All About Chinese New Year Cake & Snack from Previous Years
Let me say Happy Chinese New Year to you guys, it is on this Friday, 16th of Feb, 2018, the year of Dog. Just 2 days after Valentine’s day! It should be really busy for all the Asian family already, the lady in the house obviously!
I just start to take action from today. But all the schedule and planning I have done before the last two weeks. Why? Is that serious? I can tell you the answer is YES! All I need to plan is how many stuff I’ll prepare, also my own vegan food as well.
This year I haven’t got time to try something new but I still loyal to my cake from all the past years. You can see how busy I am! Wish you all love them! ♥♥♥ Happy Chinese New Year, all the best wishes and good health to you all! 🙂
Japanese Vegan Matcha Sponge Cake with Adzuki Bean Filling
Tell you guys honestly, I want to make this cake a long time ago. But I don’t know why it takes that such long journey to let my dream come true. Now I can move out one of my to-do-list at last! 🙂
How about you? Have you got a long list work you still haven’t finish? I do, not only one page but few pages stead. Every time, something or some ideas flashing on my head. I will note down on my list. But… you can guess what happened to me then! :p
Have you organized a party to celebrate the Halloween day? If you have, enjoy it! But what will you plan for your costume? A pumpkin? A Ghost or a skeleton? Or a Lumberjack? I think a granny will suit me right! :p
Nearly all the bloggers have put on their own signature Halloween post already. Luckily, I think I can get on this last train.
Have I used teff flour for my baking before? Mmm, for my weak memory, don’t think so! But why do I use it today? Cause it was on sale for the price 50p instead of the original price £1.50. It is quite dear for the weight 120g only, right? Because I like to explore most of the weird ingredients, it is one of my to-do-list. So why not have a go for 50p. >_<
Apologies to all the vegans, this tartlet not for you! It is for my friends. They ask me to make this scrumptious, delicious cute little tartlets for them after they saw it from a magazine. Can I handle it? I really don’t know!
What is steamed Malaysian sponge cake? Why is it called Malaysian but not Taiwan or Korea? I really don’t know, dear! It just one of my favourite dim sum in a Chinese restaurant.
One of the more common version is after British rule over the Malay Peninsula, retain the habit of afternoon tea, eat cake, but commonly found in coconut milk than milk on the Malay Peninsula, the oven is not easy to find, so used coconut milk instead of milk and using the steam method instead of using the oven to make a cake.
Since I made the hot-cross buns on good Friday, I get the craving to something sweet again.
A few days ago, the weather forecast said Sunday will have rain. Then we’re not willing (but have to) to cancel our annual barbecue party. Surprisingly, we saw the sun shining through the curtain in this morning. Although it is still a bit of windy and chilly. Nevertheless, it still sunny though.
I like to have a change this year 2017. I wish this cake can get my friends and your admiration. 🙂
It looks quite complicate but once you sort all ingredients and tools stand by for you. It won’t be a hardship to you anymore. Trust me, it is an easy task! It contains one green layer make by matcha powder and agar powder. The middle layer is a plain cheesecake without bake. And the bottom layer is the orange layer. It is a baked vegan pumpkin cheesecake. If you like it raw, it should be no problem. Because it has so many vegan pumpkin cheesecakes without bake in the entire WWW world. Click in one of the links that you choose. 🙂
St. Patrick’s Day Cheesecake
Ingredient for the green layer: (prepare three small size swiss roll trays)
200ml Hot water
30g Raw sugar
8g Agar powder
10g Organic Matcha powder
Ingredient for the middle white layer:
1 cup Cashews, soak in water
3/4 cup Water
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
3 tbsp Maple syrup
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp Agar powder
Ingredient for the orange layer:
1 cup Cashew, soak in water for 6 hours, or 30 minutes with hot water
1 can Full-fat coconut milk
1/2 cup Pumpkin puree,
2 tbsp Potato starch or tapioca starch
1/2 tsp Lemon juice and zest
1/3 to 1/4 cup Maple syrup
1/2 tsp Pumpkin spice
For the orange layer: Preheat the oven to 300°F/ 150°C/130°C for a fan oven.
Place cashews in food processor bowl. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed. Add pumpkin puree, coconut milk, potato starch, maple syrup, lemon juice and pumpkin spice to food processor bowl. Blend again until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed. Pour into a swiss roll baking tray, spread evenly.
Bake for 20 minutes. Cheesecakes will still be a bit soft when finished baking, that’s normal because of the recipe has lots of soft texture ingredients. Transfer to cooling rack. Allow to cool completely and then refrigerate several hours, until fully set.
For the white layer: Drain the cashews and place in food processor. Blend until smooth, scrape down sides of the bowl if needed. (It should be an easy task when you own a Vita-Mix). For the old fashion food processor or a blender like mine, it needs more time to get the smooth texture. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until all well combined. Transfer to a small saucepan over low heat. Cook until the mixture thicken. Pour into a greased swiss roll tray and let it set completely.
Now for the green layer: Put the hot water into a bowl, add the sugar and agar powder. Whisk until the sugar dissolved. Add the matcha powder and keep whisking. The water should be without any matcha powder lumps. Pour into a swiss roll tray and let it set at room temperature.
Assembly: Put the orange layer or green layer on a baking parchment or a long dish. Carefully lift up the white layer on top of the orange layer then follow the green layer. Trim off the edge to make it neat look.