Filipino Mamon Tostado (Toasted Yellow Sponge Cake)

Ingredients:

8 egg yolks

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter softened

1/3 cup +2 tbsp milk

2 cups cake flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/3 tsp orange extract

1/4 tsp lemon extract

1 tsp lemon zest

1 tsp vanilla

8 egg whites

1 tsp cream of tartar

3/4 cup white sugar


Direction:

Combine and sift cake flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt.Set aside.

In a mixer bowl,put the egg yolks,sugar,butter and milk

Beat in a high speed until fine and smooth

Then add the flour mixture,orange extract,lemon extract,lemon zest and vanilla.

Use the paddle this time and mix in high speed until well combined.Set aside.

This time beat egg whites and cream of tartar together in high speed.

Once the peak starts to form,add the sugar gradually

Beat until high and stiff.

Combine the mixtures by adding the egg white mixture over the egg yolk flour mixture.

Gently fold them together by using wooden spatula.

Once the mixture is combined,make your own mamon using your moulds of preference.

Bake at 350 or 180 for 15 minutes.


How to make Mamon Tostado:

Once the Mamon is done baking,let them cool first.

Then line them in a baking pan and bake again at 350 or 180 for 30 minutes.

Turn the cookie after 15 minutes.

You can store them in a tightly sealed container.


Note: if you want some medium sticks, just use a normal baking pan,like 8X8 square pan,bake at 350 or 180 for 30 minutes,cool then slice, the size is about 2 inch (long )X 1 inch(wide)..another way is..Bake mamon in parchment paper lined loaf pans for 30 - 40 minutes. Cool completely, slice into 3 x 1½ x 1-inch pieces and bake in a 250°F oven for 20 - 25 minutes, turning the cookies after 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.