Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Soft bread rolls

These bread rolls are great and remained soft and delicious on the third day even though I couldnt make them exactly like the original.

I followed the recipe from Michelle of Bakingwithmi
Please see her YouTube for explanation

Her instructions are inside the video
Only the ingredients are listed in the page 

500 gm of bread flour
90 gm caster sugar
1 tsp salt
10 gm active dry yeast
1 cup n 2 tbsp lukewarm milk
1 egg
3 tbsp milk powder
50 gm butter
Please use a mixer to make these rolls 

1st proof - I kept in oven with hot water

2nd proof covered with cling film after folding several times

I made 15 balls n proof again

Roll out

Fold over length wise n roll

Place onto greased baking tray

Slightly apart 

After proofing 4th time I applied egg wash n sprinkle your toppings like sesame seeds or herbs or sugar 

With herbs

After baking 

Pulling it apart

So soft!

Using the recipe I also made some hot dog and bah kwa buns today. 
The egg wash I used 1 egg n added about a teaspoon of water to it. 
Baked at 160c for about 20 minutes

Hot dog bun

Bah kwa bun

Do try this recipe! Happy Baking!

Monday, 26 October 2015

Dark chocolate olive oil cake

This is an awesome cake. I didn't do justice to it from my photos.
It has a crusty top n the inside you can see it is smooth. Taste wise is good too!

This recipe uses olive oil not butter. 
The recipe link is here - from Finecooking

Below is some pictures of the steps during preparing

 I use microwave to boil some water n spooned 6 tablespoons of hot water into the  1/2 cup sifted Hershey cocoa n mix till no lumps.  Stir in 1/4 tsp vanilla extract - I omitted the almond extract. Set aside.

Prepare a 8 inch baking pan. I used a oil spray to spray n line the bottom
Then followed recipe to use olive oil the surface n sprinkled flour

Sift the 1 cup flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt and set aside

I used a handheld electric beater to beat 3 eggs, 1 egg yolk , 3/4 cup olive oil and 1 cup n 1/3 cup caster sugar ( can reduce the sugar) till the mixture turn pale yellow n creamy using med- high speed.  Then add in the chocolate n mix in use low speed. 

Then add in the flour using low speed till just combined.

Put into the prepared cake tin and bake at 170c

At 35 mins I turned the temp to 160c and also tented the cake with a aluminium foil loosely n baked till 55 mins

The cake did dome midway n cracked 
See the crack?

After bake. Let cool ten minutes before invert

Invert n remove the paper

Turn it back upright n cool. Before decorate n cut

I did stars with icing sugar 

Please note I am using a small tabletop oven Cornell brand 
Use middle rack . Upper n Lower heat. No fan