Monday, December 8, 2014

No Knead Bread Loaf 免揉面包

My last bread making was back in December 2011. Time flies, the bread machine is abandoned for almost 3 years. After reading the news on Penang Health Department found rat droppings, human hair, houseflies at one of the Penang bakery shop, I've decided to make my own bread. Let's warm up with a simple recipe  -  no knead bread.

I found that the bread texture is rough and it tastes a bit dry. I'm keen to experiment some other method the next. Hopefully I can discover a dough that works for soft and springy bread to my liking.

No Knead Bread Loaf 免揉面包

60 g melted butter
300 g bread flour
150 g water at room temperature
5 g yeast
50 g sugar
4 tbsp milk powder
1 egg at room temperature
Some raisins

1. Add all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
2. Mix up all the ingredients.
3. Cover it up with cling wrap and leave the dough in the fridge for overnight .
4. Take out the dough from the fridge. You can observe the dough is doubled up in size. Leave aside till it warm up to room temperature.
5. Transfer the dough into Tesco brand bread maker and bake under menu 12. You can bake in the oven too (170/180 deg C for 35-40 minutes).
6. Remove the bread from the bread maker/oven, and cool it on a rack before cutting into slices.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Crispy Anchovies In Spicy, Sweet and Sour Sauce

This anchovies dish is a courtesy of my mum. It is absolutely an appetizing dish that attracts my palate. I can eat it on its own or to serve it with rice. You can cook this in larger portion and store it in air-tight container to be consumed for the next few days. Enjoy!

250gm anchovies
200ml water
Cooking oil

(A) To grind:
1 ½ bulb of garlic, peeled
7 red chili, seeded
7-8 bird’s eye chili

(B) To juice:
6 calamansi
½ lemon

Sugar, salt or light soy sauce to taste

1. Grind ingredients (A) into paste using mortal and pestle. Set aside.
2. Juice the ingredient (B). Set aside.
3. Rinse the anchovies in running water, drain and pat dry with kitchen tissue
4. Heat up oil in a wok, deep fry anchovies into golden yellow. Drain the oil, and rest the anchovies on kitchen tissue to remove excess oil.
5. In the same wok, heat up some oil to sauté the grounded garlic and chili paste.
6. Pour in water and leave it simmers for a while. Add in the juice to mix well.
7. Add sugar, salt or light sauces to taste. Simmers the sauce till thickening and off the flame.
8. Toss in the anchovies to coat with the sauce.


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