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.

No-Bake Vegan Chestnut Truffle Chocolate Bites ~ Holiday Treat

No-Bake Vegan Chestnut Truffle Chocolate Bites ~ GF, Holiday Treat

Since the half-term of October has passed, the sunlight got shorter. Apparently, the winter has landed quietly here. Can you believe it is December already? The weather drops down to 0°C some of the night time.

I am planning to make some holiday treats for Christmas gifts to all our family and friends this year. Any ideas? I’m pleading for your help, can give me some idea generously, please?

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Vegan Coconut and Avocado ‘Nice’Cream 純素椰子牛油果雪糕

Vegan Coconut and Avocado ‘Nice’Cream 純素椰子牛油果雪糕

What you guy want to do in the steaming hot weather? Are you still staying in the hot kitchen to cook and feed your families? Do you have to or do you love to? Tell me honestly!

Luckily, I don’t have to if I don’t want to sweat all over for cooking. 😍 :p Sometimes I just fancy a snack or a bowl of salad full of goodies, or maybe a bowl of cold noodle. What’s yours in the hot summer?

I started up my Instagram account more than a year since.  Looking up all my favourites bloggers is the most relaxing time. Also, is my normal routines now. I can catch lots of ideas for my cooking or baking.

This is one of the bloggers called: nice cream. Every time, he or she put the post on the IG, drooling is only my expression! I altered the recipe a bit and satisfy my intense cravings.

Vegan Coconut and Avocado ‘Nice’Cream 純素椰子牛油果雪糕 

Ingredient: 

  • 1 can Full fat Coconut milk, chill overnight
  • 2 Avocados, peeled and scoop out the flesh
  • 4 to 5 tbsp Maple syrup or Agave nectar
  • 2 tsp Fresh lemon juice

Method: 

  1. Put the avocados, maple syrup and lemon juice in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Use an electric whisk to beat the coconut milk until smooth, mix with the avocado mixture.
  3. Store in an airtight container, and chill in the fridge for at least 2+ hours before serve.

Note: 

  • If you have any granola on hand, you can sprinkle some on top of the ‘ice’ cream with more syrup before serving. Or other chopped nuts will do! 

Translate to Chinese:

純素椰子牛油果雪糕:
材料:
1 罐全脂椰奶,最好預先一晚放在雪櫃。
2 只牛油果,將果肉挖出。
4 至5湯匙楓糖漿一成龍舌蘭花蜜。
2 茶匙新鮮的檸檬汁。
做法:
將牛油果,楓糖漿和檸檬汁放入高速攪拌機內,打至光滑。
可以將椰奶倒入一齊打至順滑。
將打完的雪糕放入一個真空的容器內(普通有蓋的膠盒亦可以)。冷凍2小時。可以食得啦!

Vegan Black Sesame Rolls II ~ 黑芝麻卷

Vegan Black Sesame Rolls II ~ 黑芝麻卷

Have you tried this before? Definitely, not many people remember it now. It is one of the traditional dim sums. If you like Chinese dim sums, do remember to save this recipe. It will disappear soon or later.

This is my second time to make this roll. Tune back to the first version was a long time ago, back to 2012. Wow, five years ago since.

The first recipe that I made was a bit thicker. Not easy to roll up but the taste was good though. The thinner the better! If anyone likes to try later, remember this little hint.

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Easy Vegan Waffle with Thai Mango Sauce ~ Gluten-Free)

Easy Vegan Waffle with Thai Mango Sauce ~ GF

 

Today is the pancake day in England. Has the other side of this world got the pancake day as well? Please tell me if you don’t mind! 🙂

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Baked Sweet Heart Donuts ~ Happy Valentin’s Day

Baked Sweet Heart Donuts ~ Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free

Happy Valentin’s Day Everyone! 

It is just the time to put this post up here, I wish it is not too late to you! Wish all the couples have a wonderful, romantic and memorable day. Wish all the singles will find your true love soon!  ♥♥♥

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Vegan Chilli Beans Burger with ‘Cheesy Corn Sauce’

Vegan Chilli Beans Burger with ‘Cheesy Corn Sauce’

The heatwave has been attacked England in the last few weeks badly. Heatwave in England normally stays for few days maximum every year. But this year seems like to stay for longer. Of course, people won’t like the cold, damp and miserable weather in the long winter, neither do I!

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Spicy Avocado Hummus

Spicy Avocado Hummus

To make guacamole is ripe avocados and salt. A little lime or lemon juice to balance the richness of the avocado. Then add chopped coriander, chillies, garlic if you want. To making perfect and creamy guacamole is using good, ripe avocados.

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Vegan Strawberry Ice cream with Chocolate Sauce

Vegan Strawberry Ice cream with Chocolate Sauce

I think nobody will reject ice cream in summer, do you? But I like ice cream all year round. Yes, include Winter! I am addicted to ice cream all the time.

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