Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Its durian season again. Durian is widely known as the "king of fruits" in
South East Asia. Durian fruit contains a high amount of sugar, and is
a good source of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, hence recommend
ing to minimise its consumption.
Traditional Chinese medicine consider the durian fruit to have warming
properties liable to cause producing heat after consuming durian. An
alternative method to counteract this is to eat the durian in accompaniment
with mangoesteen ,the"queen of fruits" which is considered to have
cooling properties.
We overbought durian fruits last night because they were cheap. I have
to keep the remainder in the refrigerator so to bake durian cake today.

Ingredients for Durian Walnut cake
180 grams self-raising flour
180 grams butter
150 grams sugar
120 grams durian flesh -mashed
4 eggs
100 grams walnuts-chopped
1/4 cup of milk
pinch of salt

Scrape the durian flesh from the seeds and leave a side. Separate
egg whites from the yolks. Beat egg whites till light and fluffy.
Cream butter, sugar till light and creamy. Add egg yolk one at a
time. Beat well after each yolk.
Fold in mashed durian into egg yolk mixture. Mix well.
Add in the milk. Fold in frothy egg whites. Then fold in the flour.
Lastly add in the chopped walnuts.
Pour mixture into greased tin. Bake in preheated oven at 180
degree about one hour.

Durian walnut cake is baked just in time for tea at 3pm.