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Wife Cake Recipe

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese, International
Servings 8 Breads


  • For The Filling:
  • White Pumpkin - 300 gm
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Salt-a pinch
  • Ghee-1 tbs
  • Rice Flour - 2 tbs
  • Corn Flour - 2 tbs
  • Vanilla Essence - 1/4 tsp
  • For The Outer Dough:
  • Maida/ All Purpose Flour - 3/4 cup
  • Ghee - 2 tbs
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Water - as needed
  • For The Laminating Dough:
  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1/2 cup
  • Salt-a pinch
  • Ghee-3 tbs
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Milk


  • For The Filling:
  • Peel, deseed and cube the pumpkin.
  • Grind it to a fine paste.
  • IN a saucepan, mix together ground pumpkin, sugar and ghee.
  • Cook on medium flame until it becomes thick.
  • Now add rice flour, corn flour and vanilla and mix well.
  • Cook on medium flame until it comes together as a sticky thick dough.
  • Remove from flame, transfer to a bowl or a pan, cover with cling film and refrigerate for an hour until set.
  • For The Outer Dough:
  • Mix flour, salt and ghee.
  • Add enough water to make a soft and smooth dough.
  • Cover and set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic.
  • Cover and set aside.
  • For The Laminating Dough:
  • Mix together maida and salt.
  • Add ghee and mix to form a crumbly dough. You should be able to shape it into a smooth ball. If needed add a little more ghee.
  • Laminating The Dough:
  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Now take the outer dough and divide it into eight equal portions.
  • Take the laminating dough and again divide it into eight equal portions.
  • Roll the outer dough into a circle, place the laminating dough in the centre and gather the edges to cover it.
  • Make it into a smooth ball and set aside.
  • Repeat it with the remaining portions.
  • Now roll out the ball into a oval and roll it into a tight log.
  • Turn it 90° and roll it again into a thinner oval.
  • Roll it again tightly into a log.
  • With the seam side facing up make a depression with your finger in the middle and fold the dough into half.
  • Now with the folded side facing down press to form a disc.
  • Filling and Shaping The Bread:
  • Now remove the filling from the fridge and divide it into eight equal portions.
  • Shape each portion into a ball.
  • Take a laminated disc, roll it slightly, place the filling inside and bring the edges together to make an enclosed ball.
  • Place the seam side down and roll it into a thick disc.
  • Place it on a greased baking tray.
  • Once all the discs are shaped, with a sharp knife make three slits on the discs, going all the way through to the bottom.
  • Brush the top of the bread with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until the top is golden.
  • Remove from oven and serve it hot or at room temperature.