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Simple Yogurt Cake

Because all the ingredients I used are for 2 cakes. So please halve the ingredients if you only need to bake 1 cake.

Ingredients:

plain flour 330g

ground almond 60g

baking soda 2 tsp

baking powder 1 tsp

eggs 3 large ones

yogurt 360g

sugar 350g

vanilla 1 tsp

canola oil  1 cup

Preheat Oven to 180 Degree C.

1, Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, ground almond, baking soda, baking powder) in a big bowl.

2,In another bowl, beat in eggs. Whisk well.

3, Add in yogurt, mix well.

4,Add in sugar, oil and vanilla. Stir well before adding the new ingredient.

5, Add batter into the pan.

6, Into the oven for 40 mins. Remember to check with toothpick.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Since the COVID-19 situation got really serious, we try to stay at home and not go out. I tried to bake the cookies I have done so many times – chocolate chip cookies!

Ingredients:

unsalted butter 1/2 cup

white sugar 1/2 cup

brown sugar 1/2 cup

egg 1

vanilla 1 tsp

flour  1 & 1/4  cup

baking soda 1/2 tsp

salt 1 pinch

chocolate chips  1 & 1/2 cup

walnut 1 cup (chopped and toasted. You can preheat oven to 150 degree C, and toast for about 10-15 mins. Just take them out when you can smell the aroma.)

 

  1. Cream butter with sugar (whit and brown) till light.
  2. Beat in egg.
  3. Add in vanilla. Give it a good stir.
  4. Sieve in flour, baking soda and salt. Combine till just blended.
  5. Add in chocolate chips and walnut. Stir well.
  6. Place dough in the fridge for about 30 mins.
  7. Scoop 1 tbsp dough and make a dough ball. Place them on the tray. And put into fridge for about 40 mins.
  8. Preheat oven to 180 Degree C, and bake for 12-15mins. Just keep an eye on the oven. When the edge of cookie turns golden, that’s the sign of being done.

Sausage Bread

Ingredients:

1 cup lukewarm water

1/8 cup sugar

1 tablespoon active dry yeast

3/4 tsp salt

1 1/4 tablespoons oil

2 cups flour (roughly)

Sausage some

  1. Pour warm water into a big bowl. Add in sugar and dry yeast. Let it rest for 10 mins and wait it foams up.
  2. Add in oil, salt. Stir a bit.
  3. Add in flour, 1 cup first. Stir a bit. Then add in the other cup flour.
  4. Stir into a dough.
  5. Sprinkle some flour over the board. Knead the dough on it. Keep kneading till it’s not that sticky.
  6. Brush a bowl with some oil. Put dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap and towel.
  7. Let it rise till twice big.
  8. Boil the sausage in hot water for about 8 mins.
  9. Take the dough out. Roll it into oval shape. Divide it into 12 pieces.
  10. You can make it into the shape you like. Can roll it around the sausage or just press the sausage onto the dough.
  11. Cover again with plastic wrap and towel. Let them rise again till 1.5 or 2 times big.
  12. You can also sprinkle chopped green onion and mayonnaise on the bread.
  13. 190 degree C, about 20-25 mins.

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 pinch salt

1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

3 cups quick cooking oats

chocolate chips 1/2 cup

chopped walnut 1/2 cup

1. In a big bowl, cream butter together white sugar, and brown sugar.

2. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.

3. In another bowl, combine all the dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, baking soda, oats, and salt.

4. Add dry ingredients into the creamed butter mixture.

5. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.

6. It’s better to chill the dough in the fridge for about 1 hour before baking.

7. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C.

8. Roll the dough into small balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.

9. Bake for 10-12 mins or till the edge becomes golden brown color.

Banana Cake

Ingredients

3 large ripe banana

2 eggs

50g butter

1 cup flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Preheat oven to 180 degree C.

  1. Mash bananas in a big bowl.
  2. Beat in eggs one by one.
  3. Stir in vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, combine all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt.
  5. Add dry ingredients into banana mixture. Mix well.
  6. Beat in softened butter. Mix well.
  7. Grease baking pan with butter. Pour batter into baking pan.
  8. Into the oven and bake for 30-40 mins. Test with tooth pick to see whether it comes out clean.

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients:

Flour 2/3 cup

baking powder 1/2 tsp

salt 1/2 tsp

chocolate  220g

butter 4 tbsp

eggs 2

light brown sugar 3/4 cup

vanilla 1 tsp

chocolate chunks 300g

 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 Degree C.
  2. Melt chocolate with butter in microwave. Cool down.
  3. Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt) in a bowl.
  4. Beat eggs with brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl.
  5. Add dry ingredients into the egg sugar mixture. Stir well.
  6. Add in chocolate butter mixture. Mix well.
  7. Fold in Chocolate chunks.
  8. Drop 1 tbsp batter onto the baking pan. Into the oven for about 12-15 mins.

Super Easy Homemade Soft White Bread

I found this incredible homemade white bread recipe on YouTube. It doesn’t require a bread machine, nor much kneading. Every step is super easy. But the bread came out is amazing. I cannot believe the procedure is so simple, and bread is as good and soft as the ones bought from bakery shop.

 

I really really love this recipe:

I followed the recipe and the steps.

Ingredients:

1 cup lukewarm water

1/8 cup sugar

1 tablespoon active dry yeast

3/4 tsp salt

1 1/4 tablespoons oil

2 cups flour (roughly)

  1. Pour warm water into a big bowl. Add in sugar and dry yeast. Let it rest for 10 mins and wait it foams up.
  2. Add in oil, salt. Stir a bit.
  3. Add in flour, 1 cup first. Stir a bit. Then add in the other cup flour.
  4. Stir into a dough.
  5. Sprinkle some flour over the board. Knead the dough on it. Keep kneading till it’s not that sticky.
  6. Brush a bowl with some oil. Put dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap and towel.
  7. Let it rise till twice big.
  8. Take the dough out. Roll it into oval shape. Roll it from one end to the other.
  9. Brush oil or butter to the loaf pan. Put dough into it. Cover again with plastic wrap and towel. Let it rise till it almost fulfill the pan.
  10. Put the dough into the oven. Turn to 190 Degree C. (No need to preheat). and set 25 mins.

https://flic.kr/p/2hGtrnd

This is how my bread looks when I took it out the oven.

Let it cool down and cut into slices.

I didn’t expect it came out that good and soft.

I will definitely make it again. And will probably only use this recipe when I want to make white bread at home.

Small Honey Buns

When I was in high school, this honey bun was very popular. I remember that we needed to start our morning lesson at about 6:30 AM. We studied for about 1 hr by ourselves. Then at 7 AM, we had 1 hour to rest and have breakfast. Actually 1 hour isn’t enough for most of the students to finish their breakfast before 8 AM, since there were so many lining in the school canteen. So to save more time, some students chose to buy bread in the store instead, which is very convenient. My friends and I usually bought this honey buns. The best part is the crispy honey and sesame bottom layer.

Ingredients:

bread flour 200g

sugar 25g

egg 1

honey 10g

vegetable oil 10g

yeast 2 g

milk 70g

salt 1 pinch

  1. Add yeast into warm milk. Stir a bit and let it rest for 2 mins.
  2. Beat egg into a big bowl. Add in sugar, honey, oil and salt. Mix well.
  3. Add flour into the egg honey mixture.
  4. Add in milk while stirring the flour.
  5. Knead everything into a dough. Keep kneading for about 20 mins.
  6. Put dough in a warm place. Let it rise 2 times big.
  7. Knead the dough and press the sir out. Cut it into 8 smaller dough balls.
  8. Cover the dough balls with plastic and let them rest for 5 mins.
  9. Flatten dough into oval shape. Roll from one end to another.
  10. Cut in the middle.
  11. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 tbsp flour, 1/2 tbsp sugar and 1/2 tbsp white sesame. Prepare a little water in another bowl.
  12. Dip the roll into the water first. then the white sesame with the cut side down.
  13. Brush baking pan with oil. Arrange them into the baking pan.
  14. Let them rise again till about 1.5 times big.
  15. preheat oven to 180 Degree C.
  16. bake for 15 mins.
  17. In a bowl, add in 1 tbsp water and 1 tsp honey.
  18. Brush honey water onto them. and bake for another 5 mins.

Look at my ugly buns.  🙂

The crispy white sesame bottom is exactly what I want.

Fudge Chocolate Brownie

Ingredients:

Chocolate 200g

butter 120g

white sugar 1cup

brown sugar 1/2 cup

eggs 3

vanilla 1 tsp

flour 1/2 cup

cocoa powder 1/4 cup

salt 1/4 tsp

 

Preheat oven to 180 Degree C

  1. Place chocolate and butter in a big bowl. Heat over hot water till chocolate and butter melts. Put aside and cool down.
  2. Mix white sugar and brown sugar in another bowl. Beat in egg. One each a time. Add in the next one after mix well. Add in vanilla after eggs.
  3. Combine chocolate butter mixture with sugar egg mixture.
  4. Sieve in flour, cocoa powder and salt. Combine well.
  5. Pour the batter into a baking pan.
  6. Into the oven for 30 mins.

Very nice brownie. My husband loves them.