Posts tagged Sponge

Coffee swiss roll

More packets of Nescafe instant coffee to use up and also with some left over whipping cream.. the coffee swiss roll was born.

Leeched the recipe off an instant coffee website which works just fine.

http://www.redmushrooms-healthmanna.com/coffee-recipe.html

It was also the first time I used my non-stick parchment paper (reusable) that I bought from England (only to learn from Mel after that they have it in SG too!). O well, I have 3 permanently lined tins now and I’m not complaining! =D Though it took away my swiss roll’s skin. =/

Taste was so so, nothing heavenly. Will make again to finish up the packets of coffee and for my bestest who’s an coffee addict hehe.

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Durian sponge cake

Have been away for most of June and have not been able to bake. I missed baking! Especially so when I’m surrounded by so much confectionery around me. Nick, my travelmate, kept ordering coffee walnut cake which makes me want to make an attempt. Anyhows, back in hot hot Singapore, it is the durian season. CHEAP DURIANS EVERYWHERE. What better time to experiment durian recipes.

Daddy loves durian and his birthday was right when I came back and so, I made one for him!

I made a 3 layered sponge cake unlike the original recipe with 5.

http://en.petitchef.com/recipes/durian-layered-cake-fid-373456

And this was how the insides looked like.

It was really good. Although I had some mishaps, whipping whipping cream for the first time then letting it sit which ended with crumbly stuff and over-whipping it such that butter was formed. Gosh! I wished I had those bottled whipped cream! But anyhow, I only had to buy more whipping cream to correct those stuff. Whew!

Was advised to get those yellowish sweet durians with more pulp than the whitish bitter ones. Together with whipped cream, the texture was omph! The sponge cake from the recipe was also heavenly. So so light, and together with the chilled durian cream, it was a blast in the mouth.

My brother who rarely appreciate my baking actually admitted to liking it! Only thing was it could have been more chilled. Which it definitely was the next morning. Ade thought it was the best cake I’ve ever made – I guess not much to compare but I’m happy!

Maybe I’ll make one for binbin (hope he doesn’t sees this) for his birthday too. He likes durian! But his picky mouth does not take in anything but the best. Some difficult!

Good recipe there. Love it.

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