Taiwanese Sun Cake (Tai Yang Bing)

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Ingredients

Water dough

  • 1/4
    cup Warm water (water dough)
  • 1/4
    tbsp Maltose (or corn syrup) (water dough)
  • 1/4
    cup Corn oil (water dough)
  • 175
    grams Flour (water dough)
  • 15
    grams Sugar (water dough)
  • 1
    tsp Salt (water dough)
  • 45
    grams Shortening (water dough)

Oil dough

  • 45
    grams Shortening (oil dough)
  • 100
    grams Flour (oil dough)

Filling

  • 1/2
    tbsp Warm water (filling)
  • 20
    grams Maltose (or corn syrup) (filling)
  • 70
    grams Flour (filling)
  • 20
    grams Butter (filling)
  • 80
    grams Powdered sugar (filling)

Instructions

1
Taiwanese Sun Cake is a famous dessert from the city of Taichung, Taiwan. The cake looks a little bit like the sun, thus the name. Best enjoyed with tea.
2
Gather all the ingredients.
3
There are 3 layers to the Taiwanese suncake. The 1st layer is the ‘water dough’. Add flour, sugar, shortening, corn oil, salt, maltose and water. Form dough.
4
Next, we will make the ‘oil dough’. Combine flour and shortening. Form dough. When done, split it into 10 equal parts.
5
Now we are making the filling. Add flour, maltose (or corn syrup), powdered sugar, butter, water and mix. I like a little honey in mine sun cake as well.
6
Now the fun park! Flatten the dough and roll it into a tube, roll and repeat. This creates the flaky layers. Put the oil dough in the center. Roll and repeat.
7
The last layer of the sun cake is the filling. Put a small spoonful in, and close the outer dough layer.
8
Add an egg wash to the top.
9
Pop it in the oven for 11-12 minutes at 400F.
10
Voila!
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Taiwanese Sun Cake is a famous dessert from the city of Taichung, Taiwan. The cake looks a little bit like the sun, thus the name. Best enjoyed with tea.