Showing posts with label BREAD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BREAD. Show all posts

Sunday, April 3, 2016

CRANBERRY YEAST BREAD RECIPE

Cranberry Yeast Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

I always love to bake my own bread, trying out classic recipes and sometimes adding my little twist to the original  creations.

So far I haven't tried cranberry in my baking  and this is going to be my venture this week.  If you have a bread maker, it will cut down all the manual work but I made my bread by hand from start to finish.  This gives a great satisfaction and learning process,  you can tell by mixing the dough whether it has a perfect balance of water, butter and flour.

This Cranberry Yeast Bread makes one big loaf but I  turned mine into 3 strand braided loaf.  The method varies slightly from regular yeast bread  by  spreading  some butter and sprinkle with brown sugar before final shaping.  Am surprise to see the bread still not very sweet, the way I like it.

Everyone in my family  loved this Cranberry Yeast Bread,  It was a complete success!  This recipe is definitely a keeper and will be used often.

Cranberry Yeast Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, February 28, 2016

MINI SUGAR BUNS RECIPE

Mini Sugar Buns Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


This week trying my hand making Mini Sugar Buns that I have eaten during my school days.  This is a typical bread recipe that requires kneading, shaping and proofing the dough.

I usually make my bread by hand and in small quantity, just enough to feed a small family.  Double or triple the recipe  to feed a crowd.

Used instant yeast that can be added straight to the flour.  If using active dry yeast, activate it by adding sugar and warm water, let the mixture  sits until it becomes frothy.

You need to melt the butter then add in the milk.  Make sure this mixture should be warm to touch before adding to dry ingredients.

Divide the dough into 9 equal balls but easily turns it into one big loaf if your like.  You'll be glad to put in your time making these delicious rolls.  There's something about freshly baked Mini Sugar Buns that are perfect for any time.

Mini Sugar Buns Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, February 14, 2016

HOKKAIDO MILK ROLLS RECIPE

Hokkaido Milk Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Had been eyeing this tangzhong bread for quite some time.  Today I have a chance to bake them in my kitchen.

Hokkaido Milk Rolls use a "roux" starter  known as tangzhong  in the dough.  You have to prepare it before proceeding to mix the dough. This tangzhong is made by whisking  water, whole milk and flour until no lumps  then cook over  low heat, stirring constantly until it thicken. The cooled roux is added to the rest of the ingredients to combine and kneaded,  forms into a soft pliable dough.

After the dough has doubled in size. you can easily shape this  into a big loaf but I shaped them into rolls.  I get 12 rolls out of this recipe.

From this basic recipe, it can be used to make cinnamon rolls, monkey bread, pull apart or stuffed bread either sweet or savory.  The options are endless.  When you have a base, you can add all type of variations.  So glad the dough  turned out perfect and  I don't even need to flour my work space.

Hokkaido Milk Rolls  stay soft  and fluffy even after a few days.  We really enjoy the roll as it is, feel free to slather it with you favorite spreads.

Other bread recipes you might want to try:

Back of the Bag Oatmeal Rolls

Monkey Bread From Scratch

Butterhorn Rolls

Hokkaido Milk Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, November 29, 2015

BRAIDED MASALA BREAD

Braided Masala Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Most of the time, I baked sweet bread with filling but this week trying a savory ones  made with  my trusted bread recipe. .  .

This Braided Masala Bread is a small buttery bread, braided and stuffed with onion, green chili  and cilantro.   The filling compliments this lovely loaf perfectly. It is braided from three strand of dough, a similar fashion how you braid your hair.

If you have a mixer or bread machine, the process is even easier because these gadget knead the bread for you.  But if you don't have them, no worries, kneading with your hands is perfect and a good workout too.

Since I opt for buttery dough and stuffing  it  with onion, it becomes more sticky and hard to handle, Adding more flour is required  in order to make it easier to shape.   Actually you can shape into any shape you like but I want my bread in different shape.  Despite it turns out not so pretty ( poor braiding)   but  the taste was *so* good.  .

Braided Masala Bread  is an awesome bread!  It takes a bit of extra time to assemble but the  bread itself is very soft and baked beautifully. .

Braided Masala Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, October 11, 2015

HAWAIIAN SWEET ROLLS

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Am looking for a new bread to try out and saw this Hawaiian Sweet Rolls over the net.  The important ingredient for making this roll was  crushed pineapple.

So confused to go through the recipe, some added milk and some without,  can you tell me which  is the authentic recipe?   Not only that the quantity of butter, eggs and yeast differ from one another.

After browsing so many recipes, decided to try out mine  using the recipe below.   Be careful, the dough turned out quite sticky and hard to handle.  Add 1-2 tablespoon of flour when kneading.  Also the dough takes longer time to rise, mine took 2 hours.  After shaping, let sit for another 1 hour  more before baking.

Baked these rolls for 15 minutes @ 180 C but this depends on individual oven so adjust accordingly.

We are very pleased with the result, these Hawaiian Sweet Rolls turned out soft and  fluffy  with  just the right touch of sweetness.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

HOW TO MAKE RAISIN BREAD

Raisin Bread Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Am so addicted to bread baking as you can see from my bread recipes collection I have posted.

Love to try out a new bread recipe or improvise  my old recipes by adding different fillings in the bread every time I bake them.

You can also check the following bread recipes that have been successfully tried  by my readers:
Spiral Apple Bread
Apple Kolaches
Homemade Bun

This week I make Raisin Bread for my family.  From what left on the plate, I know they liked it so much.

Baked this Raisin Bread in the afternoon so that they can enjoy with their cuppa.  The bread has incredibly soft crusty exterior and well sweetened with raisin.   By using water from soaked raisin, it has natural beautiful color.  My family eaten them as it is without slathering anything on top.

We can't wait for the bread to cool, my son is pestering me to cut it up.  Without wasting more time, I take this opportunity to shoot the photos before it was gone!

Raisin Bread Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 6, 2015

MANGO OATMEAL BREAD

Quick Bread Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

This is a delicious sweet quick bread made  using  dietary fiber rich rolled oat, plain flour and mango. Quick bread does not use yeast but using baking powder or baking soda or both as leavening agent.

One of the best way to enjoy your seasonal fruits was adding them in your baking products  either cake, muffin, yeast bread or quick bread. Since I have mango,  so this is  what am going to bake with. Mango really enhances the taste of this Mango Oatmeal Bread while oatmeal  gives it a great texture. This bread like so many homemade bread is impossible to resist when you take  it out of the oven.

Mango Oatmeal Bread doesn't require a mixer, no kneading or shaping involved and what you need is a whisk.

Quick Bread Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, August 9, 2015

RED BEAN FLOWER BUN

Yeast Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Am really hooked on bread baking and quite some time  did not share any new project using yeast.  I have found baking your own bread so easy and addictive.   The smell alone was enough to make me salivate.

Although I like  buying Red Bun Flower Bun from bakeries,  I love baking them even more.  So decided to make them at home. They tasted better than bakeries and turned out warm. and super fresh.

These Red Bean Flower Bun are so appetizing that you will eat at least a couple of them in one sitting.  The soft and fluffy bun tastes so delicious, it  can be eaten  as it is.  It is so rewarding to sit down, sip a cup of coffee and devour them freshly baked.

You can shape these into a round ball instead  if you find shaping them to look like a flower a bit tedious.   Anyway what shape you make, they still taste awesome.

Red Bean Flower Bun Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Bread recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 31, 2015

SOFT & FLUFFY DINNER ROLLS

Yeast Rolls Recipe @treatntrick.blogspot.com


Bread rolls were always be an essential part of our meal  Everyone had their favorite bread rolls but mine was a dunner roll.   From this Soft & Fluffy Dinner Rolls, you can create a lot more variations either sweet, savory or stuffed.   Am going to show you,  how to bake these fantastic rolls..

You will find Soft & Fluffy Dinner Rolls  recipe looks similar to other bread you've baked but the method are a way simpler but turned out fantastic.

It begins with melting the butter using microwave or stove top then adding milk to bring down the temperature.  This is a important step before adding yeast, it should be warm to touch and not hot if not you would kill the yeast. Stir and keep covered for 5-10  minutes  if you're using  active dry yeast until it becomes frothy  but if using instant yeast, you can skip the waiting time.

After combining the flour and milk mixture, stir with wooden spoon until well  incorporated.  At this point, it becomes sticky so cover the bowl and let rise for one hour.

Punch the dough down, knead the dough, scraping clean the bowl until smooth.  Add  one or two tablespoons of flour if it was sticky.  Cover and let sit for another 30 minutes. Now they're ready to be shaped  and leave to rise again for 1 hour. before baking.

Don't mind to wait for more than 2 hours, in return I was rewarded with perfect, tender and gorgeous rolls! .

Yeast Rolls recipe @treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 5, 2015

DARK & SOFT DINNER ROLLS

Dark & Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Making your own dinner rolls are surprisingly easy and when you taste these  soft rolls, you'll agree they are superior to any store bought ones.

Baking bread is a complete joy for me and I had a lot of fun experimenting classic recipes with a new twist.  How about baking this Dark & Soft Dinner Rolls for breakfast or snack?   These rolls get its color from cocoa powder and instant coffee.

The dough for these  Dark & Soft Dinner Rolls  have a nice texture and is simple to shape.  One of the important elements in getting a perfect roll is the liquid.  It should be lukewarm  rather than  hot. Small difference in the amount of water can make a big difference to your finished loaf. Too little liquid creates a dense and dry loaf.

When you make bread by hand, kneading and shaping it lets you get a good feel for the dough and its elasticity. If it is too sticky, leaving it for 10 minutes after mixing can help.  Remember, you will get better as time goes on.

Dark & Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe  @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 15, 2015

MARBLE BANANA BREAD

Banana Bread Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


The overripe banana combined with cocoa powder gives you an incredibly moist and subtly sweet loaf.   Get rid your blackened banana by making this Marble Banana Bread, it uses  one and half cups of mashed banana.

Marble Banana  Bread is a delicious twist on regular banana bread with a chocolate swirl.  Not only it was delicious but pretty. In fact I'm so obsessed with the word "marble", you can find my recipe for marble cake and bread below.

The texture is absolutely wonderful and each slice is beautifully and properly swirled.  I thought  there was no way. my bread would look wonderful as the pictures but  every piece really turn out  great!

Banana Bread Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, February 22, 2015

HEART SHAPED KAYA ROLLS

Heart Shaped Kaya Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Homemade rolls are easy to make especially if you use bread maker but mine are made by hand from start to finish.  With homemade rolls, you can easily customize the ingredients you are going to add for instance this Heart Shaped Kaya Rolls, you can omit egg or milk by substituting with soy or almond milk.


Really, you  can use any basic sweet bread recipe and varies the filling.  This time,  I used  kaya (coconut jam) as the stuffing.  Be prepared to encounter messiness along the way. In fact my filling is overflowing at the time of rolling. as you can see from my photo below.

Nevertheless they turned out fabulous and  tasted awesome! The are no harder to make and are a great way to dress them up for special  occasion.

Yeast Rolls Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 11, 2015

BRAIDED NUTELLA BRIOCHE

Braided Nutella Brioche Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


This is my first post for the year 2015 so I have chosen to bake a yeast bread.  It is a buttery bread called  Braided  Nutella  Brioche.

The dough was so soft like a baby's cheek and bit difficult to handle. I  made mine by hand.  There is a sense of satisfaction in working the dough  by hand and crafting such an attractive bread and it certainly will impress your guests.I didn't add any flour while shaping but if needed add one or two tablespoon  to the dough.

Braided Nutella Brioche requires double proofing but it worth the effort since bread turns amazingly soft and beautiful.  When I took my first bite,  feel like am eating a cake and not a bread!

Made this bread into a braid but you could shape it according to your liking. This is the softest and butteriest  bread I  have ever baked!


Braided Nutella Brioche Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, December 21, 2014

MINI RAISIN BUN

mini raisin bun


I have not baked any bread for weeks  but  decided to bake  my son favorite Mini Raisin Bun this time.

If you're a bread baker, you will know that most of sweet bread using almost the same recipe with slight variations on ingredients or method.

Enjoy this tasty Mini Raisin Bun for breakfast or in between snack..  Love to serve them  in  bite size portion instead of regular one. Am using dark raisin but golden raisin can be added too.

You can also  turn the dough into a loaf by baking it in a loaf pan.



Sunday, November 16, 2014

CINNAMON ROLLS

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


My family really  missed my yeast bread that I have regularly served during weekend. Although have baked all type of yeast bread but not this Cinnamon Rolls made from scratch.

This is no fail recipe, it can be made with or without egg.  If you prefer them with egg, reduce the milk to 3/4 cup and add an egg.  The rest, follow the same recipe below.

You can add more to the dough like nuts,  raisins or just leave them simple. Feel free to ice these Cinnamon Rolls but we love them without it.

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Sunday, September 28, 2014

CHOCOLATE MARBLE BREAD

Yeast Bread Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


This  week  I ventured into baking a yeast bread called Chocolate Marble Bread.  It has two contrasting flavor and the marbling effect looks so pretty when sliced.

This Chocolate Marble Bread is super simple but the only disadvantage was time  consumed  to  proof the dough before and after shaping.

But, I have no regret  it turned great in taste and appearance!   Make one today to  surprise your family and friends..

Sunday, September 14, 2014

CHOCOLATE SPRINKLE PUMPKIN BREAD

Chocolate Sprinkle Pumpkin Bread Recipe  @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Hi Everyone,

I am not feeling well right now and am sick with high fever, cough and other minor things. Sorry for not replying to your comments but will do so as soon as I feel better.  Please keep commenting and I will catch up with you soon.
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Are you a fan of pumpkin bread?  When deciding on a dessert to  make,  consider this Chocolate Sprinkle  Pumpkin Bread recipe.  It was super easy and much healthier.

Have you thought for a minute what a whole loaf of pumpkin bread would cost you if you purchased from a bakery. I can show you how to make delicious Chocolate Sprinkle  Pumpkin Bread with a few simple ingredients.

This is a quick bread recipe so need to mix your wet and dry ingredients together but don't over mix a quick bread, just enough to get the lumps out.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

CHOCOLATE SWIRL BREAD

chocolate swirl bread recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


This Chocolate Swirl Bread surprised my family and friends, it tastes so good. Don't be intimidated by the process of making the yeast bread, it's surprisingly  easy if you follow the basic steps.

If you have to choose a perfect time of the day to eat Chocolate Swirl Bread, it's probably snack time -  time when you come home from school or work and your  mom/wife   prepares  something warm and sweet to revive your fatigued  day.

For smoother spreadable filling, I strongly  suggested that you use icing sugar but this time had used castor sugar  since that was available in my pantry.  If you're pressed for time, opt for ready made  chocolate spread for the filling.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

BANANA HONEY CAKE


I've been looking at these poor bananas getting more and more ripe every day for the last week.  Obviously baking banana bread came to my mind. Hmm.. this comforting Banana Honey Cake was the answer to what to do with those  banana.

I have used melted butter but it  can be substituted with vegetable  oil for healthier option. If you're allergic to milk,  soy milk, almond milk or rice milk  can all be     easily  replaced   for dairy  in  most recipes.

Am not keen on dressing up my bakes with frosting but you can go ahead to use your favorite frosting if desired.

In case you have overly ripe banana,  peel  the skin then  wrap in plastic individually, again keep them sealed in a zip lock bag before putting them in a freezer.  If you want to use,  thaw them in your refrigerator overnight.



BANANA HONEY CAKE
Serves :  12

230 g self raising flour
30 g corn flour
1/2  cup  brown sugar
3 medium banana mashed
1/4  tsp salt
1/2 cup oil/melted butter
3/4 cup milk or non dairy milk
2 tablespoon  honey
1 tsp vanilla extract



METHOD

Preheat oven @ 180 C and grease 7 in cake pan.

Sift together self raising flour and corn flour.

Combine mashed banana, sugar, salt, oil, honey and milk.. Whisk until well combined.

Add in banana mixture to the dry ingredients, add in vanilla extract, stir until well incorporated.

Spoon mixture  into prepared pan, bake for  30-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Cool in the pan 5 minutes, transfer onto rack to cool.

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

HODDEOK (KOREAN PANCAKE)



Hoddeok is a Korean hawker's delight. Made with yeast dough and stuffed with sweet filling,  almost the same as other bread with yeast that requires rising.

After stuffing is done, it is flatten and lightly fried in oil on heated cast iron pan. When it turned brown, flip over and flatten the dough using your spatula. Care should be taken when pressing the dough, otherwise it will burst out.

Normally it was stuffed with brown sugar and nuts but this time I had used peanut butter and jelly as its stuffing.

The contrasting flavor from the plain dough and the sweet filling makes this Hoddeok  a great snack!

HODDEOK (KOREAN PANCAKE)
Yield :   8 pancake

2 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoon sugar
1 tsp instant yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1/2 tsp salt
2 tablespoon oil

FILLING
8 tablespoon peanut butter
8 tablespoon jelly of your choice

DIRECTION

Place flour in a mixing bowl.

Combine warm water,  sugar and yeast.

Pour the yeast mixture onto the flour, sprinkle the salt. Combine until it forms into soft dough.

Place the dough into greased and covered bowl. Let rise for  1 hour or until double in size.

Divide dough into  8 balls, add flour if it is too sticky.  Place  the filling ingredients in a small bowl.




Flatten each ball, place a tablespoonful of filling, seal the edges and shape into a ball again.




Heat little oil in a cast iron pan, place 2 balls on the hot pan, seams side down and fry then flip after the bottom is slightly browned,  flatten the ball using the spatula.  Cook until  golden brown. Complete the rest of the dough.

Serve hot.

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