Sunday, March 27, 2016

Gula Melaka Pound Cake by Angela Seah Thulin

Another easy yummilicious bake ... If you love gula melaka as much as i do, i am sure you will like this too. 

Ingredients -
170g unsalted butter, room temperature
3 round blocks of gula melaka, slice them 
60g granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
60ml milk 

190g all-purpose flour
1 tsp double action baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Optional (glaze) -
3 tbsp water
1 round block of gula melaka 
pinch of salt
* Boil the above in a saucepan until sugar melted.

Steps -

Preheat oven to 180 degree celsius

1. Grease your loaf pan and line with parchment paper.

2. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.

3. In the mixing bowl using hand mixer, beat the butter, gula melaka, sugar and vanilla essence till soft and creamy. About 5 minutes.

 4. Then add the eggs in little by little and beat for 1 minute in low speed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. 

5. Add the flour in by 3 additions and the milk in by 2 additions. Beat until it is just combined. Do not overbeat.

6. Pour onto the loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

7. Optional - cook the glaze and drizzle on the cake after baked. 

Notes -

1. Every oven's temperature varies. I baked my pound cake at 160 degree celsius for 47 minutes. During 40 minutes, i covered with aluminum foil. 

2. This is BEST consumed the next day, however i am left with only 3 slices to test that ...

Q; What is a pound cake?

Ans; Pound cake is the mother of all butter cakes. While it’s pretty humble - blocky shape (usually bake in loaf pan), no layers, frostings, or fillings, pound cake is dense with velvety texture and pure butter flavor that makes it so undeniably delicious. By Carolyn Weil

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