A cousin of mine frequently asks for this cake, which she claimed to be her favourite amongst all the cakes that I have had the opportunity to bake for her and family. It's sinfully moist, juicy with very pronounced butter flavour. A treat to all treats out there, well for those who love the fruity type of cake that is. This is a family recipe originally baked by our Opah Chik before it was passed down to our Auntie Chik Nor and now to me. I am privileged to inherit this recipe and equally thrilled to share with all of my visitors. So Adik, here's the recipe for your keeps and now you can bake it anytime you fancy.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
2 cups butter
2 cups flour
half teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoon pineapple juice
8 whole pieces of canned pineapples
8 red or green cherries
quarter cup brown sugar to coat pan
1. Beat butter and sugar till fluffy
2. Pour in eggs one at a time
3. Scoop in the flour bit by bit
4. In the juice
In a 9 inch pan, grease the bottom and the sides with butter and sprinkle the quarter cup of brown sugar all over the base. After that is done place the pineapples with the cherries in the middle. Bake at 150 Celsius for 45 minute or till skewer comes out clean.
On the first day of puasa, I surprised my husband with his favourite Red Bean Pau* chicken pau for the rest of us* And as promised here is the recipe.
500gm of Pau Flour
95gm Castor sugar
1. Dissolve sugar in a cup of warm water
2. Mix all the dry ingredients in another bowl
3. Pour in sugar water in the dry ingredients slowly and mix to form a dough
4. Add shortening and knead till its pliable and smooth.
4. Cover with damp cloth till it doubles its size
5. Knead again and divide to a portion of 50gm each
6. Roll into balls before flattening them
7. Scoop in your preferred fillings eg. red bean or kaya and seal
8. Cut grease paper into squares and place under each ball
9. Allow it to stand for another 15 minutes
10.Place in a hot steamer making sure the balls have ample space in between.
11.Steam for 10 minutes
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Posted by Wiz at 10:33 PM