Chinese Steamed Muffins: Huat Kueh or Fatt Koh
This lovely steamed chinese pumpkin muffins (蒸金瓜发糕) is similar to the chinese steamed rice flour cake otherwise known as Huat Kueh in Hokkien dialect, in Mandarin, Fagao (发糕) or in Cantonese, Fat Koh. They are both sweet and the texture is soft, light and fluffy. Both have the “cracking” or”smiling” feature which is the main characteristic of these wonderful cakes.
Smiling Cakes For Prosperity
The Chinese believe that these “smiling” steamed rice cakes bring joy, good luck and prosperity. They resemble a full bloom flower that are full of hopes and bright future. The only difference is these steamed muffins are richer and more flavourful than the normal rice cake.
The Amazing Aroma of Pumpkin and Coconut Milk
These steamed chinese pumpkin muffins are specially dedicated to those who just loved anything STEAMED yet flavourful. The method used is similar to baked muffins. Mashed pumpkin added gives these muffins a natural vibrant yellow colour and coconut milk added adds an extra richness to these muffins. And because they are steamed, the flavour and texture are much lighter and softer than those baked. They make splendid treats for breakfast, dessert or as a snack.