Skip to content

Chinese New Year Cake (Neen Gow)

Category: Desserts

Serves: 6 people

Preparing time: 00:00

Cooking time: 00:00


20 red Chinese dates

500g glutinous rice flour

5 slabs brown sugar (peen tong)

400ml water

1 tsp vegetable oil

2 large eggs

Cooking Method

Step 1

Place dates in a bowl and cover with boiling water, allow to soak for 10 minutes and when dates are soft chop or blitz in a food processor.

Step 2

Bring half the water to a boil and add the slab sugar, reduce heat and bubble gently to melt sugar.

Step 3

Allow sugar syrup to cool and add cold water to make up to 400ml.

Step 4

Place glutinous rice flour and chopped dates into a bowl, add sugar syrup and mix well.

Step 5

Pour into an oiled cake tin and cook in a steamer for 1 hour, allow cake to cool completely and refrigerate overnight.

Step 6

Slice cake into 1cm slices, dip into beaten egg and fry in a non stick frying pan until slices turn brown.

More like this

Ice-cream Filled Golden Bao

Golden Gingersnap Biscuits

Matcha Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwiches with Black Sesame Seeds

Christmas Mince Pie Dumplings

Five Spice Pumpkin Pie

Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut Crepes

Burnt Butter Sesame Biscuits

Need more inspiration?

View recipes