I have to ensure that all the mixture were well-mixed and u noe how much time is needed and how much strength is required to continuously stir the mixture in one-way circular motion with your bare hand? When it grows ticker, ur effort has to b doubled, perhaps tripled. It aint easy. Our nenek last time must have a strong pair of arms, weren't they?
It was Kek Belacan that I baked. The raw materials worth half a hundred ringgit. 250g of Horlicks, a tablesppon of Ovalet, a can of Seri Kaya, 1 cup of sugar, 8 eggs, 1 and half cup of wheat flour, a can of skimmed milk, did I miss anything? Owh ya, browning sugar and cocoa powder which the latter I have forgotten to pour into the mixture.
Gosh, this part was hilarious. After I have done adding in the correct amount of wheat flour to the mixture, I found it wasnt thick at all and I cleverly decided to add in some more.. Not until everying was added, it was as thick as God-knows-how-thick. Hahaha..
Fine with my flagging am after stirring the thick gravy for nearly 30 minutes or so.. Next funny thing was that, I could not find the baking tin. I ended up pouring the mixture into the rice pot. The thick rice pot and placed it inside the steamer. Do not laugh yet!
After about 2 hours, I enthusiatically ran to the kitchen to check on my cake. It was steaming hot when I took the cap off the steamer. Then, when I poked the cake with a bamboo stick, it was still cold and owh gosh, sticky-muggy wet.. My bad! I then increased the heat to its max an after nearly 6 hours, my cake was ready. I dared not to try it not until the next morning.
Nahh.. It was a nice Kek Belacan though I have forgotten the cocoa powder. Not really satistying but a good one for the first-timer.. Haha.. I love it to be served chilled.. Still it is quite moist despite the extra wheat flour that I have added.
Anyway, it wasnt solely done by me actually. Some credit err some blame maybe (just kidding) should go to my mum for she guided me through. Haha.. Hey, cake-baking is as easy as 1, 2, 3 or A,B,C.. I will try another recipe when I am home this Nov..