How are mom’s carrot cookies similar to the Eastern Min dialect of Chinese?
Daniel Zheng is on a mission to preserve Eastern Min with the help of speech technology. Despite having about 10 million speakers, the language is in danger of extinction in a generation or two, and Daniel is on a mission to reverse that. He founded ZFC to help with education and technology in support of Eastern Min preservation.
And before you ask, here’s the recipe for…
Mom’s Carrot Cookies
- 3/4 C (170 g) shortening
- 3/4 C (150 g) sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
- 1 C (240 ml) cooked, mashed, cooled carrots
- 2 C (240 g) white flour
- 2 teaspoons (10ml) salt
- 1/2 C (120 ml) chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
- 1 box (450 g) powdered sugar
- The rind of 1 orange, zested
- The juice of 1 orange
- Heat oven to 350°F (175 C).
- Cream together sugar and shortening.
- Add egg, vanilla, and carrots & mix.
- Add dry ingredients & mix.
- Bake at 350°F (175 C) for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Frost with icing
Let us know if you try them!