19 Apr '17, 10am

[Mothership] S’pore Pandan cake is one of CNN’s favourite cakes from around the world. Okay. Sure. https://t.co/2P56RMBy9b

[Mothership] S’pore Pandan cake is one of CNN’s favourite cakes from around the world. Okay. Sure. https://t.co/2P56RMBy9b

Get ready for long, long queues outside Bengawan Solo anytime soon, because it’s official — the Pandan cake has made it to the CNN ‘s list of favourite cakes from around the world . This is along the likes of Japan’s Doriyaki (Doraemon’s favourite snack), Turkey’s Baklava and Germany’s Black Forest Cake. Given its “radioactive ” green hue and unique taste, it’s a fascinating type of cake that, in fact, has its roots in western cooking. Photo via Andrea Nguyen on Flickr This is because Pandan cake is essentially chiffon cake, which originated in the USA in the 1920s, and popularised in the 40s and 50s. The juice of the Pandan leaves (Pandanus amaryllifolius , or Screwpine, for that matter) goes well with the moist and light cake — in CNN ‘s words, a” natural woodsy flavour” that turns out to be a revelation. No one is really 100 percent sure how it came about, however — a f...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/04/spore-pandan-cake-is-one-of-...

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