Ma Lai Gao Made with Ingredients You Have on Hand

Ma Lai Gao Made with Ingredients You Have on Hand

Just mix the ingredients one after another, steam for 10 minutes, and it's ready! For steamed Chinese bread ready in a flash.

Ingredients: 6-8 pieces

Soft light brown sugar
90 g
Corn starch
15 g
100 ml
10 g
100 g
Baking powder
5 g
Soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon
Butter (or margarine)
20 g
as desired


1. Combine the light brown sugar and corn starch.
2. Add the eggs, milk, and honey and mix together.
3. Combine the flour and baking powder and sift into the wet ingredients. Mix until evenly combined.
4. Add soy sauce.
5. Add melted butter.
6. Line the pudding cups or ramekins with kitchen parchment paper or cupcake liners and pour in the batter into them. Top with raisins to taste.
7. Put enough water to cover 1/3 of the molds into a pot, bring to a boil, add the cups, and cover with a lid. Steam for 10 minutes to finish!

Story Behind this Recipe

I love ma lai gao, but it's hard to get store-bought ones, so I came up with this while looking at various microwavable recipes.
It's also delicious when made with dark brown sugar.