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Kuro Goma Ice Cream | Japan Yokohama

During our visit to Japan Yokohama China Town, we noticed a black colour ice cream. It is now winter season in Japan, but the cold weather does not stop us from trying this unfamiliar colour ice cream. It is a black sesame flavour ice cream which cost 260 yen. Kuro means black and Goma means sesame in Japanese.              

 

Temptation Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe

I am back again to bake a birthday cake, a fresh cream birthday cake. This time I make chocolate banana cake for Camus's birthday. To me, I am lazy to make this type of cake as I will need to spend 3 hours and above (can up to 5~6 hours) to make a whole cake, from weighting ingredients to decorate the cake. Also, I will accumulate the left over ingredients like fresh cream, sponge cake mix and some others for months, or years...until they are expired...then throw them away. I really feel wasted to throw away those ingredients, and many times I also very lazy to make a move to stand in kitchen for whole afternoon on my weekend to make this type of cake. Of course, some time I "got form got ohm", I will do it happily just like this time, another chocolate banana cake was born in my kitchen, for an OLD baby that was born on 34 years ago. Let me share the recipe of this chocolate banana cake with photos I have taken. RecipeIngredientsChocolate Sponge Cake260g sponge cake mix260g eggs70g hot water1tbsp chocolate powder80g melted butter Chocolate Ganache100g chocolate (cut to small pieces)50g fresh milk Filling400g whipped fresh cream150g chocolate ganache (you may add all or leave some for decoration)3tbsp coffee kahlua (optional)8~10pcs banana (I used pisang "awak" as we like the "compact and smooth" texture of this banana) MethodFor chocolate sponge cake:1. Mix chocolate powder and hot water.2. Use mixer, beat sponge cake mix and eggs in high speed for 6 minutes. 3. Switch to medium speed and slowly pour in chocolate liquid from step 1 to sponge egg mixture and beat for another 2 minutes.4. Lastly, combine melted butter with sponge mixture.Hint: To prevent sponge mixture separated from melted butter, take a portion of mixture combine with melted butter first, then just combine with the rest of mixture.5. Pour chocolate sponge mixture into baking pan, bake at preheated oven (160C) for 40 minutes or until cooked.6. When the cake is cool, slice to 3 pieces in horizontal. For chocolate Ganache:1. Put chocolate and milk in a pot/bowl, double boil until chocolate is melted. For filling:1. Mix whipped cream and chocolate ganache until combine = chocolate cream.2. Remove banana skin, slice half into horizontal. To assemble cake:1. Place a slice of chocolate sponge cake on cake board.2. Evenly pour a table spoon of coffee kahlua on sponge cake.3. Spread a thin layer of chocolate cream with spatula on top of sponge cake.4. Arrange banana on top of chocolate cream.5. Spread another thin layer of chocolate cream to sandwich the banana.6. Sandwich cream and banana with second slice of chocolate cake.7. Repeat step 2~6 for second layer.8. For last layer, pour a table spoon of coffee kahlua on sponge cake.9. Decorate accordingly. Before ending this post, I would like to wish Camus "Happy Birthday" and "Happy Everyday"!

 

Durian Crepe Cake Recipe

After durian butter cake, I have tried with another new type of cake, durian crepe cake. I ate my first mille crepe during my stay in Japan. From there, I get to know mille crepe, a very delicious and special cake. Last year, I ordered one peanut butter mille crepe for Camus on his birthday, and it tasted heavenly. I wanted to make my own crepe too but due to time concern, I have no chance to make one. This time, since it is durian season, I make a durian crepe. Besides frozen cheese cake, this is another type of cake where you can make it without oven. The way of making the crepe is the same as making pan cake. You just need to fried the crepe piece by piece, prepare the filling and stack the crepe together with the filling until you get a perfect cake.

 

Plain Cheesecake | Baked with Rice Cooker

Cake can be baked in several ways, by using an oven which is the most common way. I knew that cake can be steamed with gas as well. But have you ever tried to bake a cake with rice cooker? Basically I do not hear people in our country bake with rice cooker, and I was surprised to see a book that introduces how to bake a cake with rice cooker. Without further consideration, I bought the book.    
My New Mixer | Kenwood KMM760 Premier Major PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 June 2012 21:20
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1337927239854I wanted to buy a professional mixer since years ago and finally my dream has come true. I received this great birthday gift from my dear Camus. It is Kenwood mixer. Thanks dear...

For the past 10 years, a small modal of Philips mixer has accompany me in my baking life. It served me well too but the size is small (can't beat much dough at a time) and it can't beat bread dough. The motor will get hot and if continue beating might break down the motor. I have no excuse to say "small mixer can't beat bread, so I want to buy bigger mixer" since I have a bread maker with me.

So, why should I get this new mixer? ...because it makes me look more professional, and most importantly, it is a free gift from my dear!

Ok, finish show off (**happy-ing**).

I should make good use of this new mixer start on my next bake. I have beaten with some recipes but it doesn't go very well as I am not familiar with the speed yet. Too fast or too slow will affect my end product. For example, it will easily over beat egg white if speed is not handle well. Hence, more understanding and attention is needed on my new life partner. I wish it will work with me happily through out my baking life.

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Kenwood KMM760 Premier Major Specification
Wattage: 1200w
Colour: Silver
Body Material: Metal Body
Speeds : Variable Speeds
Electronic Speed Control: Yes
K - Beater: Yes
Dough Tool: Yes
Whisk : Yes
Bowl Tool Material: Coated Aluminium
Flexible Beater Included: No
Splashguard: Yes
Bowl Material: Brushed Stainless Steel
Total Bowl Capacity: 6.7 litres
Capacity - Cake: 4.55kg
Capacity - Dough: 2.40kg
Capacity - Egg Whites: 16 maximum
Capacity - Flour for Pastry: 910g
Pulse: Yes
Fold Function: No
Timer Function: No
Bowl Attachment Outlet: Yes
Slow Speed Attachment Outlet: Yes
Medium Speed Attachment Outlet: No
High Speed Attachment Outlet: Yes
Cord Storage: No
Spatula : Yes
Recipe Suggestions: Yes
Size (cm): 39.0L x 23.0W x 34.0H
Weight: 10.2kg
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