Rhinestic's Knick Knacks

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Huat ah!

Which means 'Prosper!' in hokkien dialect. (literally, it means 'grow') This is a very common word/phrase that the Singaporean Chinese LOVE to use during Chinese New Year.

In case you're wondering, we're still within the Chinese New Year period for it lasts 15 days. Too bad that isn't translated to 15 days of holiday for us. Sigh.

Anyway, we have interesting ways to represent prosperity and one of them is a type of cake called the 'huat kueh', which means cake of growth or prosperity. This muffin-like cake rises and the top cracks open as it is steamed, thus the 'growth' process.

I made some just a while ago and it's really easy to make (the recipe can be found here! I've used the modified version instead. I would love the top of the kuehs to open up more though.. Perhaps a little baking powder would have helped!)


Yuuki said...

I'm just WAITING for a time to try this... Grrrr... School is so damn annoying.

Rhinestic said...

The recipe's very simple! You should try it!

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