Sunday, June 25, 2017

Pandan Coconut Buns

 软软的面包配上甜甜自家做的咖椰醬. 您心动了吗?是不是也想吃一个呢?=)

Killer Toast
(bread recipe adapted & modify slightly from Victoria bakes)

Ingredients:
260g Blue Jacket Bread Flour
1 tsp instant yeast
60g egg
120g pandan coconut milk (blend pandan leaves with coconut milk & strain)
20g fine sugar
pinch of salt
30g Cowhead salted butter

Method:
1. Mix all ingredients (except butter) together & knead till the dough is smooth & elastic. Add in butter & knead till window pane stage.
2. Divide & shape dough into 9 equal portions. Proof for 1hr.
3. Baked in a preheated oven @160C for 12mins.

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Flaky Flower Mooncake


Flaky Flower Mooncake
(recipe adapted from Vivian Pang Kitchen)

Ingredients: 
Water dough (6 x 26g each)
95g Blue Jacket Plain Flour
7g icing sugar
25g vegetable oil
30g water 

Oil dough (6 x 18g each)
80g Blue Jacket Plain Flour
30g vegetable oil 

Filling (6 x 30g each)
Homemade mung bean paste 

Method:  
1. Water dough: Mix sifted flour & sugar together. Add in the oil & water & knead to form soft dough. Cover & leave to rest for 30mins.
2. Oil dough: Mix all ingredients together & knead to form dough.
3. Divide the water & oil dough into 6 portions. Shape them into balls. 
4. Wrap each oil dough with water dough & form a ball. Repeat the same for the rest.
5. Roll out one ball into oval shape. Then roll up like swiss roll. Keep aside to rest. Repeat the same for the rest.
6. Back to the 1st roll, flatten into long oval shape.  Again roll up like swiss roll. Slightly press to form ball. Keep aside to rest. Repeat the same for the rest.
7. Flatten the ball into round. Wrap in the filling. Repeat the same for the rest of the balls.
8. Flatten the balls into round with rolling pin. Make 8 cuts around the pastry with scissors.  Apply egg wash & sprinkle some chia seeds in the center.
9. Bake in preheated oven 180C for 19mins.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Homemade pandan Kaya


Homemade Pandan Kaya
(recipe adapted from Nasi Lemak Lover)

Ingredients:
8 pcs pandan leaves
350g coconut milk
250g fine sugar
3 eggs

Method:
1. Blend pandan leaves with coconut milk in a blender & strain to discard pulp.
2. In a stainless steel bowl, lightly whisk eggs & sugar together. Add in mixture from (1). Stir & mix well.
3. Placed the stainless steel bowl over a pot of boiled water on low heat. Stir the kaya mixture on & off.
4. Cook until desired thickness. Cool completely before keep in fridge.

 Cooked over double boiler. Colour was pale & there were many bubbles when stirring the mixture.
As the mixture thickened, the colour got brighter & there were lesser bubbles when stirring.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pork Floss Sandwiches


Pork Floss Sandwiches

Ingredients:
270g Blue Jacket Baguette Flour
30g Blue Jacket Plain flour
1/2 tsp instant yeast
20g fine sugar
1/4 tsp salt
60g egg
100g water
30g coconut oil

seaweed
sesame seeds
mayonnaise
pork floss

Method:
1. Mix all ingredients in a mixer & knead till a smooth dough is formed. Proof for 1hr.
2. De-gas & roll the dough out in rectangle & placed in a 11x14" tray (slightly brushed with butter). Proof for 1hr.
3. Spray water onto the surface of dough. Sprinkle seaweed & sesame seeds. Steam bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 12mins.
4. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the surface of bread & sprinkle pork floss & seaweed. Slice the bread to desired portions.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Homemade Mung Bean Paste

 Smooth mung bean paste ready for use*^_^*
 
Homemade Mung Bean Paste
(recipe adapted from My Little Space)

Ingredients
1 packet (500g) store bought mung bean
few pandan leaves
350g water
250g fine sugar

Method:
1. Soak mung beans in water for 2hrs. Drain away the water & rinse a few times until the water is clear.
2. Steamed the mung beans together with pandan leaves for an hour. Quickly mashed them once the mung bean is cooked & softened.
3. In a big pot, dissolved sugar in water over medium heat. Add in mashed mung beans. Stir constantly until a thick paste is formed.
4. To get a smoother texture, press the bean paste against the sieve using a silicon spatula.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Charcoal Macarons

你喜欢熊本熊(くまモン)吗?

Basic Macarons
(Recipe adapted from Carol 
   

Ingredients:
45g egg whites 

50g fine sugar
60g icing sugar
1 Tbsp charcoal powder 
65g almond meal   *I blend whole almonds with skin. 

Method: 

1. Sift almond meal, charcoal powder & icing sugar together.Set aside for later use.

2. Whisk egg whites until foamy, add in sugar gradually & whisk until the egg white mixture becomes shiny & stiff peaks.

3. Fold in all the dry ingredients into the egg whites batter until just combined.

4. Pipe the batter onto silpat mat. Rap the baking tray on table top a few times to spread the batter slightly.

5. Set it aside for the shells' surface to dry up.

6. Preheat oven to 200C, slide the tray of dried macarons into the oven, off the heat immediately & keep the oven door ajar with a thick glove placed in between, for 6mins.

7. Once the 6mins is up, close the oven door . Bake the macarons at 170C for 1min & lower the heat to 160C  for 3mins, 140C for 5mins. Then off oven heat & keep oven door ajar with glove placed in between for another 5mins.

8. Remove from oven & let it cool completely before removing from the silpat mat.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Blue Pea Bread 蝶豆花面包

Blue Pea Bread 蝶豆花面包
 
Ingredients:  
Pre-ferment:
50g Blue Jacket Baguette Flour
60g blue pea water
pinch of yeast
*mix all together in a bowl till combined. Cling wrap & leave in room temperature overnight

Dough:
250g Blue Jacket Baguette Flour
50g Blue Jacket Wholewheat Flour
1g instant yeast
1g salt
200g blue pea water
pre-ferment

Method:
1. Combined all dough ingredients & pre-ferment in a medium bowl.
2. After 30mins, wet hands slightly & fold the dough corners towards the center of the dough. Proof for another 30mins. Repeat this process for another 2 times (there will be a total of 3 times folding in 2 hrs).
3. Remove the dough onto a slightly floured table top. Roughly shape the dough & let it rest for 15mins. After that, shaped dough into desired size & proof for 1hr.
4. Scored the loaf & bake in a preheated oven @ 240C for 30mins, then 220C for another 10mins.

 
 Let's start the day with a colorful breakfast!
Blue Pea Garlic bread with corn stew (chicken, carrots & onions) & salad. Of course, with a glass of blue pea drink! *^_^*

Monday, May 29, 2017

Matcha Cheesecake


Matcha Cheesecake 

Ingredients:
crust:

180g cookies crumbs
50g Cowhead salted butter, melted

 

Fillings:
330g Cream cheese
40g fine sugar

1 Tbsp corn flour
2 eggs
50g milk
40g non dairy cream

100g matcha chocolate, melted
 
Method:
1. Mix cookie crumbs & melted butter in a mixing bowl. Pour into a 6" tin & level it. Chill in fridge for later use. 
2. Beat cream cheese & sugar till light & fluffy. Add in eggs gradually & beat till combined.
3. Add in corn flour, milk, cream & chocolate, Mix well.
4. Pour batter into the cake tin. Steamed bake in a preheated oven @160C for 70mins. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pandan Chiffon (cooking method)

这是我吃过的最好吃的班兰戚风!不夸张,没骗你。
这个戚风蛋糕体真的是鬆软到可以做瑜伽,忍不住要小心翼翼地捧在手心。
一口一口吃到班兰和椰奶的香,太棒了!

Pandan Chiffon (cooking method)
(recipe adapted from Wen's Delight)

Ingredients:
5 egg yolk
70g coconut milk
40g pandan juice
(Blend fresh pandan leave with water, cover & chill in the fridge overnight)
50g Cowhead salted butter
90g Blue Jacket Plain Flour

5 egg whites
80g fine sugar

Method:
1. Cook coconut milk, butter & pandan juice together till butter melted. Add in sifted flour & mix well. Add in egg yolks slowly & mix well, set aside.
2. Whisk egg whites till foamy. Add in sugar & whisk till stiff.
3. Add in 1/3 meringue into the cooked dough & fold well.
4. Pour this mixture back to the balance meringue & fold well till the mixture is well mix.
5. Pour into a chiffon tin. Bake in a preheated @160C for 50mins.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Kuromitsu Bread Rolls


Kuromitsu Bread Rolls
(recipe adapted from Carol Hu)

Ingredients:
250g Blue Jacket Bread Flour
50g Blue Jacket plain Flour
3/4 tsp instant yeast
40g brown sugar (I use kuromitsu)
180ml water
1 Tbsp chia seeds
15g Cowhead salted butter

Method:
1. Put all ingredients (except butter) into a mixer fitted with a dough hook & knead till a dough is formed. Add in butter & knead till the dough is smooth & elastic. Proof for 1 hr.

2. De-gas the dough & divide into 9 portions. Roll each dough into a 'tear drop' shape & roll out the dough using a rolling pin. Roll each dough up like a swiss roll & placed on a silpat mat. Proof for 1hr.

3. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180C for 12mins.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Moist Chocolate Cake


Moist Chocolate Cake
(recipe adapted from Table for 2)

Ingredients:
2 cups Blue Jacket plain Flour
2 cups fine sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 cup oil
1 cup boiling water
1 cup buttermilk (I use 1 cup non dairy whip cream + 1 Tbsp lemon juice)
2 tsp rum

Fillings:
non dairy whip cream
Hershey's chocolate syrup
ready to eat chestnuts

Method:
1. Place all ingredients in a mixer & whisk till batter is smooth.
2. Pour into prepared tray.
3. Baked in a preheated oven @160 for 30mins.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Honey cake

这个蛋糕很鬆软。很喜欢它带有淡淡的柠檬和肉桂香。
我就这样败给了它,不知不觉,一块一块地往嘴里塞,消灭了它。

Honey Cake
(recipe adapted from Anncoo) 

Ingredients:
200g Blue Jacket Plain Flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder 
1/2 tsp salt 
2 large eggs        
70g fine sugar
75g honey (I use kuromitsu)
100g fresh milk 
85g vegetable oil 
zest from 1 lemon 

Method: 
1. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder & salt together into a bowl. Add lemon zest & mix well. Set aside for later use.
2. Whisk eggs & sugar on high speed until pale & thick.
3. In a measuring cup, combine honey, milk & oil together, Mix well & slowly add into egg mixture at low speed until combined.
4. Add in flour mixture & mix until smooth. Pour batter into a 6" pan.
5. Bake in a preheated oven @ 160C for abt 35mins.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Almond Chiffon Cake


Almond Chiffon Cake
(recipe adapted from Anncoo)

Ingredients:
100g Blue Jacket Plain flour 
2 Tbsp ground almond
5 egg yolks
50g canola oil
100ml Cowhead UHT milk + 1 Tbsp almond powder

Meringue
50g Sugar
5 egg whites

Almond flakes

Method: 
1. Combine yolks, oil & milk in a bowl, mix well. Add sifted flour mixture & mix till combined.
2. Beat egg whites until foamy & slowly add sugar until egg whites are glossy & stiff peaks.
3. Gradually pour all the egg mixture into the meringue at low speed then stop machine. Using a rubber spatula and fold mixture well.
4. Sprinkle almond flakes at the base of chiffon tin. Pour batter evenly into the tin.
5. Bake in a pre-heated oven 160C for 45mins.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Bearie Buns

Shhhh..... my bearies are zzzzzz *^_^*

熊熊面包

Ingredients:
Hoji cha dough:
50g Blue Jacket Baguette Flour
50g Blue Jacket Wholemeal Flour
1 Tbsp Hoji cha powder
10g fine sugar
pinch of salt
10g coconut oil
1/4 tsp instant yeast
30g eggs
55g whip cream 

Beetroot dough:
50g Blue Jacket Baguette Flour
50g Blue Jacket Wholemeal Flour
1 Tbsp Beetroot powder
10g fine sugar
pinch of salt
10g coconut oil
1/4 tsp instant yeast
30g eggs
55g whip cream

Method:
1. Put all hojicha dough ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix till combined. Cover with a cloth & proof for 30mins. Repeat the same for beetroot dough in another mixing bowl.
2. After 30mins, wet hands slightly & fold the dough corners towards the center of the dough. Proof for another 30mins. Repeat this process for another 2 times (there will be a total of 3 times folding in 2 hrs). Repeat the whole procedure for beetroot dough also.
3. Remove hojicha dough onto a slightly floured table top. Divide 55g x2 (head), 30g x2 (body), 4g x12 (ears, hands & feet). Repeat for beetroot dough. Assemble the doughs to form a bear & proof for 1hr.
4. Bake in a preheated oven @ 170 for 12mins.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Gogoprint


Gogoprint (www.gogoprint.sg) is a leading online printing marketing & technology firm which provides high quality printing services & makes ordering products easy & cost effective with their easy to use online ordering system.  

If you are a first timer like me ordering your own products online, you may want to create an account first. Should you require any assistance in the ordering system, you can always click onto their ‘Help Center’ where there are videos providing step by step guide from selection to configuration of products & payment. For a newbie like me, it took me just 20 minutes to understand the system & upload my artwork.