Sunday, August 26, 2012

Vanilla Bean Ogura Cake (相思蛋糕)

Another version of the soft , delicious , melt in your mouth Ogura Cake .

Recipe as below :-

65gm oil
80 ml milk + 1 vanilla bean (scrapped off and add into milk, heat up milk & off fire , let the vanilla bean immersed in the milk)
100 gm egg yolk ( about 5 )
1 egg
65gm cake flour - sifted

Mix the above till bubble appeared, set aside.

200gm egg whites (about 5)
75 gm sugar ( i used 50gm only)
1/2t tartar

Whisk till soft peak.

Add 1/3 into yolk mixture , mix well. Then add in the balance of whites. fold carefully , not to deflate the whites. Pour batter into a 7" square pan. Bake bain marie for 50 mins.

Invert immediately onto wire rack and let cake cool inside tin till cool.

Remove and served!

Wholesome Wholewheat Bread loaf (with starter dough)

Tried out this recipe from on 12st July 2012,
It yields a very soft & bouncy bread ! lasted till 3rd day...

Predough /starter dough :-
60 gm Wholewheat Flour
60gm bread flour
120ml water

Mix & chill in airtight container at least 12 hours or till 36 hours

Main Dough :-
all the above starter (straight from fridge , not need to wait )
360gm Bread Flour
8gm instant yeast
8gm salt
40gm caster sugar
20gm honey
12gm milk powder
210ml fresh milk
30 gm butter

Knead all the above main dough ingredients except butter till become soft dough, then add in butter.
knead till reach membrane stage ( 1 used bread maker- 3cycles)

Let first proved, covered, till double or an hour.

Then punch out air, let dough rest for 15 mins. After 15 mins, divide dough into 2 (mine is 450gm & 400gm ) shaped & placed into loaf pan .  second proved till double.

Preheated over at 180C , brush egg wash on the proved bread dough , sprinkle some oatmeal on top and baked for 30mins.

french loaf

Trusted recipe for french loaf from

Recipe :

300gm bread flour (i used 250gm bread flour & 50gm linseed flour)
1t honey
1-1/2t instant yeast
1T olive oil
200 ml Water
1-1/2t sea salt

Mix all ingredients in a bread maker. Knead till past membrane stage.

cover & let proof for an hour or till double . 
punch out air & let dough rest for 10 mins.
divide into 2 and shaped into loaf.
covered and proved for second time till double or 45 mins.
Bake bain marie in oven at 220C for 22 mins 

**This recipe yields a soft french loaves! easy to achieve membranne stage.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Pandan Ogura Cake (相思蛋糕)

Today is still a public holiday in Malaysia.
Wake up early and managed to bake this YUMMY , Melt in your mouth cake

Recipe as below :-

Corn oil - 65gm
120ml fresh Coconut Milk blended with 6 pcs pandan leaves - sieved and get 80ml coco panda milk
1/4 t salt
65gm superfine flour - sieved
5 yolks
1 egg

Mix well the above except flour. Mix until bubbles appeared. Then add in flour. Mix well & cover.

Egg whites - 5 nos
70gm caster sugar
1/2 t tartar

whip whites till soft peak .

Fold in 1/3 of the whites to the yolks mixture. Mix well. Then add in the balance. Fold carefully . do not deflate the whites.
Baked bain marie  in a 7 " square pan at 160 C for 50 mins.
Invert pan and let cake cool inside the pan before unmoulding it.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Milky Loaf

Last night managed to make this simple loaf of bread .
The ingredients used is the most basic that can also produced a wonderful soft loaf with milky taste.

Milky loaf Recipe :-

143gm fresh milk
35 gm egg
25 gm caster sugar
1t instant yeast
250 gm bread flour ( i used 225gm bread flour with 25gm rye flour)
1t salt
38gm butter

Put all the ingredients into the bread maker ,using dough function , knead dough until passed "window paned" stage. Covered and proved for about an hour or till double the size.

Once double, knead dough to release all air. Divide dough into two equal half, covered and rest for 10 mins to relax the dough.

Shaped the dough and put into a pullman tin. and second proved till 80% full.
Baked at 180C for 30 mins.

Turn out the bread loaf once out from oven and let cooled completely before slicing.


Results : Easy to achieve membrane stage. Produces soft fluffy bread