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This wholemeal nian gao loaf bread was a recipe I tried last year. The photos were a little dull, so I decided to redo them this year!
Do you still have any nian gao left in your refrigerator?
For my family, we really enjoy eating this little sweet treat! What’s more about adding the nian gao into making bread?! We love the texture of this bread! It has denser crumbs, but it is also soft and chewy. The texture can be described as “绵密” in Chinese.
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What is Nian Gao (年糕)?
This year, I tried making homemade nian gao again, since I wanted to let my elder daughter try. And yes, her first try, and she loves nian gao just like me!
Nian gao (年糕) is a block of sweet cake made from glutinous rice flour for Chinese New Year celebration. There are many myths and practices on this sweet cake, originating from the olden days to now. Nian gao can be eaten during the CNY period, or if well-kept, to be refrigerated and eaten through the year.
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How to Make This A Healthier Bake?
So while we “indulge” in our favourite sweet nian gao once in a year, I have also decided to make this a healthier choice by using some wholegrain flour, demerara sugar, coconut oil, desiccated coconut topping. I also reduced the sugar for this bread. If you use the reduced sugar version (5g), you’ll find that the bread is not so sweet.
However, if you prefer a sweeter bread, feel free to use sugar between 10g – 15g.