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Sunday, 25 September 2016

How To Make Butter Sponge Cake | Tang Mian Method | 烫面黄金蛋糕 | 牛油海绵蛋糕








This cake made using the cooked dough method, and that turned out perfectly. It is one of the best cake I have ever tastedwhich is no fail for making buttery and moist cake and it's super light, cotton soft and fluffy texture. Such a perfect treat for afternoon tea with a cup of coffee. Here is a step by step recipe to make your cake turn out like it came from a Chinese bakery or even better than a real thing.

Ingredients

Cooked dough:
(A)
• 70g butter
• 56g milk
• 40g sugar

Egg yolks:
• 92g, 4 egg yolks
• 96g cake flour
• a pinch of salt

Egg whites:
(B)
• 140g, 4 egg whites
• 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
• 80g sugar

You will need two 6-inch round baking pan or 1lb loaf tin. Line with the prepared round of parchment paper in the bottom and the sides and grease with butter.

Method:
1) In a saucepan, heat the butter over low heat, add milk and sugar, stir until melted. Turn off the heat, add the egg yolks one at a time and and beat for 5 seconds, add a pinch of sea salt and sift in the cake flour and whisk until smooth.

2) In a separate bowl, whisk (B) egg whites until foamy then add cream of tartar and sugar a little bit at a time until to a thick and stiff peak stage, about 3 minutes.

3) Strain the batter for extra smooth, and folding the egg whites into a smooth batter, and mix until incorporated.

4) Pour the mixture into the two, 6-inch prepared tin with baking parchment and use a spatula and smooth the surface.

5) Use a large baking pan for a hot water bath and Preheat the oven to 130°C and Bake for 40 minutes. Leave to cool at least 15 minutes, and remove from the oven.

6) Once the cake is cool, remove the lining. Transfer the cake to a plate for serving. Any leftover cake can be covered and kept in the fridge for 2 days.

Helpful Tips:
1) I used cold eggs in most of my cake recipes.
2) Place egg whites in a clean, dry bowl, completely free from any grease, oil or water. Beating egg whites is a very important process, It will help your cakes rise with perfectly. Do not under or over beat the egg whites. As soon as the white have reached to stiff peak stage and fold them into your batter and bake immediately.
3) Fold the egg whites into the batter.  cut a path down and don't stir and never use an electric mixer for this. 
4) Do not bake the cake quickly at a high temperature and don't remove hot cake out of a baking pan. otherwise the cake could deflated, shrinks or crack on top.
5) Please understand that everyone's oven work differently. You should also check the temperature of your oven. if not, your cake won't rise well.
6) Do you have a favorite brand of butter? Yes, Kerrygold, Lurpak Salted Butter and Tesco British Butter.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk