Today will be my blog's 1st birthday. I am surprised that I managed to make the one year mark being a new-beginner and all, and am grateful for the many friendly bloggers that I had come across along the way. Cheers to all of you!
I can't believe that it's been a year since I started blogging, and it's been such a fun and enjoyable experience. To mark this special day, I finally made my first swiss roll. This one is a pandan flavor one with kaya filling that was inspired by a picture of it I saw on Aunty Yochana's blog. Made the sheet-cake and kaya filling. May there be rolls and rows of blogging to follow? What do you think, MAY-BEEEE?
Recipe for Pandan Swiss Roll from Amy Beh
3 eggs (A size)
100g castor sugar
100g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Combine in a small bowl:
1 tbs pandan juice, warmed (omitted)
1/8 tsp apple green food colouring (omitted)
A drop of pandan essence (used 1 1/2 tsp)
Grease the sides and line the base of a 32cm x 23cm swiss roll tin with non-stick parchment. Preheat oven at 200ºC.
Whisk eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl with a handheld electric beater for nine to 10 minutes (set the bowl over hot water but take care not to let it touch the water or the mixture will start to cook).
Beat until the mixture is pale and thick enough to leave a figure-eight ribbon trail on the surface when the whisk is lifted.
With a rubber spatula, gently fold the sifted dry ingredients into the mixture followed by the combined pandan juice.
Pour the batter slowly into the prepared tin, spreading it over to the edges.
Bake in a preheated oven for 12 minutes or until well risen and golden.
While it's still hot, turn the sponge crust-side down onto a piece of nonstick parchment dusted with sugar. Peel off the lining paper.
Place another piece of non-stick parchment paper over the sponge, then roll up. Leave aside to cool on a wire rack.
Unroll the sponge and spread with kaya filling. Re-roll the sponge again tightly using the parchment to help you. Chill the sponge in the refrigerator. Cut into slices before serving.
Today is also Malaysia's 50th Brithday. Happy Birthday Malaysia!!! And to all my dear Malaysian friends and adopted family of Penang friends, a wonderful, happy National Day. May we all be united in our love for this beautiful planet, humanity, happiness and food! Come to think of it, the celebration is probably happening now as Malaysia's time zone is ahead of where I'm residing.
Selamat Hari Merdeka!!!