Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Chinese Fried Pumpkin Pancake ( 南瓜烧饼 )



This is very much like our Chinese Nian Gao (年糕 ). It is soft, chewy and sweet and a little crispy too when it's still hot. A very nice snack anytime and apt for Chinese new Year too . They are quite simple to prepare , you will however need to judge if more mashed pumpkin is required, as in my case i have used a little bit more as i find that the dough is a little dry. I have mixed my dough quite similar to the dough consistency of  raw glutinous balls mixture ( tong yuen, 汤圆) and not sticky to touch. Even though it's not chinese new year yet, i feel like it is that i'm eating a piece of fried nian gao :) Remember to use low heat when pan frying them as they may get burnt easily.



Recipe ( from the book Granny's Nostalgic Recipes )
Makes 8
Ingredients
180gm peeled pumpkin flesh ( i hv used  210gm mashed pumpkin in total )*
60gm castor sugar
100gm glutinous flour

Method
1. Cut the pumpkin into slices and steam over medium heat for about 10 minutes until soften. Add sugar and mix well while still hot and mash into puree, set aside.
2. Sift glutinous flour into a tray, add in the pumpkin sugar mixture and rub into a smooth but not sticky dough. Divide into 8 portions and shape into balls. Gently press the ball into about 8mm thick pancake. ( not necessary to measure but press them thin to cook faster )
3. Heat up some oil in pan and pan fry the pancakes on low heat until both sides golden brown, crispy outside and tender inside.

* i would suggest you steam a little bit more of pumpkin . In my case, i have used more than needed as i find that the dough is a little dry.


I am linking this post to Little Thumbs Up event ( theme : Pumpkin ) organised by Bake for Happy Kids and My Little Favourite DIY, hosted by Eileen of Eileen's Diary


Linking this too to Cook Your Book #17 hosted by kitchen flavours

also My Treasured Recipes #3 - Taste of Autumn (Oct/Nov 2014) hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders and co hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House

30 comments:

  1. I think it is really wonderful seeing all those pumpkin posting recently by food bloggers; with all those amazing pumpkin creation/invention. I would never thought of pumpkin pancake before and I can see how delicious it is to have it for brekkie.

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  2. i was considering making these a while back.. mmm.. something made me lethargic... but hey, now you've made it, you inspired me again ^^

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  3. Good recipe, Lena, Interesting too. Only 3 ingredients. I love it.

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  4. your version of pancake looks inviting. Agreed with Mel, this event helps to link up the world with lots of great recipes.

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  5. looks delish ! so many recipes using pumpkin and this is the first that I have seen using glutinous rice to make pancake. Thanks for sharing this Lena. Have KIV this :)

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  6. Lena, this looks so good.. Btw are u making plans to come for the BBW sale? ��

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  7. Another bright and cheerful pumpkin recipe and so easy too! Love the look of these pancakes! Got to try one of these days!

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  8. Hi Lena, the texture is soft and chewy like the fried nian gao ... these pumpkin pancakes definitely look yummy-licious and tasty too. Good idea for me to make these during CNY. Thanks for sharing !

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  9. Hi Lena , Love pancakes and will be making these soon , thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Wow, this looks incredible!! So in love.

    Sues

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  11. I love nian gao, so I think I would the texture of these pumpkin pancakes! YUMMY!

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  12. This is a great idea adding pumpkin to the glutinous flour...I love the chewy texture of it!
    Hope you are having a great week Lena :)

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  13. Lena, these pumpkin pancakes must be delicious! I have eaten too much pumpkin already this month LOL!

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  14. Hi Lena,
    Fantastic looking pancakes! I would love to have a few! I do not like nian gao but I love pumpkin!

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  15. Hi Lena,
    Can I join you? I love nian gao and this one has got pumpkin in it.
    Thanks for sharing this to LTU!
    mui

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  16. These pumpkin patties look so gorgeous, Lena. I made something similar before, so I know these are delicious.

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  17. Looks like quite an easy recipe to me, so few ingredients, mus give it a try one of these days. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I think I will like this chewy and sweet pancake..

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  19. This looks delicious Lena! I made my last pumpkin pancakes from a mix but I'm sure yours are better (and healthier)!

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  20. Hi Lena, your pumpkin pancake looks delicious, love the fact that it has only 3 ingredients!

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  21. Brilliant! Never before heard of this kind of pancake! Must try soon.

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  22. Woohoo, second time in the same day I have seen 年糕-look-alike pumpkin pancake. Really interesting!

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  23. okay wow! I mean a fried pancake alone is amazing and delicious but add in the pumpkin flavor and it takes it to a whole new level. i LOVE THIS

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  24. Hi Lena,

    I'm back blogging... but try not to blog like usual. You know :p

    Is this pancake commonly the one that is green in colour? I remember my grandmother used to like this QQ sort of pancake.

    I was at Eileen's pumpkin post just now but I didn't see your link for this post leh. Have I miss it or did you submit it?

    Zoe

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  25. Lena, I am sure my huge pumpkin at home will love this pumpkin pancake of yours:)

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  26. Would you believe I haven't had one pumpkin pancake once this year Lena??? I may just need to remedy that very soon. I would love to try these. I really need to find some glutinous flour. Any ideas???

    Thanks for sharing, Lena...

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  27. Wow, these look amazing Lena! I love the color and I'm imagining them with some delicious pure maple syrup.

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  28. Love, love, these creative pumpkin pancakes, Lena! Would love to try them!

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