Friday, May 15, 2020

Strawberry Shortcake

This is my kids and dear sister's favorite cake so made it for dear sister's birthday.

For Cake 
Ingredients : 8" round cake pan
5 egg yolks
10g brown sugar
40g corn or sunflower oil  
1/8 tsp salt
60g cake flour
30g rice flour 在来米粉/粘米粉
70g milk
1/4 tsp pure vanilla powder
1 tsp homemade vanilla extract 

5 egg whites

45g caster sugar
1 tsp lemon juice or vinegar 

Method :

1. Sift cake flour and rice flour twice.
2. Mix egg yolks and sugar in a bowl, whisk till sugar has dissolved.
3. Add in oil, salt, vanilla extract and milk and mix well.
4. Sift in flour mixture and whisk well.
5.In another bowl, beat the egg whites and lemon juice/vinegar till frothy. Add in sugar gradually and beat until approaching stiff peaks (meringue stand straight with a little curve at the tip) or till stiff peaks (this stage is a bit difficult to fold with egg yolk mixture).

6. Use whisk to loosen the egg yolk batter a bit, then take 1/3 of meringue and use a hand whisk to mix well with egg yolk batter.
7. Fold in 1/2 of meringue and use a silicone spatula, gently fold with egg yolk batter till slightly combined. Fold in the balance meringue and gently fold till well combined.
8. Pour the batter from a considerable height into cupcake cases, lightly shake it left and right to level the cake, then gently bang the cupcakes on the table top to release air bubbles.

9. Bake at pre-heated oven at 160C at center rack for 20-25 mins.
10. Turn the cake pan upside down and cool completely before remove from the cake pan. 

Whipped Cream 
400g dairy whipping cream
2 tbsp icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
Whip the whipping cream, icing sugar and vanilla extract until stiff and use immediately. Be careful not to over beat the creaam.

some fresh strawberry, remove the husk, washed, tap dry, slice into thin layers
some fresh strawberry for decoration

Assemble :
1. Slice the cake horizontally into 3 pieces, brush with sugar syrup (sugar melted in water).
2. Place one slice of the cake into the cake pan and spread thick layer of whipped cream, place sliced strawberries on top of the whipped cream.
3. Place another slice of the cake on top, place another layer of sliced strawberries.
4. Place the last slice of the cake on top, coat the cake with whipped cream.
5. Decorate the cake with strawberries.
6. Chill in the fridge for later consumption.

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