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! 🙂
Christmas table can’t without mince pie or gingerbread cookies, right? So, I’m going to make gingerbread this year. Wish you like it! 🙂
This gingerbread was reduced sweetness to suit young children. You can use the gluten-free flour to substitute the plain flour.
It is fun and exciting to make this cookie with your children, wish they won’t make a big mess around your kitchen. 🙂 Also, you can teach them to make a little hole on the angel’s or father Christmas’s head before baking. Tie a ribbon through the hole and hang on the Christmas tree for decoration.
The recipe was inspired by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Vegan Molasses Gingerbread
1/3 cup Vegetable oil
1/2 cup Unrefined brown sugar
3 tbsp Molasses
1/4 cup Nut milk of your choice
1 cup Wholewheat plain flour or use gluten-free flour
1 cup Quinoa flour or buckwheat flour
1/4 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Baking powder
Pinch of Pink Sea salt
1 tsp Mixed spice, or 1/2 tsp each of ground nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
In a large bowl whisk together oil and sugar. Add molasses and soymilk. The molasses and soymilk won’t really blend with the oil but that’s ok.
Sieve all the dry ingredients in the milk mixture. When they all mix well combined until a stiff dough is formed. Wrap in cling wrap and chill for an hour or up to 3 days in advance.
Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C/155°C in a fan oven. Lightly grease your cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to a little less than 1/4 inch thick. Cut out the shapes with your favourite cookie cutters and use a thin spatula to gently place on cookie sheets. If you are using them to decorate a tree or something, remember to punch a hole in their heads before baking. Bake for 8 minutes.
Remove from oven and let them cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet then move to a cooling rack. Wait until they are completely cool before icing. But I just put few white chocolate chips for a simple decorate.
Remeber my latest post, Spiced Beet Burger? It is my favourite lunch recently.
Today I like to share one of my best dinner roll recipes to you all. For the Thanksgiving is approaching~this Thursday, 23rd Nov 2017, this is one of the essential checklists for your dinner table. These soft and fluffy comforting soft rolls shouldn’t miss.
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 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!