Jul 28, 2014

♥ Jelly Donut ♥

Doughnuts! Donuts! No one here matter about the correct spellings. As long as these donuts are puffy and sweet! Do you still remember my cinnamon sugar churros recipe? It is different from this donut recipe because yeast is added and the dough need time to rise before getting into the hot oil bathe.

Serve them fresh after an hour of frying. Nom nom :)

You'll need:
1 envelope (7g) yeast
3/4 cup full fat milk, lukewarm
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 egg
1/6 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
vegetable oil, for frying

1/2 cup granulated sugar, for coating
8 tbsp strawberry jam

How to make jelly donuts:
  1. In a small bowl, add warmed milk and sprinkle over yeast with 1 tsp of sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine melted butter, egg, sugar. Add foamed yeast and whisk until incorporated.
  3. Add flour and salt, using a dough hook, mix and knead the dough for 4-5 minutes or until it is nice and smooth.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic cling film. Place it somewhere warm and let it rise until double in size. It may take 2-3 hours.
  5. Once doubled, turn the dough onto lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into 1/2'' thick and using a 3.5'' cutter, cut out donuts and place them on floured baking sheet. 
  6. Cover them with a lint free towel. Allow the donuts to rise double in size again.
    Meanwhile, heat a big pot of vegetable oil to 180C. 
  7. Lower risen donuts into hot oil and fry them for about 3 minutes on each side or until puffed and golden brown. Take them off the oil and place on paper towel to drain the excess oil.
  8. Place sugar in a shallow dish and coat donuts, allow them to cool enough to handle.
  9. Fill a piping bag fitted with your smallest tip with strawberry jam. Insert tip into one side of the donut and fill the jam until halfway through the interior. 
  10. Dip them again in sugar before serving.
With all my love <3

Jul 25, 2014

♥ Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Cookies ♥

Recently got a request on making a sugar free high protein cookies. Alright I gotta figure it out soon. While constantly testing out all kinds of recipes (in mind), I tend to notice that riped banana will not only add sweetness to cookies, but also levels up the protein content. With the addition of using my homemade oat flour, these little cookies are absolutely gluten free! They are best eaten on the day when they're freshly made. After a day later, serve them in cold milk and you have an amazing banana bread like oatmeal/cereal breakfast!

In the recipe I have used grapeseed oil. You can also use semi solid coconut oil for a coconut kick. I did exclude the egg yolk to healthify the GF recipe (that make sense right?) and made my own oat flour. *For a cup of oat flour, you will need equal cup of rolled oats and process them in blender or food processor until fine powder formed. That easy isn't it?

Make 16 cookies
You'll need:
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
1 large banana, mashed
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
*1 cup oat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon

How to make gluten free banana oatmeal cookies:
  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, add oil, honey, egg white, vanilla and mashed banana. Whisk until combined.
  4. Add wet into dry ingredients. Fold in rolled oats.
  5. Drop 1 tbsp batter onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until edges turn golden brown. 
  6. Let cool and transfer to wire rack to cool completely. 
With all my love <3

Jul 22, 2014

♥ Matchamisu (aka Green Tea Tiramisu) ♥

Don't know you, but I have a big obsession with tiramisu. The creamy mascarpone cheese layer with coffee flavor just excelled all other trifles or cheesecake, and personally I really enjoy my eggless version. This week, I worked with my original tiramisu recipe again and gave it a Japanese kick!
For matcha freaks out there, say yay!

In this recipe, matcha powder is used instead of cocoa powder; a homemade matcha syrup is also used in replace of coffee. I have also tried a condensed milk version and if your trying out this recipe, watch out for the level of caffine!

You'll need:
2 tbsp matcha powder
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp rum
100ml hot water

250g mascarpone cheese
1/4 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
20 ladyfingers

matcha powder, for dusting

How to make green tea matcha tiramisu:
  1. Prepare green tea syrup, dissolve green tea powder, sugar and rum in hot water. Set side to cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together mascarpone cheese, condensed milk.
  3. To assemble, place lady fingers and spoon syrup over them. Dollop cheese mixture on top. Repeat the process until final layer of cheese and dust with matcha powder.
  4. Chill overnight, scoop and serve.
With all my love <3

Jul 18, 2014

♥ Biscoff Puffs ♥

Make approximately 6 puffs
You'll need:
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
6 teaspoon Biscoff spread
1 egg, beaten as egg wash
Powdered sugar for garnish, optional

How to make biscoff / cookie butter puff:

  1. Preheat oven to 200C. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Cut puff pastry into desired shape using cookie cutter. I used heart-shape here.
  3. Spoon 1 teaspoon of biscoff or cookie butter spread in the centre of your cutouts. 
  4. Brush the edge with egg wash and place another cutouts on top. Seal by pressing down with a fork.
  5. Brush the top of pastries with egg wash, bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until puffy and golden.
  6. Garnish with powdered sugar, serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.
With all my love <3