How to use Kaffir Lime Leaf Powder to bake Beautiful Cake?
When we was first introduced to Kaffir Lime it was of course in as Kaffir Lime curry and we fell in love with it! Hence we bought a plant and it is still going strong for the last 6 years.
And we also experimented with the Kaffir Lime Leaf Powder mix in mayonnaise and added some Blue Butterfly Pea Powder plus some lemon juice into it, viola a beautiful "Kaffir Lime Leaf Mayonnaise Dip". Beautiful purple dip! It's yummy and different. You can dip with anything BBQ or Fish & Chips.
Kaffir Lime Leaf is usually used in savoury dishes ie curries, soups etc. However, we learnt that Patisserie Chefs love to use Kaffir Lime Leaf in desserts especially in tarts. Here is a recipe on Kaffir Lime Leaf Angel Cake - try it today!
KAFFIR LIME LEAF ANGEL FOOD CAKE For 4 Person(s)
INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE
• 1 Cup Flour (Preferably Cake Flour) • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar (Superfine Works Best) • 10 Egg Whites At Room Temperature • 1/4 tsp to 1/2 tsp - MY BLUE TEA - Kaffir Lime Leaf Powder • 1 tsp Cream of Tartar • 1/4 tsp Salt • 1 tsp Vanilla
Kaffir Lime Powder Dip
INGREDIENTS FOR SYRUP
• 1/2 Cup Sugar
• 3 Lime Juice
• 1/2 Cup Almonds or pecans (your choice)
METHOD : CAKE
In a separate bowl sift the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt a few times.
This is why the super fine sugar works best (if you don't have any, put the sugar in your food processor and pulse until fine).
In a mixer, beat the egg whites and vanilla on medium until frothy.
Add the cream of tartar; beat at high speed beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining 1 cup of sugar a little at a time beat on high until stiff peaks form. Combine the dried kaffir lime leaf powder to the flour mixture.
Divide this mixture into 3 parts and sprinkle one part at a time over the egg white mix and gently fold in until just incorporated.
Repeat with the other two parts of your flour mixture.
Pour into an ungreased 10 inch angel food cake pan with removable bottom (don't use a stick pan!).
Bake at 350 for about 35 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from oven and invert onto a coke bottle to cool.
When completely cooled--cut around sides of pan with a knife blade long enough to reach the bottom of the pan to loosen, lift out the removable bottom with the cake on it , cut around bottom between pan and cake - loosen and remove.
Place cake on plate bottom side up.
Kaffir Lime Leaf Angel Cake
* Combine the sugar and 3 tablespoon lime juice in small sauce pan. Over medium heat stir until the sugar dissolves.
* Brush this syrup over the cake and quickly press the chopped nuts onto the cake.
* Drizzle: 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon lime juice.
* Drizzle over the top of the cake.
Butterfly Pea Flower Tea & Blue Herbal Tea - have a cup of Blue Tea with your Kaffir Lime Leaf Angel Cake. Perfect!