Sunday, July 01, 2007

Ji Dan Gao

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I bought this takoyaki mould for a while already. Most of the time I only use it for making takoyaki which is what the mould is for right. That day I saw a website where they use a cast iron mould to make ji dan gao. I thought why not I use my takoyaki mould to do the same. Of course if you have the cute cute bear or other shape mould the ji dan gao will look cuter but then I don't want to invest in too many gadgets and at the same time I can make better use of my takoyaki mould right. So I set out to try and see if I can do it. I am glad I tried. The ji dan gao is so soft and yummy. Hubby says it's nice too. Sharing with you my ji dan gao and the recipe.

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Recipe (taken from a Taiwanese website)

4 eggs
120 gm castor sugar (I reduced to 100 gm)
140 gm cake flour
2 gm baking powder
60 gm melted butter
60 ml fresh milk

Whisk eggs and sugar until it is creamy and thick. Add in sifted flour and baking powder and mix well. Add in milk and mix well. Lastly add in melted butter and mix well.
Oil and heat the cast iron mould over your stove using small fire. Pour the batter into the mould abt 50% to 60% full. When you see bubbles on the surface of the batter, carefully use a cake tester to dig the cake out and place it on top of another cake still in the mould. Loosen and turn the cake around the mould to get an even browning on the cake. When cake is cooked remove from mould to avoid burning it.


Anonymous said...

It looks really yummy. I wonder if I can put some kaya at the center of the cake just like the one sold at outside.


Hugbear said...

Yes of course, you can add any filling you like.

jadepearl said...

Wah...I am sure its very shoik with kaya! Yummy!!!

Sanrio3138 said...

I've a Kueh Bohlu maker, will try it with this recipe =D

BN said...

Hi there,
Loved all your recipes..they all look so easy and yet tasty. Any idea where I can get the takoyaki mould in KL?

Anonymous said...

wow...ur ji dan gao looks really yummy, Lee Lee


The Cooking Ninja said...

wah ... i'm drooling already!

Serena said...


Your ji dan gao looks really good, cute and yummy. I am wondering where you bought your takoyaki mould? I love takoyaki and if I have that mould then I can try making it at home:) Thanks!

Hugbear said...

Hi and thanks all for your kind words. In Singapore, you can find the Takoyaki mould in places like Takashimaya but it is expensive. You can try to get it from Sia Huat in Singapore, it should be cheaper there. Here is their website.

I am sorry, I have no idea where you can get this mould from in KL.

Anonymous said...

Wah! Look so nice, sure good to eat. Btw where to get your Takoyaki recipe? My kids would love it. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Look yummy. Btw where to
find the Takoyaki recipe on yr blog? Thanks. - Evelyn

Anonymous said...

Hi, yr ji dan goa look lovely. Tried yr Pandan Chiffon Cake wah taste so soft. Btw i'm interested on the Takoyaki recipe. It's possible to post it. Thanks!

Serena said...


Thanks for your tip to get the takoyaki mould from sia huat. I will check it out soon. You really do fantastic stuff in your kitchen and I think you family is really lucky! :)

Hugbear said...

Hi Evelyn, I will post the recipe up for you as soon as I can.

Serena, you are most welcome.

jadelotus said...

Dear Lee2, I've tried both the Takoyaki and the ji dan gao recipes. Both are very very nice! The ji dan gao was a hit with the kids and teachers at my ah girl's childcare. Once again, thanks. :)


Anonymous said...

LeeLee, Did u buy yr takoyaki mould from Sia Huat? I thought of asking a friend who is goin to Sg next month to get the same one as yrs for me.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Lee Lee,

Its May here. My cousin sister just helped me to get the takoyaki mould from Sia Huat.

But I am not sure how to start using it. I understand that you have to oil it 5 times first before using right? How do I do that? Does it mean that I have to oil it, then wash away with water and oil it again for 5 times? And must we also grease it before keeping it?

Sorry..Really not sure how to start off using it.



sunshine23 said...


Is there any other way of making these ji dan gao without the mould?


Hugbear said...

Hi Sunshine23, you can try using a normal mini muffin tray and baking method if you don't have this type of mould.

Anonymous said...

Hi Hughbear,

can you please posting your takoyaki recipe pls...

Thank in advace,


Anonymous said...

Hi Hug Bear,

Instead of using the takoyaki mould, can I steam or bake it instead? How big a pan should I use based on your recipe?

Thank you in advance for your advice.


Anonymous said...

Baking mum,

I was so motivated after seeing what you have made and have finally gotten the mould from Sia Huat. Can you send me the recipe to ? Also, pls advise if I need to season the mould before using it. Thank you so much. The kids are waiting for the yummy takoyaki and the Ji Dan Gao.


Hugbear said...

Hi Karen, you want the Takoyaki recipe is it?

Anonymous said...

Baking Mum,

Yes. Can you pls send me the takoyaki recipe, pls. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Baking Mum,

Can you send me the takoyaki receipe at
pls. Thanks a lot.

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