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.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Air Baked Brown Sugar Thai Milk Tea Egg Cake

2 eggs
65g brown sugar
A pinch of salt

70g plain flour

15g oil
15g thai milk tea
*mix together

1. Beat (A) till ribbon stage.
2. Sieve in plain flour in 2 addition. Fold accordingly. 
3. Fold in oil and thai milk tea mixture. Try not to overfold. 
4. Bake in preheated air fryer at 170'C for 20mins, 180'C for 10mins. 
5. Leave to cool on cooling rack.