Happy Easter! I hope you had a most meaningful Holy Week and a wonderful Easter celebration! We sure did!
It’s my first batch of mamon. I have made mamon 3 more times since. While my first batch of mamon wasn’t bad at all, I felt there was something missing. Fluffiness was one. Another would be a Goldilocks-ish taste. :D
I mentioned before that I found anther mamon recipe, which I thought was promising. And I was right. It’s the recipe I used for my second batch of mamon…
Mamon No. 2
I got the recipe HERE. Just as I had hoped, I got the Goldilocks-ish taste that I was looking for. The key ingredients that were missing from my first batch of mamon, as it turns out, were ORANGE and LEMON EXTRACTS and butter. This time around, I made sure I brushed the tops of the mamons with melted butter, and dipped the tops in sugar.
Yesterday, I made yet another batch of mamon for dessert for an Easter lunch get-together.
For mamon no. 3, I went back to the first recipe that I used and tweaked it a little. First, I substituted the vegetable oil with melted butter. Second, I reduced the vanilla extract to 1/2 teaspoon and added 1/4 teaspoon each of Orange and Lemon extracts.
Here’s the rest of the updated recipe:
1 cup cake flour
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon orange exract
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
6 eggs, seperated
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Sift flour and baking powder in bowl; set aside.
3. In a another large bowl, beat egg white and cream of tartar until meringue-like but not stiff.
4. Gradually add sugar while beating. Then, add vanilla, orange and lemon extracts and melted butter.
5. Add egg yolks one at a time and continue beating.
6. Add cake flour and baking powder and continue mixing.
7. Line muffin pans with paper cups and pour mixture about 2/3 full.
8. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Finished when toothpick comes out clean.
This is now my favorite recipe version amongst the 3. :) I don’t know if I just imagined it but the third batch seemed to be the fluffiest of the three. Do you think substituting oil with butter had something to do with it? Hmmm….
It’s always a battle to just eat one piece of these goodies. But I don’t want to have to be reading diet pill reviews (much as I think I already should!) so I keep to a two-piece limit, which I figured, is equivalent to the size of a regular Goldilocks mamon. Hee hee!