Expogast Cullinary Olympics – 2018

Chef Nicolas used the ROLKEM range of colours for his sugar art.

 

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Marshmallow Fluff Recipe

Ingredients:
300 gram Castor Sugar
20 gram Acti-White (Dehydrated sterilised egg white powder)
200 ml/gram of tap water at room temperature
5ml vanilla essence

Method:
1. Place all ingredients in the mixing bowl of your mixer (Kenwood or Kitchen Aid)

3. Stir with a spoon for about one to two minutes, until the castor sugar start to dissolve.

4. Attach the whisk of your mixer, and whisk this for between 15 to 20 minutes, on medium to high speed.

As easy as that!

The shelf life of this is about 3 months refrigerated, but, I have the problem that it disappears out of my fridge by itself, by forming little teaspoon marks in the bowl😀

This can be used in various ways to make your own “Sweetie pies” or as a topper for cupcakes, or even a topping on top of hot chocolate.

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How to bake a moist cake

You can substitute the oil and eggs called for in a cake mix by following the directions below: Omit eggs and oil and use ONLY the same amount of Mayonnaise as oil called for in the cake mix directions. You may need to adjust the amount of water. Start by adding a small amount of water and add more as needed to achieve a cake batter consistency, but do NOT exceed the amount called for in the directions.

This will ensure that your cake is moist and stays fresher for longer!

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Fun Facts and Substitutions

No cake flour on hand?

You can substitute this by using regular all-purpose flour and cornstarch. For each cup needed, start by adding 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to a 1-cup measuring cup; fill the cup with all-purpose flour and level the top.

Can I substitute all-purpose flour with self-raising flour?

Self-raising flour is not to be used interchangeably with all-purpose flour. The difference is that self-rising flour has baking powder already in it. If you want to substitute all-purpose for self-raising, you can add 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt to 1 cup all-purpose flour. To lower fat and calories in your cake, replace half of the oil with applesauce or yogurt. This will add moisture without adding fat.

Can I lower the calories in a cake?

To lower fat and calories in your cake, replace half of the oil with applesauce or yogurt. This will add moisture without adding fat.

Why do I have to use boiling water in chocolate cake recipes?

Ever wonder why chocolate cake recipes call for boiling liquid to be added to the batter? The hot liquid helps to release the flavors of the chocolate.

How do I measure the batter amount if I want to divide the batter in two?

If you’re baking a layer cake and can’t quite figure out how to divide the batter evenly between pans, you can stand a knife in each pan to see if the batter is measuring up to the same point. Most cake recipes can easily be converted to cupcakes.

Can I make cupcakes from a recipe that is for a cake?

The average cake recipe that would produce two 9-inch cakes should generally make enough batter for 24 to 36 cupcakes. Oven temperature should be kept the same, though baking time will change from anywhere between 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the recipe. You’ll have to keep an eye on them!

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Rolkem’s Lumo range: some facts worth knowing

Rolkem’s Lumo range: some facts worth knowing.

When you use it in cake batter and on icing and you shine a black light on it, it will glow. And above all, the product is 100% edible. It’s made with natural ingredients.

 

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