Hokkaido Cake is a Japanese inspired chiffon pastry that is hugely popular in many Asian countries like Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. Anchor together with The French Baker launched the Hokkiado Cake at their Robinsons Magnolia branch. This is the first of a series called “Cakes of the World” that they will be introducing to the market. The cakes will be available in all French Baker branches starting Dec. 15, 2012 on a limited basis.
While waiting we were given some Almond Tuile and origami paper with hard to understand instructions (or maybe I’m just bad at it). I actually managed to make 2 crabs (that pink one is one of them) and 1 turtle.
They used Anchor Butter and Anchor Whipping Cream as well as other fresh and quality ingredients. They mixed and whipped all the ingredients carefully to make the mixture of the Hokkaido Cake.
After mixing was done, it was time to scoop, to keep all the air in, them into the baking cups in preparation for baking.
After 12 minutes in the oven this golden square pastry is ready to be finished.
Each pastry is piped with fresh cream mixture until just a little bit peeks out, then confectioners’ sugar is dusted on top, perhaps an ode to Hokkaidosnowing in winter.
We had a little lunch whipped up by their kitchen, although they are not avaialble in their menu yet. A crab stick salad, prawn bisque, followed by what they called Fillet Mignon(it actually os more of a rib eye though) and a plate of French Macarons, of which I centered on the orange/chocolate one which was delicious.
The last and most exciting thing was a piece of the Hokkaido Cake, which they jazzed up with some fresh fruits.I scooped a bit of the cake which you could actually eat directly from the baking cup, manipulating it like origami. It’s light and fluffy chiffon cake, lightly sweetened by the powder sugar and complimented by the luscious cream in the middle. It’s like opening up a gift on Christmas morning.
The Hokkaido Cake will be available in all French Baker branches starting Dec. 12, 2012 for a limited time. The Hokkaido Cake will be priced at P65 each and comes in a dainty little container. Buy a box of 5 and get it at only P295and it also comes in a nice box and carrier, perfect to give away this holiday season. The cake should be kept in the fridge as much as possible but can survive about 3 hours outside it.
So hurry and get a taste of this wonderful treat so it stays permanently on The French Baker’s product list.
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