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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Cat and Mouse Buns


This is the first time I did such cutey buns! I did mine into cats n mice.

I used the Milo custard filling recipe n method from Little Miss Bento



Hand kneaded dough after proofing 

The Milo custard filling 

The filling on my dough 

Before bake 

I did these a little differently 

As I made my bread dough first then I saw her blog and realized that she made the filling first . So I hurriedly made the filling and used a fan to blow n cool it faster. Then I popped the filling into the freezer to super cool it.
I also did not use cling film to wrap individual portions of the filling. 
I scooped n measured n just put into a plate. Still turned out fine. 

Cross section 

For the piping , i shortcut and just mixed some milk with 2 teaspoon of cocoa powder. I didn't use a piping tip. I did chill it before I piped but as the mixture warmed up it became more difficult to use. 

It's a enjoyable project and my daughter , hubby and my helper were quite impressed though my artwork is not so good and one ear from 3 buns also came off  during baking.

The taste of the filling is good too!

Do try this recipe. Happy baking!


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Baked cream cheese tarts


These are delicious and I applied 3 different toppings. The original recipe is from Alex Ong but I followed this blog recipe http://messywitchen.com/recipe/dessert-recipe/blueberry-cheese-tarts/

I made 12 tarts and I still have left over cream cheese filling so perhaps next round can make up to 15 tarts for 1 batch. I think is because my tart size is small as I used my Zhui kueh molds.

I kept the filling and the remainder pastry dough in the fridge to make more tarts next day.

Making the tart shells each 30 gm
Should have reduced to 25gm as my mold size is smaller - next time!

Spoon cheese filling into cooled cooked tart shells - baked at 190c 11 mins

Ready to bake 

Baked  at 180c for 9 mins

Enjoy!!

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Cheese and Bacon Potato Gratin


This is a dish for potato lovers
I used up 4 russet potatoes and a few slices of bacon in there. It is aromatic and I like the flavour.

You can find the recipe here


Although the link says Jamie Oliver but this recipe is contributed by Mardi Michel

I omitted the white mushrooms n flaked almonds and for cheddar cheese I replaced with pizza plus shredded cheese from Perfect Italiano.

Through the same link you can find Jamie Oliver's  festive potato bake .

4 large russet potatoes, some bacon , whipping cream cooked with garlic.

I find that it's a huge serving 

We just ate for fun but I kept the balance and brought it to work for my lunch the next day . Just wrap in aluminum foil n heat it up.

 Slice the potatoes as thinly as possible

Bacon that I used

Cross section of my potato gratin . I added some diced yellow capsicum as well.

Do give it a try! Happy baking!