Cinnamon Coffee Cake

東京のお料理教室「vege vege vegeで習ったシナモンコーヒーケーキを焼きました!お菓子を焼くのはすご〜く久しぶりです。もともとベイキングは苦手分野。お友達のケーキ教室に通っていた時は時々焼いていたのですが、いらっしゃらなくなってからはすっかり焼かなくなりました。お料理はしなくてはいけないですが、ケーキは焼かない方が健康的には(特にわたくしのような体型だと。。。苦笑)良いですしね〜、あれば食べてしまいすし。と、そんなわけで、多分何年振りかで焼きました。お教室では先生が焼いてくださっていたのをいただいたので、デモも実習もなかったので少し心配でした、焼けて良かった!

I baked the “Cinnamon Coffee Cake” that I learned at the “vege vege vege” cooking class in Tokyo.  It’s been a long time since I baked anything last – I’m not very good at baking.  I did bake some things when I was taking a baking class run by a friend in Singapore but since she left I ‘ve done very little of it.  I sort of have to cook to be able to eat, but baking isn’t very good for me as I would eat it if I bake something.  Anyway, it’s been quite a few years since I baked any cake.  At the class the teacher baked it on the day before, so there was no actual baking together or any demonstration and we just ate it.  Thankfully, my attempt turned out well.

お茶の時間が少し遅くなっていたので、スタイリングもせずの写真です。次回は、もう少しましにスタイリングします。

As our tea time was being delayed I had no time to “style” the cake for the photos.  I’ll try next time.

 

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小さな型なので花びら2つ分ずつ夫と食べて、あっという間にほとんど半分。

My husband and I had 2 “petals” each, the cake is quite small so nearly a half is gone/

慌て者なのでシンガポールに戻る前に買わねばと慌ててオーダーしたら、ケーキの型が先生指定のもの(18センチ)より一周り小さくて(16センチ)、あちゃ〜〜〜、と思いましたが、先生にご相談して16センチで焼いてみました。生地を入れすぎて底が盛り上がってしまいぺたっと置けないのと、分厚くなった分焼き時間が足らず真ん中が生焼けだったので慌ててオーブンに戻して焼き足したりしましたが、なんとか焼けました。焼き時間が長くなったので先生のに比べてずいぶん色黒ですが(笑)、それはそれで香ばしくて美味しかったです。

I wanted to buy the tin for baking this in before I left Japan so I was sort of in a hurry to find one online and didn’t check properly.  The cake tin I got is a little smaller (16cm diameter) than the one the teacher used (18cm).  Oh dear…  After asking the teacher for her advice, I decided to use the smaller tin. I probably shouldn’t have used all the batter, as the bottom (the top when it’s being baked) expanded and the middle part was very high, so the cake doesn’t sit flat properly when put the right way up.  Also as that made the cake quite a lot thicker, it wasn’t cooked in the middle when the time was up and I had to put it back for an extra 10 minutes.  Still the end result was very good.  It is much darker than the teacher’s (because of extra baking time obviously) but I actually enjoyed the crispy texture and also the flavour.

 

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本当は冷まして冷蔵庫で冷やしていただくのですが、日曜日のお昼から焼いたのでちょうどお茶の時間に焼き上がり、粗熱をとったくらいの温かい状態でいただきました。中にはレーズン、ココアパウダー、グラニュー糖、シナモンパウダーが入っているのでシナモンの良い香りがします。当然、少し崩れたりはしましたが、わたしも夫も温かいケーキの方が好きですし、ふわっとして、お教室でいただいたものとは少し違っていましたが、ふわっとしたのも美味しかったです。明日は、しっかりしまった状態でいただきます。

You are supposed to let it cool, then let it get cold in the fridge before you cut it, but it was baked just around the time for tea today, so we decided to have it when it was still warm – we like warm cake anyway.  The filling is a mixture of raisins, cocoa powder, granulated sugar and cinnamon powder, so it has very nice cinnamon aroma.  Naturally, as it was still warm, it didn’t cut as cleanly as it would have but we really enjoyed the fluffy and nutty flavour.  We’ll enjoy it cold as we are supposed to tomorrow.

 

 

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