Baked Pork Cookie, Jizaibing

Chinese pork cookies, Jizaibing

Baked Pork Cookies, Jizaibing (鸡仔饼) The crispy, sweet and savory Chinese cookies filled with flavored pork fat and roasted nuts are incredibly delicious and addictive.

The famous baked pork cookies are also known as “Jizaibing” (鸡仔饼) or “Xiaofengbing” in Chinese, which is originated from Guangzhou, China. These baked pork cookies are the popular snacks sold in Asian bakeries or supermarkets. These freshly baked cookies from the oven are incredibly delicious and fill the house with the roasted aroma. The crispy crust is baked golden brown, and the marinated pork, peanuts, sesame seed, and crushed nuts filling remains chewy.

Chinses New Year is down to the corner, and it is a tradition to prepare a variety of delicious food to enjoy and celebrate the festival, such as cookies and savory snacks. Jizaibing is one of the most welcomed snacks to share with family and friends during the festival. Find more Chinses New Year snack recipes, such as Mochi Muffins, Steamed Layer Cake (Kuih Lapis), Pineapple Cake.

Making Jizaibing is actually not too hard from scratch, especially following this step-by-step homemade recipe below.

What are the ingredients for Baked Pork Cookies, Jizaibing?

MARINATED PORK FAT

  • Pork Fat
  • Chinese White Liquor, (Baijiu, high alcohol content 40%-60% ) 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Vegetable oil
  • Maltose- Honey is a good maltose subsititue.
  • All-Purpose Flour 

FILLING INGREDIENTS

  • Glutinous Rice Flour 
  • Marinated Pork Fat cubes 
  • Garlic
  • Roasted White Sesame Seeds
  • Roasted Peanuts
  • Almond Slices
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Chinese Fermented Red Bean Curd Sauce 
  • Chinese Five Spice Powder 
  • Ground White Pepper 
  • Salt

Egg Wash

  • Egg Yolk

How to make Baked Pork Cookies, Jizaibing?

  • Before making the actual cookies, we need to prepare the pork filling at least three days ahead. First, marinate the pork fat with Chinese white liquor (Baijiu, high alcohol content 40%-60% ) and granulated sugar in an airtight container and refrigerate it for at least three days or the most for two weeks. The marinated pork fat brings more flavor to the cookies when it’s baked.
  • Prepare the cookie dough by combining vegetable oil, maltose and all-purpose flour in a bowl. Mix well and knead into a smooth dough. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • When we prepare the fillings, we need to boil the marinated pork fat for 1 minute to make them chewier and crisper. Next, combining the rest of filling ingredients in a bowl, and mix well.
  • Finally, assemble the cookies and bake them with egg wash brushed on top.

Tips

  • When we marinate the pork fat with rice wine, we need to choose the one with high alcohol content which will bring a delicous scent to the pork fat.
  • Place maltose in boiling water to loosen it up, and mix it with oil and flour to make a smooth cookie dough.
  • You can also substitute the almond slice with different nuts in the filling.

What is Chinese Fermented Red Bean Curd?

The fermented red bean curd is commonly used in Chinese cooking to enhance the flavor. It is salty on its own but surprisingly enjoyable with porridge or cooked with the pork dish. You can always find it in Asian grocery stores.

More delicious Chinses food recipes you may interest.

Pan-Fried Dumplings

Chicken Curry Puff

Flower-shaped Red Bean Pastry

Homemade Pork Jerky

Yield: 15

Baked Pork Cookies, Jizaibing (鸡仔饼)

Chinese pork cookies

Baked Pork Cookies, Jizaibing - The crispy, sweet and savory Chinese cookies filled with flavored pork fat and roasted nuts are incredibly delicious and addictive.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 3 days
Total Time 3 days 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

Marinated Pork Fat

  • 3.5 ounces (100 g) Pork Fat, cut into small cubes 
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese White Liquor, (Baijiu, high alcohol content 40%-60% ) 
  • 4 tablespoons Granulated Sugar 

Cookie Dough

  • 2 1/4 tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup Maltose
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour 

Filling

  • 1/2 cup Glutinous Rice Flour 
  • 3.5 ounces (100 g) Marinated Pork Fat cubes 
  • 3 tablespoons Garlic, minced 
  • 4 tablespoons Roasted White Sesame Seeds
  • 1/3 cup Roasted Peanuts, grated
  • 1/4 cup Almond Slices, grated
  • 4 tablespoons Granulated Sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons, Chinese Fermented Red Beancurd Sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice Powder 
  • 1 teaspoon Ground White Pepper 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Egg Wash

  • 1 Egg Yolk

Instructions

Marinate pork fat

  1. Remove the pork fat from the pork belly, and cut them into small cubes. Marinate the pork fat with Chinese white liquor and sugar in an airtight glass container. Refrigerate it for three days to a week. marinated pork fat

Cookie Dough

  1. combining vegetable oil, maltose and all-purpose flour in a bowl. Mix well and knead into a smooth dough. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Filling

  1. Heat the non-stick frying pan on medium heat and add glutinous rice flour. Constantly stir the rice flour while cooking for 10 minutes until golden brown. Dish out. Let it cool down before use.
  2. Fill the saucepan with water up to 1/2 full, and bring it to a boil. Remove the marinated pork fat from the refrigerator. Cook the pork fat cubes for 2 minutes until they become transparent in color, drain with a strainer. Set them in a large bowl.
  3. Add the cooked rice flour and the rest of the filling ingredients to the bowl, and combine well with a spatula. Set aside.

Assembly

  1. Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator, and divide it into 15 equal pieces. Roll each of them into a ball. Divide the pork filling into 15 equal pieces and roll into ball shapes.
  2. Flatten the cookies dough into a 3-inches diameter round shape with the pin roller. Place the filling in the center and wrap it halfway to leave the top open.
  3. Transfer the cookie to the baking pan lined with parchment paper and gently flatten it with your palm. Place each cookie 2 to 3 inches apart from each other. Repeat the same thing until you run out of ingredients.

Bake the pork cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 338°F (170°C)
  2. Egg wash the cookies with egg yolk on the cookies and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.



Notes

If you want to make a mini Jizaibing with this recipe, you can use half amount of the ingredients on both filling and cookies dough when assembling each cookie. Then, you will get 30 mini cookies instead of 15.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

Pieces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 6.5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 38.8gFiber: 0.6gSugar: 25.7gProtein: 1.9g

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