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Pulut hitam is a type of sweet dessert soup, that is made from black glutinous rice. The rice grains are boiled into soft porridge, before adding sugar and thick coconut milk.
This is a very popular dessert in the South-East Asia, which is usually eaten warm.
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It may not be easy to find black glutinous rice flour locally. I bought mine from Bake King.
Just like the Pulut hitam dessert, this chiffon cake has the unique nutty flavor from the black glutinous rice. I also love the slight chewiness from this flour!
For a closer taste to pulut hitam, be sure to use coconut milk and coconut oil. I am also using Prima’s superfine wholegrain flour here due to my gestational diabetes. You can simply use cake or plain flour, like the original recipe does.
Pulut Hitam Chiffon Cake 黑糯米戚风蛋糕
- 6 egg yolks
- 90 ml coconut milk
- 30 ml coconut oil
- Pinch of salt
- 40 g Prima superfine wholegrain flour (Original recipe uses cake flour)
- 70 g black glutinous rice flour
- 6 egg whites
- 55 g coconut sugar (Original recipe uses 85g caster sugar)
- In a large mixing bowl, add in egg yolks, coconut milk and oil. Whisk well.
- Sift in flour, black glutinous rice flour and salt into the egg yolk batter. Mix well and set aside.
- In another mixing bowl, beat the egg whites till frothy like bubble bath. Gradually add in sugar in 3 batches. Beat on medium high speed until nearly stiff peaks (peak should be slightly slanting with a firm hook. When you overturn the mixing bowl, the meringue will not fall out of the bowl).
- Take 1/3 of the egg white meringue, mix into the egg yolk batter using your whisk, in a gentle cutting motion, while rotating the bowl.
- Fold in another 1/3 of the meringue using a spatula gently while rotating the bowl. Continue to fold in remaining meringue.
- Pour the batter into 8" chiffon tube pan from a little height. Shake the pan gently against your counter top to smooth out the top of the batter.
- Bake in preheated oven 160C for about 60-70 mins. If you are not sure if it's well baked, you can bake longer (around 70 mins) as chiffon cakes are better baked longer than underbaked.
- Remove pan from oven once baked. Invert to cool completely before removing the cake from the pan.