Saturday, July 4, 2009

Spekkoek Powder (or buy ready-made Rempah Lapis):

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder;
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder;
  • 1 teaspoon aniseed powder;
  • 1/2teaspoon nutmeg powder;
  • 1/2teaspoon cardamon powder;
  • 1/2teaspoon cloves powder
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners (icing) sugar
  • 150 gr flour
  • 225 gr butter, softened
  • 230 gr sugar
  • 10 large eggs, separated
  • pinch of salt

  • Cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer.
  • Beat in eggs yolks a few at a time. In another bowl, using clean beaters, beat the egg whites with the salt until stiff.
  • Fold into yolk mixture.
  • Fold in sieved flour.
  • Divide batter between two bowls.
  • Add the spice mixture to one bowl and mix in well.
  • Line the bottom of a buttered 9" (25 cm) round cake pan (or springform pan) with wax paper and butter the wax paper.
  • Pour about 1/2 cup of the spice batter into the pan, spreading to form a thin (about pancake thickness) layer.
  • Place pan under a preheated broiler (oven grill) for 2 minutes, or until the layer is firm and very lightly browned.
  • Spread 1/2 cup of the plain batter over the top and broil until firm.
  • Repeat layering and broiling until all batter is used.
  • Let cake cool, then remove from pan.
  • Sprinkle top with confectioners sugar.
  • Make Slices, serve in plate accompanying tea or coffee or even hot choco milk