Friday, September 24, 2010

Passionfruit chiffon



Recipe :
Ingredients :
* Egg white mixture :
- 4 egg whites ( I use 60g eggs )
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 75g sugar
* Egg yolk mixture :
- 4 egg yolks
- 65g cake flour
- 5g corn flour
- 50ml passionfruit juice
- 35 ml corn oil
Method :
* Eggyolk mixture : Sieve flours into a mixing bowl . Add in egg yolks , passionfruit juice and corn oil . Mix with a balloon whisk until mixture becomes thick and smooth .
* Eggwhite mixture : Put eggwhite into mixer bowl , make sure the bowl is clean and dry . Beat at medium speed till eggwhite become foamy , add in cream of tartar .Slowly add in sugar , increase the speed to high , continue to beat till the eggwhite becomes stiff peak .
Put 1/3 of the eggyolk mixture in to eggwhite , fold slowly until you can't see the different between 2 colour . Add in the balance egg yolk , repeat the folding . Pour the batter in to tube chiffon pan , bake in the preheated oven at 170 degree C for 45 mins .
Tip : for the 1st 15 mins , I use only lower heat to let the cake rises and change to both heat to continue till the cake is done .
Once the cake is done , take it out from the oven , turn it up side down to let it cool completely before you take it out .

Friday, September 17, 2010

Traditional baked mooncake

Recipe : ( adapted from Fly me to the moon ) , to make 10 mooncake - 120g each :
Ingredients :
* Skin :
 - 200g sugar syrup
 - 50g groundnut oil
 - 1 tsp alkaline water
 - 1/4 tsp baking soda
 - 320 g all purpose flour
* Filling :
 - 600 g green bean paste , divide into 10 portions
 - 10 salted egg yolks
* Glaze :
- 2 egg yolks mix with 2 tsp of  water , beat well , sieved .
Method :
* Skin : Sugar syrup mix with oil , alkaline water and baking soda , mix well and leave overnight . Mix sugar syrup mixture into the flour and knead till become dough . Leave to rest for 30 mín before shapng .
* Filling : Salted egg yolks soak in rice wine with few slices of ginger for awhile . Take them out and steam for 10 mins . Flatten the green bean paste and wrap in the yolks , shape into balls
* Divide the skin dough into 10 portions , 50g each , shape into balls . Flatten it and wrap in the filling . Floured the moulds and put the mooncake balls in , press it down to get the imprints . Unmould ít on greased baking tray placed with baking paper . Bake in preheated oven at 200 degree C for 5 min . Take it out , spray water on the faces and leave it to cool down . Glazed with egg yolk and put back into oven , bake for further 5 mins . Take out and leave to cool on rack .

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mooncake for a new beginning

This is my very first post for this blog . I actually having one in Vietnamese , but this blog is to make sure my kids understand as they are not really good in Vietnamese . I think as a starting , I should say something about myself . Well , I am just a very simple lady who is satisfied with what I have now : a warmly family with 3 lovely kids and thanks to my sweet husband for all that .
  Before married , I must say I don't know how to cook as I have my sis to do all the chores for us . First few years of our marriage I didn't do much of that because we were very lucky to have a good cook to cook for us and for our kids as well . But everything changed after we moved back to Singapore . We started our own family life , and that means I needed to start to take care of things in our own home . First starting it was not easy for me to learn everything from the scratch , but lucky me , my mother in law is a good cook , so I have learnt a lot from her , and luckier , my husband is very easy with food . He tried everything I made and give me more and more confident to discover more about food . Time flies , I now I really enjoy doing things in my kitchen , cooking , baking .... and the happiest part is the moment I  see my kids enjoy the food that I make for them .