Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Rainbow Egg White Lapis

I got this recipe from the internet - indonesian website (sorry can't remember the site name) but modified it to suit my taste. To me this is more a layered sponge cake and taste wise, not too sweet. You can do variation like sprinkle shredded cheese or chips or dried fruit to make it interesting.


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Ingredients
500g egg white
250g white sugar
250g plain flour }original is 300g plain flour
50g self-raising flour }
60ml evaporated milk (original is coconut milk)
100ml melted butter (original is oil)
1tsp vanilla essence (not in the original recipe)
a few drops of red and green colouring
4 pitted dates/prunes or slivered almonds for sprinkling on last layer

Method
1. Beat egg white till bubbly, add sugar little by little and beat till stiff
2. Sift in flour and gently stir into egg white mixture
3. Add milk and melted butter together and pour slowly into egg+flour mixture, mix slowly till well blended
4. Divide batter into 3 leaving one original and the other 2 with the respective colours
5. Pour one scoop batter into a lined and greased loaf baking tin and baked in a 175C preheated oven for 7-10min till brown
6. Change oven mode to grill and increase temperature to 200C
7. Pour 1 scoop of green and grill till the top turns slightly brown, then pour 1 scoop of red over the green. Repeat till you finished all the batter.
8. On the last layer, either sprinkle slivered almonds or prunes or date and grilled till brown then change the oven to baking mode and bake till cake is cooked.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI

THE EGG WHITE LAPIS SEEMS UNIQUE. I TRIED IT BUT THE CAKE TURNED OUT VERY HARD. IS IT BECAUSE OF THE EGG WHITES? HOW TO MAKE IT SOFT LIKE WHAT YOU SAID, LIKE A SPONGE CAKE?

THANK YOU FOR ADVICE
IRYNN

Zurynee said...

Hi Irynn,

I suspect you might have overmix it during adding of the flour. Just do it gently and also don't overbake it.

HTH
Zu

Missy said...

this looks delicious!

Delphine said...

Hi Zu,
From you recipe I understand that after baking for the 1st round for about 7-10 minutes I have to change the mode to grill so in other words you mean to say that I have to use the grill the end under the batter finished, is it. Furthermore what if my oven can only bake & have no other mode can I still use this recipe & can this recipe be steamed instead of bake. Thanks.

Zurynee said...

Yes, for the second layer onwards, you need to use the top grill so that you can do your layering fast enough. At the end after grilling the last layer, change back to top & bottom to finish off. If your oven only has one mode, you can still do it but will be a bit slower and you hv to keep watch as you don't want it to be overbaked.

I believe you can steam it too just that it will not be brown ;-)

Happy trying!

Delphine said...

Hi Zu,
Thanks for your reply, you mean to say that grill mean using only the top mode of the oven, then my oven has top & bottom mode. After grilling the last layer I will switch to top & bottom mode. Thanks again.

Zurynee said...

Hi Delphine,

Yes, grill means the top only. After you grill the last layer, switch to top & bottom to bake the cake.