Being Hangzhou’s city flower, osmanthus has been extensively planted throughout Hangzhou. Its elegant look and strong fragrance make it widely appreciated by the locals.
Brief of Osmanthus Rice Cakes
Osmanthus Rice Cake is a Hangzhou-style dessert made out of glutinous rice powder, sugar and osmanthus sugar1. It’s a time-honored cake with various kinds which can satisfy people's different demands towards flavor. It’s usually square in shape, snow-white in color with tiny dried golden and brown osmanthus flowers embedded in it. With a strong scent of osmanthus it tastes sweet and is soft and smooth to touch.
Note: 1. Osmanthus sugar is made by squeezing out the juice of osmanthus flowers, which is then preserved in sugar.
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