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Thursday, 29 March 2018

Black Forest Cupcakes Recipe







































These soft and moist chocolate cupcakes filled with dark chocolate are super delicate without being too sweet! Topped with a freshly whipped cream that's light and fluffy, also decorate with cherries and chocolate sprinkles. They are a wonderful option for any special occasion!

Ingredients

(A)
• 22g, 4 tbsp corn oil
• 10g, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, sieved
• 1 tsp instant coffee, sieved
• 28g, 3 tbsp sugar
• 66g, 6 tbsp milk
• 58g, 7 tbsp cake flour
• 2, large or 3 egg yolks
• a pinch of salt

(B)
• 94g, 2, large or 3 egg whites
• 1/2 tsp lime / lemon juice or 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
• 48g, 5 tbsp sugar

(C)
To Assemble
• 600ml double cream, cold
• 1-3 tbsp icing sugar, as you desire
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 250g dark chocolate, sprinkles, shavings or curls
• 12 fresh cherries 

Method:
1) Heat the corn oil in a saucepan, over low heat. Add sieved cocoa powder, instant coffee, stirring constantly, until fragrant and 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 then 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 cupcakes and sprinkle shredded dark chocolate as a filling and chocolate chips over cake. You could try now without the water bath or to prepare a water bath and see what happens, It's works too!

5) Don't need a preheated oven! 130ºC -150ºC,  Always bake with both top and bottom heat with fan assisted for 25 minutes. Makes 12 cupcakes.

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) Leave the cake in the oven, whether turned ''off'' and when it is done. Leaving it in oven while the oven is cooling down, at least 15 minutes or more than 20 minutes, until the oven temperature reached room temperature.

7) When the cake are cool completely. Whisk the double cream, icing sugar and vanilla extract, until softly whipped, about 3 minutes. Cover with the cling film and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Frost with your favorite whipped cream or buttercream frosting. Decorate with fresh cherries. Before serving, Set in a refrigerator for 10 minutes and Serve!

Helpful Tips:
1) Cake sink or collapse after cooling, because you've turned the hot cake in the oven too soon once baked or pans were greased too heavily or placed too close together in the oven or over-baked.
2) 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) Do not over or under-beat the egg whites.
7) Beating egg whites is a very important process, It will help your cakes rise with perfectly.
8) Cover with foil after a few minutes if the cake of top starts to get brown and continue rising nicely with a golden top.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk

Saturday, 24 March 2018

How To Make Black Forest Cake


Impress your loved ones with this black forest cake. Amazingly soft and moist chocolate layered with fresh cherries marinated in brandy and vanilla whipped cream. You can make this and takes it to a whole new level.

Makes 1 
(6-inch cake pan)

Ingredients

(A)
• 3 large egg yolks
• 2 tbsp sugar
• 4 tbsp corn oil
• 4 tbsp milk
• 6 tbsp cake flour, sieved
• 2 tbsp cocoa powder, sieved

(B)
• 3 egg whites
• 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
or 1/2 tsp lemon /lime juice
• 4 tbsp sugar

To Assemble
(C)
• 600ml double cream, cold
• 1-3 tbsp icing sugar, as you desire
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 300g fresh cherries & cherries pieces marinated in brandy
• 250g dark chocolate, chopped

Method:

1)  In a bowl, mix (A) egg yolks, sugar, corn oil, milk and sift in the cake flour and cocoa powder, whisk until smooth.

2) In a separate bowl, whisk (B) egg whites until foamy then add cream of tartar or 1/2 tsp lemon /lime juice and sugar a little bit at a time until to a thick and stiff peak stage, about 3-5 minutes.

3) Folding egg whites into a cake batter, and mix until incorporated.

4) Use a large baking pan for a cold water bath. Don't need a preheated oven! 130ºC -150ºC,  Always bake with both top and bottom heat with fan assisted for 60 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.

5) Leave the cake in the oven, whether turned ''off'' and when it is done. Leaving it in oven while the oven is cooling down, at least 15 minutes or more than 20 minutes, until the oven temperature reached room temperature.

6) Drop the cake pan immediately after removing from the oven.

7) When the cake are cool completely. Whisk the double cream, icing sugar and vanilla extract, until softly whipped, about 3 minutes. Cover with the cling film and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

8) Cut a cake into three. Place the first layer on a cake pan. Spread a thick layer of the cream on top, then spoon over the cherries pieces and sprinkle chopped dark chocolate. Gently press in to indent.

9) Place the second and third cake layer, repeat the layering process as the first. Decorate with fresh cherries. Before serving, Set in a refrigerator for 10 minutes and Serve!

Helpful Tips:
1) Cake sink or collapse after cooling, because you've turned the hot cake in the oven too soon once baked or pans were greased too heavily or placed too close together in the oven or over-baked.
2) 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) Do not over or under-beat the egg whites.
7) Beating egg whites is a very important process, It will help your cakes rise with perfectly.
8) Cover with foil after a few minutes if the cake of top starts to get brown and continue rising nicely with a golden top.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Flower Bread | Rose Buns Recipe 🌹 Super Soft Milk Bread








































When you want a work of bread art, all you need is patience! The art of baking incredibly soft, spongy bread made using a ''milk roux'' starter, which are allows bread to stay fresh for longer without needing to use artificial preservatives. I love the smell of fresh baked bread and this bread is so awesome and uses all natural ingredients is what I fall in love with being in the kitchen and you will not buy from the bakery again. 

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. 

5) Forming it into a ball. pressing it down and roll into a long shape or whatever you like. 

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 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, 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 aluminum 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




Friday, 16 March 2018

Super Soft & Chewy Milk Buns Recipe - Flower Bread Art Ideas - The Best You will Ever Make!








































When you want a work of bread art, all you need is patience! The art of baking incredibly soft, spongy bread made using a ''milk roux'' starter, which are allows bread to stay fresh for longer without needing to use artificial preservatives. I love the smell of fresh baked bread and this bread is so awesome and uses all natural ingredients is what I fall in love with being in the kitchen and you will not buy from the bakery again. 

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 and 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. 

5) Forming it into a ball. pressing it down and roll into a long shape or whatever you like. 

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 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, 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 aluminum 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




Friday, 9 March 2018

Super Soft & Moist Hot Cross Buns | Raisin Bread Recipe




Today I'm going to share one of my secret recipe of making super soft, fluffy and moist hot cross buns. Since I had lots of work done for these dough, hand kneading, shaping and scoring the dough and bring to my husband's freshly baked that always put a smile on his face at breakfast and afternoon tea. A hot cross bun is a sweet buns made with spices and cinnamon, raisins, marked with a cross on the top, and traditionally eaten on Good Friday and Easter.

Ingredients

For the fillings:
(A) 
● 1 cup flame raisins
(soaked and drained)
● 1 tbsp honey

For the dough:
(B)
● 21/2 cup bread flour
● 3 tbsps sugar 
● 1 tsp ground cinnamon
● a pinch of sea salt
● 1/2 tsp five spices

● 1 cup cold milk
● 1 whole egg
● 1 tsp dried yeast

(C)
● 25g salted butter

For the Cross:
(D)
● 3 tbsps plain flour 
● 1/2 tbsp sugar
● 31/2 tbsp water

For brushing the tops:
(E)
● 2 tbsp golden syrup
● 1 tbsp water
or 
● 1 whole egg + 3 tbsp milk for egg wash

Method

DAY 1
1) First, Soak raisins in hot water for at least 15 minutes and drain, then adding honey and mix well.

2) Add the dough ingredients (B) and 1/4 cup honey raisins to a re-sealed plastic bag. Pulls away from the side of the bag. Proofing the sticky and lumpy dough, cold-rise overnight in the fridge.

DAY 2
3) Transfer the dough to a bread maker. Place butter. Select ''leaven dough''. Setting and press ''start'', kneading until the dough is smooth, then select ''ferment'' until the machine beeping noise, about 30 minutes.

4) Dust the flour over the work surface. Divide the dough into 16 pieces, about 48g each. Combine the remaining raisins (A) to the dough as a fillings, turn over shape your dough into a round balls and place them on a prepared tray.

5) Put a cup of hot water to have a nice balance, warm and moist environment in the oven and let it rise again for a further 1 hour. 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. Remember take water out of the oven. Preheat the oven to 150°C. Bake for 25 minutes. Everyone's oven is different, you have to adjusting the temperature and baking time.

6) See (E) Brush after middle baking and brush again after baking.

7) For the cross. Combine plain flour with sugar and water into a bowl and stir until thick paste. Spoon the mix into a piping bag and cut a small hole. Using the mix in piping bag, make a cross in the centre of each bun after middle baking.

8) Remove from the oven, Cool the hot cross buns on a wire rack. Serve warm and best with butter.

Helpful Tips:

1) Wrap the bread in a re-sealed bag and locked it and stored in the freezer for up to 1 month. 
2) Keep the bread fresh and moist for 2 days. put them in a food plastic bag and locked it or store it in an airtight container and reheat and serve. (heat it up and it will taste freshly baked again).
3) If you don't own a bread maker, it can be made by hand until the dough smooth and rise in the warm place for 1 hour. 

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk