Monday, September 26, 2011
Steamed Green Tea Cake
Do you think the green colour is a little bit dull here? It's the same green powder that i used for making my Green tea bread loaf. Unlike that bread loaf which has an attractive bright looking green , this green is very different, i think probably it's also due to the addition of egg yolks mixture. Nonetheless, it is still much flavoured with the taste of green tea. I made little modifications here and there from the original recipe, adding in some oil cos i find that the batter was a little pasty.. not bad..quite soft and spongy considering no sorts of emulsifiers used here.
Recipe ( from all recipes.com with some modifications ) 7 " round cake tin
125gm cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp green tea powder
4 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp plus 2 tsp water
1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
4 egg whites
1tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp black sesame seeds
1. Sift the cake flour, baking powder and green tea powder together into a bowl. Use a fork to stir to mix. Set aside.
2. In another large bowl, combine egg yolks, sugar, vanilla and water. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until volume almost tripled. Fold in the flour mixture, mixing until just combined. Add in the oil.( i only added the oil here after finding the paste a little thick, you can add in the oil into the egg yolks mixture before beating). Throw in the black sesame seeds.
3. In another bowl, beat the egg whites together with the cream of tartar till stiff. Gently fold egg whites into the egg mixture. Pour batter into a cake pan.
4. Place cake in a steamer and steam for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Let it cool down and unmould from tin.
Will be linking this to the Natural Colour Bake Event hosted by Hankerie