Pandan is taking Europe by storm!
The humble Pandan has made its way into Europe and is delighting tastebuds and inspiring creativity.
We are absolutely loving this beautiful cake recipe shared by Silviya Millar from London, UK. Her 'Pandan Tres Leches' looks really good and the recipe has been modified from what is known as a Tres Leches cake. This is a uniquely traditional Latin American cake, primarily in Mexico and Nicaragua, with roots in the old country (Europe). For Pandan Lovers, we will soak up anything pandan, so this Asian Fusion recipe is something that we want to try!
What is 'Tres Leches'?
'Tres leches' cake literally means 'three milks' cake in Spanish. It goes by other names as well, such as pastel de tres leches, torta de tres leches, bizcocho de tres leches or pan tres leches.
It is essentially a sponge cake, and in some recipes it is made as a butter cake, soaked in three kinds of milk (hence its name) - evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream.
Recipe for Pandan Tres Leche
Recipe from @silviyamillar
Ingredients (for milk sauce): * 120ml condensed milk * 250ml full cream milk * 60ml heavy cream or whipping cream * 1 teaspoon @my.blue.tea Pandan powder **Whisk all ingredients together and store in a jug in the fridge for later use.
Tip: The Pandan powder will sink to the bottom after a while. Just whisk with a hand whisk before use.
Alternatively, we have Pandan Extract
Ingredients (for cream): * 200ml heavy or whipped cream
* 1 tsp @my.blue.tea Pandan powder * 50g icing sugar ** Whisk these ingredients and store in a piping bag in the fridge until ready to use.
Tip: You can omit the sugar if you wish.
Ingredients (for sponge cake): * 120g cake flour * 1 tsp baking powder * 4 eggs * 100g castor sugar * 1 tsp @my.blue.tea Pandan powder
On the left is the traditional Tres Leche cake. You can also get creative and use @my.blue.tea Coconut Powder to make a Coconut Tres Leche - just sprinkle with shredded coconut or Gula Melaka/palm sugar for an added zest!
(1) Beat the eggs in a stand mixer or by hand until it forms peaks. Add in the sugar and whip again until it’s foamy. (2) Sift the flour, Pandan powder and baking powder. (3) Add this in small increments to the whipped mixture of eggs and sugar. Do this bit as gently as you can so that the bubbles do not disappear.
(4) Line your baking tin with parchment paper and bake in a pre-heated oven at 170-175 centigrade for 30 minutes. (5) Let the sponge cake cool on a rack. Once cool, cut the sponge in half so you have two smaller sponges. Trim off any brown bits on the surface. (6) Place the sponge that will be the bottom layer in a baking tin (don’t use a springform tin as it will leak) and poke holes using a toothpick. (7) Get your milk sauce that you made earlier and pour this gently into the bottom layer of sponge - using only half of the sauce. (8) Now you can pipe in half of the cream that you had prepared earlier onto the surface of the bottom layer. (9) Place your top layer gently onto the bottom layer and finish by piping the rest of the cream. Garnish with dried blue pea flowers.
(10) Store in the fridge until ready to serve. (11) To serve, pour a bit of the milky pandan sauce onto each slice for a truly lush and moist cake. (12) Enjoy with a hot cup of Butterfly Pea flower tea from My Blue Tea.
It's tea o'clock!
"Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly. - Alice in Wonderland
Any time of the day is tea o'clock at My Blue Tea, and we have our range of beautiful teas for every occasion and visit. We are enchanted by these precious, delicate teacups and saucers. Can you believe that each piece is 100 years old?!
Our range of teas from My Blue Tea served in these beautiful heirloom pieces.
An heirloom is more than just a highly-valued object that has belonged in a family for generations - it is full of memories, stories, sentiments, hopes and dreams. It is a reminder of the journeys each generation experienced, and gives the next generation a sense of identity and belonging. You can spend an entire afternoon just listening to the story of a single teacup. And what better way to enjoy that than to have a peaceful cup of blue tea while listening?
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