Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rainbow cake..

Rainbow cake...for my own birthday...



Lately.., lots of my friends posting a picture of Rainbow cake...., ughh I'm so tempted to bake that beautiful cake... looks really yummy....
Today is  my Birthday..,unfortunately ..my  beloved husband "Fandi" still out of town.. shhh ..., without him.., I don't feel like celebrate my birthday at all.... I wish... I can just let it pass..
but then.., early in the morning  I've got a call from a good friend of mine .., then I hear his kids Kiana and Joe , sing "Happy Birthday " song to me..in Indonesian...Aawww...really cute..., I really love it...Thanks to Kiana and Joe , and the Rivers....Make me realized that I should be Thankful to God...surrounded by lots of  loving  family and good friends...

My son Bryant, ask me why I don't have a birthday cake..., He said , Mommy why don't you just bake your own Birthday cake...I'll help you...he said......ouchh he is so sweet....

Well., then I decided to bake one Birthday cake...., Bryant request a rainbow cake..., hey...,  he still like a little boy who likes colorful food...This is a cake about happiness, peace, and equality.  There is nothing sad about rainbows and all those beautiful colors in harmony together.

Thanks to everyone who make me feel really blessed Yesterday....:)...

   I really likes the color of this cake.., but I don't have the guts to give the strong color ...just add a bit of each color..still works though..:)
You can check the recipes here: marthastewart.com.

I loved making this cake, and I got great reviews from everyone that's tried it so far.  This would be an excellent choice for a birthday or celebration cake. 

 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dark Brown Sugar Whole Wheat Raisin Loaf




Thanks to 
Easter Morning,  I decided to bake this delicious bread..., the result  make me really Happy!! Yummy Whole Wheat Bread Raisin Loaf...soft in texture and the raisin give the sweetness touch to this Bread.


Ingredients :
250g bread flour
125g whole wheat flour
60g dark brown sugar
4g instant active yeast
5g salt
100ml evaporated milk
140ml water
20g unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup organic black seedless raisins (optional)

Method:

  • Mix all ingredients except butter & raisins in a large mixing bowl to form a soft dough. Knead the dough till it is not sticky, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Add the unsalted butter in and continue to knead till the dough is shiny and elastic. To test if the dough is ready, pull a small piece off and stretching it with your fingers. If dough is very elastic and pulls to almost see through without breaking, then it's done.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap and allow to proof for at least 90 minutes to 2hrs.

  •  Punch out the air in the dough and divide it into 3 equal portions.
  • Roll out each portion into a long flat oval shape and sprinkle the raisins on the surface.if using. Then roll up one end.
  • Placed the dough into a greased loaf tin and repeat with the rest of the 2 portions.
  • Cover and let proof for another 1hr or till the loaf fills 90% of the tin.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Brush the top of loaf with remaining evaporated milk .
  • Bake loaf in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes. If top browns too quickly, cover with aluminum foil till baking time is up.
  • When done, take out from oven and  let cool on rack before slicing.  
  • Enjoy!! Taste really good>

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Garlic n Parmesan Pizza dough

Recipes From :http://www.food.com/

 


Directions:


  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the water and stir in the sugar.
  2. Let the mixture stand until it bubbles, about 10 minutes.
  3. Place the flour, garlic powder , and cheese in a large mixing bowl or food processor fitted with a steel blade.
  4. Add the yeast mixture and oil and stir with a wooden spoon or process until the mixture forms a ball If mixing by hand, turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead it until it is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  5. Oil the inside of a medium mixing bowl and turn the dough into the bowl, coating it with the oil.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm, dry spot until it is doubled in bulk, about 60-90 minutes Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  7. Coat 2 pizza pans with olive oil.
  8. Punch the dough down, cut it in half, and form it into two balls.
  9. Working on a floured counter, flatten each piece of dough with a rolling pin, rolling it out into a 12" circle.
  10. Place each dough round on a prepared pizza pan Top the dough with your favorite toppings and bake the pizza until the crust is crispy, about 20-25 minutes.



Garlic n Premesan bread


Ingredients
1/4 oz packet of active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
4 cups bread flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup milk
Olive oil
Parmesan Cheese, slice cheddar cheese.
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt
milk to glaze
Combine the yeast, sugar and 1/2 cup of warm water in a small jug or bowl. Leave in a warm place until frothy (about ten minutes).
Put the flour, salt and oil in a large bowl or bench mixer. Stir to combine and then add the yeast mixture and 1 cup of warm milk. Mix to a soft dough and then knead for about ten minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
Put the dough in an oiled bowl and cover loosely with oiled plastic wrap. Leave the dough in a warm place for an hour or until doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Punch the dough down and knead for 1 minute. Divide in half and out of each half make 5 flat discs.
Mix the olive oil with the cheese and place approximately 3 1/2 Tbsp of the mixture onto ten of the discs (about 1 tsp each). Sprinkle each with a little salt. Press the remaining 5 discs on top of the cheesy ones.

Grease 2 loaf tin and stand the discs upright in the prepared tin. Cover with a clean cloth and leave in a warm place for 40 minutes or until doubled in size.
Glaze the loaf with a little milk then sprinkle the top with the minced garlic, Parmesan cheese &slice cheese then drizzle the top with olive oil.

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until brown and crusty and cooked through.

Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 660 g grated carrots
  • 220 g brown sugar
  • 165 g raisins
  • 4 eggs
  • 300 g white sugar
  • 235 ml vegetable oil
  • 10 ml vanilla extract
  • 250 g crushed pineapple, drained
  • 375 g all-purpose flour
  • 7 g baking soda
  • 6 g salt
  • 9 g ground cinnamon
  • 115 g chopped walnuts


 Directions : In a medium bowl, combine grated carrots and brown sugar. Set aside for 60 minutes, then stir in raisins. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 10 inch cake pans. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light. Gradually beat in the white sugar, oil and vanilla. Stir in the pineapple. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, stir into the wet mixture until absorbed. Finally stir in the carrot mixture and the walnuts. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.


Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. When completely cooled, frost with cream cheese frosting.
Recipes from : Best Ever Carrot Cake (Allrecipes)

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