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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Cotton Soft Chocolate Sponge Cake 巧克力海绵蛋糕















































These attractive cake will go perfectly with your afternoon tea or birthday party. It's super light and fluffy and will be also a real treat for chocolate lovers.

Makes 1 - 6 inch chiffon cake pan 

Ingredients

(A)
• 22g, 4 tbsp corn oil 植物油
• 12g, 2 tbsp cocoa powder 可可粉
• 66g, 6 tbsp milk 牛奶
• 20g, 2 tbsp sugar 
• 3 egg yolks 蛋黄
• 60g, 7 tbsp cake flour 低筋面粉

(B)
• 3 egg whites 蛋白
1/2 tsp lemon juice  柠檬汁
• 50g, 5 tbsp sugar 

(C)
For the Decoration:
用于装饰
• powdered sugar 糖粉
• grapes and flowers for cake 葡萄和鲜花

Method:
1) Heat the corn oil in a saucepan, over low heat. Add sieved cocoa powder, stirring constantly until  melted completely then combine sugar and milk. Turn off the heat, less than 65C. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt, sift the cake flour, Add the egg yolks and mix by hand until just combined. do not over mix!

2) In a separate bowl, Whisk egg whites until foamy, squeezing a little lemon juice and add sugar a little bit at a time, beating until to a thick and stiff peak stage, about 3-5 minutes.

3) Using a whisker and turn the small amount of egg whites into the batter, then turn back the batter into the whites, and the most important part here is not to stirring and carefully folding is gentle mixing technique until just incorporated.

4) Pour cake batter into your prepared pans and sprinkle powdered sugar over cake and decoration with fruits and flowers for cake. You could try now without the water bath or to prepare a water bath and see what happens, It's works too!

5) Bake on the lowest oven rack at 150°C  for 45 minutes or until the cake is set in the centre. Baking time it will depend on the size of your cake 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.

5) Once cooked, leave to cool at least 10 minutes, until the oven temperature reached to room temperatures.

6) Dropping the cake pan from high once to prevent the cake to shrink too much during cooling. Make sure cakes are properly cooled before cutting them.

7) Transfer the cake to a plate for serving. Any leftover cake can be covered and kept in the fridge for 2 days.

Helpful Tips:
1) Be careful not to get the saucepan hot because the oil will burn. 
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


Saturday, 13 October 2018

How To Make Soft Chocolate Sponge Cake















































These attractive cake will go perfectly with your afternoon tea or birthday party. It's super light and fluffy and will be also a real treat for chocolate lovers.

Makes 1 - 6 inch chiffon cake pan 

Ingredients

(A)
• 22g, 4 tbsp corn oil 
• 12g, 2 tbsp cocoa powder 
• 66g, 6 tbsp milk 
• 20g, 2 tbsp sugar 
• 3 egg yolks 
• 60g, 7 tbsp cake flour 

(B)
• 3 egg whites 
1/2 tsp lemon juice
• 50g, 5 tbsp sugar 

(C)
For the Decoration:
• powdered sugar 
• grapes and flowers for cake 

Method:
1) Heat the corn oil in a saucepan, over low heat. Add sieved cocoa powder, stirring constantly until  melted completely then combine sugar and milk. Turn off the heat, less than 65°C. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt, sift the cake flour, Add the egg yolks and mix by hand until just combined. do not over mix!

2) In a separate bowl, Whisk egg whites until foamy, squeezing a little lemon juice and add sugar a little bit at a time, beating until to a thick and stiff peak stage, about 3-5 minutes.

3) Using a whisker and turn the small amount of egg whites into the batter, then turn back the batter into the whites, and the most important part here is not to stirring and carefully folding is gentle mixing technique until just incorporated.

4) Pour cake batter into your prepared pans and sprinkle powdered sugar over cake and decoration with fruits and flowers for cake. You could try now without the water bath or to prepare a water bath and see what happens, It's works too!

5) Bake on the lowest oven rack at 150°C  for 45 minutes or until the cake is set in the centre. Baking time it will depend on the size of your cake 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.

5) Once cooked, leave to cool at least 10 minutes, until the oven temperature reached to room temperatures.

6) Dropping the cake pan from high once to prevent the cake to shrink too much during cooling. Make sure cakes are properly cooled before cutting them.

7) Transfer the cake to a plate for serving. Any leftover cake can be covered and kept in the fridge for 2 days.

Helpful Tips:
1) Be careful not to get the saucepan hot because the oil will burn. 
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



Thursday, 11 October 2018

Pickled Green Chillies Recipe


































Pickled green chillies can be served as a side and spice up any meals. It will make your dish look even more appetising.

Ingredients

(A)
• 18 pieces green chillies

 (B)
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup vinegar
• 1/4 cup cooled boiled water

Method: 
1) Wash the chillies under running water is necessary. you can add a pinch of salt if you like.
drain well and set aside.

2) Cut the chillies into fine strips. placed thinly sliced chilli in a large bowl. you can pour hot water over it and drain well, it can be made less spicy by removing the seeds.

3) Mix together with sugar, vinegar and cooled boiled water. Pour it into a clean jar. Refrigerate and use within 3 weeks.

Helpful Tips:
1) If you don't wear gloves, your hand will burning after cutting chillies. Be careful not to touch your face or eyes with a hand that has touched chilli as it is a strong irritant. 
2) Use a fresh lemon slices to rub your hands and soak for a minutes in cooled ice water.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

How To Make Pork Jerky 自製豬肉乾 | Bak Kwa Recipe


























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 + 3-5 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




Sunday, 30 September 2018

How To Make White Bread Recipe At Home | Soft and Fluffy Hokkaido Milk Bread 教你做软绵绵 牛奶吐司 无需机器 手工操作




Here is my new and improved version of fluffier bread recipe. The best sandwich bread I've ever had. Using quick and simple milk roux and yogurt method that keeps baked breads soft and keep fresh for a few days without adding any preservatives.

Ingredients

(A)
• 120g, 1/2 cup, hot milk
• 25g, 2 tbsp bread flour
= • 100g-120g milk-roux

(B)
• 70g, 7 tbsp cold milk
• 60g, 2 tbso greek yogurt
• 1 whisked egg
• 30g, 3 tbsp sugar
• 5g, 1 tsp dried yeast
• 300g bread flour

 (C)
• 1 tbsp olive oil or 20g butter if you like
• a pinch of sea salt or 1/4 tsp normal salt

Bread dough method:
1) In a large bowl, Pour hot milk and bread flour, quickly stir until thicken and smooth paste forms to make a milk roux, then add cold yogurt, milk, whisked egg, sugar, dried yeast and stir and let stand for 10 minutes. It will start to look cloudy and bubbles foam on top. The process is testing it before you bake helps you avoid a flat loaf.

2) Kneading the dough by hand, about 10 minutes. Adding oil a little bit at a time, push the dough up and down, beat until no longer stick to your hands.

3) Place smooth dough in a lightly greased, large mixing bowl. Rise in the room temperature for 1 hour until triple in sized. Ideal rise temperatures are between 35°C. (or allow to cold rise: cover tightly with plastic wrap and place in upper or second rack of refrigerator overnight).

4) When risen. Transfer the whole dough to a floured work surface. Use a kitchen scale for calculate the ''whole dough'' and divide the weight by the number of pieces you want. Pressing it down and roll into a three rectangle.

5) Place the dough onto a baking tray and rise again for another 30 minutes or 1 hour in the warm place until double in sized. Ideal rise temperatures are between 35°C. If it's a winter day, the common problem is that dough won't rise. Using a warm oven by turn your oven on and off or with boiled water on the underneath to help your dough rise perfectly.

6) Bake in no preheated oven 150°C on a lower rack and bake for 35 minutes. Everyone's oven is different, you have to adjusting the temperature and baking time.

7) Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm!

Helpful Tips:
1) It's recommended to use an oven thermometer.
2) Store a bread in an airtight bag or airtight container and keep fresh for 2 days or kept in a freezer for 1 month. To reheating and serve, After defrost the bread, It can be wrapped in aluminum foil in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. 
3) Yeast is best stored in the refrigerator, as the fungud in it will be killed at high temperatures. Before using yeast check the production date and storage life of your yeast. Refrigerate it as soon as possible after each use. The main cause of bread falling to rise is bad yeast.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk


Thursday, 27 September 2018

Hand Kneading / No Butter 🍞 Super Soft Milk Bread Loaf


Here is my new and improved version of fluffier bread recipe. The best sandwich bread I've ever had. Using quick and simple milk roux and yogurt method that keeps baked breads soft and keep fresh for a few days without adding any preservatives.

Ingredients

(A)
• 120g, 1/2 cup, hot milk
• 25g, 2 tbsp bread flour
= • 100g-120g milk-roux

(B)
• 70g, 7 tbsp cold milk
• 60g, 2 tbso greek yogurt
• 1 whisked egg
• 30g, 3 tbsp sugar
• 5g, 1 tsp dried yeast
• 300g bread flour

 (C)
• 1 tbsp olive oil or 20g butter if you like
• a pinch of sea salt or 1/4 tsp normal salt

Bread dough method:
1) In a large bowl, Pour hot milk and bread flour, quickly stir until thicken and smooth paste forms to make a milk roux, then add cold yogurt, milk, whisked egg, sugar, dried yeast and stir and let stand for 10 minutes. It will start to look cloudy and bubbles foam on top. The process is testing it before you bake helps you avoid a flat loaf.

2) Kneading the dough by hand, about 10 minutes. Adding oil a little bit at a time, push the dough up and down, beat until no longer stick to your hands.

3) Place smooth dough in a lightly greased, large mixing bowl. Rise in the room temperature for 1 hour until triple in sized. Ideal rise temperatures are between 35°C. (or allow to cold rise: cover tightly with plastic wrap and place in upper or second rack of refrigerator overnight).

4) When risen. Transfer the whole dough to a floured work surface. Use a kitchen scale for calculate the ''whole dough'' and divide the weight by the number of pieces you want. Pressing it down and roll into a three rectangle.

5) Place the dough onto a baking tray and rise again for another 30 minutes or 1 hour in the warm place until double in sized. Ideal rise temperatures are between 35°C. If it's a winter day, the common problem is that dough won't rise. Using a warm oven by turn your oven on and off or with boiled water on the underneath to help your dough rise perfectly.

6) Bake in no preheated oven 150°C on a lower rack and bake for 35 minutes. Everyone's oven is different, you have to adjusting the temperature and baking time.

7) Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm!

Helpful Tips:
1) It's recommended to use an oven thermometer.
2) Store a bread in an airtight bag or airtight container and keep fresh for 2 days or kept in a freezer for 1 month. To reheating and serve, After defrost the bread, It can be wrapped in aluminum foil in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. 
3) Yeast is best stored in the refrigerator, as the fungud in it will be killed at high temperatures. Before using yeast check the production date and storage life of your yeast. Refrigerate it as soon as possible after each use. The main cause of bread falling to rise is bad yeast.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk

Saturday, 22 September 2018

香草海绵蛋糕 生日蛋糕裝飾 選擇當季的新鮮水果




伴有雞蛋,和淡淡的香草味兒,口感輕盈,不太膩人。基本上蛋糕烤好後,就可以吃了。不過也可以用來做各式各樣的蛋糕卷。在蛋糕裝飾上,可以選擇當季的新鮮水果,也可依個人喜愛裝飾上裱花,会更添典雅大方。或做成好吃的生日蛋糕,翻糖蛋糕、結婚蛋糕或各式節日的甜點。

材料:
(A) 蛋黃糊:
• 69克,3个蛋黄
• 22克糖
• 22克玉米油
• 1茶匙香草精
• 28克牛奶
• 48克低筋面粉

(B) 蛋白霜:
• 105克,3個蛋清
• 1/4茶匙的塔塔粉
• 40克糖

方法:
1)準備一個碗加入(A)蛋黄,糖,玉米油,香草精,牛奶,以及過篩的低粉,攪拌直到麵糊光滑。

2)在另一个乾淨,无油无水的碗,先打发蛋白,之后加塔塔粉,細砂糖分三次,打發至偏干性發泡, 直到出現大彎勾,大约3分钟。

3)蛋黃糊和打發好的蛋白, 一定要用翻拌手法,以免消泡, 並拌勻。

4)烤盤上墊上油紙,把拌勻的麵糊從高處均勻倒入6寸圓型蛋糕模,使用刮板刮平。雙手提起烤盤,左右抖動幾下,使麵糊更平整。摔兩下除去氣泡。

5)放烤箱中層,熱水浴150°c度,上下火烤45分鐘。烤好後,打開烤箱門, 冷卻至少10分鐘。出炉后, 再摔兩下,才不会出现塌陷。每個人的烤箱不一樣, 自己要調整。做好的蛋糕,可以用保鮮模包覆密封,放冰箱,不要超過2天。

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Friday, 21 September 2018

3 Amazing Vanilla Sponge Cakes Recipe | The Most Satisfying and Fluffy Cake Decorating Ideas





My recipe for a soft, light and delicious vanilla sponge cake. You can serve as plain and taste the original flavor. It is also a great base for many creations. Decorate simply for afternoon tea or making a birthday cake or swiss roll at home and everyone will love it.

Makes 2 - 2lb loaf pan (10'' x 6'')

(A)
Egg yolks
• 5, large egg yolks
• 40g sugar
• 40g sunflower oil
• 50g milk
• 10g, 2 tsp vanilla extract
• 100g cake flour, sieved

(B)
Egg whites
• 5 egg whites
• 1 tsp lemon juice or 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
• 90g sugar

Preheat the oven 150°C , always bake with both top and bottom heat with fan assisted. It is best to use an oven thermometer and you'll always have the exact temperature of your oven in mind or no need preheat the oven it's works too. Cut 2- pieces of baking paper to fit the base of a cake pan 10''x 6''.

1) In a large bowl, Add egg yolks, sugar, sunflower oil, milk, vanilla extract, and mix together sieved cake flour. whisk until smooth. Be careful not to over mix!

2) In another clean and dry bowl, whisk egg whites for a second and until foamy then add cream of tartar or lemon juice and adding sugar a little bit at a time until firm to stiff peaks, the peak stands straight up when the beaters are lifted from the mixture about 5 minutes.

3) Carefully folding cake batter into a whites, and mix until incorporated. Pour half of the batter into a separate bowl, combine well.

4) Pour batter into your prepared pan and smooth it out evenly to the edges. Bang the cake pan onto the work surface to remove any air bubbles.

5) To prepare a water bath. Pour enough cold water in a larger pan. Bake in preheated or no need to preheat the oven 150°C for 45 minutes or until the cake is set in the centre. Baking time it will depend on the size of your cake 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.

6) Once cooked, remove from the oven. Peel off parchment paper and cut into slices to serve.

Helpful Tips:
1) If you going to make only one 2lb loaf, or 6 inch cake pan. You can only used 3 eggs and cut off everything's in half on the above recipe, and the baking time is exactly the same.
2) It's important to follow exactly this recipe and baking at the right temperature. 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.
3) 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. 
4) 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. 
5) Folding egg whites into a cake batter. Do not stir and never use an electric mixer. 
6) 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, 9 September 2018

Soft, Fluffy & Light: Yogurt Cake with Blueberries Recipe

















































A good combination of soft and yummy cake with greek yogurt and blueberries. It was so delicious, fluffy, light and low fat cake for everyone. 

Makes 1 

6 inch round pan

(A)
Egg yolks
• 3, large egg yolks
• 45g greek yogurt, or your favorite yogurt
• 15g sunflower oil, corn oil
• 50g cake flour, sieved

(B)
Egg whites
• 3 egg whites
• 1/4 tsp cream of tartar.
• 50g sugar

(C)
• 150g fresh blueberries, fully ripen
• 2 tbsp cake flour, sieved

Method: 
1) In a large bowl, Add egg yolks, yogurt, oil and mix together sieved cake flour. Lightly whisk until just combined. Don't overmix your batter! 

2) In another clean and dry bowl, whisk egg whites for a second and until foamy then add cream of tartar or lemon juice and adding sugar a little bit at a time until firm to stiff peaks, the peak stands straight up when the beaters are lifted from the mixture about 5 minutes.

3) Carefully folding cake batter into a whites, and mix until incorporated. Pour half of the batter into a separate bowl, combine well. Coat ripe blueberries with flour and add to mixture.

4) Pour batter into your prepared cake pan. smooth it out evenly to the edges. Bang the cake pan onto the work surface to remove any air bubbles. 

5) To prepare a water bath. Pour enough cold water in a larger pan. Bake in no preheated oven 150°C  for 10 minutes, take it out and use a sharp knife to cut the top of cake and continue bake for another 35-40  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. 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.

6) Once cooked, leave to cool 10 minutes in the oven. Dropping the cake pan from high once. Make sure cakes are properly cooled. Peel off parchment paper and cut into slices to serve.

Helpful Tips:
1) If you going to make only one 2lb loaf, or 6 inch cake pan. You can only used 3 eggs and cut off everything's in half on the above recipe, and the baking time is exactly the same.
2) It's important to follow exactly this recipe and baking at the right temperature. 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.
3) 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. 
4) 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. 
5) Folding egg whites into a cake batter. Do not stir and never use an electric mixer. 
6) 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

Monday, 3 September 2018

Super Soft and Fluffy Milk Bread. Yummy!


Happiness is when you baking something and lovely to eat. Especially waiting the dough rises in the kitchen and love the aroma of freshly baked bread. Here is the water roux method that keeps baked breads soft and keep fresh for a few days without adding any preservatives.

Ingredients

(A)
• 113g, 1/2 cup, 125ml boiling hot water
• 25g, 2 tbsp bread flour
= • 100g-120g water-roux

(B)
• 65g cold milk
• 1 whole egg
• 20g, 2 tbsp sugar
• 18g, 2 tbsp milk powder
• 240g bread flour
• 30g cake flour
• 5g, 1 tsp dried yeast

 (C)
• 25g, soften butter
• a pinch of sea salt or 1/4 tsp normal salt

(D)
• Whisk 1 egg yolk for brushing the crust
• or melted butter to give the crust a super shine

Bread dough method:
1) In a large bowl,  Just use boiling hot water to add to the bread flour to make a water roux, then add cold milk, egg, sugar, milk powder, bread flour and dried yeast. mix well.

2) Kneading the dough by hand, about 10 minutes. Adding soften butter, push the dough up and down, beat until no longer stick to your hands.

3) Place smooth dough in a lightly greased, large mixing bowl. Rise in the room temperature for 1 hour until triple in sized. (or allow to cold rise: cover tightly with plastic wrap and place in upper or second rack of refrigerator overnight).

4) When risen. Transfer the whole dough to a floured work surface. Use a kitchen scale for calculate the ''whole dough'' and divide the weight by the number of pieces you want.

5) Forming it into a ball. pressing it down and roll out into a rectangle. Place the dough onto a baking tray and rise again for another 30 minutes or 1 hour in the warm place until double in sized. Ideal rise temperatures are between 35°C. If it's a winter day, the common problem is that dough won't rise. Using a warm oven by turn your oven on and off or with boiled water on the underneath to help your dough rise perfectly.

7) Brushing the crust with whisked egg yolk on top. Bake in preheated oven 150°C for 25 minutes. Everyone's oven is different, you have to adjusting the temperature and baking time.

8) Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm!

Helpful Tips:
1) It's recommended to use an oven thermometer.
2) Store a bread in an airtight bag or airtight container and keep fresh for 2 days or kept in a freezer for 1 month. To reheating and serve, After defrost the bread, It can be wrapped in aluminum foil in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. 
3) Yeast is best stored in the refrigerator, as the fungud in it will be killed at high temperatures. Before using yeast check the production date and storage life of your yeast. Refrigerate it as soon as possible after each use. The main cause of bread falling to rise is bad yeast.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk

Friday, 31 August 2018

Super Soft & Chewy Dinner Rolls | Milk Bread | Slider Buns













The best dinner rolls, incredibly soft, spongy and chewy bread made using a milk roux starter, which are allows bread to stay fresh for longer without needing to use artificial preservatives. They do stay fresh and so wonderful, really are the perfect addition to fried chicken and dip with ketchup, or even served with butter.

Ingredients:

(A)
• 120g, 1/2 cup whole milk
• 25g, 2 tbsp bread flour

Making Roux. Begin making the roux by heating the milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the milk is hot enough, Add bread flour into it and quickly stir until thicken and smooth paste forms. You will make about 120g milk roux or a little more.

(B)
• 120g milk-roux
• 70g, 7 tbsp cold milk
• 1 whole egg
• 20g, 2 tbsp sugar
• 12g, 2 tbsp milk powder
• 240g, 11/2 cup bread flour
• 45g, 5 tbsp cake flour
• 5g, 1 tsp dried active yeast
• 25g, soften butter
• a pinch of sea salt or 1/4 tsp normal salt

(C)
• 1 whole egg
• 1 tbsp cold milk

Whisk the whole egg and milk together to create a glaze that is shiny and golden brown in colour or brush some golden syrup on hot buns to give the crust a super shine.

Bread dough method:
1) In a large bowl, Add the milk-roux, cold milk, whisked egg, sugar, milk powder, bread flour, cake flour and yeast. mix well.

2) Kneading the dough by hand, about 10 minutes. Adding soften butter and sprinkle a pinch of sea salt. Push the dough up and down, beat until no longer stick to your hands or the work surface.

3) Place smooth dough in a lightly greased, large mixing bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and place in upper or second or lower rack of refrigerator overnight. Allow to cold rise or 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) When risen. Punch down the dough and transfer the whole dough to a floured work surface. Use a kitchen scale for calculate the ''whole dough'' and divide the weight by the number of pieces you want. Pressing it down and roll into a round shape or whatever you like. Forming it into a ball.

6) Place the dough onto a baking tray and rise again for 1 hour in the warm place until double in sized. Ideal rise temperatures are between 35°C. If it's a winter day, the common problem is that dough won't rise. Using a warm oven by turn your oven on and off or with boiled water on the underneath to help your dough rise perfectly.

7) Just before your bread go in the oven, lightly brush egg wash on breads. Bake in preheated oven 150°C for 20 minutes. Everyone's oven is different, you have to adjusting the temperature and baking time.

8) Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm, leftovers can keep in the zip-lock bag and eating them straight the next day. no need re-heat, the cool bread is still very soft, spongy and yummy!

Helpful Tips:
1) It's recommended to use an oven thermometer.
2) Store a bread in an airtight bag or airtight container and keep fresh for 2 days or kept in a freezer for 1 month. To reheating and serve, After defrost the bread, It can be wrapped in aluminium foil in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.
3) Yeast is best stored in the lower rack of refrigerator, as the fungud in it will be killed at high temperatures. Before using yeast check the production date and storage life of your yeast. Refrigerate it as soon as possible after each use. The main cause of bread falling to rise is bad yeast.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Homemade Chicken Floss - 自製肉鬆 雞肉鬆 麵包機





























Meat floss is means you can use chicken, pork or even fish. It is commonly eaten as a topping for congee, cake, bread, or stuffed into sandwiches. Homemade is more tasty, fluffier and better then the ones selling in the shops. 

Stir-frying:
2 tbsp sesame oil

Seasoning:
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2-3 tbsp dark soy sauce 
5 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp five spice powder
2 tsp white peppers
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions:
1) Take chicken breast from the soup, drain well and shredded.
2) Place shredded chicken in a bread maker and season with sesame oil for stir frying. then add the seasoning. 
3) Select menu, jam setting and press start.once the cycle has ended, repeat the process again and until the meat is totally dry and flossy.
4) Use scissors to cut the nori seaweed sheets into pieces and mix with floss and you can store securely in re-sealed bag. 
5) Homemade meat floss is safe to eat for up to a week in the fridge. If you don't have bread maker, you can use frying pan and stir fry instead. it takes about 1 hour. Make sure the chicken floss is completely dry during frying and turns golden in colour. 

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk




Friday, 24 August 2018

Meat Floss Swiss Roll 肉鬆蛋糕卷
























These delicious savoury rolls filled with meat floss and spring onions, It is best eaten on the day when freshly baked. They're perfect for a lunch party. 

Makes 1
23 x 23cm 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
• 55g, sugar

(C)
For the filling:

• 2 tbsp dijon mustard
• 3-4 tbsp mayonnaise
• a few handfuls of meat floss

• additional toasted sesame seeds and toasted seed weeds pieces as you prefer.

Preheat the oven 150°C , always bake with both top and bottom heat with fan assisted. It is best to use an oven thermometer and you'll always have the exact temperature of your oven in mind. Cut a piece of baking paper to fit the base of a cake pan.

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. Pour batter into prepared pan. Use a spatula and smooth the surface. Bang the cake pan a few times and get the air bubbles out of your cake batter. Sprinkle some spring onion and meat floss and a pinch of sea salt on top.

4) Bake in preheated oven 150°C for 35 minutes. Baking time it will depend on the side of your cake pan. Use a large baking pan for a cold water bath. 

5) Once cooked, remove from the oven. Peel off parchment paper, roll the cake up in the paper while still hot. 
Spread the dijon mustard and mayonnaise cream over the cake and a few handfuls of meat floss as a filling, then roll up and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and cut into slices to serve.

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



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