Thank to my colleague… today was the first time I’ve ever tried a home-made Durian cake. While we were chatting about his niece’s 1st b-day party yesterday, he mentioned about the Durian cake. We were joking like… “huh!? How could you not bring the Durian cake to office and share with us?!” And today, here came the cake~
From the first peek of the cake, I didn’t know it was a Durian cake. To me, Durian cake should be yellow in color, but the one in front of me was similar to an ordinary fruit cake with a few pieces of strawberries on top. Chinese people always say how you should judge a dish is by (1) its color or look, (2) its smell, (3) its taste. When I opened the container, I immediately smelt the strong “fragrance” of durian… (I’m sure a lot of people wouldn’t find that smell pleasant at all @_@) Luckily, none of us in the office dislike Durian. The cake was actually very tasty and I can tell it was made from real Durian… by its taste and the texture of the Durian paste that was on the top layer. (of course if the cake itself could be spongier, it would be excellent!).
Overall my first experience of Durian cake was pretty good! Thanks Ray.
There was a period of time when my family always bought a whole Durian from supermarket. The strange thing is that the ability to opening Durians seemed to come naturally for me. I think… If you can find the “route”, Durian is actually pretty easy to open.
Yummy… Although I’m not good at baking, I’ve decided to do a research on Durian cake recipes just in case one day I’ll need it. I hope it would also be useful to some of you who might want to experiment/experience this. (I’ll keep you guys posted)