Chocolate Swiss Roll

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Chocolate Swiss roll

4 Egg yolks (I used 65g eggs)
35g corn oil
40g full cream milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
60g Cake Flour
10g Cocoa powder

4 Egg Whites
70g Castor Sugar

Whipped non dairy cream for filling

Method:

Preheat oven 160C. (Smeg oven, middle rack)

1. In a large mixing bowl, using a hand whisk, whisk together egg yolk, oil, milk and vanilla extract. Sift in flour and cocoa powder and blend until smooth. Set aside.
2. Place egg white into the stand mixer bowl, beat until foamy before adding in sugar gradually and beat until firm and glossy.
3. Fold 1/3 of the meringue into the yolk mixture and mix until incorporated before adding another portion.
4. Pour the batter onto a lined and lightly greased baking tray (28cm square) Smooth the top with a spatula and rap the tray a few times on the worktop to remove bubbles and also even out the top.
5. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown and cake springs back when lightly pressed. Please adjust according to your oven time and temperature.
6. Once cooked, remove from oven and invert on another piece of grease proof parchment paper and peel off the paper lining. Roll the still warm cake together with a clean piece of grease proof parchment paper and allow to cool completely before unrolling the cake and apply your filling and re-roll up. Chill a couple of hours before slicing.

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Thai Milk Tea Swiss Rolls

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Thai Milk Tea Swiss Rolls

4 Egg yolks (I used 65g eggs)
35g corn oil
40g  Thai Milk Tea
70g Cake Flour + 1 teabag milktea (2.5g)

4 Egg Whites
70g Castor Sugar

Thai Milk Tea preparation ~ you only need 40g:-
50ml hot water
2 Thai Tea Bags
2 tsp condensed milk

Whipped non dairy cream for filling

Method:

Steep the teabags in hot water for a few minutes. Remove the bags and add the condensed milk and stir. Cool before use. Measure out 40g for the recipe.

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Preheat oven 160C. (Smeg oven, middle rack)

1. In a large mixing bowl, using a hand whisk, whisk together egg yolk, oil and milk tea. Sift in flour and blend until smooth. Set aside.
2. Place egg white into the stand mixer bowl, beat until foamy before adding in sugar gradually and beat until firm and glossy.
3. Fold in 1/3 of the meringue into the yolk mixture and mix until incorporated before adding another portion until complete.
4. Pour the batter onto a lined and lightly greased baking tray (28cm square). Smooth the top with a spatula and rap the tray a few times on the worktop to remove bubbles and also even out the top.
5. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown and cake springs back when lightly pressed. Please adjust according to your oven time and temperature.
6. Once cooked, remove from oven and invert on another piece of grease proof parchment paper and peel off the paper lining. Roll the still warm cake together with a clean piece of grease proof parchment paper and allow to cool completely before unrolling the cake and apply your filling and re-roll up. Chill a couple of hours before slicing.

 

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Thai Milk Tea Chiffon

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Thai Milk Tea Chiffon

Ingredients:
80g cake flour
1/4tsp baking powder
1 tsp Thai tea leaves
4 egg yolks
20g caster sugar
50g corn oil
80g Thai Milk Tea
pinch of salt

5 egg whites
50g caster sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Thai Milk Tea preparation ~ you only need 80g:-
200ml hot water
4 Thai Tea Bags
2 tbsp condensed milk

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Method:

Steep the teabags in hot water for a few minutes. Remove the bags and add the condensed milk.  Cool before use. Measure out 80g for the recipe and enjoy the balance.

Preheat oven to 160C.

1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.  Add the tea leaves too. Set aside.
2. Mix egg yolks together with oil, cooled tea and 20g sugar and stir until well blended. Add in flour mixture and mix until combined.
3. Beat egg whites until frothy, add in cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add in the 50g sugar and beat to firm peaks.
4. Lighten the batter with 1/3 portion of the meringue using a hand whisk. Then add another 1/3 portion of the meringue and gently fold. Repeat with the remaining portion until fully incorporated.
5. Gently pour the batter in a circular motion into an 8″ tube pan until complete.
6. Bang the cake pan on the kitchen bench to remove large air bubbles.
Steam bake the cake at 160C for 70-80 minutes or until cake is done. After removing cake from the oven, immediately invert to cool complete before unmoulding.

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Blue Pea and Pandan Swiss Rolls

Blue Pea Flavor

4 Egg yolks (I used 65g eggs)
35g corn oil
20g coconut milk
20g Concentrated Bluepea juice
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
70g Cake Flour

4 Egg Whites
70g Castor Sugar

Whipped non dairy cream for filling

Variation: replace 20g bluepea juice with pandan juice.

Method:

Preheat oven 160C. (Smeg oven, middle rack)

1. In a large mixing bowl, using a hand whisk, whisk together egg yolk, oil, bluepea juice, coconut milk and vanilla extract. Sift in flour and blend until smooth. Set aside.
2. Place egg white into the stand mixer bowl, beat until foamy before adding in sugar gradually and beat until firm and glossy.
3. Fold 1/3 of the meringue into the yolk mixture and mix until incorporated before adding another portion.
4. Pour the batter onto a lined and lightly greased baking tray (28cm square) Smooth the top with a spatula and rap the tray a few times on the worktop to remove bubbles and also even out the top.
5. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown and cake springs back when lightly pressed. Please adjust according to your oven time and temperature.
6. Once cooked, remove from oven and invert on another piece of grease proof parchment paper and peel off the paper lining. Roll the still warm cake together with a clean piece of grease proof parchment paper and allow to cool completely before unrolling the cake and apply your filling and re-roll up. Chill a couple of hours before slicing.

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This pic has been edited as I love the stronger blue hue !

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PaddlePop Colors Sponge Cake

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PaddlePop Colors Sponge Cake

Ingredients:

6 large egg yolks
70g oil
100g freshly squeezed orange juice
95g self raising flour
1/4 tsp salt

6 egg whites
100g sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

a few drops of blue, green, yellow and pink liquid colors

Method:

1. Line the bottom an 8″ round pan. Grease the sides for easier unmoulding. Preheat oven to 160C.
2. Sift flour and salt together.
3. Beat egg yolks, oil and orange juice together until combined.
4. Stir in the flour until a smooth batter forms. Divide equally into 4 and add the respective colors. Set aside.
5. Beat egg whites until frothy before adding cream of tartar. Continue beating while gradually adding the sugar. Beat till firm peaks but not stiff. Divide into 4 equal portions. Fold the divided meringue into the yolk batters respectively until evenly mixed.
6. Scoop 2 tablespoons of each batter into prepared pan alternatively on top of each other. Tap lightly after every layer to flatten and remove bubbles. Bake with a water bath at 160C for 80-90 minutes or until cooked. (Time and temperature is indicative only)
7. Remove from oven, wait until cake has pulled away from the sides before inverting on to a smooth non stick pan. Remove paper lining and re-invert on to a rack.
8. Place cake in the oven (do not turn it on) to dry using the remaining heat if the cake is still wet.

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Sourdough buns

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Sourdough buns
(adapted from Pretty’s Kitchen Recipe)

Ingredients
175g refreshed leaven
450g bread flour
25g butter
50g sugar (may reduce more for savory buns)
1tsp salt
2 eggwhites
60g milk powder
200g water
1 tbsp wholemeal flour

3 tablespoons cake flour – add slowly if dough is still too sticky

I used a 10 inch square pan

1 egg yolk mixed with a tablespoon for eggwash

Instructions:

1. Mix all ingredients together (except the 3 tablespoons of cake flour and butter) and knead until a smooth dough forms. If dough is too sticky, add a tablespoon of cake flour at a time until dough is not so sticky but still tacky. Add the butter and continue to knead to window pane stage.

2. Transfer dough into an airtight container to proof for 2 hours at room temperature. After that place it into the fridge for cold retard up 12-16 hours.

3. Remove from the fridge, allow to thaw for an hour, then divide into 100g portions and shape into balls. Place into lined and grease pan. Cover with a damp cloth (I used a plastic shower cap) and allow to proof up to 85-90% original size. This could take as long as 2-3 hours as only natural leaven is used. Brush with eggwash before sending them to bake or you can omit it and brush with melted butter when buns are still hot when cooked.

4. Bake in preheated oven at 190C for 25 mins or until lightly golden. Do not overbake until too brown or the buns will turn hard faster.

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Gula Melaka Sponge II

IMG_9468IMG_9474Ingredients:

6 large egg yolks
70g corn oil
60g gula melaka syrup (boil a piece of gula melaka with some water and measure out 60g)
40 g coconut milk
95g self raising flour
1/4 tsp salt

6 egg whites
45g sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

 

Method:

1. Line the bottom an 8″ round pan. Grease the sides for easier unmoulding. Preheat oven to 160C.
2. Sift flour and salt together.
3. Beat egg yolks, oil, salt, gula syrup and coconut milk together until combined.
4. Stir in the flour until smooth. Set aside.
5. Beat egg whites until frothy before adding cream of tartar. Continue beating while gradually adding the sugar. Beat till firm peaks but not stiff.
6. Mix 1/3 of meringue with yolk batter with a hand whisk. Add another 1/3 portion and fold gently with the whisk. Then pour in balance of meringue. Fold gently using a spatula until no more streaks of meringue can be seen.
7. Pour batter into prepared pan and tap pan lightly to remove air bubbles.
8. Bake with a water bath at 160C for 80-90 minutes or until cooked. (Time and temperature is indicative only)
9. Remove from oven, wait until cake has pulled away from the sides before inverting on to a smooth non stick pan. Remove paper lining and re-invert on to a rack.
10. Place cake in the oven (do not turn it on) to dry, using the remaining heat, if the cake is still damp.

 

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