I had the opportunity to eat this Baked Nian Gao when i was at a temple lunch and it was so delicious but unfortunately the contributor could not be found and therefore no recipe. I am sure there must be a recipe somewhere in the net, so googled and found an image of the cake which looked very similar to the one i ate. It is HERE and i decided to try it and scaling down the recipe to a third. The result is very acceptable and i think i should share with all my readers as it is a very easy recipe and can be made in a jiffy.
1 1/2 cups Glutinous Rice Flour
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk or coconut milk
1 large egg
1/4 white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
a pinch of salt
1/2 - 3/4 cup red bean paste
Preheat oven to 350 f.
Grease a 7 inch square cake pan
In a mixing bowl, using a hand electric mixer, mix ingredients A thoroughly until sugars dissolve.
Pour half of mixed batter A into 7 inch cake pan and bake for 5 to 8 minutes until the top is firm to the touch and batter is just beginning to set..
Remove from oven and using an off-set spatula, spread the red bean paste evenly on top of cake, then pour in the remaining half of the batter (stir batter before pouring).
Put back into the oven and continue to bake for 15 - 20 minutes until top is golden brown. The cake is done when toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Remove onto cake rack and allow to cool before removing from the cake pan.