During Chinese New Year, most Chinese families will have visiting guests whereby cookies and cakes are served. In addition, as this is the major festival, there are praying ceremony that requires some traditional steamed cakes. This post is a special Chinese New Year post compiling all the cookies, cakes and snacks relevant to the festival.
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Plum Blossom Cookies – A cream cheese cookies with strawberry jam (featured by Asian Food Channel)
Pineapple Tarts – A type of short crust pastry enclosed tarts with pineapple jam
Kueh Bankgit – A coconut flavoured light starch cookies
Macadamia Russian Tea Cakes – A buttery cookies that are with mouthful of macadamia nuts
Spicy Shrimp Floss Cookies – A savoury cookie that is spicy and full of dried shrimp floss.
Kaasstengels – A savoury cheesy cookie made of Edam Cheese and Cheddar cheese
Kueh Momo – A melt in the mouth buttery cookie made with only ghee and flour dusted with sugar powder
Traditional short bread biscuits – A buttery biscuit dusted with rose petals making it stands out in a tray of cookies
Almond sugee cookies – Made from ghee/butter together with semolina flour. Another melt in the mouth cookie.
Melting moments – It is like Danish butter cookies made from butter and sugar.
CAKES AND SNACKS
Walnut Butter Cake – A fragrant and moist cake full of walnut aroma. (Featured by Asian Food Channel)
Cream Cheese Chocolate Layer Cake – A healthier version of layered cake commonly served during Chinese New Year (Featured by Asian Food Channel)
Bee Hive Cake or Malaysia Honey Comb Cake – A soft texture cake made using simple ingredients. Challenge is to ensure the cake have a nice pattern of airy holes.
Butter Pound Cake – A simple modified version of traditional pound cake that make it moist and aromatic.
Horlicks Layered Cake – Another type of layered cake that is rich, moist and dense
Kek Serikaya Sarawak – A very rich and dense steamed cake made using mostly breakfast beverages and spreads like Horlicks, milo, condensed milk, kaya. Also called Sarawak midnight cake or Kek Belachan Sarawak. Commonly served during major festivals such as Chinese New Year.
Seaweed Fish Fillets Snacks – A combo of fish fillet snacks and Nori Seaweeds. It is an addictive crispy snack.
Money Bag Curry Puffs – The traditional curry puffs or epok epok in the shape of money bags specially prepared for Chinese New Year.
Coconut Delights – A three ingredients simple snacks good for small gatherings during Chinese New Year.
ASIAN CAKES FOR CHINESE NEW YEARS
Steamed Nian Gao – A glutinous rice flour steamed cake. A must for most Chinese families during Chinese New Year.
Baked Nian Gao – An alternative to steamed Nian Gao
Steamed Rice Flour Cake – Commonly used for religious prayers and signifies prosperity.
Steamed Sponge Cake – Another common cake for Chinese religious prayers
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- Old Timer Delights: Soft Coconut Sweets or Candy (古早味椰子软糖）
- Teochew aka Chaozhou Sweet And Savoury Dumplings (潮汕双拼肉粽）
- Macadamia Pitted Dates (夏果椰枣）
- Vegetarian Nonya Rice Dumpling (娘惹素粽）
- Fried Dace With Fermented Black Beans (豆豉鲮鱼）
- Classic Baked Sweet Potatoes (烤地瓜）
- Cheesy Pumpkin Soup (芝士金瓜浓汤）
- Sambal Haebeehiam Glutinous Rice Dumpling aka Chilli Dried Shrimp Floss Dumpling (辣虾米鬆粽子）
- Cheesy Portobello Mushrooms With Bacons (奶酪培根烤波托贝罗蘑菇）
- Red Yeast Rice Residue Chicken aka Hong Zao Ji (酒香红糟鸡）
- Cheesy Baked Prawns (奶酪烤虾）
- Baked Chicken In Garlic Cheddar Sauces (蒜香芝士酱烤鸡）
- Chinese Gozabi Dessert: Flour Tea aka Mee Teh (古早味面茶）
- Fermented Black Soya Bean Minced Meat (豆豉炒肉末）
- Homemade Sour Mustard or Sour Vegetable (家居自制酸菜）
- Red Bean Alkaline Dumplings (红豆碱水粽）
- Vietnamese Baguette aka Bánh mì (越南法國麵包)
- Matcha Red Bean Steamed Cake (绿茶红豆蒸鸡蛋糕）
- Parmigiana Eggplant or Eggplant Lasagne: Parmigiana di Melanzane (焗烤千层茄子)
- Bacon Cheese Croquettes (培根芝士炸丸子)
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