Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Pound Cake

Pound Cake

(Top: Pound Cake - Just out of the oven; Bottom Left: Wrapped and in the box; Bottom Right: Packed in a presentable box).

Today, on my way home, my friend ask me whether I know how to make ####### Brand Pound Cake. That setted me to think about the last time I made a pound cake.

Basically, why is it called a pound cake? Simply because the cake contains 1 pound of every ingredient a cake needs. 1 pound of flour, 1 pound of sugar, 1 pound of butter, 1 pound of eggs. In case, you do not know, 1 pound = 454 grams.

By now, you must be thinking... what a way to give us the recipe. So, I have decided to share the recipe for a pound cake proper as follows, I hope you can give it a try and feedback to me by sending me a photo of your version of this pound cake recipe. Also, do note that as this pound cake recipe has no emulsifiers and cake stabilisers, refrigerating the cake will cause it to be hard.

125 g Butter
67 g Sugar (I reduced it from 125 g because I find it too sweet).
125 g (approx 2 Nos) Eggs
125 g Self-Rising Flour, sieved
A drop Vanilla Essence (optional)

Method: Makes One 7 1/2 Inch By 4 Inch Loaf Tin
1. Preheat oven to 175C. Grease and line the loaf tin.
2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla essence till light & fluffy.
3. Add in the eggs a bit at a time till well mixed.
4. Fold in the sieved flour and stir until just combined.
5. Fill up the loaf tin and bake at 175C for 35 to 40 minutes
6. After baking, remove the cake from the loaf tin and cool.
7. Enjoy!

Recipe By Samuel Chan
November 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

High Fibre Chocolate Chips Cookie & Teddy Bear Cookie

High Fibre Chocolate Chips Cookie & Teddy Bear Cookie

(Left: High Fibre Chocolate Chips Cookie, Right: Christmas Teddy Cookie)

Christmas is a time of giving, I have reinvented my Chocolate Chips Cookie this year. Not that it contain more chocolate chips, it contains fibre! Fibre is very important for digestive system. Fibre is often associated with fruits and vegetables. With this High Fibre Chocolate Chips Cookie, you can be sure to have your daily intake of fibre and yet enjoy it! When my younger cousins see cookies made by me, they just "chomp" straight at it. Haha. This is why, my aunties and uncles would not mind their children eating my cookies (though it may be heaty due to the chocolate chips). Well, for the adults, I created the Christmas Teddy Cookie which has a crunch when you bite into it. Well, the joy of sharing my bakes with my loved ones is one of those things that I guess money cannot buy!