I love the look of the butter cake.
I haven't baked a butter cake for a long, long, long time.
B'cos there wasn't a demand for it!
My recipe is almost, almost similar to Mrs Ng's.
But I decided to try hers!
All went well except for............
There's a story behind the disastrous result!
Shame on me, playing the blame game!
But it wasn't entirely disastrous!
It tasted good....soft.....flavourful.....and
my hubby says it's good!
Oh yes! The story:
It always happens when the phone rings at the moment when you are doing something that requires some focus! Well, it did happen to me! Just as I was cranking up my oven to preheat, the phone rang!
Okay, it's only preheating, no harm done? But it did! My oven temperature was preheated at 220 deg C!
I only realised that something was wrong when the cake began to smell nice after a mere 5 minutes!
A quick check showed an almost brown top! My eyes shifted to the temperature knob! Oh my gosh! I couldn't believe what a boo-boo I had done! Barely ten minutes in the oven, I took the risk, quick as lightning, I slipped in an aluminium foil to cover the top. Whew! Saved by the gong, I thought so!
Alas, when it was almost time to put in the skewer to check, to my horror, the top of the cake was stuck to the foil. Very gingerly, I tried to remove it but I snagged the top. Grrrrrrr..... I was angry with myself!
Just look at those "fault" lines! Haha! Fortunately no tsunami!
After a bite, I was appeased!
Standing tall and proud?
My thanks to Wendy for sharing and if you are reading this, please send my compliments to Mrs NgSK.