japanese strawberry shortcakeI can spend hours standing infront of the bakeries in Tokyo, just wow-ing at their cake decoration and “stealing” ideas from them.

One of the cakes that I’d been trying to do well is the Japanese strawberry shortcake. I have not been able to master the skills of making a pretty strawberry shortcake… and so here goes… my third attempt.  This time, I have decided to use the recipe from Bisous A Toi.. I’m a silent, but loud fan of hers (whatever I mean)… Her recipes are awesome.. meaning they are accurate,  sweetness is always just nice and texture, just fantastic. Of course, this did not disaapoint as well.

 

Ingredients strawberry shortcake

Cotton Cake

-145g low protein flour (cake flour)
– 15g corn flour
– 1 egg
– 5 egg yolks – whisk lightly with a fork
– 150g unsalted butter
-65g fresh milk
5 egg white
100g castor sugar
1/4 tsp salt

食材 (棉花蛋糕)

低筋/蛋糕粉 145克
粟粉 15克
鸡蛋 1颗
蛋黄 5颗,略打散
无盐黄油 150克
鲜奶 65克
蛋白 5颗
绵白糖 100克
盐 1/4 小匙

Directions/方法

– Preheat oven 160C.. grease and line ur 7 or 8″ baking pan (I used a 7″ pan).. wrap bottom of ur baking pan with aluminium (I wrapped 3 layers!)
烤箱预热至160摄氏度。7 或 8寸烤盘抹油,铺上烘焙纸 (我用了7寸)。底部裹上锡纸 (我过了3层!)
– Heat butter and milk till warmish.. do not let it boil ok.. switch off heat and add in sifted flour and corn flour.. mix using wooden spatula
黄油和鲜奶加热(温热即可)。不可沸腾。熄火,筛入面粉和粟粉。用木制刮刀拌匀
– Transfer to a bigger bowl and add in ur egg yolks and 1 egg.. continue to mix till smooth
倒入大的容器中,加入鸡蛋和蛋黄。拌匀
– In another bowl.. whisk egg white till frothy.. add in salt and add in sugar in 3 addition.. whisk till soft peak
另一个容器中将蛋白打发至起泡,加入盐。糖分3次加入,打至软性状态
– Pour 1/3 of egg white mixture into ur egg/butter mixture.. fold in gently.. pour the rest and continue to mix gently.. (same manner as when ur baking chiffon cake.. cotton cheesecake)
将三分之一蛋白霜拌入蛋黄/黄油糊。小心翻拌,然后将剩余蛋白霜拌入(和预备戚风蛋糕步骤一样)
– Pour batter into baking pan and bake it au bain marie method for abt 45 mins (it was 45 mins for me indeed)
 面糊倒入烤盘,水浴法烤45分钟 (我烤了45分钟)
Stabilised whipped cream
– 2 tsp gelatin powder
– 8 tsp cold water
– 2 cup whipping cream, cold
– 1/2 cup icing sugar
– 1 tsp vanilla
奶油霜食材
鱼胶粉 2小匙
冷水 8小匙
淡奶油(冷)2杯
糖霜 1/2 杯
香草精 1小匙
Directions/方法
– Chill mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 10 minutes
容器和打蛋器冷冻10分钟
– Put the cold water in a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the surface of the water and let stand for 5 minutes
冷水放入奶锅,将鱼胶粉撒上。放置5分钟
– Place the saucepan over low heat and stir constantly with a wooden spoon just until the gelatin dissolves
奶锅用温火加热,用木勺不停搅拌至鱼胶粉融化
– Remove the saucepan from the heat and cool to room temperature
奶锅离火,待凉至室温
– Remove mixing bowl and beaters from freezer. In the mixing bowl, combine the whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla and whip until slightly thickened
将容器和打蛋器从冷冻库取出。加入淡奶油、糖和香草精打至稍硬性
– while beating slowly, gradually pour the gelatin into the whipped cream mixture. Then whip the mixture at high speed until slightly stiff
转至低速,慢慢加入鱼胶粉糊,拌入后,转高速打至硬性状
Simple sugar syrup
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 1/4 cup water
糖浆
糖 1/4杯
水 1/4 杯
Directions/方法

– In a medium saucepan combine the sugar and water
奶锅加入糖和水
– Bring the water to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved
煮至沸腾,不停搅拌直到糖融化为止
– Remove from the heat and allow to cool
离火、待凉备用

*250g punnet of strawberries
草莓 250克

Assembling/组合

– Reserve a handful of strawberries (the prettiest ones!) for decorating the top of the cake
草莓挑出一些较漂亮的草莓以装饰备用
– Dice the remaining strawberries into small cubes (I chose to slice the strawberries breath wise). Macerate them in a little sugar and set aside
剩余的草莓切丁 (我将草莓从宽处切片)。用一点糖将其浸软
– Slice the sponge cake horizontally into three layers (i used only 2 layers)
将蛋糕体分成3层 (我将蛋糕破成2层)
– Place one sponge layer cut-side up on a cake board and lightly brush the surface with the  simple syrup
在一片蛋糕体上抹上糖浆
– Spread a thin layer of whipped cream over the cake layer and arrange the strawberry cubes over the surface
涂抹一层薄薄的的奶油霜,将草莓丁摆在上方
– Spread a thin layer of whipped cream over the strawberries (I piped the whipped cream)
盖上一层奶油霜 (我将奶油用裱花袋裱上)
–  Brush the cut-side of the second layer with the simple syrup and place it over the first layer (repeat this step if you are making 3 layer cake)
在第二层蛋糕体抹上糖浆,将其摆放在第一层蛋糕体上 (如果做3层蛋糕,此步骤重复多一次)
– Frost the sides and top of the cake with the remaining whipped cream. return to fridge to chill for thirty minutes.
用剩余的奶油霜涂抹在蛋糕周围和上方。冷藏30分钟
– Using the leftover cream, pipe the cream as decoration. Chill in fridge for cream to set for an hour or so. Garnish with the reserved strawberries (sliced in halves).
您可将剩余的奶油裱到蛋糕体上做为装饰。冷藏1小时,好让奶油稳固。在摆上之前挑选出的草莓(切半)即可
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(5) Comments

  • Bisous A Toi (July 29, 2013)

    I\’m glad you liked it! Well done!
    Rgds Rima

  • kha wei (July 22, 2014)

    can i have Chinese recipes???

    • Victoria Bakes (July 22, 2014)

      Hi Kha Wei, i have only recently started dual language blogging and these are the older recipes which i have yet to start translating. if you need it in chinese now, may i suggest you try out https://translate.google.com.sg. it may be faster that way.

      thanks.

  • Mel (October 21, 2014)

    Ooh……. strawberry shortcake my favourite!!! Ive used Rima\’s recipe too and I have been loving it eversince…….it is so delicious and yummy! I bet whoever tasted a slice from you would ask for second….

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