All About Chinese New Year Cake & Snack from Previous Years

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! 🙂

Chinese Crispy Peanut Puff – CNY Snack 新年食品, 炸油角

Steamed Golden Custard Cake ~ CNY, 富貴黃金糕 

Chinese New Year Crunchy Snack ~ 蛋散

Baked Vegan Crispy Savoury Cookies for CNY (焗南乳酥餅)

CNY Vegetarian ‘Lo Bo Gao’ (素食蘿蔔糕) – White Radish Cake

Vegetarian Radish Cake (港式素食蘿蔔糕)

CNY Sweet Coconut Rice Cake (椰汁年糕)

Chinese Sweet Rice Cake (椰汁紅豆年糕)

CNY Steam Molasses  with Ginger Pudding ~ 黑糖薑汁年糕

Pineapple cake II ~ 鳳梨酥

Pineapple cake ~ 鳳梨酥

Pineapple cake ~ 鳳梨酥

Rice Crispy with Nori & Peanut Bars ~ 花生海苔米果

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Vegan Molasses Gingerbread

 🎅Vegan Molasses Gingerbread🤶

🎅 HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! 🎄 🥂   

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 

Ingredient: 

  • 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

Method: 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C/155°C in a fan oven. Lightly grease your cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Vegan Roast Wellington with Mushrooms and Chestnuts

Vegan Roast Wellington with Mushrooms and Chestnuts

The weather has been freezing cold right here, the temperature drops down to -2°C during the night. Snow was quite heavy in some part of England.

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Fluffy Grainy Bread Rolls

Fluffy Grainy Bread Rolls

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.

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Japanese Vegan Matcha Sponge Cake with Adzuki Bean Filling

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

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Gingery Rhubarb & Blueberry Cobbler

Gingery Rhubarb & Blueberry Cobbler

Today I’m not going to make rhubarb crumble, I know that’s my all-time favourite crumble. I love rhubarb, not only it can help my health problem, also I love their tangy flavour.

So, I think I’ll have a change today. But I won’t change the rhubarb, it still my main character and add some blueberries for sweetness! I can reduce the sugar content for good reason.

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Vegan Butter

Vegan Butter

I did have tried a few times of vegan butter making, they’re good for spreading. But this time, I like to make something harder for some reason. You will find out later, stay tuned for more!

Until I found one here, the rose and bean. I feel over the moon because this is exactly what I eagerly hard to search.

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Vegan Coffee Teff Muffins ~ Gluten-free (咖啡畫眉草鬆餅)

Vegan Coffee Teff Muffins~Gluten-free(咖啡畫眉草鬆餅)

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. >_<

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Molten Cheese Tartlets 流心芝士撻

Molten Cheese Tartlets 流心芝士撻

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!

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