Round 1 of CNY baking started !! LOL. And that’s liked after much procrastination, because I just had so much I wanna do, but so limited time and I couldn’t really decide which one I should start from.
And the best of it all, these mini Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes are finished up within the day of baking itself !! And there was liked 40 pcs of it all. Haha,.. Ok la, I account for 25% of them into my own stomach, but still, the rest was finished up pretty quickly. So now I guess I gotta make more of them again just before CNY, since they are freshly made and doesn’t keep long.
In fact, this was quite a trial run because I was terribly afraid that the cakes will stick onto the pan and be difficult to remove and all my “doggies” will probably be “disfigured”. And because the moulds are pretty small and there was no way I could lay parchment paper on them, considering the uneven shape of these cakes unlike the larger version of the egg sponge cake.
And if you think these are like Kueh Bahulu, then I gotta say they are not !! I find that Kueh Bahulu are drier in texture, hence they can be kept for a longer period of time. These mini Pandan Egg Sponge cakes are in fact a 90% shrink down size of the Traditional Egg Sponge Cake that you can find from the recipe here, and because they are so convenient, they make excellent one-mouth dainties. Hence, that probably explains why my entire batch was gone within the day.
If the surface area for the cake is larger, it’s easy when you just wanna knock the pan to flatten out the batter and reduce the air bubbles. But when the area is so small like those mini cakes, they can be tough to handle. So my initial batch was quite a mess, considering the batter in each mould came with a peak as it was difficult to knock out the air bubbles with the small surface area of the mould. That’s where I realise pre-heating of the mould is useful to eliminate this problem and would also generate better texture and more evenly-tone batch of these mini cakes.
Hence, the subsequent baking became quite a breeze and these little cakes are just brimming better through each bake. There was enough batter for approximately 4 to 5 rounds of baking as I managed with 9 in a pan each time. And using pure pandan juice and organic coconut oil just add to the betterment of them all. I am sure to bake these dainties again soon !! Would you like to have some too ? Hehehe.
Documenting it down before I forgot the proportion again… memory nowdays is really failing me. LOL. Even I myself gotta refer back to my own website for recipes of old bakes lor.
45ml pure pandan juice (extract from blending some water with 4-5 pcs of pandan leaves)
40ml coconut oil
⅛ tsp cream of tartar
pinch of salt
Combine the egg yolks, pandan juice and coconut oil and whisk together using a manual whisk until the yolks become lighter in colour and all are well mixed.
Sift the top flour into the batter and mix well using the hand whisk until no flour can be seen. Do not over-mix.
In the bowl of the mixer, add the egg whites and cream of tartar. With the balloon whisk of the mixer, start beating while adding the sugar progressively, until the egg whites form stiff peaks.
Add the egg whites into the egg yolks batter in 3 portions and mix well using the manual whisk till no visible egg whites can be seen and the batter becomes glossy and smooth.
Lightly spray the moulds with some oil and pre-heat the baking tray (if making mini cakes, otherwise please follow baking time here and adjust accordingly to size of cake baking) in the oven at 160 degrees.
When the tray is hot, add the batter into the moulds and bake at 160 degrees for approx. 16 minutes.
Using a sharp skewer, run over the outline of each mould and remove the cake gently. Place them on some paper towels or parchment paper to absorb excess moisture and prevent them from sticking.
Best eaten while still a bit warm and if not eating immediately, please keep them in the fridge.
Checking out @beechenghiangsg latest product is this softest Prime Bakkwa 珍软肉干. As the name implies, the Prime Bakkwa is crafted with the finest ingredients and comes with an irresistible fusion of flavours and the softest, most exquisite texture ever experienced in BCH line of bakkwa thus far. Crafted with 100% natural and premium ingredients, the bakkwa are all freshly grilled without any meat tenderizers, preservatives, artificial colouring/ flavouring, and MSG. Time for festive sharing with some of these bakkwa-licious gifts !
Cravings for this homecooked Canned Braised Trotters with Vermicelli 罐头焖猪脚米粉 ! Used one can each of the pork trotters + braised meat today. It’s been awhile and this is how I usually cook this dish. Is it same for you ?Prepped extra of this for lunchbox to work too. ☺️
Good things must share ! ☺️ When planning a Christmas party, the most nerve wracking should be the planning and food ! So this time I got this Festive Flavours Fiesta Set B from @swissbutchery that can feed 5 pax (or probably more if you are small eaters!) that cost only $148 !
Compared to if I buy the items individually from the supermarket and still have to prepare the Turkey and soup yourself, this comes all ready to heat up and serve. The set includes :
1 Roasted Whole Turkey (4−4.5kg)
1 Cranberry Sauce (300ml)
2 Pumpkin Soup (300ml each)
1 Braised Beef Cheek (250g)
1 Festive Ham (800g)
1 Festive Sausages (320g)
1 Mashed Potato
+ a FREE Cooler Bag
+ Free shipping Almost 9-10kg worth of food in this Set and that’s free shipping ! Don’t even need to carry all the heavy weights back from the supermarket too ! Check it out on
🎄Tis the season for all things joyful and flavourful as @bakersbrewstudio is adding to the celebrations with a selection of Christmas bakes and cakes that unwrap the wonders of the season. 🕊️Early Birds catch the sweetest deals when you order ahead of the crowd from now till 10 December 2023 and enjoy 10% off your purchases with the discount code “BBXMAS10”.
🛒The promotion is available for purchases store-wide and online via https://www.bakersbrew.com/christmas-collection 🪵Featured here is the
Chocolate Orange Noël Log Cake (S $49.80/L $78.80) of rich velvety chocolate sponge log laced with the citrusy fragrance of orange chocolate cremeux and studded with nougat chips. & 🍪Petite Gift Set ($42.80/box of 3), specialty cookies from Baker’s Brew in the rich flavours of Salted Duo Chocolate, the all-new Red Velvet Macadamia and the classic Maple Pecan. Other flavours include Chocolate Blackout and the Gingerbread Pretzel.
💚🎄💚Dessert for the Day is this Hainanese Happiness Box Set from @thehainanstorybakery @thehainanstory in a special collaboration with @whiskdom . Comes with 1 Pandan Kaya Swiss Roll Logcake with Brownie Bits + 3 Whiskdom Brownies with Hainanese Fillings. Usual price at $62.45 and enjoy 10% off from now to 31 Dec 2023. The Hainan Story is located at :
📍INTRODUCTION (HILLION MALL)
17 Petir Rd, #01-15/16 Hillion Mall, Singapore 678278
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 9.30pm
Telephone: +65 69708191 📍Chapter One (Hotel Boss)
500 Jln Sultan, #01-09 Hotel Boss, Singapore 199020
Opening Hours: 8am to 3am
Telephone: +65 6291 1969 📍CHAPTER TWO (JEWEL)
Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, #B2-201/202, Singapore 819666
Opening Hours: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Telephone: +65 69082516 📍Coffee House (Nex)
23 Serangoon Central, #02-17 Nex, Singapore 199020
Opening Hours: 8am to 10pm
Telephone: +65 6509 1025 📍Coffee House (Chinatown Point)
133 New Bridge Road, B1-52/52A Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
Opening Hours: 8am to 9pm Also available at below Whiskdom outlets : 📍Whiskdom @ One Raffles Place
One Raffles Pl #B1-06
Opening hours :
Mon - Fri 9am-8pm 📍Whiskdom Galaxis
1 Fusionopolis Pl #01-18/19
Opening hours :
Mon - Fri 8am-8pm
Sat 9am-3pm 📍 Whiskdom @ FYP
181 Orchard Rd #04-22/22B
Opening hours :
Mon - Thu 12pm-930pm
Sun 11am-930pm 📍Whiskdom North Bridge
757 North Bridge Rd
Opening hours :
Tue - Sun 12pm-8pm
🎄A spread of warm and jolly festive delights from @wupaochunsg to usher in the Christmas this year. 🍞The highlight of this year offerings shall be the Panettone 潘尼朵妮. This Italian style sweetbread from #吴宝春 is made extra fruity and buttery from black raisins and candied orange peel. Enjoy it at $19.80 with any purchase (original price $21.80). 🥨My next favourite will be the Wreath of Joy 圣诞圈 $3.80 where rich creamy chocolate is paired with soft fluffy brioche bun topped with almond slices. 🥧A hearty pie packed with minced pork and a medley of vegetables make up this Tree of Hope 幸福之树 $3.80 presented in a wholly Christmas Tree pie imprint. 🥯For the Focaccia lovers, the Parma Ham Focaccia 火腿佛卡夏 $4.50 is an enchanting fusion of earthy broccoli and tomatoes with savoury Parma ham on a lightly focaccia. 🫐Priced at 2 for $6.00, the Merry Raspberry 欢乐红梅 and Merry Blueberry 欢乐蓝莓 tarts are here to serve. Filled with cream cheese filling, almond cream and topped with fragrant blueberry topping with boluo crumble or raspberry topping with purple sweet potato boluo. 🎉Available only till 25 December 2023 only, so do give them a try before they fly off the shelves ! Located at :
📍Capitol Singapore # 01-19/20
📍Paragon Shopping Centre # B1-11/12