Sunday, January 27, 2008

Recent CNY bakes

Although i'm not baking alots of stuff but making lapis is reslly time consuming.
As i have mentioned in last post, my 1st attempt on this kek Lapis quite sucessful.
Futhermore, got addicted and 'big head' as recieved good feedback from my neighours anuties.
So this year, no baking for cookies and concentrate only on lapis and pineapple rolls.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Kek Lapis( Layer Cake)

Always wanted to make this cake..But hesitate because of the high content of eggs..
Thinking of that , we only eat it once a year as Chinese New Year Goodies
and it's expensive for just a small piece of cake.
Finally, decided to make it today followed to TG 's recipe.
I made 1/2 recipe with 10 egg yolks & 5 egg white uisng 9 x 6 x 3 inch tin.
This cake really need full attention as the thin layer can get burnt easily in a minute
during bake.
The result is fairly good as it's my 1st attempt.
Will try to make few more as CNY 'gift next week.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Mango Yogurt Cheesecake

Baked this cake in the evening,

Mango is one of my favourite fruit and it's goes well with the combination with Cheese.

I made a mistake in pan size.

Err...can you see the different from tazz's?

I did not put the top layer of mango pudding for finishing

as my cake is already reached to the rim of the pan otherwise it'll overflow.

So slice some star shape mango on top layer to finish up the whole cake.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Sweet Bun and Sausage Rolls

Previous Bakes on Sweet Bread and Sausage rolls.
Used Alex Goh 's recipe book bought from Popular.
Bread is almost a must in our daily breakfast and sometime even bring them to office as lunch.
Athough home made bread is less 'chemicals' compare to commerical ones in bakery shop,
but they tends to become hard after 2nd day unless bread softer or improver is added.
Anyway, i always make them in small batch and they are easily finished off on the 2nd day.
So no worries..Ha..Ha..

Carrot cake aka Chai Tau Kueh

Made carrot cake aka Chai Tau Kueh today using Florence's recipe..
Since CNY is coming and yearn to try it out since we like to eat very much.
It's Hong Kong style unlike those that we have at Kopitim.
I've added additional ingredient : grated carrots inorder to lighten up the colours.
Texture is soft and it can be eaten in plain after steaming or
fried them with eggs & lots of garlic.
Hmm..tasted a bit sweet & has little bitterness..not sure why..

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Japanese CheeseCake

Pick this recipe from a book called 'Desserts'. Japanese C.C. is different from London 's which is rich & dense. This is fluffy & light. i baked it using waterbath in oven at 180 degree. I've baked it for few times and satify with the result . so will bake 1 for my Cousin for next visit.

80 g cream cheese
60 ml milk
2 egg yolks
2 egg whites
90 g sugar
3 tbsp plain flour
1 1 /2 tbsps corn flour
1/3 tsp cream of tartar
1. Preheat oven to 180 degree
2. Sift flour & cornflour. Set aside.
3. Cook milk & cheese over low heat until cheese is melted. Set aside.
4. Beat egg yolks & half portion of sugar untill light & creamy.
5. Fold in cheese mixture.
6. Fold in the shifted flour & cornflour.
7. Beat egg white till stiff. Sift in cream of tartar and add the remaining sugar
half at a time. Beat until stiff peak form.
8 Mix egg white into the batter and cream till well combined.
9. Line a 15 cm cake tin with baking paper. Pour in batter.
10.Place tin in a baking tray. Pour in water until half full. Bake for 20 mins.
Reduce to 150 degree and bake for 15 mins. Stand 10 mins before taking out to cool.

I baked 2 x recipe ingredients in 23 cm round tin for 1 hr.
In addition, i only baked in 180 degree without reducing it.
Cover Top with aluminium foil if brown too fast.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Orange Chiffon Cake

As Pandan Chiffon cake is very commonly sold here so I abit surprise to see this Orange Chiffon cake recipe in Florence's Blg. Ok..i know B.S. sold it but i never tried before.
After few past failure in baking the Pandan C.C, i give this recipe a try.
Surprisely, i made it..
well, can call it a sucessful one..
I's not so sweet and has a tangy flavour..
Hmm.. refreshing and light cake without coconut milk...
Will definite bake more in future..

Chocolate Cheese cake

Found block of cream cheese which expire soon decided to try this chocolate Cream cheese cake from Zu's blog.

A nice desert after dinner as chocolate & creamy taste good after chilled before serve.

Home made Pau

Red Bean Pau

Char Siew Pau

Recent bakes on Pau,
I have always like to eat Pau especially when young.
My dad always buy dim sum when he got his wages and i like Pau the most..and my grandma also can made good Pau where she learnt it from her Old friend who run a Pau Shop in old days. Too bad, i did not get her recipe and she's gone now. I will always remember the taste ..Po Po.

Now, I wanted to do some home made ones and tried Zu's recipe.

Instead of Vegi, i used Char siew as it's easier to prepare.

It's fluffy & soft as what she said. It's similiar to those sell at Coffee shop.
I & my mum ate 2 at 1 Go when they're piping hot from the streamer.
It's the short cut recipe to those needs 3 or 7 days dough proofing.
This is defintely a keeper.

Strawberry Marble cake

Marble Cake Made By TG

For today's Pick, The Marble Butter Cake from TG. I don't really favour this type of cake which high in butter & sugar content. But it's taste good over cup of a afternoon tea.

I used strawberry paste for the swirl instead of chocolate and its' easy to make.
The texture is not as compact as traditional one and should reduce sugar for the next try