Mummy came to visit 2 weekends ago at the very last minute. Baby sis went travelling so, mum didn’t wanna stay home alone. So, i told her to come down South for a short visit and she agreed readily. Ooh, happiness……..
I’m from a tight-knitted family. We’re all very close and love one another to death. Being away from the family is like eating only 2 course out of the 3 course meal. I’d live but i feel incomplete. I miss hanging out with them all the time. :(
Having mummy down for just 2 days was better than nothing. Once she confirmed her trip, i knew what i wanted to bake for her. :)
In fact, i had 4 bakes which i wanted to make, but seeing the 2 cakes was enough for mummy to put up the STOP sign. Hahaahaha!
“Too much, too much…“, she complained. So, 2 cakes it was. :)
Black Sesame & Black Bean Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Whole Chestnut
100g cream cheese
170g plain flour
20g oat bran
2-3 tbsp black sesame & black bean powder
2 tbsp black sesame
100g roasted chestnut, chopped
1. Line a 7″ baking tin with baking paper. Preheat oven to 170C.
2. Beat butter, cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3. Sift flour, baking powder. Fold them into butter mixture together with chestnut, black sesame powder and oat bran.
4. Spread batter into prepared tin. Bake in oven for 45-60 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
Because i was serving it to mummy — hi-tea style, i made an effort to pipe out some nice fresh cream on it and sprinkled it with green tea powder for better presentation. :)
WE LOVED IT!! I really do.. it’s so good that i kept 2 slices for my tea break the next day and i refused to share, meaning, i ate it only when the boys were away. Hahaha! (yes, i’m a selfish and greedy mom like that. :P)
Other than this Cream Cheese Pound Cake, i also baked Mixed Berries Cheesecake because she lovessssss cheesecake.
However, i find the recipe is rather mediocre (though others did think otherwise)…. hence, no recipe.