hello everyone! i'm back again. haha. this time will be the time for onbitjkoek. onbitjkoek is one of the traditional Indonesian sweets which may be influenced by the Dutch. well, it is basically a sponge cake flavored with spices and lots and lots of java almonds. this cake will make a good recommendation for elder people though. not preferably for us, under 40 years old. lol.
the reason why i want to make this cake is because i had a big family gathering today. most of the attendance are elderly. since onbitjkoek probably will suit their taste-bud, i decided to make this classic cake. i always love the technique of making sponge cake. i failed thousand times before when i have just started baking. however, i eventually succeed and it felt so satisfying, that's why i love making it now. it feels like repeating your victory over and over again. ;)
i used KBB as my references on making this onbitjkoek. KBB ever came with onbitjkoek challenge when i haven't joined them yet. i saw the recipe not from KBB's website but from KBB's member's blog, it was Mbak Hanna's blog. she made a slight modification for this cake and i thought it is better with the modification. this is an excellent recipe and i feel glad using this recipe. all people eating this say that it was delicious. so why don't you give it a try and make this soon?
originally from YasaBoga modified by Keluarga Cinta
125 gr palm sugar
5 egg yolks
3 egg whites
125 gr all purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
50 gr butter, melted
50 gr java almonds, chopped
- preheat the oven to 180 degree C. line a loaf tin with parchment paper, grease with butter and thinly dust with flour.
- beat the egg yolks, egg whites, and sugar until pale and double in volume. the batter would fall back in slow ribbon when the mixer is lifted.
- meanwhile, sift all the dry ingredients except sugar in a medium bowl. fold the flour mixture into the eggs mixture altogether with the melted butter and some chopped nuts. fold until just incorporated.
- pour the batter into the loaf tin and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes (half cooked).
- scatter the chopped java almonds on the cake surface and bake for another 15-20 minutes more.
- let cool in the tin. remove cake from the tin and serve.
thanks for reading..
have a wonderful day! :)