Lemon Curd, Sponge Cake and Chiffon Cake

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Wednesday 5 August 2009 8:18 am
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made lemon curd using recipe from A Daily Obsession. This lemon “jam” is very lemony tart + sweet and look so glossy, yummy but do note there is 80g of butter in it, i find it yummy to lick the jam. I used 3 lemons for this(leftover from making lemon olive oil cake which only uses lemon zest)
Wanted to make a sponge cake and spread lemon curd on it, sponge cake is a basic cake made without any oil or meringue(beaten egg white), therefore the only way to aerate this sort of cake is beaten egg and very gentle folding of the cake mixture. I find sponge cake very unforgiving, in fact during mixing of the cake mixture, it already look really glutenized, perhaps my folding is not gentle enough, and turn out the cake never rise and have any height. Outcome: A thin, heavy disc of cookie-like cake. Into the trash it goes.
Gluten is a protein structure that you typically wants in a bread, not cake, that’s why bread is made using bread flour(high gluten flour) whereas cake is made using cake flour/Pau flour/low gluten flour. It is fine to make cake/bread using AP flour(all purpose flour) commonly found in supermaket, however the result may not be as good(cake will be heavier, whereas bread not developing as much gluten)
lining up chiffon cake/angel food cake mould, used a recipe from a chinese cook book for vanilla sponge cake. Above mould bought from Tesco bout RM18.
pour batter inside, this recipe uses baking powder and some oil, not sure it is normal to have baking powder in it.
finished product, ok, but can be better, i would prefer the cake to be softer, it is a bit stiff(glutens?) I forgot to put in vanilla, but it taste slightly orangy? haha… not as tasteless as i thought it would be.

 

1 Comment »

  1. Comment by Rachel Yin Xin — August 6, 2009 @ 11:40 am

    Seem reli nice 2 eat wor..:)

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