Tape/Tapai is the Indonesia name for fermented Cassava and it is a rather popular local snack in Indonesia. And is very cheap, street / wet market seller price is about IDR 7,000/ kg (about 70 cents USD/kg).
This is how the tape/tapai looks like
There are many way to serve Tape/Tapai , one an eat it as what it is to enjoy the sweetness and the alcoholic fragrance of the ripe fermeneted tape/tapai, or mix it in ice dessert like ice kacang/ice campur or grill it and put cheese and chocolate and condensed milk topping or coated it with flour and deep fried it and lastly to mix it into cake batter to make the classic bolu tape.
I use the recipe from mum’s collection to make today bolu tape and modified it a little by adding some chocolate chips in it.
- 15 yolks + 2 egg whites (or 2 eggs + 13 yolks)
- 90 gr cake flour
- 140 gr butter (melted)
- 135 gr sugar
- 350 gr tape/tapai (fermented cassava)
- Some chocolate chips (optional)
- In medium to high speed, whip eggs (yolks & whites) with sugar until pale and thick (ribbon stage).
- Reduce the speed and add in the fermented tape/tapi and mix well .
- Sieve in flour and mix well and lastly stir in the melted butter and mix well.
- You can pour the mixture into any shape of baking tray (square or round) or in my case I prefer to use cupcake case for individual portion.
- Sprinkle the top with chocolate chips and bake at 190C for 30 mins or until cooked/golden brown.
This is the result of my bolu tape, I made 2 version , plain and chocolate chips version. Adding grated cheese is a good option too for this cake, maybe next time I will bake the cheese version.