Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ham with Egg Mayo Buns & Strawberry Chiffon Cake

Besides the fun birthday cakes that I bake for my family, I find that my bakes are getting kind of "old story" lately. :P I wonder if it's just me or it happens to many old time bloggers out there. Does it come to a point where you ran out of ideas what to bake next. And posting another typical cake/bread recipe seems not too attractive now. I would wonder to myself "Why would my readers want to see another repeated recipe?" Perhaps the expectations has risen as time goes on...not sure is it myself or the readers have the same feelings too? Do you get this feeling too? Perhaps I need to do some blog hopping to get some inspirations and fresh new ideas. Anyway, hope my readers at the time being, won't feel too bored with yet another bread and chiffon post of mine today, lol! I promise I will bake up sometime interesting in my next post (fingers crossed)... so stay tune! For now, let's be a little less "adventurous" and check out my Ham-Egg Buns. :))
Lately I have been baking some breads for my hubby to either eat for breakfast for a quick snack during work. And this Ham-Egg bun is just one of the variation I came up with. You can twig the recipe and change it to Egg-cheese, tuna-mayo, tuna-cheese, tomato cheese get the idea.

This bread recipe is the potato bread dough I used awhile back.It's soft and delicious, a trusty recipe that I always turn to.
The creamy egg mayo and the savory salty ham combo is very yummy, do try it when you run out of ideas what kind of filling to put in your buns. ;) To the chopped up 2 hard boil eggs, I added 1/2 tsp of sugar, 1/8 tsp salt and 3 tbsp mayo. Mix well and place in the slice ham and place in the flatten dough disc, seal up nicely. Anyway, let me know how you like it if you try this out. :)
The next bake is fresh Strawberry Chiffon Cake. This is something that I have been wanting to try for a long time. :) Some how I just put it off till a couple weeks back which I have some fresh strawberries left and decided to go for it.
Ingredients for Strawberry Chiffon Cake (20 to 23 cm diameter):
Egg Yolk Mixture:
4 egg yolks
115ml of fresh strawberry puree
85 ml corn oil
80 g sugar

75g Cake flour

75g plain flour
3 g salt

1 tsp baking Powder

1/2 tsp strawberry essence (optional)

Egg White Mixture:

5 egg white
1/8 tsp. Cream of Tartar

90g sugar


  • In a large mixing bowl, add in all of the egg yolk ingredients and mix well till everything is well incorporated and smooth.
  • Preheat the oven to 175C.
  • In another mixing bowl, add in all the egg white and cream of tartar and beat using a mixer at medium speed till foamy. Without stopping the mixer, gradually add in the sugar and beat till stiff peaks. One way to test if the white is ready, lift the bowl upside down and it won't fall, serious, not joking! ;D
  • Gently fold a quarter portion of the white mixture into the yolk mixture till well combined. Then add the yolk mixture to the white mixture and gently fold everything together till all is incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into a tube pan (no grease or non stick please) and place in the preheated oven to bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Tester comes out clean and it's ready.
  • Remove from oven and immediately invert it to cool. Do not invert/ remove cake from pan until completely cooled.
Oops, there are quite a number of air pockets in my cake. ;P But the texture was still very soft and fluffy, a delightful treat. When I cut a slice for my DD, she said "Mummy, is it strawberry pillow cake?" I replied "How did you know?" DD said "I can smell it! And it's very soft when I squeeze it!" and she immediately proceed to give it a big bite. ;))) Since strawberry is my DD's favorite flavor, it's natural she adores this cake. :)
Although the color is not as Okay guys, it's already very "early" and I have better sign off now before I start typing Zzzzzzzz...., lol! Hope you all will try out these 2 recipes and enjoy it with your love ones. Happy baking all!


Angie's Recipes said...

These make me so hungry! You have baked some perfect chiffon!

Bakericious said...

Bee Bee, we will not get boring of your posting, sometimes I even wish that you will post more frequent heeheehee... I love the ham with egg mayo buns, look at the filling, I wish I can have a big bite now!
I love your chiffon too, like what your daughter had described, it looks like pillowy soft, yum yum.

Zoe said...

Delicious! I'm never bored with delicious creations! Like your nice soft chiffon cake and mayo bread.

Passionate About Baking said...

Ah... That was what you have been baking in your oven. You're a very efficient person. Baked already and post up immediately to share. Thanks much. I've not tried strawberry chiffon yet. Shall try it if I can get it during sales. Hehe...

Anonymous said...

Yay, another bread recipe/idea. I will never get tired of those. :) I gasped out loud when I saw your bread because it just looked soooo good. I need to make your potato bread again some day.

Your #1 Fan said...

Don't think we will ever get bored of your postings.
I love the bread. Looks so soft and filling is just so delicious-looking. Love the chiffon too.
Thanks for sharing.

j3ss kitch3n said...

bee your bakes are perfect so do not worry about boring us =D

WendyinKK said...

I tried strawberry chffon too, and my cake's colour was dirty pink.
And your bread looks good leh, I love the stripes you made on it.

busygran said...

The bun is oozing with delicious creamy filling! And your chiffon looks nice and soft!

ReeseKitchen said...

The buns and chiffon are making me hungry...;p I was baking all the old stuffs lately and I have that kind of "boring" feelings too. But your bakes are always very interesting leh...I always look forward to your posts..:)

Hearty Bakes said...

Never bored with your posting BeeBee ;) Sometimes, i find inspiration from blogs i frequent to decide bake for the day. I'm inspired by your today's post cos i'm gonna bake some buns after seeing your ham egg buns.

lena said...

hi, definately wont get bored looking at your posting..even a simple butter cake will also inspire me...and i like your strawberry chiffon.

Quay Po Cooks said...

I love chiffon cakes, yours looks perfect!

ICook4Fun said...

Carlos and I like this kind of buns and will get some of it each time I am in Chinatown. I should be more hardworking and bake it myself :)

Aimei said...

i feel hungry whle looking at your post now. :P especially the egg with ham buns.

Bakertan said...

hey Bee Bee,

your bakes look perfectly fine and nowhere near boring. these are some yummy looking buns and a nice fluffy chiffon cake =]

I normally bake what I think I will enjoy/crave for and don't really care if its interesting to others (it should interest me at least, haha). so dun need to worry about us, whatever bakes you have, we will enjoy them =]

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks so much Angie! :)) Actually I think my chiffon still needs some more practice...:))

@Jess: Thanks so much for your encouragement my friend. :)) I think I getting old...think too much and nag too much, lol!

@Zoe: You are so sweet! Thanks so much!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

@Jane: You are most welcome! Yeah, sometimes the strawberries are quite pricy. But it's a wonderful taste and aroma, so I hope you try it soon. :) You know I still think I can be a wee bit more efficient, heehee!

@Esther: thanks for your constant encouragement, really appreciate it.

Thanks so much Jet! With your support, I will try my best to do even better!! Go go go!!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

@jess: thank you thank you! I am all smiles knowing there are friends like you out there!

@Wendy: Mine actually looked kind of dull pink. :P Thanks...hope you will try making the bread too. ;)

Thanks busygran. :)) Egg mayo is my favorite filling!!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

@Reese: Speaking like a true buddy! You know I also find your post interesting also leh... I guess I think too much l
liao, lol!

@Jessie: Thanks so much for the encouragement! You are very right, I think I need to do some blog hopping! :) looking forward to seeing your bread post!:)

@Lena: thanks for your encouragement! Oh yes, I think simplicity can be beautiful too. :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Welcome to my blog Quay Po Cooks! Thanks! Hope you will try this strawberry chiffon out.

Gert, if you say you are not hardworking in baking or cooking, then I don't know who is already! You always cook/bake something new! Bread making is pretty time consuming so I can understand why u will opt to buy it out of conveience. :)

Ohh Amei!!! I love love live your new profile picture! You look so beautiful! Congrats!!!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

@Zhou Yuan:You are such a sweet guy! Thanks for dropping by and giving me some encouragement! I guess having fellow blogger friends is such a bonus and I am so glad to know you all personally. :)) Thanks again friend!

Anonymous said...

i am having problems with my chiffon cakes. the top always cracks and the layer just underneath the crack always seems denser than the rest of the cake. Have u got any idea why? Btw, your chiffon looks so good!

pigpigscorner said...

OMG I love the filling of that bread!

Unknown said...

I hope you don't mind me asking on an older post (been looking for a strawberry chiffon cake to make for a birthday for awhile now; there aren't a lot when I google. I found your site with so many chiffon cakes through following a trail of blogs).

Have you ever tried making any chiffon cake in a normal pan (circle or square)? I've seen them online, but some say invert some say don't. It definitely seems like don't remove from the pan, because the cake won't hold. So I was wondering if you had any advice. Hopefully I can pull it off.

Thank you for any help.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi "unknown", I would much appreciate if you would leave me a name next time so that I can address u better. I would suggest you use a strawberry sponge cake recipe rather then chiffon, especially if u don't have a tube pan. It probably won't hold as well and the chances of it falling is high. Go ahead & check out my strawberry sponge cake recipe, I believe it taste equally good. Good luck!

Thomas Jackson said...

Sorry I signed up my Google Account, and it asked for my name and everything, so I thought it would show.

I'll have to find your sponge cake recipe. Is it moist? I always hear Chiffon cakes are moist because of the oil, which is why I wanted to try one.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thomas, frankly speaking, a chiffon cake might not turn out moist if the recipe is not right. I suggested using sponge recipe because it holds up better and won't deflate after it's out of the oven. If you prefer chiffon over sponge, pls do bake it, I was just suggesting only since you mention you have no tube pan. Here is my strawberry sponge recipe in case u are still looking for it:
Happy baking!

Felicia said...

Hi! How do you make fresh strawberry puree?
Thanks in advance!
Cant wait to try out your recipe!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Felicia, simply just use a blender to make the purée. Happy baking! Do let me know after you tried the recipe. :)