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Saturday, 18 August 2018

Apple Rose Flower Cake 🌹 Super Soft & Fluffy Sponge Cake





You don't need to be a professional to bake this pretty floral design dessert that tastes as good as it looks. the apple slices just like a crunchy apple chips, sweet and it looks a lot like beautiful rose. Learn to make this cotton sponge cake and it could be better than enjoying afternoon tea treats in the comfort of your own home? Butter or oil, which makes the best sponge cake? Can you really taste the difference between a cake made with real butter? This recipe is similar with my other's recipes of butter sponge cake and it was published 2 years ago, and it have changed the ingredients. This cake is just like baked egg cakes with a vanilla flavour and produce the same like an amazing fluffy and light texture compared to my other butter sponges. If you give them both a try, I'd love to know what you think? This step by step guide will help you make the prettiest apple roses cake perfect for any special occasion.

Makes 1
6-inch cake pan

Ingredients

(A)
• 40g vegetable oil
• 50g cake flour
• 30g whole milk
• 3 egg yolks, cold
• 1 tsp vanilla extract

(B)
• 3 egg whites, cold
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 45g, sugar

Prepare the apple roses, cut the apples into slices, and dusted with table salt and leave it for a few minutes until the apple slices turning soft and wash in the running water and dry it in the kitchen paper. fold the each strip over to cover the apples, then roll up from short edge into rose and use a toothpick, so that they hold their shape.























Method:
1) Cook the oil in a saucepan, over medium low heat. Turn off the heat and sift the cake flour into a large bowl. Pour hot oil to the cake flour gradually and then whisk together to make a smooth batter. Add the milk, egg yolks, vanilla extract and mix until just combined.

2) In a separate bowl, Whisk egg whites and salt until foamy, then add sugar a little bit at a time, beating until stiff peaks, the peak stands straight up when the beaters are lifted from the mixture. About 5 minutes.

3) Using a whisker, and turn the small amount whisked egg whites into the batter, mix until just combined and then turn back the batter into the whites. The most important part here is not to stirring and carefully folding is gentle mixing technique until just incorporated. Use a spatula and smooth the surface. Bang the cake pan a few times and get the air bubbles out of your cake batter. You have to arrange the sliced apple and to form a rose pattern in the middle the top of cake batter .

4) To prepare a water bath. Pour enough cold water in a larger pan. Bake in no preheated oven 150°C  for 60 minutes. Bake with lower rack and both top and bottom heat with fan assisted. Baking time it will depend on the size of your cake pan.

5) Once cooked, leave to cool 10 minutes in the oven. Dropping the cake pan from high once. Make sure cakes are properly cooled. Sprinkle some sugar powdered over the apples and turn it out onto a serving plate. Enjoy!

Helpful Tips:
1) Be careful not to get the saucepan too hot.
2) For guaranteed results it's important to follow exactly this recipe and baking at the right temperature is important. It's recommended to use an oven thermometer.
3) Do not bake the cake quickly at a high temperature and don't remove hot cake out of a baking pan. otherwise the cake could fall apart and crack on top. Baking cake at a lower temperature will help the cake rise much higher and bake more evenly. 
4) Please understand that everyone's oven work differently. You should also check the temperature of your oven. if not, your cake won't rise well. 
5) You can test the cake by poking it with a skewer, if it's cooked the skewer will come out clean. if not pop it back in the oven and bake until it's ready. 
6) Folding egg whites into a cake batter. Do not stir and never use an electric mixer. 
7) Use a clean, dry bowl, free of yolk and any other oil or grease while beating egg whites. Do not over or under-beat the egg whites.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Bak Kwa - Chinese Pork Jerky Recipe 豬肉乾

























One of my favourite Chinese New Year goodies. This is one of my secret recipe and the best jerky that I have ever tasted. My husband and I very addicted with this savoury snacks. Whether you make it as a surprise finger food for business or your upcoming party. you and your guests will love this jerky and can't stop eating it!

Ingredients


(A)

2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp clear honey
5 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp mirin or rice wine
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tsp chinese five spice
2 tsp chilli flakes
2 tsp white pepper
1 tbsp fermented bean curd (Shanghai)

(B)

500g lean pork mince

(C)

3 tbsp fermented bean curd sauces + 3 tbsp honey or golden syrup for brushing

Method:

1) Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well with a spoon for cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or until ready to use.

2) Place marinade pork minced on parchment paper and up with another paper and easy to roll to a thin layer as you desire. gently brush the top and down side with fermented bean curd sauces.


3) Transfer sheets of meat to a large pan and bake in a 200°C oven for 20 minutes. Spoon off and discard the sauce or the meat oil and put back to the oven until reaches the time. Cut into 4 pieces and brushing honey or golden syrup on it.


4) Increase oven temperature to 220°C, and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Flip slices of jerky over with a pair of tongs. brushing honey or golden syrup again. Return pan to the oven for another 5 minutes. Remove and cool completely on a wire rack.


Total Baking Time: 35 minutes


Helpful Tips:

1) Please understand that everyone's oven work differently. You should also check the temperature of your oven. I used BEKO OIM22300X.
2) For guaranteed results it's important to follow exactly this recipe and baking at the right temperature is important. It's recommended to use an oven thermometer.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk



Tuesday, 7 August 2018

How to Make Tiramisu - Eggless Version | Italian Tiramisu





This recipe doesn't need an eggs. A quick and easy way to make your own most popular desserts, tiramisu at home. That are absolutely delicious, always a favourite with everyone.

Ingredients:
(A)
300ml fresh whipping cream, chilled
70g granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

(B)
250g light mascarpone cheese, softened
2 tsp baileys irish cream

(C)
200g sponge fingers
1 cup espresso, cooled
2 tbsp kahlu or just skip it
200g sponge fingers
2 tbsp cocoa powder or shredded dark chocolate

Method:
1) Pour the whipping cream in a mixing bowl. use a low to medium speed to whisk and add sugar for a few times, add the vanilla extract, and baileys cream. beat until the cream reaches soft peaks, and then add softened mascarpone cheese, and continue whisking until stiff peaks form. set aside.

2) Pour 1 cup of hot boiling water into a bowl, stir with 2 tbsp instant coffee and 2 tbsp kahlu. let sit in the room temperature, cool completely. you can also use very strongly brewed coffee, like from moka pot.

3) Quickly dip each spoon fingers into the coffee mixture, do not soak, then arrange to cover the base of a prepared dish and spread half of the whipped cream mixture over and repeat another layer and chill in the refrigerator for 5 hours or put it in the freezer. to serve frozen like ice cream or just pull it out of the freezer 25 minutes before you want to eat it. dust with a little more cocoa powder or shredded dark chocolate as you desire, and use as a stencil and light dusting of powdered sugar is all the decoration a cake needs and make it look classic and beautiful. Enjoy!

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk


Thursday, 26 July 2018

How To Make Chili Oil 辣椒油 🌶


Learn how to make chilli oil at home with my secret recipe. It's perfect to drizzling over your foods for extra spice and flavor or cooking many meals and it tastes ten times better than the store bought also don't contain preservatives, additives and MSG, as well as for mixing into light or dark soy sauces and mirin and serve as a dipping sauce for Chinese dishes like dumplings, wonton or spring rolls.

Ingredients
1 cup sunflower oil, rapeseed oil or any neutral oil such as peanut oil
dash of salt if desired
300g-500g red chillies
100g bird eye chillies
20g bird's eye chilli flakes
200g fresh garlic, minced

Instructions:
1) In a frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat for a few minutes.
2) Add the minced garlic, fry until fragrant, and then continue fry the red chillies and bird eye chillies. Stir often for about 10 minutes and then add chilli flakes if you want extra spicy.
3) Remove from heat and let it cool completely. Pour it into a clean jar. Refrigerate and use within a month.

Helpful Tips:
Above the instructions is no fail recipe, and everyone can make it at home. When you don't use grams scale a recipe then you can just adjusting ingredients to your liking.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Make Your Own: Pepperoni Pizza



Kneading can almost always be done by hand, even this recipe calls for an bread machine. I love to knead dough by hand and enjoy the process. but recently, I have a neck pain and I can't always stand at the counter. so, the bread machine is a life saver. This is my own and the quick way when you only need pizza or slider buns. It's soft and fluffy and it keeps the shape nicely. These are the best pepperoni pizza I've tasted. The smell of pizza has to be one of my all time favourite.

Makes 2
---30cm round pan---

Ingredients

(A)
For the base:
• 145g, 1/2 cup bread flour
• 20g, 2 tbsp cake flour. (if you can't find cake flour on hand when you need it, just adding 170g bread flour instead. It's worked too, but the texture not as soft as adding cake flour). 
• 3g, 1 tsp allinson yeast
• 120g, 1/2 cup cold milk
• 14g, 2 tsp sugar
•  1/2 tbsp olive oil 

(B)
For the tomato sauce:
Store bought or Click here for the instructional video and recipe.
• http://yummyeasycooking.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/best-ever-pizza-sauce-recipe.html

(C)
Toppings:
• 125g - 200g grated cheddar & mozzarella cheese blend, for each pan (extra cheese, compare to restaurant)
or as you prefer?
• 90g pepperoni

Method: 
1) Place the (A) ingredients, bread flour, cake flour, yeast, cold milk and sugar into the bread pan. close the lid gently.

2) Press the MENU button until desired program ''raw dough'' is selected. so that the machine does all the mixing and kneading. Once the process has been completed ''stir 1'', and continue to ''stir 2''. open the lid, add olive oil to the bread pan, and continue kneading by bread machine until beeps will signal.

3) Press the MENU button until you reach ''ferment''. The bread maker will allow your dough to rise about 30 minutes or until beep to signal and then you take it out of the machine. 


If you are using hand knead or stand mixer, you can rise in the warm place, about 35°C for 1 hour until triple in sized. (Don't let the temperature reaches 45°C, It will killing the yeast).

4) Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, punch down the dough, cut into half, roll out the dough into large rounds, about 25cm across, using your hand palm, fingers or rolling pin. The dough needs to be thin as it will rise double or triple in sized in the oven. 


5) Place the dough onto two floured round pans. Top crusts with sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.

6Using a warm oven by turn your oven on and off or with boiled water on the underneath to help your dough rise perfectly, rise again for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Don't need a preheated oven! 150ºC,  Always bake with both top and bottom heat without fan assisted for 18 minutes. (Makes 2 pizzas with 10 inch round pan).

To make sure your cake to succeed even better. It is best to use an oven thermometer and you'll always have the exact temperature of your oven in mind.

Helpful Tips:
1) Knead the dough by hand in above recipe. 
2) In a bowl, add (A) ingredients. 2) Push down and up and beat the dough about 15 minutes, and then add oil, kneading the dough until smooth. 3) Cover with plastic wrap, and rise in the warm place about 35°C for 1 hour until triple in sized. (Don't let the temperature reaches 45°C, It will killing the yeast). If the dough is too sticky, adding more flour as necessary.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk


How To Make a Hawaiian Pizza - Quick & Easy!













Kneading can almost always be done by hand, even this recipe calls for an bread machine. I love to knead dough by hand and enjoy the process. but recently, I have a neck pain and I can't always stand at the counter. so, the bread machine is a life saver. This is my own and the quick way when you only need pizza or slider buns. It's soft and fluffy and it keeps the shape nicely. These are the best hawaiian pizza I've tasted. The smell of pizza has to be one of my all time favourite.

Makes 1
---30cm round pan---

Ingredients

(A)
For the base:
• 145g, 1/2 cup bread flour
• 20g, 2 tbsp cake flour. (if you can't find cake flour on hand when you need it, just adding 170g bread flour instead. It's worked too, but the texture not as soft as adding cake flour). 
• 3g, 1 tsp allinson yeast
• 120g, 1/2 cup cold milk
• 14g, 2 tsp sugar
•  1/2 tbsp olive oil 

(B)
For the tomato sauce:
Store bought or Click here for the instructional video and recipe.
• http://yummyeasycooking.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/best-ever-pizza-sauce-recipe.html

(C)
Toppings:
• 125g - 200g grated cheddar & mozzarella cheese blend, for each pan (extra cheese, compare to restaurant) or as you prefer?
• tomatoes, pineapple chunks, ham or you can add whatever other toppings you like in addition.

Method: 
1) Place the (A) ingredients, bread flour, cake flour, yeast, cold milk and sugar into the bread pan. close the lid gently.

2) Press the MENU button until desired program ''raw dough'' is selected. so that the machine does all the mixing and kneading. Once the process has been completed ''stir 1'', and continue to ''stir 2''. open the lid, add olive oil to the bread pan, and continue kneading by bread machine until beeps will signal.

3) Press the MENU button until you reach ''ferment''. The bread maker will allow your dough to rise about 30 minutes or until beep to signal and then you take it out of the machine. 


If you are using hand knead or stand mixer, you can rise in the warm place, about 35°C for 1 hour until triple in sized. (Don't let the temperature reaches 45°C, It will killing the yeast).

4) Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, punch down the dough, cut into half, roll out the dough into large rounds, about 25cm across, using your hand palm, fingers or rolling pin. The dough needs to be thin as it will rise double or triple in sized in the oven. 


5) Place the dough onto floured round pans. Top crusts with sauce, mozzarella cheese and add the toppings.

6Using a warm oven by turn your oven on and off or with boiled water on the underneath to help your dough rise perfectly, rise again for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Don't need a preheated oven! 150ºC,  Always bake with both top and bottom heat without fan assisted for 25 minutes. 

To make sure your cake to succeed even better. It is best to use an oven thermometer and you'll always have the exact temperature of your oven in mind.

Helpful Tips:
1) Knead the dough by hand in above recipe. 
2) In a bowl, add (A) ingredients. 2) Push down and up and beat the dough about 15 minutes, and then add oil, kneading the dough until smooth. 3) Cover with plastic wrap, and rise in the warm place about 35°C for 1 hour until triple in sized. (Don't let the temperature reaches 45°C, It will killing the yeast). If the dough is too sticky, adding more flour as necessary.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk


Saturday, 21 July 2018

Strawberry Sponge Cake Recipe





This 100% from scratch recipe uses fresh strawberries to make the strawberry jam and shredded coconut in the cake and with the most light and fluffy vanilla whipped cream. Quick, simple and easy to make and perfect served with afternoon tea or even a birthday party.

Ingredients

Makes 10 cupcakes

(A)
For the cake
• 35g, 5 tbsp melted butter
• a pinch of sea salt
• 33g, 3 tbsp whole milk
• 20g, 2 tbsp sugar
• 55g, 6 tbsp cake flour
• 3 egg yolks, cold

(B)
• 3 egg whites, cold
• 1/4 tsp cream of tartar, lime or lemon juice
• 45g, 5 tbsp sugar

(C)
To Assemble
• 300ml double cream, cold
• 1-3 tbsp icing sugar, as you desire
• 1 vanilla pod or 1 tsp vanilla extract
• desiccated coconut, toasted
• strawberry jam, homemade 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6cHALDaT4E&t=20s

Makes 10 - 12 cupcakes, or 6-inch cake pan, 23cm square baking pan or 2lb loaf tin and using paper rub a little butter and cut a round piece of parchment paper that fit to your pan, Take a small handful of flour and sprinkling it evenly around the inside of the greased pan and remove excess or you can line with the prepared parchment paper in the bottom and the sides and grease with butter.

Method:
Pre-heat oven, always bake with both top and bottom heat with fan assisted. To make sure your cake to succeed even better. It is best to use an oven thermometer and you'll always have the exact temperature of your oven in mind.

1) Melt the butter in a saucepan, over low heat. Add a pinch of sea salt, milk and sugar until it dissolves. Turn off the heat, sift the cake flour, add the egg yolks and mix by hand, less than 25 times until just combined. do not over mix!

2) In a separate bowl, Whisk (B) egg whites until foamy then adding cream of tartar, or squeezing a little lemon juice. add sugar a little bit at a time, beating until stiff peaks, the peak stands straight up when the beaters are lifted from the mixture about 3-5 minutes.

3) Using a whisker, and turn the small amount of egg whites into the batter, mix until just combined and then turn back the batter into the whites. The most important part here is not to stirring and carefully folding is gentle mixing technique until just incorporated. Use a spatula and smooth the surface. Bang the cake pan a few times and get the air bubbles out of your cake batter.

4) To prepare a water bath. Pour enough cold water in a larger pan. Bake in preheated oven 150°C for 25 minutes. Baking time it will depend on the size of your cake pan.

5) Once cooked, leave to cool 10 minutes until the oven temperature reached 50ºC. Dropping the cake pan from high once. Make sure cakes are properly cooled before cutting them.

6) In the meantime, whip the double cream and add vanilla and sugar and whisk until it is just thick enough to hold its shape. If over whipped can be fix it easily and now read the section 1 helpful tips below.

7) Toasted the desiccated coconut and fry until fragrant. Set aside to cool and ready to use and then roll the cake up and down and topped with whisked cream and strawberry jam.

Helpful Tips:
1) Over whipped cream can be fix it, add a few tablespoons of heavy cream or milk and simply re-whipping it and have it looking smooth and creamy once again.
2) Be careful not to get the saucepan hot because the melted butter will burn.
3) For guaranteed results it's important to follow exactly this recipe and baking at the right temperature is important. It's recommended to use an oven thermometer.
4) Do not bake the cake quickly at a high temperature and don't remove hot cake out of a baking pan. otherwise the cake could fall apart and crack on top. Baking cake at a lower temperature will help the cake rise much higher and bake more evenly.
5) Please understand that everyone's oven work differently. You should also check the temperature of your oven. if not, your cake won't rise well.
6) You can test the cake by poking it with a skewer, if it's cooked the skewer will come out clean. if not pop it back in the oven and bake until it's ready.
7) Folding egg whites into a cake batter. Do not stir and never use an electric mixer.
8) Use a clean, dry bowl, free of yolk and any other oil or grease while beating egg whites. Do not over or under-beat the egg whites.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk