Ma Lai Ko (Chinese Steamed Sponge Cake)

This is probably one of my favourite recipes that I make time and time again because it's really easy. It only requires a few ingredients, a wok and a steamer.

This cake is best served piping hot from the steamer. If a bamboo steamer is not available, an aluminium steamer can be used instead.  Ingredients 4 eggs 1 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup evaporated milk 120g butter, melted 1 1/2 cup self-raising flour 1 tsp bicarbonate soda 2 tbps golden syrup Beat eggs and sugar in an electric mixer for 5 mins, or until thick. Stir in milk and butter; fold in sifted flour and bicarb soda. Finally, add the golden syrup. Line an 18cm bamboo steamer with a sheet of grease-proof paper, pour in mixture into steamer. Cover and place steamer over wok or pan of boiling water; cook over high heat for 30 mins or until cooked.

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