Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hokkaido Milky Bun Galore

Today make some hokkaido milky buns for tomorrow breakfast
 Recipe as below :

540 gm Bread flour
60 gm Plain Flour
80 gm caster sugar
10 gm instant yeast
30gm milk powder
1 egg (Grade A)
150 gm whip cream
250 gm Fresh milk
9 gm salt

Using bread maker to knead the bread till elastic and passed the membrane test.
Let first proof for an hour or till double.
Knead to release the air . And divide into 80 gm each dough.  Round and let rest , covered for 10 mins.
After 10 mins, shape bun and proof for second time for about 60 mins or till double.

Brush with egg wash and bake at preheated oven at 180 Celcius for 16 mins.

Result : Fluffy , milky bun !

Love it!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Strawberry Cotton Cheese Cake - Happy Mother's Day

Today i have made a Cotton Cheese Cake with Fresh Strawberry Fillings

Recipe as below :-

Cotton Chesse Cake  ( adapted from Diana Dessert)

250 gm Cream Cheese (at room temperature)
50 gm butter
100 ml fresh milk

Double boil the above till all melted.

Add in the below

6 yolks
60 gm cake flour
20 gm corn flour

whisk till smooth.

In another bowl, whisk 6 whites + 100 gm caster sugar+ 1/4 t tartar.
till soft peak.

fold into yolk mixture slowly not to deflate the whites.
bake in a 150 C oven , bain marie , in a 9 " cake pan, greased and lined bottom of the pan.
for 1 hour and 10 mins.
Remove cake immediately and let cool .

Frosting :-

250 gms fresh korea strawberry

Pick a few beautiful strawberries for top decorations. balance strawberry cut into bit size , macerate in sugar for 30 mins.

2 Cups dairy Whipping cream
2T caster sugar
1t vanilla Essence

Whip till peak .

Cut cake into 3 layers . apply whip cream on first layer, add in some macerated strawberry bits. Then Apply some whipped cream , followed by second layer of cake. Repeat for the third layer.

Cake served best chill for 4 hours

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Pumpkin Mantou

A lovely day for a pumpkin mantous... recipe as below :-

(a) Starter Dough
130gm pau flour
2t instant yeast
100ml lukewarm water

Mix well the above and let rest for 15 mins

200 gm pumpkin puree
170gm pau flour
100gm caster sugar
1-1/2 t Double action Baking powder
5t crisco shortening
extra 4T of pau flour - Add only if the dough is wet

after the starter dough rest for 15 mins, add in (b) and mix till smooth (i mixed using the bread maker for 30 mins) . cover and proved for 45 mins or till double .

After 45 mins, lightly knead dough to release air, and divide dough into 50 gm each.
Let rest cover for 10 mins. then shaped in flower mantou shape.

Let proved second time for 15 mins or till double .
Steam high heat for 8 mins.

Verdict :- soft , fluffy orangey mantou!