Playing mahjong during the Chinese New Year is not enough to enjoy? Why not try to make an “edible” mahjong set yourself. A pair of sisters in California recently made a “Mahjong Cheesecake” and shared the recipe online, stirring a discussion among social media users.
Serena Li shared the recipe of her homemade “Mahjong Cheesecake” on Instagram during the holiday. The cake features hand-painted intricate designs on the front of the cheesecake mahjong tiles, including Chinese characters and pictures of bamboos.
The creative design has attracted a large number of social media users’ attention.
Serena wrote on Instagram that she and her sister played mahjong for the first time last year and have been in love with the game ever since.
“It’s a fun game that lets us play together and reminds us of our culture,” she said.
She also said that the beautiful patterns on the mahjong are hand-painted with edible coloring using a brush.
What’s worth noticing is that they made a special green crust to match the brightly colored designs on the front, making them identical to the real mahjong set.
In addition, Serena shared the recipe with others.
The main ingredients include cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla, while the crust’s main ingredients are crackers, brown sugar, cream, and green food coloring.
The sisters made a full set of flowers and honors and two tiles from each of the remaining suits.