I wish i could update my blog on daily basis just like bef but its so difficult to do so now.. with Sonia in school and no more baking in the afternoon.. i sometimes wonder.. how long Bisousatoi will last.. am not saying that i wanna quit blogging.. i hv been a dessert blogger for almost 3yrs now and if I can juggle between my daily routine, baking and blogging .. that wud be awesome..
Happy Tuesday peeps.. hows the weekend.. hows the week so far?? kids out of school.. stay at home mom busy as a bee.. i am enjoying my time with my little princess.. am glad this week we get to chill in bed like bef.. watch telly.. have breakfast together.. have lunch together and when she takes a nap i get to bake.. thats how it used to be - nevertheless this is life.. once ur kid starts schooling.. u just hv to get used to the new routine..
I baked this lapis legit on Sunday evening.. earlier that day i baked pavlova and bec i need to stock up on my egg whites for my upcoming KL orders.. i thought why not bake layer cake.. Afterall, i hv not been baking layer cake for months.. baking layer cake is my all time fav.. dont ask me why tho.. not that i get to sit in the living room while its baking.. 5 mins on sofa and my alarm will go off.. so usually i will just sit in my dinning area with my lappy waiting for the bell to ring..
Anyway last weekend while we were in one of the malls.. i happened to buy a slice of coffee layer cake.. the portion was so so thin that u couldnt help but to wonder how many slices they get out of the whole cake.. i mean we are afterall talking abt S$1.60 per slice! I took a bite and all i cud do is to shake my head.. the coffee taste wasnt strong.. u cud tell what (lousy) grade of butter was used.. honestly it tasted more like sponge cake.. i guess when ur a baker.. ur expection is a little higher.. better off baking it urself even if it means u will have to crack 45 to 50 eggs ahaks..(and when you are a baker's husband....lets not go there... hehehe)
This super wonderful recipe was shared by Ayin.. shes one great baker and if u look at her layer cakes.. u will know what kinda layer cake u will get.. the texture of this cake is moist.. the sweetness is just right.. rich and ohh tastes so so yummeh.. i decided to sub chocolate to mocha simply bec we knew we would get our coffee layer cake fix by doing so.. go and get urself a a few blocks of butter (good butter!).. two big trays of eggs and start cracking.. I guarantee that u will love me for this hehe.. Ty Ayin for sharing!
45 egg yolks
400g caster sugar
900g butter - i used my last can of wisjman butter and scs butter (cold)
3 tbsp condensed milk
50g milk powder
50g flour - i used hongkong flour
chocolate paste - i didnt use
1 tbsp coffee extract/oil/essence - i added
1 tbsp Toffieco mocha paste - i added
1 tbsp Toffieco vanilla paste - i added
Preheat oven 175C.. greased n layer with baking paper in ur 9" baking pan
Whisk butter with 200g of sugar.. once its fluffy.. add condensed milk and continue to whisk till pale in colour - put aside
In another bowl.. whisk egg yolk and 200g of sugar till fluffy.
Add butter mixture into egg mixture and mix till well combined
Add sifted milk powder and flour into ur batter
Divide batter into two part.. add coffee extract and mocha paste into one and to another part add vanilla paste
Weigh ur batter for each layer to achieve same thickness.. bake first layer using top and bottom heat.. bake the rest of the layer using grill mode - top heat..
Bake last layer for 10 mins using lower heat..
Once baked.. let it rest for 5 mins bef u take it out of ur pan.. let it rest till cool bef u slice it..
Ok folks.. i am not too sure if i will be able to take any pics of my bakes this week since I am returning Timo's camera this evening (yep its been more than a month.. dont know whats taking them so bloody long to settle our claim!!! grrr).. hubs is flying off to Jakarta early tmrw morning and i will be a little busy with my orders.. so take care all.. play nice and hv fun with ur kids!
Hmmm shud i bake one more time bef i return Timo's camera? welp