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Friday, July 19, 2013

Homemade Pandan Kaya

I am all excited about using my homemade pandan extract! So i decided to make a pandan chiffon and using the excess coconut milk to make some pandan kaya. This is my 1st attempt and i am pleased with the results.The texture is smooth and not too runny and it tastes not overly sweet and has a slight tinge of coconut and pandan. I likey! The site which i took the recipe from did not provide any steps in making it so i just mix and match the steps from random food blogs. =)

  • about 150ml

You will need:
  • 1 egg
  • 85g caster sugar (add lesser if you want less sweet)
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon homemade pandan extract (add more if you want a stronger pandan taste)

The Preparation & Cooking
  1. Place a bowl over simmering water.
  2. Add egg and sugar.
  3. Lightly whisk till sugar disolve.
  4. Add coconut milk and extract.
  5. Keep stirring till mixture thickens* (i took about 20-25 minutes)
  6. Pour into a clean container.
  7. Store in fridge when cooled.
  8. Discard once it starts to smell/taste (awful)
*It will still look runny but thicker than when you first started. Once cooled,it will thicken further.

Original Recipe from:Homemade Kaya by Grace Kitchen Corner
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Homemade Pandan Extract

All along for my pandan cakes, I used store bought pandan paste/extract for convenience sake. I am too lazy to wash, snip, blend, squeeze and wait.Sounds like a lot of work right? Ha!

Well 2 days ago, I became hardworking and decided to make some homemade extract.I actually spent only 15 minutes to get everything done! It isnt really that difficult and time consuming once you tried :)
Here I am sharing with all of you how I made the extract :)
  • about 30ml

You will need:
  • 1 packet of pandan leaves
  • water

The Preparation:
  1. Snip off the top and bottom of the leaves.
  2. Wash thoroughly.
  3. Cut them into small pieces.
  4. Put them into a blender.
  5. Add enough water to ease blending.(i added about 10 tablespoons of water.)
  6. Blend till paste-like.
  7. Squeeze the juice through a sift.
  8. Pour into a clean container through a sift.
  9. Store in fridge and let it rest for 2 days.
  10. Carefully discard the top part (lighter color),the bottom part is your extract.
  11. Refrigerate the extract for future use.
  12. Bin it once it starts to smell (awful).

Freshly blended pandan juice!
After a few hours.
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

How to prepare bread dough? (Step by Step)

Dedicated to one of my baking khaki,Jennifer. So sorry for the long wait!

For the recipe,please refer to:Basic Bread Dough (Straight)

Step 1: Add sugar and salt to mixing bowl.
Step 2: Add flour.
Step 3: Add yeast.(The reason why we do not add yeast with salt and sugar (i read this somewhere) is because they "kill"/reduce activity of yeast.)
Step 4: Use a spatula to mix the dry ingredients,turn on mixer to speed 2 and add milk.
Step 5: When the milk is fully absorbed by the dry ingredients,it will look like this.
Step 6: Add butter and continue to knead.

Step 7: When all the ingredients come together,leave the mixer to knead the dough for about 15 minutes.
Step 8: Your dough is ready when it reaches membrane stage.
Step 9: Roll your dough into a smooth ball and proof!

Please Note:
I am using Bosch Mum4600,kneading the dough at speed 2.Different mixers will need different speed and time.
Below are two videos i found on YouTube on how to roll the dough into these shapes.
*For any reason,if you are unable to see the above videos.
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