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Re: Mummy Jennifer: New member reporting

Post by Jennifer » Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:27 pm

jjxy mum wrote:
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jjxy mum wrote:my boy also now napping on sofa too after taking freshly baked butter cake.

Jen, I need your advice on how to bake a decent cake..


paiseh paiseh.

butter cake I like too.

Piling on too much butter on myself lately, hahaha


Is my 1st time baking it, but the middle is not cook whereas outside is turning charred. :sad: can advice ?


1. baking tin size correct?
2. temperature too high?
3. oven rack too high?

Can post the recipe here?

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Re: Mummy Jennifer: New member reporting

Post by jjxy mum » Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:33 pm

Image
250g butter
1cup sugar
3 eggs
2.5 cup self raising flour
2/3 cup milk
Bake 1 hr at 180degree
(But I removed it at 45 mins as it getting charred)

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Re: Mummy Jennifer: New member reporting

Post by Imami » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:21 pm

Jennifer wrote:I suspect our sofa has a napping spell.

This morning ah boy and elder boy both woke up at 6.30am

After lunch, ah boy lied on the sofa, fell asleep.

Now elder boy also asleep on the sofa.

Whenever I lay on the sofa, I also feel like napping.

Hubby definitely napped on this sofa, esp after he reads a few pages of his storybooks.

:laugh: nice. Show us the picture so that we can get the same one for our home!

Now, I suspect the problem is because the tv is not on when either of u are on the sofa?

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Re: Mummy Jennifer: New member reporting

Post by Imami » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:26 pm

jjxy mum wrote:Image
250g butter
1cup sugar
3 eggs
2.5 cup self raising flour
2/3 cup milk
Bake 1 hr at 180degree
(But I removed it at 45 mins as it getting charred)

I m no baking expert but I thought one hour seems too long and 180deg seems too low.

I am very bad, I don't follow baking instruction. Because my oven isn't the "proper baking oven", so I just observe while the baking is going on and adjust the heat accordingly.

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Re: Mummy Jennifer: New member reporting

Post by Jennifer » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:26 pm

From the pic, I suspect the baking tin is too small.


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Re: Mummy Jennifer: New member reporting

Post by Jennifer » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:28 pm

To bake a big cake, lower the temp to 160 deg c in order to bake for an hour.

Your cake also cracked. Is the centre also raised up?

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Re: Mummy Jennifer: New member reporting

Post by Jennifer » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:31 pm

I dun bake with 250g butter cake, too big portion for our family. I usu. do 125g butter recipe.

So I am not in the position to advise what could hv gone not right for your butter cake.

Think Fun wld b able to give u a more accurate diagnosis.

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Re: Mummy Jennifer: New member reporting

Post by jjxy mum » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:41 pm

Jennifer wrote:To bake a big cake, lower the temp to 160 deg c in order to bake for an hour.

Your cake also cracked. Is the centre also raised up?


Jen, I got the recipe from one of the website, the centre raised, but middle is still damp. I think the rack and temp were too high, should have lowered it.
Maybe a rectangular tin works better :?

Imami, I also like to adjust the temp too while baking.

but not to bad, my kids still enjoy my trial cake.

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/19421/butter+cake

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Re: Mummy Jennifer: New member reporting

Post by Jennifer » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:57 pm

The recipe calls for a 8cm depth 19cm square tin. What is your round tin size?

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Re: Mummy Jennifer: New member reporting

Post by jjxy mum » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:15 pm

Jennifer wrote:The recipe calls for a 8cm depth 19cm square tin. What is your round tin size?


Mine is 19 cm in diameter, 5cm depth.
But I also never some of steps, we poured everything & my kids start to mix it manually.

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