Tearing Toast (Sponge dough) (流泪吐士/中种法)

I joined a Facebook group recently and everyone was making this toast. They all look awesome and I had to try. This uses a sponge dough method and the 70 ml of whipping cream really makes the bread super soft and fragrant. I’m really happy with the final bread, so soft and so tall. Even…

Orange Butter Cake 香橙轻牛油蛋糕

A variation of my earlier chocolate butter sponge, I used orange zest and juice to flavor this cake. As before, this cake is baked using a cooked dough method, dry bake for 40 min and has no need for water bath/ steam bake/ cream of tartar/ baking powder. Something different I did was to add…

Dinner Rolls 

This post is more about shaping dinner rolls. Some tips to make sure that the rolls will be round and not tear during proofing/ baking During the final shaping using the rolling pin, don’t roll out the dough too thin (not less than 0.5 cm). When rolling it up, don’t make it too tight, to…

Chocolate Butter Sponge

A happy bake, everything turned out just perfect, even though I was experimenting with a new recipe, oven temp (and position), even threw in scoring of the cake for controlled cracking. Like I struck lottery, right? I use a cooked dough method, with the melted butter ‘cooking’ the flour and the texture is ultra fine…

Fragrant Milk Bread 奶香包

Very soft, very easy recipe from 爱与恨老师. The combination of milk and higher butter content is unbeatable. It remains so soft and fluffy when I ate it the next morning. Give it a try and see if it will become your staple. Recipe (Original Recipe) 250g bread flour 135g fresh milk 8g milk powder (optional)…

Chocolate Cake

This soft and moist chocolate cake is adapted from Glazed. Thank you for a delicious, easy and fail-safe recipe that I can turn to for a quick celebration cake. Only adjustments I made was to reduce oil and sugar. I also reduce the recipe from 3 to 2 layers as I didn’t want such a big…

Purple Sweet Potato Layer Cake (紫薯千层蛋糕)

This cake is made for my Dad’s birthday, he likes old school desserts with pandan/ yam/ sweet potatoes/ coconut etc. Me, on the other hand, has been wanting to use purple sweet potatoes in my recipes because they yield such a beautiful intense colour. I thought this cake really satisfied both our requirements. For the…

Overnight Proof – Yogurt Soft Buns

  Here’s a wonderful way of making bread, using Poolish starter with overnight proofing. What are the benefits: only 1/16 tsp of tsp or 0.25g or just a pinch of yeast is required. This reduces yeasty smell. the proofing time is extended to 8 hours. Proof this overnight and your family can have a freshly…

Traditional Mooncake (Easy)

I call this recipe easy, because this is absolutely the first time I am making mooncakes in my life. I opted the easy way out and used  store bought paste. I also did not use any salted egg yolks. My eggwash is also another easy step of just using a full beaten egg and nothing…

French Baguette Buns

Highly recommend this recipe, if you like sour dough, but don’t know how/ don’t want to maintain a starter. It has 0g sugar and oil. But, the flavour is full body and the texture is light and chewy and with a bite, definitely not gummy due to the high temperature of baking. The crust when…

Rilakkuma Pumpkin Buns (with custard and Nutella fillings)

Really cute to look at and nutritious to eat with 100g of pumpkin purée added to the dough. This bun is made for kids! You can leave them plain or wrapped in fillings which I did. The resulting buns are very soft, because of the pumpkin which helps to retain moisture. Surprisingly the difficult part…