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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
240g water
1 tbsp wholemeal flour
3 tbsps cake flour (added because dough was too soft, probably due to the hydration ratio difference in my leaven)

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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Hot Cross Buns

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Hot Cross Buns

330g Bread Flour
30g light brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1.5 tsp active yeast
120g full cream milk
30g lukewarm water
1 tablespoon honey
30g softened butter
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
70g raisins

1 egg for eggwash

Paste for the cross: mix 2-3 table spoon of flour with water, add bit by bit until a paste forms.

Instructions:

1. In the stand mixer bowl, place all dry ingredients and mix with a whisk until combine.
2. Stir the yeast in the lukewarm water until diluted and set aside until foamy. Add in the milk, vanilla extract and honey and stir to mix before adding to the flour mixture.
3. Knead until a smooth dough forms then add in the softened butter and raisins and continue to knead to window pane.
4. Allow to proof, covered, until doubled in size. Transfer to lightly floured table top and knead gently to de-gas. Divide into 6 portions. Rest for 10 minutes.
5. Shape each portion into balls and place into prepared pan (greased and lined).
6. Proof until doubled again, brush egg wash on and pipe a cross over each bun.
7. Bake in preheated oven at 180C for 25-30 minutes or until golden.
8. Remove from pan and allow to cool on a rack. You can brush the top with some diluted jam before serving if you wish.

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Gula Melaka Sponge Cake

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6 eggs yolks – (65g eggs)
50g corn oil + 20g coconut oil
100g cake flour
1/4 tsp salt
70g milk
50g gula melaka syrup (I chopped up 50g gula melaka and boil with some water to make a thick syrup)

6 eggs whites
60g sugar

Line the base of an 8″ round pan.

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Method:

1. Put oil, yolk, gula melaka syrup, milk and salt in a large bowl and stir until all blended. Add the flour and stir again with a whisk until smooth. Set aside.
2. Beat the egg whites until foamy then gradually add sugar to beat until firm peaks form.
3. Add 1/3 of the meringue into the yolk batter and using the hand whisk to mix until combined. Add the next 1/3 portion and whisk again. Finally, add the last portion, whisk briefly before switching to spatula to scoop the batter from bottom and fold up on to the batter to make sure all are combined and no more yolk batter can be seen.
4. Pour into prepared pan and bake in water bath at 160C for 70-80 minutes or until the cake bounces back when you lightly press the top and not squishing.
5. Remove from oven and leave it for a couple of minutes before unmoulding.
Allow to cool completely before slicing.

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Light Chocolate cotton cheese cake

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Light Chocolate Cotton Cheese Cake

Ingredients:
125g cream cheese
50g Chocolate either semi sweet or dark
40g butter (salted)
60g milk
30g corn flour (sifted)
20g castor sugar
3 eggs (separate yolks and whites)
1tsp lemon juice
50g castor sugar

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Method:

1. First preheat oven at 150 degree C and line bottom of an 7″ round cake pan. Grease the sides.
2. Melt cheese with 20g sugar, chocolate and butter in a double boiler, whisking until u get a smooth batter. Remove from heat. Add in cold milk and whisk until smooth.
3. Whisk in the egg yolks. Add corn flour and whisk again until well combined.
4. Next beat up egg whites on high speed and add lemon juice and spoonfuls of the 50g castor sugar until u get firm peaks meringue.
5. Add 1/3 of the meringue into the cheese mixture and gently fold until combined. Repeat with another 1/3 until all is used up.
6. Transfer batter into prepared pan.
7. Bake the cakes in water bath for 70-80 minutes or until cooked.
8. Remove from oven, leave to cool a few minutes before unmoulding. Chill well before cutting with serrated knife to get neat slices.

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Yogurt Loaf using natural yeast

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Yogurt loaf using natural yeast discards
INGREDIENTS:
300g Japanese Kobe Bread Flour
150g natural yeast discards (I used day 4 yeast discards)
50g milk (do not pour all in, reserve half)
30g sugar
3g salt
1 egg (60g)
30g unsalted butter (soften)

Method:
1. Place all ingredients except butter into a stand mixer fixed with a dough hook.
2. Start kneading into a  dough. If the dough is too dry, slowly add the reserved milk until a soft dough is formed. Knead until dough is smooth and pliable then add the butter. Continue kneading until dough pass the window pane test.
3. Remove and place on lightly floured work top and shape it into a boule. Transfer it on to a baking sheet and allow dough to rise to double it’s original size. Make a few cuts on the top about 1/2 inch deep. Spray with some water on the surface.
4. Spray some water into the oven to create some steam then place the dough in. Bake for 40-45 minutes at 200C until golden brown. Cover with foil if the bread browns too fast. Remove from oven, leave it to cool for a

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The leaven..disgusting looking huh!

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Makes a good sandwich bread!

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Swedish Saffron Bread

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Chicken floss Bread rolls

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Chicken Floss bread rolls

Ingredients

    • 300g bread flour
    • 30g sugar
    • 2g salt
    • 1 small egg (50g without shell)
    • 145g milk
    • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
    • 30g unsalted butter at room temperature
img_4376Instructions:
  1. In a stand mixer, add all the ingredients of the dough expect butter, knead on low speed for 5-7 minutes. And then add butter in; continue kneading until you get a smooth, elastic and soft dough.
  2. Remove the dough on to a slightly floured surface and grab one end and smash it several times on the surface to strengthen the gluten.
  3. Roll into a ball and place in a large bowl, and allow to proof until doubled.
  4. Transfer the dough out and roll out the dough to about 4-5cm thick. Using a pizza cutter, cut out 11 x 11cm square. Transfer into a lined 11 x 11cm pan.  Press into the corners. ( I shaped the left over dough into two buns). Cover with a damp cloth and allow to proof 30 minutes before baking in a preheated oven at 170C for 20 minutes. Rotate half way to get even browning.
  5. Once cooked, remove from oven and cool down. Once cooled, cut a few shallow slits on the bread and apply mayonnaise all over.
  6. Sprinkle chicken floss on top and roll up as you would a swiss roll. Cut into 1 inch slices, and apply mayonnaise on the cut sides and stick on more chicken floss.
  7. Enjoy!

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