You know, I am easily sold when my magnetic eyes spot a good food photo in a cookbook. Who doesn't ? ;p Just two days ago, I went to pick up some baking ingredients from the baking store and I came upon some new cookbooks and I saw this good looking piece of cake that I just could not resist and I took home the book and knowing that I may not have the time to bake I still want the book..hahah when I am bewitched nothing stops me and here is the piece of cake I baked last night. It is Bingka Embun or Tapioca Honeycomb Cake ...but mine turned out not honeycombed haha only 30% resembled the original one LOL! Did I go wrong with the steps or the recipe is not actually what it actually is or they mizzed telling us the trick ;p
Some food authors are 'kedekut 'or in english , stingy in sharing the trick..they just give you the ingredients and the step by step on how to get the cake batter done but they don't bother to write down the trick on how to get more honeycomb on in your cake. I still think we food bloggers are more generous. They either shre or not at all which is better than seeling something and not giving the customer the full satisfaction! Over all it tasted not bad..just that it is not what I expected from the photo shown in the book. The honeycombed did not turned out what I expected . Other than the texture it was quite a yummy cake. It is like the 'pak tong koh ' texture , slightly chewy and have a slight spring when you bite on it. Hmmm it was a real disappointment for me. I have to try it out again I guess till I get to see at least 80% of honeycomb in this cake :)))
chewy and a slight spring when you bite on it...
good except the honeycomb are not seen
Tapioca Honeycombed Cake ( Bingka Embun )
- adapted from YumYum Issue 65
30 ml warm water
20 gm plain flour
1 tsp yeast
5 egg yolks
100 gm castor sugar
100 gm tapioca starch
200 ml thick coconut milk, boiled and leave to cool
1. Put ingredients A into a mixing bowl and stir well. Rest for 5 minutes.
2. Add in ingredients B and mix well. Cover with a piece of wet towel and prove for 2 hours.
3. Line a 7" round baking pan with banan leaves and grease with cooking oil. Pour the mixture into the lined and greased pan, leave to prove for another 20 minutes.
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 20 minutes or until cooked. Remove and leave to cool before cutting into pieces.
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