Introduction: Ziyu's Famous Chinese Cake
My best friend is Chinese and sent me this traditional Chinese cake made from easy to find Western ingredients, mainly honey and Greek yoghurt. It's light, tasty and not bad for you.
Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients
Pre-heat your oven to 150°C then find:
- 3 eggs
- 25g self-raising flour
- 10g corn flour
- teaspoon baking powder
- some honey (I went with 3-4 dessert spoons)
- 125g Greek yoghurt
And a little butter for greasing.
Step 2: The Eggs
Separate the whites and yolks. We've demonstrated two methods in the pictures - I went for holding the yolk loosely and letting the white drain through. This is messy and low-skill. The boyfriend went for the better option of passing the yolk between the two halves of the egg shell and allowing the whites to drain through.
Set the yolks aside for now - you'll need them in a minute.
Whisk the whites until firm and white - they should form stiff peaks when you remove the whisk.
Step 3: Mixing
Place your flour, cornflour and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
Add the honey and stir in.
Stir in the egg yolks.
Step 4: Folding In
Pour the rest of the ingredients into the egg whites.
Fold in using a spatula.
You need to ensure it's well-mixed but be aware that the more you mix, the more air you're losing. A figure-of-eight motion is recommended for this.
Step 5: Into the Oven and Serving
Pour the mixture into a greased pie- or cake-tin. I'd recommend an 8"-10" tin if available.
Bake until golden brown, this should take an hour at 150°C.
When you get the cake out, do the knife test - does a knife come out clean when stabbed in the middle? If so, your cake is done.
Serve and enjoy.
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