Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Pandan Chiffon Cake

One of the many tasty snacks I enjoyed while growing up, the pandan chiffon cake is moist, light, green, and fragrant with ingredients like pandan leaves and coconut milk. Many bakeries in Singapore and the neighboring countries sell it, and is a popular snack among locals. Pandan leaves, also known as screwpine leaves grow in abundance in tropical countries, but I have to resort to frozen ones or pandan paste over in this part of the world. Fortunately, there is a good pandan paste from Indonesia (the butterfly brand-Kopi) that is recommended by my asian friends here. So, I made this variation with my high altitude chiffon cake recipe. This is my first attempt at pandan chiffon cake ever!

Note: I substituted 1 tsp pandan paste in place of vanilla and used coconut milk in place of water. I also used a tube pan for this, and did not grease the pan.

I love this green cake!

So, what do you do when you have to cool your pandan chiffon cake upside down, the cake is taller in the center, and the beer bottle opening is too big for the tube pan??? For me, I looked for a long pair of chopsticks, stuck it into the bottle and it did the trick! :)


Little Corner of Mine said...

With the tube pan that you have, you don't really have to cool it that way. See the three legs of your tube pan? That's for you to cool the cake upside down without the extra. ;)

Very nice and high pandan chiffon cake, one of my favorites too!

Anonymous said...

I did this with my chiffon too cuz if you just use the 'legs' on the pan to cool, you'll collect moisture on your cake top from the heat of the cake and the cold counter.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Ching and anonymous,
Thank for your comments.
I had used this tube pan before, and am well aware of the three legs on the pan. Didn't use it this time because the cake was a little taller than the pan tube in the middle. Anonymous, you have a good point with the moisture collecting on the cake.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Oops! I meant to say "thank YOU for your comments"! :)