Thursday, January 22, 2015

Zebra Marble Cake

This recipe is adapted from recipe shared by ani years ago. Iffah loves this cake. Buat malam,  next morning  dah licin.  Humaira (my niece)  siap merajuk bila tengok cake tu dah habis..  Hahaha..  Kesian humaira.  

Zebra Marble Cake
250gm butter (golden churn/anchor or any pure butter)
1 1/2 cup of sugar
350gm self raising flour
2 tbs vanilla essence
1 tbs condensed milk
5 eggs
1 cup of buttermilk.  (1 cup milk campur 1 tbs cuka,  let it stand for 5 mins)
2 tbs of cocoa powder (use good quality cocoa powder)
1/2 cup of warm water
1. cream butter and sugar til light and fluffy
2. add condensed milk and vanilla.
3. add eggs, beat for 1-2 minutes
4. alternately, fold milk and flour into the batter.
5. beat for another 1 minute.
6. Divide the dough,  2/3 batter campur 1/4 cup warm water and lagi 1/3 batter  campur cocoa powder and another 1/4 cup warm water.
7. pastu tuang alternately dalam baking dish/pan, alternate between 2 scoop of original batter and one scoop of chocolate batter.
8. baked for about 50-60mins, 170 degree celcius.
9. Keluar kan from oven,  let it cool atas cooling rack. 
This cake tastes better the next day.  Make sure bila cake dah sejuk,  cling wrap the cake to retain the moisture. 


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Walnut Raisin Bread

Jazakillahu khairan mate bagi pinjam buku How To Make Bread by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou.  Fuh! Berbelit lidah nak sebut nama mamat ni.
Excited sangat nak cuba the recipes inside. Yesterday aku cuba recipe Pecan Raisin Bread.  Tapi aku tukar pecan to walnut sebab takde pecan kat rumah.  

40 g copped walnuts
40 g sultanas/raisins
200 g bread flour
50g wholemeal/wholewheat flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp dry yeast
1/2 tsp superbake (aku tambah sendiri.  Boleh omit if u want)
180-200ml warm water
2 tbs sugar (in the original recipe,  sugar takde)
1. Mix flour,  sugar,  superbake and salt together.
2. Add the yeast to the warm water and stir until dissolved.
3. Add dry mixture to the wet mixture.
4. Stir with wooden spoon and then using your hands until it form a dough.
5. Cover with  wet towel or cling wrap abd let it stand for 10 minutes.
6. After 10 minutes,  add walnut and raisins and knead  by pulling a portion of the dough up from the side and press it to the middle.  Turn the bowl slightly and repeat with  another portion of the dough.  Repeat another 8 times.  The whole process should take about 10 seconds. 
7. Cover the bowl again and let it stand for another 10 minutes.
8. Repeat  no.  6 for another three times. 
9. Then let the dough rest until it doubles in volume. 
10. When it has doubled in volume,  punch it down to release air. 
11.  Shape it like a sausage and score lines on the surface using serrated knife.
12. Place it on a baking sheet or loaf pan,  cover and let it rise until slightly less than double in size.
13. Remove the cover and bake in an oven with a temperature of 180 degree celcius.  Placed a cup of warm water in the oven. 
14. Bake until golden brown,  approximately 30 minutes.
15. Once done,  set it on a wire rack to cool.