Recreate this Dim Sum specialty, Chinese Turnip Cake, at home with the delicious and authentic recipe. This recipe uses Chinese sausage and shiitake mushrooms for maximum flavour.
Chinese Turnip Cakes are traditionally made in loaf tins, but I find it easier to make them in round cake tins, mostly because I don’t have a Chinese-style steamer but use a Moroccan-inspired couscousier for steaming; it’s a bit smaller than most Chinese-style steamers and fits a round cake tin comfortably. So depending on what shape or size tin you are using, you may have to adjust the steaming time accordingly.
I always double the above recipe as the steamed cake keeps well for a few days in the fridge.
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