Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Japanese-Style Sweet Bun Dough

Japanese-Style Sweet Bun Dough

Makes 16 buns

375g bread flour
100g plain flour
35g milk powder
75g caster sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 sachet (7g or 2 1/2 tsp) instant dry yeast
1 egg, lightly beaten
150ml (approx.) lukewarm water, adjust as necessary
40g butter, cubed

Water-Roux Paste :
25g (just under 2 tbsp) bread flour
125ml (1/2 cup) water

* Water-Roux is basically 1 part bread flour to 5 parts water.


Mix flour and water in a small saucepan. Cook over low to medium heat, stirring continuously. It should have thickened to a paste at this stage, that is when you stir you can see the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat, place a cling film over the paste and leave until room temperature, before using. This water roux can be kept in an airtight container after cooling in the refrigerator for 1 day if not used immediately. However DO NOT USE if it turns grey in colour, that means it has gone bad

For the Bun Dough (using bread maker)

1. Put water and egg at first. Add salt in the side of bread maker, then sugar and milk powder in the middle
Sift bread flour, plain flour. Add mixed flour into BM make it a wheel then put the yeast. Knead for 3 minutes then add water roux mixture. Just kneed until again it incorporated well.

2. Add the butter cube and let it done (set BM in dough wait until all the process done)

3. Punch down the dough. Then divide into 16 equal portions. The easiest way is to first divide equally into 4 larger portions first, then divide each of these again into quarters each. Form each into balls and let rest for 10 minutes.

4.Shape and fill the buns according to recipe. Place all finished buns on a greased baking sheet, lightly cover with cling film, and let rise until double in size

5. Bake in preheated 190°C oven for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wingko Babat

Live abroad sometime make me missed traditional food. It happened many times especially when my friend uploaded traditional food photo. Once I craved something i couldn't stop of dreaming of that food. I need to make it by my self. I have no fresh coconut shredded, only have dried coconut shredded, but who care, only I n my husband who will have this :D lets do it.

 Ingredients :
150 gr glutinous flour
300 gr fresh shredded coconut
150 gr sugar
1 tsp vanili
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
100 ml coconut milk

How to make
Butter the square pan, preheat oen 180C
Mixed flour, coconut shredded, vanili, salt and sugar. Crush  until sugar disolved
Add egg mixed it well.
Pour coconut milk and continue to mixed it until well blended.
Put in the pan and bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Timus (mashed sweet potatoes)

Timus is one of javanese traditional food. It is make from mashed sweet potatoes. But sadly lately I can't find it easily, even in my hometown

400 gr sweet potatoes
25 gr tapioca starch
75 gr sugar

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Peach Upside Down Cake

First time I saw this cake I can't stop drooling :D. This cake is awesome in appearance, and cover it with fruits will make it tastier. I don't need to make cream to cover the cake, it is pretty already.
I copied this recipe from mama Itara


3 tbsp brown sugar (I didnt have it n just use sugar, it turn white n not as pretty as brown sugar)
3 tbsp butter
1 can peach