Friday, 29 January 2010

Sponge cake

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Hello, this is a really simple sponge cake recipe! Simple ingredients- five i think, if you ever nee

d a sponge cake recipe, please use this!!



In fact, there are different kinds of sponge cakes that is slightly different according to how they are made. For example, some beat the egg whites and yolk separately to create a fluffier texture, this one i'm blogging about does the beating together.

It simply means- you crack the eggs, add sugar, warm to about 45 degrees celsius and using whisk mixer, beat on HIGH for about 6-8 minutes till you see the whole mixture getting thicker then you reduce to medium and continue to beat for another 5 minutes till you get a relatively stable foam.

Do a ribbon test now, lift your whisk and draw an "eight" if it remains visible for a few seconds before disappearing into the batter, you are almost done!

When it comes to incorporating flour and egg foam, it really requires some skill and practise makes perfect : D By the way, you FOLD in the flour in batches GRADUALLY. Don't just dump your flour in! The cake will have lumps of dry flour!!

Take about 2 TBS of you batter and mix into the melted butter and milk mixture. Once combined, pour it into the rest of your batter, mix thoroughly pour to your pan and bake !!

Banana Chiffon Cake

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See the speckles? They are the banana's DNA










HELLO!! I'm not trying to spam you guys with bananas but here's another banana cake-chiffon!

I LOVE CHIFFON CAKES. i could gobble down the whole 9 inch cake in one seating if i was planning to fast for the next 12 hours. haha! Its so soft and fluffy!!

This recipe is good- uses a lot of bananas : D HOWEVER, i think i should have used a blender to puree the banana instead of using a fork as they made the bottom of my cake quite heavy :/

i will upload the recipe after i have confirmed it works by baking it again

nontheless, it was really awsome !

Finally!!! The answer is...

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Its a voluptous MANGO :DD

Its high in vitamin C

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Guess This!

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Hey guess what this is : DDD
Answer will be revealed next week. Keep checking in!

Friday, 1 January 2010

Healthy Banana Cake

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After that episode of artery clogging cake, i decided to compensate my body with a nutritous banana cake : DD




I substitued some of the plain flour to organic wholemeal flour and cake flour to lighten the cake. Otherwise it would be quite dense and less cake-like. Oh and walnuts!! Walnuts are high in linolenic acid ( Omega 3 ) thats provides EPA and DHA thats really good for brain development ;D







Make this cake now !! you'll need a 21 x 8 cm loaf pan


Ingredients

180g Really Ripe Banana, mashed

1 Egg

45g Canola Oil

60g Plain Unsweetened Yogurt ( Sour Cream will taste even better ! )

40g Sugar

15g Wholemeal Flour

10g Cake Flour

5g Wheat Bran

95g Plain Flour ( Use 125g plain flour if you don't posess the flour)

1 Tsp Baking Powder

1/4 Tsp Salt

1/4 Tsp Baking Soda

20g Walnuts, chopped

Directions

1. Sieve all dry ingredients together with sugar

2. Whisk egg, gradually add in oil followed by yogurt

3. Make a well in the centre, pour in wet mixture and stir to just combined.

4. Fold in mashed banana followed by walnuts.

5. Bake at 180 degree celsius for 25- 30 minutes

Chocolate Marble Cheese Cake

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Hey everyone! Sorry for the late post!
Well this is a really nice cake : D
Why did i say so? It is a marriage of chocolate and cheese!!
You would want to just dig a fork right in there : D
It is very moist and flavourful. When i brought it to school to share with my classmates yesterday, it went out in a flash!! There wasn't even any left overs at home!
Usually the cakes i make would sit in my fridge for a few days but this time they were gone this morning! Although i remembered there was like half a cake left?


Alright, enough being said, here's the recipe.
(Use 8 inch round cake tin with removable bottom's best : D)
i used 7 inch and it took a whole 70 minutes to bake instead of the stated 45 - 50 mins
This is energy wastage! Lets conserve energy by using the right size!!
Preheat oven at 150 degrees C upon step 5 for 10 minutes
Ingredients
Cream Cheese Mixture
250g Cream Cheese, soften at room temperature
60g Sugar
1 Egg
Chocolate Mixture
180g Butter
150g Castor Sugar ( I used 100g, which was enough, i reduced 200 calories!)
3 Eggs
3 Tbs Cocoa Powder
120g Self-Raising Flour
1 Tbs Baking Powder
Directions
Grease and Line Cake pan, Seive flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together, mix with whisk, set aside
1. Cream cheese and sugar till fluffy
2. Add in egg gradually, beat till fully incorporated
3. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy ( It might still look a bit grainy, but thats okay )
4. Add one egg at time, once fully incorporated ( It may take a while to incorporate fully ~ 5 mins)
5. Fold in dry flour mixture into wet butter mixture till no dry flour seen
6.Pour half the chocolate batter into tin, followed by half cheese batter
7. Repeat step 6
8. Using spatula, make swirls in the batter
9. Bake at 150 degree celsius for 45- 50 minutes
Note: This cake is not for the faint hearted : D

Happy New Year : D

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2010 is going to be a great year for all
- Let there be peace
- No more global warming
- All the population in the world are AWARE of the enviromental issues

Happy new year guys!
 

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