It was my father's 72nd birthday last weekend. As always the whole family will gather at one of his favorite Chinese restaurant to celebrate this event. Since it's year end with school holiday still on, the whole family made it, all 17 of us. Yes, I have a big family, that 17 people (including myself) doesn't include any uncle or aunt, it's purely my parents, their kids plus grandchildren. Although technically it should be 21 of us, 4 is currently overseas which will be back this CNY. *yoohoo!!* It's not easy to gather everyone so I'm always very excited about such family events. (^_^) For my dad's birthday this year, I decided to bake something different...something that you probably can't find it in the bakery store. Black Glutinous Rice Sponge Cake with Passion Fruit Swiss Meringue Buttercream...unique enough? How cruel of me to experiment a new recipe on all 16 of my family members! Lol!
I was debating for awhile what kind of sponge cake should I bake, fruit (again)? Black Sesame? Plain? I then suddenly remember the pack of black glutinous rice flour that Doris from Tasted & Tested gave me during our last blogger's gathering. *Thanks Doris!!!* And I really like the 2 BGR cakes that she baked that day! So I went with the idea of baking a BGR sponge cake. It almost feel like I'm playing with fire....experimenting on a new recipe knowingly that I can't mess up since I need a proper cake for the event. *gulp!* I went with it anyway, lol!
Since I baked the cake the night before, I figured I will have enough time to bake another one or the least go buy one if anything goes wrong. (-_-)" Luckily I didn't mess up and everything fall into place nicely. *phew!!* Although I do think that the texture of the BGR sponge cake is slightly on the dry side, else it would have been perfect. :P Need more practice.... :P
I merely used the same recipe for chocolate sponge cake but replacing the cocoa powder with BGR flour.
Ingredients for Black Glutinous Rice Flour Sponge Cake203g whole eggs
32g egg yolk
120g caster sugar
21g light corn syrup or glucose
1/4 tsp salt
21g black glutinous rice flour
106g plain flou
1/4 tsp baking soda
Please refer to here for similar steps in baking.
Before I know it, this was what was left after everyone gets a small slice. I quickly took a snap before it was taken home by my teenage nieces whom seems to love it very much, heehee!
As you can see from the picture, the cake is gray due to the addition of the BGR flour. :)) And the combination of black glutinous rice with passion fruit is not weird at all since the black glutinous rice has only a mildly fragrant scent. In fact it was pretty nice! *thick skin...hahaha* I was actually glad I did this combination, and tried out this new recipe. When will I get a better chance to have 16 "guinea pigs" ready to try out my cake, hahaha! :)
Ok, got to go now. Hope everyone has a good week ahead! Cheers!