Coconut nian gao
Makes about 25 pieces
900g glutinous flour,300g wheat flour, 700g fine sugar, 800g water 40g milk, 600g coconut cream, 80g coconut powder, 160g peanut oil, Pumpkin seeds for garnishing (optional).
1 In a large bowl, combine glutinous flour, wheat flour and sugar.
2 Add water and mix until the sugar dissolves and the mixture becomes a thick dough, about 10 minutes.
3 Add milk, coconut cream, coconut powder and oil. Mix well until it forms a sticky dough.
4 Pour the mixture into your preferred mould and steam on high heat for 1 hour. Let it cool and decorate with pumpkin seeds if desired.
Cashew nut cookies
Makes about 40 pieces
600g all-purpose flour 40g corn flour, 200g fine sugar, 160g butter, 160g shortening Pinch of baking soda Pinch of baking ammonia(from baking supply stores), 200g icing sugar 2 eggs, 100g cashew nuts.
1 Preheat the oven to 165 deg C.
2 Sieve flour and corn flour. Mix well and set aside.
3 Combine sugar, butter, shortening and baking soda in a large bowl and mix well.
4 Add ammonia and icing sugar to the mixture, and mix well.
5 Add eggs and flour mixture from Step 1 into the mixture from Step 2. Knead into smooth dough.
6 Divide dough into 20g per piece and top each piece with a cashew nut. Bake the cookies in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes. Let it cool before storing.