Saturday, September 26, 2009

Radish Cake (Lor Pak Gou)

I have been wanting to try out this recipe from My Kitchen Snippets since I spied it a long time ago. However, I never got round to it. I caught sight of some beautiful radish in Cold Storage last week and bought one in order not to have any excuse to procrastinate further. Please do not compare mine to hers as hers are more beautiful.

Having set my heart to it, I spent a long time that afternoon cutting, shredding, dicing all the ingredients.

Unfortunately even though I followed the recipe exactly, it didn't turn out well. I now question if the cups of flour were actually cups for measuring cake flour or rice cups because the recipe resulted in a very dry mixture and I had to add more water to it. In the end, the original flavour was dampened (literally) by the addition of excess fluid.

I just had to keep my fingers tightly crossed while steaming it and was feeling totally discouraged. But in the end, after leaving the cake to rest and cool, thus hardening it, I felt better with the end result.

Still lots of improvement needed but I do intend to attempt making this cake again.

1 comment:

gaga said...

I love this stuff! I'm bookmarking this to try it soon.