Orange chiffon cake

Job well done! Chiffon cake took me so long to learn how to make. Simply because if you can't get the technique of folding right, say goodbye to the beautiful spongelike springy texture. The smell of the orange, especially when it is in the oven, is literally breathtaking...

The story behind the chiffon cake is one of friendship and a hell lot of perseverance. In short, I promised my friend I'll bake her a pandan chiffon cake, because it was one of the few food that she eats, on the rare times that she does eat. So I tried a grand total of 5 times, before finally succeeding into a reasonably acceptable one. All in one sitting.
That is how I can now make a decent tasty chiffon cake 2 years on. As Thomas Edison puts it,
"I've not failed, I've succeeded in finding out 100 different ways in which it will not work."
something very exciting might be happening. i might be given a chance to bake for the old folks at the SWAMI home. if that does happen, i think i finally found a purpose. it would make me veryveryvery happy...


wilfred said...

Incredible posts, to be honest, when i clicked on this link i thought it was going to be just another 'food blog' done by a person who wants to cook but only understands cooking on the most basic level and not the feelings,emotions and exertions that go into cooking. i am sorely impressed by the insight gained in cooking for you. Cooking is not just following a recipe, its all in the planing and thinking, the buying of ingredients, love for the person or people the food is going to and finally execution.Every dish created,like you said has a story and a meaning.
Your blog is an inspiration for the common cook and even for a person like me who cooks professionally. i certainly hope that the world of food will continue to inspire and teach you many things. A truly inspirational blog. You can find me at my email address.Hope to talk to you personally soon.

christine said...

I see that you’re interested and fascinated in food stuffs. This is a good blog! You see, we have this food site Foodista.com (http://www.foodista.com) that is a food and cooking encyclopedia that everyone and anyone can edit. Maybe you are interested in sharing some of recipes to us or share your knowledge about food stuffs and techniques,Or maybe you just like to write reviews about food, restaurant and recipes...why don't you
visit us sometimes, if it's food you're interested in, then we are interested in you. Don't hesitate to check us out.

I hope to see you there.