Chinese Wife Cake (Lo Paw Bang)

READY IN: 40mins
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Recipe by meeshiemoshie

yummy chinese bakery pastry from

Top Review by Adell

So this recipe is missing a lot of the instructions, such as blending the filling in a food processor, reserving some of the chopped candied wintermelon for the filling after blending, and laminating the layers of oil and water dough (think viennoiserie, although instructions for lpb are typically to make circles and roll up instead of rectangles and letter-fold). Even as an ingredient list, though I found that the filling, even after food processing, was very wet, and resulted in a lot of leaky cakes and heart break.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven at 180°C.
  2. Mix filling ingredients. Divide into 60g portions.
  3. Mix water dough ingredients. Set aside for 1/2 hour. Divide into as many pieces as there are filling portions.
  4. Mix flour and shortening. Place in plastic wrap and place in fridge for 1/2 hour. Divide into portions also.
  5. Wrap oil dough in water dough. Roll flat into round pieces.
  6. Place filling in dough and flatten. Brush egg glaze.
  7. Place cakes on greased cookie sheet and bake at 180C for 20-25 minutes.

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