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Saturday 27 May 2017

Red Bean Paste Buns Recipe

I knead the dough by hand, but recently I have a neck pain and I can't always stand at the counter and knead the bread, so the bread machine is a life saver. This is my own and the quick way when you only need bread, Smells lovely! It's soft and fluffy and it keeps the shape nicely. The red bean paste filling is not as hard to make as you might think. This was better than any of the Chinese bakeries we had in London. One of my favorite afternoon habits, having a cup of tea together with my love.


• 145g bread flour
• 20g cake flour
• 3g allinson yeast
• 120g cold milk
• 14g sugar
• a pinch of sea salt

2 tsp olive oil

Makes 12
---25g each dough---

For the filling:

For the glaze:
2 tbsp golden syrup
1 tbsp boiling water

1) Place the (A) ingredients, bread flour, cake flour, yeast, sugar and cold milk 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'', open the lid, add 2 tsp olive oil to the bread pan, and continue ''stir 2'' until beeps will signal.

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

4) Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, punch down the dough, and cut into 2 equal pieces. Cut each piece 25g, into 12 pieces total. Scoop a tablespoon of filling onto the centre. Pull and pinch the edges of the dough together. Repeat with the remaining dough and place on the baking tray.

5) Rise in the oven with boiled water on the underneath for 30 minutes to 1 hour, until double or triple in sized. Bake in the preheated oven 150°c, until the buns are golden brown, about 25 minutes. (Baking time depends on the size and shape of the bread being baked).

6) Meanwhile, combine the golden syrup with boiling water. Once red bean paste buns have cooked, remove from the oven and immediately brush with glaze. 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 failling to rise is bad yeast.
4) You still can use the same recipe and knead by hand or stand mixer instead.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk

Red Bean Paste Recipe

This was absolutely one of my all time favourite fillings, it had addicting bakery aroma, they just tasted like heavenly, slightly aroma, and average sweet, wasn't too sweet and better balanced. It commonly called 豆沙 is a sweetened red bean paste often used as a filling in breads and pastries.

• 3/4 to 1 cup adzuki beans
• 4 cups cold water
• 2 brown sugar in pieces or 1 cup golden granulated sugar + 1-2 tbsp dark muscovado sugar
• 10g-25g slightly salted butter, as you prefer

• 1 tbsp corn flour + 2 tbsp cold water
stir well and set aside.

1) Wash and rinse the adzuki beans several times under running water and soak for 30 minutes or overnight, drain the water.

2) Adding clean water, cook over medium heat for about 90 minutes. before 15 minutes, Add sugar, corn flour mixture and continue cooking until done. 

3) Allow to cool completely and put into a blender and blend on high speed until smooth paste. 

4) Heat up the pan and melt the butter a little bit. Add red bean mixture and reduce heat to middle low, stir until it thickens about 45 minutes to 1 hour. It depends on your pan size, some might work much faster or slower.

5) Let the red bean paste, cool completely before putting it in the fridge, coldest part and keep it for 5 days or freeze for up to 1 month. To allow them to soften at room temperature. Refreezing is not advised from either a safety or quality point of view. Divide the red bean paste into portions of rough balls or whatever you desire.

Helpful Tips:
If you don't inclination to stand at the stove, you'll at least come back every 15 for repeat the stirring process and keep an eye on the stove in case the red bean paste will burn. 

Recipe Source: Josephine's Recipes 

Monday 1 May 2017

成功的秘訣 ● 轻乳酪蛋糕 Japanese Cotton Cheesecake Recipe



● 180克乳酪芝士 (奶油奶酪 )
● 78克全脂牛奶
● 25克糖
● 46克,2個蛋黃
● 33克低筋麵粉
● 28克粟粉 (玉米澱粉)

● 70克,2個蛋清
● 50克糖

1)準備一個小鍋,小火煮,必須小火煮 (A) 乳酪芝士、牛奶、糖、攪拌至無顆粒細膩濃稠狀態。離火, 加入蛋黃、過篩的粟粉、低筋麵粉,攪拌直到麵糊光滑。(不要攪動太多次)

2) 蛋白在乾淨的大盆中,先低速打至細泡,分次加入糖,再低速打至大彎勾,慢慢的加速,打發至偏乾性發泡, 至拉起打蛋器,拉出尖角,大約3分鐘。

3) 最後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) 6寸圓模1個。底模和邊緣,抹上一層黃油,墊上油紙,倒入麵糊,8分滿,輕磕幾下,送入烤箱。冷水浴, 預熱烤箱130°C, 上下火烤,1個小時25分鐘。烤好後,打開烤箱門,冷卻至少10分鐘。出爐後,再摔兩下,才不會出現塌陷。每個人的烤箱不一樣, 自己要調整。做好的蛋糕,冷藏到隔天食用。可以用保鮮模包覆密封,放冰箱,不要超過2天。