Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pumpkin Molasses loaf

Hayden saw some butternut squash ytd & requested for pumpkin soup but since I don’t know how, I decided to bake a loaf of pumpkin bread. I have this recipe on my to-do list for d longest time & now Hayden is giving me d best reason to try it out..

End result – a super soft loaf of bread! And because I replace honey with molasses, thus, it was not very sweet at all. Definitely a keeper!

Recipe seen & taken with adaptations from 蜂蜜金瓜吐司
Original recipe - Carol老师的《烘培新手必备的第二本书》
With my modifications in ()

南瓜泥 150g (pumpkin puree 100g + yogurt 50g)
高粉 280g (bread flour 250g + wholemeal flour 40g)
即用干酵母 1/2tsp instead yeast
鸡蛋 1个
蜂蜜 20g (replace with 20g molasses)
盐 1/8tsp
牛奶 50cc
无盐牛油 30g (25g unsalted butter + 5g olive oil)

Put ingredients into ABM as per manufacturer's instruction & select normal white bread setting with light crust.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Winter Melon Seaweed Porridge

Recently, my health has not been doing so well. My systemic lupus erythematous condition has relapsed twice within the last 7 months. Doc tried to pinpoint the reason for the relapses but so far, stress seems to be the only explanation.

Anyway, because of my relapses, I had to be hospitalised both times & on both occasion, I put on 2-3kg during each stay. So by now, I had in total put on 5kg since last Dec. With this amt of weight gain, am on a mission to lose weight again, seriously this time round.

So from now onwards, I will be trying out all kinds of 'slimming', 'weight loss' recipes. Hopefully some will really work for me.

Here’s my 1st slimming recipe with some changes because I can’t find 50g seaweed. So do visit the original website if you have 50g of seaweed on hand. I cooked this in the morning & bring it to ofc for lunch in a vacuum container. It’s still warm when I had in 7hrs later.

Winter Melon Seaweed Porridge
Ingredients: (1 serving)
5g dried seaweed
300g Winter Melon – skinless & seedless, diced
½cup Rice
500ml Water

Mix all ingredients & bring to boil in the inner pot. After 10mins of boiling, trf inner pot back into the vacuum cooker immediately & seal till lunch hour.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Rocky Chocolate w/berries&candies

For his birthday celebration in school, Hayden has requested me not to make his birthday cake this year because he wanted something more ‘colourful’ so we bought him a Transformer pic cake instead. But we still need to bring something else for d party so I went online to search for something that’s hassle-free & decided on this recipe from Wendy – super easy & everyone loves it, including the teachers & staffs of the school! I held out Wendy’s link to everyone who asked for d recipe!

Rocky Chocolate w/berries&candies

White Chocolate with berries/candies
800g white chocolate
2 ½ cup mini marshmallows
2 cup dried cranberries + gummy candies + ½ cup for topping

1) Line up a 9x13” pan with paper for easy removal;
2) Melt d chocolate in a pot over hot water. Allow to cool slightly till it’s warm to touch;
3) Mix the marshmallows & berries/candies well be4 adding into d chocolate mixture;
4) Pour mixture onto prepared pan & spread it out evenly. Ensure marshmallows are submerge;
5) Sprinkle d topping out evenly & gently press down to ensure it stick to mixture;
6) Allow to solidify in d fridge overnite be4 cutting it into cubes.