Thursday, 1 October 2015

Soesmaker : the Wonderful Past





Yup! it's quite a long time absent from blogging... and from the lovely KBB (Klub Berani Baking - an Indonesian version on dare baking club).
This time is to celebrate the 8th KBB birthday. As for me, this is my second year with KBB, and eventhough I didn't do every challange, I learned a lot from KBB.







This time, the challenge was to make a kind of cupcake called Soesmaker. I remember the first time I ate soesmaker... well, I don't even remember precisely how many years ago.. maybe 30 years ago.. the first bite seemed strange, but then I loved the combination of the softness with a little bit of sweetness and savory taste.



At that time, soesmaker was quite trendy. In fact, it's a combination of sponge cake and savory filling...
See... it's strange, isn't it? Dare to try? Here is the recipe...



Soesmaker
Adapted from Sajian Sedap
For 25 small cakes

Prepare muffin pan(s), lined with muffins paper cups.

For the savory filling :
1 Garlic, finely chopped
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
150 ml beef stock
50 grams minced beef
5 pcs of string beans
30 grams carrot, cut in very small cubes of 3-5mm, boiled
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
1/4 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp parsley, chopped
1 Tbsp green onion, sliced

1 Tbsp butter 

For the Cake :
5 egg-yolks
3 egg-whites
25 grams sugar
1 tsp emulsifier (sp/tbm) *optional
75 grams all purpose flou, sieved
50 grams butter, melted


Make the filling :
Heat the butter and sautee the garlic.
Add-in the flour, mix, and pour in the beef stock a little bit at a time. Stir until well-combined and smooth.
Add the minced-beef, carrot, and string bean. Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg, and sugar. Continue cooking over low heat until thicken.
Add the parsley and green onion. Mix well and set aside to cool.

At this time, preheat the oven to 190 ºC.

Make the Cake:
Whisk all together the eggs (yolks and whites), sugar, and emulsifier until soft peak.
Add the flour in 2 additions by sieving it into the egg batter. Mix carefully using a rubber spatula.
Add the melted butter, and mix well.

To assembly :
Fill half of the muffin cups with cake batter.
Using a teaspoon, fill the cups with about 1/2 tsp of the filling.
Top with the cake batter until almost full.

Bake 20 minutes in a pre-heated oven (190 ºC) until cooked.
Served with hot tea or coffee. Delicious!


And now, this is my reward from KBB! I passed the challenge and got the logo! Yay!!!