For those of you who have not heard of our Rice Cooker Cake Challenge #1 or who have not had time to participate in it previously, here is another challenge issued to you for the month of May.
Besides being able to bake cakes, the humble rice cooker is capable of baking breads as well. You don't believe? Just google "rice cooker bread" or "baking bread in rice cooker" and you will see lots of experiments on rice cooker bread baking. Baking breads in the rice cooker may not be the most ideal way of baking breads, since the breads baked in a rice cooker may have a slightly spongy texture and doesn't produce a nice crispy crust. But if you never try, you never know, right?
So, are you game for it? Are you interested to know what else a rice cooker can do?
1) What to bake?
For the 2nd challenge, you are encouraged to bake/cook rice cooker cakes, breads, or even cookies and share your experience online with everybody. For starters, you are advised to first read the FAQ - How to Make Cakes in a Rice Cooker before you start. You may also wish to refer to the Roundup for Rice Cooker Cake Challenge #1, or click on the label "Baking with Rice Cooker" on my blog for some inspiration. Currently I have baked 14 RCC so I am up to RCC #14, just search RCC #1 to RCC #14 on my blog. You can also go to my facebook page where I regularly upload the photos of RCC submitted by readers.
If you still have no idea where to start looking for recipes, drop me an email and I will provide you my secret list of rice cooker baking recipes which is enough for you to keep yourself busy for 1 month or even 1 year, haha. Note that I will only send you the list if you show genuine interest in participating in this challenge. Sharing is caring, right? :)
2) Who can join?
Anybody, whether you have a blog or not, as long as you fulfill the requirements:
- If you have a blog, just blog it and link it to my blog.
- If you don't have a blog, you can email the photo and recipe to me.
- If you don't have a blog but you have facebook, you can email the photo and recipe to me, and at the same time share it on your facebook and link it to my facebook and my blog. I would appreciate if you can press the "like" button to like my facebook page.
Just email your recipe with the title "RCC Challenge #2" and send to everybodyeatswell[at]gmail[dot]com in the following format:- Your name or nickname:
- Your blog name (omit this if you do not have a blog):
- Name of your RCC:
- URL of your post (pls do not give your homepage url):
- URL or attachment of your photo (one photo for each entry):
(If you are attaching a photo in your email, pls limit the photo size to 500kb).
3) How to join?
Step 1 :
Make a rice cooker cake, bread or cookies between now and 31 May 2014. You may submit more than 1 entry.
Step 2 :
Post it in your blog between now and 31 May 2014.
Your post must include the recipe or link to the original recipe. If you are using a recipe from a book, pls include the title and author of the book.
(Any entries that are posted outside the date range will not be accepted.
Any entries that do not include a recipe or link to the original recipe will not be accepted.)
Step 3 :
Pls share your experience by indicating
- the brand and model of your rice cooker, and the capacity (3 cups, 5.5 cups, 8 cups or 10 cups);
- how long you took and which function you used, "Cook" or "Bake" function;
- did you make any other changes to the recipe (for eg. reduce sugar, add chocolate chips, use oil instead of butter, doubled the recipe)
(Any entries that do not include the sharing of experience will not be accepted.)
Step 4 : Please mention that you are submitting your post to"Rice Cooker Cake Challenge #2 - What Else Can a Rice Cooker Do?" hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders and provide a link back to this post HERE.
If this is the first time you hear about rice cooker cakes, why not take this as a challenge to try out your first rice cooker cake? I look forward to all participating entries! :)
I have another short announcement to make. I have made a resolution to go through all my recipe books and bake some recipes from my own books instead of scouring the internet for recipes and leaving them neglected and covered in dust. I shall call these recipes "My Treasured Recipes" as these are recipe books lugged all the way from Singapore to Belgium. As a start, I will be pairing up with Mimi Bakery House and we will be baking Alex Goh bread and cake recipes in the month of June and July. So if you like Alex Goh's recipes, do mark the dates in your calendar and join us in the blog hop. More details to come later...