Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Pak Tong Ko

Thanks to Babe, I managed to successfully do a Pak Tong Ko (Chinese Sugar Sponge Cake). My first attempt was a total disaster and my brother could have been scarred far life now..haha.. coz he has always love to eat Pak Tong Ko .. until he met my first attempt at it. I shan't even mention where I got that other recipe form. I do believe that it could have been a wonderful recipe for Glue :)

My second attempt was retrieving the recipe off Babe's post and as she recommended, I put in the whole 150g of sugar. It turned out looking like Pak Tong Ko, smelling and evening tasting like Pak Tong Ko. As the recipe didn't really produce a lot of the Ko, I ate some and gave what little left to some neighbours. I can't wait to do it again this coming week to show my brother that I can make successful Pak Tong Ko .... if I followed a the right recipe :).

I have reproduced the recipe here which Babe posted. Credits must be given to Florence of Do What I Like for sharing with us her marvelous recipe.

A) 170g sieved rice flour
130 - 150g castor sugar
360ml water
B) 3/4 tsp instant yeast
1 tbsp warm water

1. Mix (B) and leave aside for 10 minutes for use later
2. Mix (A) together well and cook over slow heat stirring all the time till a little thicken (this process should not be more than 5 minutes otherwise the mixture will have sago pearls forming). Sieve this mixture into a big mixing bowl and cooled it in a basin of water.
3. Mix (1) and (2) together and blend well. Cover the mixture with glad wrap and prove in a warm place for 1 - 2 hours. When the mixture show signs of bubbles all over the surface then it is ready for steaming.
4. Pour the ready batter into a 19.5cm x 19.5 cm greased pan and steam on high heat for 20 -25 minutes.
5. Cut into serving pieces when cool.

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babe_kl said...

wahh yours looked very nice, can see the honeycombs clearly, hmm yumyum. i might try the gula melake version next.

YozoraNiteSky said...

oh.. please do try it soon.. coz i much prefer the wong tong ko to the bak tong ko...:)

dreamer71 said...

wah..i tried making it yesteday. The smell and taste turn out okay but very little of honeycomb ;( Don't really know which part i did wrong...shud ask babe, the expert!! ;)

YozoraNiteSky said...

mmm..if you followed the recipe to the letter, then it could only mean one thing... the temperature of the surrounding area whilst proofing. i did mine in the kitchen on a warm morning..babe did hers on a colder day and she told me she also did not see that much of the honeycomb effect