Another...Failed Attempt

It's another failed attempt - Mango Chiffon! I wanted to give it a try again today since I haven't baked a cake for a couple of days. Who knows this time, it's not "KPE" anymore, it's the "Great Depression"! Take a look at my "depression" which tasted like "kueh". I think next time, I don't have to find any recipe for kuehs, it just comes naturally with this Mango-Chifon-turned-kueh-cake! :p




9 comments:

sunflower said...
October 27, 2008 at 7:01 PM

There may be anyone of these problems with your chiffon.
1. too much egg
2. temp. of oven too high
3. not the right tin size i.e. too much mixture.

Can you share the recipe see if I can help.

Passionate About Baking said...
October 27, 2008 at 9:00 PM

Hi sunflower,
Thank you very much for offering to help!
1) What do you mean by too much egg? Egg white or egg yolks?
2) This is quite likely. The last time I read "Rei's" blog, this is a possibly.
3) Well er, I double recipe for a 9" pan rather than the original 6" pan. I also placed a 3" pan in there. Maybe becos I took out the 3" pan in between and the "cold air" caused it to rise too fast??

Sorry, I'll try to type out the recipe and share with you. It's from Kevin Chai's Chiffon is Done book. Thanks again for offering to help!

sunflower said...
October 28, 2008 at 5:22 PM

Without looking at the recipe it is difficult to track down the problem. I normally bake chiffon at around 170deg C fan oven. There are a few tricks to ensure you get satisfactory result:
1. Never grease the tin. I smear a little flour paste between the tube and tin to ensure the tube does not collapse while the cake is tipped over to cool.
2. Never open the oven door while the cake is baking, as soon as you do that the cake will start collapsing.
3. Tip the cake over as soon as it comes out the oven.

MIssy said...
October 28, 2008 at 9:55 PM

I have failed cakes too :) so dont fret! we all make mistakes to learn to improve..

Passionate About Baking said...
October 29, 2008 at 8:06 AM

Hi Missy,
Thanks for your encouragement! Yes, whatever fails, we'll just try again. Just like what we always tell our children. So I'll try till I can bake a good chiffon cake! :)

Passionate About Baking said...
October 29, 2008 at 8:08 AM

Hi sunflower,
Thanks for your tips. Ok, I'll try to post up the recipe asap.
1. I don't grease chiffon pans. :)
2. I don't open the door for this also. Although in my later baking for the purple sweet potatoes chiffon, I did open to take out the smaller ones.
3. Yes, I always tip it the moment they are out of the oven.
Thanks very much for your advise.

Passionate About Baking said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Hi sunflower,
Thanks for your tips. Ok, I'll try to post up the recipe asap.
1. I don't grease chiffon pans. :)
2. I don't open the door for this also. Although in my later baking for the purple sweet potatoes chiffon, I did open to take out the smaller ones.
3. Yes, I always tip it the moment they are out of the oven.
Thanks very much for your advise.

sunflower said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Without looking at the recipe it is difficult to track down the problem. I normally bake chiffon at around 170deg C fan oven. There are a few tricks to ensure you get satisfactory result:
1. Never grease the tin. I smear a little flour paste between the tube and tin to ensure the tube does not collapse while the cake is tipped over to cool.
2. Never open the oven door while the cake is baking, as soon as you do that the cake will start collapsing.
3. Tip the cake over as soon as it comes out the oven.

MIssy said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM

I have failed cakes too :) so dont fret! we all make mistakes to learn to improve..

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