Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Black Forest Yule Log for 2015 X'mas

Hi, I'm back (^^)"
Actually I'm here all the time, I'm still following the blogs I love dearly, reading my favourite blogger's posts whenever I have the time. 
Right, I'll like to post one of mine before it expired..haha! Yeah...2016 is just a few days ahead and my post today is the Christmas Yule Log that I've baked for our Christmas this year. 

A black forest Swiss roll transformed into a log. Not much decoration this year, but I'm glad that everyone loves it.

The log..first coated with beaten whipping cream which mixed with some cocoa powder.
Then covered with a thick layer of chocolate ganache.....

Mixed some icing sugar with water and lemon juice to make some white frosting...slightly dripped some frosting here and there to look like melted snow.

Then decorated with some figurine (Santa) and others..all store bought...hehe!
Ta-Da...my Yule Log for this year's Christmas is done!!

A soft and fluffy log that everyone adored...yummy!!

Recipe for the Chocolate sponge:

6 egg yolks
20g fine sugar
60g fresh milk
45g corn oil
100g low gluten flour
15g corn flour
2 tbsps cocoa powder

6 egg whites
70g fine sugar

~ Beat egg yolks with 20g sugar until bubble forms
~ Add in oil and milk, mix well
~ Mix in both flours and cocoa powder and mix well. Set aside
~ Whisk egg whites wuth 70g sugar till form a soft peak
~ Mix the beaten egg whites with the egg yolks batter gently
~ Pour into a 10x14" lined tray
~ Bake at 180'C for 12-15 minutes
~ Remove from tray and remove the lined paper as well once the sponge is done
~ Cool the sponge completely and spread with prepared whipping cream, sprinkled some cocoa powder and placed pitted cherries
~ Gently roll the sponge up and let it stay at the shape for at least 10-15 minutes

**I've soaked the pitted cherries with some rum before I placed them on the sponge. This made the pitted cherries tastier if you like alcohol like me..haha!



Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Pandan Sponge Cupcakes

It has been awhile since I last baked with Pandan Leaves and Fresh Coconut Milk! Love these two combinations, it gives a real aromatic fragrance and pretty colours. 
I've used these two wonderful ingredients for a simple bake yesterday, a pretty green soft sponge cupcake recipe! Happy with the outcome...pretty colors, lovely smell all over my kitchen and super soft texture..^^  

Ingredients for 24 small cupcakes:

6 large egg yolks
20g fine sugar
100g fresh coconut milk
50g concentrated pandan juice (refer to Table for 2..or more for the step by step method)
100g low gluten flour
15g corn flour

6 large egg whites
70g fine sugar


~ Prepare paper cups on cupcake mould
~ Preheat oven at 180'C
~ Lightly whisk egg yolk and sugar with an egg whisk till bubble forms
~ Add in concentrated pandan juice and coconut milk. Blend well.
~ Add in flour and mix well.
~ Beat egg whites and sugar till a soft peak forms
~ Gently mix the meringue into the egg yolk batter until well blended.
~ Spoon into prepared paper cups and bake for 20 minutes at 180'C

The texture are really soft and its almost like a Pandan Chiffon Cake. Store these cutie greens in an airtight container and they can only be kept not more than 48 hours. The sponge may be too moist and sticky on top!


Monday, August 31, 2015

Pan-fry Golden (Pumpkin) Dumplings 黄金窝贴

Today is Malaysia's 58th National Day...happy National Day!!!
To celebrate our National Day, I've planned to cook something that I never cook before for dinner tonight. Well, hopefully my family will enjoy it and I wish to share with you as soon as possible....if successful la...;p

Here, I'll like to share with you the recipe I've tried few weeks ago. Pan-fry Dumplings. I'm sure most of you guys have tried this before but this was my 1st attempt. Love this recipe and I love the color to bits!

Ingredients for the pastry:
500g plain flour
130g mashed pumpkin
150-200cc water (note that you don't have to use all of it)
4g fine salt

~ Mix all ingredients together by adding the water slowly to form a dough
~ Using your hands, knead the dough for about 3 minutes
~ Wrap the dough with a cling wrap and rest for 10 minutes
~ After 10 minutes, roll out dough and divide into desire sizes.

Ingredients that you need

Ingredients for the fillings:
300g minced meat (i used pork)
100g carrot (fine strips) optional
200g chinese cabbage (finely chopped)
1 stalk spring onion (finely chopped) optional

2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tbsp corn flour
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp shao Xin wine
salt and pepper to taste

~ Mix all ingredients above together

Ingredients for pan-frying:
1/2 bowl water
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil

Ingredients for serving:
50g shredded young ginger
some black vinegar and sesame oil

~ Wrap up the dumplings and set aside
~ Heat up 2 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan.
~ Put in dumplings and pan fry at medium heat for about 2-3 minutes
~ Pour in Ingredients for pan frying (above) and cover the pan with a lid.
~ Continue frying at medium heat until golden brown at the bottom of the dumplings.
~ Dish up and serve hot.



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