Saturday, June 24, 2017

Japanese Vegetable Cake ( Cake Salé ) ケークサレ 野菜のケーキ






















The first time I saw this Youtube cooking demo on how to bake vegetable cake (Cake Sale) I knew that I will be making it the moment I get all the ingredients together. The cake is flavorful and has lots of nutrients in it. It taste quite similar to a quiche  but yet different in texture. It is a little bit salty and has lots of vegetables and baked in a cupcake pan or in ramekins. Very very delicious and it can be served as a meal on its own. It is best eaten fresh from the oven and it  still taste good on the next day if you cover it with a foil and warm it in the oven. Looks impressive with its colorful topping of vegetables and bacon.  Aromatic when freshly baked .  Bacon and cheese goes well together in any dish.  You can choose any vegetables you like and I chose cauliflower , japanese pumpkin and cherry tomatoes.  You can use any cheese you like as the recipe did not mentioned any kind. I used cheddar cheese and the whole combination is really an explosion of flavors.  Love it and if you are serving this to your guests, I am sure they will love it and will ask for a second helping.  Try it to believe me.

























the ingredients are quite versatile as to the vegetables used...
I used cherry tomato, cauliflowers and japanese pumpkin


a colorful combination 






















keep some of the vegetable and  bacon choppings for toppings






















you can use paper cups to bake in
but I prefer ramekins























the aroma of baked bacon and cheese is so good
perfect match of ingredients





















hubby and I had these delectable vegetable cake for dinner
so rich and every mouthful is an explosion of taste






















wow, my first taste of a vegetable cake and I am in love with it 
and will make this again for the family

Japanese  Vegetable Cake ( Cake Salé ) ケークサレ 野菜のケーキ by Cook Kafemaru

ingredients:

7 (5cm/2inch) Baking cup or ramekins
100g(3.5oz)Cake flour
3g(0.1oz) Baking powder
2 eggs
60g(2.1oz) Milk
60g(2.1oz)Vegetable Oil

1/4tsp salt *  if you are using cheese that is salty, you can omit salt
1/4tsp pepper

220g(7.8oz)Your favorite vegetables(including topping)
※Boil broccoli and asparagus when you use them. ( I use jap. pumkin, cauliflower and tomatoes)
Cut the vegitables into small pieces.
180g(6.3oz)bacon
30g(1oz)cheese

Method:

1. Boil the vegitables and cut them into small pieces.
Slice the bacon into thin pieces and fry. Dice the cheese. (small)
2. Crack an egg into a bowl and beat it with a whisk.
3. Add milk, salad oil, salt and pepper and mix.
4. Add shifted cake flour and baking powder, and mix lightly. (do not mix too much)
5. Add the vegitables and the bacon to ④ and mix lightly.
(leave some vegitables and bacon for topping)
6. Pour the mixture into the pans and put on the left vegitables and bacon for topping.
7. Preheat the oven at 180°C and bake them for 12~14 min and serve!
Note:
You can use any vegitables you like.
Cherry tomatoes and broccoli can make the cake colorful.
The bacon will taste better with salt.
(if you use strongly salted one, you don't need to add salt)
 


Joe Is In Love Again - A Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar !

I think many of you who frequent my blog will know that we use to hang out with our musician friend Joe.  During our lastest meet up , he told us that he has fallen in love again and we thought he meant he has fallen in love with a girl...thank God it turned out he has fallen in love with  this beautiful authentically styled Jaguar, a vintage modified guitar with present-day touches including sharp, clear Duncan designed pickups and modern fingerboard radius. We were so relief as Joe is a married man :) it was this sexy vintage guitar afterall .  Joe is a darn funny guy, he is a clown alright besides having a beautiful voice. He plays guitar and keyboard for his band.  

As usual he is so in love with this sexy thing that he talks non stop about his lastest love :) Alright, we agree with him that it is one sexy vintage modified Jaguar that rocks the models distinctive hallmarks and has 24" scale ,dual-circuit switching and controls, has floating-vibrato bridge and comes with assortment of finishes. He loves the Maple neck with vintage -tint gloss finish. Now I can understand why he can talks about this sexy vintage Jaguar the whole night long.  If you are curious and want to know what is so sexy about this Jaguar that Joe is so in love with, you can check it out at their website and he told us that Guitar Center has, squier jaguar at a great price!  Wow, it will be great news for guitar players .


Monday, June 19, 2017

Rich Butter Cake






















Woke up very early this morning and I thought I will clear up some of my junks in the store room. And guess what ...I found some old note books with handwritten recipes and flipping the pages of my handwritten recipes I came across this particular recipe which caught my eyes...memories came flooding back, as  I remembered baking this cake 20 years ago. And in my excitement , clearing up took a back seat. I know I have to bake it again . A very basic butter cake recipe yet I am excited... I rummaged through the fridge to see if I have enough eggs to make this rich butter cake. Luck was on my side , found enough eggs to bake this rich moist butter cake.   A wonderful Monday...the rich butter cake turned out great with a bit of adjustment to the recipe.  Why I say it is rich..it uses 6 eggs !  I adjusted the recipe by adding some milk and reduced the sugar as I find the original recipe too sweet for my taste bud. This butter cake is by far the best I have eaten and I normally don't eat the cake that I baked.  The homemade rich vanilla extract added the final touch to the cake flavor.  As the cake was baking away, the aroma of butter and vanilla filled the kitchen. Smell good and  hubby loves butter cake , could not wait to sink his teeth into the richness of the cake. 

























the ingredients are the same as any butter cake recipe except this recipe
calls for 6 eggs  (A sized)

























love this bundt pan given to me by dear friend  Gertrude






















hubby loves it a bit more browned, he loves the top to be crisp






















love the texture, taste and moistness of this butter cake






















I used SCS salted butter for this recipe

























yummz !

Rich Butter Cake 

Ingredients:

8 oz  plain flour
8oz salted butter
8oz sugar * I reduced to 190 gm
1 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp full cream milk 
6 - A sized eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

Method:

Preheat oven to 170 (Gas 5)

1. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
2. Add in eggs one by one. Make sure each egg is well incorporated into the creamed mixture or it will curdle. * If this happens, add in a bit of the flour.
3. Gently fold in flour mixture, alternately with milk ending with flour mixture. 
4. Pour cake batter into greased or lined pan and give the pan a light tap.
5. Bake at 190C or at Gas 5 for 50 -55 mins  
6.Insert a cake tester or bamboo skewer into center of cake and if it comes out clean, it is ready to be taken out of the oven .  Let the cake rest for 5 to 10 mins on a wire rack before taking the cake out of the pan. Cut into slices when the cake has cooled down completely.