|Pitted 55 grams.|
low gluten flour
How to Make Super Spiced Date Cake
Dice the dates.
Add dates, salt and water to the milk pot. The original recipe was for 70g of water, but when it came to a boil, the dates were not soft enough and a little water was added. When the water is not boiling, turn off the heat. The soft dates will be pressed into a paste with a spatula.
Pour the corn oil into the dates.
Use a gentle whisk with a homogenizing stick to beat.
The date paste and oil will be well combined.
Whisk until it is as shown.
Place in a bowl and set aside.
Place the eggs and brown sugar in a bowl of water at 40 degrees Celsius. I usually boil the water until it feels hot and then turn off the heat. Keep the pot in the water. Dissolve the brown sugar into the egg mixture. The original recipe was for 70g brown sugar and 50g white sugar. I ran out of sugar at home and was worried it would be too sweet, so I reduced the amount. Actually, it still feels sweet after making it (if you don’t like too much sweetness, especially with a baby), you can try a little less next time.
Keep whipping the whole egg in the pot of water. The eggs didn’t come out of the fridge quite warm enough and probably because there was no sugar in them, the whole eggs were particularly hard to beat today.
It was beaten for a total of twenty minutes.
According to Jun’s instructions, the egg mixture should drip down slowly from the whisk and drip into the batter without disappearing quickly. I preheated the oven at 175 degrees just before beating the eggs because it’s easy to deflate.
I don’t think it’s particularly well beaten, but I think it’s okay.
Pour the date paste into the egg mixture and whisk quickly for half a minute, then sift the baking powder and semolina into the mixture. I forgot to take pictures of that step of pouring the date paste.
Quickly stir with a spatula to avoid defoaming.
Pour the batter into a homemade grater. Use parchment paper to glue the baking pan too big and not thick enough. The one I made is also a bit too big. It could be thinner to make the date cake taller. Then shake a few times to release any air bubbles. Place in the middle of the oven at 175 degrees for 30 minutes. Watch the oven from time to time. I usually lower the temperature to 150 degrees Celsius when I feel the coloring is too strong.
Remove from the oven!
Cut a piece. The baby ate a big chunk. It’s really extra tasty. Cool and store in a Ziploc bag.