Mix the corn starch
with the egg yolks. Melt the butter and put in the sugar. Heat until
sugar turns brown, stir well. Add the milk and heat until the sugar
mass dissolves, this may take several minutes. Take the pan of the fire.
Mix the hot sugar milk with the corn starch mixture. Put back on the
fire and reheat slowly until it thickens. Don't cook. Put the pudding
in a mould and refrigerate for 4 hours. Decorate with brown sugar.
Split the eggs. Beat
the egg whites until they are fluffy. Beat the yolks with half of the
sugar until they are white and thick. Beat the butter with the rest
of the sugar, mix with the yolks. Stir in flour and custard powder.
Carefully stir in the egg whites. Split the batter in two; in one half,
stir in the spices and the cacao.
Put a very thin layer of dark batter in an oven dish and put under the
grill for approximately 3 minutes (watch out for burning!). Add a layer
of yellow batter and repeat the procedure; than dark again, etc, until
all batter finished. Turn off the grill and leave the cake in the oven
for 15 minutes.
Spiced layer cake is an Indonesian recipe, which
is also very popular in the Netherlands (where it is called "spekkoek")
It takes some tame to prepare but the result is magnificent and delicious.
Spiced layer cake is a bit similar to