Thursday, August 18, 2016

Mango Chiffon


  • 3 yolks
  • 30g mango juice (i used peel fresh)
  • 30g oil
  • 55g plain flour
  • 5g corn flour
  • 3 whites
  • 40g sugar


  • Slightly whisk yolk
  • Stir in orange juice
  • Mix in oil
  • Sift in plain flour and corn flour, mix well
  • Whisk whites till bubbly, add in sugar in 3 batches, whisk till almost stiff peak
  • Fold 1/3 whites to yolk mixture
  • Fold in the rest of whites
  • Pour batter in mould ( i used 16cm cast iron)
  • Bake in preheated oven at 180'C for 55-65mins (depending on oven)
  • Leave to cool upside down
  • Let it cool completely before slicing

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Natural Leavened Soft Buns

Thanks FC Ng for sharing her recipe. I think i need to practise more on shaping. Hmmm. 

Bread flour 240g
Natural Yeast Starter 140g (mine is kombucha starter)
Water 120g
Sugar 10g
Salt 4g
Butter 20g

1. I mixed all ingredients using bread machine except butter. 
2. When the dough forms, add in butter and knead till smooth (window pane)
3. Let dough rest and rise till almost double. 
4. Shape accordingly and let rise. For my case, i shaped them and keep in refrigerator to proof for almost 20hrs.
5. Bring them to room temp while preheating the oven.
6. Bake them at 170'C for 30mins. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Castella Cake aka Kasutera or 蜂蜜蛋糕

Thanks to my baking lover for introducing this cake to me. Looks easy, so I gave it a try. Indeed easier than chiffon. Texture wise, it's kinda chewy. When I first tasted it, I don't quite like it (i ate those side trim offs, which is rather dry), however when I ate it the next morning, it's moist. Still, i find it rather sweet for my liking, still love chiffon more. hahaha.

2 egg white
2 egg yolk
50g sugar (original was 70g)
50g bread flour
1 tbsp honey diluted with 1 tbsp hot water

1. Line pan with aluminum foil, followed by parchment paper.
2. Preheat the oven to 165'C.
3. Beat egg whites till foamy. Add in sugar gradually and beat till almost peak.
4. Add in egg yolk, one by one, mix till combine.
5. Mix in the sifted bread flour.
6. Pour in honey mixture, mix well.
7. Pour the ready batter into lined pan. Give it a bang and take a satay stick to run over the batter.
8. Bake for 45 mins.
9. Remove from oven and drop it onto counter top to prevent shrinkage.
10. When the cake is slightly cool, remove the parchment paper and wrap the cake in a new piece of parchment paper. Cling wrap it and store in airtight container overnight.
11. The next day, trim off the sides and slice the cake.

Original recipe from:

Monday, June 27, 2016

Natural Leavened Soft Bread Loaf

Thanks NgaiLeng for the wonderful recipe. I gave it a slight tweak in the recipe as I ran out of milk. And I didn't do cold ferment.

250g bread flour
100g natural yeast starter/sourdough (i used my kombucha natural yeast)
25g fine sugar
8g vegetable oil
4g fine salt
135g cold water
1tbsp milk powder
20g butter

Following are the steps I did for this loaf.
1. Mix all ingredients except butter in bread machine.
2. Add in butter after 5 minutes of mixing.
3. Knead till the dough become smooth and shiny.
4. Take dough out from machine and let proof in a bowl cover with plastic food wrap. Let rise for 30-45mins.
5. Divide the dough to 3. Roll them up like a ball.
6. Then flatten each ball to a long strip and roll up like swissroll.
7. Put them in pullman tin and let rise till it reach bout 80% of the height.
8. Bake in preheated oven at 170'C for 45-50 mins.
9. Remove bread from mould immediately after baking.
10. Let it cool completely on wire rack before slicing.

Original recipe from :

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Natural Leavened Cheese Batard with Chia Seeds (Eric Kayser)

Adapted from "The Larousse Book of Bread by Eric Kayser

250g bread flour
165g water
60g lemon lime natural yeast starter
5g salt
chia seeds
cheese cubes

1. Mix all ingredient in mixer with low speed for 3-4mins. Autolyse for 30 mins.
2. Continue kneading at higher speed for 7-8mins.
3. Do 2 rounds of S&F, 20-25 mins interval.
4. Roll dough flat, spread cheese cubes and shape into batard. Leave the shaped dough in cast iron pot/ dutch oven. Keep it covered in fridge for 24 hours.
5. Take out from fridge and let rest in room temp for 30 mins.
6. Bake in preheated oven at 220'C for 25 mins with lid on, and another 25-30 mins without lid. *Adjust to own oven
7. Let cool completely on wire rack before slicing.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Natural Leavened Plain Boule (Eric Kayser)

Adapted from "The Larousse Book of Bread by Eric Kayser)

250g bread flour
150g water
50g lemon lime natural yeast
5g salt

1. Mix all ingredient in mixer with low speed for 3-4mins.
2. Let rest for 5 mins, continue kneading at higher speed for 7-8mins, till dough become shiny.
3. Let proof for 30 mins.
4. Shape into boule and put in cast iron pot/ dutch oven.
5. Let rise till double or triple.
6. Bake in preheated oven at 220'C for 25 mins with lid on, and another 25-30 mins without lid.
7. Let cool completely on wire rack before slicing.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Natural Leavened Chocolate Mantou

Thanks to FC Ng who shared this link to me. Saw the ingredients and it look easy. Therefore, i gave it a try. What i did was prepare the dough at night. Let proof in fridge overnight. Brought to office and steam. Nice and fluffy texture. Love it. Gonna try with other flavours soon.

50g natural starter
50g bread flour
50g plain flour
20g sugar
10g cocoa powder
40g water (i replaced the milk with water)

1. Mix all ingredient till dough form. Knead till shiny. 
2. Let rest 15 mins. Roll flat and roll up like swiss roll. Rest another 15 mins. 
3. Roll flat again and roll up like swiss roll. 
4. I kept the dough in container and put in fridge overnight. 
5. Bring out to room temp. Cut and steam in steamer for 10mins.

*Edited: point to note for own reference; do after step 3. Cut/shape into desired design, put on baking paper then only proof and steam. 

Also tested with green tea, plain with cranberries. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Natural Leavened Plain Loaf

Thanks to someone from the baking group in sharing the recipe but I can't recall who.
Following are adapted from her sourdough loaf. I managed to get 2 loaves out of this recipe. 

Bread Flour 390g
Salt 6g
Apple Starter 100g
Cold Water 210g

1. Mix water and starter, add flour. Let it autolyse for 30 mins.
2. Mix in salt. Combine well.
3. Do 4 rounds of S&F, 30 mins resting time.
4. Shape and bulk proof for 2.5hrs.
5. Divide and shape for final proofing for 2 hrs.
6. Bake in cast iron pot at 250'C for 40-45mins.