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Traditional Chinese baked sponge cake ~ 烤鸡蛋糕

These old fashioned Chinese baked sponge cakes bring back fond memories of my childhood of  yesteryears.  They taste somewhat like the CNY Kuih Bahulu and I remember snacking on them when I was little.  I've tried making this twice, googled and tweaked the recipe from here and there but the cakes turned out chewy instead of soft and moist.  I was about to raise the white flag when I told myself that I might be third time lucky and thankfully I managed to get what I wanted on my third attempt.  So perserverence does pay!

The recipe may look easy but the beating of the eggs to 'ribbon' stage and the folding/whisking of the flour into the egg mixture can be tricky ...... that's why I had to try thrice before I could achieve what I wanted.  I kept two cakes in a container and they were even softer the next day.... Yum is the word!





Traditional Chinese baked sponge cake ~ 烤鸡蛋糕Ingredients 
2 eggs  (65g to 70 gm with shell)60 gm plain flour1/2 tsp  baking powder40 gm caster sug…

Guinness Storehouse, Dublin

Guinness Storehouse is Ireland's No. 1 visitor attraction and a 'must see' should one ever visit Dublin.  More than a million people a year visit the home of Guinness.  
Also known as 'Black Stuff', 'Black Custard' and 'Irish Champagne', Guinness was born in the 18th century when water from the River Liffey, Ireland's river which flows through the centre of Dublin was too polluted to drink.  Guinness stout is made from water, barley, roast malt extract, hops and brewer's yeast.
Guinness Brewery is located at St. James's Gate and housed in an old fermentation plant and the story of the black stuff began 250 years ago.
We bought tickets for the 7-storey self-guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse to learn all about the world renowned Guinness Stout.  The tour ended with a complimentary pint of Guinness or a soft drink at the Gravity Bar.  When you arrive at the Gravity Bar, whichever way you turn, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of Dubl…

Trinity College Library, Dublin

My blog has been left idle for quite a while as I took time off for a short vacation to Dublin, Ireland and a short stop over in Aberdeen, Scotland.   So, for a change, I'd like to share with you some pictures of my recent trip and food tasted along the way.  The first stopover is ~ Dublin.





Bell Tower of Trinity College built in 1842
Trinity College Dublin is internationally recognised as Ireland's premier university and is one of the world's leading research-intensive universities.  Founded in 1592 it is the oldest university in Ireland and one of the older universities in Western Europe.
The Library in Trinity College is the largest single chamber library in the world.  The 65 metre long main chamber of the Old Libary, the Long Room was built between 1712 and 1732 and houses 200,000 of the Library's oldest books.
When built, it had a flat plaster ceiling, with shelves for books on the lower level only, and an open gallery.  By the 1850's these shelves were compl…