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Jasmine Green Tea Chiffon Cake with Cheese

Jasmine Green Tea Chiffon Cake with Cheese

Jasmine Green Tea Chiffon Cake with Cheese

Jasmine Green Tea Chiffon Cake with Cheese

Recently, I have been quite obsessed with teas. I wonder, “Why not bake with it?”. Which, resulted in this wonderful chiffon cake recipe.

Jasmine Green Tea Chiffon Cake with Cheese

Jasmine Green Tea Chiffon Cake with Cheese

I know the combination of Jasmine Green Tea and Cheese sounds weird. But, the Cheese actually complements quite well with the flavor of the leaves.

Jasmine Green Tea Chiffon Cake with Cheese

Jasmine Green Tea Chiffon Cake with Cheese

Jasmine Green Tea drink is a common choice for Singaporean. Though we don’t really put cheese on our baked goods, I got my inspiration from Indonesia. Indonesians love to sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese onto their cakes. I was intrigued to try it out and when I got to try it, it was lovely.

Jasmine Green Tea Chiffon Cake with Cheese

Jasmine Green Tea Chiffon Cake with Cheese

To extract all the flavors out from the tea leaves, I infused the leaves with melted butter. I find that this will yield you a stronger aroma. I also make sure to soak the chiffon cake with brewed sweetened tea. This would make sure that the cake will not dry out when chilling it in the fridge and also at the same time enhancing the flavour of the mild Jasmine Green Tea.

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Jasmine Green Tea Chiffon Cake with Cheese
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Egg White
  1. 2 egg whites
  2. 1/4 tsp. of white vinegar
  3. 3 tbsp. (45 grams) of fine sugar
Egg Yolk Batter
  1. 2 egg yolks
  2. 2 tbsp. (30 grams) of fine sugar
  3. 40 grams of plain flour
  4. 10 grams of corn starch
  5. Matcha powder 1 tsp
  6. 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
  7. 1/8 tsp. of salt
  8. 2 bags of Jasmine Green Tea
  9. 4 tbsp. (60ml) of butter
  10. 4 tbsp. (60ml) of milk
Brewed Tea
  1. 125 ml of hot water
  2. 1 tbsp of sugar
  3. 1 pack of jasmine green tea bag
Frosting
  1. 60 grams of Full-Fat Cream Cheese, soften at room temperature
  2. 30 grams of unsalted butter, soften at room temperature
  3. 65 grams of icing sugar
  4. 2 tsp. corn starch
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170C
  2. Melt butter and tea leaves in a pot until it started to boil. Shut off the heat and leave it to cool while you prepare your other ingredients.
  3. For the egg yolk batter, in a bowl whisk egg yolks and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Drizzle in milk, mix well.
  5. Followed by your infused melted butter.
  6. Sift in plain flour, cornstarch, baking powder and matcha powder until just combined. Set aside.
  7. In your mixer bowl, whisk egg whites and vinegar on high speed until frothy.
  8. Then, gradually add in sugar while whisking on high speed until stiff peaks.
  9. Fold in egg white batter into egg yolk batter a third at a time.
  10. Transfer into a 6 inch ungreased chiffon cake pan.
  11. Bake it in the oven at 170C for 35 minutes.
  12. Let it cool upside down completely.
  13. Use a thin knife carefully slide around the pan to remove the cake.
  14. Brush the chiffon cake with brewed tea. Cover with a cling wrap and let it cool in the fridge while you make your frosting.
  15. Whip softened cream cheese and butter until well combined.
  16. Then stir in sifted icing sugar and cornstarch and continue to whip for awhile more until fluffy.
  17. Spread evenly onto your cooled chiffon cake.
  18. To serve, sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese and make sure to go over the top.
TheZongHan http://thezonghan.com/
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(Giveaway 1) Fruit Pastry Cake with PushPan

Fruit Pastry Cake with PushPan

I love a good coffee cake. A coffee cake means a cake that goes well with a cup of coffee. Isn’t such a beauty when you add some sliced fruits on top of it?

Today’s recipe will be, Fruit Pastry Cake with PushPan. I have used PushPan tin for this recipe and I can tell you, releasing the cake was a breeze.

Fruit Pastry Cake

As you guys have known already, I don’t fancy frosted cake. I like classic old butter cake or simply just plain. 

A delicious classic butter cake, with a hint of sweet almond and a generous amount of fresh fruits scattered on top of the cake. Finish with a dusting of icing sugar before serving. Give me a slice and I’m ready!

Fruit Pastry Cake

Look at those lovely fresh strawberries I have picked. I went to Perth last week and went to strawberry picking. I was lucky enough to be able to harvest as the season for strawberry has just only started there.

There’s a giveaway at the end of this blog post, so stay tuned.

Fruit Pastry Cake

Pushpan

Look at how easy I remove the cake from the tin with PushPan. PushPan is a high-quality loose-based cake pan that is 100% watertight and leak-proof due to its integrated silicone seal on the edge of the loose base. it is especially great of you are baking a cheesecake in a water bath without the need of wrapping aluminum foil around it.

 

Kitchenary is kind enough to giveaway to my followers one 8-inch PushPan Tin and one Tovolo Spatula.

Giveaway details at the end of this post.

 * This giveaway is opened to Singapore citizens and all people residing in Singapore. An eligible participant must be an individual and agree to abide by these terms and conditions. Entry to this competition is free.

*Each user is only entitled to have one entry in this giveaway. Follow the instructions by liking and following on various social media platforms to increase the chances of winning.

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The contest has already ended. Congrats to Fonteyn Leow for winning the first giveaway! She has won a PushPan tin and a Tovolo spatula worth up to $80.

 

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Perfect Fluffy Pancakes

Pancakes

Delightful light and fluffy Pancakes. So perfect!

Pancakes

This recipe is a little unconventional. I separated egg yolk and egg white and whisked the egg white with sugar until stiff peaks. This actually helps the pancakes to be light and fluffy.Pancakes

Picture perfect. I actually like to go with a slab of Butter,  drizzle of Maple Syrup, some Berries and a dollop of Greek Yogurt. But, in this case, I did not use any Greek Yogurt for photoshoot wise.

Pancakes for you

Pancakes for you?


Perfect Fluffy Pancakes
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 2 large eggs, separated
  2. 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  3. 250 ml buttermilk
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 200 grams of plain flour
  6. 30 grams of cornstarch
  7. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  8. ½ tsp of baking soda
  9. 2 teaspoons white sugar or Gavia Natural Sweetener
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk in egg yolks, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, and buttermilk until well combined.
  2. Sift in plain flour, corn starch, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. In another clean bowl, whisk egg whites and sugar using a mixer on high speed until stiff peaks.
  4. Slowly fold in your egg white meringue into your batter until combined.
  5. Preheat your non-stick frying pan on medium-low heat. Grease it with a thin layer of oil.
  6. Once heated through, drop about ½ measuring cup worth of pancake batter into the pan.
  7. Cover with a lid and let it cook for about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes.
  8. Transfer onto serving plate and repeat until batter is used up.
Notes
  1. Freeze it in ziplock bag and reheat in the microwave/toaster for your next breakfast.
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Cheese Tarts – SG Food Trends 2016

Cheese TartsCheese Tarts are taking over Singapore and everyone is crazy about it. 

Cheese TartsIt started with a Japanese bakery, BAKE which made Singaporeans queued for almost 2 hours on the first-day opening to get these babies.

Now, you could get these Cheese Tarts almost anywhere in Singapore. Most bakeries have adopted their take on these tarts.

 Cheese Tarts

Feeling fancy to make some at home? Try my Cheese Tarts recipe! It is actually very simple. These Cheese Tarts are to die for! And they tasted best when it’s warm, so make sure to reheat it in a toaster oven before you serve!

Cheese Tarts in box

Great for parties too. Easy to transport. Love it!

Cheese Tarts
Serves 24
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Ingredients
  1. one crust recipe from Fruit Tart
  2. 185g cream cheese
  3. 185 grams of yogurt
  4. 40 grams salted butter
  5. 185ml fresh milk
  6. 45g caster sugar
  7. 4 tsp corn starch, depending on consistency desired
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 1 egg yolk + milk mixture for brushing on top of custard
Instructions
  1. In a double boiler, melt together cream cheese, milk, yogurt, vanilla extract, sugar, and butter until combined. (In this case I am using my own Natural Sweetener Gavia, which is made from stevia)
  2. Crack in an egg and stir in cornstarch. Whisk continuously until the mixture starts to thicken.
  3. Remove from the double boiler and strain the cheese mixture through a sift.
  4. Cover the cheese mixture with a cling firm touching.
  5. Let it cool while you make your crust.
  6. Using my fruit tart recipe, mold the dough into 24 mini tartlets.
  7. Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork.
  8. Bake it in a preheated oven at 180C for 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Once baked, let it cool and increase oven temperature to 230C.
  10. Pipe out the filling using a piping bag.
  11. Brush the cheese tartlets with egg wash
  12. Transfer back to the preheated oven and let it roast for about 5 to 8 minutes.
  13. Let it cool and serve warm.
  14. Cheese tart taste best when it is warm. Simply reheat it in a toaster for 5 minutes.
Notes
  1. Make 24 mini tarts or 12 standard size tarts.
  2. Recipe used for crust: http://thezonghan.com/fruit-tart/
TheZongHan http://thezonghan.com/

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