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Chinese Rice Cake—Bai Tang Gao
Prep Time
2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 35 mins
Fluffy and chewy Chinese rice cake--Bai Tang Gao
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: cake, Rice
Servings: 2 This amount can make 2 cakes (19cm diameter and 4cm high).
Calories: 681 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 250 g rice flour , 2 cups+2 tablespoon
  • 500 ml water
  • 5 g yeast+20ml warm water , under 40℃
  • 110-150 g sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. several drops of oil , corn oil
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix 150ml to 160ml water with rice flour. Combine well.
  2. In a small pot, melt sugar with the left water (350ml). Bring to boil over medium fire.
  3. Pour the hot sugar liquid directly to the rice mixture. Combine well and set aside to cool down until less than 40 degree C or room temperature.
  4. Mix yeast with 20ml and set aside for 5 minutes.
  5. Combine yeast water and rice mixture well, cover with plastic wrapper for proofing.
  6. Drop several drops of oil in the batter and combine well. Continue proofing until there is a thick layer of small bubbles on the surface.
  7. Prepare a plate (steel plate is highly recommended as they are usually quite thin) and brush some oil on surface (this can help the de-molding process).
  8. Bring the water to boil firstly and then pour the rice batter to hot steel plate around 80% full.
  9. Cover with lid and steam for 15 minutes over high fire. Wait for around 10 minutes after turning off the fire. Transfer the cake out, wait for minutes and move it from the plate. Set aside to cool down completely. Either cut into large wedges or small cubes. Serve cold with tea or as breakfast.

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Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts is based on each single rice cake.

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Rice Cake—Bai Tang Gao
Amount Per Serving
Calories 681 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 118mg3%
Carbohydrates 156g52%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 55g61%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.