Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pandan butter cake

Bookmarked this recipe and wanna try baking this for the kids in their snackbox and for Grandma to try too. Looks so lovely from the blogger’s pic!

The blogger uses blended pandan leaves which I didnt have time to do so. So i kinda replaced the milk + blended pandan leaves with 80ml milk + 1tsp pandan paste. I think overall texture a bit dry tho soft, perhaps can increase a bit more milk and 1tsp more of pandan paste for a stronger hint of pandan. Ultimately, I love the taste and Grandma likes it too.!!

Soft and crumbly! ❤️❤️

Pandan Butter Cake (recipe from BakeWithPaws)
230g butter, room temp
70g sugar
4 yolks
80ml milk
1tsp pandan paste

230g plain flour
1tsp baking powder
1/2tsp salt

4 whites
50g sugar

1) Mix (A) well til combined then fold in dry ingredients.
2) Beat (B) til soft peaks 
3) Fold 1/3 meringue into the cake mixture. Then pour mixture into remaining meringue.
4) Bake at 170deg for 40-50mins or til top browned/skewer comes out clean

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Pandan + Chocolate Marble Bread

Since my Chocolate marbled bread is so well-liked by my kids, I decided to try making pandan and chocolate this round! Using back the same recipe, I only made some changes to the pandan paste which I will shared below later. For the main bread dough, I only replace chocolate milk instead of fresh milk. If you wan a stronger chocolate flavoured bread, you can add 1-2tbsp cocoa powder to the chocolate milk and stir them well too! I prefer a mild taste so that it is less heaty. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Wrapping remains the same and I am using this method to braid my bread which is easier for me. Hope the image helps to show how i twist them.

As I expected, there chocolate is very lightly hint of chocolate but pandan flavour is nice! Try it!!

Pandan Paste
2tsp pandan paste
45g plain flour
60g milk
40g sugar
10g butter

1) I mix all together then cook over stove to form a paste.
2) Put on cling n shape into a small rectangular shape. Chill for use later

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Pulau Hitam w/Creamy Avocado topping

I went Tung Lok the other night to have dinner. Chanced upon this dessert which the whole family loves. They served their pulau hitam cold, with a scoop of ice cream and avocado! Its so rich and nice and the ingredients compliement each other so well!! So I promised the kids, next round I will make pulau hitam and buy avocado to add then chill it for them! ๅ‡ๅŽ‰ๅฎณ right? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

So I joined a group buy for fruits and gotten a shephard avocado! So smooth n creamy when i cut out. I drizzle some honey, lemon juice and milk then whisk it til creamy. Adjust the amount of honey according to my taste. I wonder how it would be with my pulau hitam! I need to serve it to my critic food taster later! 

Kids gave thumbs up! Yay! Good way to introduce n make the bigger kids eat avocado!! They said ‘Hmmmm! Nice le mummy!’ with a thumbs up sign! 

Pulau Hitam w/Creamy Acocado topping (Serve 3)
1 small rice bowl of black glutinous rice, wash and soaked overnight
1 bundle of pandan leaves
Rock sugar to taste
Cornstarch to thicken

1 avocado
1tbsp milk
1tbsp lemon juice
Honey to taste

1) Boil glutionous rice with water, adding more as you boil if its drying up. Once rice grains starts to break, means its cooked. 
2) Add in rock sugar to taste
3) Add corn starch to thicken
4) Cool before scooping into container and chill
5) Prepare avocado and mash in a bowl. Add in lemon juice and honey. Stir n serve it as a topping

Monday, April 8, 2019

Chocolate Marble Braids Bread

I have chanced upon someone sharing this blogger who bakes wonderful breads, and also many other bakes too! When I see this marbled bread, I know I have to try cos its 1 of my favourite bread. Four Leaves is selling a bit expensive for like 4-6 slices of them. Today I finally bring myself to try this recipe.

Another interesting part is I have to cook the paste on stove top. And I find that it is much easier to handle when I wrap with the bread dough and folding them, rolling them out and folding and rolling again. The repeated process is to make the chocolate layers more pretty, I presume.

I tried the blogger’s method and I am not so good at it. The braids doesnt looks nice. I ending up cutting into 2 strips and twisting them! Here is the picture before 2nd proof! 

I made a small round one and see if it can rise up to a mini toast! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

My gosh! Its so yummy until I dunno how to describe. I make the bottom slightly crusty so when you
 bite into the bread u have a bit of crunch admist the soft n fluffy bread! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Chocolate Marbled Bread (adapted from ่พฃๅฆˆShania)

Chocolate Paste:
10g Butter
15g Cocoa Powder
60g Water
40g Sugar
30g Cake flour *I replace with plain flour

1) Mix all above ingredients except butter
2) Add oil and melt slightly over stove, pour in mixture n keep stiring til it form a thick paste
3) Cooled and cover with cling wrap, make into a thin sheet and leave in fridge

Bread Dough:
210g Bread flour
40g Cake flour *I replace plain flour
30g Egg
130g Cold water *I replace with cold milk
5g Salt
25g sugar
25g butter
2.5g yeast

1) Put in water ingredients, butter, sugar, salt then dry ingredients with yeast last to put in
2) I use breadmaker to knead n leave it to first proof
3) After first proof, punch out air. Roll to a rectangular sheet and place chocolate sheet in middle. Wrap it up and sealed.
4) Roll out again and fold over and sealed again. Repeat 1 more time.
5) Divide into 8 strips and braid. Leave for 2nd proof
6) Bake for 10-15mins or til bread is nicely browned.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Chiffon with my cute stamp!

Saw a fellow baker who did her chiffon with the stamp! So cute to resist and so I also carted 1 from Taobao! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Never regret getting as it makes the cuppies looks even cuter in that size. Today I am using this recipe from this baker in her facebook page. She shared a lot of her chiffon recipes, you should take a look! Loved how her chiffon doesnt sink in and it still so bouncy and rounded top! So needed to learn and keep on practising.

I am using her basic original recipe for cuppies. I added and adjust the ingredients so that I can make them into pandan and chocolate flavour. Kids will get to bring them to school tml! 

Original Chiffon Cupcakes
50g Cake flour
40g milk
20g Oil
3 yolks

3 whites
45g sugar

Pandan: Add 1 tsp of pandan paste to above recipe
Chocolate: Add 1 tsp of vanilla paste and sub 10g of cake flour with cocoa powder

1) Mix cake batter til smooth
2) Beat whites til frothy and add sugar. Continue to beat til soft glossy peaks
3) Add 1/3 of whites to batter and mix well. Fold in remaining whites. 
4) Bake at 180deg for 40-45mins or til top is nicely browned.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Breadmaker Chocolate Loaf

Super soft!! Love the chocolate loaf..!! Using the same recipe yesterday, I modify it slightly into a chocolate loaf! All done in the breadmaker and so so SOFT!! 

The chocolate chips melted into the bread loaf! I think I need to find out the timing to put in the chips so that it wont melt into the bread again. Definitely worth a try! Yummmsss!!!

Chocolate bread loaf
120g chocolate milk
70g water + 2tbsp cocoa powder (melt and stir) 
20g butter
5g salt
20g sugar
250g bread flour
3g yeast

1) Follow the above sequence to put ingredients into the bread maker. I leave it to knead, proof and bake in it! Cool before slicing them! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Breadmaker bread loaf

Saw this recipe shared by a facebook page that sells product in Taiwan. Chanced upon this breadmaker recipe and decided to try out! 

First day I tried kneading with the breadmaker. I made 1/2 batch into mini sausage buns and 1/2 jnto a plain pumpkin seed loaf. Results is soft fluffy bread! But the loaf bread is slightly drier the next day tho still very soft. 

Today I totally leave it to knead and bake in the breadmaker. Personally after slicing, I can notice that the bread is even softer as compared to yday’s loaf! I will be back to review after tomorrow’s texture! 

Breadmaker Bread Loaf Recipe (adapted from here)
190g Milk
20g Butter
5g salt
20g Sugar
250g Bread flour
5g Yeast

1) Follow above sequence and select ‘Sweet bread’ mode. I added in mixed nuts when the dough is doing 2nd knead! Yum!! 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Easy Stir Fry Noodles

Inspired by RecipeTin, I have tried stir frying this noodles twice, both attempts using different kind of noodles. My first was using maggi mee as per her recipe. It was yummy and delicious even tho I didnt add any hoisin sauce. Today I tried with egg noodles and it taste even better, in my views. 

This require 1 pot, frm blanching noodles, stir frying the ingredients before tossing the blanched noodles in the wok! Definitely the way to my family’s stomach! All love this rendition, especially my 3 kids. Therefore, sharing with you the ‘sauce’ i came up with so that you can have a try too! But if you want RecipeTin’s recipe, here you go! 

Easy Stir Fry Noodles (served 6-7 adults) 
8-9 portion of egg noodles, blanched
Minced meat of your choice, I used chicken
Carrot strips
Onion, cut into thin strips
Garlic, 1 tsp chopped

Sauce: 1 cup water, 1/2tbsp dark soy sauce, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, 1-2 drips of fish gravy, pepper

1) Sautee onions til transparent. Add in carrots and garlic and stir fry til fragrant.
2) Add in minced chicken and stir them well.
3) Add in above sauce when chicken is 80% cooked. Toss in spinach as well.
4) Once ingredients is cooked, toss noodles and mix them well. Add a bit of water if too dry. Serve warm. 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cake

Been sitting on my butt to bake as I really wan to bake something. But so busy with my learning materials and the kids’ schoolwork and all, and to top it off with an active 3yo-to-be, TIME is never enough! 

Today is my neighbour’s birthday! This call for a good reason! She always shower me with all her cooking, mee soto, curry, ayam masak and many more! Me always shower her ‘fats’ whenever I bake! But I haven been baking often lately. ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™Š

I googled and chances upon this recipe with whatever ingredients I have at home. So decided to try this interesting recipe today! Loved the cookie crust and the combination of the creamcheese tho a tad sweet, it is crunchy, chewy and soft. Yums! Perhaps with the addition of the chocolate chips, I will reduce the sugar in the creamcheese batter the next round. Reduce a bit of chocolates the next round and add a bit more sugar in the cookie dough and add some cinnamon? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

Can you see the layers?? I love it! Hub loves it so much and asked me why so little! Lol!! Ooppss, I baked a small 4” cake tin for own consumption cos we rarely have sweet tooth! But i think he likes chewy cookies so he totally fall in ❤️ with this one!! 

Have one too, my friends!! I will share the recipe source below! Serve it on its own, warm with a scoop of ice cream or have it chill! 

Chocolatw Chip Cream Cheese Cake (recipe adapted from LoveFromTheOven)
Bowl 1:
140g Plain flour
115g Sugar
1/2tsp Baking Powder
1/2tsp Baking Soda
1/4tsp Salt
1 Egg
5Tbsp Melted butter

Bowl 2:
150g Cream cheese
1 Egg
1tsp Vanilla paste
200g Icing Sugar

Toppings: Chocolate chips or any of your preference.

1) Put all dry ingredients in a bowl, sift. Add in melted butter and egg. Mix to form a soft dough.
2) Line baking tin and grease lightly. Press the dough onto the bottom of the tin. 
3) Beat creamcheese, egg, sugar and vanilla til smooth. 
4) Arrange some chocolate chunks on top of the cookie dough base. 
5) Pour the creamcheese batter on top and smooth it. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
6) Bake at 180deg for 30-40mins or til top is browned nicely. Serve warm or chill

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Fuss-free 2 Bowls Banana Cake recipe

Very last minute bake that came to my mind using the bunch of bananas from prayers. Decided to make them for kids’ breakfast before going to school and some for my mum to bring home too. Quickly googled and decided on this super simple and easy and only uses 2 bowls for this recipe! Easy clean up!  

I think you can make do with 1 bowl as well but as I seperate my wet n dry ingredients so I use 2 bowls instead. And I also left some chinkier bits if banana for more flavour. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

Moist and yummy. Recipe is not overly sweet as well. Sprinkle some chocolare chips for the kids too. ❤️❤️❤️

Banana Cake Recipe (adapted and modified slightly from YummyEasyCooking, doubled for a 8” cake tin) 
80g Melted Butter
80g Sugar
4 medium sized banana, mashed
2 eggs 
2tsp Vanilla Paste
2Tbsp Water

160g Self raising flour
1.5tsp Baking Soda

1) Mix all wet ingredients together. Then weight and sift dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
2) Mix well, until no trace of flour can be seen. Dont overmix
3) Bake at 180deg for 30-40mins or til top nicely browned.