This is sure a simple steaming cake, as it doesn't require any machine for the beating. Unfortunately it wasn't popular call at home, personally i don't really like it. My daughter commented why the texture like so sticky. All of us prefer the Steamed 鸡蛋糕
I've always long to make this tempting mini cheese french bun (picture on the recipe book looks really tempting and yummy), but I held back due to the long proofing time require.
Today i took my biggest courage and started this new recipe bread making journey at 9am and out of the oven at 2.45pm. It's a new challenge for me (chinese written recipe), cos i got some steps in the wrong order :(
Ingredients (10 pieces) 200g bread flour 100g plain flour 2tsp Instant Yeast 1tsp sugar 1tsp salt 180ml warm water 1/8 portion extract of lemon juice
1cm cube chedder cheese (per perference)
Method (using BM)
Mix Bread flour and plain flour together and give it a lift so that air can get into the flour
Put water, lemon juice, sugar, salt, flour and lastly yeast into the BM dough function (Knead + Proof) estimate time is 1hr 30 mins
Cut ready dough cut and roll into 10 portion and let it rest for 20 mins in a enclose area or cover in glad wrap
Each dough wrap with 4-5 cube of cheese cube and shape it like a ruby ball
Put it on a tray cover with cloth and glad wrap for the 2nd proofing for 60-70 mins (to allow the cloth to absorb the water)
Sent dough into the oven for 5 mins at 230-250c, after use a knife to cut the dough and brush some butter on the cut portion so that the cut will look nice when baked
Spray some water on the dough so that the bread can absorb the mist and immediately sent to the oven to bake at 230c for 15 mins
Wow ! the effort is all worth it. The texture of the french bun is good, very crispy on the outside and soft inside. Next time i will do French Loaf using this same recipe but minus the cheese
Today our office suppose to have a mini high tea. Unfortunately 2 of our dear colleagues has lost their beloved mum & grandma respectively, so the session didn't take place. I've prepared some kueh dadar, cheese bread & cashew nut cookies to share around. For those in the office still get to eat them, though it's not in a mode of hi-tea (*^*)
Anyway, I've prepared this Kueh Dadar using a long long time ago hand written recipe book from my antique collection.
I've been eyeing on a Thermal Cooker for months, at the same time I'm looking out for a mini rice cooker to cook brown rice for my hubby (All of us loves white rice but health conscious hubby wanted brown rice) All in all i need to get is 2 pots.... finally got a good deal from Robinson last Friday 5 Feb 10.
I bought a 7 litre thermal pot and get 1.5 litre pot for free. The small pot is ideal for cooking brown rice. Btw this pot is made in Korea and Swiss brand.
This paper cutting is from Tang, same price S$129 but no ECO bag from purchase at Robinson This is a Wonder Cooker, my mama loves it so much and keep praising it. It's easy to use, save gas, no need to worry about over cooking and watch over fire. It's "Safe and friendly" to use.
I've cooked a simple dish using this wonder pot Ingredient 1 pc lean meat (cube) 1 pc old cucumber a handful of wolf berry 4 big bowls of water (per own consumption perference)
Method Put all ingredients into inner pot and bring to boil Remove from heat and place inner pot inside the outer layer pot Cover and let it cook thru' stewing by its own Soup all ready to consume in less than an hour (The meat is very tender)