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Vegan White Bread (Eggless & Dairy-free) recipe

Vegan White Bread (Eggless & Dairy-free) recipe

Some of my friends are vegan, they can’t take in eggs or any dairy products. I realized such a simple commodity like a basic white bread is hard for them to just buy over the counter in the bread section at the supermarket. So, I challenged myself to recreate it in order to surprise them with some when I meet them. I tried countless different recipes and many didn’t wow me. Finally, I settled on this after many revisions.

Vegan White Bread (Eggless & Dairy-free) recipe

Vegan White Bread (Eggless & Dairy-free) recipe

It’s so soft and compact, just like a good enriched white bread you would get from your local bakery store. The key ingredient to make the bread still so soft and fluffy without any milk or butter is water. Don’t bother trying to substitute with almond or soy milk. It would make the bread too dense and heavy. Water makes the dough rise up well, allowing the bread to be springy and soft when it’s baked. Instead, use water and soy milk powder. You get the lovely nutty flavour from the soy milk powder while retaining the properties you would want to get when using water to make your dough.

Vegan White Bread (Eggless & Dairy-free) recipe

Vegan White Bread (Eggless & Dairy-free) recipe

The first slice (with the crust) will never taste good. I mean, I know there are some people who like to eat that particular part of bread, but not my family! I usually will throw that away, especially when I wrap it up with a clear plastic bag. This way, the beauty of the inside can be revealed to everyone. 

Some may ask me, “Zong Han, why don’t you just bake it in the bread machine?”. Personally, I don’t like the result of my bread when it is being baked in the bread machine. Some of the reasons,

  • Crust is too thick to my liking
  • Weird shape, hard to portion, hard to cut
  • Texture of the bread is too hollow

 When we re-shape our dough the 2nd time, it gives the yeast a chance to work on the proofing evenly. This will help the dough to rise well, allowing it to have smaller air bubbles, resulting in finer texture when it is being baked. Moreover, we have greater control over how it can turn out. If you want to make into dinner rolls or buns, feel free to do so. It is a versatile recipe.

Express Vegan White Bread

Makes 1 (450 grams) loaf 
Bread Tin: 20.7 x 11.6 x 11 cm
Eggless and Dairy-free
Author Zong Han Chua

Ingredients

  • 300 grams of bread flour
  • 1 tbsp of soy milk powder
  • 4.5 grams 1 ½ tsp of instant yeast
  • 1 ½ tbsp of fine sugar
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 175 ml of water
  • 40 ml of vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Put all of the ingredients into a breadmaker starting from the wet ingredients. You could also use a stand mixer with a dough attachment instead.
  • Knead the dough using the breadmaker for about 25 minutes. It will take about 15 minutes if you are using a stand mixer.
  • Let it proof for an hour until it triples in volume.
  • Then divide the dough into 3 equal portion on a lightly floured surface. Roll each dough into a small disk, then tuck in both sides and roll into a long rectangular shape. Arrange the sides of the dough neatly then roll it up. Make sure to seal the edges and set aside. Repeat this until all 3 portions are done.
  • Transfer into a greased bread tin and let it proof in a warm environment for about 50 minutes until it reaches 80% of the pan. Cover the lid and let it proof for another 15 minutes while you preheat your oven to 180C. If you like your crust to be darker, you could bake it at 200C.
  • Bake it in the oven for about 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Once baked, carefully unmould the bread immediately and let it cool over a wire rack with a piece of cloth covering lightly.
  • Once it is fully cooled, use a bread knife or an electric knife to slice the bread neatly in an orderly manner. Then wrap it up with a plastic wrap to store the bread.

 

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Dekke Hud – Simple Skincare Solution for Men

Dekke Hud

Dekke Hud 

I am always looking for new skincare products! When I was young, I had bad breakouts and since then I started taking care of my skin to prevent it. My friend recently introduced me to Dekke Hud Skincare.

Dekke Hud Skincare is a skincare solution for men. The company tries to make skincare as simple as possible for us, yet with effective results and spa-like therapy in the comfort of our own homes.

I got to try out their facial cleanser and masks.

Dekke Hud Cleanser Amino Acid Facial Cleanser

Dekke Hud Cleanser Amino Acid Facial Cleanser

Cleanser Amino Acid Facial Cleanser

When I tried out the cleanser for the first time, I instantly fell in love with the wonderful neutral scent it gave out. It doesn’t smell chemical, nor it sniffs like there are tons of fragrance oil added into the product. The cleanser had a light zesty aroma that makes me feel like I was in a Bali’s spa treatment. I’m glad to know that they only used a total of 11 ingredients to formulate this cleanser, keeping out all the other unnecessary ingredients that will irritate your face. Good for people who have sensitive skin.

Dekke Hud Cleanser Amino Acid Facial Cleanser

It lathers easily and washes off quickly. It was gentle on my face. The thing I like about this cleanser was that my face does not feel tight after washing. Most people think that feeling tight and ‘squeaky clean’ after washing is good. However, this just means that the cleanser is too harsh, leading your skin to dehydration and irritation. This is because you are stripping away the natural protective layer of oil that you produced to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and pollutions. By doing so, your skin is aging faster and also can often lead to breakouts as your body will produce more oil to compensate for the lack of moisture. Most men don’t understand this, and even refusing to use moisturizing cream/gel after using those harsh cleansers, resulting in really bad skin conditions.

I do feel cleaned and refreshed after using this cleanser. But, my skin still soft and bouncy!

Next up, I tried out their Mask.

Dekke Hud Mask

Dekke Hud Mask

Though I was astonished by the prices, I was told that the reason was due to the fact that these are Bio Cellulose Masks.

 What is Bio Cellulose?

Bio Cellulose was developed as a medical product to treat burns and wounds. While we may not have severe burns or wounds to treat, these masks would penetrate deep into our skin to hydrate and heal our polluted skin well. As these are made from cultured bacteria over a period of 10-days, these masks are natural and do not have any chemical treatments. They are very strict when it comes to manufacturing produces. Hence, the environment to produce these mask are kept in sterile and pure conditions. This is the reason why it is extremely expensive. 

Dekke Hud Mask

This result in a spa-like experience as the quality of the mask is really good and soft.

I feel that my face retain its moisture after using it. You should know that you shouldn’t wash your face after using these types of mask (essence mask), it would be a waste if you do that! Just gentle pad your face with your hands to get all the precious essence absorbed into your face.

If you want to get to know more about Dekke Hud Skincare,

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