Monday, November 29, 2010

Milo Chiffon Cake

Last few days i suddenly missed a cake which called Bolu but Chiffon in English.
Yes, i missed Chiffon, it's taste, the spongy feeling when you bite it, everything!! well,remembering this cake make me remember of my home.
Just don't realized that it's almost one year i was apart from my parents & my family.
EEEits, enough of the emo things. this post is about Chiffon, not the missing things.. hehe
Well, because i feel like eating chiffon cake, so i just search for it's recipe & try it in our kitchen this morning.
It's quite easy to make, so..
Preparation time : <30 minutes
Baking time : <30 minutes

Ingredients :
Part 1:
1 1/2 tbsp Milo powder
20ml hot water
2 egg yolks
20gr caster sugar
20ml olive oil
40gr self-raising flour

Part 2:
2 egg whites
1/4 tbsp cream of tart
50gr caster sugar

you also need a 16cm Chiffon pan

Method :
1. Pre-heat oven at 170C
2. Stir Milo powder with hot water until dissolved, set aside.
3. Sieve flour & set aside.
4. Separate egg yolks & egg white, set aside & bring to room temperature
5. Whisk egg yolks & sugar until sugar dissolved & well combined.
6. Add in Milo mixture & oil.
7. Whisk until combined. sieve the flour in & gently fold the flour with spatula until well combined.

8. Whisk egg whites & cream of tartar in a mixing bowl with an electrical mixer in medium speed, mix until frothy & foamy.

9. Then add in sugar in 3 separate addition while beating with high speed. beat until stiff peak form.

10. Add in egg white foam into the egg yolks mixture in 3 separate additions, each time gently fold with spatula until blended.

11. Polish Chiffon pan with butter to prevent cake from sticking on the pan.
12. Pour the mixture into a 16cm ( 6 inch ) Chiffon pan. 
( actually my pan is too big, hehe )
13. Bake for 25-30minutes or until the cake surface is golden brown & skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
14. Remove from oven, immediately put the pan upside down.
15. Let cool completely then carefully remove the cake from the pan.

The shape of my cake is not really nice because i didn't polish any butter on the plan, so don't forget or you cake will end up like mine. haha
My recipe is quite different from the original recipe because i think i need more Milo taste on the cake & i think the cake needs more eggs.
I remembered that someone had ever told me that the good Chiffon cake needs a lot of eggs.
So for the conclusion, i think that i'll search another recipe & try again next time. But this cake taste good as well. Enjoy :)


Geeez,i'm so bored of the things that i eat everyday.especially dinner, i always don't know what to eat & end up eating oats.
overseas students life.hehe
so because of that today i done an experiment, actually i just wanna try to make a dish which is called chiffon rice which i always order when i go to A1 restaurant.
it's rice covered by a layer of fried egg with meat ( i always have the BBQ Pork,slurp!! )

Here's what i've done with my dinner.
i fried my rice with mince garlic,soy sauce,oyster sauce,black pepper & mushroom powder.
Fry until dry enough & smells good......
Then i beat an egg in a bowl, put in some left-over beef & fried it in a large frying pan.
i was trying to make a big round plate shape fried egg, without making any crack but i was failed, maybe i should do more experiment because the beef is heavy which broke the layer when i was trying to flip it.
After the egg is cooked, i put in the top of my fried rice.
here's the picture of my sudden random experiment :
( just realized that the picture is too dark -,-" )

Anyway, it taste good..hehe.. cos is not with steam rice, instead it's with Jessica's style fried rice..
I'm quite satisfied & quite enjoy it :)

Before ending this post, i've another photos to post.
It's coffee art again ( tehehe )

p.s. i was aiming to impress my sis but know what her respond?
       ' they looks more like flying ghost that love shape ' Geeeez!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

End of the Busy week

What a relief remembering today is monday ( maybe you might think 'what? we hate monday' lol ), cos last week is the busiest week ever. busy of what? of course i'm busy of working.
Last week i work from monday to sunday, no stop . I was suddenly got a lot of shift from KFC, from monday to friday & as usual every weekend i work in Kotaraya.
Well, sometimes i find that working is tiring but i find it quite fun as well cos you are interacting with the other when you are working & there is always something funny happening while working.
So yeah, just worth it & finally i've past that busy week.
But another busy week ahead >.<

Last 2 weeks i went out for photo hunt which i said previously that i wanna go for photo hunting once i have free time.
last photo hunt is not really about architecture which you can easily find in Melbourne & which i always capture, but it's more about surrounding & people.
Here's my last time photo hunt route :

I walk from home to Parliament Building, which is near ( about 10minutes walk )

Then to the small garden next to Parliament

Cross the road & came to Fitzroy Garden

Just when i was walking home, i suddenly realized that i didn't saw any dandelion remembering dandelion is a good figure to shoot & Bang! i saw i single dandelion in front of me. just a few steps away from my feet. How lucky!!

That's the end of my photo hunt on that day
But before i end this post,i wanna share some photos that i've edited, i'm still learning though..hehe