Showing posts with label BREAKFAST. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BREAKFAST. Show all posts

Sunday, November 29, 2015


Braided Masala Bread Recipe @

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 @

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Pizza Dough Apple Hand Pies Recipe @

These  Pizza  Dough Apple Hand Pies  are  made from yeast free pizza dough.  I follow this  recipe with slight changes.  Omitted dry milk and use evaporated milk instead.

The crust is less buttery since we are using 5 tablespoon of melted butter/oil when compared with regular pie crust.   This suits for those looking for lightened up pie crust that was flavorful,  easy to handle and bake beautifully.

Cut  the apple into a half inch  cubes then coat  with the rest of the ingredients for the filling. You will get some liquid after some time, only scoop the apple but leave behind the liquid  when stuffing the hand pies.

Any variety of apple such as red delicious,  gala or  macintosh  can be used instead of granny smith. Another tip is to bake these Pizza Dough Apple Hand Pies on the lowest rack of the oven for 10 minutes,  This trick  ensures a nicely cooked, never soggy bottom.

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Pumpkin Bars Recipe @

When my friend gifted me with pumpkin, am thinking what to do with it.  So far I have baked Pumpkin Galette,  Mini Pumpkin Tarts. and  Pumpkin Banana Bread, all made with pumpkin.  So decided to bake Pumpkin Bars this time.

The main ingredient for this recipe is pumpkin puree, to get this I steam the pumpkin until it turns soft. Mash the pumpkin while it  is still hot.  Now it is ready to be used.

Used  only ground cinnamon but you can add nutmeg and ground ginger as well.   Making these Pumpkin Bars are incredibly easy, no  mixer needed.

It turns out fabulous, super moist and beautifully sliced.   Feel free to add frosting of your choice to dress it up a bit.

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Peas Potato Samosa Recipe @

After a long gap, I haven eaten samosa and the last time I made was this  Mini Samosa .   Samosa  is made by two parts, the crust and the filling.  Traditionally shaped into triangle and deep fried,

I came across other interesting filling such as cheese, chocolate, fruit and nuts  instead of potato or meat.  Some make it  healthier by baking them. .

There are  ton of recipes for samosa with varied spice combo, some without onion, coriander, cumin or garam masala either way you choose it still turned out tasty, Done without mango powder but added  some lemon juice for this Peas & Potato Samosa.

The secret to perfect samosa was the way you fried them.  It needs time to get that golden brown and crisp exterior by using medium heat only so be patience.

You would like to pair these Peas & Potato Samosa with green chutney or ketchup but we enjoyed them without those.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


Hawaiian Sweet Rolls Recipe @

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


Raisin Bread Recipe @

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 @

Sunday, September 6, 2015


Quick Bread Recipe @

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 @

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Breakfast bars recipe @

Who can deny the delightful combination of flavors in these  No Sugar Date Oatmeal Bars.  They are  a terrific, portable, yummy breakfast and perfect for any time of the day and great to pack in your lunch box.

These bars used only 6 ingredients.  No Sugar Date Oatmeal Bars are light, nut free  and sugar free. The sweetness came from the date and raisin and these  would  give your kids a natural sugar lift.   I love these  mildly sweetened bars but in case you need more sweetness , you could increase the quantity of date and raisin used in the recipe.  Add chopped nuts if you like them too.

Breakfast  bars recipe @

I have listed below other  bars recipe well liked by my family, check it out by  clicking on each title:

Blackcurrant Oat Bars
Healthy Breakfast Bars
Cocoa Banana Bars

Sunday, August 9, 2015


Yeast Bread Recipe @

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 @

Bread recipe @

Sunday, August 2, 2015


Breakfast and Dessert recipes @

I was gifted with mango and pomegranate last week by one of my relatives.  So I need to make use of these fruit for my baking project.

After much consideration,  settled on this fiber packed and loaded with fresh fruits  Pomegranate & Mango Baked Oatmeal.  I think this recipe was an ideal choice for clearing up my mango and pomegranate.

Used mango juice instead of milk as well as mango slices for topping.   Although I live this version, feel free to substitute  your favorite in season berries or any other fruits  like blueberries, strawberries, apple, chocolate chips, dried fruit or banana.

This is such a delicious dish and  though it was mildly sweetened, my family enjoyed it so much without adding any sauce or syrup. Our family are in a verge of  reducing our intake of sugar in our diet,

Have you ever made baked oatmeal?  What  goodies do you like to put in  yours?

Sunday, June 21, 2015


Bars recipe

I  immensely wanted to eat nutritious bars that was not so sweet yet tasty.  The blend of  rolled oat and apple  makes this  Apple Oatmeal Bars  a perfect treat..

It was super easy and pretty quick to prepare.  Apple Oatmeal Bars are excellent for on the go breakfast or quick snack anytime of the day. Had used palm sugar (gula Melaka) to make these bars and it smells wonderful while baking.

Packed full of vitamin C, apple provides all sorts  of great health benefits. The phytonutrients in apples can help you regulate your blood sugar, for fighting off a cold and  to giving you smooth skin so there is even more reason to eat them up.  Whole apples are richer in dietary fiber so they are better nutritional choice than apple juice.

They are great alternative to granola bars minus the extra sugar.  Kids love them and they are almost like a cake

This recipe makes one pan so share the goodness with your friends or pack them in your lunches all week.

Sunday, June 7, 2015


Kuih or dessert  recipe

After a long time, I cooked any traditional treats or kuih (bite size dessert or snack)  for my family. This Apam Nasi was my late mum's favorite.  She used to prepare it when she had leftover rice for our  breakfast. My mum mix the flour just before going to bed and first thing in the morning, steamed these Apam Nasi.

What I noticed, most of our traditional kuih were mostly steamed since at that time an oven was not available even baking was  done using charcoal.

Added only half a cup of sugar but if you want it sweeter use 3/4 cup instead.  Used  red food coloring and the balance as it is but this is entirely up to you.  If you don't have that small plastic molds, use 7 in round pan and steam it for 30-40 minutes.

We enjoyed our Apam Nasi without coconut.   Halve the recipe if you have a small family, my recipe below yield 25 apam.

Kuih or Dessert recipe

Sunday, May 31, 2015


Yeast Rolls Recipe

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

Sunday, May 24, 2015


Scones Recipe
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I love scones.  They are so versatile, you can choose from sweet with variety of fruits or  cheese ones and not to mention extremely easy.  This time, I had plenty of granny smith apples.  So this apple is going to be my baking project this week.

Always prefer to make a small batch so just used one and quarter cup of flour.  With this recipe  you could get  9 x 2.5 in  scones, just  sufficient for the small family.

Making scone is almost  the same as  baking pie or tart.  This requires you to blend dry ingredients with cold butter using your finger tips until it resembles  bread crumbs. The secret of good scones are not to handle the dough too much before baking.  It should be sticky and not too dry. Dip your cutter in flour each time before cutting out the dough.

Despite  containing  no eggs in the recipe, the scones are well risen, feather light, soft and utterly delicious.

My family enjoyed them fresh from the oven without any preserves or butter but prefer to add one more apple next time I bake them.

Apple & Raisin Scones Recipe @

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Snack recipe  @

These are cubed bread slices, spiced with green chili, onion, cumin and cilantro together with rice
flour, semolina and yogurt as a binder.  They are combined to shape like a doughnut.

After shaping with greased hands, these are fried in oil till golden brown.  I made mine by shallow frying but it can also be deep fried.

Adjust the heat according to your tolerance. These tasted heavenly for breakfast or as a snack immediately after you've fried them.

Serve them as it is or dip with your favorite chutney

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Blackcurrant Oat Bars Recipe @

It's a time for my weekend baking and am craving for a quick but tasty dessert that can be put together  in  less than 15  minutes.    Any guess?

Definitely my choice  goes to  Blackcurrant Oatmeal Bars  reason  being I am able to make use of fruit jam  that sits idle in my pantry for quite some time.

Oats are a favorite of my diet and often incorporated into bars and desserts.  Not only oats are versatile and inexpensive but they offer a host of health benefits. The oatmeal gives  a nice chewiness to these  bars.

Spread dough onto bottom of baking pan coated with butter.  Spreading dough with wet hands is the easiest method before topping it with fruit jam. I used blackcurrant jam but any jam you have on hand will do preferably a  quality and not too sugary ones.

Blackcurrant Oat Bars  are easy to make and fantastically delicious! Have given some to my friends, they love them and keep asking for more...

Blackcurrant Oat Bars Recipe @

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Raisin Bread Pudding

Raisin Bread Pudding is one of the easiest ways to save leftover stale bread from wastage.  In fact those stale bread  can be transformed into interesting and filling meal. .

Below are  4  recipes to try out at home and these make a great breakfast/snack:

Microwave Bread Pudding
Egg Free French Toast
Roti John (Asian French Toast)
Bread Paratha

This  is a dish you can make again and again, as it's versatile enough so you can be a bit creative with it each time.

Could not do more than one layer since my baking dish is 9 x 13 in but a smaller dish allows you to get more layers.

Also added sliced bananas, this is entirely up to you.  Other fruits can be added for flavor and to enhance the look of the pudding.

There are many recipes for bread pudding and several are served with a sauce.  As the pudding itself is delicious on its own, the sauce is something not used.  This recipe is wonderful without the sauce but the sauce made it absolutely delectable.

Raisin Bread Pudding

Sunday, April 5, 2015


Dinner Rolls Recipe @

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.

Dinner Rolls Recipe @

Sunday, March 22, 2015


Cake, Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

When I have extra slices of my  Eggless Chocolate Cake DF  , I intend to turn this into a delicious  chilled dessert.

Eating a smart breakfast leads to healthier choice all day long. This Cake, Fruit & Yogurt Parfait is one of them. It is quick and easy to make, has only a few ingredients and also no bake. But when you put  a spoonful of Cake, Fruit And Yogurt  Parfait in your mouth, it creates a wonderful textures to tantalize your taste buds.

I used banana and mandarin orange but  you may use any fruit you have, In fact the amount and the way of layering it is totally up to your preference.

Instead of tall glasses, I made use of 12 oz mason jar  to fill my  Cake,  Fruit & Yogurt Parfait.

Sunday, March 8, 2015


Muffin Recipe @

I had half a botlle of kaya (coconut jam) left after making my Heart Shaped Kaya Rolls  . At first, I thought of  preparing  a pancake stuffed with kaya but changed my mind and chose Kaya Pancake Muffin instead.

Kaya Pancake Muffin is much quicker and importantly less messy and save your time.  Just imagine, frying the pancake,  stuffing then roll them up one by one.

These are versatile, on the go and delicious meals.  There are  ways to fill up these muffin  with sweet or savory stuffing. Pancake don't have to be sweet.  You can also make incredible meals with savory pancake too.   Just omit the sugar if you opt for  savory stuffing like cooked  shredded chicken, turkey, bacon or even mushroom, spinach or garbanzo beans..   Vary your fillings with  blueberry, apple, fruit pie filling,  nutella, chocolate, peanut butter instead of kaya.

Make it lactose free by using soy or coconut milk in place of milk. Go eggless by adding 1/4 cup yogurt or 1/3 cup of apple sauce  instead of an egg.