Orange Peel Chiffon Cake

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My baking group of friends have been buying Chinese recipe books. Every other time, they will produce beautiful bakes from those Chinese books. So that tempted me to buy some Chinese books when I was in Taipei recently. Even though I might not be able to understand all the words, I know I can rely on some of my friends for the translation. Heehee...

Most of the bakers would have owned this book, took me so long to get one now. Recommended by my baking kaki and some other bloggers too. Here is my first bake from her book - 手作花样威风蛋糕 by Noriko Ozawa.
chiffon_orangepeel03 Recipe for Orange Peel Chiffon Cake, modified from 手作花样威风蛋糕 by Noriko Ozawa (translation based on my limited knowledge)
(Makes a 20cm/8" chiffon cake)

Ingredients:
180g Egg whites (approx. 5 eggs)
80g Caster sugar
10g Cornflour

70g Egg yolks (approx. 5 eggs)
60g Water
60g Vegetable oil
90g Cake flour
1 1/2tsp Orange extract
50g Orange Peel, cut into smaller pieces
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Method:

1. In a mixing bowl, add in egg yolks, extract, water and oil. Add in the cake flour. Using a whisk mix till the mixture is well incorporated and smooth. Add in the orange peel and mix well.
2. In another mixing bowl of egg whites, whisk the egg whites till foamy. Then add in 1/3 of the sugar mix with corn flour.
3. Continue beating the whites until glossy. Add in another one 1/3 of the sugar and flour.
4. When it's thicker, add in the remaining sugar and beat till stiff peak, or until fine and glossy.
5. Take one third of the meringue and add into the egg batter. Fold well.
6. Pour the batter into the remaining egg whites and fold to incorporate thoroughly.
7. Pour the batter into a prepared tube pan.
8. Bake in a preheated oven of 160C for 45mins.
9. Invert the chiffon cake pan and let it cool totally before slicing and serving.
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Taipei - Eat, Play, Love (Food)

Interestingly, the street foods in Taipei seemed to be reasonably cheap and tasted good. Even though their Taiwanese food was popular, we were so tempted by the wide variety of Japanese cuisine available. They are really value for money! It's a pity we didn't get to try more popular food when we were there. However, we'll plan another trip again! Taiwan, I'll be back for more! ;)

Specialty rice dumpling.
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Chives pan-fried bun
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Black pork Taiwanese sausage
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Oyster Mee Sua
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Spicy Hotpot (麻辣火鍋)
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Street food - Cold chicken pack
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 Street food - 滷味
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Matcha red bean crepe
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Street food - 水煎包
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滷肉飯
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高記蟹黃小籠包
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Glass noodles with chicken
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Spicy wanton
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Smoothie House 思慕昔 Super Mango snowflake ice with mango ice cream
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Agnes b cafe- Pineapple drink & Rose cafe latte
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Squid ramen at Eslite food court
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Thai Salmon salad
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Breakfast - carrot cake, sandwich and egg biscuit
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Pork bento set at 金瓜石
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Handmade taro, sweet potato and green tea balls
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Danish burger for breakfast
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Egg biscuit with pork
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Street food - Quail eggs at Old Street
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Street food - Fried pork cutlet
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Street food - 大腸包小腸
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Street food - Grilled flavoured scallops
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Herbal pork soup
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Street food - 麻辣涼麵
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Street food - Honey bittergourd juice
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Japanese food at Shin Kong Mitsuobushi food court
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Convenient store drinks - Milk coffee and milk tea
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Famous Le Yi pineapple tarts
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Taipei- Eat, Play, Love (Scenery)

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Some people just didn't believe that I've not been Taiwan. I've requested my spouse to bring me to Taipei on several occasions but he just brushed it away and said that there is nothing much in Taipei to see. >_<

So the opportunity came when I was discussing about travelling with a colleague, D. She travels to Japan, Korea and Taiwan every other year and is very familiar with these countries. So I 'bugged' her to bring me to Taipei. We started sourcing for cheap airfares, accommodation and I left the itinerary planning to her.

Finally, the long awaited day came and we left for our holiday. Yippee! However, this trip was not totally smooth sailing. Our Scoot flight to Taipei was delayed for about 1.5hours before it took off in the early morning. Then our Airbnb host was late for about 2.5hours! We were already so tired after our red-eye flight. And in the middle of the holiday, I was taken ill! Urrghh! So upsetting!

Fortunately, due to her good planning, we covered those interesting places. I had a great time trying out their foods, did some sight-seeing and did a lot of buying. Needless to say, I'll be back to Taiwan again...in the future! Thank you D!

Our Airbnb room for two. Can accomodate up to six according to the host. IMG_6710
Long Shan Temple
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Heritage and Culture Education Centre of Taipei
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Shida Night Market
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Theatre
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Chang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
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Change of guards at Chang Kai-shek Memorial Hall at every hour.
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Taipei 101
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At 金瓜石Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park
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Jiufen (九份)
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Special road box for motor vehicles
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At 淡水老街 Danshui Old Street
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淡水
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淡水to view the beautiful sunset.
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士林夜市Shilin Night Market
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