ruthika’s birthday

made green tea mille crepe cake for ruthika’s birthday, i have a presentable one and a tastier one. because our orignal plan was to have dinner (pot luck) then go over to ruthika’s to surprise her. and i knew that i wouldn’t be able to withstand the temptation of the cake and not being able to eat it during dinner, so i decided to make 2. ((:
i adapted my recipe from zencancook
Green Tea Crepe Cake (Serves 6)
For the green tea crepes:
1cup all purpose flour
1cup milk
1/2 cup lukewarm water
4 large eggs
4 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
3 tablespoons sugar
a pinch of salt
3tablespoons matcha powder

Combine everything by hand/whisk. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour. Use a 6inch nonstick pan (i assume you’re like me and don’t have a crepe pan..). Spread a little butter in the pan, then pour 3/4 ladle full of batter into the pan (low heat). Spread the batter around in a circular motion. When the edges start to brown/dry up (trust me you’ll know when it’s time) then flip the crepe using two spatulas. Cook for another 30seconds, and you’re done with 1! 14 more to go ((:
(i usually prop the crepe up using a spatula, and then use my hands to flip it, it does not tear as easily and it’s not that hot since its on low heat)

For the cream
2 cups whole milk
6 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter (melted)
1/2 cup heavy cream

Boil the milk. Whisk the yolks, sugar and cornstarch. Add the hot milk to the yolk mixture slowly while  whisking the resulting mixture. Pour the mixture back in the pot and add vanilla extract. Bring to boil while whisking (if its thick, you’re on the right track) and let it continue boiling for a minute. Refrigerate the custard. Just before use, fold in the whipped cream.

To assemble, just lay 1 crepe on the plate, spread a layer of cream, and then add the crepe again (you get the point). Chill for another 1-2 hours before serving. SERVE IT COLD!

This is what it should look like ((:

the presentable one.
the tastier one had a lot more layers and a lot more filling ((: im getting better at this crepe cake thing!
kevin made strawberry pie & liyenn made scone (dont have a picture of it )): )
weechuan made chicken rice, and mei made cola chicken!
they had wine to go with the food, but i thought wine and chicken rice would be… a little awkward. but whatever, i dont drink anyways ((:
so this birthday girl had 4 cakes! one candle on each cake
happy birthday girl ((: ooops. i realized i meant for it to say HAPPY (birthday girl), but it sounds like (happy birthday) girl too ((:
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