Wednesday, July 30, 2008

First ever making cake

Baking cake to me is a very tedious and troublesome work. Not only it involve lots of ideas, tools, ingredients and materials. The preparing time up to it present on the table is time consuming too. So, to a lazy bum and one who always wants to do things at its simplicity and fast, so far baking is not my cup of tea.

So, what makes me want to bake, which this is also the very first time happen in my kitchen? It is all because of Terry. You see kids is always our motivation in doing things that we do not like to do. Since Terry's appetite is back, he almost eat round the clock and he loves bread a lot, especially the Gardenia Raisin loaf. So, in order not to let him have too much of bread from confectionery, me and my mum home-made something for him - Steam Egg Cake.

My kitchen doesn't have a single baking tool not even an oven. I only have flour, eggs and sugar. So, that will be our ingredients of the day and my mum be the walking cook book. Without any measuring tools, use a bowl pop in 8 eggs (measure: read where the height line of all eggs) and add in sugar (measure: an inch below the eggs line), and whip in a stainless steel pot.

Use the manual hand mixer (from my mum's kitchen), whip till tired (around 40 minutes) with all sugar melt, you will find the mixture is a bit of self raise.

Mixture after 40 minutes

Then, add in flour (measure: same level height with eggs) and stir well. Oil wet the paper and put on top of the steaming tray (best use the tray with holes underneath). Pour in the mixture and add in raisins (optional). L'abeille tips: coat the raisin with flour first before put into the mixture, so that the raisin can flaot within the cake and not all sink at bottom.
Mixture after add in raisins

Turn on stove fire to high and steam for 20 minutes. Kao Tim!
Ta-daa--

Terry says, Mmmm...the lil' boss approved that and he kept chasing us for more. This has simply tickle my baking interest and next will be Steam Banana Cake, another more lazy and easy version of making cake =P

13 comments:

Health Freak Mommy said...

It looks good. Homemade cakes and breads are always better than commercial ones.
Glad to hear that Terry is getting better. Hopefully all will go well for Terry.

Mommy to Chumsy said...

wow...you are making me hungry :D

Sasha said...

wow wow the measuring way is definitely very typical aunty way. My mum also use that kinda measurement. haha but the cake looks niceee...

vickylow said...

Wah yummy cake, very tempting.

slavemom said...

Must be so happy... 1st try n Terry's asking for more. Looking fwd to more of ur 'simple' recipes. ;)

Mummy Gwen said...

Thanks for adding me to yr blogroll. The cake looks yummy. I will try to make it one day. :)

Hey, my surname is Chow too...

Xilly said...

Thanks for sharing. The cake looks yummy!


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cbenc12 said...

wah, i havent made my first cake yet!good to hear that terry is eating more and happier now! de cake looks good!

Angeleyes said...

wah... looks nice...
guess what? I've never steam a cake b4!

sue said...

Looks nice and easy :D

Yatie said...

u gave me another idea..should try it since my kids like cake....

u should try bana steam cake... normally i will used rice cooker instead of steamer ...I learnt a lot from you about safety....I scoop the batter to smaller cup ...it will be more fun to them

peimun said...

Judy,
The cake looks yummy!

Mummy Moon said...

I also want make this cake, teach me