Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pandan Chiffon (cooking method)

这是我吃过的最好吃的班兰戚风!不夸张,没骗你。
这个戚风蛋糕体真的是鬆软到可以做瑜伽,忍不住要小心翼翼地捧在手心。
一口一口吃到班兰和椰奶的香,太棒了!

Pandan Chiffon (cooking method)
(recipe adapted from Wen's Delight)

Ingredients:
5 egg yolk
70g coconut milk
40g pandan juice
(Blend fresh pandan leave with water, cover & chill in the fridge overnight)
50g Cowhead salted butter
90g Blue Jacket Plain Flour

5 egg whites
80g fine sugar

Method:
1. Cook coconut milk, butter & pandan juice together till butter melted. Add in sifted flour & mix well. Add in egg yolks slowly & mix well, set aside.
2. Whisk egg whites till foamy. Add in sugar & whisk till stiff.
3. Add in 1/3 meringue into the cooked dough & fold well.
4. Pour this mixture back to the balance meringue & fold well till the mixture is well mix.
5. Pour into a chiffon tin. Bake in a preheated @160C for 50mins.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Kuromitsu Bread Rolls


Kuromitsu Bread Rolls
(recipe adapted from Carol Hu)

Ingredients:
250g Blue Jacket Bread Flour
50g Blue Jacket plain Flour
3/4 tsp instant yeast
40g brown sugar (I use kuromitsu)
180ml water
1 Tbsp chia seeds
15g Cowhead salted butter

Method:
1. Put all ingredients (except butter) into a mixer fitted with a dough hook & knead till a dough is formed. Add in butter & knead till the dough is smooth & elastic. Proof for 1 hr.

2. De-gas the dough & divide into 9 portions. Roll each dough into a 'tear drop' shape & roll out the dough using a rolling pin. Roll each dough up like a swiss roll & placed on a silpat mat. Proof for 1hr.

3. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180C for 12mins.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Moist Chocolate Cake


Moist Chocolate Cake
(recipe adapted from Table for 2)

Ingredients:
2 cups Blue Jacket plain Flour
2 cups fine sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 cup oil
1 cup boiling water
1 cup buttermilk (I use 1 cup non dairy whip cream + 1 Tbsp lemon juice)
2 tsp rum

Fillings:
non dairy whip cream
Hershey's chocolate syrup
ready to eat chestnuts

Method:
1. Place all ingredients in a mixer & whisk till batter is smooth.
2. Pour into prepared tray.
3. Baked in a preheated oven @160 for 30mins.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Honey cake

这个蛋糕很鬆软。很喜欢它带有淡淡的柠檬和肉桂香。
我就这样败给了它,不知不觉,一块一块地往嘴里塞,消灭了它。

Honey Cake
(recipe adapted from Anncoo) 

Ingredients:
200g Blue Jacket Plain Flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder 
1/2 tsp salt 
2 large eggs        
70g fine sugar
75g honey (I use kuromitsu)
100g fresh milk 
85g vegetable oil 
zest from 1 lemon 

Method: 
1. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder & salt together into a bowl. Add lemon zest & mix well. Set aside for later use.
2. Whisk eggs & sugar on high speed until pale & thick.
3. In a measuring cup, combine honey, milk & oil together, Mix well & slowly add into egg mixture at low speed until combined.
4. Add in flour mixture & mix until smooth. Pour batter into a 6" pan.
5. Bake in a preheated oven @ 160C for abt 35mins.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Almond Chiffon Cake


Almond Chiffon Cake
(recipe adapted from Anncoo)

Ingredients:
100g Blue Jacket Plain flour 
2 Tbsp ground almond
5 egg yolks
50g canola oil
100ml Cowhead UHT milk + 1 Tbsp almond powder

Meringue
50g Sugar
5 egg whites

Almond flakes

Method: 
1. Combine yolks, oil & milk in a bowl, mix well. Add sifted flour mixture & mix till combined.
2. Beat egg whites until foamy & slowly add sugar until egg whites are glossy & stiff peaks.
3. Gradually pour all the egg mixture into the meringue at low speed then stop machine. Using a rubber spatula and fold mixture well.
4. Sprinkle almond flakes at the base of chiffon tin. Pour batter evenly into the tin.
5. Bake in a pre-heated oven 160C for 45mins.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Bearie Buns

Shhhh..... my bearies are zzzzzz *^_^*

熊熊面包

Ingredients:
Hoji cha dough:
50g Blue Jacket Baguette Flour
50g Blue Jacket Wholemeal Flour
1 Tbsp Hoji cha powder
10g fine sugar
pinch of salt
10g coconut oil
1/4 tsp instant yeast
30g eggs
55g whip cream 

Beetroot dough:
50g Blue Jacket Baguette Flour
50g Blue Jacket Wholemeal Flour
1 Tbsp Beetroot powder
10g fine sugar
pinch of salt
10g coconut oil
1/4 tsp instant yeast
30g eggs
55g whip cream

Method:
1. Put all hojicha dough ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix till combined. Cover with a cloth & proof for 30mins. Repeat the same for beetroot dough in another mixing bowl.
2. After 30mins, wet hands slightly & fold the dough corners towards the center of the dough. Proof for another 30mins. Repeat this process for another 2 times (there will be a total of 3 times folding in 2 hrs). Repeat the whole procedure for beetroot dough also.
3. Remove hojicha dough onto a slightly floured table top. Divide 55g x2 (head), 30g x2 (body), 4g x12 (ears, hands & feet). Repeat for beetroot dough. Assemble the doughs to form a bear & proof for 1hr.
4. Bake in a preheated oven @ 170 for 12mins.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Gogoprint


Gogoprint (www.gogoprint.sg) is a leading online printing marketing & technology firm which provides high quality printing services & makes ordering products easy & cost effective with their easy to use online ordering system.  

If you are a first timer like me ordering your own products online, you may want to create an account first. Should you require any assistance in the ordering system, you can always click onto their ‘Help Center’ where there are videos providing step by step guide from selection to configuration of products & payment. For a newbie like me, it took me just 20 minutes to understand the system & upload my artwork. 

 

 

What’s nice is that there are many options like business cards, stickers, invitation cards, flyers etc for you to choose from. So, it’s a one stop for all your printing needs, regardless of whether it is for business or personal.

Do take note that you will upload your artwork only after you are done with your orders & proceed to checkout. Thereafter, you will receive a confirmation email. If all goes well, the products will then be deliver to your doorstep on the date that you had chosen. 

One thing I like about Gogoprint is that they offer a standard artwork check to ensure quality printing. Thus, you will be notified immediately if your artwork uploaded is not good for printing & needs to be re-upload. Should this happen, the shipment date for the items will then be recalculated. 


I have designed & ordered my business cards & stickers. I am really happy with the products; the business card quality is excellent & does not feel flimsy. And look how nice the stickers go together with my bakes! Highly recommend Gogoprint to all my friends & I will definitely come back to Gogoprint for my future prints.

Overall, Gogoprint offer a broad range of products & make ordering printing products easy & cost-effective through their easy-to-use website. Special thanks to Yves of Gogoprint for the partnership & Selina from the customer service. Thank you for the excellent service you both rendered when I encountered problems with my printing.