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Salam, Kia Ora......
Before I started blogging, I've told myself that if I ever have a blog......I want to make it as simple as possible and interesting. I love blog walking but just hate it when bloggers have too many widgets and applications on their blog. It takes ages to download the page, I pity ppl who are still using dial-up :/ That's why I tell myself to keep my blog as simple as possible.
Baking is a challenge here as baking ingredients are very limited. There's no Phoon Huat or Bake With Yen shop here so, I've to get friends and family to buy me halal ovalette and cake lapis spice from Malaysia & Singapore. Luckily, pandan paste is available at the asian store. I luv everything pandan......cakes, buns, cookies, coconut jams.....yummmy ;p
This is my 1st attempt at making this cake. It was epic!!!! I made this last Wednesday and I almost drop dead in front of the oven.....hahahaz just a figure of speech 'lah'. Hmmmmzzz it took me almost 6.5hrs from the start of preparation, to baking layer by layer times 25 layers. I don't have any kitchenaid to help with the mixing and whisking just a small kambrook hand mixer. The beating of the butter and egg whites drained half of my energy and the other half of my energy was drained from baking the layers.....drama, drama.....LOL!!! Phheeewwww alhamdullilah, it turned out right and yummilicous. Hb and Jannah ate them like there's no tomorrow......hahahahaz.
I was inspired by the queen of cakes, HRH Rima *wink* *wink* I luv her blog. Original recipe was from here....
Some helpful tips for baking a successful layer cake but its in Bahasa Indonesia from here
75 gr caster sugar
555g butter - I used Anchor
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
20 gr condensed milk
450 gr egg yolk - I used 24 size 7 eggs
50 gr caster sugar
300 gr caster sugar
350 gr egg whites - Between 10-12 eggs, can't remember how many exactly
50 gr milk powder
140 gr plain flour
20 gr corn flour
4 tbsp lapis spice - I added 20g
Pan 8x8 inches
- - Whisk 'B' for 2 - 3 minutes....put aside
- - In another bowl, whisk 'A' with medium speed for 12 minutes. Once done add 'B' into 'A' little at time beating well with low speed.
- - Whisk 'C' using medium speed until stiff, and add to 'A' and 'B' mixture
- - Add 'D' and mix well - I used my mixer at medium speed.
- - Bake layer by layer (80g per layer) using grill (upper fire) at 175 deg C for abt 7 minutes per layer.
- - Bake last layer using upper and lower heat for 10 mins.
Need to practice cutting cakes prefectly....its a little slanted here...hehehez :D