Friday, January 21, 2011
I do believe that many bloggers will be very busy baking some tidbits for this coming Chinese New Year. I've just got time to rest these few days since baked pineapple tarts for clients. Thought of update my blog with this super easy but delicious dessert. It's "Brownie Balls with Coconut Flakes".
I got this idea last weekend when I was baking brownie. My ideal was why not do something new with using brownie so I thought of Choc Balls. Mostly choc balls, they require chocolate cake and you have to mix with melted butter to make the moisted cake which you can easily roll into the ball, also coated with melted chocolate then you will get choc balls but for my method I used brownie to be cake base. I baked brownie not to be so dry or liked fudgy brownie. After the brownie was done, I took brownie from the cake tin and mixed like crumbs in the mixing bowl and let it cool down for a while then started rolling into small balls till finished up all brownie. The last method I used coconut flakes for coating these brownie balls, is it very easy?
For some special ideal, if you like eating nuts you can either mix some rosted nuts in brownie before rolling or add some nuts into your brownie before baking. Mine one I baked brownie with chopped roated almonds and they were perfect when chewing this brownie ball.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
My hubby was asking me it had been quite long time I never made cupcakes... it was a surprised coz he doesn't like to eat cupcake! I realized that it was true as what he said so I decided to look at my bible and came across this Oreo Cupcake Recipe. Fortunately, I got 1 tube of oreo in my cupboard though it was not the original oreo type as per the recipe mentioned, mine was Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cream Oreo but I had an idea that it must be a good combination for this cupcake as well. I did some adjustment from the original recipe which I got from dailydelicious.blogspot.com but this one is what I baked....
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cream Oreo Cupcakes
Yield 9-10 standard cupcakes
Cake flour 150 g
Baking powder 1 1/2 tsp.
Baking soda 1/8 tsp.
Salted butter 115 g
Sugar 110 g
Vanilla 1 tsp.
Evaporated milk 25 g
Oreo cookies* 5 pcs, (chopped into small pieces and do not remove the cream stuffing)
1. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda then set aside.
2. Beat butter with sugar with electric mixer till light and fluffy.
3. Reduce the speed and add in egg one at time then add in vanilla and beat till all ingredients are well mixed.
4. Divide dry ingredient into 2 portion then add in one portion in butter mixer and fold with rubber spatula till well incorporated. Add evaporated milk and the rest of dry ingredient with chopped oreo then mix well.
5. Scoop the batter into muffin tray lined with cupcake cases about half and bake in preheat oven 160C for 20-25 mins
6. Leave the cupcakes to be completely cool before frost them with your choice of frosting
*Special Thanks: Khun Pook (dailydelicious.blogspot.com) who is inspired me with her oreo cupcake recipe. If you never been to visit her blog you better quickly do coz there are so many worth trying recipes, furthermore she are so kind to show you step by step of baking. I'm sure you will learn so much from her.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Starting year 2011 with the yummy bread recipe which I was baking on 1st day of the year. As I always like to try new recipe and this time I was excited to try the recipe from the new source www.cookpad.com-one of the well-know Japanese food website. There are so many interesting topics and recipes just one problem it's only show in Japanese. I got this recipe from one Thai blogger who is staying in Japan and she posted the recipe in Thai blog. Her bread version was baked in bread machine but mine one just used Kitchenaid mixer for kneading and oven for baking. Let's see the great recipe which I guarantee "Good Taste & Soft Texture" you might only enjoy just the plain bread!
Very Milky Bread
Bread flour 190 g.
Cake flour 60 g. (I used Hong Kong flour)
Sugar 40 g. (I only used 30 g.)
Yeast 4 g.
Salt 4 g.
Full cream condense milk 2 Tbsp.
Milk 160 g.
Butter 20 g.
1. Mix bread flour, cake flour, salt, sugar and yeast in the mixing bowl.
2. Warm milk (temperature about 42-45C then pour into dry ingredients and add in condense milk. Start the mixer to knead all ingredients till get a dough. Add in butter and continue kneading till get smooth and elastic dough.
3. Wrap with cling film and let the dough rise for 1 hour.
4. Take the dough out and knead to release the air and roll up likes swiss roll put into greased loaf pan and cover with cling film to proof the dough for 1 hour.
5. Bake in preheat oven 175C for 30 mins
*Remarks: If you don't really like your bread too sweet, I recommend to put the sugar only 30 g. coz the condense milk will give a little sweetness in bread as well.
Special Thanks: Khun Jib Iyada (bloggang.com) for sharing this great recipe.