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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.Β  πŸ™‚

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.

Orange Loaf Cake

It’s a super easy cake to make and full of orange flavor.

Ingredients:

orange 1

eggs 3

sugar 100g

vegetable oil 70 ml

vanilla 1/2 tsp

flour 250g

baking soda 1/4 tsp

baking powder 1 tsp

 

Preheat oven to 170 Degree C.

  1. Cut orange into small chunks and remove the seed.
  2. Put orange into a blend and blend till into paste.
  3. Beat 3 eggs in a bowl. Add in sugar and vegetable oil. Mix well.
  4. Add egg mixture into blender and mix with orange paste well.
  5. Pour the orange egg mixture into a big bowl. Add in vanilla. Mix well.
  6. Sieve in flour, baking powder and baking soda. Combine them.
  7. Brush loaf pan with butter and dust with flour.
  8. Pour batter into loaf pan.
  9. Into the oven and bake for 40 mins.

Cool down and cut into slices. The orange cake smells incredible.

Walnut Cake with Chocolate Glaze

Preheat oven to 180 Degree C.

Walnut 1 cup (toasted and finely chopped)

eggs 3

sugar 1/2 cup

flour 1/2 cup

baking powder 1/4 tsp

 

  1. Beat egg with sugar with  electric mixer for 6-8 mins. It will become like mayonnaise.
  2. Sieve in flour & baking powder. combine them.
  3. Fold in 1/4 walnut.
  4. Divide batter into 2 baking pans. And into the oven for 25 mins.
  5. Place cakes on rack to let them cool down.

 

Frosting:

1/4 cup butter (softened), 1 cup icing sugar, 1/2 tbsp milk.

Beat the butter with electric mixer till very light and fluffy. Add in icing sugar 1/3 each a time. Blend well. Add in milk at last. Mix everything well.

Make frosting into 2 part. Add 1/4 walnut into one of them.

Syrup: 1/2 cup warm water, 2 Tbsp sugar, 1 1/2 maple syrup. Mix well.

 

Place one cake upside down. Brush it with syrup. Spread the frosting (with walnut) onto it. Then put the other cake upside down over it. Brush it with syrup too. Spread the other frosting over the top and side of the cake. Sprinkle the rest chopped walnut over the side of the cake.

Chocolate glaze:

3 Tbsp milk, 30g chocolate. Heat in microwave till chocolate melts. Cool down to room temperature.

Pour the chocolate over the top.

Garnish with walnut at last.

The cake is super. It is a bit complicated as I did the frosting and glazing this time, which I never did before. That’s why I think this cake is a bit complicated. And you have a lot of washing to do after that. πŸ™‚

Both my husband and I love the cake. πŸ™‚

Double Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients:

butter 110g

chocolate 120g

vanilla 1 tsp

eggs 2

sugar 220g

flour 125g

cocoa powder 60g

baking soda 1/2 tsp

salt 1 pinch

Chocolate chunks 200g

 

Preheat oven to 165 Degree C

  1. Melt chocolate and better over low heat till completely melted and mixed together.
  2. Remove melted butter from heat and cool down.
  3. Add in vanilla.
  4. Beat eggs and sugar in a bowl till light and fluffy.
  5. Add egg & sugar mixture into melted chocolate.
  6. Mix all dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt) in another bowl.
  7. Add dry ingredients into melted chocolate and make it into batter.
  8. Fold in chocolate chunks.
  9. Drop 1 tbsp batter onto the baking tray.
  10. Into the oven for about 13 mins.

 

 

Crunchy outside but chewy inside.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients:

3 bananas

butter 130g melted

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

flour 1 3/4 cup

sugar 1 cup

baking powder 1 tsp

baking soda 1/4 tsp

cinnamon powder 1 tsp

chopped walnut 1 cup

chocolate chips 1 cup

 

Preheat oven to 180 Degree C.

  1. Mash bananas in a bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  2. Add melted butter into banana and mix well.
  3. Add in sugar and blend well.
  4. Sieve in dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon powder and salt). Mix till just combined.
  5. Add chopped walnut and chocolate chips into the batter.
  6. Use a spoon or ice cream scoop to drop batter into muffin pan with 3/4 full.

https://flic.kr/p/2gY9iYL

Into the oven and bake for 20-25 mins.

Yum!

Carrot & Walnut Cake

Ingredients:

flour 1 cup

cinnamon powder  1 tsp

salt 1/2 tsp

baking powder 1/2 tsp

baking soda 1/4 tsp

brown sugar 1/2 cup

white sugar 1/4 cup

eggs 2

vanilla 1/2 tsp

vegetable oil 1/2 cup

grated carrots 1 1/2 cup

finely chopped walnut 1 cup

 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 Degree C.
  2. Cream vegetable oil with brown sugar & white sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Sieve all the dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder) to avoid any lump.
  4. Add dry ingredients into oil & sugar mixture 1/3 at a time, to make sure they are well combined.
  5. Finally add in grated carrot and walnut. Mix well.
  6. Into the oven and bake for 20-25 mins. Check with toothpick. If it comes out clean, then the cake is done.

https://flic.kr/p/2gLUou8

Very simple and the cake is really good.

Walnut Banana Bread

Banana is one of my husband’s favorite fruit. But sometimes, He forgot to eat them, and banana got ripe very quickly. So I would use them to make smoothie or cake or bread.

This summer when we went back to my hometown, we brought so many walnut back. My mom just cracked them and store the shell-removed walnut in 2 large containers. My husband likes walnut, so he adds some in his yogurt. Yet, we still have a lot. So I tried to bake something with walnut and banana.

Ingredients:

Bananas 2

butter 1/2 cup

white sugar 1 cup

eggs 2

vanilla 1/2 tsp

flour 1 cup

baking soda 1 tsp

salt 1/2 tsp

cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp

chopped & toasted walnut 1 cup

 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 Degree C.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.
  3. Add in 2 beaten eggs and vanilla. Stir well.
  4. Add in mashed bananas. Mix them together.
  5. Sieve in all the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon powder. Mix till combined.
  6. Butter spray the loaf pan. Dust it with flour.
  7. Pour all the batter into the pan.
  8. Into the oven for 50-60 mins. Check with a toothpick. If it comes out clean then it’s done.

Let it cool down for a little while.

Cut it and you will find it’s very moistened and firm.

Full of walnut and banana flavor. Very nice!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Long time no baking.

Today, my student suddenly cancelled his lesson, so I have another day off. I decided to make some chocolate cookies.

Ingredients:

butter 1/2 cup (I only have salted butter in the fridge. You can use unsalted butter too. Just remember to add in 1/2 tsp salt in the dough)

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

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 and baking soda. Combine till just blended.
  5. Add in chocolate chips and walnut. Stir well.
  6. Scoop 1 tbsp dough and make a dough ball. Place them on the tray. And put into fridge for about 40 mins.
  7. Preheat oven to 170 Degree C, and bake for 15-18 mins.

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

Delicious and well-shaped.