Golden Sponge Cake (cooked dough and dry bake)

This cooked dough recipe from Nasilemaklover gave the softest, fluffiest sponge cake that is so airily light. The texture is really amazing. See here. Once again, don’t overheat the butter when doing the cooked dough. Bake at low then high temperature, according to the recipe. I’ve placed a cup of water at my oven’s hot spot and…

Custard Buns (one proof buns)

  I made this, it was wiped out and I had to make it immediately the next few days. Please try. Custard ( from Jeannie Tay) 200 ml milk 40g sugar 1/2 tsp salt 15g plain flour 15g corn flour 1 egg 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 50g butter Method 1. Mix plain flour, corn flour and…

Pandan Kaya Cake

This cake mainly adapted from Jeannie Tay and Kitchen Tigress,  yields a very soft fragrant custard. It’s not a firm jelly texture, I like it a lot. My adaptation is to  use some of the coconut milk to extract the Pandan, and got a vibrant colour, so I decided there was no need to add artificial colour in…

Yoghurt Wholemeal Bread (overnight starter)

This bread is done using an overnight starter, which usually gives a soft spongy bite. The addition of yoghurt gives flavour and soft texture. With this combination, the dough pulled a really thin window pane even with all the wholemeal particles. Dough is wet and sticky, flour surfaces very lightly as you work the dough….

Pull Apart Mini Rolls (Dairy cream and honey)

  Recipe 260g bread flour 15g sugar 15g honey 30g dairy cream (You can use whipping cream like emborg or cooking cream like the canned nestle cream. Just don’t use non-dairy cream.) 130g water 3/4 tsp yeast 15g butter 1/4 tsp salt Method 1. Mix all ingredients except salt and butter in a stand mixer,…

葱油饼 Chinese Spring Onion Pancake

These are thin and crispy on the outside, soft and airy on the inside. Goes very well with Chinese vinegar dip. I used Caroleasylife‘s recipe and Princess Linda‘s techniques. Recipe (makes 4 big ones) Dough 300g plain flour 180g warm water 1/4 tsp yeast 1.5 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt Spring Onion Paste 170g chopped spring onion…

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. Just a word of caution, don’t use heavily waxed muffin cups that will cause lopsided muffins. See the picture below, all baked using the same recipe. Muffins on the left are lopsided and flat top too! Recipe (makes 12) Dry ingredients 250g…

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…