Friday, January 23, 2009

Banh Bo Nuong (Honey Comb Cake)

This is the Vietnamese honey comb cake. It is sweet and chewy. The edges are crispy. It have the aroma of the coconut milk and pandan flavor. Tu can eat half a cake all by himself in an hour! This is a good breakfast item as it soften after microwave. Great with coffee too!


-2 cups tapioca starch
-200 ml thick coconut milk/cream (200ml = 1/2 can)
-3/4 cup sugar
-6 large eggs
-2 1/2 tsp baking powder (single acting, use Alsa or create your own with 2 tsp cream tartar + 1 tsp baking powder)
-2 pandan leaves and 1/2 tsp extract

1) Bring the coconut milk, sugar, and pandan leaves to boil. Add in the pandan extract and leave to cool. Sprain the mixture.
2) Sift the starch and baking powder together.
3) Turn on the over and preheat to 350' F. Brush some oil on the pan and heat the pan in the over for 3-5 minutes. Keep it hot until use.
4) Use a fork to stir the eggs. Remember to stir just enough to homogenize the whites and yolks.
5) Add in the coconut syrup and give it a few stir. Then sift in the tapioca mixture. Mix everything together with fork until smooth. Now Strain it in the heated pan.
6) Bake at 350'F for about 45 minutes, until golden. Turn off oven and let cake sit in there for another minute before taking it out.
7) Let it cool for a little before cutting.


Kimngan said...

Hello Ch3rri-blossoms
Kim rat thich mon banh bo nuong cua chi.Nhung chi co the cho Kim xin cai cong thuc lam banh nay bang tieng viet duoc khong? Xin cam on Ch3rri nhe

ch3rri said...

Sorry Kim,

I can not write in Vietnamese. I only know the name of the cake but not able to write in Vietnamese.

Lan said...

Hi ch3rri I tried this and it came out looking okay, but the cake was really chewy, I don't remember the texture being that chewy. Do you know what might have gone wrong?

ch3rri said...

This cake is chewy because it's made with tapioca starch only. I thought his cake is always chewy. But of course it should not be super chewy. If you want it not too chewy, you should add in some rice flour. Let me experiment with some rice flour. Will post later.