I was bored and I have lots of food in the fridge. I am trying hard, VERY HARD not to bake or cook much this week. Firstly, I am ‘broke’. Well, I exceeded my expenditure for the month early because there were so many things to pay for, this month. My insurance, road tax, my girl’s eye appointment, new pair of glasses, charity funfair coupons, carnival fair coupons, gifts for funfair games and tickets for the kids’ excursions. All in April itself. Please tell me it is just an April Fool’s Joke. sigh… see also : Christmas Chocolate Cake Recipe
Anyway, because of this, I spent lesser than I normally would on my passion here. I bought less butter, less cream, less cooking accessories and I didn’t splurge on new colours and new baking trays.. bla bla bla.
But the ‘itch’ of baking and cooking is just unbearable. Each trip to the kitchen was a torture. Each time I read a food blog, a recipe book that I own and each time I passed by the library just made me crazy. I want to cook, to bake, anything.
So I decided to bake without reservations, this morning. I had read about this Fine Butter Cake that Florence of Do What I Like baked in early April and I was dying to try it. Amy of Cooking Craven also baked it a week later. It looked so good and doesn’t look oily.
I was bored with the normal round and square cake tin. I decided to use the fluted loaf pan.
I had not waited for the cake to be browned throughout and took it out after 30minutes. Perhaps I should have waited for the cake to turn brown? I baked it at 175 deg C at 30 minutes.
Where there is no brown crust, there are brown spots on my cake! Yikes! Why is that so? I’ve never come across this problem before. Is it my baking powder?
Melanin? Pigmentation? WHY? see also : Pink Sponge Cake recipe
After it is cooled down, I cut some of them into slices and poured ganache on a small part.
This cake really is very fine and soft. I have never tasted a butter cake as fine in texture like this. It reminds me so much of the Miki Ojisan Cheesecakes, the light and fluffy cotton soft Japanese cheesecake. And I think I want to bake one of that next week…