Posts Tagged Pandan

Pandan Zebra Sponge Cake

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Pandan Zebra Sponge Cake

Ingredients:

6 large egg yolks
70g oil
45g pandan juice (use lesser because pandan juice is thinner)
50g milk
90g Cake flour/super fine flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

6 egg whites
100g sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

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Method:

1. Line the bottom an 8″ round pan. Grease the sides for easier unmoulding. Preheat oven to 160C.
2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Divide into 2 portions.
3. Beat egg yolks, oil together until combined before dividing into 2 portions equally and add pandan juice and milk into each portion respectively.
4. Stir in the flour for each flavor. Set aside.
5. Beat egg whites until frothy before adding cream of tartar. Continue beating while gradually adding the sugar. Beat till firm peaks but not stiff. Divide into 2 equal portions. Fold the divided meringue into the yolk batters respectively until evenly mixed. Prepare two similar size ladle or two ice cream scoops.
6. Scoop one large scoop of each batter into prepared pan alternatively on top of each other. Tap after every scoop to flatten and remove bubbles. Bake with a water bath at 160C for 75-80 minutes or until cooked.
7. Remove from oven, wait until cake has pulled away from the sides before inverting on to a smooth non stick pan. Remove paper lining and re-invert on to a rack.
8. Place cake in the oven (do not turn it on) to dry using the remaining heat if the cake is still wet.

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Banana Pandan Chiffon

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Banana Pandan Chiffon

Ingredients:

150g cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
120g banana
70g pandan juice
100g corn oil
5 yolks
1/2 salt

6 whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
120g caster sugar

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Instructions:-

Line bottom and grease sides of a 7″ square pan. You can also use an 8″ round pan, if you so wish. Preheat oven to 160C.

Blend banana with pandan juice and then measure out 150g.

In a large bowl put in corn oil, yolks, banana/pandan mixture and using a hand whisk, mix the ingredients until even.

Mix the baking powder and soda to the flour and sift this into the yolk mixture and mix until well combined. Do not over-mix. Set aside.

In mixing bowl of your stand mixer, beat the egg white until foamy. Add in the cream tartar. Continue beating on medium speed while gradually adding the caster sugar. Continue beating until soft peak. The meringue is ready when ribbon forms and remains on top.

Gently fold the meringue into the flour mixture in 2 to 3 portions until even. Pour into the prepared pan at a height. Give the pan a gentle tap on the work top to get rid of big bubbles.

Place in a water bath and bake for 80 minutes at 160C. Tent it if it’s browning too fast.

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Pandan Cheese Sponge Cake

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Ingredients:
(makes one 8″ cake)

125g cream cheese, cut into cubes
60g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
5 egg yolks (Grade A)
125g Pandan Juice  + Milk – blend pandan leaves with some water, squeeze out the juice and top up with milk
1/2 tsp salt
75g cake flour
35g corn flour

5 egg whites
120g caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice or 1/4 tsp cream of tartar

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1. Line the base and sides of a 8″ round cake pan(fixed base) with parchment paper. For the sides, make sure the parchment paper extends higher than the cake pan by about 1.5 inches as the cake will expand and rise above the rim of the pan, set aside.
2. Sieve together cake flour and corn flour. Set aside.
3. Melt cream cheese and butter in a double boiler, stirring until mixture is lump free. Remove from heat and add the pandan mixture. Stir well to combine.
4. Add the egg yolks one at a time, and with a balloon whisk, whisk to combine.
5. Sieve over the flour mixture, whisk to combine. Small lumps may form once the flour is added, whisk the batter gently till there are no lumps, do not over mix.
6. In a clean, dry mixing bowl, beat egg whites and lemon juice with an electric mixer on low speed until mixture becomes frothy and foamy. Add half of the sugar and turn to medium-high speed and beat the mixture. Continue to add in the remaining sugar mixture in separate additions and beat until the egg whites reaches the firm peaks.
7. Add the beaten egg whites to the cream cheese mixture in 3 separate additions, each time fold with a rubber spatula (I prefer to use a balloon whisk until towards the end before switching to spatula) until well blended.  .
8. Pour batter into the prepared cake pan. (I pour it from a height slowly to help remove big air bubbles.). Tap the pan lightly on a table top to level up the batter and also to further remove air bubbles. Mix some green colouring into a tablespoon of batter and drop small dots on the  top then use a skewer to slice through to create the love design.
9. Place cake pan in a baking tray. Fill the baking tray with hot water (the water should rise up to about 1 inch of the cake pan).
11. Bake on lower rack of the oven for 80 minutes at 180 degC.

Personal note:  Elba oven 80 minutes at 160C.

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Pandan swissroll with coconut/caramel

Pandan Swissroll with coconut/caramel filling

(cooked dough method)

Ingredients:

5 Egg yolks
50g coconut oil or any vegetable oil
20g sugar
75g fresh pandan juice
80g Cake flour

5 Egg whites
10g corn starch
60g Castor Sugar

Method:

Heat up the oil until warm, add the cake flour and cooked into a dough and allow to cool slightly before whisking in the yolks. Add the pandan juice and 20g sugar and mix until smooth. Set aside.

Mix corn starch with sugar. Beat the egg whites till foamy, add in the sugar mixture gradually and beat till firm peaks.

Fold the meringue into the yolk batter in 3 batches then pour into prepared pan (I used 11 x 11″ pan); smooth out the top by shaking the pan from side to side. Bake in preheated oven at 160C for 30-35 mins or until golden brown.

Transfer the cake to cooling rack and invert on a plastic board lined with a clean piece of parchment paper. Peel off paper lining and gently roll the cake up together with the clean parchment paper. Leave it to cool before unrolling and apply filling, then re-roll back again.

For the filling, mix coconut with caramel and spread on the cake. Pipe on a layer of whipped cream and roll up. Chill a couple of hours before slicing and serve.

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Pandan Chiffon (cooked dough)

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Bake this without cooking the dough but beat meringue to stiff peaks. Result is open crumbs, with lots more batter

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Enough extra batter to bake 7 cuppies!

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with equally open crumbs

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pcc7Pandan Chiffon (Cooked dough)

Ingredients:

140g Self raising flour, sifted
105g oil
120g pandan juice
30g santan (coconut milk)
6 egg yolks (65g egg)
1/2 tsp salt

6 egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
140g sugar

Utensil: used 20cm but recommend to use 21-22cm

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Method:

1. Preheat oven to 160C.
2. Combine Pandan juice and coconut milk. Set aside. Separate your eggs.
3. Heat oil in a saucepan, using low heat about 70C then add the sifted flour (mix the salt into the flour)and mix with a spatula or hand whisk. Mixture will be smooth and thick at this stage. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the pandan/coconut milk mixture and mix until blended. Next, slowly add the egg yolk mixture slowly, stirring with a spatula or whisk until a smooth batter is achieved. Set aside.
4. To make the meringue, place the egg whites in a clean dry bowl of the mixer and beat until foamy. Add Cream of tartar and continue to beat while adding the sugar and continue beating until the egg whites are glossy but at soft peaks.
5. Add 1/3 of the meringue to the batter and fold lightly to mix before adding the next 1/3 portion, fold in until just incorporated and then adding the final 1/3 portion and fold until no streaks of meringue can be seen. Gently pour into prepared pan, and bake for 70-80 minutes or until golden brown. Follow your own oven temperature and time please.
6. Remove baked cake from oven and immediately invert to cool completely before unmoulding.

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Pandan Sponge Cake (Chiffon recipe)

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Ingredients:

150g Cake flour
1.5 tsp Clabbergirl double acting baking powder (or 2 tsp baking powder)
105g coconut oil
120g pandan juice, use the residue (paste) for more vibrant colour
30g santan (coconut milk)
5 large egg yolks (65g egg)
1/2 tsp salt

6 egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
150g sugar

Utensil: 8 x 3″ round normal pan, line bottom and grease side

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Method:

1. Preheat oven to 160C.
2. Combine Pandan juice and coconut milk. Set aside.
3. Sieve flour/baking powder. In a mixing bowl add coconut oil, pandan juice, santan, salt and yolks and whisk until combined then add the sifted flour.  Continue to mix until batter is smooth. Set aside.
4. To make the meringue, place the egg whites in a clean dry bowl of the mixer and beat until foamy. Add Cream of tartar and continue to beat while adding the sugar and continue beating until the egg whites are glossy but at soft peaks.
5. Add 1/3 of the meringue to the batter and fold lightly to mix before adding the next 1/3 portion, fold in until just incorporated and then adding the final 1/3 portion and fold until no streaks of meringue can be seen. Gently pour into prepared pan, and bake in a water bath for 80 minutes or until golden brown. Follow your own oven temperature and time please.
6. Remove baked cake from pan as soon as the cake starts to pull away from the pan and allow to cool on rack completely before slicing.

Note 1: this cake is baked using Smeg oven with above stated temperature.

Note 2: If you bake this cake in a tube pan, it will be called chiffon cake:D If baking in tube pan, not necessary to bake in water bath. It’s ok for chiffon cakes to crack 😛

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Pandan Bread Rolls (straight dough method)

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Pandan Bread rolls (straight dough method)

500g Bread Flour
50g Sugar
1 tsp Salt
15g Milk Powder
60g unsalted butter
1.5 tsp Instant yeast
80g pandan juice top up with milk to 200g
2 eggs (65g egg with shell)

1 egg for eggwash, lightly beaten

Method:

1. Mix all ingredients together in stand mixer except butter and knead to form a smooth dough.
2. Add softened butter and continue to knead until pliable.
3. Rest until doubled in size about 30 minutes in hot weather.
4. Transfer to work top and gently de-gas and divide into 16 portions of 60-65g each. Roll into balls and cover with a piece of damp cloth and allow to rest for 30 minutes or until doubled in size again.
5.  Glaze with egg wash and bake in preheated oven at 160C for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Remove and brush on melted butter on the rolls and allow to cool on a rack.

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