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Lien's Vietnamese Steamed Banana Cake Recipe Banh Chuoi Hap

Lien’s Vietnamese Steamed Banana Cake Recipe

Lien’s Vietnamese Steamed Banana Cake Recipe

Steamed Banana Cake (Banh Chuoi Hap) is a beloved traditional dessert in the southern region of Vietnam. This delightful and gluten-free cake offers a mildly sweet flavour and a pleasantly chewy texture. When freshly steamed, these delectable cakes make for a perfect afternoon snack and are a personal favourite of Lien!

Ingredients:

  • 500-600g banana (peeled)
  • 150g tapioca flour
  • 80-100g sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 50ml water
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 5 cups water for steaming

Coconut cream:

  • 400ml coconut cream
  • 2 tsp raw caster sugar or white caster sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp corn flour
  • a pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. Thinly slice the bananas.
  2. Mix the sliced bananas with caster sugar, water, and salt. Let it sit for about 20 minutes, or overnight if preferred.
  3. Add tapioca flour and a pinch of turmeric, mixing well.
  4. Allow the batter to rest while bringing water to a boil in a pot. (electric rice cooker can be used)
  5. Use a paper towel to brush coconut oil inside a tin.
  6. Pour the cake mixture into the tin/tray.
  7. Place a steamer on the boiling water pot. Leave the tin inside the steamer with the lid/cover.
    Steam over medium heat for approximately 30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted.
    Tip: Use a tea towel to cover the steamer, then place the lid on top to prevent water from dripping onto the cake.
  8. Remove the tin from the steamer
  9. Let the cake cool down completely, then remove it from the tin.
  10. Wrap a plastic cling around a knife and cut the cake into desired sizes.

Toppings:

  1. Thoroughly mix corn flour with coconut cream.
  2. Heat the mixture on the stove until it thickens and bubbles but avoid boiling.
  3. Adjust the sweetness to your preference.

Enjoy the cake with coconut cream on top and toasted sesame or toasted peanuts!

Thank you, Lien for sharing this delicious recipe!

If you are interested to share a recipe to the community, please email contactus@integreatqld.org.au

 

Lien's Vietnamese Steamed Banana Cake Recipe Banh Chuoi Hap

A Little Bit of Lovely at Integreat

A Little Bit of Lovely at Integreat

Jenny led an enthusiastic group of young people in discovering a new way to express their creativity. With colourful pieces of glass, they created beautiful and unique designs that showcased their individuality and the versatility of this amazing medium.

Guided by Jenny, the participants carefully constructed mini artworks with themes of animals, underwater scenes, and flowers. These delightful pieces will soon be put through Jenny’s kiln to fuse the glass together, making them even more stunning. 

We were thrilled to see how much joy this workshop brought to everyone who attended. We can’t wait to host more opportunities like this to inspire and nurture creativity in our community.

Culture Cafe Sri Lanka Learning Different Cultures Traditions Inclusion Diversity Welcoming Multicultural Gladstone Regional Library Friends of the Library Integreat Queensland Australia Post Community Grants

Visit to Sri Lanka with Culture Cafe

Visit to Sri Lanka with Culture Cafe

Last month, Chathu and Dhanisha took us on a wonderful journey to Sri Lanka through the Culture Cafe program at the Gladstone Regional Libraries.

We learned Sri Lanka is known by many names, including “Ceylon” (its former name) and “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” due to its waterdrop-like shape and its location in the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka is a major exporter of fabrics and tea. It celebrates 25 public holidays and is home to numerous Buddhist, Muslim, and Hindu temples, adding to its rich cultural tapestry.

The Sri Lankan women delighted the audience by presenting their exquisite traditional attire. They also brought Sri Lankan lanterns to add vibrancy to the venue!

They generously shared an array of authentic Sri Lankan delicacies including Watalappam, Kokis, Patties, Kiribath (milk rice) with Lunu Miris chili, and Coconut and Milk Toffee.

Thank you to everyone who attended, and a special thank you to Chathu, Dhanisha, and the other Sri Lankan ladies for generously sharing their rich culture with us.

See you all again in August!

Our Culture Cafe is made possible with funding from Australia Post, and our partnership with the Gladstone Regional Libraries and Friends of the Library.

Certificate 3 in Individual Support Simple Solutions Integreat Queensland

Peter Delivers Valuable Lessons: Cert III Individual Support

Peter Delivers Valuable Lessons: Cert III Individual Support

Our new trainer from Simple Solutions, Peter, joined us at the end of our last course, taking over from our wonderful Brenda with our Cert III Individual Support students.

From our nearby office, we could hear laughter as he shared valuable lessons that the students will carry into their upcoming work placements.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) helps you learn how to support people with disabilities, empower them, and promote social inclusion. You’ll gain the practical knowledge needed to provide person-centred support.

Peter has shown he has all the skills necessary to boost the confidence and abilities of our participants. We look forward to working with Peter as he starts with our new students this week.

This program is proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work program.

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Hospitality Students Honoured in Graduation Ceremony

Hospitality Students Honoured in Graduation Ceremony

A group of accomplished students confidently celebrated their graduation on Thursday, marking the culmination of their relentless diligence towards achieving their Cert III in Hospitality.

The results they achieved to further their self-development were acknowledged by Kristy Niemand, our Programs Coordinator as she delivered a speech congratulating the participants. “We are immensely proud of their hard work and dedication and we wish them the best in their future endevours”, Kristy said to the students.

Family and friends gathered to join in the recognition of the significance of this moment. Minister Glenn Butcher MP was also in attendance as he appreciates the importance of members of our community reaching achievements like these.

These programs are essential to our community as a whole as the students gain valuable skills enabling them to feel empowered and confident in their abilities.

We look forward to seeing these happy graduates out in the community, applying the skills they have learned and continuing to gain self-confidence as their experience in this industry grows.

We also offer thanks to Trish Hill – Field Officer and Tracey McKenzie -Senor Field Officer from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) and Teneille Driver – Axiom College Business Development Manager for attending to support our students.

This program is proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work program.

Filipino Puto Cheese Steamed Rice Cake Philippines Recipe Panlasang Pinoy Gladstone Integreat IntegreatQLD Community Sharing International Food

Arminda Recommends Filipino Steamed Rice Cake (Puto Cheese) Recipe

Arminda Recommends Filipino Steamed Rice Cake Recipe (Puto Cheese)

Puto is a delicious Filipino steamed cake that is sweet, light, and has a fluffy texture. These are perfect for a speedy breakfast, a delightful afternoon snack, or a satisfying dessert! Creating puto is extremely easy.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup fresh milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 5 cups water for steaming

Instructions:

  1. Pour the water into a steamer or cooking pot. Let boil.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, and baking powder. Combine in a bowl. Mix well.
  3. Gradually add the milk while stirring. Continue to stir until the texture of the mixture becomes smooth.
  4. Stir-in the vanilla extract and half of the cheese.
  5. Pour the mixture into small to medium sized molds. Arrange in a steamer. Cover and steam for 25 minutes. Top each puto with the remaining cheese. Steam for 5 minutes more.
  6. Take the steamed cheese puto out of the steamer. Let it cool down.
  7. Gently remove the puto from the mold with the help of a spatula.
  8. Arrange in serving plate. Serve.

Share and enjoy!

Head to PanlasangPinoy for more detailed steps. Thanks to Arminda for sharing!

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