Butter Sugar Buns

A really quick, easy one proof bun. And in classic butter sugar flavor which my kids loved. Recipe (adapted from Fawn Setoh) 250g bread flour 10g milk powder or coffee mate 45g caster sugar 4g instant dry yeast 30g salted butter 120ml fresh milk 1 egg (55g to 60g) Topping: 1 egg for egg wash…

5 Braids Yoghurt Walnut Loaf Bread

Had fun doing this braided bread. I used Paul’s Yoghurt, which is more firm and less liquids. Recipe is adapted from the expert Jeannie Tay. Recipe 300g bread flour 100g yoghurt (no sugar) 20g sugar 1 egg 50g milk 3g yeast 3g salt 30g unsalted butter 50g toasted and roughly chopped walnuts Method Combine milk,…

Window Pane Test (手套膜)- Killer Toast

Feeling delighted. I have been trying to get this glove membrane since I started making bread again recently and it has always eluded me. It doesn’t help that my Philips mixer is really taking a beating from all the heavy bread mixing. Serendipitously, we came across a Mayer sale selling the white (yes, only white)…

Champion Toast

Been wanting to try this Wu Pao-Chun champion toast from Aunty Young because it is so simple. A direct method with no need for overnight starters or long proofs. I made it last night and the bread is still soft for this morning’s breakfast. Even then, the yeast content is not too high like those…

Loaf Bread (Poolish starter dough)

Have been trying quite a few recipes like tangzhong, sponge dough, killer toast…. am happy to come across this one using the poolish starter. The dough just feels so right from start to end. Very moist (always good indication when moisture content is high), yet still manageable with lightly floured hands.  End result didn’t disappoint…

Hokkaido Milk Bread (Tangzhong)

Love Tangzhong breads, so very soft and after a few practice, the Tangzhong/ roux is not that difficult to make, nor takes a lot more time. This recipe is a milk bread which is good enough to eat on its own but goes well with savoury meats too. Christine’s Recipes gave good step by step…

(Coffee) Sweet Milk Buns

I loved the look of these buns when I first saw them. And they were so pillowy soft when first baked, I had to use the baking paper to lift them out. Have a look at this texture. Dough is rather wet and sticky so you need to flour hands and surfaces. Tastewise, they were…

Old School Potato Buns

I ate a lot of these growing up, usually filled with red bean paste, or shredded coconut. They are bland, soft, fluffy and are intended to go with any fillings, sweet or savoury. I never knew that actual potatoes were used in the making and is a key ingredient. When I read the recipe, I…