Rose Heavenly Cakes, Page 31: Karmel Cake
Marie said Woody is going track me down with his tai-chi sword if i don't start baking, so i better move my lazy butt and start baking! LOL! Honestly i've not seen such a long large sword before..i wonder if it is allowed here in Singapore to begin with? Perhaps only if you registered it or have some sort of approval? Not sure.
I came home after work at 8pm..read the recipe and seems fairly easy and something that i can get it done in an hour or so. I got my ingredients ready and made the caramel. Ok..i think i must have mis-read the caramel making..i think i'm suppose to stir it but i didn't..i was distracted with other things..and i think i burnt my caramel because i didn't stir it because the temperature didn't register at 114c and yet my caramel started to have black bits... looked ugly but tasted quite nice and sweet..lol! I tried to cheat by eating up all the black bits but they were too much..so i gave up. See the bowl of caramel below..looks like satay peanut sauce to me. Oh..in order to speed things up, i cooled the caramel in ice-water..just like the book said i could do...and place it directly under my aircon.. it worked cos it took less than 10mins to cool down.
I think this recipe is quite forgiving because even with my slightly burnt caramel bits, the cake turned out great. Again..i don't know what i was doing..i baked it in an 8" pan instead of 9". The cake baked for another 10mins more than the stated time and registered with a slight dome, but other than that, the cake turned out pretty ok.
VERDICT: Yummy! Very moist and soft. Has a distinct caramel taste..very unusual but yet interesting. Love that i have that caramel bits so there's a slight crunch to it. Everyone in my family said it's great. Not too sweet either. I didn't have ice-cream or cream..but would have been a great pairing imo!
Yay..i finally got my HCB assignment done. *phew*... I have so many cakes i want to bake..Devil's Food Cake, Orange Chiffon... next please...