The basic of this recipe is Indonesian traditional steam cake. I made a little twist by adding oatmeal and use caramel instead of caster sugar 🙂

3 medium eggs
50 gr caster sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
350 gr sugar, make caramel with 400 ml of water (be careful not to burn it)
400 gr all purpose flour
100 gr oatmeal
200 ml vegetable oil

Sieve together flour, baking powder and baking soda.
Beat sugar and eggs until very thick and pale, stop only when your mixer already makes trail on the dough.
Add all other ingredients to the dough a little by a little while mixing it.

Pour the dough in little ramekins which already lightly oiled until almost full.
Steam on high heat for about 25-30 minutes (or more, depends on the size of your mould) until done. Make sure you cover the lid of your steamer with cloth to prevent the water from dripping down to your cake.


Oatmeal Shrimp Patties

March 18, 2009

I’ve been putting oatmeal in almost everything I made, from cake, cookies, meatloaf  to this patties 🙂


The reason is because I know oatmeal is healthy and I want to give something good to my family. They don’t like oatmeal in its basic form, oatmeal porridge, so I have to figure out how to hide it in food they’d eat 😀

These are what you need to make this easy cake:
500 gr shrimp
100 gr oatmeal
1 egg
1 tbsp shao xing wine or dry sherry (you need this to reduce the “shrimpy” smell :-))
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 garlic or more if you like
1 spring onion, finely chopped
salt and pepper (I added a bit of chicken powder to improve the taste)
1/2 tsp sugar

Pulse all ingredients in food processor until well blended.

Form it into patties, baked in a pan until done. You can bake them with oil or without oil.

If you want, you can also coat them with bread crumb and egg wash before bake them.
Serve warm with choice of salad.