Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas Tree Pandan Butter Cake 圣诞树班兰牛油蛋糕






 Trying hard but still not able to make it to post all my Christmas theme project before Christmas day :(. 
This Christmas Tree cake used the recipe of pandan butter cake which modified from Mrs Ngsk butter cake, my top favourite of butter cake. Just spend a little effort and here are the cakes that full with festive feels.



Ingredients : for 8"x 3" x 3.5"
For Cake :
115g salted hard butter
100g eggs, no shell (2 large eggs)
25g + 30g sugar
90g self raising flour, sifted 
10g coconut cream powder
15g coconut milk
20g homemade pandan extract

 

Method :
1. Preheat oven at 180C. Line the base and grease the sides (greasing helps the cake’s sides to rise)
2. Separate the eggs, and place the whites into a medium sized bowl. Beat egg whites until soft peaks, gradually add 25g sugar and and beat until stiff. Set aside.
3. Cream butter and 30g sugar until pale and fluffy. Put in egg yolks one by one and beat well after each addition.
4. Put in half the flour and mix on low speed until incorporated. Put in pandan extract + coconut milk in 2 additions and mix until well incorporated. Mix in balance of flour.
5. Put half the egg whites in and mix on low speed. Pour the balance of egg whites in and FOLD.
6. Pour batter into pan and level. Bake for about 25 to 30 mins or skewer come out clean.
7. Cool the cake at wire rack.


To make a Christmas, simple trim the butter cake into triangle.
Melt some chocolate with milk and make into chocolate ganache, dip the Redondo cream waffer in the chocolate ganache and insert into the trimmed pandan butter cake to make it into tree trunk.
Scoop some chocolate ganache into pipping bag, cut a small hole and drizzle on the trimmed pandan butter cake.
Drizzle some colorful hundreds and thousands or colorful chocolate rice on the cakes.


These are some photos on the pandan butter before decorated.
  






This is posted at Party Maketsy Blog and Party Maketsy Instagram as well, a blog that sharing all party related info.


This post is linked at Cook and Celebrate: Christmas 2015 
hosted by Yen from GoodyFoodies, Diana from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe 
and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Santa Claus Pumpkin Bread Buns 圣诞老公公南瓜面包













Recipe adapted from here

Ingredients : yield about 990g dough
260g pumpkin puree
400g bread flour
80g cake flour
80g milk
12g instant yeast
60g brown sugar
2g salt
60g egg
80g butter, , soften at room temperature

Method :
  1. Combine all ingredients except butter and half portion of the milk in the mixer and beat until form the dough, slowly add in the balance of milk and continue to knead until the dough is not sticky.

  1. Add in the butter and continue to knead until the dough become smooth and elastic, until reach windowpane stage.

  1. Shape the dough into ball and place it in a greased bowl, spray some water at the dough and cover with a wet towel or cling wrap. Let it proof until double in size, about 45-60 mins.

  1. Divide dough into the desire portions in same weight (I weighed at about 50g each). Rest for 10 minutes.

  1. Shaped the dough, wrap with desire filling and place in the greased baking pan. Repeat for the rest of the dough.

  1. Spray with some water and let to proof until double in size, about 40 minutes.

  1. Brush some egg wash on top, follow by sprinkle with desire topping, if necessary.

  1. Bake in a 180C preheated oven until golden, about 15-17 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven and place on the wire rack to cool down.

  1. Keep in air-tight container after completely cool.

To Decorate, apply ketchap or tomato sauce on the Santa's nose and hat, mayonnaise for the eye brow and draw the lining of the hat, black coloring edible ink for the eyes, very thin layer of mayonnaise on the bottom of the face and drizzle with desiccated coconut as beard.


This is posted at Party Maketsy Blog and Party Maketsy Instagram as well, a blog that sharing all party related info.


This post is linked at Cook and Celebrate: Christmas 2015 
hosted by Yen from GoodyFoodies, Diana from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe 
and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.



Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Snowman Steamed Milk Mantou 雪人牛奶馒头

















Have fun making these cute snowman mantou :D.


Ingredients (yield 940g dough)
500g plain flour
130g caster sugar (can reduce 10-15g if you have no sweet tooth)
4g or 1 tsp instant dry yeast
15g organic coconut oil or any vegetable oil
300g milk


Method :
1.   Mix all the ingredients in the mixing bowl and knead till well combine.
2.   Knead till become a soft and smooth dough, and do not stick to the mixing bowl. Proceed with first proofing for about 50 mins or double of the original size
3.   After proofing, punch dough down the dough and divide into equal portions. Shape into balls and place onto baking papers. Or shape to the desire patterns.
4.   Proof for another 30 mins or till 1.5 times of the original size
5.   Turn on fire to high heat and steam buns / mantou for 20 mins
6.   After steaming, turn off fire. Do not open the lid immediately. Lift the lid up very slightly and keep it ajar for 5 mins before removing steamed buns/ mantou.
7.   Cool buns / mantou.



Notes :
·      Use Kitchenaid mixer beat the dough about 15 mins, using 2-4 speed, occasionally speed 6
·      The dough is sticky and soft.
·      Proofing time is for reference only and should be adjusted according to room temperature
·      Take note of the water, dun let it dry
·      Steamed buns / mantou are soft and sweet, chewy kind of texture.


To make snowman :
40g body
15g head

50g red color – 2  tsp red yeast color + red coloring
30g green – 2 tsp green tea powder
20g brown – 2tsp cocoa powder


Notes :
·      Not sure why the snowmans cannot secure and sit still, probably too fat.


·      Do not need to proof again, can steam immediately after shaping as it take quite a bit of times to do the shaping. 
·      accidentally knocked the steaming tray and unaware of it, thus the snowmen came out in funny positions.



This is posted at Party Maketsy Blog and Party Maketsy Instagram as well, a blog that sharing all party related info.




This post is linked at Cook and Celebrate: Christmas 2015 
hosted by Yen from GoodyFoodies, Diana from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe 
and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.





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