Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Aspiring Bakers #12: Steamed Egg Cake (Ji Dan Gao) 鸡蛋糕

After seeing so many entries posted for our traditional kueh theme, which are all very pretty and colourful, I feel a bit embarrassed about posting my plain plain kueh.

Bloggers here have again set another difficult theme for me, who hardly know how to make kueh. Few years ago, I did tried Ang Koo Kueh and Min Jiang Kueh before.


This time I was trying to find something easy to start with. So I tried Ellena's Ji Dan Gao. It uses the tradtional way of making using fizzy drinks like cream soda, 7-Up or Sprite. While it is very soft and spongy, I feel like it is the same as any sponge cake. I wonder if I got it correct.


With only less than 2 weeks left, I hope I have the time to make nicer kuehs.

I am submitting this Ji Dao Gao to Aspiring Bakers #12: Traditional Kueh (October 2011), hosted by Small Small Baker.

25 comments:

  1. 蛋糕看起来很绵很好吃呢!

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  2. Looks yummy! Soft and spongy!

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  3. hi SSB that's a very soft looking ji dan gao! really, there's nothing to be embarassed. to see you post this cake, that means Huat Kueh and Ma Lai Ko also qualify for this month's AB, right? this is great!:)

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  4. All your kuehs I've seen are great! I've just started getting into them recently and am fumbling along happily :D This Steamed Egg Cake looks super soft and fluffy!

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  5. Don't be embarrassed saying this cake is plain...

    Its soft and fluffy texture speak all for itself. This is beautiful!

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  6. hsling: 的确很松软,我都切不好咧!

    Wen: Thanks, very soft indeed!

    sotong: Thanks! At least I felt better after seeing all the nice comments. Yes, Huat Kueh and Ma Lai Ko are accepted. Start making soon!

    edith: Thanks! :)

    ping: Thank you so much!

    Zoe: Thanks, really! I thought it is just too simple. But your encouragement makes me feel good. :)

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  7. the beauty lies in its simplicity.. somthing that a home baker can also replicate and enjoy at home.. it's still a wonderful recipe to share :)

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  8. It look so soft and fluffy! Yummy...

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  9. I made this cake before, and yes, mine also soft and spongy.

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  10. 你好,好漂亮的鸡蛋糕..
    不晓得可以分享食谱吗? 谢谢..

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  11. oh cmon, ssb. This is a good old plain 鸡旦糕!!Infact it's not that easy to get these nowadays here except in those old cofeeshops.

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  12. Lala: Thanks Lala for the nice words!

    Happy Flour: Thanks LY! :)

    yummylittlecooks: Have to thank Ellena and TheLittleTeochew for sharing this recipe.

    萍: 谢谢你!这是从ellena这里得来的。有空试试!:)
    http://ellenaguan.blogspot.com/2011/04/steamed-egg-cake-ji-dao-gao-and-red.html

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  13. Wowow SSB your steamed egg cake look great! Yup the texture is fine, soft and spongy like sponge cake i guess. A bit diff from outside the dense type which is thick and cake like. If you like colourful, you can drop some dried fruits or raisin in it too :p

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  14. 喜欢你这蛋糕的颜色和组织:)

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  15. the texture of this cake is so soft, I like it!

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  16. SSB, dear, u make me wanna bake for this month theme :)

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  17. Ellena: Ya ya, I was thinking how come a little different. But I like the texture, really soft. :)

    鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝: 谢谢!卖相没有,还好味道不错!

    Ah Tze: I also like this!

    hankerie: Still have time. Hope you can make something for this month. :)

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  18. looks so yummy... i like steamed cake as they ate not so heaty.

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  19. Yummy Bakes: Thanks! It is really soft. :)

    Yee Er: Yes, I like to buy steamed cupcakes from the bakery, but I still haven't mastered the skill to make them. :)

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  20. I have one recipe of this 鸡蛋糕 from my mum. And its pretty easy and delicious, without any of those soda. Maybe you can have a look at it...:)

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  21. Reese: I found your 鸡蛋糕. It opens up so nicely. Thanks for the recommendation! :)

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  22. you have reminded me of my childhood, my mom used to do this ji dan gao for us as it is simple, cheaper and off course nice to eat with a cup of milo...:)
    bookmark this to try out soon...
    feel disappointed for not able to make it on time to submit the kuehs to participate in the Oct theme, hope can take part in the coming one...^^

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  23. Sherleen: I also notice this ji dan gao reminds a lot of people of their grandmother or mother making them. Now it's our turn to make something for them to eat. :) It's ok, can join us anytime. I'm sure you will have lots to contribute this month. :)

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