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White Bread (Eggless & Dairy-free) 无奶无蛋素食白吐司/面包

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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Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

There are times whereby you want a good old-fashion chocolate chip cookies. Yet, you also crave for some rich and fudgy brownie. Why not get both worlds by combining them into one pan? These Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies will sure to satisfy your little indulgence and wow your family and friends. Some good things don’t have to be complicated in life, just like this brownies.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Make a batch, slice it up, put it in the fridge to chill. You could have it cold or simply just warm it up in the microwave, either way, it’s still good. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

 As I always mention, feel free to change it up to your liking. Fancy some white chocolate? Replace the chips with white chocolate chips. Do note that the recipe is already quite sweet. You may want to replace semi-sweet chocolate with dark chocolate for the brownie batter if you are switching it up for some white chocolate chips in the cookie dough.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie

Servings 1 7 inch square pan
Author Zong Han Chua

Ingredients

Cookie Dough:

  • 3 tbsp of salted butter softened
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Brownie Batter:

  • 1/3 cup salted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 170C
  • To make the cookie dough, in a bowl cream softened butter with both sugars till combined. Then drizzle in vanilla extract.
  • Next, stir in plain flour and baking soda until it turns into a crumbly mixture.
  • Mix in chocolate chips until well distributed. Set aside.
  • To make the brownie batter, in a large bowl, whisk in melted butter, both sugars and vanila extract until well combined.
  • Then add in melted chocolate and cocoa powder.
  • Mix until the cocoa powder is well dissolved into the mixture.
  • Then, crack in the eggs and whisk until just combined.
  • Next, fold in plain flour.
  • Using a 7-inch square pan greased and lined with parachment paper, scatter 1/3 of the cookie dough mixture into the it.
  • Then transfer all of the brownie batter into the pan.
  • Scatter the rest of the cookie dough mixture ontop.
  • Bake it in the oven for 25 to 35 mintues
  • Let it cool completely before serving.
  • Once cooled, cut the browinie into sqaures.

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Curry Baked Rice with Tefal Ingenio

Curry Baked Rice with Tefal Ingenio

It’s weekday evening, you want something quick and simple. Nothing too fancy, but not too shabby. Whether it’s just for just you and your partner, or you have asked a friend or two who stays nearby to come by after work for chitchat session, this baked rice recipe will sure be ready in under 30 minutes.

Curry Baked Rice with Tefal Ingenio

Curry Baked Rice with Tefal Ingenio

The key ingredient to this recipe is actually the curry paste. Not only it has species in it, but it also contains garlic and onion, allowing you to skip the process of chopping those up. Any brand of the curry paste is fine, go with what you prefer and adjust the flavour accordingly to your spicy level. For me, I enjoy making it from scratch. What I usually do is to blitz up some curry powder along with curry leaves, dried chilis, garlic, onion, ginger, cinnamon powder, salt, pepper, soy sauce and a drizzle of vegetable oil to emulsify everything into a smooth paste and stick it into the fridge. It’s super convenient when your curry cravings kick in or when you have an unexpected guest to impress.

Curry Baked Rice with Tefal Ingenio

Curry Baked Rice with Tefal Ingenio

For versatility, I used one of my Tefal Ingenio pans for this recipe. From stir-frying to baking to serving, I have only used one pan, saving me some time and effort when cleaning up later on. That’s the great thing about Tefal Ingenio, it can be used on the hob, in the oven, as a serving plate for a dish and even store leftover food into the fridge. 

Curry Baked Rice with Tefal Ingenio

Curry Baked Rice with Tefal Ingenio

Each Ingenio set comes with a removable handle which is used across all the pans. And since there is no handle sticking out when you are not using, you could store the pans away easily by stacking it up and tucking it away in a corner of your cabinet.

Curry Baked Rice with Tefal Ingenio

Curry Baked Rice with Tefal Ingenio

I finished it off with an egg in the centre of the baked rice. It’s a simple way to bring the dish up a notch.

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Curry Baked Rice

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 People
Author Zong Han Chua

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 75 grams of carrots chopped
  • 65 grams of long bean chopped
  • 1 large chili deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 25 grams tau pok, thinly sliced
  • 30 grams of curry paste
  • 50 ml of coconut milk
  • 30 ml of water
  • 150 grams of pizza topping cheese
  • Salt and mushroom powder seasoning
  • Sprinkle of curry leaves

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven’s boiler to 200C.
  • In a non-stick frying pan, heat up some vegetable oil on medium low heat and add in the curry paste. Stir fry for a minute until the spice is fragrant and aromatic.
  • Next, stir in some vegetables, chopped carrots, large chili, and long beans. Cook for a few minutes until the vegetable is evenly coated with the paste.
  • If you want, you could add in your favourite ingredients, like chicken, tofu, peas and seafoods.
  • Scatter in some thinly sliced tau pok and give it a quick stir before adding your cooked rice.
  • Season it with some salt and mushroom powder seasoning.
  • Once you are done, drizzle in coconut milk and water. The fragrant of the coconut milk will instantly hit you and it smells so good!
  • Stir-fry for a few more minutes until the rice soaks up the liquid. Crack in an egg in the middle and sprinkle pizza topping cheese over the pan.
  • Transfer the pan to the oven and detach the handle. Bake it until the cheese is evenly melted and golden brown.
  • Remove the pan from the oven by attaching the handle back to the pan and serve immediately.
  • Sprinkle some chopped curry leaves when you serve.

 

 This recipe is brought to you by Tefal Singapore

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Blackcurrant (Ribena) Sponge Cake

 

Blackcurrant Sponge Cake with Panasonic Cubie Oven

Blackcurrant Sponge Cake

The reason why I decided to make Blackcurrant Sponge Cake was that I was reminded of Ribena the other day when my friend asked me if I want some Ribena gummy (Blackcurrant Pastilles). Why not recreate a recipe using the flavour of Blackcurrant? That inspired me and hence, the recipe was created. 

When it comes to frosted cakes, I don’t like my slice of cake to have full of frostings.  If you like, you could decorate the entire cake with the blackcurrant cream. The recipe makes just enough to cover the cake. However, I like mine to be decorated just on top of the sponge cake as I don’t like my cakes to be full of cream. Something simple like this is what I crave for my everyday food.

Blackcurrant Sponge Cake with Panasonic Cubie Oven

Blackcurrant Sponge Cake

One good way of decorating a cake is to use white chocolate buttons. It does make it looks more sophisticated as if you got it in a Japanese bakery. Just before serving, sprinkle the top with some icing sugar to give that wow factor! You could even use snow powder instead to prevent it from melting off. If you can’t find snow powder but would still want your icing sugar to last for long, you could blitz some icing sugar and white chocolate in a food processor and use that for dusting. It works extremely well too! 

Blackcurrant Sponge Cake

Blackcurrant Sponge Cake

If you don’t like the taste of Blackcurrant, free feel to swap with other flavours of your choice. The recipe is very versatile and simple to make. When the cake is being cut, it reveals that beautiful purple shade of the sponge cake. You will be intrigued to give it a taste!

Blackcurrant Sponge Cake

Servings 6
Author Zong Han Chua

Ingredients

Egg White:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 tsp of white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. of caster sugar

Egg Yolk Batter:

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp. of caster sugar
  • 60 grams of plain flour
  • 15 grams of corn starch
  • 1 tbsp. of blackcurrant powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 5 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  • 35 grams of blackcurrant jam
  • 3 tbsp. of water
  • 1 tbsp. of blackcurrant concentrate

Blackcurrant Whipped Cream:

  • 100 ml of whipping cream chilled
  • 50 ml of natural yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. of blackcurrant powder
  • 1 tbsp. of blackcurrant concentrate
  • 1 tbsp. of caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. of gelatin powder mixed with 2 tsp of water

Instructions

Sponge Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 170C.
  • In a clean bowl, whisk in egg yolks, sugar, blackcurrant jam, blackcurrant powder, and blackcurrant concentrate until well combined.
  • Next, drizzle in water and vegetable oil.
  • Stir in plain flour, corn starch, and baking powder.
  • In another clean bowl, whip egg whites and vinegar until frothy. Sprinkle in caster sugar while whipping on high speed until stiff peaks.
  • Fold in both mixture together and bake it in 6 inch removable round cake pan in the oven for 45 to 55 minutes.
  • Let it cool upside down.

Blackcurrant Whipped Cream

  • Microwave gelatin powder and water together got 5 seconds until it heats up. Let it cool.
  • Whip chilled whipping cream, caster sugar, blackcurrant powder, and blackcurrant concentrate until soft peaks.
  • Then stir in gelatin mixture and yogurt. Continue whisking until stiff peaks.
  • Pipe the cream onto the cooled cake
  • Decorate with fresh berries, mint leaves and white chocolate buttons. 
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Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies - Christmas

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies – Christmas

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies - Christmas

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies – Christmas

I’m always about indulgence. This Christmas, I’m looking for something quick and simple to indulge myself in my own room and this was what I came up with. What ‘s rich when there’s no dark chocolate in a recipe?

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies - Christmas

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies – Christmas

You get the crunch from the toasted almonds. Yet, you also get a hint of sweetness from the delicious dried cranberries. Paired with the rich soft cookie, it’s amazing.


 
Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies
Yields 25
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cups of plain flour
  2. 1 heap tbsp. of cocoa powder
  3. ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  4. 100 grams of salted butter, melted
  5. ½ cup of brown sugar, packed
  6. 2 tbsp. of fine white sugar
  7. 1 egg
  8. 90 grams of dark chocolate chips, melted
  9. 40 grams of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  10. 40 grams of dried cranberries
  11. 40 grams of sliced almonds, toasted
Instructions
  1. Combine melted butter and both sugar until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Crack in an egg.
  3. Fold in melted dark chocolate.
  4. In an another bowl, whisk together plain flour, cocoa powder and baking soda until well combined.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients into the wet mixture until flour is just combined.
  6. Gently fold chocolate chips, dried cranberries and sliced almonds.
  7. Let it sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and meanwhile preheat oven to 180C.
  8. Scoop out the chilled dough with tablespoon measuring spoon and roll it into a ball.
  9. Press down for a flatter cookie or leave it if you like it chunky.
  10. Bake it in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  11. Let it cool and serve.
  12. Keep it in an airtight container if not consumed within the next few hours.
Notes
  1. Change dried cranberries to a different dried fruits to your liking.
  2. Add orange zest for a more festive flavor.
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