Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Custard Tea Cake


Recently the thoughts of giving up blogging has been kept popping out in my mind. I find it so hard to keep up with the blogging which require a lot of times spend on photos taking, photos editing, posts writing, blogs visiting, comments leaving etc... Both family and work have taken up most of my available times that there are not much me-time left over, I am so so drain up. It is not easy to just give up like that since so much efforts have been putting in for such long period. And I also need a place to record my cooking and baking too for my future reference, so still in dilemma........
This cake was baked on July 2012.  When I see nice bakes or bakes that given good review, I will normally bookmark and keep aside. Some recipes that really catch my attention will go into my To Bake List but may takes months or years until I finally lay my fingers on it, there are simply too many good recipes to try out lol.

For this custard tea cake, I got hooked by the oozing out custard filling immediately, how to resist it, it looks so tempting! The urge of baking it was so strong that I can't wait to get back home and do the baking. However when I took out my custard powder, it was expired!!! Errrh... so pissed and disappointed that I nearly wanted to use the expired  packet hahaha...


Believe it or not, I can't locate the custard powder in supermarket. It took me nearly 2 weeks to see the custard powder finally selling on the shelves again. Well, what can I say, the long waiting is still worthwhile.

I had a little problem when making the cake, I followed Roz to double up the custard filling since I wanted molten cake effect. However my batter hardly can covered the custard filling which I thought I am going to fail on this cake. I had to scrape and scrape the batter, little by little, from the bottom to cover the top, really sweat :P.


Luckily everything went smoothly, I didn't slice the cake immediately out from oven as I was rushing to run some errands. Thus my custard filling was set and didn't ooze out like erupted volcano, next time I will definitely slice it once out from oven.


Ingredients : Makes 7" round cake pan
125g butter
75g caster sugar
1 egg 
85g self raising flour
1/2 cup custard flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Fillings : (this is the doubled up amount)
2 tbsp custard flour
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 1/3 cup fresh milk
30g butter
4 tsp vanilla extract

Method :
1. Mix all filling ingredients except butter & vanilla extract. Cook above slow fire until thicken.
2. Off fire, add in butter & vanilla extract. Let it cool.
3. Beat butter & sugar until creamy.
4. Add in egg & mix until fluffy. Add in vanilla extract.
5. With slow speed, mix in both type of flour until combined.
6. Spread 1/2 portion into a greased tin (I will spread probably 1/3 portion 1st in my next baking) . Make slight dent in the middle & spread custard in the middle. Cover with the remaining batter.
7. Bake 170C for 25 to 30 mins. (I baked 25 mins)
8. Cool before slicing (if you want the eruption volcano effect, slice it immediately out from oven)

Verdict?
When I served a slice for dear husband, he gave me a kind of disguised look when he saw the custard filling, so bad! I insisted him to give it a try, he had no choice to give a small bite. I can see his eyes brighten up instantly and he finished the whole slice hahaha... He said the cake texture is unlike other cakes, loose texture with nice flavour, match very well with the custard filling. I shared the remaining with my colleagues and all given thumbs up, definitely a keeper, double and triple confirmed lol. If you are a custard lover, dun wait, bake it now!

32 comments:

  1. Gambate, Jess, no time can take a rest but do update it only when you are free, once every month or 2 months or quarter of the year still good. I'm supporting you 100%

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    1. Thanks Jessie, your words always brighten my day :D.

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  2. Oh, forgot to tell you that I like custard very much too. Love this cake. Yum yum!

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    1. Jessie, I also love custard very much, so you must give this cake a go!

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  3. Lovely cake! Would love to try it out!
    I can understand how you feel about having to do so much to blog! I, too have backlogs of stuffs to post but am simply just too lazy to do so.
    Don't give up as your baking goodies are very nice!

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    1. Busygran, if you love custard do try this cake out, you wont be disappointed. Thanks Busygran, I hope I can carry on blogging too...

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  4. I m custard lover , will sure want to try this recipe ASAP.

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    1. Angel, I love this cake to bits cos I am a custard lover :)

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  5. 不要give up啦和,很可惜咯!
    我也是觉得拍照和edit photo很花时间,尤其是像我们住在组屋的,更难拿到阳光,有空才update或留comments咯(因为我现在也是这样子,嘻嘻。。)!

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    1. Cass, this is how I feel too, cos there are too much to give up, I hope I can find some balancing. Thanks for the encouragement!

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  6. Jess, agreed with u, engage with blogging really consume so much time esp for a career woman where u really need to balance up with ur family life too.

    Anyhow, we do benefit from blogging and helps to enlighten our life and able to make good friends ard the world.

    Do not simply give up blogging and just be yourself,加油!

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    1. Eileen, ya too time consuming, if dun blog, heart will keep thinking of it but yet find no time to blog, so hard leh.... and yes I do benefits a lot from blogging especially can get to know friends that sharing same hobby, that is one of the main reason why I am still stay blogging instead of giving up :P Thanks for the encouragement!

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  7. Jess, you're right. Running a blog is very time consuming but please don't give up. Can always post when you've time. 我支持你!加油!
    For this recipe, must I increase the cake recipe a little?

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    1. Ann thanks for the encouragement, really appreciated! For this recipe, I will not increase the cake recipe cos actually I feel is just nice cos I prefer more fillings. If you are like you, what you can do is to spread 1/3 portion of the cake batter to the cake pan rather than the original recipe suggested 1/2 portion.

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    1. Thanks Somewhere in Singapore, appreciated!

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  9. 哇。。。那么我非要试做不可了,我女儿好爱吃custard的。
    别放弃blogging啦,再慢慢安排时间应该OK的。别给自己压力,我们会等你的。。。;)加油哦!

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    1. Irene, must try must try, I love this cake a lot cos I am a typical custard lover! Thanks for the encouragement, will sure see how can I manage and balance it!

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  10. Jess,

    First, I must so 不好意思only to come visit now!!

    Second, please dont give up blogging..sayang..you have so many FANs following you.
    This means they love you and your creations.

    Thirdly, your custard cake look very inviting. I love custard.
    Do you think i can use homemade custard instead of custard powder??

    Jess..加油哦!!

    mui

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    1. Hi Mui Mui, no worries :D.

      Ya Mui Mui, I also feel so sayang to give up like that, thats why still hesitating....

      I guess no prob to use homemade custard, do try out and let me know the outcome.

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    2. Jess,
      I will try with homemade custard later and let you know how's the outcome..:p

      I have some awards to share with you,
      please come here to collect ya;
      http://my123favourites.blogspot.com/2013/02/sesame-roasted-chicken-and-awards.html

      mui

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    3. Hi Mui Mui, can't wait to see your experiment!

      And thank you so much for awarding me, feel so honor! You are making me more hesitate to stop blogging, how to stop if there are people so appreciate and like my baking :P. Millions of thanks again!

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  11. Hi Jessie,

    Love the look of the oozing custard... It makes the cake look so irresistible.

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, this cake is really yummy for custard lover :)

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  12. I can understand - me too also contemplating giving up blogging because its very time consuming. Like what Ann encouraged - post when you have time then you won't get so stressed out! I am also trying to keep up ...

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    1. Hi Yummy Bakes, I guess this is why more and more old bloggers are MIA now, may be I will be one of them soon lol.

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  13. Hi Jess, glad you're back in the kitchen again. Gosh, this is such a beautiful bake. Hope you're going to have a wonderful weekend dear.
    Kristy

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    1. Thanks Kristy for dropping by again, so long never see you lol.

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  14. Oooo, that looks divine. I can imagine the custard oozing into my palate when I bite into the piece of cake. mm... mm.. mm...

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  15. Oh my! this cake is so inviting! Love the oozing custard cream ! YUMMY! ;)

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  16. You are right. This is pure temptation. The custard is one of my favorites. Please would you share this with the Recipe Box?

    http://bizzybakesb.blogspot.com/2013/03/recipe-box-37-baked-cheesy-broccoli.html

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  17. I also want to reduce my posting too, spending too much time to prepare a post .. Until I have no time to drop by other blogs who left me message, not nice mar, hehehe..so now I reduce my posting and I have more time to visit other blogs ..
    I saw this custard cake earlier and also bookmark, since you gave good review , I shall try out soon.

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