Friday, January 22, 2010

Banana Sponge Cake

I got a bunch of bananas in the fridge that has ripen to a point where the skin has turned black *LOL* Desperately looking for something to make use of it and finally settled for this sponge cake. The banana sponge is adapted from Richard Goh's recipe and I love it alot because it is really spongey without having to use any emulsifier. To my surprise, it also yields a pretty big cake with only 3 eggs.

You can see how spongey the cake is. This is from the big cake which is 8x3inch round cake pan.

This is the cakelet version of it. The batter could not fit into the 8x3inch round pan.

Banana Sponge Cake (9" cake)
3 eggs (55g-60g each preferably room temperature)
120g sugar (original 150g)
290g banana, mashed (original 200g, I used about 4 delmonte size bananas)
150g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
100g oil

1. Preheat oven to 170 degree C
2. Grease and line a 9" round tin (do not grease the sides. Just the bottom will do)
3. Whisk eggs, sugar & banana at max speed till stiff or double in volume (if your eggs are a bit cold, it will take a longer time to get it stiff. But just keep mixing it)
4. Add in sifted flour and gently fold it well by hand or spatula
5. Take about 1/3 of the batter and add into the oil and mix till the oil blends into the batter
6. Pour oil mixture into the 2/3 of the batter and gently mix well till well incorporated
7. Bake for 40 - 45mins or till skewers comes out clean

Monday, January 18, 2010

Rice Bread (Not gluten free)

I had some leftover rice in the fridge but it was not enough to make fried rice. While going through one of my bread machine book, I came across a recipe which was just perfect. Rice bread using some left over rice. I won't say this is one of the best bread but the family finished it up in one sitting right out of the oven !

Fortunately I didn't see grains of rice in the bread. But I will sure make this again if I have very little rice left for any other dishes.