3 Chiffons and 1 Brownie

Have I mentioned that I've not been baking cakes for a long long time? The last was like...July? Goodness! Shows how lacking I've been! Anyway, my usual Saturdays were spent at my parents place. Last Saturday was an exception. My spouse was out for a seminar, I went BITC for my bread lesson, and decided to go home to do some baking since my children are home.

Not sure why I had so much egg whites in the fridge. Must be from my Cookie Art Workshops! Anyway, I wanted to do some sweet treats for my cousin, who had invited my family to her daughter's first year. So I decided on Egg White Brownies. As usual, I love this recipe. After baking, I just felt like having a piece, but I had to control myself from cutting it since it was going to be a gift!


Knowing I have enough time for the evening, I proceeded on to do Banana Sesame Seeds Chiffon cake. Most importantly because I saw the bananas hanging in the kitchen. I cannot, simply cannot resist bananas for baking...similarly for oranges! Hahaha... I just can't wait to convert them into something sweeter and nicer! So I made three different sizes of the chiffon cakes-7", 5" & 3", or termed as Do-Re-Mi.


I must have underestimated the timing for the bigger chiffons, they turned out to be slightly moist. However, the taste was really good. I added white and black sesame seeds to the cake. I like the look of black sesames on this chiffon. To me, it looked like ants on the cake...which I found it to be a little pretty! Hahaha...



Egg White Brownies, modified from Zu's Kitchen.

Ingredients
250g Semi-sweet chocolate
100g Unsalted butter
2tsp Vanilla extract
100g Cake flour
220g Egg white
120g Fine sugar
100g Walnuts, coarsely chopped and toasted

Method
1. Microwave butter and chocolate. Mix thoroughly until the chocolate melted and incorporated with the butter. Let it cool.
2. Sift flour into chocolate mixture and stir gently till well combined and add vanilla essence, put aside.
3. Beat egg whites till foamly and slowly add sugar bit by bit and whip till stiff peaks.
4. Take 1/3 of the egg white and fold it into the chocolate mixture.
5. Stir in mixture into the balance 2/3 egg white and gently mix till well combined.
6. Pour 1/4 of the mixture into a 8x8 pan lined and greased, and add half the walnuts on the batter.
7. Pour the remainig batter into the pan.
8. Top batter with the remaining walnuts and bake in a 180C preheated oven for about 35mins (depending on your oven) or till a pin inserted into it comes out clean.
9. Once baked, leave brownie in the pan for 5-10mins before removing and cooling it on the rack.

17 comments:

bakingoncloud9 said...
August 25, 2009 at 12:22 AM

I missed your baking posts too! Keep them coming! ;-)
Dun think i like to eat 'ants' in my cake..kekeke

Anonymous said...
August 25, 2009 at 12:48 AM

Ah........ Jane rem me? Audrey from ur 1st cookie workshop! ah i wan to learn to bake Chiffon! Hope Kitchen Capers will take me in for this sat lesson!

Audrey

Passionate About Baking said...
August 25, 2009 at 8:22 AM

Hi quizzine,
Thank you thank you! I also miss posting up my cake bakes! Hahaha... Dun worry dear, it's edible "ants"!! ;)

Hi Audrey,
Of course I remembered the bubbly & cheerful you! Ah...You did mention you wanted to attend chiffon. Go and learn then, then practice and perfect it! Next time, bring down for me to try! Heehee... ;) I just love chiffons! Remember, oven temperature very important!

Kitchen Corner said...
August 25, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Hi Jane,
Glad to see your baking again! Miss it very much! I like the egg whites brownies, it looks very tasty! Will try it when I back home again. Cheers!

Honey Bee Sweets said...
August 25, 2009 at 11:05 AM

Hi Jane,
Glad that you are back to your baking routine! You have been so busy taking and giving baking classes lately...miss seeing your bake goodies! Haha, so cute, Do-Re-Mi chiffon. Too bad I only have Do and Mi...no Re...guess I have to get one too, heehee.

Passionate About Baking said...
August 25, 2009 at 12:04 PM

Hi Grace & HBS,
Thanks for welcoming me back! Hahaha...I'm so encouraged by all your comments! I shall perservere and bake more! ;)

Cooking-Gallery said...
August 27, 2009 at 2:11 AM

Just stumbled upon your blog through Angie's. You have a nice blog and great passion there in baking! I am not good at baking, I just like decorating cake ;-)

Peabody said...
August 27, 2009 at 11:24 AM

Banana Sesame is not a flavor combo you see often. I'm intrigued. Sounds good.

Passionate About Baking said...
August 27, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Hi Cooking-Gallery,
Thanks for visiting. Well, you need to bake so that you can decorate. I'm not an expert in baking, nor decoration. That is why I like to attend courses to discover and improve myself more! You should too! :)

Hi Peabody,
Well, you should try it. It's nice! Experimented this myself! Heehee...

Kitchen Corner said...
May 3, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Hi Jane, I'm not sure is this the brownie you gave me that day. We've it this morning and it's absolutely yummy! We normally eat small piece of brownie but this soft and airy light brownie make us finishing it in no time! He likes it very much and me too! Thanks a lot! I have long time didn't have such a satisfaction! Cheers :P

Passionate About Baking said...
May 3, 2010 at 3:04 PM

Hi Grace,
I'm so glad both of you love it! Because I love it too. Did you heat it up and eat it with ice-cream? I think it'll really be good too! This is the recipe I used. :) I love it because it's made of egg whites! Try it too, I'm sure it's an indulgence which you won't feel so guilty! :)

Kitchen Corner said...
May 3, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Thanks Jane! We didn't eat it with ice cream as we had it for breakfast with fresh milk. I did heat it up in the oven and eat while it's still warm. That's really really good one. It surprise me that it keep so well in the freezer. I shall bake some and keep in the freezer then bring back home for my friend. Cheers!

Passionate About Baking said...
May 3, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Oh! You have brownies for breakfast? Haha...That's quite an indulgence for breakfast isn't it? I thought brownies are for desserts only? Hey, good idea to bake it first, then freeze it for your friends later! This keeps really well, yah?

Kitchen Corner said...
May 4, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Ya, it's quite unusual for us to eat brownies for breakfast. But I can't wait to try it so just make it as a breakfast. As the airy light texture, we've no problem to finish the whole slice in the morning. Yes, I will make it this Thursday and freeze it! Cheers!

Passionate About Baking said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Oh! You have brownies for breakfast? Haha...That's quite an indulgence for breakfast isn't it? I thought brownies are for desserts only? Hey, good idea to bake it first, then freeze it for your friends later! This keeps really well, yah?

bakingoncloud9 said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:48 PM

I missed your baking posts too! Keep them coming! ;-)
Dun think i like to eat 'ants' in my cake..kekeke

Honey Bee Sweets said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Hi Jane,
Glad that you are back to your baking routine! You have been so busy taking and giving baking classes lately...miss seeing your bake goodies! Haha, so cute, Do-Re-Mi chiffon. Too bad I only have Do and Mi...no Re...guess I have to get one too, heehee.

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