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Banana Loaf Cake

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200g self-raising flour (sifted)
1/8 tsp baking soda
85g unsalted butter, bring room temperature
120g caster sugar
2 eggs
165g sour cream
165g mashed over-ripe banana
1/2 tsp salt
2-3 tablespoons of nutella

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Method:

Line and grease a 20cm x 10cm x 10cm loaf pan. Sift flour with salt and baking soda. Preheat oven to 160C.

1. Cream butter with sugar until creamy and light. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
2. Add sour cream and using low speed, mix it in.
3. Add 1/2 of the sifted flour/baking soda/salt. Mix well with a spatula.
4. Pour in the mashed bananas and mix thoroughly.
5. Finally add the balance of the flour and stir well to combine.
6. Pour into prepared pan and level it even.
7. Drop small dollops of nutella on the top of the batter and try to swirl as best you can to create some resemblance of a marble effect.
8. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or so, until golden brown and skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.
9. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before attempting to unfold.
10. Slice and serve.

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Butter Sponge Cake

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BUTTER SPONGE by Enne Ty

Ingredients
Baked in 7″ or 8″ square pan (I baked in an 8″ round with enough batter for 3 more cuppies)

(A)
6 yolks (60g eggs with shell)
40g castor sugar
200g Butter, melted n cooled
2 tbsp Vanilla Extract

(B)
6 egg whites
120g castor sugar
1/4tsp cream of tar tar

(C)
160g SRF
1/4tsp salt
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Cocktail buns

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Cocktail Buns (my adaptations in red)

Ingredients:

270g / Bread Flour 300 g
60g Starter
40g / Sugar: 60 g
1/4 tsp / Salt: 0.5 g
Dry Milk Powder: 10 g
Custard Powder: 10 g
1g yeast / Rapid Yeast: 5 g
120g / Lukewarm Water: 150 g
Whole Egg: 45 g
Unsalted Butter: 30 g

Method:

  1. Mix and knead all ingredients except butter in stand mixer until smooth before adding butter and continue to knead to pass window pane.
  2. Shape into a ball, lightly flour a container and place dough into it.  Cover and allow to proof until doubled.
  3. Remove dough from container and place on lightly flour tabletop.  Gently press out the gas and divide into 12 portions. Rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Take a piece, roll out into an oval shape, place a piece of filling on the centre and seal it properly. Shape into an oval shape.  Repeat until complete then cover with damp cloth and allow to proof to double again.
  5. Once ready to bake, egg wash the buns before piping the topping on the top and sprinkle some sesame seeds.
  6. Bake in preheated oven at 180C for 15-18 minutes, turning half way to achieve even browning.
  7. Remove and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe for Fillings:

155g salted butter / Unsalted Butter: 150g
83g All purpose Flour: 70 g
62g Dry Milk Powder: 75 g
50g Sugar: 60 g
Omitted / Salt: 0.5 g
20g / Shredded Unsweetened Coconut: 30 g

Method:

Mix all ingredients together, divide into 12 portions, roughly shape into ovals and chill for 5 minutes before use.

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Toppings:

Unsalted Butter: 15 g (I used salted)
Caster sugar: 5 g
Plain Flour: 10 g
Lightly beaten egg: 10 g (I would remove this ingredient for next bake as I find the paste too soft and melted too much while baking)
Sesame Seeds

Method:

Mix all ingredients except sesame seeds together to form a smooth paste, then transfer into a piping bag.

Recipe adapted from Lola’s Kitchen

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Marble Butter Cake

Marble Butter Cake
Recipe adapted from Barry Apek’s Batik Butter Cake

Ingredients:

230 gm salted butter
100 gm caster sugar
200 gm self raising flour (sifted)
4 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt (omit if using salted butter)

4 whites
70g caster sugar
¼ tsp cream of tartar

liquid:
45 gm milk for plain batter
45 gm cocoa liquid (dissolve 10gm of cocoa powder in 35gm of warm water)

Instructions:

1. Beat butter, salt and the 100gm of sugar until light & fluffy. Add in egg yolks, one at a time, beating well until incorporated before adding the next one. Add vanilla extract. Add sifted flour in 3 additions, mix until fully incorporated.
2. Divide the batter in (1) into 2 equal portions.
3. Add the 2 liquids into each of the 2 batters; mix well until combined. Set aside.
4. Whisk the egg white until frothy before adding the cream of tartar. Continue to whisk and gradually adding the sugar, to firm peaks. Divide equally into the two prepared butter batter and gently fold in using a spatula.
5. Spoon the batters randomly into an 8″ round bottom lined pan.
6. Bake in preheated oven at 165C for 55-60 minutes or until golden brown. I wrap the cake pan with several strips of baking paper wrapped with foil to achieve an even and crackless top.

 

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Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

240g cake flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon powder
160g fine sugar
120g corn oil
2 eggs
160g blended canned pineapples
200g shredded carrots (can replace with bananas to make it a hummingbird cake)

50-60g of roasted chopped walnuts for decoration

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 170°C middle rack. Grease and line 2 x 8 inch round pans.
2. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and use a hand whisk to stir until combined. Set aside.
3. In another bowl add corn oil, eggs, blended pineapple and mix till well combine. Finally using a spatula, fold in the shredded carrots until combined.
4. Divide the batter into the 2 pans and bake for 30 minutes. Turn the pans half way through the baking to achieve even browning.
5. Remove and cool on wire rack for a few minutes before unmoulding to cool completely. Frost your cake if desired.

For frosting:

250g Cream Cheese, softened
100g non-dairy topping cream
40g Icing Sugar
1 tsp lemon juice

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Method:

1. Whip the cream cheese with the icing sugar until soft, add the lemon juice then set aside.
2. In another bowl, whip the topping cream to soft peak then add the prepared cream cheese and continue to whisk until smooth and creamy before use. I did the open layer frosting and have some left over cream.

 

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Sweet Custard Buns

 

The above is Pandan dough with corn custard…just add in the canned corn into the custard after cooked. Added about 4 tablespoons. Reserve some plain custard first to pipe on the top of the buns.

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Sweet Custard Buns
(makes 6 buns)
Ingredients:

200g bread flour
20g castor sugar
20g unsalted butter, softened
1 large egg and top up with milk to obtain 130g
1/4 tsp salt
3g instant yeast

Custard Filling:

40g Sugar
50g Egg
15g AP Flour
10g Corn Starch
5g Custard flour (Use 15g custard flour and omit the corn starch if you want more yellow custard)
200g Milk
40g Butter
Pinch of salt
1 tsp of vanilla extract (optional)

Instructions:

1. In a stand mixer with dough hook, place all dough ingredients except butter and mix until smooth, about 5 minutes.
2. Add butter and continue to knead to window pane stage.
3. Gather into a ball and allow to proof until doubled.
4. Divide into 6 equal pieces (about 62g), roll into balls and allow to rest for 10 mins.
5. Roll out into a flat disc about 5 inches in diameter and place a portion of custard into the middle and seal up properly.
6. Place into a paper liner. Repeat with the balance dough. Allow to proof, covered until doubled.
7. Preheat oven to 170C. Brush the top of the buns with egg wash then pipe swirls with reserved custard.
8. Bake for 15 minutes then lower to 160C and continue to bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden.
9. Remove from oven and allow to cool on rack.

To make the filling:

1. Sift all the flours together and mix well with lightly beaten egg. Heat milk, sugar and salt, stirring until sugar dissolved. On low heat, slowly add egg mixture while stirring to avoid lumps. Use a hand whisk to whisk vigorously until thickens and smooth. Remove from heat, stir in butter. Transfer to a bowl and cover with cling film touching the top of the custard. Chill until needed. Reserve about 30g for piping swirls on the top. Divide the balance into 6 portions for filling.

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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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