Actually this is just a normal milk buns recipe using natural yeast, but i wanted it to look special, so i sprinkle flour on top, so it look white and pure , Lolz.. Anyway, this bun is very soft and less sweet, so you can enjoy with spread of butter, peanut butter, Nutella and etc. Also you can use it as basic dough recipe and wrap any filling or toppings as you like.
When i was planning to make some buns using natural yeast from sourdough starter, a rose shape came into my mind since this Sunday is Mother's day. I also used some pandan extract to make the leaf. This is wholesome buns which has no preservative added, using sourdough starter and no artificial colouring.
I have been wanting to bake a cake using homegrown mulberries. After my mulberries tree grown sufficient amount of mulberries, i quickly use it to bake a cake. I feel the mulberry taste even better after baked rather than eating it raw. It was crunchy and mild sweet.
When i first tasted this raisin scones given by my friend, i was so impressed and i would said this is the best scone that i have ever had. Buttery, crisp on outside, soft and fluffy inside, less sweet, so good. Thanks to my friend Jennifer so kind to share with me this wonderful scone recipe !
I learnt this Nyonya Curry from few Penang's aunties. This curry basically using all fresh herbs ingredients. And this curry has a hint of tangy taste as lime juices is added into this recipe. You may omit lime juices if you couldn't accept this taste but I love it!
Some reader asked me is there any standard calculation for the amount of sourdough starter to use to make bread. From my experience, for rusty or country sourdough bread, usually use very little of starter, around 25%-30% ( starter over total dry ingredients), as to slower down the fermentation and create very nice aroma and mild tangy taste of sourdough bread. As for Asian type of soft bread, based on my own calculation, usually i use about 70-80% (starter over total dry ingredients) , as to speed up the proofing process in order not to get a sour taste of bread. You know it will not taste nice if a soft buns tasted sour right?
This time i baked this batch of red bean buns using homemade red bean paste, and use very simple bread ingredients which easy to make, still resulted soft and nice buns.
Natural yeast from sourdough starter can be very versatile, not only can make into bread, even can use it to make baozi, steamed cake , kuih-muih, pancake, waffle and etc. This time i used it to bake a chiffon cake and great that it work well too. The best thing is I can't detect any sour taste and it just tasted like normal chiffon cake. So when you have discard sourdough starter, instead of throw it away, why not use it to make a chiffon cake?
Nowadays many people like to consume coconut related products example like extra virgin organic coconut oil, fresh coconut water and etc as they believe coconut is good for our health. When i combined fresh coconut water with natural yeast from sourdough starter to make this white loaf, i believe this is consider a super food ^_^.
This very soft and refreshing buns was made before CNY. After CNY rest for almost a month, now just got some free time to sit down record down this bun recipe using natural yeast from sourdough starter.
I have some leftover pineapple filling from making pineapple tarts , so just simply use it to try out a chiffon cake. Surprisingly it turned very nice, moist and especially like the small bits of pineapples (i used homemade pineapple filling, so not sure you can have same effect if use store-bought pineapple filling).