New Year’s Bread wheel

紅棗饅頭

Preparation info

  • Makes 1 round bread about 9 inches in diameter, enough to serve

    8

    as part of a multicourse meal .
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Modern Art of Chinese Cooking

By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

  • About

Chinese New Year is a warm, very family-centered time, when the doors of the house are thrown open to welcome anyone who even might be considered kin—which in the average extended Chinese family means that the cook has to expect a horde for every meal. My restaurateur friends, the Hu’s, count their hordes in the hundreds, and in their restaurant and their home they make this special bread a feature of the holiday. The shape is symbolic of wholeness and continuity, and the red jujubes that g