An old saying in Beijing is that “food cures better than medicine.” Not only does Beijing cuisine have at least 20 different cooking methods – fried, boiled, stew, burnt, baked, steamed and so on – but it also provides all necessary human nutrition. Spring Pancakes are one of the most popular foods there. Baking the bread dough as a skin, they cook a lot of vegetables, such as leaks and bean sprouts, and then roll them in the Pancake. The vegetable stir-fry provides all the vitamins, cellulose and protein people need. Eating the Spring Pancakes can help people find old memories and stories because many famous restaurants, called “China Time-honored Brand,” are located in the center of the old districts. Having grown up in a big family with famous chefs for generations ever since my grand grand-father, I was inborn with the mission of keeping the inheritance of traditional food culture. I used to combine culture and history together. Besides getting to know the food cooking skills and the history stories behinds them, I also wanted to study the vicissitudes and protection of traditional culture. Influenced by my past experience, I would like to blend literature with culture in my study.
I received this recipe from an elderly lady several years ago. She bakes this cake yearly and give them away as Cristmas present. Best fruit cake I've ever eaten. This recipe makes about 10 lbs of cake.
I am always trying to find something my entire family agrees on and I think I finally did it!! This by far is my best recipe yet! I added broccoli and salad for a main dish meal we all loved!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.