Practise makes perfect. I agreed to the max! I used to be fluent in English, be it in writing or conversing, especially when we were staying abroad for a good 10 years (3 years in Sri Lanka and 7 years in Malawi, Africa). Why was I fluent then? Because I had no choice but to speak in English. Nobody understands Bahasa Melayu over there except for the few Malaysians who were there during our first few years being there. Even with the housekeeper, I had to speak in English. So, whether I like it or not, I am forced to speak in English and that helps. And that also contributes to my writting in English. But now, at times, I find it hard to write. That explains the lack of ramblings nowadays! Other factor, maybe because I hardly read English books nowadays. Hmmm got to start reading English novels again huh?
But one thing for sure, when I am 'advising' or 'leter-ing' my children, I do it in English and guess what... I find no trouble at all finding words to say! Hahahaha... poor kids!
Saw this cake almost everywhere. Just can't help but to try it out myself especially after looking at Mat's beautiful cake. With hope to get something like his, I started my project yesterday. But sad to say, it didn't turn out as nice as Mat's, not even close. Huhuhu... but then, the feedback from my dear neighbour Saerah, made my day. Thanks dear!
To be honest, I don't really know the origin of this recipe. I took it from Mat's Blog. He took it from Yatie's Blog who got the recipe from Cida. Thank you to all of you for sharing the ideas and the lovely recipe.
KEK BATIK ARORA
Posted by MamaFaMi
Adapted from : Che Mat Gebu
100g castor sugar
3/4 cup condensed milk
2 teaspoons baking powder*(*sift together)
6 large eggs
1 teaspoon ovalette
4 food colorings - pink, yellow, green and blue
1/2 teaspoon chocolate emulco
Note : Mat Gebu used the following colors and essence for his lovely looking cake :
5 essence and food coloring
Orange color = orange essence
Red color = strawberry essence
Purple color = blueberry essence
Brown color = chocolate emulco
Green color = pandan paste
1. Heat oven at 180C. Grease a bundt-pan with a bit of butter and dust with a bit of flour. Remove the excess flour. Since I am using the silicone bundt pan, I skip this step.
2. In the mixer bowl, cream butter, ovalette and sugar. Add condensed milk and continue beating.
3. Add eggs, one at a time. A minute after each addition.
4. Fold in flour using a spatula.
5. Divide the mixture into 5 small bowls and add essence and coloring into each bowl. Mix well and pour into a piping bag.
6. Pipe the mixture into the bundt pan, one color at a time. Repeat the process till all the mixture is used up.
7. Bake for 45 minutes or till the cake tester, inserted into the cake, comes out clean.
8. Remove from the oven and let it cool. Cut and ready to serve.
Have a nice day!