Sunday, May 29, 2016

Almond Butter Cookies


Almond Butter Cookies
(recipe adapted from here)

Ingredients:
250g home made almond butter (requires 2 cups of whole almonds)
1 egg
60g light brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
21g cocoa powder 
100g dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped walnuts


Method:
 1. In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Add in almond butter, brown sugar, baking soda & cocoa powder. Mix everything together very well.

2. Fold in the chocolate chips & walnuts until combined.

3. Scoop the dough & drop on silpat mat. Lightly pressed the doughs using palm to flatten them. Bake in a preheated oven @ 170C for 20mins.
Verdict: These cookies are flourless & easy to prepare. I must say they are very addictive little 'devils'! Both my hubby & I kept munching on them while they were cooling on racks after out from oven. Yes, They were that yummy! Do give this recipe a try & I'm sure you will start making your own almond butter from now instead of buying from stores.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Walnut Cinnamon Rolls


Cinnamon Rolls
(recipe adapted from Carol)

Ingredients: 
TangZhong
17g Blue Jacket Baguette Flour
85g water
*Mix together in a saucepan & cook over stove until thickens. Leave to cool before use. 

Main Dough
100g TangZhong

270g Blue Jacket Baguette Flour
30g Blue Jacket Plain Flour
3/4 tsp instant yeast
1 egg
30g fine sugar
120g Cowhead UHT milk
1/4 tsp salt
30g Cowhead salted butter 

Fillings:
butter cubes, soften
fine sugar
cinnamon powder
walnuts

Method:
1. Mix all ingredients together (except butter) in a mixer fitted with dough hook & knead till combined. Add in butter & knead till soft dough is formed. Check for window pane stage. Proof for 1hr.
2. De-gas & roll the dough into a rectangle. Spread a layer of butter on the dough & sprinkle with cinnamon powder & walnuts. Roll the dough up like swiss roll & divide into 8 equal pieces. Placed onto prepared tin. Proof for 1hr.
3. Baked in a preheated oven @ 180C for 15mins.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Cinnamon Coffee Cake


Cinnamon Coffee Cake 
(recipe adapted from here) 

Ingredients 
Cake
2.5 cups blanched almond flour 
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda 
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
3 large eggs 

Topping 
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sliced almonds 

Method: 
1. In a food processor, combine almond flour, salt & baking soda.
2. Pulse in coconut oil, honey & eggs.
3. Spread the batter into prepared 8" tin.
4. Topping: combine coconut oil, sugar, cinnamon & sliced almonds in a bowl.
5. Sprinkle topping over cake batter.
6. Bake in a preheated oven @ 160 for 20mins.

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Black Sesame Azuki Cupcakes

 

Black Sesame Cupcakes
(recipe adapted from baking taitai)
 
Ingredients
160g Blue Jacket Cake Flour
150g fine sugar
85g Cowhead salted butter
4 Tbsp black sesame spread
1 egg
1.5tsp baking powder
120g home made sesame soy milk

Filings
Azuki beans

Method:
1. Cream butter & sugar till light & fluffy. Add in sesame spread & egg.
2. Add in sifted flour & baking powder, alternating with milk. Whisk till batter is smooth,

3. Divide batter into cupcakes liners. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 15mins.

Verdict: Very soft & fluffy cakes. Sesame & azuki beans do make a perfect couple.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Corn Raisins Muffins

 

Corn Raisin Muffins
(Recipe adapted from Nigella

Ingredients:
Dry ingredients

1 cup Blue Jacket Plain flour, sifted
1 cup cornmeal, sifted
1 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 tsp salt

Wet ingredients
2 eggs
1 cup Cowhead UHT milk
4 Tbsp Cowhead melted butter 

Method:
1. Lightly whisk all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
2. Add wet ingredients into (1). Stir to combine.
3. Spoon mixture into muffin tin. Bake in a preheated oven @ 160C for 20mins.

This is the cornmeal that I used =)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

叫我熊本熊 Kumamon !

没有熊本熊的奇曲模吗? 没关系哟,因为我也没有。
就让我们一起轻轻松松即兴地做出可爱的熊本熊吧!自己DIY的更有满足感呢 =)

Kumamon Cookies
(cookie recipe adapted & modify slightly from here)

Ingredients:
sesame flavour  
50g black sesame paste 
50g Cowhead salted butter, soften
40g fine sugar
100g Blue Jacket Plain Flour
25g corn flour
1 Tbsp rum 

Original flavour
50g Cowhead salted butter, soften
20g fine sugar
50g Blue Jacket Plain Flour
12g corn flour

*red colouring

Method:
1. sesame flovour: In a mixing bowl, beat together sesame paste, sugar & butter till light.
2. Sift in the flours & knead lightly to form a dough. Set aside in fridge for later use. Repeat for original flavour. Remove some dough from original flavour & add in red colouring.
3. Roll out sesame dough & use any bear cookie cutter that you have on hand to cut out the shapes. Pinch some original & red colouring dough for the bear's eyes, ears, snout & cheeks. Finally pinch some black sesame dough for the bear's eyes, nose & mouth. Chill in fridge for 20mins.
4. Bake in a preheated oven @ 160C for 18mins.  

熊本熊是不是很容易做呢?还似模似样, 蛮可爱的吧?
最近熊本县遭受地震的袭击,让我们为它打气! 熊本頑張れ、熊本加油!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

紅酒果乾核桃麵包


紅酒果乾核桃麵包 Red Wine Cranberry Walnut Bread  
(recipe adapted from Carol)

Ingredients:
200g Blue Jacket Baguette Flour
50g Blue Jacket Plain Flour
100g red wine
90g water
1/2 tsp instant yeast
3/4 tsp salt
40g walnuts

*Soak 40g cranberries in 50g red wine. Leave in fridge for 3 days. On the bread making day, drain the cranberries. The remaining red wine for soaking cranberries + new red wine =100g
Boil the red wine & cooled for later use.

Method:
1. Add all ingredients together in a mixer fitted with a hook dough & knead till smooth dough & window pane stage.
2. Knead in cranberries & walnuts. Proof for 1hr.
3. De-gas & shaped dough. Put dough into proofing basket dusted with some baguette flour. Proof for 1hr.
4. Scored the dough slightly & bake in a preheated oven @ 200C for 30mins.

Verdict: Love the tinge of red wine taste as you chew the bread. Crunchy walnut & tart cranberries really add flavours to this bread. It is very nice to eat on its own but I like to spread some homemade almond butter on top. Yum yum =)