It was Betty’s birthday. We had a traffic accident when we were 12 years old. We were clashed by a bus, rolled underneath it and dragged on the road. Wounds on my right legs did not close and I was placed in a surgery room for skin graft twice. My stay was two months. But Betty stayed for 6 months. We were close friends in the hospital but different forms in school pull us apart. After graduation we lost contact. I often thought of her but could never find her contact. Until a day, I saw her appearing in a friend’s gathering photo. It’s still took us a year to meet each other finally. I met her the day after her birthday. She looked good, a very capable woman with a strong mind and hard working attitude. I like her as I did in the past. To meet her around her birthday, I made this rose chiffon, soft and moist. It was a nice surprise to her.
5-6 dried roses
50g cake flour
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites
10g corn starch
Place the rose pieces into the milk and let it soak for a while
Beat the egg white till foamy. Add the sugar in 3 batches and beat until peaks.
Whisk egg yolks with sugar until combined. Add the roses in milk and oil. Blend well.
Fold in the egg whites in 3 batches very lightly and till well combined.
Pour the mixture into a 16cm bundt. I used a silicon but it did not look nice. It’s better to use a metal one.
Bake in a preheated oven at 150C for about 45 minutes.
For the first trial I used a silicon cake mould. The outcome was not nice. The cake for too soft and was not in a good shape. I switched to a metallic form for the second trial. The result was much nicer.