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Mandarin Orange Fruit Pastry Cake ~ 橘子蛋糕

Fruit pastry cakes have been on the blogosphere some time back and it was then the trend to bake fruit pastry cakes.  One can bake a fruit pastry cake with whatever fruits you fancy, they can be canned fruits, fresh or stone fruits.  As for the post that I'm sharing today, I only used one type of fruit and here I've decorated the cake with just segments of Mandarin orange.




Mandarin Orange Fruit Pastry Cake ~  橘子蛋糕
Ingredients 
100 gm butter150 gm caster sugar2 Tbsp yoghurt or sour cream (I used yoghurt)3 eggs lightly beaten1 tsp vanilla1.1/2 Tbsp lemon juiceZest from 1 lemon210 gm plain flour, sifted1 tsp  baking powderpinch of saltMandarin oranges, segmentsSnow powder or icing sugar for dustingMethod Grease the sides and line the base of an 8 inch spring form pan.Sift flour with baking powder and salt, set aside.Beat butter and sugar till well incorporated, add in yoghurt and beat till light and fluffy.Dribble in the the beaten eggs gradually.  Batter will curdle.Add vanilla, le…

Matcha Marble Chiffon Cake ~ 抹茶戚风蛋糕

This is a light and soft chiffon cake well liked by my family.  I like the sweet aroma of green tea and the marbling effect in this cake.   Definitely a crowd pleaser recipe.   Try it!



Matcha Marble Chiffon Cake ~   抹茶戚风蛋糕   (Adapted from  'here' )
Ingredients (A)
5 egg yolks70 gm plain flour5 gm green tea powder + 1 Tbsp hot water20 gm caster sugar70 ml water60 ml canola oil(B)  5 egg whites70 gm caster sugar10 gm cornflourMethod Sift flour twice, set aside.In a bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar, mix well.Add water and oil and blend together.Add sifted flour, mix well, set aside.Combine sugar and cornflour.In another clean bowl, beat egg whites till foamy, then gradually add in cornflour mixture and continue beating till stiff peaks form.Fold 1/3 egg whites into the egg yolk mixture gently, then pour the mixture into the remaining egg whites and mix thoroughly but not to overmix.Take 1/4 of the mixture and mix in the green tea paste.  Mix well.Spoon plain and matcha mixture into an …

Pork fillet with Thai Basil and Onions ~ 罗勒和洋葱猪肉罗

I am a fan of Thai basil and this dish can be whipped up in 15 mins, and served on the dinner table.  I like the intense flavour of the basil mixed with the fish and oyster sauces and onions,  Great to pair with plain white rice.



Pork fillet with Basil and Onions ~  罗勒和洋葱猪肉罗
Ingredients  200 gm pork fillet, sliced 2 Big onions, cut into wedges 2 stalks of Thai basil leaves 1 Tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp oyster sauce A bit of Bird eye chillies, chopped
Method Season the pork fillet with some salt, sugar and pepper Heat up some oil in a pan and stir-fry the pork fillet till cooked Add in the onion wedges, basil leaves, stir-fry Add fish sauce, oyster sauce and toss in the bird eye chillies
Stir-fry, dish up and serve