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Blackcurrant Sponge Cake Recipe | All Recipes

Blackcurrant (Ribena) Sponge Cake

 

Blackcurrant Sponge Cake with Panasonic Cubie Oven

Blackcurrant Sponge Cake

The reason why I decided to make Blackcurrant Sponge Cake was that I was reminded of Ribena the other day when my friend asked me if I want some Ribena gummy (Blackcurrant Pastilles). Why not recreate a recipe using the flavour of Blackcurrant? That inspired me and hence, the recipe was created. 

When it comes to frosted cakes, I don’t like my slice of cake to have full of frostings.  If you like, you could decorate the entire cake with the blackcurrant cream. The recipe makes just enough to cover the cake. However, I like mine to be decorated just on top of the sponge cake as I don’t like my cakes to be full of cream. Something simple like this is what I crave for my everyday food.

Blackcurrant Sponge Cake with Panasonic Cubie Oven

Blackcurrant Sponge Cake

One good way of decorating a cake is to use white chocolate buttons. It does make it looks more sophisticated as if you got it in a Japanese bakery. Just before serving, sprinkle the top with some icing sugar to give that wow factor! You could even use snow powder instead to prevent it from melting off. If you can’t find snow powder but would still want your icing sugar to last for long, you could blitz some icing sugar and white chocolate in a food processor and use that for dusting. It works extremely well too! 

Blackcurrant Sponge Cake

Blackcurrant Sponge Cake

If you don’t like the taste of Blackcurrant, free feel to swap with other flavours of your choice. The recipe is very versatile and simple to make. When the cake is being cut, it reveals that beautiful purple shade of the sponge cake. You will be intrigued to give it a taste!

Blackcurrant Sponge Cake

Servings 6
Author Zong Han Chua

Ingredients

Egg White:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 tsp of white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. of caster sugar

Egg Yolk Batter:

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp. of caster sugar
  • 60 grams of plain flour
  • 15 grams of corn starch
  • 1 tbsp. of blackcurrant powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 5 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  • 35 grams of blackcurrant jam
  • 3 tbsp. of water
  • 1 tbsp. of blackcurrant concentrate

Blackcurrant Whipped Cream:

  • 100 ml of whipping cream chilled
  • 50 ml of natural yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. of blackcurrant powder
  • 1 tbsp. of blackcurrant concentrate
  • 1 tbsp. of caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. of gelatin powder mixed with 2 tsp of water

Instructions

Sponge Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 170C.
  • In a clean bowl, whisk in egg yolks, sugar, blackcurrant jam, blackcurrant powder, and blackcurrant concentrate until well combined.
  • Next, drizzle in water and vegetable oil.
  • Stir in plain flour, corn starch, and baking powder.
  • In another clean bowl, whip egg whites and vinegar until frothy. Sprinkle in caster sugar while whipping on high speed until stiff peaks.
  • Fold in both mixture together and bake it in 6 inch removable round cake pan in the oven for 45 to 55 minutes.
  • Let it cool upside down.

Blackcurrant Whipped Cream

  • Microwave gelatin powder and water together got 5 seconds until it heats up. Let it cool.
  • Whip chilled whipping cream, caster sugar, blackcurrant powder, and blackcurrant concentrate until soft peaks.
  • Then stir in gelatin mixture and yogurt. Continue whisking until stiff peaks.
  • Pipe the cream onto the cooled cake
  • Decorate with fresh berries, mint leaves and white chocolate buttons. 
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Terminal M – Halal Multi-Concept Food Hall @ Changi Airport Terminal 3

Terminal M – First halal certified multi-concept gourmet food hall at Changi Airport Terminal 3

Terminal M

Finding a halal certified Korean, Japanese and Chinese cuisine can be challenging. What if I told you it is achievable all under one roof?

Introducing Terminal M, the first halal multi-concept gourmet food hall is situated in Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3. With prices starting as low as S$3.50 and no service charge included be prepared to feast the best of halal-certified Korean, Japanese and Chinese food brands by Ministry of Food (MOF)

Without further ado, here are my top 3 recommendations from Terminal M.

1.
Cafe Papa – Dosirak

Dosirak – CafePapa – Terminal M 

Keen to try the mental bento box typically seen on Korean drama? Thanks to Cafe Papa, enjoy the classic Dosirak (S$10.90) which includes a generous portion of well marinated and tender chicken or beef pieces, a beautiful sunny-side-up and crunchy fragrant seaweed laying on a bed of warm rice. The perfect and wholesome meal in a box. Be sure to shake the box before digging into it.

2.
Cafe Papa- Korean fried chicken platter

Fried Chicken Platter with Cheese Dip – CafePapa – Terminal M

Coming as a group? A box of Dosirak is not enough? Fret not. Opt for the Korean fried chicken platter (from S$16.90) Perfect for 4. Indulge in the crispy well-seasoned shoes string fries, criss cut fries, chewy fried Korean rice cakes and not forgetting the crispy succulent chicken pieces that are generously slathered in unique in-house Korean sauce. Definitely, a treat not to be missed.

3.
Yu Long Quan – 6 in 1 chicken xiaolongbao

6-in-1 Chicken Dumpling – Yu Long Quan – Terminal M

Saving the most unique and quirky dish for the last. The 6 in 1 chicken xiaolongbao (S$13.00) encapsulate the unique and local taste of Singapore, expect to taste 6 various local infused salted egg yolk, chilli crab, black pepper crab, Teochew herb and spices & laksa xiaolongbaos. Each pouch of goodness possesses iconic flavour profile of Singaporeans. A wonderful dish for tourists to explore our local flavour.

Apart from the delicious cuisines, Terminal M offers fast and fuss-free ordering system perfect for working adults who are looking for a quick lunch. Also, the sleek and sophisticated interior and the aviation theme are some of the highlights in the food hall.

Overall an idyllic place to dine premium at an affordable price! Experience it yourself at #B2-32 Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Terminal M @ Changi Airport Terminal 3

Terminal M @ Changi Airport Terminal 3

Terminal M @ Changi Airport Terminal 3

Address: 65 Airport Boulevard, #B2-32 Changi Airport Terminal 3, Singapore 819663
Contact: +65 63823550
Opening Hours:  Sun-Thurs & PH: 11am – 10pm (last order at 9.45pm)
Website: http://ministryoffood.com.sg/

 

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Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe (抹茶飓风瑞士卷)

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe

Hurricane Swiss Roll is essentially a swiss roll that swirls layer that looks like a hurricane and hence the name. It is very popular in Indonesia, and when I first heard from my mum about it (who saw many beautiful pictures from her Indonesian relatives), I told myself that I am going to recreate these beautiful swirls. Luckily, it was fairly simple!

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe

For this recipe, I am pairing up the flavour of Matcha and Cream Cheese as it goes so well together. The bitterness of the Matcha powder complements the tanginess of the Cream Cheese, making it light and refreshing.

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe

Feel free to change the flavour profile to your liking. If you like Chocolate flavour, substitute Matcha Powder with Cocoa Powder. You can even add some melted Dark Chocolate to the Cream Cheese if you want it to be extra chocolaty.  

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe

The recipe is fairly simple to make as long as you are patient. There are a lot of components and waiting time to this recipe. Make this on a lazy Sunday and share it with your colleagues the following Monday! Do serve it chilled! The cream does not stand up very well our hot and humid weather in Singapore. It would not be a good idea for you to bring this on a picnic. However, if you like to, switch up the cream to something more stable like a fruit jam or buttercream. 

 

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll

Servings 1 roll cake
Author Zong Han Chua

Ingredients

Egg Yolk Batter:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 40 ml of milk
  • 40 ml of vegetable oil
  • 40 grams of plain flour
  • 15 grams of corn starch
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

Egg White Batter:

  • 4 egg whites (160 grams)
  • 85 grams of caster sugar
  • 1 tsp of vinegar

Matcha Paste:

  • 8 grams of matcha powder
  • 30 ml of water
  • Green food coloring optional

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 60 grams of Full-Fat Cream Cheese soften at room temperature
  • 30 grams of salted butter soften at room temperature
  • 85 grams of icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon of gelatin and 2 tbsp of water microwaved for 20 seconds
  • 120 ml whipping cream, chilled

Instructions

  • To make the egg yolk batter, in a measuring cup, whisk egg yolks, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and milk till thick and volumized.
  • Next, fold in plain flour and corn starch. Set aside.
  • To make the matcha paste, stir in matcha powder and hot water together until smooth.
  • I like to add some green food coloring to enhance the color but it's optional. Set aside.
  • To make the merginue, in another clean bowl, whisk egg whites and vinegar on high speed until frothy.
  • Then gradually add in caster sugar while whisking until stiff peaks.
  • Once it reaches stiff peaks, whisk in a dollap of merginue into the egg yolk batter. Then slowly fold in both mixture until they are well combined.
  • Portion out 160 grams of the batter into another clean bowl, then stir in the matcha paste we made earlier on.
  • Once it is well combined, transfer to a piping bag and set aside.
  • At this point of time, preheat your oven to 170C.
  • Transfer your white batter into a 9.5 inch square pan that has been greased and lined with parchment paper.
  • Then pipe your matcha batter accordingly.
  • Drop the pan a few times to even it and use the back of a spoon and make vertical lines across the batter. Then flip it 90 degree and make another set of vertical lines across the batter again.
  • Bake it in the oven for 14 to 15 minutes.
  • Let it cool in the pan for a few minutes, then flip it over on a clean parchment paper. Let it cool with the pan for a few minutes before making a few insertion onto the cake and roll it up.
  • Let it cool completely while you whip your cream cheese frosting.
  • To make the cream cheese frosting, whip softened cream cheese and butter until combined.
  • Then stir in icing sugar, and cornstarch.
  • Once it has been well combined. Drizzle in chilled whipping cream and whip it up till the mixutre is fluffy.
  • Whisk in the geletin mixture and put it in the fridge to let it set before using it.
  • Once your cream has been chilled for a few hours, gently unroll your cake and spread across it.
  • Roll it up and use the parchment paper to tighten the roll. Put it in the fridge to set overnight.
  • Cut the roll accordingly and serve chilled.
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#OOTD – Bopiliao Historical Block 剝皮寮歷史街區

#OOTD - Bopiliao Historical Block

#OOTD – Bopiliao Historical Block

Just behind the Longshan Temple (龍山寺), Bopiliao Historical Block (剝皮寮歷史街區) is preserved as a historical and cultural district for tourist to admire old buildings that were once a busy area for coal trade in the late 1800s in Taipei, Taiwan.

#OOTD- Bopiliao Historical Block

#OOTD- Bopiliao Historical Block

It was a really pretty and interesting place with buildings mostly made with cement and brick materials. Feel free to check out any ongoing exhibits when you are there as it is open to the public with free entry.

#OOTD - Bopiliao Historical Block

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#OOTD - Bopiliao Historical Block

#OOTD – Bopiliao Historical Block

 

#OOTD - Bopiliao Historical Block

#OOTD – Bopiliao Historical Block

Bopiliao Historical Block 剝皮寮
Address: 
Lane 173, Kangding Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
Phone: +886 2 2302 3199
Website: https://www.bopiliao.taipei/

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