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Blue Pea Flower Chiffon Cake/ 兰花戚风 and Blue Pea Tea

By Vivianpangkitchen @vivianpangkitch

Blue Pea Flower Chiffon Cake/ 兰花戚风 and Blue Pea Tea

A friend mentioned going to bake chiffon cake with dried blue pea. I never tried before and wonder how the color will turn out. Well here is the look of my blue pea chiffon cake. 

Blue pea flowers are commonly serve as drinks. The flowers are used to make nice blue infusion called blue pea tea. It has been proven has medicinal properties that can improve overall health. 

Health benefits of taking blue pea flowers:

~Antioxidant properties
~Anti inflammatory properties
~Prevents fatigue
~Anti diabetic properties
~For reducing stress and anxiety
~Anti asthmatic properties
~Anti ulcer properties
~Ingredients that is rich in antioxidants is good for hair and skin

Blue Pea Flower Chiffon Cake 兰花戚风 (20cm or 22cm chiffon pan)Ingredients:(A)5 egg yolks20g sugar80g blue pea water * 60g corn oil120g cake flour

(B)5 egg whites60g sugar¼ teaspoon white vinegar(or lemon juices)
* blue pea water -use 3g dried blue pea flower with hot water, after 10 mins drain and weight 80g
Method:1. Lightly whisk egg yolks and sugar till combined.
2. Add in blue pea water and corn oil, mix well.
3. Add in cake flour and whisk till well combine.
4. In another bowl whisk the egg whites till frothy. Add vinegar and half of the sugar. Continue beat till incorporate. Add in the 2nd portion of sugar and continue beat till soft peak.
5. Fold in 1/3 of the whites into the yolk mixture and fold till well incorporate.
6. Pour the mixed batter into the remaining egg whites bowl. Fold gently till well combine.
7. Pour into 20cm or 22cm chiffon mold. Bake at 160C for 45 minutes.
8. Once cooked remove from oven. Immediately invert and leave to cool. When cake is cold, remove from mold.

Blue Pea TeaIngredients:Few pedals of dried blue pea flowers*lightly rinse before usedAbout a cup of hot water (200-220ml)Method:~For light flavor, use about 3-4 dried blue pea flowers to a cup of water. ~For stronger taste, use 6-8 dried flowers to a cup of water.Add hot water and steep about 10-15 minutes. Drain if you like. You may add in some honey, mint leaves or fresh lemon juice to enhance the taste.

We do grow blue pea flowers and hand picked everyday. We are selling dried blue pea flowers. 

If you are interested can contact me via Facebook . Have a nice day ahead!
Blue Pea Flower Chiffon Cake/ 兰花戚风 and Blue Pea Tea

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