Introduction to Chiffon Cakes

Chiffon cakes were invented by Henry Baker in the early 1900’s he kept the recipe a secret for 2 decades before he sold it to Betty Crocker (General Mills) in 1947.  General Mills published the recipe, here is a link to the original http://researchingfoodhistory.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/chiffon-cake-new-sponge-cake-in-1948.html. Chiffon cakes are normally baked in a tube pan like this: You can purchase tube pans from […]

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Dan Tart with shortcrust pastry

Chinese Egg Tarts using Christine’s recipe: http://en.christinesrecipes.com/2009/03/cantonese-egg-tarts-recipe.html I have tried baking these using ready rolled puff pastry and it works just as well, although the puff takes a bit longer to cook. The secret to these tarts is the oven temperature.  I have found that baking these using the bottom heat only ption without the fan function is best.  I […]

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