Savoury (Tomato Cajun) Scone

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if sweet scones are not up your alley, i bet this savoury one is for you! i love how versatile scones can be! This was actually an experimental bake, but i kinda liked how the flavours marry together, thus the need to blog it right away!

Recipe

Yields 12 Scones depending on cutters size

ingredients

  • 250g Bread Flour
  • 30g Sugar
  • 14g Baking Powder
  • 5g Salt
  • 60g Cold Butter (Cubed)
  • 125g Whipping Cream
  • 35g Tomato Paste
  • 10g Cajun Powder
  • 2g Mixed Herbs
  • 30g Whole Eggs
  • 100g Black Pitted Olives

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190C
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl (Excluding the olives)
  3. Rub in the cubed cold butter into the dry ingredients till it represent crumbs (if you are lazy or have a really warm palm like me, use a mixer attached with a paddle attachment)
  4. Add in whipping cream, tomato paste and eggs
  5. Mix till just combined
  6. Add in sliced olives
  7. Pour dough onto slightly floured table or using any pastry mat, lightly flatten to 1-1.5 inch in height and roughly shape it into a circle
  8. Cut 12 equal portions
  9. Lightly brush with egg wash and bake for 13-16 minutes till golden brown
  10. Serve warm

GS9A2000Another way you could cut the scones besides using regular cutters

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Love how the olives compliment with the tomato paste and cajun spice. if i were to make this again, i would probably add in some cubed cheese for that extra oomph!

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A no nonsense scone! Light and fluffy! i’m so gonna try more local flavours into scones. What about sambal? Durian? :D

Fruity Scones

GS9A2026if you are a lover for scones, this is THE recipe for you! Buttery and flakey, and more importantly moist! it’s nothing like those random scones that you get outside, hard, dry and really heavy on the texture!

i ❣❣❣ a good scone with some english tea! And this, i swear is the perfect recipe! This was a huge crowd pleaser during my demo for Kitchenaid! Even the staff at Tangs Orchard are loving it too! With this basic recipe, you could literally add anything you like to it. Sweet or savoury, fruity or spicy maybe? There’s just some much you could do with this.

Recipe

Yields 12 Scones depending on cutters size

ingredients

  • 250g Bread Flour
  • 30g Sugar
  • 14g Baking Powder
  • 5g Salt
  • 60g Cold Butter (Cubed)
  • 135g Whipping Cream
  • 17g Honey
  • 30g Whole Eggs
  • 100g Dried Fruits (i use black currants, cranberry bits as well as citrus peels)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190C
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl (Excluding dried fruits)
  3. Rub in the cubed cold butter into the dry ingredients till it represent crumbs (if you are lazy or have a really warm palm like me, use a mixer attached with a paddle attachment)
  4. Add in whipping cream, honey and eggs
  5. Mix till just combined
  6. Add in dried fruits
  7. Pour dough onto slightly floured table or using any pastry mat, lightly flatten to 1-1.5 inch in height
  8. Cut using scones cutter
  9. Lightly brush with egg wash and bake for 13-16 minutes till golden brown
  10. Serve warm

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Love this baking mat! it’s unlike your regular silicone mat that has this really weird and strange rubbery smell after baking!

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♥♥♥♥♥ The perfect scones! ♥♥♥♥♥

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Light, moist & buttery! What more can you ask for?

Blueberry Crumble Muffin

GS9A0956What’s better when you get blueberries on offer at the supermarket?

Fancy a muffin that’s low in sugar? This is the perfect treat for you! And here’s the deal, if you would like to bake something really fuss free with minimal clean up, muffins are for you!

i’m not so much a muffin person, but this particular recipe really packs a punch.

Recipe

Adapted from wholeandheavenlyoven
Yields 12-16 muffins depending on pan size

ingredients

Muffin

  • 113g Butter (Room Temperature)
  • 120g Brown Sugar
  • 35g Sugar **You could use 155g of Castor sugar if you prefer a sweeter version)
  • 122g Plain/ Greek Yoghurt
  • Zest of 2 Oranges
  • 2 Eggs
  • 240g Buttermilk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 180g Whole Wheat Flour
  • 120g Plain Flour
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 200g Blueberry

Almond Crumble

  • 32g Whole Wheat/ Plain Flour
  • 50g Brown Sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 85g Sliced Almonds
  • 55g Butter (Cubed)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Grease baking pan or you may use muffin cases if you prefer it that way
  3. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy
  4. Gradually add in yogurt, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla until combined
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk sifted flour, baking powder and salt. Reserve 1 tablespoon flour mixture for coating the blueberries
  6. Gradually add dry ingredients into the mixture and mix till just combined
  7. Use reserved flour from step 5 to coat the blueberries and gently toss them into the batter
  8. Fill muffin pans till almost full and set aside while you prepare the crumble
  9. Prepare almond crumble by mixing all the ingredients together
  10. Pack it evenly onto of the batter
  11. Bake muffins for 28 minutes
  12. Leave it to cool in the muffin pan for 10mins before transferring them to a cooling rack

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You want to make sure the blueberries are well coated to prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the batter

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Do a quick fold in

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Love the conveniences of this cupcake scoop from Tovolo. Does a really clean job and no more weighing the batter!

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All ready for the oven!

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i kinda love how these muffins looked! Rustic yet …..

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These babies pack a punch, with that juicy blueberry! Perfect for breakfast or tea!

The Most Awesome Skinny Pizza

sliced pizzaThe most awesome skinny pizza!

i’m sure there are many people out there who loves pizza as much as i do? You could either get the ready made base or like me, whack up and dough and you are ready to go! Honestly, pizza is something really easy and could be done in a matter of minutes and yet we are paying for them thru our nose!!

As much as i love the more “ang moh” version of it, i also like to incorporate a little asian in my pizza! Thus, presenting to you all, the duo pizza which has the “ang moh” and the Asian aspect (Screams OTAH!!!) that would definity satisfy everyone in the family!

Recipe

Yields 4 Pizza

Pizza Dough

ingredients

  • 500g Plain Flour
  • 9g Salt
  • 2g Malt (Optional)
  • 320g Water
  • 2.5g Yeast

Method

  1. Knead all ingredients together in a mixing bowl
  2. Rest and proof for an hour
  3. Stash it in the fridge for 30mins for easy rolling (You may omit this step entirely)
  4. Divide dough into as big or as small as you require

Toppings

ingredients

  • 400g Shredded Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese
  • Tomato Pasta
  • Mushroom
  • Rocket (Or any greens you prefer)
  • Onions
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Black Olives
  • Otah (i use a box per pizza)

Method

  1. Stretch pizza dough to the desired thickness
  2. Spread tomato paste / pesto
  3. Sprinkle cheese generously
  4. Top with any toppings you desire

To Assemble

  1. Preheat Oven to 240C
  2. Sprinkle a little polenta corn onto pizza board
  3. Transfer stretch pizza dough onto board and fill with desired toppings
  4. Bake for 13-18 mins

Assemblei prefer to sprinkle my cheese on the base to prevent it from burning and maintaining that stringy texture from the mozarella

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i’m using a pizza stone. You could totally use a normal pan. Just remember to sprinkle generous amount of polenta corn for easy sliding into the oven

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Doesn’t this look really appetising?! :D

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i’m totally ♥♥♥♥♥ this pizza cutter from Tovolo. it comes with two interchangeable blades, giving you the right tool for any cutting job and surface. i love how it has the option of polycarbonate wheel which is perfect for all my wooden boards!

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You just gotta love the otah version too! Such a perfect combination!

Now, get going on your pizza, while i continue blogging away! Have yet to upload all the recipes that i have done for my Kitchenaid Demos at Tangs Orchard!

Till then,

Happy Baking

Purple Wheat & Corn Loaf

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Purple wheat w corns and raisins! Ain’t that a wonderful combo?

Recipe

Yields 2 Loaves

Preferment Dough (Old Dough)

ingredients

  • 40g Bread Flour
  • 4g Instant Yeast
  • 28g Water
  • 1g Salt

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients together
  2. Leave at room temperature for 1 hour and transfer to the chiller and rest overnight in the fridge for a minimum of 12 hours

Main Dough

ingredients

  • 200g Bread Flour
  • 35g Purple Corn Wheat Flour
  • 150g Water
  • 5g Salt
  • 5g Instant Yeast
  • 12g Sugar
  • 12g Butter
  • 15g Raisins
  • 15g Corn Kernels
  • 70g Old Dough

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients on Speed 2-4 for 4 mins (Except butter, raisins and corns)
  2. Add in butter
  3. Mix on Speed 3 for another 5 mins
  4. Do a window test
  5. Add in raisins and corn and knead till well incorporated
  6. Rest for 30 mins and do a fold
  7. Shape and proof till double in size
  8. Bake at 220C for 20mins

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Perfect crust and crumbs!

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Finally done for the night! Need to hit the sack now! Gotta be at work really early tomorrow.

Happy Baking

Cheesy Charcoal Loaf

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Who loves Cheese?! i’m sure many of us would love a nice melty cheese in our bread!

This was also one of the favourites during the demos! They were mostly intrigued by the black charcoal appearance of the loaf!

Recipe

Yields 2 Loaves

Preferment Dough (Old Dough)

ingredients

  • 40g Bread Flour
  • 4g Instant Yeast
  • 28g Water
  • 1g Salt

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients together
  2. Leave at room temperature for 1 hour and transfer to the chiller and rest overnight in the fridge for a minimum of 12 hours

Main Dough

ingredients

  • 233g Bread Flour
  • 5g Charcoal Powder
  • 150g Water
  • 5g Salt
  • 5g Instant Yeast
  • 12g Brown Sugar
  • 12g Butter
  • 30g Hard Cheese
  • 70g Old Dough

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients on Speed 2-4 for 4 mins (Except butter and cheese)
  2. Add in butter
  3. Mix on Speed 3 for another 5 mins
  4. Do a window test
  5. Add in cheese and knead till well incorporated
  6. Rest for 30 mins and do a fold
  7. Shape and proof till double in size
  8. Bake at 220C for 20mins

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Check out that melty cheese!

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Really good crumbs and flavour!

Check out that melty cheese!

Hae Bee Hiam (Spicy Dried Shrimps Sambal) Loaf – 蝦米香

GS9A1169This was the loaf that really caught the attention of the crowd. The smell was perfuming the basement of Tangs Orchard and people started gathering around to check out what was i baking!

Recipe

Yields 2 Loaves

Preferment Dough (Old Dough)

ingredients

  • 40g Bread Flour
  • 4g Instant Yeast
  • 28g Water
  • 1g Salt

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients together
  2. Leave at room temperature for 1 hour and transfer to the chiller and rest overnight in the fridge for a minimum of 12 hours

Main Dough

ingredients

  • 235g Bread Flour
  • 30g hae bee hiam paste
  • 150g Water
  • 4.5g Salt
  • 4.5g Instant Yeast
  • 12g Brown Sugar
  • 12g Butter
  • 70g Preferment Dough (from above)

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients on Speed 2-4 for 4 mins (Except butter)
  2. Add in butter
  3. Mix on Speed 3 for another 5 mins
  4. Do a window test
  5. Rest for 30 mins and do a fold
  6. Shape and proof till double in size
  7. Bake at 220C for 20mins

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Let your imaginations run wild! There’s really no restrictions to what you can add to a loaf really! i basically add anything i could get my hands on,

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Nice crusts and crumbs!