Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Chestnut Loaf Cake

Chestnut Loaf cake 
(Recipe adapted & modify from Yue's handicrafts)  

Sweetened Chestnuts
100g chestnuts, chopped
60g water
40g sugar
20g rum
*Combine all ingredients & leave to stand for 2-4 hours.

100g sweetened chestnuts
100g Liv unsalted butter, soften
70g icing sugar
2 eggs, separated
100g chestnut puree
100g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp soda
1 tbsp rum 

Chestnut Cream
100g chestnut puree
40g Liv unsalted butter, soften
1 tbsp rum
*Combine all ingredients together

1. Sift plain flour, baking powder & soda.
2. In a large bowl, whisk butter with 30g of sugar until light & fluffy.
3. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time, until smooth.
4. Blend in chestnut puree & rum, mix until smooth.
5. In another bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy then add in remaining sugar gradually, then whisk to soft peaks.
6. Add 1/3 egg whites into chestnut batter, fold in gently.
7. Sift in flours, fold gently to mix.
8. Add the remaining egg whites & fold until smooth.
9. Add chestnut pieces & rum.
10. Bake in a preheated oven @ 160C for 40mins.

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