Chiffon Cake Recipe

We are making moist and fluffy Chiffon Cake. Enjoy it along with whipped cream or custard cream. They will go great with this cake. You’ll be able to make many different versions so it’ll be fun to master this basic recipe.

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Chiffon Cake Recipe
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Rating: 4
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings
Cake (20cm/8” diameter)
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings
Cake (20cm/8” diameter)
Ingredients
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Rating: 4
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Instructions
  1. Beat the 5 egg yolks in a bowl. Add the sugar and dissolve it completely. Add the vegetable oil and mix. Then, add the milk and combine the mixture well.
  2. Combine the cake flour and baking powder and sieve it one time beforehand. Sieve the flour once more into the bowl of the egg mixture.
  3. With a balloon whisk, mix in the flour. Avoid any pockets of dry flour and give the batter a smooth texture.
  4. Let’s make the meringue. Lightly beat the 6 egg whites in a bowl. Add one third of the sugar. Continue to beat and add another third. Then, add the rest of the sugar. The egg white should begin to have a glossy texture.
  5. When the meringue is created, slow down the hand mixer and break the relatively large bubbles into foam. Beat the meringue until it reaches a stiff peak stage.
  6. Add one third of the meringue to the batter. And thoroughly fold in. This will make the batter slightly soft and help to combine the rest of the meringue.
  7. Add the rest of the meringue. And quickly fold in the batter again but avoid breaking the foam to create a light and fluffy cake.
  8. Now, the batter is ready. Pour the batter into the angel food cake pan. Avoid coating the pan with butter or any oil. If the pan and the cake are not firmly attached together, the cake is less likely to hold its height.
  9. Mix the batter with bamboo sticks to remove any pockets of air inside otherwise they will puff up and create hollows in the cake. Additionally, drop the cake pan onto a flat surface several times to remove the remaining air.
  10. Before making the batter, make sure to preheat the oven to 170°C (340°F). Place the pan into the oven and bake at 170°C (340°F) for about 50 minutes.
  11. Remove the cake pan from the oven. Flip the cake over and place it onto a cooling rack. Chiffon cake is a relatively tall cake so cool it upside down to keep it from shrinking due to the weight.
  12. The chiffon cake is completely cooled. Insert an icing spatula between the cake and the pan. Slide the spatula along the edge. Likewise, using a small icing spatula, detach the cake from the center of the pan.
  13. Flip the cake pan over and gently remove the side of the pan
  14. Run the spatula along the bottom. Flip it over again and carefully remove the bottom of the pan.
  15. Place the whole chiffon cake onto a plate.
  16. Cut a piece of cake. And place it onto a plate along with the blueberries and whipped cream. Finally, sprinkle on the icing sugar.
Recipe Notes
  • Two tips to making chiffon cake successfully are creating the perfect meringue with a stiff consistency and removing any pockets of air in the batter.
  • Oven safe paper angel food cake pans are also available. If you don’t have a large angel food cake pan, use the paper pans or muffin cups instead.
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Oyakodon (Chicken and Egg Bowl Recipe)

We are making quick and easy delicious Oyakodon. This is a slightly different version of our previous Oyakodon. The soft and silky egg is very delicious. The egg yolk makes it even smoother.

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Oyakodon (Chicken and Egg Bowl Recipe)
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Rating: 4.83
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Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings
people
Ingredients
Votes: 6
Rating: 4.83
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Instructions
  1. Let’s make the broth. Combine the soy sauce, mirin, dashi stock and sugar. Stir to mix and dissolve the sugar.
  2. Add the chicken pieces to the broth. The relatively thin slices of meat will cook easily and absorb the seasoning well.
  3. Lightly beat the eggs. Avoid overmixing to create a soft and silky texture.
  4. Separate every two layers of the onion. Then, cut them into 1cm slices. You can also use the white part of a long green onion instead.
  5. Add the onion to the chicken. Heat the pan on medium heat. And cover with a lid.
  6. When the meat begins to turn white, flip it over. If you want to give the dish a lighter flavor, use chicken breast or tenderloin instead of the thigh.
  7. When the chicken is almost cooked, add the mitsuba parsley. Then, distribute the beaten egg. By the way, a special pan called oyako nabe is often used to make oyakodon but you can substitute a small pan.
  8. Cover again. Cook the egg at least halfway through and then adjust the consistency to your taste. If you’re unsure about the quality of your eggs, please find pasteurized eggs or cook the egg completely.
  9. Place the ingredients onto a bowl of hot steamed rice. Make a shallow hole in the center. And place the fresh egg yolk into it.
Recipe Notes
  • We recommend cooking the rice with slightly less water to enjoy the oyakodon since it will absorb the remaining broth.
  • You can also top with sansho pepper or shredded nori seaweed to taste.
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Cream Puffs Recipe (Choux Créme)

The fresh choux pastries are light and crispy and the inner cream is exquisite. Definitely give it a try.

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Cream Puffs Recipe (Choux Créme)
Votes: 14
Rating: 4.5
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Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Choux Batter
Pastry Cream
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Choux Batter
Pastry Cream
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Rating: 4.5
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Instructions
Choux Pastries
  1. First, let's make the choux batter. In a pot, combine the water, butter and a pinch of salt, and turn on the burner. Bring it to a boil on medium heat. When the butter is completely melted and it reaches a rolling boil, turn off the burner.
  2. Add the sieved cake flour to the pot. Quickly stir the mixture. When the flour has absorbed the water evenly and the mixture begins to turn gooey, turn on the burner again. Continue to stir the mixture on medium heat until a thin film forms on the bottom of the pot.
  3. Place the mixture into a bowl. Flatten it with a spatula and slightly cool to avoid cooking the egg. Then, gradually add the beaten egg in 4 to 5 steps. When the egg is completely absorbed, begin adding another portion.
  4. Achieving the perfect consistency is essential to making presentable choux pastries. To prevent the batter from getting too thin, add the egg a little at a time when it reaches the final stage. Drop the batter from the spatula as shown to check the consistency. When the choux batter left hanging forms a “V” shape, it is the perfect consistency.
  5. Next, dust the edge of a 5cm (2") diameter cup with any type of flour or starch. Then, as a rough guide, make 12 circles where the choux batter will be placed on the parchment paper.
  6. Put the batter into a pastry bag. Hold the bag 1cm (0.5") above the circle and squeeze the batter into a round shape. Repeat the process, filling each of the markers.
  7. Dampen your finger with water and press each peak of the batter, adjusting the shape. Finally, mist the batter with water thoroughly to help avoid drying.
  8. Place the baking sheet into the oven preheated to 200 °C (390 °F) and bake for about 30 minutes. Remove the baking sheet. Place the choux pastries onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
Pastry Cream (net weight 500g/1.1 lb)
  1. Let’s make the pastry cream. Cut the vanilla bean pod in half lengthwise and scrape it with the back of a knife, extracting the seeds. Then, add the seeds and pod to the milk, mix and gradually heat it on low heat. When it begins to boil, turn off the burner.
  2. Next, lightly beat 4 egg yolks in a bowl and add the sugar. Mix the egg yolk with a balloon whisk until it begins to lighten in color.
  3. Combine the cake flour and corn starch, and sieve onto a sheet of paper. Add it to the egg yolk and combine the mixture. Add one third of the milk to the bowl, diluting the egg yolk. Make sure to add the milk film and vanilla seeds.
  4. Then, using a mesh strainer, strain the egg yolk into the pot of the milk. Turn on the burner. Continue mixing the pastry cream until it thickens. When it begins to form bubbles, turn off the burner.
  5. Place the pastry cream into a tray chilled with ice. Cover it with plastic wrap. Pastry cream spoils easily so cool it as soon as possible.
  6. Add the sugar to a bowl of whipping cream. Whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Lightly mix the chilled pastry cream in a bowl to soften. Add the whipped cream and combine. We recommend adding two thirds of the whipped cream but you can adjust the amount to taste. Mix to combine.
Choux Créme
  1. Make a diagonal cut in each choux pastry. Put the pastry cream into a bag. Give it a little squeeze to remove the air inside. Open the pastry and squeeze a generous amount of the cream into it. You can also simplify the filling process by spooning the cream into the pastries.
  2. Finally, sprinkle the powdered sugar over them.
Recipe Notes
  • We often add rum or brandy to the pastry cream. This will increase the flavor of the cream so try it out if you like.
  • Squeezing the batter with a pastry bag will help to make the choux the same size and shape.
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Soufflé Cheesecake Recipe (Japanese Cotton Cheesecake)

This fluffy and moist cheesecake using meringue is very popular in Japan. Cheese lovers should definitely try this recipe!

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Soufflé Cheesecake Recipe (Japanese Cotton Cheesecake)
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Rating: 4.31
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Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 80 minutes
Servings
cake (15cm/5.9” diameter)
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 80 minutes
Servings
cake (15cm/5.9” diameter)
Ingredients
Votes: 80
Rating: 4.31
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Instructions
  1. Coat the side of the cake pan (15cm/5.9”) with a generous amount of butter. Using a pan with a removable bottom will help to remove the cheesecake. Place a piece of parchment paper cut to fit into the bottom of the pan. Then, cover the outside of the pan with a large piece of aluminum foil.
  2. Bring the cream cheese, sour cream and butter to room temperature and combine them in a bowl with a balloon whisk. Add one egg yolk and mix thoroughly. Then add the other egg yolk and mix.
  3. Sieve the cake flour into the bowl. Combine the mixture until there are no pockets of dry flour.
  4. Add the milk a little at a time and mix thoroughly. Be sure to bring the egg yolks and milk to room temperature also.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and mix. Finally, sieve the mixture into a bowl.
  6. Let’s make the meringue. Lightly beat the chilled egg whites with a hand mixer. Then, add the sugar in 3 steps and beat the egg white for a total of one and a half to two minutes. Avoid over-beating otherwise it’ll be difficult to combine the meringue and the egg yolk mixture, leading to more mixing and eventually breaking the foam.
  7. Just before the meringue is ready, switch to a balloon whisk and check its consistency. Beat until the meringue reaches a firm peak stage and has a glossy texture.
  8. Add one third of the meringue to the egg yolk mixture. Mix thoroughly. At this stage, you don’t need to worry about breaking the foam. Then, add another one third of the meringue. This time, gently mix and avoid breaking the foam.
  9. Finally, place all the egg yolk mixture into the bowl with the rest of the meringue. Like shown, lift the whisk from the bottom to gently combine the batter. Be sure not to break the foam. Mix until all of the white lumps of meringue have disappeared.
  10. Pour the batter into a pan and place it into a deep tray. The pan has a removable bottom so be sure to cover it with relatively thick aluminum foil to avoid wetting the cheesecake. If your aluminum foil is too thin, you should cover the cake pan with 2 or 3 layers, making absolutely sure to avoid any leakage.
  11. Slash the batter with a spatula to remove any air bubbles. Pour hot water into the tray about 2 cm deep.
  12. Place the cake pan into the preheated oven and bake at 160°C (320°F) for 10 minutes. Then, lower the temperature to 150°C (300°F) and bake for additional 40 to 50 minutes.
  13. Pierce the cake with a bamboo stick. If the stick is clean, it is ready. Remove and place the cake pan onto a cooling rack. Let it sit to cool and then chill the cake in the fridge for over 2 hours.
  14. Remove the soufflé cheesecake from the pan. Gently lift the bottom. Be careful not to damage the side of the cake. Run an icing spatula along the bottom. Remove the bottom of the pan and place the cheesecake onto a cutting board. Dampen the blade of a knife to help make a clean cut and cut a piece of cake.
  15. Place the souffle cheesecake onto a plate. Finally, coat the top with the apricot jam diluted with rum.
Recipe Notes
  • Be sure to bring the refrigerated items to room temperature before combining.
  • The refreshing aroma of lemon also goes great with the cheesecake. If you’re interested, add lemon zest to the batter after straining with a mesh strainer.
  • Alternatively, you can sprinkle icing sugar on top. It will be visually appealing and also delicious.
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