Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Banana Chiffon

As most of the blogger (I guess), I would bake something with banana when there are some over ripe banana laying in the fruit basket, which is great for making cakes...so this time I thought of trying to make a chiffon cake with banana. As you can see, the result was a cotton soft, light and airy cake.  

Again, nothing too fanciful and nice to eat. I just topped a little raisins before baking. 

Ingredients for batter:
  • 80 gm cake flour
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 14 gm caster sugar
  • 35 gm vegetable oil
  • 45 gm milk
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 ripe bananas, about 240 gm
Ingredients for egg whites:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 40 gm caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  1. Preheat oven to 165C (330F). Use a small food processor to process the bananas into paste. Set aside.
  2. Mix the egg yolks with 14 grams of sugar until smooth. Add oil, milk and mashed bananas. Combine very well. Sift in cake flour, incorporate all ingredients well until you get a smooth batter.
  3. Use an electric mixer to beat egg whites first for a while until bubbles form. Add cream of tartar. Add one third of the 40 grams of sugar at a time. Combine well between the adds, until stiff peaks form. 
  4. Fold in the egg whites into the batter. Add one third of egg whites at a time in order to easily incorporate the egg whites (Also, here’s a video of showing how to fold-in the egg whites).
  5. Transfer the batter into the cake mould that shouldn’t be non-stick or greased. (The mould you use is very important to get the best result. It helps the cake avoid from shrinking too much after removing from the oven, once the temperature drops.) Pop in the preheated oven and bake for 55 to 60 minutes. Test it by an inserted needle coming out clean. Remove from oven and immediately revert the cake mould upside down on a wire rack. Let it cool completely. Carefully remove from the cake mould. Enjoy!

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