Totoro deco steam cake by our JapanLover friend Shirley / Little Miss Bento from Singapore!
Tutorial / Recipe: www.littlemissonigiri.blogspot.sg/2013/07/totoro-deco-steam-cake.htmlTotoro Steamed Deco Cakes (makes about 3)Hotcake mix 150g (I used Morinaga hotcake)Plain yoghurt 100g (no sugar)Sugar 50gBaking Powder 2 tspSalad Oil 1TbspEgg (small) 2Vanilla Essence 3~5 dropsCocoa Powder 1/2TbspFor the decoration (Eyes, white tummy and marks)Black Cocoa Powder 1/2TspPlain Flour 3tsp(1) Hotcake mix, yogurt, baking powder, sugar, salad oil, egg, vanilla essence - Mix well to form the dough (DO NOT ADD ANY COCOA YET)
(2) Scoop 6tsp of the dough mixture and add 3 tsp of plain flour(this is for white eyes/body part for Totoro)(3) Scoop 2tsp of dough mixture and add 0.5tsp black cocoa powder(this is for the eyes and lines on the body for Totoro)
(4) Add Cocoa powder to the remaining of (1) and mix well. Divide them into your muffin cups. Fill them to about 75% full. Leave about 2 tsp of dough mixture side , put them into small piping bag.(5) on a small sheet of cooking sheet, pipe (4) into small leaf-like shapes, this is for the ears of totoro. Place the sheet on a metal tray or plate and steam for 5 mins.(6) Put (2) and (3) into separate small piping bags
(7) Use the small piping bags, draw the patterns on top of your dough mixture in the muffin cups, forming the totoro character.
(8) Place them on a steaming rack and steam at low-medium heat for about 18 mins (I used larger cups this time, hence the longer cooking time)*Recommended to cover your steamer cover with a cloth to prevent the water from dripping on to your cakes.
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