Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Steamed Chocolate Cake

Who doesn't love moist chocolate cake. This recipe is unique coz it is steamed instead of the regular baking. By steaming the cake tend to be moisturer and with a softer texture.
The credit goes to a forummer from, Bebop. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe !

Recipe :-

375 g butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 tin evaporated milk

4 eggs

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

a) Boil water in the steamer.
b) Melt butter, on a slow fire, once it is melted, add in sugar, and milk, keep stiring until just boil.
Let it cool for a while, then add in the eggs.
c) Sift all the dry ingredients and mix into the butter mixture, stir well.
d) Pour in a 9' square tin, cover with a cling wrap and steam for 11/2 hours.

Chocolate Ganache
100 g double cream
200g chocolate.

a) Heat double cream, add chocolate and stir untul well mix. Cool.
b) Pour on the cool cake, and serve.

Steamed Prune Cake

This recipe for those who loves prunes and steam cakes. The cake is very soft and moist, and the smell is just wonderful. I got this recipe from forum by a forummer called Leen.
Thanks Leen.

Here's the recipe.

250g butter

2 cups self raising flour
1 cup brown sugar
120g condensed milk

25 pcs prune - blend with a little bit of water
5 pcs prune - cut into a few strips

5 eggs

1 tbsp browning (optional, if you want the cake to have darker color)

Method :

Boil water in the steamer.

1- Beat butter, sugar and milk
2- Add in the eggs, one at a time.
3- Add in the blended prunes, mix thoroughly. You can add the browning at this point of time.
4- Add flour, mix well.
5- Spread in a 9' square tin, cover with cling wrap and steam for 11/2-2 hrs.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Not the eggs, it the oatmeal

Last several posts i was blaming the egg making my Supposedly Mrs. Fields cookies turn out hard, but the latest breakthrough,well it's not the egg at all. It's the way i process the oatmeal. i should blend it coarse, not superfine. Well at last i got the answer and save on the cost of eggs.