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Cow Pattern Angel Cake Roll

cow pattern angel cake roll

Angel Food Cake (天使蛋糕) is a great way to use excessive egg whites at home. It is similar to Chiffon Cakes, with a pillowy soft texture and light flavor. With the preparation for the upcoming Chinese New Year, I decided to make a cow pattern cake roll and pair it with black sesame and coconut cream.

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black sesame basque burnt cheesecake - pigoutyvr

Black Sesame Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Another popular item off my baking list – Basque Burnt Cheesecake. And I always love making things interesting by adding a twist. It is a one-bowl, foolproof recipe, and the goal here is to burn the cheesecake, so I am sure no one can fail on this important task. I added a secret ingredient to enrich its flavor, and it was initially an experiment. But it works, so I would like to share that with you too.

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Black Sesame Scones - pigoutyvr

Black Sesame & Cranberry Scones

Here is another black sesame recipe to the list – Black Sesame Scones. I have been spending a good amount of time researching ideas to infuse black sesame. After trying different desserts, I found black sesame is pungent, but it can easily lose its nutty flavor during baking. Instead, a subtle bitterness is left in the aftertaste, or the texture can get sandy. Scone is a simple, great breakfast or afternoon tea snack, and my experiment with black sesame in it turns out great. The nutty flavor from the black sesame powder remains with no bitter aftertaste.

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black sesame chiffon cake - pigoutyvr

Black Sesame Chiffon Cake

Last year, I made the mini Matcha Lava Chiffon Cake for Mr. birthday, and he enjoyed it so much. This year, I revisited this recipe and wanted to make Black Sesame Chiffon Cake. I found that baking in a 6″ cake pan can cause the cake to shrink way easier, due to the larger surface area. So I failed on my first attempt. On my second attempt, I did something different, which I compiled some tips for you. So you can also have a beautiful, tall, and fluffy chiffon cake on the first try.

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