Challah Bread Recipe

Assalamualaikum and good morning everyone

I promised a friend that I would update my fp and give her a bread recipe that I tried a couple days back. The bread is called “Challah bread”. A bread with a high egg ratio, I have to say this is one of the most delicious bread I’ve ever made. I did tweak the recipe a little bit though (you know me )

I got the recipe from this website, Bread Recipes, Challah Bread.

The recipe is really easy to follow, I sub the water with milk, which gave the bread a somewhat softer texture.

Challah Bread
I made this batch with one of the braids mixed with matcha powder..


So as you can see in the inside, there’s a part of the bread where it’s green. That’s the part I mixed with matcha.


My first batch of challah. I made half of the original recipe and still got a rather big loaf

NOTE: The original recipe WILL give you a very BIG Challah.If you’re not much of a bread fan, you might wanna make only half of the recipe first.

Because of the high egg ratio in the recipe, this bread is a rather rich bread and they say Challahs are great for making French toast, which I haven’t tried yet.But so far I’ve enjoyed my Challah with butter and honey, and they taste better toasted.

Yummy Brownies Recipe

I made some brownies, after reading a thread at Forum.Cari.com. The owner of the recipe, K.Mas created her own version of an absolutely chewy, gooey and yummy brownies and I just couldn’t say no to it and ran straight to the kitchen

It turned out as described, chewy gooey and yummy! Here’s the recipe fellas:

Ingredients:

  • 250g butter, cubed
  • 400g chocolate
  • 6 eggs
  • 340g brown sugar
  • 2tsp esen vanilla
  • 20g chocolate emulco** (I think can be left out if you don’t have any)
  • 80g flour
  • 60g cocoa powder
  • 140g nuts (almond, walnuts etc)

How to make:

  1. Preheat oven to 160deg and lined a baking tray with baking sheet
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate in a microwave (stir occasionally) or using double-boiler method. Set aside.
  3. Mix together egg,sugar, chocolate emulco and vanilla essence until sugar had dissolved.
  4. Mix the two mixture (egg mixture + chocolate mixture) and stir until just combined.
  5. Sift flour and cocoa powder and add to wet mixture. Stir until just combined.
  6. Pour in baking tray and bake for about 1 hour.
  7. Let the brownies completely cooled before cutting. Better yet, leave it overnight and then cut it into cubes.

I added sliced almonds, made only half of the recipe and made some into small mini brownies using a mini cupcake tray.

Something yummy for the tummy in the weekend.

Thank you K.Mas for the recipe. Will be in my favourite list from now on.

Lava Cake & Healthy Chips Recipe

Later on this week, I made a wonderful dessert from, again, Allrecipes.com called Chocolate Cake with Liquid Centers @ Lava Cake.

It was really good, and it did melt in mouth, just as described in the recipe. My advise is to eat it while it’s still warm with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Or you can leave it in the fridge and it’ll taste even better the next day

Give it a try!

And then I made some chips, and what’s amazing about it, is that I didn’t fry them, but instead I microwaved ’em. And it turned out super crispy and super yummy! I was skeptical at first, but when I tried it, it turned out to be just like those natural potato chips you get in grocery stores. Trust me, it works!

How to make:

  1. Clean potatoes (you can peel off the skin if you want, I left mine on) and slice it into thin slices.
  2. Lightly coat with olive oil or any kind of oil with a dash of salt and pepper.
  3. Spread them over your microwave ceramic plate in a single layer and cook ’em in the microwave at HIGH for about 4-5minutes.

Thanks to Lydia from My Kitchen, for sharing us the tip on how to make healthy chips minus the oil and calories. And trust me,it taste gooooooooodddd!

Spice Cake Recipe (Resepi Kek Berempah)

Spice Cake ( Kek Berempah )

Ingredients:

  • 250 g sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 g baking powder
  • 1 g salt
  • 250 g white sugar
  • 200 g unsalted butter – chilled, cut into tablespoon-size pieces
  • 3 g grated lime zest
  • 3 g ground nutmeg
  • 1 g ground cinnamon
  • 1 g ground allspice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teasppon honey
  • 120 ml evaporated milk ( kalau tak ada susu sejat,susu biasa pon boleh)
  • 50g nuts ( eg: cashew,walnut,almond)
  • 30g raisins
  • *OPTIONAL* 20g dried fruits ( eg: cherry )

How to make:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.
  2. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the lime zest, honey, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice.
  3. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk, stirring after each addition. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 75 to 90 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Halfway through cooking, bring out the cake and sprinkle crushed nuts,raisins and dried fruits. Then continue to bake until cooked.
  5. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.

Again,found the recipe at AllRecipes.com from a recipe called the Grenadian Spice Cake. Though I did make some changes. The original recipe called for susu biasa but I used susu sejat instead. I also added walnuts and raisins sbb tak nak kek nya rasa plain sgt :p
Rasa kek ni macam kek buah sikit2 tapi sedikit lain sbb letak hirisan kulit limau purut in the acuan. Very nice and sesuai untuk minum2 petang 🙂

Homemade Brownies Recipe

Homemade Brownies. Rich, chocolaty and VERYYYYY FATTENING!!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 115 g butter
  • 200 g white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 ml vanilla extract
  • 30 g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 50 g all-purpose flour
  • 2 g salt
  • 1 g baking powder
  • 45 g butter, softened
  • 15 g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5 ml vanilla extract
  • 100 g confectioners’ sugar

How to make:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.

2. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat in cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.

3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.

4. To Make Frosting: Combine butter, 3 cocoa, vanilla, sugar. Frost brownies while they are still warm.

Got the recipe from AllRecipes.com under the name of Best Brownies. There is also another recipe called Deep Dish Brownies. I’ve tried both and I might say yang Deep Dish Brownies tu is more rich and browny-like -P

Best Brownies

Warm Biscuits Recipe

Biscuits (Biskut)

Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 250 g all-purpose flour
  • 15 g baking powder
  • 5 g salt
  • 15 g white sugar
  • 70 g shortening
  • 200 ml milk

How to make:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. Agak2 masa masukkan susu. Make sure adunan tak terlalu lembik or terlalu kering. You can adjust the amount of milk ikut kesesuaian adunan ( can be less than 200ml )

3. Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 15 to 20 times. Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used. Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet. I prefer buat mcm jemput2/cucur and just uli pakai tangan. Much easier!

4. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown

..yup..I had these with my roasted chicken for lunch today.Teramat la simple and senang untuk dibuat. Asalkan ada tepung,margarine(utk ganti shortening,incase tade),susu and baking powder, then you’re all set! Takes up less than 20minutes utk siap. Osusume desu! -D

courtesy of:J.P.’s Big Daddy Biscuits of AllRecipes.com

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients:

  • 950 g fresh strawberries
  • 120 g white sugar
  • 250 g all-purpose flour
  • 15 g baking powder
  • 20 g white sugar
  • 1 g salt
  • 60 g shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 140 ml milk
  • 420 ml whipped heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

How to make:

1. Slice the strawberries and toss them with 1/2 cup of white sugar. Set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease and flour one 8 inch round cake pan.

3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, 2 tablespoons white sugar and the salt. With a pastry blender cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

4. Add lemon juice into milk and let it set for a while. Then,make a well in the center and add the beaten egg and milk. Stir until just combined.

4. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool partially in pan on wire rack.

5. Slice partially cooled cake in half, making two layers. Place half of the strawberries on one layer and top with the other layer. Top with remaining strawberries and cover with the whipped cream.

A perfect dessert that can be done in such a short time. Sweet in the mouth & pleasant to the eyes as well -)

courtesy of:Strawberry Shortcake of AllRecipes.com

Fruity Tart Recipe

Fruity Tart( Tat Buah-buahan )
Fruit tart - Tat buah
Ingredients:

The crust:

  • 200g flour
  • 50g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 125g margarine or butter
  • 1 egg

The cream cheese custard:

  • 300ml milk
  • 50g cream cheese (optional)
  • 3 eggs
  • 75g sugar
  • 20g flour
  • 20g cornstarch
  • 1 1/2teaspoon vanilla essence

Fruits:

  • 1 canned peaches
  • 3 kiwi
  • 10-20 pieces of strawberries

How to make:

The crust:

1. Place the butter and sugar in mixer bowl. Beat until light and fluffy.

2. Gradually add the beaten egg, beating just until incorporated. Jangan kacau telur and butter tadi terlalu lama,kalau tak nanti butter akan start terasing and warna jagi makin cerah.

3. Add flour mixture all at once and mix just until it forms a ball. Cara menggaul: Rapatkan adunan ke dinding mangkuk dgn menggunakan spatula and ulang sampai adunan jadi rata. Jangan gaul lama sgt or bila bakar nanti akan jadi keras. Adunan will be a bit melekit.

4. Faltten the dough on a flat surface, wrap in plastic wrap and sejukkan for 15-20mins.

The cream cheese custard:

1. Mix the sugar and egg yolks together. Jangan biarkan terdedah terlalu lama or you’ll get pieces of egg forming.

2. Sift the flour and cornstarch together and then add to the egg mixture, mixing until you get a smooth paste. Set aside.

3. In a saucepan combine the milk vanilla essence on medium heat until boiling. Add in cream cheese ( this is optional. Kalau tak ada pun takpe)

4. Bila dah berbuih,remove from heat and add slowly to egg mixture. Kacau selalu sambil menuang susu panas tadi utk elakkan dari berketul.

5.Place back in saucepan and cook over medium heat until boiling, whisking constantly. Bila dah mendidih,kacau lagi for another 30 – 60 seconds until it becomes very thick and creamy.

6. Pour into a clean bowl and immediately cover the surface with plastic wrap to prevent a crust from forming. Sejukkan dan boleh disimpan dalam fridge up to 3 days.

The arrangements:

1. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the sweet pastry to the desired size. Roll to a round about 1/8-inch (3 mm) thick size that fits a 8 or 9-inch (20 – 23 cm) tart pan. Untuk memastikan size kulit tart,ambil talam pie/tart and terbalikkan ke atas dough td and potong about 1 inci lebih dari bentuk talam.

2. Roll onto tart pan, menggunakan rolling pin. Remember utk sapukan sedikit tepung dalam talam utk elakkan kulit tart dr melekat. Jangan tarik atau paksa kulit tat tadi bila meletakkannya kedalam talam. This is untuk mengelakkan drpd ia mengecut bila dibakar.

3. Using your fingers,ratakan bahagian dalam talam mengikut lekuk2 nya. Then, rollkan rolling pin di atas talam untuk buang kulit tart yg berlebihan.

4. Ratakan cream custard yg telah disejukkan ke dalam kulit tart tadi.

5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. And then bake for 20-25minutes sehingga kulit tart keperangan.

6. Biarkan tart yg telah dibakar td menyejuk and kemudian susunkan buahan2 seperti peaches,kiwi,strawberries yang telah dipotong mengikut selera masing2.

7. You can also add whipped cream on top. Sejukkan before dihidang.

The original recipe was a bit different, and I altered it a bit. Instead of letak filling cream custard td siap2, you can always bake the crust first.

AND MAKE SURE letak parchment paper and pemberat pie ( it some kind of stones bentuk mcm coklat chips yg digunakan utk diletakkan dlm kulit pie masa membakar ) Kalau tak kulit tart tadi akan mengecut dan tak rata.

That’s why I like to put my filling in and then bakar( sbb tak ada pemberat pie :p)

Very yummy.Selamat mencuba!

reference:Joy Of Baking

Fruity Real Cheesecake Recipe

Fruity No-bake Cheesecake

Fruity No-bake Cheesecake

Ingredients:

  • 150g Graham Cracker or Oreo Cookies
  • 30g melted butter
  • 250g Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 110g sugar
  • 250ml *fruit juice
  • 110g fresh *berries
  • 400ml whipped cream
  • 10g gelatine (melted in warm water)

How to make:

1. Combine prepared crumbs (graham or oreos) with the melted butter. Press on bottom of 9 inch springform pan.Kalau guna Oreos, make sure you guys scrape off the cream, and you guys boleh guna cream tu untuk ganti gula.After that you guys can cut back the amount of sugar in the recipe.

2. Beat the cream cheese with sugar in bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. TIPS: Before mixing the cream cheese,wrap the cream cheese dalam plastic wrap and panaskan dalam microwave for 10-20sec.

3. Whisk in fruit juice*, crushed fresh or frozen berries, and whipped cream. Make sure you guys whipped siap2 before campurkan dgn juice tadi. Or if you guys boleh carik Kraft Cool Whip topping,get the 1liter size and used all of it.

4. Mix in the gelatine yang dah dicairkan dalam air panas/suam into the cream cheese mixture.

5. Pour over prepared crust. Freeze until firm. Remove from freezer and let stand in refrigerator for 15 minutes before serving.

I got the recipe from KRAFT Canada and alter it a bit sebab I didn’t have any Cool whip. Try la, sebab cake ni sangat la senang nk buat and only takes about 10-20mins to prepare.

Seperti biasa..SELAMAT MENCOBA! -D

*fruit juice can be orange,apple..etc. Ikut selera masing2

*berries can be either strawberries,blueberries etc. You can use frozen ones kalau tak ada yang fresh

Scones Recipe for Breakfast

A couple of Scones( Skon? ) for Breakfast

Choc Scone

Ingredients:

  • 175ml milk
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 75g butter
  • 3 g baking soda
  • 500 g all-purpose flour
  • 170 g white sugar
  • 5 g baking powder
  • 0.8 g cream of tartar
  • 5 g salt
  • 225 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 150g chocolate chips or chocolate chunks(optional)

How to Make:

1. Blend the milk,lemon juice and 75g butter(melted). Let sit for awhile until lumps appear and milk starts to thicken.Then add in baking soda, and set aside. (Milk,lemon juice and butter sebenarnye substitution utk sour cream.But if you guys ada krim masam kat rumah, then guna 230g )

3. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in the butter.

4.Stir the milk mixture and egg into the flour mixture until just moistened.

5.Mix in choco chips. Here you guys boleh ganti dengan raisins,fresh blueberry,walnuts etc. Ikut la you guys nk scone you guys inti apa)

6.Turn adunan tadi onto a lightly floured surface, and uli briefly.Jangan uli lebih2 sangat or scone akan jadi keras.

7.Roll dough into a 3/4 inch thick round. Cut into 12 wedges, and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.

8. Bake 12 to 15 minutes in a pre-heated(180degress) oven,until brown.

Here’s an idea, utk bg scone jadi a bit more moist:

1. Add about 100g of cream cheese and kurangkan milk mixture td jadi separuh.

Tips:

Masa masukan susu, check the texture of the adunan. Jangan sampai adunan terlalu lembik. Kalau agak2 adunan tu dah start berkumpul(hold shape), then stop adding the milk.Kalau banyak sgt susu, nanti scone nya susah nk naik mase bakar.

So, Selamat Mencuber!