Am sure some of you have tried to make nian gao using my recipe I posted last year’s CNY. Well, I’ve made some updates – trial and error to make the steps more accurate. So feel free to try. I am here to share some of the latest nian gao I made for my family and friends this year!
I got the fish moulds from the bakery shop. They are made of plastic. You may reuse the mould after steaming. Ensure the fishes are cool down at least 20 minutes before toppling them over into a plastic container, greased with vegetable or olive oil. Ensure you grease the bottom of the fish too before toppling them over. For the eyes, I used black beans. Ensure you select black beans of the same sizes! Otherwise, your fishes will have uneven eyes! Haha! Also, ensure when you are steaming, your mould do not tip or was placed on uneven surface.. you might ended with Siamese twins fish if the dough was spilt over!
Happy Jade Emperor’s Festival!