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Monday, 29 August 2016

Easy Baguette Recipe 简易法国面包



Simply because we are addicted to baguettes lately after our pancake craze! 

Here comes the plain baguettes after my Charcoal Baguettes. When I bake it BLACK, everyone asked 'why black?', this time I bake it plain and everyone asked 'why not black?'...lol... human are hard to pleased ;)

If you do not like the plain and black version, try this Green Tea Baguette. My all times favourite!  



Click here for recipe >> Green Tea Baguette recipe.

Ingredients: Yield 4 medium baguette




500g Blue Jacket Baguette Flour

1 tsp Salt

100g Castor Sugar

1.5 tsp Instant Yeast

370g Water (adjust accordingly)

3 tbsp Oil



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Method:

1. In a stand mixer, mix all dry ingredients. (Kitchenaid speed 1)

2. Mix in water (Speed 1). Knead for 25 minutes (Speed 2). Gradually add in oil. Knead another 5-10 minutes until the dough is glossy and elastic. 

3. Cover with cling wrap. Let it proof for 60 minutes or doubled in size.

4. Transfer to a floured work top. The dough is very sticky, make sure to use generous amount of flour to handle the dough.

5. Divide dough into 4 portions. Shape as desired. Place on a lined baking tray. 

6. Cover with cling wrap. Let it proof for 30-40 minutes. 

7. Bake in a preheated oven 200'C for 20 minutes. If you like my recipe, click herefollow my facebook page to receive more recipe updates. Don't forget to change the setting to 'SEE FIRST' if you wish to see my post on your Facebook news feed. 



Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Parmesan French Bread 法国芝士面包






This recipe was adapted from the Cheesy Capsicum French Bread shared by Marie in Gourmet Living magazine. I leave out the capsicums and toppings, baked it into a loaf. 



Ingredients:

(A)

400g Blue Jacket Baguette Flour

100g Blue Jacket Bread Flour

340g Ice Water

15g Sugar

2 tsp Salt

5g Instant Yeast


(B)

40g Honey


(C)

Some Shredded Parmesan for filling






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Method:

1. In a stand mixer, knead (A) until stretchy.

2. Knead in (B) and continue to knead until the dough is elastic and smooth.

3. Transfer to a lightly greased bowl, cover with cling wrap and let it proof for 60 mins.

4. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured worktop, roll out the dough and roll up like a swiss roll. Cover and let it sit for 30 mins.

5. Roll out the dough, sprinkle some cheese and roll up. Transfer to a lightly greased baking tin, cover and let it proof for 30- 40 minutes. 

6. Bake in a preheated oven 180'C for 35 minutes (Lowest rack).

7. Remove from oven, un-mould and let the bread cool on a cooling rack. If you like my recipe, click herefollow my facebook page to receive more recipe updates. Don't forget to change the setting to 'SEE FIRST' if you wish to see my post on your Facebook news feed. 




Sunday, 21 August 2016

Pearl Beans & Old Cucumber Pork Ribs Soup 老黄瓜珍珠豆排骨汤 - 清热解暑,排毒补血









When I was a kid, whenever my mom cooked pearl beans soup, I'd eat up all the pearl beans. I simply love the tender and creamy taste of these beans. Now that I cooked pearl beans soup for my son, I never expect him to eat or even taste the beans because this little guy never like any beans at all. He just drink the soup and that's good enough because this soup is nutritious and nourishing. 


功效:
老黄瓜:补水,排毒,护肤,含有大量含的B族维生素和电解质,可补充重要营养素。
珍珠豆:含有维生素和丰富矿物质,高淀粉高蛋白质无脂肪的保健食品,具有健脾壮肾、增强食欲、抗风湿的作用,对肥胖症、高血压、冠心病、糖尿病、动脉硬化有食疗作用。
红枣:能促进白细胞的生成,降低血清胆固醇,提高血清白蛋白,保护肝脏,補血。
煲汤骨 : 蛋白质、铁、钠、鈣質。

Ingredients:

350g Pork Ribs/ Soup Bones

90g Pearl Beans

1 Dried Octopus

1 Old Cucumber (about 500g)

5 Seedless Red Dates

800ml Hot Water or until 1/3 full, just enough to cover all the ingredients)






Salt (add to taste, optional)



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Method:

The method that I'm sharing in this blog post is using pressure cooker method. 

If you do not have a pressure cooker, you can use a conventional pot to cook this soup. Just bring all ingredients (except salt, add more water) to a boil, cook on high heat for 30 minutes, reduce heat to low, simmer for another 75 minutes. Add salt to taste, cook on low heat for 15 minutes.  

If cooking in a slow cooker or double boil, cook for 4 hours. 


1. Wash the pork ribs/ soup bones, immerse in hot boiling water for 5 minutes. Discard the water.




2. Put all ingredients (A) in the pressure cooker. I am using 4.5L WMF Perfect Pro pressure cooker.




3. Close with the cover and set the knob to 1.




4. Use medium heat until the cooking indicator rises to the 1st orange ring.







5. Reduce heat to low and let it cook for 30 minutes.

6. When the cooking is over, turn off the heat. Wait till the indicator (orange ring) go down or turn the knob to lock/unlock to release pressure. When there's no more pressure, open the cover.




7. Add (B) and some salt to taste. Repeat step 3 to 5, cook for 15 minutes. Continue with step 6.



8. Serve warm.


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Sunday, 14 August 2016

Tri-Flavoured Mochi Cake (Baked) 烤QQ MOCHI 糕



Baked Japanese Style Sweet Rice Cake, a really simple cake to make at home. Well, basically just mix everything in a bowl and bake! 


I made it into 3 layers with chocolate, vanilla and rose flavours to yield these lovely colours! 




Ingredients:

(A)

225g Japanese Sweet Rice Flour (Mochiko, available in Japanese stores/ supermarket)

1 cup Coconut Milk

1/2 cup Water

2/3 cup Sugar

1/2 tsp Baking Powder


(B)

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tbsp Cocoa Powder

1 tbsp Rose Syrup (or strawberry syrup)












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Method:

1. Mix all (A) ingredients in a bowl.

2. Divide batter into 3 equal portions. Add in (B) separately into each portion.

3. Lightly grease a 6" round baking pan. Pour chocolate batter into the baking pan. 

4. Gently tap the baking pan onto worktop to release trapped bubbles. Cover the baking pan loosely with aluminium foil. 

5. Bake in a preheated oven 180'C for 10 minutes.

6. Remove from oven, pour in the vanilla batter. repeat step 4. Bake for 20 minutes.

7. Remove from oven, pour in the rose/ strawberry batter, repeat step 4. Bake for 45 minutes or until cooked. 

8. Remove from oven, let it sit on the cooling rack until completely cooled. Slice and enjoy. Best serve chilled! If you like my recipe, click hereLIKE & FOLLOW Miki's Food Archives Facebook page to receive more recipe updates. Don't forget to change the setting to 'SEE FIRST' if you wish to see my post on your Facebook news feed. Enjoy!



Thursday, 11 August 2016

Pandan Waffle 斑斓格子松饼







Ever since I bought my waffle maker, I love making waffles during the weekends. They tastes really good, easy although not so quick and my son, even the hubby likes it. 

Click here >> Cookie N Cream waffle recipe








Recipe adapted from here.

Ingredients:

(A)

125g Blue Jacket Unbleached All Purpose Flour or any plain flour

1.5 tsp Corn Flour

60g Sugar

1/4 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Baking Powder





(B)

1 Egg Yolk

40g Coconut Milk (canned/ fresh)

82g Pandan Juice (blend some pandan leaves with water, extract the juice)

60g Milk

30ml Medella Organic Coconut Oil or any neutral flavour cooking oil 

(C)

1 Egg White


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Method:

1. Sift (A). 

2. Mix together (B).

3. Use a whisk, beat (C) until stiff peak.

4. Gradually add (B) to (A), stir to mix until there's no more lumps. Do not over-mix the batter.

5. Fold in (C) in 2 batches until well combined.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Chuck Chicken, The Kung Fu Chicken ~ Swiss Roll

Created on 8 August 2016





Another character from a Disney Channel series - Chuck Chicken, the Kung Fu chicken. Specially made this swiss roll for my 7yo son upon his request. 



What's in my mind? .....  Can I don't cut the cake? :D 

My son watch this show every weekdays after school. Sometimes I watched with him and find this show quite funny. This Chuck Chicken inherited a Golden Egg from his uncle Dan that gives him many amazing abilities that I couldn't name all of it, but I remembered 3. 

~ The Armadillo Shield that transform his feathers to an Armadillo-like amour

~ Speeding Cheetah that gives him the ability to run super fast 

~ Rhino-Punch that he used to punch and escape when he is trapped

This is the least likeliest super hero you'd ever meet! 


Making this into swiss roll isn't difficult at all. Well, that's because I have tried drawing Cheshire Cat and Randall Boggs in the past. Those were the two with more details. So when come to this, it's easy peasy!


Here's a video of my creation >>





Chuck Chicken







Fresh from my oven.



Chuck Chicken Swiss Roll

The inside...added some chocolate chips.
This is a mild chocolate flavour swiss roll.

Click here for recipe >> 

Monster University ~ Randall Boggs Swiss Roll

Created on 19 July, 2016


Created on 19 July 2016


This was custom made for my 7yo son upon his request. Normally kids or adults who have watched Monster Inc or Monster University would like the characters like Mike or Sulley, but my son, he would never likes the main characters in the show. Just like when he watch Alice In Wonderland, he likes Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter and March Hare but not Alice. And that is why, I have to start venture in cake decorating because the cakes that he wants, I would never ever able to get from any bakeries.

Check out my Cheshire Cat food ideas here >>


Left - The bad Randall in Monster Inc
Right - The good Randall in Monster University

Created on 19 July 2016


In Monster Inc, Randall is greedy, ruthless, sneaky, short tempered, competitive and overall evil in action. But the Randall that my son likes, it's the Randall in Monster University. And, this was what I have made, the Randall that wear glasses. The Randall that was originally a kind, timid teenage monster. Oh yeah, my son likes him because he made cupcakes to share with friends :P 


Here's a video of my creation >>







Randall Boggs

Randall Boggs fresh from my oven :D 

Randall Boggs Swiss Roll
The inside....This is a mild strawberry flavour swiss roll.


Click here for recipe >> 


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The Cheshire Cat ~ Naked Cake

Created on 11 May 2016




This was a trial bake that I have attempted drawing on my cake. This was tedious and there's so much details on the Cheshire Cat that I have spent about 3 hours to complete, from drawing to baking. 



Happy with the result and my 7yo son was so happy to see his favourite character in Alice In Wonderland, The Cheshire on the cake. "Can you stand on your head?"  :D 




No cream/ filling/ frosting for this cake. I just love it naked this time! :P


Here's a video of my creation >>





Click here for recipe >> 

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Winnie The Pooh Decorated Cookies ~ Fondant


July 2015

Made these Winnie The Pooh sugar cookies for my son's 6yo birthday celebration at kindergarten. The children loves it!





In the making and packing...

























Monday, 1 August 2016

Winnie The Pooh Decorated Cookies ~ Royal Icing

July 1, 2015








This was my first attempt drawing with royal icing. Not easy at first, this was the most tedious job in my baking so far.. lol..


I'm very satisfied with my first attempt although I have spent half day to make these cookies. Love the colours, love the sugar cookies, love everything except the not-so-pliable cookie dough that took me very long time to shape! 



Started with tracing the picture, not easy at all...





Left - Traced from picture, Right - Free hand drawing


Free hand drawing tigger's stripes and other details. This step is tedious! 











Keep Calm & Gloom On! My first royal icing Eeyore 







This was the last one I made today. Free hand drawing on the leftover cookie. 




Made some extra cookies for my boy to play and eat after play lol... 

I thought miracle happen...



No... it didn't! 

Winnie the Pooh.. People say nothing's impossible, but I do nothing everyday ;)

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