Nov 22, 2010

Aspiring Bakers #1: Ham & Cheesy Chiffon Cake (Nov 10)

19th Nov 2010

This is my entry for Aspiring Bakers #1 hosted by Small Small Baker.

I decided to bake a savoury chiffon instead of the usual sweet ones. Got the idea from Cuisine Paradise and adapted the recipe from Kitchen Corner with some changes. It turned out pretty well. Soft and tasty! I love savoury stuff and it tasted like ham & cheese bun. Great for breakfast.

5 nos Egg yolks
70g Water
70g Light olive oil
100g Cake flour (sieve)

6 nos Egg white
80g Castor sugar
10g Corn flour (sieve)

50g Virgina ham (approx 1 slice - chopped)
90g Pizza plus shredded cheese (mixture of moz cheese, cheddar cheese & parmesan cheese)
1 tsp Parsley flakes

Size: 21 cm chiffon mould
Preheat oven at 160 deg C

1. Put egg yolks, water and oil in a mixing bowl, used a handheld electric mixer to mix till incorporated. Add in sifted flour and mix well till thick & smooth. Set aside.

2. Whisk egg whites in a clean bowl until foamy. Gradually add in sugar and finally add in corn flour. Continue whisk till peak foam, smooth and shiny.

3. Gently fold in 1/3 of the egg whites mixture into the egg yolks mixture. When everything well combine then gently fold in remaining egg whites mixture till smooth flowing.

4. Fold in the cheese, ham & parsley, then pour the well mix mixture into the chiffon tin and bake for 40-50 minutes.

5. When baked, turn upside down to cool. Unmould when completely cool. Best serve within 2 days.

This chiffon seem to have more holes than usual due to the shredded cheese added. I also notice that adding corn flour to egg white instead of cream of tartar, the folding process was more tedious but yeild a softer cake.


Small Small Baker said...

Wen, thanks for joining! I receive 20+ entries now. And this ham & cheese combination is the first. Looks delicious!

Wen said...

Hi SSB, it's my pleasure!

j3ss kitch3n said...

looks so soft and delicious love it!

busygran said...

This is a twist to the usual chiffon cake. Might turn out to be popular!

DG said...

The chiffon is nicely baked. Another new flavour combination from you. This will be great for the cheese lover!

Hearty Bakes said...

Love the combination Wen! Looks flovour-full~

Wen said...

Hi J3ss, Judy, Doris & Jess,

Thanks for dropping your lovely comments.

ann low said...

Savory chiffon, sounds good!

Wen said...

Hi Anncoo, thanks!

Angie's Recipes said...

Wen, this is an innovative chiffon!~ And the texture is perfect.

Singaporefoodlover said...

this looks really good, will try it with milk instead of water in the mix:)

Wen said...

Hi Angie, Thanks for your compliment!

Hi SFL, thanks and glad to know that u will be trying out using milk. Happy baking!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

This look pretty and good.

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