in colour it’s done. Do post up your prosperity cake and share with me ya :)

Doreen, Yes … I am in the middle of baking fever now but only simple ones la :) I think I need to ask from you the ‘si-fu’ leh. So what’s your latest recipe, can’t wait to see your post :)

Serene, oh … really? But I bet your mom one taste nice leh. Share the recipe if can leh …. I would love to try other version too :) You try and see whether your huat kueh will huat or not? Share picture ya :)

Mummy Gwen, hahaha …. Thanks :)

Family First, oh … condense milk cake ah? Sure sure I want to try, can’t wait for your post then …… :) :)

Mummy Moon, Sure you can do it. Do post up your Huet Kueh ya :) I am kepoh and want to see, hehehe …… for step 1 no need to kacau kuat2 leh, just mix everything well then ok already. For water really hard to explain leh coz I just add it until the consistency like bb cereal / yogult. My friend made 12 prosperity cake with the recipe but I only manage to make 7, hahaha …. Really depends on the amount you pour and the cup cake size you use lo. Good luck ya :)

Kristie, Ya …. The prosperity cake really will opened up like a flower leh, so pretty hor. You try ya ….. thanks for the award dear, appreciated it :)

Esmeralda, thanks dear :) Normally I will do it after our dinner and when hubby have time to take care Angel so nowadays, I will only bath around 12 am, hahaha ….. You try the Huat Kueh la …. Very easy to make but some also said very hard to make it ‘raise’ so really depends leh. You try and show your 1st attempt with us here la :)

Olive, hehehe … then you are lucky coz ppl do not know how to cook or bake is consider lucky leh coz they don’t have to cook / bake, hehehe …..

Esmeralda said...

I wished to try to do it tomoro, but I don't hve the red food colouring. Can I just make it 'white' instead?

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I always said, you have the great talent in baking. See the outcome of the Huat Kueh...So nicely done!

MommyAngel said...

Esmeralda, oh ... you no need to have the red colouring actually. It will look a bit yellowish if you do it plain. Looks good too :)

JT, thanks so much for your compliments la .... so you want to try and make it too? very easy oh .... :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

me ya...I just feel lazy to start my first baking.

MommyAngel said...

Hehehe ..... lazy are? Kekeke ... but once started, be prepare to be unstoppable oh. So take your time la :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Yalor...lazy lor.
Is true, I can see that like Agnes and you, once start baking, the interest will be unstoppable.

MommyAngel said...

Oh .... Agnes is more 'terror' la, she even got the new "ka lang chang" while me just got my new flour weighing scale recently only :P