Milk Bread Buns

Happy Birthday to my Dad who loves to eat milk bread buns whether its day or night. He actually ย started to eat milk bread buns this year and I’m sure he can eat them everyday and never getting bored with it. ย He loves to buy milk bread buns from local bakery nearby our home. And because of that, I decided to make my own milk bread buns for his Birthday.

Ingredients :

A. Tangzhong Method :

  • 25 gr bread flour
  • 1/4 cup fresh milk
  • 1/4 cup water

B. Milk Bread Buns

  • 350 gr bread flour
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 40 gr sugar
  • 55 gr egg
  • 30 gr softened butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp instant yeast

Method :

  1. Cook 25 gr bread flour, 1/4 cup fresh milk and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan until thick and smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and let it cool on the fridge [Tangzhong Method].
  2. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup warm milk with 2 tsp instant yeast.
  3. Whisk the warm milk mixture with egg and the Tangzhong.
  4. In another bowl, sift in bread flour, salt and sugar. Add in the yeast milk mixture and butter. Knead until it becomes a smooth dough.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise slowly in the fridge [Overnight or 18 hours].
  6. The next day, take out dough from the fridge and let it rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes – 1 hour [depending on how warm your kitchen is].
  7. Divide the dough into 10 portions. Place them on a pan and cover loosely with plastic wrap and let it rise for about 1 hour or until the dough doubled.
  8. Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius.
  9. Brush the top of dough with egg wash and a splash of water and sprinkle sesame on top.
  10. Bake for about 20-25 minutes.
  11. Let the bread cool inside the pan for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, take out from the pan and let it cool on a cooling rack.
  12. Serve and Enjoy.

Pizza

I never make a pizza before even though I love to bake. I heard that pizza is one of the easiest thing that you could make at home [well, actually I heard it from my older sister], and so one Sunday afternoon I decided to make my own small pizza.

Ingredients :

  • 180 gr sifted bread flour
  • 100 ml warm water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 gr salt
  • 3 gr instant yeast
  • 15 gr sugar
  • Shredded chicken, japanese curry powder (S&B), cube carrots, Kraft cheese slices [toppings]

Method :

  1. In a small bowl, mix instant yeast and warm water. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, mix bread flour and salt and sugar. Pour the warm water mixture and 1 tbsp oil into the bowl. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth.
  3. Place the dough in greased bowl and cover it with plastic wrap or cloth and let it rest for 1 hour or until the dough is doubled.
  4. Start to cook the carrots with the curry powder [following the instruction from the curry powder package].
  5. Preheat the oven to 220 degree celcius.
  6. Dust the working table with corn meal and roll the dough on top of it, leaving a 1 cm thickness at the sides.
  7. Spread the toppings [curry, carrots, shredded chicken and cheese slices].
  8. Bake the pizza for 15 – 20 minutes [Depending on the type of oven].
  9. Serve and Enjoy!

Lemon Curd

Ingredients :

  • 120 ml lemon juice
  • zest of lemons
  • 60 gr butter
  • 120 gr sugar
  • 2 eggs

Method :

  1. Pour water into a saucepan and bring the water to boil.
  2. Pour lemon juice, lemon zests, butter and sugar into a bowl. Place the bowl on top of a saucepan.
  3. Stir the ingredients until the butter melts. Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl.
  4. Slowly, pour the whisked egg into the lemon mixture and mix the ingredients.
  5. Stir the ingredients until you get a nice creamy texture.
  6. Pour into small jars and let them cool down for a while before placing them in the fridge.
  7. Leave the lemon curd in the fridge until they are needed.

Grape Compote

Ingredients :

  • 400 gr grapes
  • 60 gr sugar
  • 1 lemon

Method :

  1. Stir all the ingredients into a pan and heat the pan on a medium heat and stir the ingredients just until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Increase the heatย and continue to stir for 2-3 minutes until you see bubbles in the pan.
  3. Lower the heat and continue to cook for about 6-8 minutes until the mixture is thick.
  4. Pour into a glass bottle or a glass box. Let it cool before chilling in the fridge.
  5. Once the compote chilled, enjoy it with granola or yogurt or maybe both.

Happy ย Thursday Everyone!