PANDAN CHIFFON CAKE

Tuesday, 18 July 2017






I remember the last pandan chiffon cake I baked was more than a year ago when I started this blog. The pictures shared in my first post were not as good then. This time I tried another recipe from Christine’s Recipe which uses the smaller tube cake pan (20 cm). I omitted the 100 ml of coconut milk and increased the pandan juice to 60 ml. I forgot to turn off the oven fan and reduce the temperature after 15 minutes. This caused the cake to crack a little on its surface. However, it still tasted just as good.

INGREDIENTS:

(A)
5 egg yolks
20 gm caster sugar
100 gm cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
60 ml pandan juice
3 Tbsp olive oil or corn oil

(B)
5 egg whites
60 gm caster sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Ingredients of pandan juice:
10 - 12 pandan leaves
150 ml water

METHOD:

1.  Preheat oven to 170C (338F).

2.  Beat the egg yolks and 20 grams sugar with a hand whisk till sugar dissolves. Add pandan juice, salt and olive oil. Combine well.

3.  Sift in cake flour and baking powder in three batches into the egg yolk mixture. Mix well and set aside.

4.  Use a large clean bowl, making sure there’s no water, egg yolk or oil in it. Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until bubbles form. Add the cream of tartar. After mixing well, add the 60 grams of sugar gradually until stiff peaks form.

5.  Spoon out 1/3 of the beaten egg whites and fold into the egg mixture. Lightly fold in the rest of the beaten egg whites with a spatula, until just combined.

6.  Pour into a 20 cm tube cake pan and bake in preheated oven for about 35 to 40 minutes. After baking the first 15 minutes, if you find your cake gets browning, reduce heat to 150C (302F) and turn off the fan mode, continue to bake until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

7.  Remove cake from the oven and invert the pan. Allow it to cool completely before removing from cake pan.

To make pandan juice:

1.  Chop pandan leaves into chunks, pop in a food processor and add about 150 ml of water. Process to small pieces.
2.  Place pandan leaves in a muslin bag and squeeze out the juice.  If you don’t have a muslin bag, just use your clean hand to squeeze out the juice through a sieve.  If you like your pandan juice to be more concentrate, leave the pandan juice in the fridge for one to two days. The chlorophyll will sink.
3..  Pour away the top layer. Use the concentrace pandan extract in the bottom.