Salam to all,
How was the weekend peeps? Anyone suffering from Monday blues today ahhhaakkkss?? Today, I finally get to officially use the KitchenAid mixer that a friend bought for me since last July *grins* I am really thankful to my primary school mate whom I haven't seen for more than 20 years, got reunited through FB in 2008 and finally get to meet up in S'pore last year. Thank you Yat Salleh ;) not Yat Maria of Easybakes eh.....hehehehez :ppp. Not only Yat (Salleh lah >.<) carried the KA for me but also tonnes of other things that I bought on Amazon like the Nordicwares, Silpat, Wilton Cake Deco Set, Fitflops and many more to list here. I was going crazy shopping on Amazon bcos the items I bought were shipped free to Yat's address and the weak USD. By the time I reached S'pore, my shopping list was getting lesser but I was glad that I still managed to go to TOTT and Phoon Huat to get other bits and pieces for baking. The baking speciality stores here are bloody rip offs!!!! :(
It was once seated in this dark and lonely corner :D
My KA travelled a very long way from the States to an APO address to Singapore and finally to NZ. Since the day it was bought, it wasn't even tested if its gonna work *slaps forehead* I only took it out of the box, placed it on my tiny counter top last month. Only last week, that I managed to drag myself to buy a step down transformer online....yeah online hahahahaz. I was kinda sceptical, worried and also unsure, doesnt that means sceptical also ahaaakksss at first bcos I don't want to get a transformer that is as big as a cinder block and weighs a tonne. I got no room in my tiny kitchen or should I say non existence kitchen or even in the cupboards to store it and I dont want it to be a hassle for me to take it out and put it away after using it. I know I should have done some research before lugging the KA home...I was lazy. Luckily the transformer was only 13cmx6cmx6cm and doesnt weigh more than 1.5kg *grins some more* Thank you also to June for sharing the info of using a transformer for a KA. I was gonna get a higher wattage one and was told that a 500w was sufficient. Phewwww saved some money there ;)
Before I turned on the KA, I was reciting Bismillah like a million times. I was so scared that it might explode hahahahaz. Alhamdullilah, all went well and I am stoked at using this KA.....very, very stoked. The machine is so much more quieter compared to using my Kambrook hand mixer. For now, I am still gonna keep the hand mixer for small baking projects and am thinking of getting another KA mixing bowl in the near future. For once, I thought.....I can do clean ups while the mixer is mixing but then being a NOOB I was so 'jakun' and stared at the wonderful thingy mixed my batter instead.....talk abt productivity & multi tasking aye LOL!!!!
A noob mistake for not using the shield >.< The shield is still wrapped in bubble wrap and I couldn't be bothered to unwrap it at the moment :ppp
I had to return a friend's plate and.......this is what was baked today using my kitchen beauty weeeeiiiiiiii ;) I also managed to scrape the batter to make it 11 layers instead of 10 ;) Luv this cake, it is really, really moist and yummilicous luv it luv it luv it.
Source Rima @ Bisousatoi
250g butter (I used Anchor)
80g condense milk
1 tsp mix spice
1/2 tsp vanilla powder (I added vanilla extract instead)
80g golden syrup
15 egg yolk
3 egg white
120g castor sugar
80g superfine or HK flour (I used AP flour)
1 tbsp ovallete
20 ml cold water
a few drop of yellow colouring
150g pitted prunes (I used 250g minus 2 pieces that went into my mouth hehehez)
1.Greased a 8x8x3 pan.. preheat oven 180C
2. Whisk A on high speed for abt 7mins or till thick and creamy.. put it aside
3. In another bowl.. Whisk B on medium speed for 10mins or till thick and fluffy
4. Add butter mixture (A) into egg mixture (B) and continue to whisk till well blended
5. Add in yellow colouring
6. Separate batter into 10 portions... abt 90g each layer
7. Spread a portion of batter evenly into pan
8. Tilt pan left and right to level batter or use back of ur spoon. Grill for 5 minutes or until golden.
9. Remove from oven and press cake layer to remove excess air. Brush layer with melted butter and spread another portion of batter over the cooked layer, tilt pan to level batter and arrange flattened prunes onto batter. Grill for 5 minutes or until golden. (My luvly oven required 7 mins for the first 5 layers and 6 mins for the next 6)
10. Alternate step 8 and 9 until batter is finished.
11. Bake last layer using upper and lower heat for a further 10mins .. (use aluminium foil to cover the top so as to prevent the top fm turning too dark)
Have a great week ahead everybody ;) TTFN.....