Spawned Sticky Rice Cake

( chinadaily.com.cn )

Updated: 2011-04-08

People in the rural areas of Dabu would make Spawned Sticky Rice Cake as tributes during the Chinese New Year or temple fairs, as the rice cakes could be shaped into objects resembling family success and happiness.

The Spawned Sticky Rice Cake is prepared with a sticky rice and glutinous rice mixture, which is then combined with filtered brown sugar or boiled water. A little red pigment is added to the mixture, which is then kneaded to softness and firmness before being shaped into small balls. These balls are then rolled out to form 15-centimeter long cylindrical sticks, which are then steamed thoroughly at a high heat.

Spawned Sticky Rice Cake
Spawned Sticky Rice Cake