Honey Toast (蜂蜜吐司)

Lovely aromatic bread, 60g of honey in this recipe, replaces all the sugar needed for sweetness. Loaf is fluffy and tall and smells of honey with every bite. Recipe (Adapted Banyzhao) 180g Bread flour 120g plain flour 60g honey 30g beaten egg 160g milk 1 tsp instant yeast 1/2 tsp salt 15g  butter Method 1. Add…

Wholemeal (tangzhong) Loaf

Added tangzhong to a wholemeal loaf and the bread is exceptionally soft. Pulled a lovely window pane too. However, the dough is pretty soft and sticky too, so need to be patient when kneading. Recipe 160g tangzhong or water roux (using 30g bread flour and 160g water) 400g bread flour 100g wholemeal flour 130g water…

Lemon Tarts (improved)

Originally posted on Olady Bakes:
My children and I love lemon tarts and I’ve been paying so much for them at places like Cedele, abc, Delifrance etc. Abc sells one for $6, which is enough for me to make about 9 of the same size! This is a simple hand mixed recipe. One key thing…

Nigella’s Chocolate Chip Muffin

Very easy and very delicious. Just follow the recipe and don’t omit anything. Recipe (makes 12) Dry ingredients 250g plain flour 2 tbsp valrhona cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp baking soda 150g sugar 120g chocolate chips 1/2 tsp salt Wet ingredients 1 egg 250g milk (or soy milk) 90g oil 1 tsp…

Easy Whole Egg Sponge

If you are like me, who have struggled with water bath and just can’t get a smooth top cake with no shrinkage, then this recipe from Stephie is really a blessing. It uses whole eggs ( no egg separation), no water bath, and yet no cracks and shrinking. I baked at a short 35 min…

Honey Brown Sugar Butter Cake

I seldom get such smooth top cake, and pretty good height for a heavy butter cake. I tweaked the original recipe from Enne Ty by adding honey and other minor adjustments. The original recipe is here. The honey and butter aroma when baking was a heavenly mix. Very yummy.  Recipe (6″ round cake tin) 3 egg…

Plain White Toast (Softest Ever)

It’s not the first time I’ve tried this recipe, just that results had never been this good. I was taken aback when slicing the bread, so cottony soft and fluffy. I guess the difference this time is that I had gained better appreciation of making bread over time and had really been very careful in…

Mini Hot Dog Rolls

These little buns are super addictive, my two boys each had 4 at a go, before they called it a day. Try to get better hot dogs, I used mozzarella and tomato hot dogs for these. The dough is based on Killer Toast Recipe, easy and quick. Recipe (makes about 19-20) 260g bread flour 180g…

Purple Sweet Potato Choc Chips Buns

I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful Colour. The purple potato didn’t turn blue even though I forgot to add lemon juice, maybe the yeast created an acidic environment? Recipe 80g purple sweet potato puree. 240g bread flour 130 ml milk 20g sugar 3/4 tsp yeast 20g butter 1/3 tsp salt 50g chocolate chips Method…

Sweet Purple Potato Coconut Chiffon

The texture of this cake is soft, moist and spongy because of the high sweet potato content, which is really good at retaining moisture (even in breads). The coconut goes awfully well with the sweet potato and the baking aroma was amazing. There is some science to the lovely purple hue when I was researching…

‘Light’ Red Velvet Cake

A birthday cake for me! You will see from the recipe this a light version of the red velvet. There isn’t a large amount of red colouring and sugar. I even read recipes that use up 2 BOTTLES of bake king red for a single cake, there’s only 1 tsp here of Wilton red gel…

Crusty Country Wholemeal Rolls

I made these for my parents. They have 0g sugar and only 2g olive oil. But they don’t lose out in flavour at all, the long starter fermentation gives it depth and the crusty and soft chewy bite makes it great for eating on its own or dipping in sauces. Before you start, note that…