Steamed Chinese New Year Cake

Steamed Chinese New Year Cake
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  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • 10 dried seedless Chinese red dates, also known as jujubes, for garnish (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for coating the pan
  • 1 pound sweet rice flour (about 3 cups)
  • 1 (1-pound) package Chinese brown sugar
  • 2 cups water, plus more for steaming

Place the measured water and brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Set over medium heat and stir occasionally until the sugar has completely dissolved, about 10 minutes. (Do not let it boil.) Remove from heat and let cool until warm to the touch. Meanwhile, fill a 14-inch wok with about 1 1/2 inche...

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