Monday, July 6, 2015

双色地瓜土司 Duo Tone Sweet Potato Loaf

Last week I posted the recipe on potato buns which received a lot of positive feedback hence this week I decided to continue with using potatoes for creating a two tone bread. Potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkins are nearly almost available in my household. 

My oldest pooch, Coco was born with hereditary allergies at birth, a condition we suspected to come from the rampant breeding from puppy mills. We bought her from the neighborhood pet shop and we were painted a beautiful picture of the puppy's origin when the pet shop owner insisted that the puppy with AKA certification are all good to go. Since the day Coco came into the household she has had a year of numerous incidents of uncontrollable fits, severe skin conditions, chronic ear infections and we practically tried all methods to relief her suffering.

It's only after a year of putting her through countless therapy, immunology treatments, steroids that we decided to call its quits. Her regular vet proposed to conduct a blood test to determine the type of food or external factors that we could avoid and to lessen her contact from.  During that time such test wasn't available in Malaysia so her blood samples had to be sent over to the laboratory in USA. It took almost one month for the laboratory to conclude the test outcome.

The report listed a long list of items ranging from sensitivity level, and the most allergic food which we had been continuously feeding her was lamb and rice formula dog food. If you have dogs with sensitive skin conditions, usually, most commercial brands of dog food would normally strongly promote lamb meat against other kinds of meat. Since Coco's problems was so severe that she is allergic to almost anything, e.g. lamb, beef, rice, peas, yeast, cats, dust, dust mites, grass, mangoes, just to name a few. With such conditions, we were forced to prepare home cooked meals for her until today. Potatoes and pumpkins are her constant carbs to replace flour, rice and peas. 

Anyway, such is why I have ample supply of potatoes and pumpkins at home at all times.  

Duo Tone Sweet Potato Loaf
Recipe inspired from Egg Plant Blogspot

Yellow Potato Dough 黄薯面包团 (A)
85g Warm Water 温水
30g Golden Castor Sugar 金幼糖
1/2 Tsp Instant Yeast 速发干酵母
120g Mashed Yellow Sweet Potatoes 捣碎黄薯泥
255g Bread Flour 高筋面粉
30 Sweet Potato Flour 地瓜粉
1/4 Tsp Salt 盐
30g Corn Oil 玉米油
1 Grade B Egg 鸡蛋

Purple Potato Dough 紫薯面包团(B)
100g Warm Water 温水
30g Castor Sugar 幼糖
1/2 Tsp Instant Yeast 速发干酵母
120g Mashed Purple Potatoes 捣碎紫薯泥
255 Bread Flour 高筋面粉
30 Cake Flour 低筋面粉
1/4 Tsp Salt 盐

30g Unsalted Butter 无盐奶油


Combine all ingredients (A) into the bowl of a stand mixer with dough hook and mix with lower speed until all ingredients are well combined.
将所有材料(A) 倒入搅拌器的钢盆中以慢速度搅拌搓揉成为一个不粘手的面团.

Increase the mixer speed to  medium and continue kneading for approx 15-18 mins, until the dough becomes smooth and pass the window pane test.
再将搅拌器的速度调快一格于中速, 依照片揉面标准程序继续以把面团搅拌成为撑得起薄膜的面团.

Transfer the dough to a slightly greased bowl, cover bowl with either cling wrap or cloth. Allow the dough to proof for an hour or until the dough doubled in size.
将揉好的面团滚圆, 收口朝下捏紧放入涂抹少许油的盆中, 罩上拧干的湿布或保鲜膜, 放置到温暖很密闭的空间进行第一次发酵约60分钟或至少两倍大.

Combine all ingredients (B) into the bowl of a stand mixer with dough hook and mix with lower speed until all ingredients are well combined.
将所有材料(B) 倒入搅拌器的钢盆中以慢速度搅拌搓揉成为一个不粘手的面团.

Add (C) butter and slowly increase the speed to medium for approx 15-18 mins, until the dough becomes smooth and pass the window pane test.
再将切成小块的奶油(C), 加入面团中搅拌搓揉到完全融合. 依照片揉面标准程序继续以中速把面团搅拌成为撑得起薄膜的话面团.

Transfer the dough to a slightly greased bowl, cover bowl with either cling wrap or cloth. Allow the dough to proof for an hour or until the dough doubled in size.
将揉好的面团滚圆, 收口朝下捏紧放入涂抹少许油的盆中, 罩上拧干的湿布或保鲜膜, 放置到温暖很密闭的空间进行第一次发酵约60分钟或至少两倍大.

Test the readiness of both doughs with a finger lightly dusted with low gluten or cake flour. The dough is ready when it remain indented after the finger pokes into it.
第一次发酵时间到达后, 用手指沾上低筋面粉, 然后直接戳入两种面团的中心. 如果戳出的洞陵没有弹回的迹象, 便完成第一次发酵. 如果戳出的洞渐渐回缩, 则再继续发酵5-10分钟, 然后再用同样的心方式测试.

Punch down both doughs. Divide each colored dough into 8 equal portions and mould it round. Let it rest for another 15 mins.
工作桌上洒上一些高筋面粉. 将发酵好的两种面团从盆子中移出.  面团表面也洒上一些高筋面粉, 然后将面团用手压下去将气体挤出来. 把两种面团各自平均分割成8等份, 然后滚成圆形, 盖上拧干的湿布或保鲜膜再让面团休息15分钟.

In a greased close lid loaf pan 20cmx12cmx11.5cmD, alternately arrange 4 pcs of yellow with another 4 pcs of purple sweet potato dough balls into the loaf pan. Repeat the same alternate arrangement for the 2 second layer.

Spray some water over the loaf with a fine mist nozzle. Final proof the loaf in a unheated oven for another 50-60 mins.
将整盒的面团放入烤箱中, 面团表面喷些水然后盖上烤箱门, 再侍发酵50-60分钟至两倍大.

8-10 Mins prior to baking time, remove baking tray from oven and turn on the oven heat to 210C degrees.
发酵好前8-10分钟, 将面包模具从烤箱中取出, 烤箱打开预热刊至210C度.

Close the loaf lid and bake the loaf in the middle lower level of a preheated oven at 210C degrees for 38-40 mins.
把面包烤盘模的盖子盖上,放进已经预热至210C度的烤箱中下层愤烘烤38-40分钟, 至表面呈现金黄色即可.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

榴莲冰淇淋蛋糕 Melted Durian Ice Cream Cake

Following my recent success in making a 4 ingredient cake with melted ice cream, I decided to go for another by using durian ice cream as I was feeling nostalgic during the durian season of our home country. 
自从我上星期找到用现成雪糕制作的蛋糕后, 昨天心又痒痒了起来便去购买了榴莲口味的冰淇淋来制做个榴莲蛋糕吧!

The durians sold in Jakarta, somehow, never succeeded in luring me into buying them. In my opinion, the durians lack the pungent durian fragrance as what I would expect from it. Even by standing next to any durian stalls or durian selling counters at supermarket, I could hardly detect any smell of it.  To be on the safe side, I bought a box of locally made durian ice cream to test making the durian cake. I randomly picked the least expensive brand as I wasn't sure how the cake would turn out.

Luckily this selected brand of durian ice cream smells fragrant enough to make me salivate from the smell of it. I promised myself that I would definitely make desserts from fresh durian flesh when I shift back to KL one day.
幸好做出来的蛋糕很香。 我告诉自己以后回马来西亚据住时一定会买新鲜榴莲来制作蛋糕,甜品。

Personally, I find the cake a bit compact and the texture seems more like the chinese kueh than cake. Despite that, I still received rave review from my regular food sampling critics. I think next time I shall try using the eggs separation method instead of lumping all mixture together. Maybe I might get a lighter cake.

Melted Durian Ice Cream Cake

260g Self Raising Flour 自发面粉
160g Castor Sugar 细糖
3/4 Tsp Salt 盐
900L Durian Ice Cream (melted)
60ml Vegetable Oil 植物油
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract 香草精
6 Large Eggs 温室回温妈鸡蛋 (At Room Temp) 


Preheat oven at 175C degrees.

Line and grease the bottom of an 8 inch round cake pan.
取一个8寸圆形蛋糕模, 底下垫上塑胶纸。 纸上沫少许菜油。

In the bowl of a stand mixer, place eggs, sugar, salt and mix until combined. Stir in melted ice cream and continue mixing until thoroughly mixed. 
将鸡蛋,糖,盐加入搅拌器的钢盆中一起混合至均匀。 接着又拌入化榴莲冰淇淋继续搅拌至完全混合。

Add vegetable oil and vanilla extract respectively until evenly mix.

Gently fold in sieved raising flour and mix until batter is smooth and lump free. 


Bake in preheated oven at 175C degrees for 30 mins. Reduce oven temperature to 160C and continue baking for another another 15mins or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Remove from heat and unmould cake on the cooling rack. 

Friday, July 3, 2015

法式香草千层蛋糕 French Style Vanilla Mille Crepes

Another popular but expensive dessert in Jakarta, which, I personally find it overpriced between USD25 to USD50 for an 8" cake sold in cake outlets. Instead of buying the cake, I bought a recipe book solely with Mille Crepes recipes at RM20. 

With the money spent on buying the ingredients plus the recipe book 'French Style Mille Crepes' by Coco Kong, its was still far from what I would have to pay for the cake, but still get a full size cake.
买了一本江丽风老师的'French Style Mille Crepes 法式浪漫千层蛋糕' 食谱专辑系列丛书38,再加上购买蛋糕材料后还是没有达到在外购买整个蛋糕的费用。

I have increased 30% to originally stated ingredients for the crepe to cater for 'broken crepes' from inexperienced frying and handling. Being new to this, the extra also take into consideration of the possibility of frying the crepe layers with inconsistent thickness. True enough, I only managed to get 16 layers of crepes from adding the 30% buffer ingredients. Based on the recipe, the original recipe is capable of producing 18-20pieces of crepe layers :P.
对于新手的自己,我还在原述的材料份量多加了三十巴先,预备多余以免错手间中把餅皮处里不好或是餅皮煎得厚而影响蛋糕层的制造数量等等 。以原述的材料成份所述应可以达到18-20薄餅层,而当我在预加30%的材料后所制造的只有16层而这一类的蛋糕要越多层就越好看越有口感。

For this posting, I decided to readjust the ingredients for batter with 50% extra from the original recipe. Personally, I prefer to have a higher cake and I hope you could create more layers through that. 

According to the author, the crepes batter (A) is allowed 30 mins resting before adding in the melted butter for better batter consistency. If butter is added in too early,  it will create thick finishing to the crepes.

French Style Vanilla Mille Crepes

To Make Crepes 蛋糕皮料 (A)
355g Low Fat UHT Milk 低脂鲜奶
5 Grade A Large Eggs 鸡蛋
1/2 Tsp Salt 盐
2 Stick Vanilla Pods (Scrape Out Seeds) 香草两支(取出种子)
45g Icing Sugar 糖粉
100g Plain Flour 中筋面粉

45g Unsalted Butter (melted by double boiling) 隔水炖溶无盐奶油

To Make Filling 馅料(C)
130g Vanilla Flavored Soya Milk 香草味豆浆
70g Instant Custard Powder 即溶蛋黄粉
1 Stick Vanilla Pod (Scrape Out Seeds) 香草一支(取出种子)

300g Whipping Cream 植物性鲜奶油 


Get ready a 22-24cm non stick flat frying pan, 1 palette knife, cake turntable and an 8" flat serving plate or cake board.

Combine all ingredient (A) into a large mixing bowl and mix until the batter is smooth. Strain through a sieve. Cover batter with cling wrap and allow to sit / rest for 30 minutes. 
将材料(A)放入一个大碗里搅拌均匀后过滤, 休面30分钟.

Prepare melted butter from ingredient (B) and set aside to cool for later use.

Add in melted butter to batter (A) and mix well just prior to frying the crepes. 

Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Use a ladle to scoop the crepes batter into the pan while tilting to lightly fill the pan with the cake batter. Pour off any excess batter back into the mixing bowl. Cook crepe until the surface starts to bubble and the bottom layer has set.

When the edges turn to pale golden, use a spatula to ease away the layer from the pan. At this point, you may carefully lift up the crepe by hand or any other tools to make sure the crepes does not break.
Place the cooked crepes on a baking tray while finishing the remaining batter. Stir well to prevent the batter from thickening before cooking each layer. Repeat the process until the batter is all used up.
当饼皮煎至边沿微黄时, 用划刀把饼皮划离锅, 再轻轻的用手把饼皮取出放在在一个容器或烤盘上, 重复做法至完成. 千万要记得每当倒入面糊入锅时必须先搅匀, 以防止面糊浓稠。

Beat the whipping cream with a hand held electric hand beater / mixer until thickened。Set aside.

Combine all ingredients (C) into a large mixing bowl and beat until thickened. Add in whipped cream, mix well.
将材料(C) 倒入一个大盆中以打蛋器搅打至浓稠,加入打发的(D)植物性鲜奶油料拌匀。

To assemble cake, place cake board or plate on the turntable. Place one piece of crepe layer on the board / plate. Spread a thin layer of filling on top. Stack on another piece of crepe. Lightly flatten each layer with hand to sandwich the cream onto the crepe. 
组合蛋糕, 将蛋糕板放在蛋糕转盘上,铺一层饼皮,抹一层薄薄的馅料在表面,然后用手轻按餅皮中间部份使馅料分布均匀。 

Spread on a thin layer of the filling over the top of the crepe and place another piece of crepe over it. Press down lightly with hands.  Repeat the process until the last layer. Do not spread filling on the final top layer.
继续铺上另一层饼皮,抹一层薄薄的馅料在表面,用手轻按餅皮中间部份使馅料分布均匀。 重复至完成。 最后一层不须抹馅料。

Wrap the cake with cling wrap and chill cake overnight before serving.
以保鲜花跑纸包好, 放入冰箱冷藏隔夜才切出享用。

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Kuih Ondeh Ondeh

Finding vegan related food in Jakarta is a daunting task for me ever since I embarked on the journey of becoming a vegan. At most, I am lucky to find 1 or 2 vegetarian dish at more established or pricey restaurants whereby they 'might' help to omit all requested ingredients (onion, garlic, chives, eggs, alcohol or sauces of all animal origin) from certain vegetable dishes. Usually I do ended with a humble plate of stir fry green vegetable costing between USD8-12 per serving.  Unless the place serves full vegetarian food, or, me and hubby will have to order separate set of food / dishes.

自从我开始吃长素后, 才发现原来在雅加达寻找相关的素食餐馆是件困难之事. 在这个人口中有90%都是回教徒而他们大多数都是专吃牛肉的肉食者, 能购买到的菜类都相当有限. 我在这三年里真是吃腻了包菜,菜心,空心菜,白菜甚直我每次回吉隆坡都会从那儿带入20-30公斤回雅加达。若是我和丈夫一起的话,所带入(进飞机仓)的数量会高达90kg公斤。由于进口食品在此都非常贵,再加上选择有限,只好次次得辛苦的把巨重的行礼搬运入国。

The nearest vegetarian restaurant is at least 30-45mins drive away from our place. After going there continuously for 2 years, the place holds less appeal than to eat home cook meal.  I was told there are lots of good vegetarian restaurants in the northern part of Jakarta but the 1hr traveling time, plus additional 30-60mins of extended time for possible traffic congestion, put us off completely.


Today I am in the mood for something sweet and totally vegan, specially made for tummy. I have made ondeh ondeh many times using 蓝赛珍 Agnes Chang's Hawkers' Delights 街边风味小食, and I find the recipe pretty satisfactory.


Kuih Ondeh Ondeh

Skin 表皮(A)
360g Glutinous Rice Flour 糯米粉
180ml Hot Water 热水
3 Tbsp Thick Pandan Juice 浓缩班兰叶汁(Applicable, in the absence of instant pandan
6-10 Drops Store Bought Pandan Paste 罐装浓缩班兰叶汁
2 Tbsp Castor Sugar 幼糖
Sufficient Coconut Milk (for mixing dough) 适量椰浆
1.5 Tbsp Oil 食油
Few Drops Green Coloring 数滴青色素 (if necessary)

Filling 馅料(B)
1 Big Piece of Gula Melaka, chopped 一块椰糖
3 Tbsp Castor Sugar 3大匙细糖 

Topping / Coating 沾料 (C)
1 Grated Young White Coconut 嫩白椰丝
1 Tsp Salt 盐


Combined grated coconut with salt and steam for 10 minutes. Set aside.
把椰丝和盐混合在钢食盆们中用中火蒸熟10分钟. 离火侍凉.

Pour hot water into the glutinous rice flour and mix. Add in the remaining ingredients (A) and continue kneading until a soft dough is formed.
将热水玻入糯米粉中搅匀, 加入数滴浓缩班兰叶汁, 幼糖, 适量椰浆, 油及青色素, 搓至软硬适中的面团.

Form small balls with the dough and fill some cut gula melaka onto the centre of the dough, sealed tightly.
将面粉团做成小球, 放入少许馅料包好.

Cook in a pot filled with boiling water. When the kueh floats up, it is cooked and ready for coating. Immediately coat with steamed grated coconut. Serve hot or cold.
放入1/2锅滚水中煮至熟及浮起, 捞起, 沾上椰丝, 便可供食


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