Friday, 17 April 2015

Zebra Yoga Cotton Cake 斑马瑜伽棉花蛋糕(中英食谱教程)

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Last Friday, I posted my first attempt of the Yoga Cotton Cake, the response was so good and many people are interested to bake this soft, moist and flexible cake. In fact, I have received more than one thousand Facebook private messages and questions regarding this cake. It was certainly not easy going through every single messages and I must admit that I 'see till I blur blur'...haha! My apologies if I have missed out any of your questions and seek your understanding. 

上星期五,在部落格分享了第一次做的瑜珈棉花蛋糕,反应出奇的好。很多人都想挑战做这柔软,滋润又有弹性的蛋糕。在短短的几天,我就收到了超过一千的脸书私人讯息和蛋糕问题。要一个一个地回答还真不容易,光看每一个讯息都看到我头昏脑涨了!在下如有错过您的问题,还请多多包涵呢! 

Here is my first attempt.
这是第一次做的瑜珈棉花蛋糕。


Two days ago, my son came home from school and asked me to bake this cake again as he really likes it and missed eating it. As I have ran out of condensed milk, I decided to omit it and replaced it with milk or whipping cream. In the end, I used milk instead of whipping cream as I wanted to test the texture and do a comparison. 

前两天,儿子放学回家,要求我再烤这款蛋糕。但家里没炼奶了,所以考虑直接用牛奶或鲜奶油取代并增加糖份。最后,为了测试不用鲜奶油,做出来的质感如何,就选择用鲜奶然后做个比较。

My verdict of the cake is the texture is not as moist and smooth as compared to using whipping cream. It does not have the melt-in-the-mouth feel though it's still a soft and nice cake. I am definitely going to use whipping cream the next time when I bake this cake again to get a smoother and moister texture!  

做出来的蛋糕,虽然柔软好吃,不过跟用鲜奶油做出来的比,没有入口即化的口感,质地也有些差别。下次再做,肯定会坚持使用鲜奶油的!


Surprisingly, it is still as flexible..... 
意外的是,依然很有弹性。。。



just look out how this zebra does yoga...haha! 
看啊,我的斑马会做瑜珈的哦。。呵呵!




Zebra Yoga Cotton Cake 
斑马瑜伽棉花蛋糕

Ingredients: (makes an 7-inch square or 8-inch round pan with removable base)
(A)
5 egg whites (I used 4 large eggs, 85g each)*
80g caster sugar 

(B)
5 egg yolks (I used 4 large eggs, 85g each)
1 whole egg (I used 85g)
1/4 tsp salt
75g fresh milk (will choose to use dairy whipping cream containing 38% fat 
the next time I bake this again for a moister and smoother texture. )

75g low-protein/cake flour (I used premium Blue Jacket cake flour
63g corn oil 
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp hot water





材料:(7寸四方或8寸圆活底模)
(A)
5粒 蛋白(我用4颗超大粒的鸡蛋,一粒85克)*
80克 细砂糖 

(B)
5粒 蛋黄我用4颗超大粒的鸡蛋,一粒85克)
1粒 全蛋我用一粒85克的
1/4小勺 
75克 全脂
鲜牛奶(下次再做,我会用含有38% 脂肪的动物性鲜奶油,蛋糕质感才会更柔软湿润。) 
75克 低筋面粉用优质水手牌蛋糕粉
63克 粟米油 

2汤匙 无糖可可粉
2汤匙 热水


Tovolo Measuring Spoons
1汤匙 = 1 TBSP = 15ml
1/4小勺 = 1/4 tsp

*I got the huge 85g eggs from the wet market, if you can't find it in the supermarket, you can use 5 x 60g eggs + 1 x 40g first born egg. As for the 1 whole egg, you can replaced with 2 x 40g first born eggs. OR you can use the same type of eggs, slightly smaller like 60 or 65g ones if you do not mind a shorter cake. Or look at the photo below to calculate the amount of egg whites and egg yolks I have used from the 85g eggs. 

*我用的85克鸡蛋是在湿巴杀(菜市场)买的。如果在超市买不到,可用5 x 60克 + 1 x 40克初生鸡蛋。另外一粒全蛋可以用2 x 40克初生鸡蛋代替。或者您可以用小一点,同样重量的鸡蛋如60或65克的,蛋糕的高度会稍微低一些。或看下面的照片来计算85克蛋分割出来的蛋白和蛋黄重量。





**Please read the important notes below before you attempt this cake. 
**在尝试这蛋糕之前,请阅读下面的重要注意事项。


Directions 做法:
1. Lay baking paper all around the interior of an 7" square or 8" round baking mould then cover around the exterior with *4 layers of aluminum foil. This is to prevent water getting into the mould as cake is baked using the water bath method. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius. 


*I have tested many times, protecting with 4 layers is the safest as all first 3 layers will have water seeping through, the 4th layer remained dry.  If water has seeped into the cake mould, there will be a layer of hard custard which is kueh-like. 

1。在7寸四方或8寸圆烤摸周围铺上油纸后,在模外包*四层锡纸,以防水进入模内。蛋糕是用水浴法(隔水加热烘烤)烤的。烤箱预热160摄氏度。

*我试过好多次,包四层锡纸最保险,其他三层都会有水渗入,第四层保持干。如果水渗入烤模,蛋糕会有一层像粿的稠密质感。






2. Heat the oil in a small saucepan using low fire till lines appear before turning off heat. Pour in the sifted flour, stir quickly and mix well. Set aside the cooked dough. 

2。将油倒入小锅里用小火加热至出现纹路后熄火,倒入过筛的面粉以快速搅拌均匀成为烫面糊,备用。




This is cooked dough
这就是烫面糊

3. Mix the whole egg, egg yolks and salt well, whisk in the fresh milk before adding the cooked dough. Mix well before diving into two equal portions. 

3。全蛋,蛋黄和盐搅拌均匀,拌入鲜牛奶搅拌均匀;然后将面糊倒入蛋黄糊里。搅拌均匀后分两份。


Here's using the Tovolo Better Batter tool to do the mixing job. 


4. Sift the cocoa powder, add hot water and mixed well. 

4。可可粉过筛,加入热水,搅拌均匀。




5. Mix the cocoa mixture well into one portion of egg yolk batter. 

5。取一份蛋黄糊,加入拌好的可可糊,搅拌均匀。




6. Beat the egg whites till stiff peak, adding the sugar in 1/3 at a time.

6。打发蛋白,细砂糖分三次加入。





7. Add half portion of meringue into the egg yolk batter and the other half into the cocoa batter, 1/3 at a time, each time gently mixed well before adding the next. 

7。蛋白霜分成两份,一份加入蛋黄糊,另一份加入可可糊,分三次,每次轻轻搅拌均匀后再加入。

Love my Tovolo fun animal prints spatula! 


8. When done, prepare 2 spoons, one for each batter. Scoop 2 spoonful of each batter into the baking mould, alternating until all the batter have filled up the baking mould to form a zebra pattern. 


8。两份面糊分别用两个勺子,一勺舀两次蛋黄糊加入烤模,一勺舀两次可可糊加入,轮流加入形成自然斑马纹。


I have used 2 Tovolo cupcake scoops to do the job easily here,  the silicone plunger keeps my fingers clean and dispense the same amount every time.

9. Drop the baking mould gently on the table to remove any big air bubbles. Fill hot water up to 70% of the outer baking pan or up to 1/3 of baking mould.

9。烤模轻震一下,震掉大泡。热水注入到烤盘的7分满或是到烤模的3分之一处。




10. Put into preheated oven mid bottom rack , using water bath*, reduce temperature to 150 degrees Celcius top/bottom heat and bake for about 70 minutes or until surface is golden brown, insert a skewer which comes out clean, the cake is done. (For my Brandt oven, I baked at 150 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes, then reduced to 140 degrees Celcius and continue baking for 50 minutes.)
 A water bath ensures even baking and helps prevent overcooking. 

10。放入预热烤箱中下层,用水浴法*,温度降到150摄氏度上下火烤约70分钟或至表面金黄色。用牙签扎入蛋糕,取出牙签后牙签上没有残留物,表示蛋糕已经熟透。(我家的烤箱以150摄氏度烤20分钟后,调低到140摄氏度再继续烤50分钟。)
*水浴法可以保证糕体不会被烤得很干很焦,烤出来的蛋糕口感柔软好吃。





11. Remove the baking pan from oven, take out the baking mould and drop it 7 inch above the table top, 3 times to prevent excessive shrinking of the cake when cooled down. Invert the cake on a wiring rack to cool down. Consume cake after it has cooled down or chilled it for an even better taste. 

11。烤好后,取出烤盘,再取出烤模。烤模离台7吋蹬下3次,以防蛋糕冷却下来过度收缩。蛋糕倒扣在凉网散热。冷却后即可吃或是放入冰箱冷藏口感更佳。





Important notes and tips 注意和提示:
1. The difficulty of this cake is relatively high, to achieve success, you will need extra concentration and attentiveness. The slightest mistake can easily cause the cake to collaspe, shrink, dense and not fluffy etc. 
1。这款蛋糕在制作难度上比较高,所以要成功做出漂亮的成品,需要比做一般蛋糕更多的专心,细心和用心。稍有不慎很容易造成蛋糕塌陷,回缩,口感扎实,不松软等问题。

2. Stop beating egg whites once it reached stiff peak, do not overbeat. 

2。蛋白打发到硬性发泡,能拉出小弯钩就好了,不要搅打过度。

3. Mix meringue gently well with the egg yolk mixture to achieve a soft and fluffy texture. Take note to use a spatula to fold up from the bottom. Do not stir in circles as you would deflate the air bubbles in the meringue. 

3。蛋白和蛋黄面糊一定要轻轻翻拌均匀,不然会影响蛋糕松软的口感。注意要用刮刀从底部往上翻拌,不可以画圈搅拌,因为会导致打发好的蛋白消泡。 

4. It is very important to adjust the temperature and timing of your oven when baking this cake as too high a temperature may cause the cake surface to cook too fast and the interior of cake uncooked. 4。自家的烤箱一定要拿捏好温度和时间,温度过高会导致表面烤好里面还没烤熟的现象。 

Delicious! 

Frequently asked questions 常问问题:
Q1. Why doesn't my cake rise as tall as yours and is much shorter? 
A1. You may have used smaller eggs as compared to the 85g extra big eggs I have used or you have used a bigger cake mould to bake.
Q1。为什么我的蛋糕没升得像你的那么高,比较矮?
A1。你可能使用了小粒的鸡蛋。我用的是85克额外的大鸡蛋。或是用的烤模太大了。

Q2. Why does my cake has lots of holes?

A2. You may have over beaten the egg whites or forgot to sift the flour or forgot to bang the cake pan to release big air bubbles before baking.  
Q2。蛋糕为什么有那么多洞?
A2。蛋白可能打过头了,或忘了筛面粉,又或者忘了在烤之前,蹬烤模震掉大泡。

Q3. Why is my cake batter watery?
A3. You have not beaten the egg white to stiff peak stage or your meringue has failed due to egg white not separated properly and has streaks of egg yolk in it. Remember the bowl that you beat the egg white in must be free of oil, dirt or water or it will cause failure too. 
Q3。为什么我的面糊是水水的?
A3。你没把蛋白打发或蛋白没分离好,还有一丝蛋黄导致打发蛋白失败。打发蛋白的碗必须无油污,灰尘和水,不然蛋白也打发不起来的。 

Q4. Why does my cake has a dense kueh like bottom?

A4. Your folding technique is wrong, meringue not fold in properly or water may have sipped into the cake mould. 
Q4。为什么蛋糕底层会硬些像布丁层? 
A4。搅拌的技术错了或蛋白和蛋黄糊没搅拌均匀又或者水有可能进入模内。

Q5. Why is the bottom of the cake wet? 

A5. Water has seeped through the cake during baking, you may have filled up the baking pan with too much water or the aluminium foil was not wrapped securely around the cake mould. 
Q5。为什么蛋糕底层是湿湿的?
A5。烘烤时,水进入了蛋糕。可能在烤盘注入太多水或锡纸包烤模时,包得不牢固。


Updated on 26 June'15
Click here to see my third attempt of this cake in Gula Melaka flavour and experimenting without condensed milk and whipping cream but with coconut milk instead. 
看第三次挑战做的椰糖瑜伽棉花蛋糕,用了椰奶来取代炼奶和鲜奶油,一样也可以做瑜珈!




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3 comments :

mui mui said...

Hi Cheryl,
I can see a zebra yoga too..lol
You are amazing, this is such a beautiful cake.
mui

mr88cent said...

Hi, what is the purpose of adding 1 whole egg instead of using all egg yolks?

Cheryl - Bakingtaitai 烘焙太太 said...

Hi mr88cent, I think there's minimal differences adding one whole egg or separate it for the egg yolk mixture. After all, you still use 6 whole eggs for the recipe. If you really want to know the purpose of adding 1 whole egg then you will have to trace back to the original recipe and ask the original author instead.

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