Monday, July 18, 2011
Picking up the pieces
Throughout these 6 years of blogging. I lost part of my blog posts and recipes twice! Unbelievable but it happened. I tried to back up into an external hard disk but when my external hard disk also failed me, I gave up. Thus, these days, if I really like the recipe, I will print a hard copy instead. Poor trees I may say but I really wish to hand down good recipes to my next generation for them to share.
So I am trying to pick up the lost pieces by recalling some of the well loved recipes that liked by my family and myself.
One such recipe was a Steam Moist Chocolate Cake that was shared by a kind lady (known by her nickname as Dralion). She shared this recipe in a forum and soon, it received so much rave reviews that these days you can still see many attempting this recipe with positive feedback.
With relaxing Monday, after all, last Sunday we took our time to enjoy it and didn’t go for classes because my little one had just completed her Module 1 for Creative Writing last week. Module 2 will start end of the month. I am really delighted because driving all the way to Sembawang and hanging around for her to finish can be pretty boring and tiring. We just need to endure another 12 weeks from next month onwards, before we can once again enjoy a FULL Sunday as a family, doing things we loved.
With some Dark Lindt Chocolate hubby brought back from his last trip, I think this will be the best way to make a Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake for our tea as Monday is a special day whereby both my kids are home for lunch.
As usual, this cake never failed. Thanks A!
What you need:
375g butter or Corn Oil **
314g castor sugar (original 2 cups)
410g Evaporated Milk
4 Eggs,lightly beaten with a folk
286g of Plain flour ***
102g of Cocoa powder
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Vanilla Extract or 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
*** this recipe can be halve easily
Combine castor sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla extract or essence and butter in a saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted. Set aside and keep warm.
Add the beaten eggs into the slightly cool evaporated milk mixture and stir till well mix.
Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda into a large mixing bowl then pour the eggs mixture over the flour and stir till well mix (cake batter should be runny).
Heat up the steamer.
Lined and greased a 9 inch baking pan or 2 9'inch sandwich pan.
Pour the batter into prepared pan and place the pans into the steamer and cover the top of the pan loosely with a piece of aluminium foil.
Steam over medium heat for 1 1/2 hour (45 mins for 1/2 recipe).
Cool the cake in pan before turning out for further decoration.
1 can of Condense milk
1 tsp of Vanilla extract or 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
1/2 cup Corn oil
1/3 cup Cocoa powder, sifted
1/8 tsp Salt
Combine the sifted cocoa powder, condense milk and oil.
Stir over low heat till thicken (stirring all the time).
Add in salt and vanilla extract or essence.
Cool the chocolate topping a little before spreading on the cake.
Posted by Edith at 11:00 AM