Friday, December 2, 2016

"Mushroom" Bread


Saw these cute "Mushroom" Bread posted on Instagram by le.chiffon18 and after getting some tips from her, I just couldn't wait to try making these impressive little gems. 

What you need is -  a couple of mini muffin pans and your favourite bread dough.  To add a depth of flavour to the otherwise plain white bread, I added some grated Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. After the first prove, divide the dough into portions of 20g each and place them into the greased mini muffin pan.  

Brush the paste over the dough, cover and let them rise ...

.... until doubled in size before putting them into the oven.

Bake for about 25 minutes at 180°C

To prepare the paste, mix the following together:
       2 tbsp rice flour
       2 tbsp dark cocoa powder
       1/8 tsp sugar
       4 tbsp water




Saturday, November 26, 2016

"Bake & Celebrate: Cookies & Treats" Cookbook


I am so happy to announce that one of my recipes will be featured in a new cookbook - "Bake & Celebrate:  Cookies & Treats"  which will be launched in December 2016 in Singapore.  Thank you, Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ltd for giving me this opportunity to contribute to this cookbook. This book will make a wonderful Christmas gift for family and friends. You can pre-order this book from now until 9th December 2016 at a special price of S$11.95 -  which is a 20% discount from the retail price.  If you are interested, kindly submit orders to letsbakeandcelebrate@gmail.com


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Banana Walnut Sponge Cake


Ingredients:
3 eggs (weighing 56g each with shell)
60g brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
150 mashed banana
125g self-raising flour
10g milk powder
1/8 tsp soda bicarbonate
1/4 tsp baking powder
dash of mixed spice
1/8 tsp salt
90g coconut oil or rice bran oil
40g walnuts, chopped
5g walnuts, chopped (extra)

  1. Line a loaf pan (21 x 11 x 3.5cm).
  2. Sift flour, milk powder, soda bicarbonate, baking powder, mixed spice and salt together.  Set aside.
  3. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla extract until thick and pale.
  4. Add in mashed banana and mix to combine.
  5. Fold in sifted flour mixture.  Then gradually add in oil and stir to combine.
  6. Finally fold in chopped walnuts.  
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle extra chopped walnuts over the top of the batter.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 160°C for an hour or until done.

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