Friday, January 20, 2017

The Cake Slice Bakers ~ January's Apple Streusel cake

The Cake Slice bakers has the following cake choices for January 2017:
Lemon Drizzle p.72
Apple Streusel p.138
Vanilla and Blood Orange Cake p.20
Devils Food Cake p. 44
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and I choose to make use of the granny smith apples I have on hand!
I barely have enough of almond flakes to meet the required half cup
but it was just nice.  Instead of three individual spices, I used mixed.
 
(I partially lined the square pan with parchment paper for ease
of removing the cake - I cannot imagine how to get it out of
the pan without dislodging the streusel topping which was crumbly)
 
and I totally forgot to reduce the sugars for both the cake batter
and the topping... but I survived!
I managed to maintain the oven temperature at 310F
and even for two small pans, they were baked for a 
total of 55 mins (but I think 50 mins would have been okay),
and I did test with a toothpick after the initial 40 mins.
Square cake for own consumption, round to give away!
 Pretty good results, I might add!
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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Cookbook Countdown #13: SV's Crispy 5spice chicken with crunchy vegetable noodles

I finally discovered that there are difference in results if you
use tapioca flour versus rice flour versus corn flour
Pretty tasty!
chicken fillet cut into strips, added to beaten egg white;
rice flour mixed with 5spice powder, salt and pepper
chopped garlic, red chili strips, carrots, red bell pepper,
Chinese broccoli and egg noodles
Yumms!
 New Wok by Sunil Vijayakar
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Cookbook Countdown #13: SV's Cabbage, meatballs and noodle broth

Here is my adaptation of:
Spiced meatballs, noodles and vegetables cooked slowly in a rich broth!
I used round green cabbage in place of Chinese cabbage,
fresh shiitake instead of dried, no enokitake mushrooms - cos I had none!
Made and used my homemade vegetable stock instead of beef.
Used Vietnamese rice noodles instead of mung bean noodles.
Hand mixed the meatball mixture instead of using a food processor
Nice but too much work!
Recipe from pages 70-71 of:
 New Wok by Sunil Vijayakar
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