Aspiring Bakers #8 : Bread Seduction (June 2011)


Bake or steam Bread, Buns or Pau. To join, post it on your blog between 1 June to 30 June.
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The closing date is 30 June 2011.
All entries will be compiled and posted on 1 July 2011.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


HELLO! im back! (: i saw soooo many nice bakes that i've missed!! x(( anyways, i must thank JESS for spending her time helping me to change my comments to disqus as i have prob with intense debate. love her!

next, let me rant about my busy day! if you know, im helping out to take care of  my 3 nephews who is 6 yrs old, 1 yrs old and 2 months old. my 6 yrs old nephew was sent home from childcare as his teacher suspect he've got HFMD due to ulcers in his throat. he've been at home since mon due to fever. after it subside, he've got ulcers in his throat. but i brought him to doct yesterday to make sure is not HFMD. plus, his hands and legs are perfectly alright! the childcare insist that we must bring him to a specific clinic and refuse to let us send him to our family doct which i find it unneccessary and irritating. so, i brought him there. the doct say is another form of HFMD! i was sooo unhappy coz yesterday our doct diagnose that is just some virus after the fever that cause the ulcers. he wrote a note for us to pass it to the school. feeling unconvinced, i brought him to our family clinic again but this time is another doct, he said how can that doct be 100% sure? if he recover by mon, is not HFMD! went back to the school feeling unhappy, i found out that there's already 5 cases of CONFIRMED HFMD! so i didnt bother if my nephew is a confirmed case or not, i do not want him in the school and get affected!

enough of that, hope he'll be fine. now, im back with my DONUT post! (: there's so many recipe out there, which to choose? i found this and i will stick to it for sure!! is FAST and EASY to bake (:

 that day after baking, if is unfinished, FRIDGE it! the donut will remain soft (:
this time round, the deco i something simple. partly coz im lazy! :D

the first time when i attempted, the recipe calls for plain yoghurt. instead of finishing this yoghurt that i bought for my nephew, he finished the plain ones as he added fresh mango to it! no choice, i used this and is EXTREMELY GREAT!! there's this sweet and fruity aroma when you open the oven door! love it! (:

fill the donut pan to 3/4 full (:

filling he batter just right will yield a nice perfect shape (:

if you fill it almost to the brim . . .

TADA! incorrect filling will yield donut that does not have a "nice hollow circle"

but i used that to "hold the fruits"

without further ado, the recipe is adapted and modified:


Ingredients :

1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup 80g sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon pinch of salt
1 egg
1 tub (150 gm ) plain yogurt (any flavour of your choice)
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tsp confectioners' sugar, dividedMethod :
  1. In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  2. Combine the egg, yogurt, oil, lemon juice and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. DO NOT OVERMIX!
  4. Coat the tube pans with nonstick cooking spray (i just LIGHTLY grease it with some canola oil) and dust with 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar. Divide batter among pans.
  5. Bake at 200 170°C for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  7. Dust with remaining confectioners' sugar OR glaze of any flavour you like.
HOPE YOU TRY IT! is really easy (:

im submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #5 : Fruity March hosted by Jess
is my mum's birthday yesterday. she requested for tiramisu! so, here it is (: no fanciful ribbons coz im really lazy! :D