Banana rolls (or banana cake) is one other Chinese language bakery favourite that I believe you have to strive making at dwelling. Combine, steam, and form these high 8 allergen free banana flavored candy rice rolls for a fast and straightforward dessert. They’re referred to as “herng jiu gao” in Cantonese and “xiang jiao gao” in Mandarin. This recipe is customized from Completely satisfied Amy’s recipe on YouTube.
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What are banana rolls and why am I making them?
Banana rolls are a candy, tender, and squishy dessert that one should purchase at a Chinese language bakery. One can find them in a Chinese language bakery show case, search for the uniformly formed white rolls with a light-weight dusting of toasted rice flour on them in order that they don’t stick to one another. As I used to be making them, I observed that additionally they resemble bananas earlier than they’re reduce into particular person rolls.
I grew up in San Francisco and again within the Seventies and Eighties there have been many Chinese language bakeries everywhere in the metropolis. Quick ahead to 2022 and plenty of of these bakeries are not in enterprise and never each Chinese language bakery makes banana rolls. Since I stay within the suburbs and San Francisco is a 30 minute drive away, it’s simply not handy to pop in to purchase a small deal with. It seems that making banana rolls takes much less time to make than it does to drive to San Francisco, store, and drive dwelling.
Prime 8 Allergy Pleasant Elements
The primary substances in banana rolls are glutinous candy rice flour, rice flour, sugar, water, banana extract, and oil.
Glutinous Rice Flour
Regardless of its title, glutinous rice flour doesn’t comprise gluten however is usually gluten-free and produced from candy rice. I like to recommend utilizing Koda Farm’s Mochiko Candy Rice Flour (affiliate hyperlink), they’re high 8 allergen free and are a superb product.
I exploit glutinous rice flour to make my Chinese language New 12 months Nian Gao and a small quantity in Auntie Karen’s “Ma Lai Go” Chinese language Sponge Cake.
I purchase rice flour from Asian markets. I store at 99 Ranch and so they carry their very own retailer model (Flying Horse) which I’ve confirmed is nut-free. Typically you would possibly see the Flying Horse rice flours at different shops. Erawan is a well known firm that produces varied forms of rice flour made in Thailand. Search for baggage of rice flour packaged in a plastic bag with purple lettering. Remember that each manufacturers even have a glutinous rice flour in a plastic bag with inexperienced lettering. You’ll need the bag with purple lettering, it’s quite common for folks to combine them up.
It’s also possible to purchase rice flour from different trusted manufacturers of corporations, however since I haven’t cooked with them, I don’t know if the banana rolls would prove in the identical manner.
I like to make use of rice flour to make Daikon Cake and rice noodle rolls also referred to as cheung enjoyable, which is my favourite meals and why I’ve a number of recipes, rice noodles with shrimp, rice noodles in a pizza pan, and many others..
Shopping for banana extract was a bit of bit tougher as a result of I can’t discover them in my native shops. Amazon’s Completely satisfied Stomach model carries a banana extract (affiliate hyperlink) however their customer support will not be useful or clear relating to meals allergy considerations. I contacted them by telephone, e mail, and social media with no clear reply.
Nevertheless, I did study that Completely satisfied Stomach’s banana extract is made within the US. I might guess that it’s additionally co-packed by a significant producer. Once I opened the package deal, I observed that the bottle form seems very very similar to McCormick’s extract bottles and the ingredient listing matched. I can not verify that McCormick manufactures Completely satisfied Stomach’s product however we used it with out incident. One buddy (thanks Jaelithe!) advised that I order McCormick’s banana extract from Walmart, which I did after I had sufficient in my cart to qualify free of charge delivery.
make Banana Rolls
The essential concept is to arrange your steamer and whereas the water involves a rolling boil, mix the substances right into a thick batter after which steam till the batter is steamed. Whereas the banana batter is steaming, toast some glutinous rice flour to make use of for rolling and shaping the banana rolls. After they’re carried out steaming, then placed on some meals protected gloves (affiliate hyperlink) and form and roll them into banana like shapes and reduce into 3-inch rolls.
Use Contemporary Bananas vs Banana Extract?
Typically we don’t have sufficient bananas in the home and generally we have now a backlog of a number of super-ripe bananas. I questioned if it might be potential to make banana rolls utilizing contemporary bananas as a substitute of banana extract?
I discovered a recipe on-line that entails making a home made banana jam after which utilizing a small portion of it to make banana extract. And one other recipe extracted banana juice from the pulp. I didn’t like working with contemporary bananas as a result of it was troublesome to have constant outcomes as a result of variablity of the bananas’ ripeness. One time banana rolls constituted of contemporary bananas was nice, one other time they have been bitter presumably as a result of the bananas have been most likely fermenting.
Use your ripe bananas for Triple Chocolate Banana Bread, Nut Free or Nut Free, Egg Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe.
form the banana rolls?
I vaguely keep in mind consuming banana rolls with a pink swirl or a pink spot within the middle. The best way to make them is to roll the steamed banana roll rice dough flat, brush it with some purple meals coloring after which roll it up. One might skip the purple meals coloring and roll it flat after which roll it up for a fairly and uniform presentation. I believe rolling it out flat after which rolling the rice dough right into a rope provides much more toasted rice flour and impacts the feel.
The opposite technique to form the steamed banana rice dough is to form it into a big log, reduce it in half after which roll and form it right into a 1-inch thick rope and reduce them into 3-inch lengthy rolls. I made it each methods and had my kids strive them. One son favored the banana rolls formed this fashion as a result of it’s softer and I prefer it as a result of it’s simpler.
One final benefit of creating your individual banana rolls at house is which you could get pleasure from them once they’re nonetheless heat and contemporary. It’s so good.
Allergy Conscious Banana Rolls
This banana rolls recipe is freed from the highest 8 allergens and sesame free. I do know that some readers are allergic to rice and it might be very troublesome to substitute with completely different substances as a result of steamed glutinous rice flour has its very personal distinctive texture.
Straightforward Prime 8 Allergen Free Banana Rolls Recipe
One other Chinese language bakery favourite are banana rolls (or banana cake), a steamed glutinous rice roll that’s flavored with banana extract. This simple dessert additionally occurs to even be freed from the highest 8 allergens. They’re referred to as “herng jiu gao” in Cantonese and “xiang jiao gao” in Mandarin.
plus 2 tablespoons glutinous rice flour
(3 tablespoons for a decrease sugar possibility)
plus 1 tablespoon water
plus extra to grease a pie plate
Arrange a steamer, deliver to a boil on medium warmth. Brush some oil on a pie plate and a rounded dough scraper, put aside.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix 1/2 cup glutinous rice flour, rice flour, granulated sugar, water, banana extract and oil. Stir till easy.
Switch the batter to the oiled pie plate and steam for quarter-hour on medium warmth.
Within the meantime, warmth up a small sauce pan or a small frying pan on medium warmth and add two tablespoons of rice flour to the chilly pan. Stir occaisionally till the rice flour is toasted, prepared in 4 minutes (kind of).
Flippantly mud a slicing board or work floor with the toasted rice flour. Use the oiled dough scraper to switch the cooked rice flour onto the floured work floor.
Put on meals protected gloves (rinse your gloved palms and wipe dry with a paper towel) and sprinkle some rice flour on the gloves and on high of the cooked rice dough. Form it into a big roll, reduce in half and roll every half right into a 1-inch thick rope. Minimize every rope into 3-inch logs and serve on a dish with some toasted rice flour or on parchment paper. Serve instantly or cowl and serve inside a day.
This recipe makes 4 rolls. I’ve doubled the recipe to make 8 rolls. I also can triple the recipe to make 12 rolls however I steam the batter for 20 minutes to make sure it’s cooked although (poke with a fork and it ought to come out clear).
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