Monday, April 20, 2009

Baking with Greens

A vegetable that you either like it or hate it! But I loves broccoli especially stir-frying them ^-^ Never thought broccoli can be used as an ingredient in baking cakes, happen to find out this recipe in my newly recipe book, very eager to try it out :) as usual I have reduced the sugar tremendously to suit my tastebud!

This pound cake did not fail me...hahaha...nice buttery & unique taste cos of the broccoli added!

Broccoli Pound Cake

* 275gm unsalted butter
* 8gm sponge gel
* 120gm icing sugar, sifted
* 3gm salt
* 5 eggs, lightly beaten (use 60gm eggs)
* 275gm cake flour
* 3gm baking powder
* 30gm milk
* 90gm broccoli, finely chopped
* 30gm dried tomatoes, finely chopped

  1. Sift flour & baking powder. Set aside.
  2. Using a electrical whisk, cream butter for 1 min on high speed. Add sponge gel, icing sugar & salt. Beat on high for 3 mins till mixture increase in volume & turns pale white.
  3. Add beaten eggs gradually until evenly combined.
  4. Add sifted flour and beat till evenly mixed. Add in milk. Mixture will be creamy & fluffy.
  5. Fold in broccoli & dried tomatoes.
  6. Pour batter into a lined loaf pan and bake in preheated oven at 180 deg cel for 50-60mins. Cover lightly with foil if surface starts to brown too fast after 35-40mins. Continue to bake till skewer inserted comes out clean. Rest cake in pan for 10mins before cooling completely on rack.


Justina said...

Hi Peng, I've been a silent reader all these while... u are really innovative to come out with this!!! How does it test like? Very "vege"??
I'm really impressed. :)

Peng said...

Hi Justina...hahaha not i innovative lah...but from a chinese recipe book featuring baking with greens :) yes it taste very 'green'

Anonymous said...

Hi Peng,

Can I know what is sponge gel? Is it ovalette? Thank You.


Peng said...

Hi Sam...yes is ovalette :)

SK said...

I don't know if I'd try this recipe out but very curious to the taste. 1/2 Savory and 1/2 Sweet?

Peng said...

Hi SK...i cant say is a savoury cake, i think is more on a sweeter side, cos of the dried tomatoes added :)

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