30 June 2011

What happened?? Cannot comment?

I can't seem to be able to reply the comments on my blog. Anyone, any help?

Peach Danish PinWheels for the Aspiring Bakers#8 =)

Pastry cream

suppose to bake them on tray but i ran out of patchment paper!! Hence used these baking tins instead =(



To save time, anyhow fold lah

My sweet Danish Pinwheel. Luv it.
I'm submitting this (4th & my last entry) to the Aspiring Bakers #8 for June 2011 =)
For recipe to prep the danish dough, pls view the recipe pics here. For the finer details on how to get the pinwheel shape & make the pastry cream (the canned peach slices shld be idiot-proof rite?), pls click to enlarge the following pics. (sorrie! simply no time to type them out!)


27 June 2011

Chocolate Danish for the Aspiring Bakers#8 =)



for fillings, it's entirely up to you! i didn't follow the intended recipe. i added my own cooking chocolate bits and lots of almond slices. i reckon you can add nuts, raisin, savoury fillings, etc, watever you like lah! =)

roll along the length till the end

I'm submitting this (3rd entry) to the Aspiring Bakers #8 for June 2011 =)
I've been really busy this mth due to new dept transfer, i hvn't got the time to type out the following recipe, i hope i can find the time before end of June to do it. (oh no, i still hv more bread attempts to post-up!) Till i get to it!

This recipe is from Martha Stewart's baking book, somehow i can't find it on the internet. Hope someone can help me!! Otherwise, jus double click on the pictures, you can read the recipe fr its enlarged form. Apologies in advance!

25 June 2011

Ham, Mushrooms + Cottage cheese Focaccia for the Aspiring Bakers#8 =)

Half the focaccia dough and layer wif ur preferred fillings (& seasonings, yumz!) then top wif the remaining half =)



My 1st attempt, not pretty but heart-warming =)

I'm submitting this (2nd entry) to the Aspiring Bakers #8 for June 2011 =)
You may adapt the focaccia recipe from here.

24 June 2011

GreenTea Chocolate Mixed Bread for the Aspiring Bakers#8 =)

230g bread flour
70g cake flour
30g sugar
200g milk
1 yolk
1/2tsp salt
20g unsalted butter
4g yeast
10g green tea powder dissolved in 10g boiling hot water
10g cocoa powder dissolved in 10g boiling water

1. Heat up milk and yolk (beating both) to temperature of 40℃.
2. Knead all ingredients together except green tea and cocoa powder.
3. Divide dough into 3 parts: 1 portion plain, 1 portion mixed with green tea, 1 portion mixed with cocoa powder. Will take awhile of kneading to mix well.
5. Prove all 3 portions of doughs separately for 30 - 40 minutes.
6. Punch air out of dough and prove for another 20 - 30 minutes.
7. Knead flatly all 3 portions into rectangular shape. Stack them up layer by layer - plain bottom, followed by greentea & cocoa. Roll along the length till the end (like rolling swiss roll).
13. Place dough into a well-greased loaf pan and cover it with a lid and prove for 50 - 60 minutes in an enclosed area eg. microwave oven. Or simply put a towel over baking tin.
14. Bake at 180℃ for 25 – 30 minutes.

a tad bit burnt at the top =p

I'm submitting this to the Aspiring Bakers #8 for June 2011 =)

16 June 2011

My Baking Attempt #5 & #6 - Failed Chocolate chip cookies & Succeeded Brownies

we talked abt how much is enuff. i contemplated the definitive words like success, passion, and seriously.. wat are we doing with our lives. we were probably throwing mud into the sky and seeing if it randomly falls into the pithole that fits. i guess we hit some points here & there, tho' not everywhere. once in awhile you meet someone intentionally, unintentionally that causes you to act impulsive, think aggressive, battle fierce...

sometimes you meet someone and you fall, you just fall deep down in love.

At times we succeed, while other times we fail...

...my other baking attempts in the month of Feb'11, following fr attempt #4, these are like everythin else in life.. the failed and successful attempts =)

Chocolate Chip cookies. Dun ask me why it's so white. It's already cooked lah! But it jus doesn't brown! The base would be burnt if left any longer. Since it failed, i shouldn't offer the recipe link.

Baked on the same day, these brownies were as good as they look! http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chocolate-recipes/bloomin-brilliant-brownies

I wish i have more time to post. But i guess less time during this period does mean good things are coming my way to keep me meaningfully busy =) Promise to post up one more for tis weekend, till then.