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Exploring Tianjin's Traditional Delight: Fried Cake

Introduction

It is said that Chinese food is full of variety, but Tianjin, which is famous for breakfast, has its unique significance. Jianbingguozi, fried cake, soy milk, youtiao, Lao tofu, Guobacai, Chatang… Each of them is unique to Tianjin. Guo Degang, a famous Chinese crosstalk performer, once said that when you eat breakfast in Tianjin, every day is different in a week. Today we will introduce the traditional food fried cake.

The Delight of Fried Cake

Fried cake is one of the famous traditional snacks in Tianjin area, and it is called “three Tianjin delights” along with Mahua and Goubuli. Fried cake has a golden skin color and is wrapped with glutinous rice and red bean paste filling. Its attractive color and unique taste make it a popular choice for breakfast.

To make this fragrant and delicious fried cake, we must first make the bean filling a day in advance. First, cook the red beans, then crush them and fry them in corn oil. This process ensures that the bean paste filling is not greasy. Next, add brown sugar and butter to enhance the flavor. Once the bean filling is fried, it can be set aside.

The Art of Making Fried Cake

The glutinous rice crust on the outside of the fried cake has a fermented taste, which is achieved by using leaven dough. To make the leaven dough, mix glutinous rice flour, yeast, sugar, and water, and let it rest for 5 hours. Then, in another bowl, combine glutinous rice flour, yeast, baking soda, and the previously prepared leaven dough to form the dough for the crust.

Now it’s time to assemble the fried cake. Take a portion of the bean paste filling and place it in the center of the glutinous rice dough. Press it flat and place it in a pan with low-heat oil. Carefully fry the cake on both sides until it turns golden brown. It is important not to take too much of the fried cake at once, as it can be quite sticky and may cause discomfort if consumed in large quantities.

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