After a very good time in Paris, Paprika and I are back in Magyarország -Hungary- enjoying the ever charming Budapest…
Before I’m able to share more about our trip, here’s a little sweet I’ve made a couple of weeks ago in my kiwi kitchen.
In my little notepad I had scribbled lamington.
The initial idea I had in mind. An excuse to use the light and crisp coconut chips I had in the pantry.
From there the idea evolved into this cake that requires no baking.
A steam cake with a subtle coconut flavour frosted with a generous chocolate crème anglaise and topped with the delicate curls of coconut chips…
Coconut & Chocolate Steam Cakes (makes 6 little cakes)
120g rice flour
50g caster sugar
200ml coconut milk
4 egg whites
In a bowl mix together rice flour and sugar. Pour in coconut milk and and stir. In a separate bowl whip egg whites until firm peak. Fold gently in the flour mixture and combine to have an homogenous batter but still foamy. Grease well moulds with vegetable oil and pour the batter in (3/4 full). Steam for 25-30 minutes.
Chocolate crème (you will have more than needed for the cakes)
100ml coconut milk
50g dark chocolate
2 egg yolks
In a little sauce pan over low fire, warm coconut milk and chocolate. In a bowl, whip egg yolks and sugar until pale. Pour the hot chocolate and coconut milk over the eggs and keep on whipping. Pour the sauce back into the sauce pan and over low fire stir constantly until the sauce starts to thicken – between 5 to 10 minutes. When the desired consistency is obtained. Coat each cake with the crème and sprinkle on top the coconut chips.