Thursday, May 29, 2008

Vietnamese baked comb cake( Bánh bò nướng)


INGREDIENTS:
- 200ml thick coconut milk
- 150g sugar
- 6 eggs
- 200gr tapioca starch
- 1 pack of Alsa baking powder/ 2 1/2 tsp single baking powder
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- 5-6 drops pandan paste or vanilla

PREPARATION:
- Preheat the oven at 350F or 180C
- In small sauce pan, dissolve coconut milk, sugar and pandan paste/vanilla at medium heat( or microwave the mixture for approx 1 minutes)
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- Leave to completely cool
- Mix together tapioca starch and baking powder
- Lightly beat the egg in large bowl( or just give it a quick stir)

- Pour in coconut milk mixture and stir well
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- Gradually add in tapioca starch and quickly beat until just dissolve. The batter should have a thin layer of bubbles floating on top
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- Remember to strain the batter, "comb" would not appear if the batter is not strained

- Bake the cake for 30-45 minutes until toothpick inserted and comes out clean.

- And this is the reason why we call it "Comb cake"...very unique name =))
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12 comments:

The Mongoose Blogs said...

I came across your site while browsing random sites and I just LOVE your food/recipes blog! I've been baking for a long time but I always make American desserts (I'm Vietnamese). It never occurred to me to try and make Vietnamese cakes, etc. 'cause I usually just buy them. Your site w/ pictures make it so clear so I tried the "baked cassava cake" the other day, and the "baked comb cake" last night. It was really fun! My mom was surprised I could make "baked comb cake," saying that her friend knows how to make it but won't show her how to make it. (So selfish!) Thanks so much! Maybe if I come across a Vietnamese dessert that I'd like to make, I'll ask if you have the recipe (if it's not already posted). You're great! :)

Pictures! :)

http://images40.fotki.com/v1302/photos/8/843744/4710751/20080909BBN05-vi.jpg

http://images39.fotki.com/v1282/photos/8/843744/4710751/20080902Cassava02-vi.jpg

♥ESTEE♥ said...

I'm very glad to hear that.Your cakes look nice indeed.Keep up the good work =) by the way, I'm also a visual learner.Recipes with pictures help me learn faster and keep in track with the process.If any recipe you wanna try, let me know so we can work things out together.

Anonymous said...

Beautfiul illustrations! thanks

Anonymous said...

what do you mean by strain the batter?

♥ESTEE♥ said...

Strain the batter means pouring all the green liquid through a strainer(utensil with small holes in it).You can see the picture of the strainer in my "crab soup" recipe.Hope it helps =)
http://lovelyfair1987.blogspot.com/2008/12/traditional-crab-soup-sup-cua.html

Anonymous said...

ESTEE, I don't have a scale to scale the ingredient, would you translate the ingredients from gram to cup?

Thank you much.

♥ESTEE♥ said...

This recipe yields 1 cake. Since you don't have the scale, how about trying to make 2 cakes without measuring the ingredients?
1 can coconut milk (400ml)
2 cup sugar
1 pack tapioca starch (400gr)
2 pack ( 5tsp) baking powder
12 eggs

I also saw other recipe using cup measurement but I'm not sure how it works out.Here is the link,hope it helps =)
http://pwmf.blogspot.com/2005/10/bnh-b-nng-vietnamese-honey-comb-cake.html

Anonymous said...

Hi..u have a lovely blog.Thks for generously sharing ur recipes. Ive tried a few recipes for Vietnamese honeycomb cake in the past but unsuccessful. Today I tried again cos ur lovely pic made me just wanna try one last time b4 giving up. This time SUCCESS - so happy! Here are the pics of my honebycomb cake - http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii13/sspaks64/vietnamesehoneycomb6-1.jpg and http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii13/sspaks64/vietnamesehoneycombcake-1.jpg

Susanna, Perth

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm so glad to found your site as I have been looking for recipes on how to make some of the cakes. I have tried making this "banh bo nuong" but it always fall flat after cooling out of the oven. It rises very nicely in the oven. Please tell me what I did wrong? Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Estee, I'm so glad to find the recipes on your site of some of my favorite cakes. I tried making this "banh bo nuong" but somehow I must have done something wrong during the process. The cake rises beautiful in the oven but after it sit and cool, it fell flat.

Anonymous said...

my cake deflates when i take it out of the oven. i know it's not supposed to...what am i doing wrong?

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