Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mini Donuts_II

Hayden kept asking for d donuts this morning so I decided to give it another go. But this time, I made some modification to try out using self-rising flour instead of all-purpose flour. I also added thicken cream cause I do not have large egg on-hand. Success! At least half of d batch were. I think it’s mainly because I was still afraid to fill d hole too much, thus, d uneven result. But at least half looks ‘tall’ enough & even color throughout.

Adjusted ingredients

  • 75g self- rising flour
  • 35g sugar
  • 2 tbsp coco powder
  • 60ml fresh milk
  • 15ml thicken cream
  • 1 egg
  • 2tbsp unsalted butter (melted)

Method same as previous rd.

SB Marshmallow Cake & Milk Cupcakes

Hayden’s birthday is today so last nite, with no oven, I decided on making d SB marshmallow cake for his sch. However, I was only able to make a much smaller one so to ‘top’ it up; I also steam some milk cupcakes to bring along.
For this rd, I decided to use orea cookies as base since most of his classmate will be under 3yrs. However, even though I have made this quite a number of times, I was still unable to ‘catch’d right timing & thus, some of d cut strawberries sunken into d cake since it's not 'frozen' long enough. I tried to ‘save’ it but d cake is alrdy in ‘unsaved’ mode. I still went ahead & ‘cover’ it up with d jello. Hopefully, none will notice it.
As for d steam cupcake, I used 2 diff flavor pkt milk for a colored effect - Strawberries & Milo. Also, this time, I top up d batter till almost overflowing & mgd to get d ‘smiling’ effect after steaming! Job Well Done!
Hayden took 1 as BF & loved it! This is really a big improvement cause he rejected d last rd of unsmiling cupcake. Hurray!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Baked mini Donuts

Bought this donut maker during my last wk in Bkk & decided to give it a try last nite. However, as I have mis-read d recipe, d end pdt was not very good looking – flat & discolored. D recipe requested for 10ml but I have spooned only 6-7ml onto d cup because it’s alrdy overflowing to d side! Thus d flat looking donuts. But am not able to explained d 2-tone color.

But Hayden loves it! He finished 7 pieces during d walk from home to his sch!

  • 75g All-purpose flour
  • 35g sugar
  • 2 tbsp coco powder
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 75ml fresh milk
  • 1 egg
  • 30g unsalted butter (melted)
  1. Preheat donut maker for 5 mins.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl be4 adding d wet ingredients.
  3. Stir till well mixed & smooth.
  4. Fill each hole with 10ml of batter.
  5. Close the lid and lock the latch.
  6. Bake for 2 mins. Allow to cool & if desired, coat with icing sugar or top with jam for a sweeter version.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Milk Cupcake_Steamed

Saw this recipe on Blessed HomeMaker’s blog few days ago. It stated no mixer or oven needed, which is perfect for me! So here goes.

End result – a very rounded (same as BH’s previous attempt) Dome shape cupcake. Not smiling at all! ;-( In fact, it looks more like d originator Aunty Yochana's end pdt. So am not really sure if it's considered successfully or a failure. Both MIL & Hubby said it's good, strong milk flavor. But Hayden rejects it without even tasting it. Maybe I shd make it more presentable to kids & offer it to him again. Since it’s such an easy recipe & only yields 8 small cupcakes, am willingly to give it anther go, in fact, very soon.

  • 170 g Fresh Milk (mixture of 1 pkt full cream (110g) & bal low-fat)
  • 60 g sugar
  • 100 g cake flour
  • 20 g rice flour
  • 2 tsp double-action baking powder

Whisk d milk & sugar till sugar has dissolved.
Add in remaining ingredients & stir well.
Spoon into small cups lined with paper liners/muffin cup.
Steam at high heat for 10-13 mins, or until cooked.
Remove and cool on wire rack.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hokkaido Milky bread

Was shopping ard d supermkt & decided to make some changes to d Hokkaido Milky bread recipe by making it a bit more healthy by replacing ½ cup of bread flour with raw wheatgerm.
Wheat germ is d heart of d wheat. It has a nutty flavor & is also cholesterol/sodium free. It’s also full of nutrition. Just 2 tbsp serving will provide:
a) 2g of dietary fiber;
b) 13% of d recommended daily value of folic acid;
c) 10% of d recommended daily value of phosphorus, magnesium & zinc; and
d) 15% vitamin E

End result – a super fluffy loaf but d middle top collapsed. So am not really sure does that means my modification is successful or a failure.
  • 500 g Bread flour
  • 40g raw wheat germ
  • 60 g Cake flour
  • 10 g Yeast
  • 30 g Milk powder
  • 80 g sugar
  • 9 g Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 250 g Fresh milk
  • 150 g heavy cream

Put all ingredients into d ABM & select normal cycle with light crust.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Jpn Stir-fry Pork w/onions

I saw this on a TW cooking program & decided to give it a try since it's supposed to be super easy & healthy. But end result, d sauce looked too thick. I think I might have coated d sliced pork with too much flour. However, hubby said it’s quite good, esp when served with hot rice.

  • 400g sliced pork - dont slice too thin
  • 1 cup of tapioca flour
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2 big yellow onion – slice up
  • 3 tbsp Jpn soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Mirin
  • ½ cup veg stock (optional)
  • ½ tbsp sugar (optional)

Heat up d wok with d olive oil. Coat d pork with flour be4 putting them into d heated wok. Then add d sliced onions & stir-fry for few mins till onions has soften. Add all d sauces into d wok & stir-fry till pork is cooked through. If u prefer more sauce, just add more soy sauce or stock.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cream Cheese Bread 6th attempt

After a long break, this is my very 1st post from Spore. I have been buz meeting up with old friends & cleaning up after d move back home. Then my shipment arrived last wk & I have been busy unpacking. So far, ½ d boxes has been opened & flated. But now am struck with no more spaces to house d bal stuff so am leaving them in d boxes till I figure out where to put them. But d most important thing is – I managed to located d ABM & baked my 1st loaf last nite!

With limited ingredients, I decided on d cream cheese bread recipe since I was given a block of cream cheese from a friend. However, for reason unknown, I added 21g of egg yolk into d ABM be4 realizing that d original recipe does not even asked for egg??? D fact is – I even bother to separate d yolk from d white & weight out both to c which is closer to 20g & used it with d rest into d freezer. Mmmm???
Anyway, by d time I realized my mistake, I have alrdy started d ABM so I decided to add another 1½ tbsp of cake flour to bal out d dry/wet ratio.
End result – a surprisingly fluffy loaf! However, d crust was a bit too thick for me, soft but too thick. Other than that, it actually turns out great!

  • 160g water/fresh milk
  • 250g bread flour +
1½ tbsp cake flour
  • 50g cream cheese
  • 20g unsalted butter
  • 21g egg yolk
  • 10g powder milk
  • 15g sugar
  • 3g salt
  • 4g yeast
  • Put all into bread maker on fast loaf cycle. If u prefers soft crust, do not remove from bread maker after cycle ends. Just leave it there overnite.