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.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


baked PANDAN CHIFFON CAKE (: adapted and modified from joyce (: my family love it! okay, i know, more rooom of improvement for my chiffon. not very lovely. im reading more about it. so many stuffs to try! (: (: anyways, the texture is so soft and fluffy! however, i want a stronger pandan taste! add more juice the next time? but i scared later the cake will be super moist!

look at the cute "mickey mouse" shaped dent on the chiffon (:

homemade pandan juice (:
the ugly looking top! need to improve!

not so bad looking browned sides (:

Monday, April 18, 2011


here is my CREAM CHEESE BUN (: is soft and fluffy with melty warm cheese when you eat it after cooled. however, is disappointing that is no longer soft the next day. is rather chewy ): those photos are taken the next day.

my family like it when is warm and it taste good (: im going to try another cheese bun recipe soon coz my family like it. hopefully it'll taste soft even till the next day :D

after getting my hands on bread, i find it fun! next move, i want to buy a bread machine! would you share your opinion with me about your bread machine (: thank you!

another help pls. i want to bake macarons for birthday coz they know NUTS about the existence of macarons! how can they! so i thought i making different flavour. but in order to do that, i need to bake the shells earlier. my tortoise speed of baking macarons, i cant possibly bake everything in a day. i got to spread it out to 2-3 days. so i google for the storage method and found a few.
  1. Store filled macarons in an air tight box in the refrigerator for 5-6 days. Qn is, will the macarons turn soggy?
  2. It is also possible to freeze them once they’re filled .Qn is, will the macarons break?
  3. The cookies need to rest 24-48 hours after sandwiching to get the right texture.  The shell will absorb the moisture from the filling to soften it. Qn is, soft = soggy?
  4. Let the shell mature at least 24 hours in the fridge so all the flavors have the chance to meld together. Qn is, i fill the macarons just before i bring it to the party?

now i got craving so, off to bake PINEAPPLE TARTS! :D

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mad about MUFFINS (:

yesterday is my bro's company family outing to Universal Studio Singapore. his colleague asked if i could bake some stuffs for them. so, i baked APPLE MUFFIN, COCONUT CUPCAKE, DURIAN MUFFIN and CREAM CHEESE BUN (post it the next time) for him to bring it (:

i baked the durian muffin for many many times and is really good (: for the apple muffin, is on my MUST BAKE LIST coz that day, i get to taste it fresh from the oven when i pass durian to jess (: is really SUPER yummy!! i DOUBLE the recipe to yield more muffins. needless to say, the coconut cupcake is fragrant and tasty too :D so, let's let the photos do the talking :D

unmould the durian muffin

the muffin is SUPER soft, fluffy, moist and YUMMY with durian fragrance (:

big container of coconut cupcake for my bro to bring it

Friday, April 8, 2011


after talking so long about baking bread, i baked mine. not the first attempt though. before i started blogging, i baked this bread after seeing bee bee's post. that was my FIRST attempt. i must say, it taste really great but a lot of effort for first timer like me who know nuts about it. being lazy, i did not bake bread anymore till now.

is my attempt on coffee bun after being tempted by crustabake's post. her's is so extremely lovely! you should look at her bakes, is super tempting esp those choc! (: anyways, i adapted the recipe from her and aunty yo. baked this for my family and they had it for breakfast. is super yummy! even non coffee lover like my mum love this bun. what do you think? (:

look like some UFO (:

the bread is extremely soft and fluffy even till the next day
Bread Dough
500 gm. Bread flour
30 gm. Milk Powder
11 gm. Instant Yeast
50 gm. Sugar
2 eggs
220 ml. water
70 60 gm. unsalted butter
1 tsp. salt
Chocolate Filling

20 gr Cocoa Powder
30 gr Milk Powder
100 70 gr Icing Sugar
100 80 gr Margarine unsalted butter
1/2 tsp Vanilla essence

Mix all ingredients together till well combined.


70 50 gm. Butter
100 70 gm. icing sugar
1 Tbsp. Instant Coffee dissolved in 1 Tbsp. Hot Water
1 beaten egg
85 gm. Plain flour
20 gm. Milk Powder
1 tsp. coffee Paste


(1) Put all the bread dough ingredients (except butter) into a mixer or bread machine (i use my hand as my mixer is not those heavy duty type) and beat for about 10 mins till a dough is formed.
(2) Add in Butter and continue kneading till a smooth pliable dough is formed.
(3) Roll into a ball , cover and rest for 1 hour.

(4) For topping: Stir the butter and icing sugar till creamy. Gradually pour in beaten egg and stir till smooth. Pour in the rest of the ingredients and stir till smooth. Fill into a piping bag.
(5) Weigh and scale the proved dough into 60 gm. each. Roll into balls and let it rest for 10 mins.
(6) Wrap dough with the chilled butter and seal the ends tightly because the butter will cause it to split open during proving.
(7) Prove for 45 mins. till doubled in size.
(8) Pipe topping on top of each buns in a coiling motion.
(9) Bake at 180C for about 12 mins. till buns are crispy on top.
(10) Cool on cooling rack.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

coconut cupcakes

i work part time during the weekend and when im back, WOW! soooo many post and bakes on everyone's blog! what happen to the durian cheesecake? they finish everything before i get a chance to take any photo of it!! im sure i'll bake it again. till then okay.

i baked muffin. you know what muffin i baked?


is COCONUT CUPCAKES! this recipe is from jess of bakericious. this is a SUPERB recipe and a KEEPER! i seldom follow recipe to the T like not reducing butter and sugar. for this, i didnt modify it coz i think is just nice (: when i was mixing, i can smell the aroma of coconut. when baking, you can smell the fragrance of coconut! it just makes you HUNGRY!! 

it can be remove from the casing nicely (:

look at the SOFT and FLUFFY texture!

then i baked BANANA OREO MUFFINS! there's a HUGE bunch of banana at home and everyone kept asking me to bake it again. i've encore it many many times but they still love it (:
guess how many cups i baked?