Monday, 31 March 2014

Danish Yogurt breadmaker Loaf with red bean paste 丹麦酸奶红豆沙面包机面包 (中英食谱教程)

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This is another successful experiment with the breadmaker. I had leftover Greek yogurt and red bean paste in the fridge. So I adapted Carol's yogurt bread recipe and used my method in this experiment to make a Danish yogurt loaf wrapped with red bean paste. Love the result as the bread is so soft and tasty. 

Monday, 24 March 2014

Matcha White Chocolate breadmaker recipe 抹茶白巧克力面包机食谱

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One week March school holiday has ended, I am so glad that the kids are back to school today. Last night, I baked this loaf of matcha white chocolate bread using the breadmaker so that my kids can bring to school for breakfast. I have added my favourite Matcha powder and white chocolate chips to Wu Pao Chun's (吴宝春) champion toast recipe which I tried few days ago. This is my first time trying this combination of Matcha and white chocolate and it turns out great! 

Friday, 21 March 2014

吴宝春金牌吐司 Wu Pao-Chun Champion Toast pullman tin/ breadmaker recipes (中英食谱教程)

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Top: loaf by breadmaker / Bottom: pullman tin loaf baked in oven

This week is March school holiday and with the kids at home, I am busier and also preparing and coaching my girl for her ABRSM music theory examination tomorrow. However, I managed to find some time to try out Wu Pao-Chun Champion Toast (吴宝春金牌土司) recipe which I saw in Victoria's blog last week.  

Monday, 17 March 2014

My second attempt of piping a doll face birthday cake 第二次做洋娃娃脸裱花蛋糕

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Few days ago, I made my second doll cake for a close friend, Lois, from church. She had showed my first doll cake to her daughter when I posted it on my facebook baking page two weeks ago. Her daughter likes it and requested it for her birthday on 13 March. Lois immediately placed an order with me and requested for the doll to wear a pair of eyeglasses as her daughter is bespectacled. I was hesitant about drawing the eyeglasses as I wasn't sure if it would look good on the doll cake. Later, Lois also commented that the eyeglasses if drawn over may spoil the look since the eyes look so big and lively. So, we dropped the idea. 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

$5000 bread recipe (breadmaker to make starter dough and main dough) 五千块老式面包食谱(面包机做酵头和主面团)中英食谱

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Finally, I tried this $5000rmb bread recipe which many bakers give thumbs up for it's super soft texture. I have adpated and modified the recipe from Victoria Bakes and used my Kenwood breadmaker to knead both the starter dough and main dough. With the breadmaker, it is really easy as no hand kneading is required at all. 


Friday, 7 March 2014

Cute Caterpillar Cookies Tutorial Recipe 可爱毛毛虫造型饼干​ (中英食谱教程)

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Two days ago, I have planned originally to do a dual tone ring cookies which will look like a lifebuoy. After preparing the ingredients and mixing it into a cookie dough. My intention was still the same. Until I was rolling the dough into little balls,an inspiration strikes me!I decided to transform the little balls into cute caterpillars. Initially, I wanted to use a toothpick to stick the balls together to form the body of the caterpillar but didn't like the stiff look. I was also concerned about safety as the toothpick may accidentally poke the mouth if you are not careful when eating it. I dropped the idea and just pushed the little dough balls tightly together, good thing the dough was quite soft so it could stick well. I bent the body a little to make it look more alive. After baking, the body remains intact. However, I would advise you to handle it with cares so that each segment will not drop apart. To give away, I carefully wrapped each cookie individually with bubble wrap. 
Hope you will have fun making this cookie as much as I do. :) 

前两天,我原本打算跟着孟老师的100多道手工饼干食谱做双色圈饼。准备材料,并搅拌弄成饼干面团后。我的目的仍然是相同的。直到我把面团分成小球时,突然灵感一来,就将小球变成可爱的毛毛虫了。起初,我本想用牙签把球串在一起,形成毛毛虫的身体,但又觉得这样毛毛虫看起来会有点僵硬。而且我也担心会刺到孩子的嘴巴。还好面团是软软的,比较容易粘在一起,我才可以将虫身体弄弯曲一点,使它看起来更有活力。烘烤后,必须小心翼翼的从烤盘转移到铁网架上放凉,不然粘在一起的小球,很容易掉出来。我用气泡衬垫一个一个包裹,送给朋友的女儿,她很喜欢。
希望你做这饼干造型时,跟我一样开心。:)

Monday, 3 March 2014

My first attempt of piping a doll face birthday cake 第一次做洋娃娃脸裱花蛋糕

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My good friend cum sister from my church cellgroup asked me two weeks ago if I could bake her daughter a simple matcha birthday cake. My reply was I have never bake one before and am not sure how it would taste like. I am thankful that she trusted me and left everything to me. Her only request was that azuki red beans (which pairs very well with matcha cake) not to be used at all as her girl does not like it. 

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