Sunday, January 19, 2014

Yellow Butter Choco Chips Cake

With 2 leftover egg yolk from yesterday's Almond Crisps' bakes, I've baked this Yellow Butter Choco Chips cake.

Cake flour 100g
Baking powder 1 tsp
Butter 60g at room temp but not melted (salted)
Castor sugar 60g
Egg yolk 2 (35g)
Milk 80ml
Vanilla extracts 3/4 tsp
Chocolate chips 30g for batter and 10g to sprinkle

Method (preheat oven 180'c and line a rectangular baking tin with parchment paper)
1 cream butter till turn pale yellow and creamy
2 add in sugar in batches to cream into he butter till fluffy and light
3 add egg yolk one by one and mix well in circular motion then add in vanilla extracts
4 fold in flour and milk in alternate batches using spatula (flour in 3 batches and milk in 2 batches, flour being the 1st and the last). Ensure not over mix.
5 fold in chocolate chips
6 lightly pour into the baking tin and bang the tin few time to release air bubbles.
7 sprinkle Choco chips
8 bake at 180'c for 30 mins

Almond Crisps

I've made this Almond Crisp yesterday and as soon as it cool down, half of the fresh bakes were in RY and bb's tummy!

Yes, this is very yummy and easy to make too!

Plain flour 50g (sieve)
Butter melted 30g
Almond slice 100g
Vanilla extract 1/4 tsp
Egg whites 2 (each eggs weigh 64g with shell)
Castor sugar 60g

Method (preheat oven 180'c and line parchment paper on baking tray)
1 hand whisk egg whites till bubbles form
2 beat in sugar in circular motion till sugar dissolve 
3 add in vanilla extracts and mix well
4 add in flour till no traces of flour
5 fold in almond slices
6 add melted butter till well combine 
7 spread thin layer of the batter on the parchment paper and ensure no overlapping of the almond slices (I spread it over the big rectangular baking tray surface and cut into small pieces when it cool down)
8 bake in the oven at 180'c for about 20 min or turn golden brown

Last day in school

Last Friday was bb's last day in school as she'll go to a new one in February after our CNY trip from Ipoh.
Yes, we're changing bb to another sch because I don't really like the food menu there.
Weekly lunch menu includes hotdog, fishball, fish cake, chicken nuggets and crab stick and these are processed food which I seldom (actually never) give her at home.
However, the school still keep a place for her so that we can go back should she can't adapt to the new one.

To let bb bid goodbye to her friends and teachers, I've baked some Choco and blueberry muffins for her to distribute to them individually.

I've used the recipe in my blog but up the qty to 18 for each flavor to yield total 36 muffins.

On Thursday night, after putting bb to bed, I packed the muffins in a ziplock bag with a Thank You & Goodbye message stick on.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Homemade play dough

Yesterday I made these play dough for my baby.

My simple recipe to yield the above 5 dough
2 cups plain flour
1 cup salt
2 cups water
1 tbsp cream of tartar
2 tbsp oil

Mix all the ingredient and boil (keep stirring) over low heat till all lump up together and the dough not sticky.
Wait till cool down then knead
Knead n add desired coloring (I used food colour)

After each play, place in zip lock bag and store in fridge to last for a couple of months.
If it dries up, just add some water and knead.
Discard if it turns moldy.