Wednesday, October 26, 2011


This is a common recipe from our household using fully ripe banana. It is normally steamed but my recipe below is baked. Have also added instant yeast to rise.

For sugar,  either increase or decrease according to the sweetness of the banana you had used. After mixing all the ingredients together, pour onto greased pan and let rise until doubled. Make sure your pan is deep enough to accommodate the increase, mine rose to the rim of the pan or use muffin pan but filled only half full..

Yield     :    One loaf

1+1/4 C  all purpose flour
1 C  mashed banana
1/2 C  castor sugar
3/4 C + 1 TB  warm evaporated milk
1/2 tsp salt
1+1/2 tsp instant yeast


Grease 8 in deep cake pan. Whisk together milk, yeast and sugar in a small bowl.

In a mixing bowl, put in flour, banana and salt. Stir well.

Now add the milk mixture to the flour, stir to combine.

Pour mixture into greased  pan and let sit for 1 hour. Towards the end of rising time, preheat oven @  170C.

Bake for 40-45  minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Let sit in the pan for 10 minutes, transfer onto rack to cool.

Linking to  Yeastspotting 10-28-11  

Monday, October 24, 2011


2C Pulao Recipe @

Instead of plain white rice, try adding colorful vegetables to them, not only it improves the flavor but colorful and healthy as well.

Corn  is rich in fiber, contains Vitamin B1. B5, Vitamin C and helpful for detoxifying your colon while carrots are an excellent source of  beta-carotene.

If using basmati rice, soak it for 30 minutes then drain. Add in the rice after the water has reached boiling point.  2C Pulao  is best eaten with spicy gravy of your choice..

Friday, October 21, 2011


Jemput2 Pisang/Banana Fritters (Baked) Recipe @

Undisputedly our traditional kuih serve for generation. It is served during breakfast or as teatime snack. There are many variations to prepare Jemput2 Pisang/Banana Fritters (Baked),  some added sugar and coconut. But I prefer to omit those since banana is already sweet and opt for healthier version by baking them.

Jemput2 Pisang/Banana Fritters (Baked) Recipe  tasted as good as you have fried them but the only missing is the golden color you get when deep frying.

Jemput2 Pisang/Banana Fritters (Baked) Recipe @

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


This recipe is taken from  here but I have converted them into Jam Filled Bun since a certain ingredient is not available at my pantry.

It is semi rich dough,  won't rise much and you can bake them using lightly greased silicone mold or muffin pan.  The easiest way to fill the bun is by flattening the dough then place the jam in the middle, close the edges, shape back to a ball.  I shaped the dough into a coil about 10 inches long.  Choose one that you are comfortable with, either way they turned out fabulous though.

Yield      :    9 buns

2 C  all purpose flour
1/2 C  evaporated milk
4  TB  soft butter
3 TB  sugar
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp  instant yeast
1/4 C  fruit preserve/jam


In a small bowl, combine milk, sugar and butter. Heat the mixture in a microwavable bowl until warm to touch.

Place flour and instant yeast in a mixing bowl, stir to combine.

Now add the milk mixture and salt, forms into soft dough.

Transfer onto floured work space and knead by hand for 6-8 minutes. If too sticky at a tablespoon of flour.

Place the dough into greased and covered bowl for 1-11/2 hour until puffy, may not double in bulk.

Divide dough into 9 balls. Flatten each ball and stuff with a teaspoon of jam, roll back into a round again. Or. make coil by rolling the ball between your hand about 10 in long.  Coil dough strip with the folded side down onto baking sheet. Make a deep indentation in the middle and fill with jam.. Let sit for 1 1/2 hours. Towards the end of rising time, preheat oven @ 180 C.

Bake the buns for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

Linking to  Yeastspotting 10-21-11

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Strawberry Bread Recipe  @

Easy bread to be enjoyed at any time of the day. Fresh strawberries are added to the batter  This makes a nice treat with your coffee or a great addition to brunch..

The final product yielded an incredible results. The bread was studded with a little moist chunk of fruity goodness. All  members of my family liked it.