Tuesday, February 2, 2010

APAM (STEAMED CAKE)

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This apam is very challenging to make since it used yeast and must be kept for one hour or more, sometime it doesn't rise at all so it becomes just like unleavened bread which is hard and sticky. So do check the yeast whether it is still active if not just discard it. Another guide is that the water in the steamer should be boiling before steaming, recommended the lid to be covered with clean cloth to avoid water dripping onto the steamed cake.

INGREDIENTS

3 cups all purpose flour
5 tablespoons rice flour
2 and 3/4 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 and 1/2 tablespoons instant yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 teaspoon sugar
food colouring
cake pan 10 inches diameter oiled

TOPPING
1 cup grated coconut (white part only)
a pinch of salt

METHOD

1. Boil 2 and 3/4 cups of water and sugar until dissolved. Cool.

2. In a bowl, combine yeast, warm water and a teaspoon sugar until frothy about 10 minutes.

3. Put flour and rice flour into a mixing bowl. Make a well in the center, pour the yeast mixture.

4. Gradually add the syrup and food colouring, mix until well incorporated. Rest for one hour or until double the size.

5. Fill water in the steamer, cook until boiling and wrap the lid with clean cloth.

5. Pour the batter onto oiled cake pan and steam for 40 minutes or until a tester inserted comes out clean.

6. Steam the coconut of which salt is added for few minutes.

7. Remove the cake pan and place it into a pan filled with water to hasten the cooling process.

9. When completely cool, slice with sharp knife and top with grated coconut.

25 comments:

priya said...

looks so yummy n tempting, dear!

Devi Meyyappan said...

Nice Appam!!.. wow, looks good.. I've never tried appam this way..!!

Preethi Rajeev said...

Wow it looks colorful and yummy, haven't tried appam with all purpose flour.

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Sarah Naveen said...

Simply superb!!! nice recipe..

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow! this is an interesting cake recipe:) looks so good too:)

Siddhi S said...

wow this steamed cake luks very soft n yummy...nice eggless recipe, nice way of preparing with yeast, vl try ti surely now, thnx for sharing

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♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi Kak..Love is at ur dining! Pls pass me some! hehehe ;)

Take care n hv a nice day!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very new recipe. looks good.

Soma Pradhan said...

Lovely Steam cake...Healthy tooo

PJ said...

very good info about apam.. this dish is new to me, looks very delicious!

Gita said...

Very new and interesting appam with yeast...love the color of this appam :)

Sushma Mallya said...

This apam is quiet differnt from what i thought it to be...but seriously very unique and very innovative one...way of doing it is really good...nice click too and thanks for sharing...

Watierman, rmanbkr said...

Wow ..its been a while since I made apam...can I have some too!!

Nandini said...

Awesome! Never tried appam this way.

Nida said...

So attractive.... especially the colour..:)

Priya said...

Awesome appam, quite a new appam from me too..

Akal's Saappadu said...

sounds delicious, this is something to new to try!! nice recipe!!!

Babli said...

Apam is a new dish for me. Looks delicious and tempting. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Thanks so much my dear friends for your kind words...keep them coming...

Malar Gandhi said...

Appam sounds perfect and comforting...I will never get tired eating it again and again, luv it:)

Sowmya said...

hi dear...first time here....
you've got a really nice space n i love your template..of course your posts too...very versatile..
Apam looks yummy n nice texture!have a great time...

s said...

Great looking appam..esp with the colourful twist!

Gulmohar said...

I just love this, but my version is quite different. This sounds interesting.
What a lovely and creative space you have here :-)

jayasri said...

wow, what a innovative idea, looks great, I must try this definitely some time..,

SriLekha said...

wow! that's looking yummy!

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