Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Brown sugar Chestnut Pound Cake: Delicious cake with natural taste

  I opened my cupboard and saw a bag of steamed chestnut, I wondered what I planed to do with it at the first place. Something's fancy or something's easy, with a bag of it there are a lot possibility.

But for this moment, I think I want to make something easy ^^. I saw some recipe from the magazine, it uses brown sugar and walnut, I wonder what it will be like if I use the chestnut instead, all I know is it's gonna be good.
This recipe is simple pound cake, but the texture of the cake is a bit lighter because of the making method. The basic recipe calls for creaming the butter and sugar, adding the eggs and the flour mixture. Air will come from the way that we cream the butter, and if we don't cream it properly there is a chance that the cake will be too dense (actually pound cake is denser than other kind of butter cake). In this recipe, the egg will be separated, egg whites turned into the meringue that will give the cake more lift and make the cake lighter.


Steamed chestnut are quite wet, so mix it with some flour will prevent it to clump together and sink to the bottom of the cake too.
I think that this cake is delicious from its earthy note, from the chestnut itself and the brown sugar. I always love the brown sugar flavor ^^, it provides the sweet,  natural taste and fragrance (due to the molasses, it makes each sweet that made from it has a special great smell).
I know that I don't have to tell you how to serve this, because simply and delicious pound cake will be good with anything, but a cup of hot tea will be great if you ask ^^.




Brown sugar Chestnut Pound Cake
Makes 16.5x8x8 cm pound cake

100g ............................... Unsalted butter
80g ................................. Brown sugar
2 ...................................... Egg yolks
Meringue
-2..................................... Egg whites
-40g ................................ Sugar
-........................................ A pinch of salt
120g ................................ Cake flour
½tsp ............................... Baking powder
60g .................................. Steamed chestnut, chopped


Preheat the oven to 180 °C
Place the baking paper in to the loaf tin.
Sift the flour, and baking powder together. 
Mix about 1-2tbsp of flour mixture into the chopped chestnut.
Beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, add the egg yolks into the batter and beat until combine.  
Make the meringue by whipping the egg whites  until foamy, add the sugar, salt and whip until stiff peaks form.
Fold 1/3 of the meringue into the batter, fold half of the flour mixture, follow by 1/3 of the meringue, the rest of the flour and chestnut. 
Fold the rest of the meringue to combine.
Put the batter into the tin.
Bake for 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 160 °C and bake for another 30-40 minutes or until the toothpick insert into the center of the cake come out clean.


Brown sugar Chestnut Pound Cake: Delicious cake with natural taste

4 comments:

Janine said...

love your chestnut bakes lately - this pound cake sure looks good too!

i'm not sure where in thailand you stay, but do take care and stay safe alright? I read on the news that the floods are getting worse!

Swee San @ The Sweet Spot said...

pretty! Hope you're not affected by the floods in Thailand. Take care :)

dailydelicious said...

Hi, Janine
Thank you so much, I'm lucky that my home is safe from the flood.

Hi, Swee San
Thank you so much.
^^

miu said...

I tried this chestnuts pouncake. It was sooooo good, thank s for posting this recipe. It'll be our favorite cake !!

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