Yes, another pandan coconut sponge cake recipe again 😉 The main difference was the use of bulk fresh pandan leaves paste prepared beforehand. When I bought a new batch of fresh pandan leaves, I would use some of the young leaves combined with some of the imperfect mature leaves, and grind them into paste with water. Cover tightly and keep in the chiller compartment of the fridge, so I can use it conveniently without having to grind a new lot of fresh pandan leaves when I need it 😊
Yield: one round cake
Pan size: 6x3" round cake pan
Fresh Pandan Leaf Paste
1. Cut 20g of pandan leaves into thin strips before blending with 50g of water into a smooth paste.
All ingredients in room temperature
Using 55g Omega 3&6 eggs
40g organic coconut oil
60g top/cake flour
20g fresh pandan paste*
10g condensed milk
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites
pinch of salt
45g fine sugar
*Blend 20g fresh pandan leaves with 50g water, and collect 20g of pandan paste for use in this recipe.
1. Line an 6" round cake pan with parchment paper at the base. Need not
grease the wall of the pan. Place a grid iron
at the base of a 20cm square pan. Set aside.
I bought the grid iron from Daiso.
2. Combine fresh pandan paste, milk and condensed milk a small glass. Set aside.
3. Warm coconut oil till you can see convection waves at the bottom of the oil. Pour in the top flour, remove from the heat source, and mix with a spatula into a smooth paste.
4. Pour in the pandan-milk mixture from Step 2, and mix well.
5. Combine the yolks, one at a time, to the dough. Set aside.
6. Beat egg whites in a clean, dry and grease-free bowl, till frothy. Add in a pinch of salt,
and first batch of the fine sugar. Continue to beat the egg whites. Slowly add in the remaining fine sugar in two batches.
Stop beating after the meringue has achieved firm peak stage.
7. Transfer about 1/4 of the meringue to mix with the pandan dough from Step 5.
Pour the pandan mixture back to mix with the remaining meringue.
8. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan from Step 1.
Stand the cake pan over an grid iron in a 20cm square pan, filled with 1cm deep hot water, .
9. Bake at lower rack of a preheated oven turning on only
the upper heating coil at 170℃ for 40 minutes. Lower the temperature to 150℃ turning on both
the upper and lower heating coils for about 20 minutes.
Or, you can bake at 160℃ for about 60 minutes, with both upper and lower heatings.
10. Remove the cake from the oven. If you want to dry the cake after un-moulding, you may want to keep the oven door close to conserve the heat.
Drop the cake with the pan from a height of about 10 cm to a kitchen towel thrice.
Let the cake cool down for about 20 minutes in the pan.
When the cake starts to pull away from the wall of the pan, jiggle to loosen the cake,
and turn it out to a cooling rack.
You may want to dry the cake in a warm oven using the remnant heat for about 15 minutes.
Cut and enjoy 😋😋