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Cook Method: Stove
     Serving Size: 10 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Unsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A  0%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  0%Iron  0%
Potassium  0%Vitamin E  0%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Ch'ien Ts'e Ng Kao (steamed Thousand Layer Cake)

Date Added: January 04, 2014


3 1/2 Cups Flour 3 1/2 Cups Flour whole wheat
2 Teaspoons Dry Yeast 2 Teaspoons Dry yeast (1/4 ounce each)
1 1/2 Cups Water 1 1/2 Cups Warm water
1 Cup Sugar 1 Cup Sugar brown
1/2 Cup Lard 1/2 Cup Lard or shortening
2 Tablespoons Dates 2 Tablespoons Red dates chopped
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1. Procedure: Place flour in a large bowl.

2. Dissolve yeast in warm water (about 95 to 98 degrees F).

3. Add flour and knead about 5 minutes until mixed well.

4. Cover with a wet cloth and let rise until double in bulk.

5. Remove the dough to a pastry board. Then roll until very thin, about 2 1/2 feet long and 1 foot wide.

6. Spread some lard and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar and some red dates on the dough.

7. Fold the right 1/3 portion to cover the middle portion and spread lard and sugar on top evenly.

8. Fold the left portion to the center to cover the right portion.

9. Turn the dough around, so that a folded edge faces you.

10. Repeat the rolling procedure. Spread lard and sugar.

11. Repeat the folding step twice. Finally fold the dough into 1 foot long and 8 inches wide.

12. Let the cake rest for 30 minutes. Then place on a wet cloth on a steamer rack.

13. Put rack in place over boiling water. Steam about 50 - 60 minutes.

14. Remove and let cool a little. Cut into small squares or diamonds.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is low-sodium with 0mg per serving, low-fat with 0g per serving, low-saturated fat with 0g per serving, low-cholesterol with 0mg per serving and low-calorie with 0 per serving

Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Yeast, Gluten, Natural Sweeteners allergies.
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