Sunday, 25 June 2006

Weekend Baking Session # 18

Pandan/Screw Pine Leaves


Yesterday was my special day. So, I felt like cooking and baking everything that I like. One of which is .......

Pandan Chiffon Cake

What do we need:


1 cup cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

3 egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/3 cup coconut milk
4 blades pandanus/screw pine leaves

3 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

How do we do it:

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.

Wash and snip the pandan leaves into smaller pieces. Blend them with coconut milk. Strain and make sure the quantity is 1/3 of a cup. To the pandan coconut milk, add the egg yolks, sugar, oil and the flour mixture. Mix until well blended.

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Add sugar little by little and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the beaten egg white into the pandan mixture to lighten it. Then, pour the lightened coffee mixture into the remaining beaten egg white. Fold gently but quickly and thoroughly to combine both mixtures.

Pour the batter into an ungreased 8" round cake pan. With a flat knife, quickly cut through the batter a few times to get rid of any very large air bubbles. Bake in a preheated oven at 175° C for about 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and immediately invert the cake pan and let it cool.

When the cake is completely cool, run a knife or a thin spatula around the sides of pan to loosen the cake from the pan.








Fill and frost the cake with your favourite frosting. Decorate as per desired.

29 comments:

swee said...

hello! dropped by from another foodblog. the pandan chiffon cake looks really yummy :)

Sumitha said...

hey Pushpa,what was special about yesterday,I guess it was your birthday!Was it?Never have i come across these leaves,do we get it here in Swiss?

KrishnaArjuna said...

Cake looks delicious! Pandan leaves?? Never heard about them before. Great recipe too.

Inji Pennu said...

Oh, thats interesting. Never heard of such leaves.

Vaishali said...

Pushpa,
Was it your birthday? Or your wedding anniversary?
Anyway, your cake looks gorgeous. (When does a cake baked by you not look gorgeous?) Btw, Pandan leaves. Need to go to wikipedia for that.

kanda said...

Eat alone your Birthday cake.... never give me !!!!
Happy Birthday...

shilpa said...

Haven't heard of those leaves :(.
Wish you many many happy returns of the day. I guess your special day was filled with a lot of fun with such a gorgeous looking cake.

Krithika said...

Chiffon cake with Pandan leaves ? Never heard of that. Cake looks yummy !

Sarah said...

adoi... where did u get pandan leaves?

LG.. they use pandan in India too.. Kewra essence.. don't know wht is it in Malayalam
Nice cake pushpa

Anonymous said...

So that was your birthday treat? happy birthday pushpa:) but where did you find fresh pandan leaves?!!
paati

Vineela said...

Hi PUshpa,
Yummy cake .
Vineela

Sumi said...

beautiful cake...perfectly golden..
your passion for baking is amazing...by the way I tried ur peach cake, it turned out great.

archana said...

Excellent, can't wait to see the inside !!!!

Sumitha said...

So it was your birthday Pushpa,My belated wishes to you!

Vaishali said...

Hey Pushpa,
I have put up a quiz about our fellow food-bloggers. If you want to solve it, here's the link.

http://happyburp.blogspot.com/2006/06/do-you-know-your-blog-buddies.html

BDSN said...

Hey Pushpa..
Can u post me some of your cake..It looks really pretty!!

HEy i wanted to ask one question. I tried banana nut bread the last weekend..Have u baked it before? The problem with the bread was it cracked heavily on the top..i mean a big crack.How can I avoid it? If you know pls help me out...

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday Puspha.

rgds,
siti

Nila said...

You are an amazing baker as always. :)

Puspha said...

Sorry folks for not uploading all the pictures earlier. I was hospitalised & just returned home tdy, 28/06.

Swee~ Thank u & welcome to the blog.

Sumitha~ Thank u very much. Well, I got them from the Asian shop. U live in the French or the German part? In German, itz called Pandan Blätter & in French, if I´m not mistaken itz pandanus .... (something). Hope tat helps.

KA, LG, Shilpa ~ Thank u very much. Click on the hyperlink in the recipe to check out bout the leaves.

Kanda~ Don´t worry lah. In less than 4 mths, I´ll bake one 4 u.

Sarah & Patti~ Thank u very much. Bought them from the Asian shop.

Sumi~ Thanx a lot. I´m very pleased tat u´ve tried & liked it. Well done.

Vaishali~ Thanx a lot dear. I´ve checked it out. U r remarkable!!!

bdsn~ Thank u very much.
Normally, cracking is due to high heat. Try reducing the heat & extend the baking time in order to ensure tat it completely bakes. Hope tat helps. Good luck to u.

Siti~ Thank u & welcome to the blog. Errr.... do I know u?

Krithika, Vineela, Archana & Nila~ Thank u very much.

Jesslyn said...

Hi, I came from another foodblog too! Your recepi seem quite simple, I must try it out one day, especially the cake!
Thanks for sharing here...
btw, Happy Belated Birtday to you & you are in good health now!
I will visit come again here!:P

flower said...

Hey, Happy belated birthday to you...

sudhav said...

pushpa, how are you feeling? wish you a speedy recovery..a belated wishes to you..take care...

Nila said...

Sorry to hear. Hope you are feeling better now. Take another slice of your wonderful cake, you will definitely feel good. :)

Sarah said...

hey wht happend? Hospital and all.. are u ok? Sending karma
Sarah

indianadoc said...

Belated wishes.... but straight from heart...hope u r doing fine now...your cake looks very yummy...I have heard of pandanus...bt never knew that they were edible...thanx indeed for the novel recipe...

Pamela said...

Belated birthday wishes, hope you are feeling much better now!

Puspha said...

Jesslyn~ Thank u & welcome to the blog. Hope to c u here again.

Flower~ Thank u very much!!

Sudhav~ Thanx for the wishes & thanx a lot for the concern.

Nila~ I feel better now. Thank u very & tat was a good joke.

Indianadoc~ thank u very much darling.

Sarah Chechi~ Aduh... I had bloody urine & back pain. It seems some urinary track infection.

Thanx alot for the good karma. In return u´ll get double the karma tat u sent me.

Pamela~ Many thanx to u.

archana said...

Pushapa,
There is one Cake/dessert stuff focused event hosted by jemangelaville to mark the first birthday of her blog. Instead of posting a new cake, you can actually sent in a link to a previous post( that's what i did). I am always very impressed about your baking skills, and so wanted to let you know about the event.( Last date is July 15th )


http://www.jemangelaville.com/2006/07/03/cake-baking-deserves-a-quiet-night/

Puspha said...

Archana~ Thank u very done dear. Itz done!!

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