Sunday, June 8, 2014

Victoria Sandwich Cake


The classic Victoria Sandwich Cake(VSC) , the cake that fit for the queen.I always love VSC maybe because of its simplicity which tastes amazing.I have found so many recipes via internet and baking book but I settled the recipe from my favorite cyber guru, The Kitchen Guardian..
To make it even beautiful just stack the cakes, slather it with strawberry preserves and buttercream (i used Swiss meringue buttercream) and you're done.It's so simple yet so elegant and delightfully taste .
So here's the recipe which full credits is to be given to Kak Yani,  The Kitchen Guardian

Victoria Sandwich Cake
Adapted from: The Kitchen Guardian
ingredients
250g butter,  soft
250g caster sugar ( I used 180g and add 1 tbsp of golden syrup)
250g self raising flour, sifted
250g eggs ( 5 grade B eggs)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla 
3 tbsp milk

Preheat oven at 170C.

Cream butter and sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Add in egg one at the time-continue beating
Lastly add self raising flour in 3 additions, fold in milk until incorporated.

I used 2, 9 inches square cake tins... Bake for about 30 minutes until golden in colour.

Let cool and sandwich with strawberry preserves and swiss meringue buttercream or your preferred cream, and sprinkle icing sugar on top of the cake.

The verdics...the crumbs is tender,light,moist and so lovely....yumss and absolutely delicious.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Oreo Mille Crepe


Projek semalam
Resepi dari kak Azlita ,Masam manis.... Mille Crepe with Vanilla Custard tapi saya olah sikit dengan meletakkan serbuk oreo disetiap lapisan crepe...


Friday, April 11, 2014

Frambozen Kenari atau Blueberry Meringue Slices (^__<)



Okay mintak mahap ye...memang lama tak hupdate blog...
Saya nak share resepi slice yang popular tahun 2011 nan lalu yang mana dah ramai orang buat tapi macam biasa la cik nurul baru sampai seru nak buat ... saya mengaku saya ni selalu ketinggalan keretapi he..he..he..

Ok berbalik pada resepi ni mmg tergeliat lidah nak menyebutnya bak kata Kak Azlita ... cer cuba sebut 'Frambozen Kenari' atau bahasa orangputih kita panggil dia Blueberry Meringue Slices

Saya ambil resepi ni dari blog Kak Azlita yang mana Original resepi dari Sis Maria

Frambozen Kenari
resepi asal: Maria
Sumber :Kak Azlita Masam Manis

Lapisan Cookies - 
base
10 oz tpg gandum (284 gm)
1.5 oz gula kaster (45 gm)
6 oz butter (180 gm)

Lapisan Putih - Toping
60 gm putih telur -  2 biji putih telur
100 gm gula aising
1 sudu teh tpg jagung

Bluberry atau strawberry filling

Pukul butter dgn gula hingga kembang atau putih
Masukkan tepung gandum  yang telah di ayak dan gaul hingga adunan menjadi doh
Tuangkan adunan ke dalam loyang
Canai adunan ke dalam loyang bersaiz 9 x 12 x 1 inch
Bakar selama 15-20 minit dgn suhu 170'c atau hingga kekuningan
Keluarkan doh setelah masak  
Bila sejuk sikit sapu dgn Strawberry atau blueberry filing
Kemudian kita buat topping.
Satukan semua bahan untuk toping dan putar dalam mesin pemutar dgn high speed hingga adunan likat
Kemudian tuangkan bahan topping atas filling tadi dan ratakan
Tabur pula dgn badam keping
Bakar dalam oven di rak tengah dengan suhu 90C selama 1 1/2 jam.
Bila sentuh permukaan dia dah kering tutup oven dan biarkan kek dalam oven yg dah di tutup suiznya itu selama 1 1/2 jam lagi  supaya toping benar2 kering.
Kemudian potong.
Bila dah benar2 sejuk baru keluarkan dari loyang
Peringatan - cookies ni sangat rapuh dan mudah patah.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pecan Pie


This is definitely not a diet food....
And this super sticky pecan pie is packed with buttery caramelised pecans which obviously will make you eat more than one slice...
This is my first time ate and made it and maybe you will ask " is this a perfect pecan pie ?" I cannot answer it but  surely which one bite in , change my life for the better....
for those who never taste it , I will suggest you to make it and surely you'll fall in love like I do..
I have found so many recipes and at last I choose recipe from Gimmesomeoven and I have tweaked a little bit and the results ... super owesome as it is less sweet which I liked... this recipe definitely a keeper

Pecan Pie
Adapted from: Gimmesomeoven

  • 1 pie crust- partially pre-baked ( I used recipe from Joy Of baking )
  • 1 cup granulated sugar ( I used 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup light corn syrup ( I used 3/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter (113g)
  • 2 cups pecans (plus extras to line the top, if desired)

Method:

Partially pre-bake a pie crust in a 9-inch pie pan according to instructions, then heat oven to 175C

In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, salt and cinnamon; add eggs and whisk until smooth.
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes, stirring often, until the butter turns brown and fragrant. Slowly pour butter into the sugar mixture, and whisk to combine. Stir in chopped pecans, then pour filling into the prepared pie crust. If desired, line the top of the filling with extra pecans.
Bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until the filling is set. If the edges of the crust begin to turn too brown, briefly remove the pie from the oven and cover the crust with a pie crust shield or loosely wrap with aluminum foil, then return to the oven. Once the filling is set, remove the pie and let cool completely on cooling rack, 3 to 4 hours, before slicing.

 My way of rewarding myself after hard day work( I mean house chores he..he..).... simply divine...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mint Tea Macarons


It's been a while I didn't make this little diva...
And because I have the leftover egg whites from icebox cookies making thus I decided to make it again...
The recipe was taken from my favourite book -Mad about Macarons by Jill Collona
and I have post the recipe here ...with the tutorial ...

Happy baking ^__^


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Pecan Brownies


If you like nuts, this fudgy brownie recipe is for you... it's so easy ,sweet and rich ...be prepared to take a bow as these brownie will be the star ...he..he..
The recipe was adapted from ChantiqSweetTreats and of course with little modifications (biasalah kalau tak menderhaka itu bukanlah che Nurul ye..he..he..)

Pecan Brownies
Adapted from : Choc Chip brownie   ChantiqSweetTreats
 ( pan 12x12inch)
(a)
250gm butter
300gm chocolate
300gm sugar  ( I used 200g brown sugar)
5 eggs ( gred A) - masukkan last sekali bila all has melted and mix to combine...
All melted / double boil
(b)
250gm flour
1tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1tsp baking powder ( boleh leave out kalau tak nak brownie cakey but all chewy)
2tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup toasted pecan-chopped and plus for decorating
Masukkan (b) dalam (a), tuang dalam baking tray and bakar for 20min @ 150C....jangan lama sangat ....unless you want a dry brownie...
(I bake for 40 minutes instead of 20 minutes)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Japanese Bread


Japanese Bread -Tangzhong method
Original recipe: en.christinesrecipes.com
Prepare a 10.5cm(W)x 20.5cm(L) x10cm(H) loaf tin

Ingredients of tangzhong (The amount is enough to make two loafs):
  • 50gm/ 1/3 cup bread flour
  • 250ml/ 1cup water (could be replaced by milk, or 50/50 water and milk)
Ingredients of bread:
  • 350gm/ 2½ cups bread flour
  • 55gm/3tbsp+2tsp caster sugar
  • 5gm/1tsp salt
  • 56gm egg (equals to 1 large egg)
  • 7gm/1tbsp+1tsp milk powder (to increase fragrance, optional)
  • 125ml/ ½cup milk
  • 120gm tangzhong (use half of the tangzhong you make from above)
  • 5 to 6gm/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 30gm/3tbsp butter (cut into small pieces, softened at room temperature)

Method of making tangzhong:
  1. Mix flour in water well without any lumps. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring consistently with a wooden spoon, whisk or spatula to prevent burning and sticking while you cook along the way.
  2. The mixture becomes thicker and thicker. Once you notice some “lines” appear in the mixture for every stir you make with the spoon. It’s done. You get the tangzhong. (Some people might like to use a thermometer to check the temperature. After a few trials, I found this simple method works every time.) Remove from heat.
  3. Transfer into a clean bowl. Cover with a cling wrap sticking onto the surface of tangzhong
    to prevent from drying up. Let cool. The tangzhong can be used straight away once it cools down to room temperature.  Just measure out the amount you need. The leftover tangzhong can be stored in fridge up to a few days as long as it doesn't turn grey. If so, you need to discard and cook some more. (Note: The chilled tangzhong should return to room temperature before adding into other ingredients. 

    Method of making bread:
    1-Combine all dry ingredients: flour, salt, sugar and instant yeast in a bowl. Make a well in the center. Whisk and combine all wet ingredients: milk, egg and tangzhong, then add into the well of the dry ingredients. Knead until you get a dough shape and gluten has developed, then knead in the butter. Keep kneading until the dough is smooth, not sticky and elastic. To test if the dough is ready, you might stretch the dough. If it forms a thin “membrane”, it’s done. (I used my KA to do all the hard work...easy peasy)

    2-Knead the dough into a ball shape. Place in a greased bowl and cover with a wet towel or cling wrap. Let it proof till it's doubled in size, about 40 minutes (Note: the time will vary and depends on the weather. The best temperature for proofing is 28C.

    3-Transfer to a clean floured surface. Deflate and divide the dough into four equal portions. Knead into ball shapes. Cover with cling wrap, let rest for 15 minutes.( I divided into 3 portion instead of 4)

    4-Roll out each portion of the dough with a rolling pin into an oval shape.  Flatten the dough with your rolling pin. Then roll once again. The seals face down.

    5-Arrange the rolled-up dough in a greased or non-stick loaf tin . Leave it for the 2nd round of proofing, about 40 minutes, or until the dough rises up to 3/4 of the height of the tin inside.

    6-Brush whisked egg on surface. Bake in a pre-heated 180C (356F) oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and tin. Transfer onto a wire rack and let cool completely. Slice to serve or place in an airtight plastic bag or container once it's thoroughly cooled.