Monday, December 26, 2011

Pumpkin Buns 南瓜包

It's been a while since I posted anything simply because I have not tried out any new recipes. I still baked using my ABM but no time to search/try out new recipes because of my full time job. Then as I was 'hse-cleaning' my hard-drive, I noticed that I have forgotten to post a new recipe that I tried out last Dec so here's d post now.

150g lite flour for steaming
1 tsp double action baking powder
1 tsp instant yeast
60g sugar
90g pumpkin puree
10g butter

Put all into the ABM & start d kneading cycle.
After end of cycle, allow to proof till double, abt 1hr.
Punch down & knead for another 2 mins.
Divide dough into 10 portions & roll each into a ball be4 placing into lined tart tins.
Allow to proof for 2nd time till double, abt 45 mins.
Steam on high heat for 10-12 mins.

I tried out diff size tins & all came out great!
Super nice! Definitely a recipe keeper!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Buttermilk Mini Donuts

I have been trying out various donuts recipes & decided that this is the best. I think it’s because of the use of buttermilk, which makes d donuts ‘proof’ very nicely. Esp when it’s used with my mini donut-maker machine, heehee..


2 cups bread flour
1½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 egg
1½ cups Buttermilk
1 tbsp maple syrup
½ cup of blueberries + cheese cubes

Mix all together.
Grease donut-maker & heat it up be4 pouring 1 tbsp of batter into each ring.
Add 1-3 blueberries / cheese cubes onto each batter be4 closing d top for baking.
After 2mins, remove from donut-maker & allow cooling for 10mins be4 moving into container.

Best eaten warm!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Steam GreenTea cake

With so many successful tries of the steam chocolate cake from fellow blogger’s post, I decided to give it a variation – green tea flavour.
The end result – color was not what I expected. As for taste, MIL & Hubby likes it but my colleague mentioned too sweet for her… thus, might reduce d amt of sugar next time.
p.s. d only changes I made was to add 1 ½ tbsp green tea powder, & increased d amt of flour to match total amt of dry ingredients.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Photo Pix

We rec’d these 2 very beautiful artwork from 2 of our very close friends & I would like to showcase their creativeness.

Pix 1 from my little 'sister' from Bangkok

Pix 2 from our close friend
TQ so much for their wishes!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Coconut Jelly

Saw this recipe from the newspaper & so decided to give it a try.

End result – because I have put in too much cendol, d cendol part of the jelly breaks off very easily. Might not try this again as no-one in the family is interested to eat it...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chinese TeaLeaves Eggs_茶叶蛋

Like my friend, fellow blogger (BHH), I love the smell & taste of Chinese tea leaves egg (茶叶蛋 Cha Ye Dan). And when she posted a recipe on how to homemade, I grabbed the chance to try it out. However, since she mentioned that d herbs smell is not strong enough for her, I triple all the herb ingredients.
And d result - Thumbs up!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hokkaido Milky bread - another version

Another version of Hokkaido Milky loaf - adding whatever ingredients that I was trying to finish;-p

6g salt
38g Sneaky Chef's Healthy version of flour blend
20 g milk powder
155g self-rising flour
200g bread flour
53 g sugar
1 Egg (abt 60g)
170 g Fresh milk
100 g heavy cream
2 tbsp raw wheat germ
¼ cup raisins
¼ cup of crushed almonds

Put all ingredients into d ABM & select normal cycle with light crust
End result – not as fluffy as d original recipe but good enough with all the goodness in it.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Chrysanthemum Jelly

My ‘little sister’ from Thailand had this dessert in a restaurant & fell in love with it. When she came back, she requested me to try out & teach her how to make. So here’sd end result served on top of fruit punch.
A handful of chrysanthemum flowers
900ml water
A pkt of konnyaku jelly powder
190g of sugar ( can adj according to yr own taste)

Wash chrysanthemum flowers be4 putting them into the boiling water. Let it boil for another 5-10 min be4 removing from d heat. Do not boil too long or d jelly will turn out bitter...
Remove from heat. Steep covered for another 10 min be4 sieving d tea into a cooking pot.
Add jelly powder & sugar, stirring constantly bringing boil. Ensure both powder & sugar has alrdy dissolved be4 removing from heat.
Pour into moulds to set and let it cool. Chill before serving.

Super good on a hot sunny day!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Purple Passion fruit jelly

With so many left-over purple passion fruit, I decided to use them up for jelly.

Very refreshing! MIL loves it & ate half of it over 2 days!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sour Plum AgarAgar Jelly

With so much agar agar powder on hand, I decided to give some of BH’s recipes a try. All ingredients d same with d excepation of the Konnyakau powder which I replaced with agar agar powder.

End result - MIL mentioned that I shd have used Konnyakau powder instead but my purpose was to used up whatever’s on hand & not get new ingredients.
Hubby preferred d Ribena jelly that I made for Hayden’s birthday party (which I forgotten to take pic).

Friday, January 28, 2011

Steam chocolate cake & brownies

Using recipes from BH’s blog, these are what I made for Hayden’s birthday party at d childcare. Not much but at least I made all of this myself... Hopefully 1 day, he’ll appreciate the amt of sleep I lost doing this for him…

Steam chocolate cake & brownies

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Steam moist chocolate cake

Hayden’s birthday coming up & I decided to try out BH’s tested recipe – steam chocolate cake for his class party. For testing purpose, I halved all the ingredients & d pix reflected d result…

Colleagues LOVED it! All mentioned that it’s moist enough for them. & so, so easy to prepare!