Friday, December 4, 2009

Miss Me ?

I know, I've abandoned my blog for quite a long time. I wonder and I'm curious to know that how many of you notice my dissapperance. Anyone of you start to miss me?? lol ~ ~

I've safely reached Hanoi on 24th Nov with my three kids for a long holiday here. I don't think I can share with all of you my cooking recipe for the time being but, I will try to update my blog with some interesting things, food or places that I have come through in Hanoi.

Please come back for my Hanoi trip post okay? and..., I really miss cooking and baking now!!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sweet & Sour Pineapple Chicken - “菠萝鸡”

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Anything that taste sweet & sour will sure boost my appetite. I love sweet & sour food so much. Yesterday, I cook my family's favourite Pineapple Chicken -“菠萝鸡”. We can't finish one pineapple as my kids they don't eat pineapple and end up cooking this dish for lunch. This dish is super yummy!!

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It's very easy to cook and taste me!!!

"Claire, you must try this ya :p ~"

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3 chicken drumsticks (weight approx. 500gm)
1/2 medium size pineapple (skinned & cut into small pieces)
2 red chillies (cut into 1cm pieces)
1 onion (cut into thin wedges)
2 tomatoes (cut into wedges)

some chopped garlic

1 tsp sugar
2 tsp oyster sauce
1 tsp light soy sauce
1 egg
3 tbsp tapioca flour

1 tbsp chilli sauce (add more if you like it spicy)
3 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tbsp sugar
50ml water (or canned pineapple juice)


  • Clean chicken and remove the excessive fats on the chicken thighs. Cut it into smaller pieces. (I remove it's skin. However, it's up to your preference to retain the skin or remove it)
  • Season with marinade ingredients for at least 30 mins (I marinade it overnight because I was in the rush of time). Deep-fry it in the hot oil until golden in colour. Remove from oil, drain well and set a side.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in the hot wok, add in the chopped garlic, onion wedges and stir-fry till it's fragrant.
  • Add in sauce mixture and bring to boil. Add in fried chicken pieces, pineapple, red chillies and tomatoes. Stir-fry briskly until well combined.
  • Thicken with the sauce with some constarch solutions (*optional - just omit this step if the sauce already thick).
  • Dish up and serve warm with steamed rice.

p/s: Before dish up taste and slightly adjust the taste to your own liking. Add more sugar if you prefer it to be sweeter, more tomato sauce if you like it sourish or some salt if you like it salty.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cool & Refreshing Guava Fruit

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I bought some Guava fruit from the market today. I like the seedless Guava and eat them with the preserved plum and some chilli powder. Some of my friends told me, before eating the Guava fruit we must soak it in salt water for a longer time to get rid of the pesticide sprayed on it. Wash few times to make sure it is clean before we unskinned and slice it.

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My model of the day. Please meet this 2 lovely Guava!!! hehe

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Seedless Guava eaten with this seedless preserved plum are just GREAT.

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To prepare this simple and yummy Guava Fruit, we need:

1 medium size seedless Guava (cut into thin slices)

4-5 seedless preserved Plum (cut it into thin stripes)

1/2 tsp chilli powder


Wash and slice the guava. Drain and place it in a big bowl.
Add in the plum stripes and chilli powder.
Stir to mix thoroughly. Transfer it to a smaller clean bowl.
Chill it in the fridge for 20 - 30 minutes before serving.

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This is a real addictive snack. Once we eat this, we cannot stop it!! Try it out!


Monday, November 2, 2009

Sweet Cinnamon Raisins Bun

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If sausage buns are my kids favourite then my favourite buns will be these "Sweet Cinnamon Raisins Bun". I just can't resist the sweet smell of Cinnamon all over my house when I bake it in oven. I like to have it with a cup of freshly brewed warm coffee and of course together with some girlfriends for our girly talks. That's how I describe a wonderful afternoon :) I baked Cinnamon Rolls before, at that time I just hand to knead the dough and it really takes me like whole life to get the dough elastic and ready. I didn't give up tho, but the texture of the buns sure cannot compare with the one knead with breadmaker, it's more fluffy and soft. The texture of the buns remain soft for the following 3 days.

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I use the Basic Sweet Bun Recipe that I use for the Sausage Buns. Just follow the recipe there but omit the sausage and for it's filling I use ground cinnamon, brown sugar, raw sugar and raisins.

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Ingredients for filling:
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon (add more if you prefer stronger cinnamon taste) + 2 tsp Brown Sugar + 1 tsp Raw Sugar + 2 tbsp Raisins (soak in warm water for 5-10mins, drained and dry it)


  • Mix all the ingredients for filling in a small bowl.
  • Weight the dough into 60gm small portion. Roll it into 2" x 5" rectangular shape.
  • Spread the filling mixture evenly with the raisin evenly place on the dough and roll it up like spring roll.
  • Cut it with scissors at the center of the roll up dough and fold it up. Place the dough (the cut surface face up) into the paper cup.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 180c for 12-15mins.

p/s: For more Cinnamon Bun Recipe or idea of it's filling. Please visit Kitchen Corner - Grace's Blog. I like her recipe of soak the raisins in RUM and the use of honey for the fillings. I will definitely try out her recipe soon!!!


Orange Poppy Seed Chiffon

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Ya, chiffon cake again!! Among all the flavours, orange & pandan chiffon are my family's favourite. I got this idea from a friend of mine Ann-Ann by adding some poppy seeds to my orange chiffon. I like it when in every bite of the cottony soft cake there is this crunchy popping sound of poppy seeds. Those who haven't try this poppy seeds in chiffon shall try it now. I added 2 tablespoon of poppy seeds for this cake but it is not that visible after the cake was baked. I think I shall add another tablespoon in it when I bake the cake again next time.

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I just added 2 tbsp of Poppy Seeds in the egg yolk mixture. You can add more like 3 tbsp if you like more poppy seeds in you cake. Please click HERE for the "Orange Chiffon Cake Recipe"


My Kid's Favourite Buns...

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My kids have been bugging me again and again to bake them their favourite sausage buns. I was in rush to go out and just roll it up this simple way. The most common way we can always seen in the bakery. The recipe I use yield 10-12 sausage buns, they each ate one right after the pictures was taken and keep each for breakfast tomorrow morning. My elder daughter she will bring the bun to school and just drink a cup of Milo as her breakfast. She can't eat much early morning just like me.

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Sausage Buns Recipe - (recipe using breadmaker)


150ml Water + Egg (1 egg & add water till it reach 150ml)
100ml Fresh Milk (I use Dutch Lady Full Cream Milk)
320gm High Protein Flour (Bread Flour)
80gm Plain Flour
90gm Castor Sugar
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Instant Yeast
50gm Butter (softened to room temperature)
8 piece of Sausage (I prefer Ayamas brand)

Some roasted sesame seeds (optional)
egg yolk + milk (for brushing before baking)


  • Put all the liquid ingredients into breadmaker pan.
  • Add in the high protein & plain flour.
  • At the center of the flour mixture, dig a small well (*not too deep) & place the yeast and cover it up.
  • Add in sugar at the center and salt on it side.
  • Select "DOUGH" function on the breadmaker and press "START" to start kneading.
  • After about 5 mins of kneading, add in the softened butter cubes. Let it continue to knead for 20mins or till the dough are elastic.
  • Let the dough proof either in the breadmaker or in a greased big mixing bowl for up to 1 1/2hrs.
  • Punch to release the gas capture in the dough. Cut into smaller pieces.
  • Flatten the dough before place the sausage and roll up it up.
  • Rest the buns for further 15-20mins at warm place. Cover it up with cling wrap or place them in the air-tight container to prevent it dries up. The buns shall doubled up it's size.
  • Brush it with egg+milk mixture & sprinkle some sesame seeds on the surface before bake it in preheated oven for 10-15mins at 180c*



Saturday, October 31, 2009

Homemade Pizza Again!!!


Hohoho~ I bake PIZZA for brunch (breakfast + lunch). Friday and Saturday are school holidays for those who stay in Alor Star and Perlis state. Normally, we (my kids + me) will wake up late and skipped our breakfast on that day. I wake up around 9am, not too late actually and got my laundry done and clean my house. Since it has been quite sometime that we last eat PIZZA and I decided to bake PIZZA for our brunch. I don't have to ask my kids about this as they sure LOVE IT!!

This time round I bake the pizza crust using just plain flour and wholemeal flour. Surprisingly, it turn out very yummy. I make two 10" pan pizza with sausage, mushrooms & canned pineapple as its topping (*sound boring right??, but these are my kid's favourite). I sprinkles it with a lot of parmesan & mozarella cheese. I LOVE CHEESE!!

My newly bought pizza cutter. Very convinient when cut the hot pizza.

Pizza Dough: Makes enough for two 10" pizza

250gm plain flour
50gm wholemeal flour
2 1/2 tsp instant yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
200gm warm milk (110f/43c)
80gm warm water (110f/43c)
3 tbsp olive oil/corn oil


Mix plain flour, wholemeat flour and yeast in a bowl. Add in sugar, salt and set aside.

In another smaller bowl mix milk, water and olive oil.

Pour it to the flour mixture slowly bit by bit and stir till it's well combined. The dough will be sticky at this time.

In a flat surface, dust your hand with some flour and slightly knead the dough for 2-3 minutes until it can forms a ball.

Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with cling film and let it rest for 20 minutes.

Remove the cling cover from the dough and punch the dough down so it deflates a bit.

Split the dough into 2 and roll it to the 10" round piece.

Let the dough rest for 5 mins and brush it with some olive oil before we top it with topping.

**You can refer to my previous
PIZZA post for the topping idea. We can actually top it with any of our favourite toppings - onions, tomatoes, tuna fish, prawns, bacon, ham, etc... The sauce for pizza also plays the important roles in PIZZA making, make sure you get the right and yummy sauce and don't forget to add a lot of cheese on it.



Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Zebra Cake - “斑马蛋糕”

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Zebra Cake??? Well, of course it's not a cake that using ingredients from any part of Zebra. It's just the pattern that resembled Zebra and end up we called it a Zebra Cake. This cake are soft and spongy. Not too oily and not too dry, it's just nice. It taste particularly like the normal sponge cake we can get out there, nothing special. The only thing that make it so unique is it's Zebra pattern on it, very beautiful pattern !!

This cake is not too hard to bake as well. The only thing that we need to look at it is the oven temperature. The cake tend to brown very fast at the top part and I have to adjust - on and off the top heat several time to ensure my cake are not burnt on the top. Actually I have bake this cake 3 times already with different recipes provided by others. But, I still love the one shared by Jo's Deli & Bakery one the most. The texture of the cake are very light and soft. Like I said, it taste just nice not too moist or dry and it's not too sweet as well. If you are free and never tried this cake before, go ahead and give it a TRY!!

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seperate the equal portion of chocolate batter and plain batter in 2 different bowl

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this is how the first four scoops of batter in the cake pan looks like

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finished all the batter and it's ready to be baked in the preheated oven now!!

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(recipe adapted from Jo's Deli & Bakery)
Makes one 8" round cake

6 small eggs
110g castor sugar
150g cake flour (I use self-raising flour & omit the baking powder)
½ tsp baking powder
½ tbsp emulsifier (I use Ovalett)
100g butter, melted
30g condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla essence (optional)

2 tsp cocoa powder
3-4 tbsp water
1 tsp chocolate emulco (I use chocolate paste)
Dissolve cocoa powder and chocolate emulco in water.

Almond nibs or flakes for sprinkling (I omit this, my kids don't like cakes with nuts on it)


Preheat oven at 170c. Prepare and grease a 8 inch round cake pan.
Sift flour and baking powder. Set aside.
Beat eggs, flour mixture, castor sugar and emulsifier (ovalett) on high speed for 10 minutes* or until batter turns light and creamy, i.e. thick ribbon state. **To test, lift beater. Batter drops from beater should disappear when you count from 1 to 10.
Pour in melted butter, condensed milk and vanilla essence (if any). Mix at slow speed.
Divide batter into 2 equal portions. Fold in chocolate solution into one of the batter.
Using small soup ladle (original recipe from Jo's used spoon, I tried it with spoon before and it failed to produce a nice pattern lines on the cake) Scoop 3 of uncoloured batter into center of the greased cake pan. Then, scoop 3 of chocolate batter onto the center of the plain batter you just scooped into the pan.
Repeat until you have finished about half of the batter. Reduce to 2 scoops each now and continue layering. Reduce the amount of batter gradually until you only pour 1 scoop of each batter finally. The circles become smaller and smaller as your pour (Pic. 4).
Sprinkle almond nibs or flakes to cake. Bake at 170c for 35-40 minutes or until the skewer insert comes out clean.
Let cake in pan for 10 minutes before turning it on to a wire rack to cool complete before we cut and serve it.

p/s: I bake this cake at 160c and it takes me 40 mins to get the cake all cooked throughly. Different oven might need different temperature and time for baking a cake. Please take note**



Monday, October 26, 2009

Steamed Pumpkin Buns - “金瓜馒头”

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Most chinese today will take vegetarian food to celebrate 9 Emperors God. Some people they will take 9 days vegetarian food celebrating the big day. For me, as usual I will take 3 days of vegetarian food each year. Today is the last day of this 9 Emperors God Festival. I went to the temple to pray this morning with a friend of mine Ann-Ann. We go to breakfast together and back home I decided to make "金瓜馒头" Steamed Pumpkin Buns recipe shared by Ann-Ann for my teatime snack and supper. If there is extra left, I will keep it for breakfast tomorrow morning. For your information, this is my 2nd time making it. The first batch are all finished up by my kids before I could snap a pic..!!

I was so silly that I have done something wrong without realising it until the very last minute. I took out the pumpkin from my fridge cut out one big piece and straight I weight it according to the recipe 150gm (I hv forgotten to unskinned them before I weight it**). I washed, unskinned and cut it into smaller pieces, straight I put them into a small bowl and steamed it (I weight the pumpkin with it's skin on and after I unskinned and steamed it, the total weight of the smashed pumpkin is only 100gm - short of 50gm!!!) How??? The idea of adding more water to make up the weight just come into my mind, I added 30gm more water mixed with the smashed pumpkin, luckily it's only 30gm and not 50gm.

I can see the dough are too wet and very sticky...oh, is it because of the water I add?? and, I add some more flour after about 10 minutes of kneading...I know this time my pumpkin buns will not be as fluffy and soft as it use to be. Don't worry, the recipe I share here does produce soft and fluffy buns. But, make sure you don't repeat the mistakes I made here. Unskinned the pumpkin first before you weight it ~ lol!! Lesson learned**

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I was so lucky, the buns turn out not as fluffy as usual but it's still acceptable soft. I think it will be better proof if I left it longer before I steamed it. As I was in the rush to fetch my kids at school, I just leave the ready buns under the sun for 10mins. It's better if I can leave it under the sun for couple of minutes longer. I love the pumpkin aroma of the freshly steamed buns in my kitchen. It's smells so yummy, overall the buns turn out a little bit chewy (that's surely because of the mistakes I made) but to my surprise, it remain soft till now. The buns were steamed around 12 noon just now. Not too bad tho!!

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Recipe adapted from Ann-Ann's Blog 人生加油站


Instant Yeast (酵母) - 11gm
Sugar (糖) - 1 tsp
Warm Water (温水) - 150gm

(In a deep mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients above and let it proof for 10-15mins. Set aside)

Hong Kong Flour (包粉) - 500gm
Sugar (糖) - 8 tbsp
Oil (食油) - 8 tbsp
Salt (盐) - 1/4 tsp (少许)
Smashed Steamed Pumpkin (金瓜/南瓜蒸软成泥) - 150gm


Knead the ingredient (B) until it is mix together then pour in ingredient (A). Knead all the ingredients into a soft dough (20-30mins).
Let it rest for 10mins before divided the dough into 16-18 equal big portion. Roll the dough into a big trangular and roll it into spring roll shapes and lined it with 2"x5" patch paper. (I let it prove for another 10-15mins under the hot sun, covered the dough with cling wrap or wet cloth to prevent it from dries up while proofing)
Steam it in hot boiling steamer for 12-15mins.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Red Bean Swirl Bun

Red Bean Swirl Bun

I love everything with Red Bean. This time I try skill to make this Red Bean Swirl Buns. I use the homemade red bean paste I bought from a shop here. The bean paste sold by them are just great. It's not too sweet and without preservatives. I have to freeze it in my freezer and defrost it when I'm going to use it. By looking at my buns, I think I still need a lot of practice to shape the perfect looking buns.

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Actually it's not that hard to make this swirl pattern. All we need is PRACTICE. The more we practice the better we'll become. Practice makes perfect right? Although the buns are not very pretty but it's soft and fluffy. It's like the one sold in bakery and remains soft for few days. Not too bad right? ^ ^

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I made half of the dough into this Red Bean Swirl Buns and the other half I topped it with shredded Cheddar Cheese + Raw Sugar. Both buns are nice and yummy. Click HERE to see my Cheddar Cheese Buns.

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150ml Water + Egg (1 egg & add water until it's 150ml)
100ml Fresh Milk (I use Dutch Lady Full Cream Milk)
320gm High Protein Flour (Bread Flour)
80gm Plain Flour
90gm Castor Sugar
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Instant Yeast
50gm Butter (softened)
Some roasted sesame seeds (for sprinkle on top)
Egg yolk + Milk (for brushing before baking)


Red Bean Paste

Please refer HERE for the method of kneading the dough.

To assemble the buns:

  • Weight 50gm dough balls. Roll it into 2"x5" rectangular shape.
  • Roll the bean paste into 1cm diameter long strip and place it at the center of the dough.
  • Fold the dough up and roll it again to flatten it.
  • Use a sharp knife and cut a long the dough 2 lines.
  • Lift up the dough and swirl it for few times before shape it round. Place the dough into paper liner.
  • Let the dough proof at warm place for 20-25 mins.
  • Brush the surface with the egg yolk + milk mixture before sprinkle it with some sesame seeds.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 180c for 12-15 mins or until it is brown in colour.


Cheese Topping Buns

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I use the same dough recipe for Red Bean Swirl Buns for this Cheddar Cheese Buns. Click HERE for the recipe.

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For topping we need:

Cheddar Cheese (shredded coarsely) + Raw Sugar

Brush the buns with egg yolk + milk mixture first before sprinkle the shredded cheese and sugar mixture on top.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Chocolate Rice Yoghurt Cupcake

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Each time when I go to the shop selling bakery ingredients, few stuff that I will check out are those super duper lovely cupcakes liners, different design of baking pan or cake moulds and the new recipe books. I just can't resist the cupcakes liner with various designs and colours. I will always check on their new arrivals. I have few different design in my collection now. What about you?? Do you like to collect it?

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I came across this Chocolate Rice Yoghurt Cupcakes not too long ago in Happy Flour's Blog. After reading the ingredients used and it's method, I straight bookmarked it. I know my kids are gonna love this. They love cupcakes with chocolate chips or chocolate rice in it. From the picture in the blog, I can see how soft and fluffy the cupcakes can be. This is the cupcakes that I will want to bake for the kids. I don't like the chewy type muffins and this Chocolate Rice Yoghurt Cupcakes recipe are definitely a keeper. It's very delicious!!

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Recipe - adapted from Happy Flour

Ingredients needed:
40gm Butter
75gm Sugar
1/4tsp Salt
1 Egg
1/2tsp Vanilla Essence
110gm Cake Flour
1/2tsp Baking Powder
1/4tsp Baking Soda
110g Plain Yogurt
40g Chocolate Rice

1. Preheat oven to 175C.
2. Line muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
2. Sift flour, baking soda and baking powder together, set aside.
3. Cream butter, salt and sugar until light and fluffy.
4. Slowly beat in egg and vanilla essence until well combined.(If batter curdle add in some flour)
5. Fold in flour and yogurt alternately until well combined.
6. Lastly fold in chocolate rice.
7. Spoon batter into the muffin tin until 70% full.
8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30mins.
9. Remove cupcakes from tin and cool on a wire rack.

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This cupcakes are moist, soft & fluffy ... very tasty.

p/s: I doubled the recipes and get 12 medium size cupcakes. Don't fill the cup too full to avoid the batter from spill out in the middle of baking time. Lesson learned*** I'm greedy and fill my cup too full and the cupcakes appears flat on the top, some batter spill out from the side of the cup**


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Peanut Paste Bun

Peanut Buns

This time I use Wendy's basic sweet buns recipe for making this batch of peanut paste buns. I filled it with the ready made peanut paste I bought from the shop. Anyhow, you can just replace the peanut paste with read bean, lotus or pandan kaya fillings... it's really up to our own preference. To make the buns look more attractive for photography, I decorate it with some almond slices on top of it.

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As a full time housewife, I have to fetch my kids at the time and I just left the ready to bake buns to proof longer before I put them to bake in the oven. It was slightly over proof for another 40-45 mins... The buns however turn out great. It fully proof, doubled it size when I bake them in the oven. It's soft but I found it's skin are a bit hard (I still couldn't get the right setting for my oven *or the oven is too warm and I should switch off the top heat and on it back after the first 8 minutes of baking time)
I give some buns to a friend of mine and she told me the texture of the buns is a bit chewy (only a little bit ok!, I must have done something wrong???) However, for me I found it satisfactory for a newbie like me. I can assure all of you it's not because of Wendy's recipe but, I still have to improve my skill in making buns. Learn the correct way to knead, proof, shape and how to correctly baked buns in the oven. All that are very important in order to get the right texture and yummy buns. For the coming post, I'm sure I will bored you all with many different types of buns again... so, be prepared ya!!!! lol~~~

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Look at the texture of the buns... it's really fluffy, moist and soft!!

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Recipe adapted from Wendy's Blog
- The Adventures Of Giggles

7gm Instant Yeast
480gm Bread Flour
120gm Cake Flour
110gm Sugar
10gm Salt
25gm Milk Powder
300ml Water
1 Egg
60 Unsalted Butter (softened)

*Mix some egg yolk and milk to brush the surface before place in the oven
*Some butter to brush on the surface after remove the buns from the oven

Method :(If you don't have bread maker, please refer to - Bacon Onion Roll for the hand mixing and kneading steps).

1. Place the liquid ingredients (water and egg) into the bread pan of the machine.
2. Then add all the dry ingredients EXCEPT yeast.
3. Make a small well on the top of the dry ingredients (not too deep to keep yeast away from the wet ingredients), add the yeast to the well.
4. Select the DOUGH function and press start.
5. My bread maker takes - 5 minutes for first knead (mixing) and 15 minutes for the whole kneading process.
6. I added the butter after the first knead.
7. Straight I let the dough to proof 2 hour inside the breadmaker
8. The dough should be triple in size after 2.5 hours.
9. Punch the dough with your fist to deflate the gas.
10. Divide the dough to 60g balls and filled them with the peanut paste.

Let it rise for another 50 minutes, cover with plastic film. *(I put the ready buns 15 mins under the heat of hot sun for better proofing) 15 minutes before rising time up, pre-heat the oven at 350
Place the almond slices on top of the buns. Brush the egg & milk mixture liquid and bake it for 13 minutes.
Remove the buns from the oven, lightly brush with butter for shinny effect (optional)
Temperature and time are to be adjusted as different oven will bring different condition and result.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Chocolate Toast

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Before I own a breadmaker, this is the type of bread I will usually bought when I go to the bakery. My kids they love this chocolate flavour toast, they will normally spread a thin layer of planta (margarine) and spinkle some sugar on it and they just love to eat it that way. Simple and yummy!

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I used the recipe provided along when I bought my breadmaker but the recipe is for plain white toast and I slightly made some changes to it. The texture of the bread turn out to be satisfactory, soft not chewy at all (I don't like chewy bread). The bread remains soft for the following 3 days as well.

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Try this out if you like chocolate bread.

Ingredients needed:

270 ml Water
400 gm High Protein Flour
30 gm Choco Powder
1/2 tsp Chocolate paste
1/2 tsp Salt
3 tbsp Castor Sugar (I use 4 tbsp)
1 tbsp Milk Powder
1 1/2 tsp Instant Yeast
2 tbsp Butter


Mix well high protein flour with choco powder and milk powder. Set aside.
Pour water into the breadmaker pan. Add the flour mixture on top of it, followed by salt at one of the corner and sugar at the center part.
Dig and make a well at the center of the flour mixture and add in yeast (not too deep to avoid the yeast contact with the water). Cover up it up with flour.
Choose the "DOUGH" function on the breadmaker and press start. Let the breadmaker knead the dough.
After about 5-7 mins of kneading add in the butter and chocolate paste. Let it continue to knead. After 30 mins of kneading, let the dough rest for 45-50 mins before we punch on the dough to release all gas inside.
Divided the dough into 3 equal balls, roll and shape it into sringroll shape and place them into the baking pan. Let the dough proof until double it's size before bake them in the oven.
Brush some milk and egg yolks mixture in the surface of the bread before we put in the preheated oven and bake at 180c for 20mins (or until the bread is cooked and brown).



Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sausage Buns

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I'm so sorry for take me so long to post up recipes for this sausage bun. I've been busy with the house chores & the kids. My time was mostly use to cook and bake. I hardly have time to sat in front of the computer to online as my hubby was back for holidays from Hanoi. I have to spent some time to accompany him went out to get his work done.

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I never thought that making bread can be as simple as this before I got a breadmaker. After I got myself a breadmaker, my mind was always think of what bread I want to bake for tomorrow. My kids, they are so happy...they got to eat fresh and yummy bread all the time. Here I would like to share with all of you the recipe for this Sausage Bun.

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150ml Water + 1 egg
100ml Fresh Milk
320gm High Protein Flour
80gm Plain Flour
90gm Sugar
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Yeast
50gm Butter


***Normal hand kneading method for bread. If you are using breadmaker - use the dough function. After the dough are elastic and shiny. Place it in a big greased bowl and cover it with cling wrap. Let it rest for 50-60 mins before we punch to release it's gas. Roll and fill it with sausage. Let it proof until double it's size before we bake it. The ingredients above yields 12 buns. Bake at 180c for 12-15 mins

p/s: more sausage buns HERE



"Star Fish Cake" ABC Soup


I would like to thank my friend Ai Li giving me a packet of this super cute "Star Fish Cake" and I add them into the ABC Soup. I found that it is just too cute to be eaten... my kids they love it so much. Thank you, Ai Li !!!


For the recipe of the ABC Soup you can refer HERE. I just add fish cake and let the soup boil for a while. This time I cut all the carrots into heart shape using the love shape cookie cutter and I omit the sweet corn.


I think we shall sing this "Twinkle,.. twinkle,.. little stars" song before we drink the soup.. hahaha!! A pot full of STARS soup.. yumm~yummm!!!



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