Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday's Side Dish: Brojas

Also known as Chamorro Cake

The people of Guam have been mixing and baking this cake for generations. Quite simply, it’s a yellow cake comprised of eggs, sugar, and creamed butter. The end product has a rich buttery flavor that’s perfect for Latiya. Here’s the recipe:

What you will need:

1 wooden spoon or baker’s spatula
1 (9x13-inch) baking pan
1 large bowl
1 medium-sized bowl
2 ½ Cups sugar
2 Cups butter, softened to room temperature
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 whole eggs
1 ¼ Cups evaporated milk
3 ½ Cups all-purpose flour

Cooking and Directions:

Combine sugar and butter in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, individually, while constantly mixing. Next, combine dry ingredients in medium-sized bowl. Pour and stir in flour mixture while alternating with milk. Blend until smooth. Bake in greased baking pan at 350 degrees until toothpick comes out clean from poking cake at thickest area -- about 25-35 minutes. Let cake cool and serve as foundation for Latiya. ** Some people add a dash of lemon extract to the cake mixture. We prefer to skip the citrus element.

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