Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Durian Cotton Cake

Oh, this is my first time, using durians for my bakes. Haha~ Happy that it turned out well too. (Always having paranoids while I bake chiffon, sponge or cotton cakes, there is bound to be a 30% failure, shrinkage or whatever reason it could be)

This durians are from the feast over the weekends that we shared for, then 'topped up' with grandma's $$ again,. Overflow of durians so each of us packed a little bit back. I told grandma to take some back cos I happen to see this post on Durian Cotton Cake and I want to bake! 

I dragged til today, finally have the energy to bake them. Tiring Monday as I suffered frm the bad hives on Sunday nite b4 I went to bed. Whole nite tossing til AM then my boy cried. Haiz... Anyway today I feel slightly better though my lil boy cried again, and wanna squeeze in between daddy and mummy. Backache la.

Woke up, did this cake while cooking Udon/Mee Suan soup for lunch. Took me more than an hour to bake, luckily in time. And my durians are coarsely mashed up, so you can find a lot of bits of them in the cake. It results in a not so evenly cut up cake but its ok. After fridging them, I am sure it will taste even better. 

I follow exactly the same to the recipe, also increased the mash durians to 100g. Texture wise, it is soft and cottony. Not too sweet, but u will feel the durians lingering even after you have eaten the like an hour before. Yummy!!

Durian Cotton Cake (adapted from FrozenWings)
5 Yolks
1 Egg
50ml Corn Oil
70ml Milk
75g Cake Flour
100g Mashed Durians
5 Whites
60g Sugar
1/4tsp Cream of Tartar *omit*

1) Whip Whites and sugar til stiff peak.
2) Whisk eggs, corn oil, milk and mashed durians. Add in flour and mix well.
3) Fold in 1/3 meringue and add remaining meringue in 2 additions.
4) Steam Bake in water bath for 50-60mins at 160deg for 10mins then lower to 150deg.
*i bake at 160deg for 1hour+, til skewer comes out clean.
5) Invert immediately to cool. Fridge before serving.


angeline ong said...

Lovely bake from your kitchen!

Ann Low said...

I can already smell your durian cake from FB :D Looks so soft and yummy!

lena said...

i'm glad to see your durian cottony cake and that it had turned well for you! yeah, not really sweet..looks wonderful, priscilla! thanks for the link back too!

Priscilla Toh said...

Thanks all!! It's my gal's fav and she cldnt stop at 1 slice. Hubby and grandma says good too, grandma even sugg having durian cream to be put in between the cakes. I sugg having that for her bday nxt yr and she said YES! Lol~