Brief of Wu Hill Crisp Cakes
Wu Hill Crisp Cake’s main ingredients are flour and white sugar, which are fried in peanut oil until it appears golden brown. It resembles a golden hill capped with snow and tastes crispy and sweet, but not greasy. It has a history of over seven hundred years and is renowned as ‘Top Cake in Wu Hill’.
As the legend goes, during the last years of Five Dynasties, General Zhao Kuangyin was besieged by his enemy General Liu Renshan of the Southern Tang Kingdom. Running out of food, General Zhao’s soldiers suffered from hunger. General Zhao was about to lose the battle when local people prepared a lot of crisp cakes made of chestnut powder to support his army. With the help of local people, General Zhao won the battle. Later, Zhao Kuangyin became the founder of the Song Dynasty. To mark the event, he asked his personal chefs to make the crisp cake for him and his ministers. Gradually the crisp cake was introduced into Wu Hill where people used flavor instead of chestnut powder. Then Wu Hill Crisp Cakes came into being.
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