Saturday, 26 May 2018

How To Make Jiggly Fluffy Cheese Cake | Cotton Soft Sponge Cake | Castella Cake Recipe













Love jiggly sponge cake and full flavoured of cheese? Why not make this cheese sponge cake this weekend? You will love this cake!

Makes 10 cupcake cups

Ingredients

(A)
• 33g, 5 tbsp butter
• a pinch of sea salt
• 35g, 3 tbsp whole milk
• 55g, 6 tbsp cake flour
• 3 egg yolks, cold

(B)
• 3 egg whites, cold
• 1/4 tsp cream of tartar or 1/2 tsp lime / lemon juice
• 60g, 6 tbsp sugar

(C)
For the Filling & Topping:
• grated parmesan cheese

Method:
No need to pre-heat the oven, always bake with both top and bottom heat with fan assisted. To make sure your cake to succeed even better. It is best to use an oven thermometer and you'll always have the exact temperature of your oven in mind.

1) Heat the butter in a saucepan, over low heat. Add a pinch of sea salt, milk and sugar until it dissolves. Turn off the heat, sift the cake flour, add the egg yolks and mix by hand, less than 25 times until just combined. do not over mix!

2) In a separate bowl, Whisk (B) egg whites until foamy then add cream of tartar and sugar a little bit at a time, beating until stiff peaks, low to medium speed, the peak stands straight up when the beaters are lifted from the mixture about 5 minutes.

3) Using a whisker, and turn the small amount of egg whites into the batter, mix until just combined and then turn back the batter into the whites, the most important part here is not to stirring and carefully folding is gentle mixing technique until just incorporated.

4) Pour cake batter into your prepared cupcakes pan and sprinkle grated parmesan cheese as a filling and over the top, then pour remaining batter into the pan. Use a spatula and smooth the surface. Bang the cake pan a few times and get the air bubbles out of your cake batter.

5) To prepare a water bath. Pour enough cold water in a larger pan. Bake in preheated oven 150°c for 25 minutes or until the cake is set in the centre. Baking time it will depend on the size of your cake pan.

6) Once cooked, leave to cool 15-20 minutes, until the oven temperature reached 50ºC. Any leftover cake can be covered and kept in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Helpful Tips:
1) Be careful not to get the saucepan hot because the melted butter will burn. 
2) It's important to follow exactly this recipe and baking at the right temperature.
3) Do not bake the cake quickly at a high temperature and don't remove hot cake out of a baking pan. otherwise the cake could fall apart and crack on top. Baking cake at a lower temperature will help the cake rise much higher and bake more evenly.
4) Please understand that everyone's oven work differently. You should also check the temperature of your oven. if not, your cake won't rise well. 
5) You can test the cake by poking it with a skewer, if it's cooked the skewer will come out clean. if not pop it back in the oven and bake until it's ready. 
6) Folding egg whites into a cake batter. Do not stir and never use an electric mixer. 
7) Use a clean, dry bowl, free of yolk and any other oil or grease while beating egg whites. Do not over or under-beat the egg whites.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Fluffy, Moist, Spongy - Matcha Green Tea Swirl Cupcakes














Want to try something special? These cupcakes is as beautiful as it is super soft and fluffy in every bite of texture, also simple to make. It's perfect for adding to your party table or give it as a delicious gift to your loved ones.

Ingredients

(A)
• 35g, 3 tbsp butter
• a pinch of salt
• 35g, 5 tbsp whole milk
• 55g, 61/2 tbsp cake flour
• 3 large egg yolks, cold

(B)
• 3 large egg whites, cold
• 1/4 tsp cream of tartar or 1/2 tsp lime / lemon juice
• 60g, 6 tbsp sugar



(C)
• 11/2 tsp matcha green tea powder

Method:

1) Heat the butter in a saucepan, over low heat, Add a pinch of sea salt, milk and sugar until it dissolves. Turn off the heat. Gently p
our hot mixture to the cake flour, and stirring. Add the egg yolks and whisk until just combined, (From the beginning to end not stirring more than 25 times). 

2) In a separate bowl, Whisk (B) egg whites until foamy then add cream of tartar and sugar a little bit at a time, beating in low to medium speed, until to a thick and stiff peak stage, about 5 minutes.

3) Using a whisker, and turn the small amount of egg whites into the batter, mix well and then turn back the batter into the whites, the most important part here is ''not to stirring'' and carefully ''folding '' until just incorporated.and use a spatula and smooth the surface. Bang the cake pan a few times and get the air bubbles out of your cake batter.  

4) Use matcha powder, mix with the remaining batter. To fill the piping bag neatly, stand it in a glass, spoon your chocolate batter in and secure the bag closed and snip off the corner. Gently squeeze and use a chop stick or whatever tools can create any pattern you wanted on the top of cakes before you bake it to get a lovely effect.

5) To prepare a water bath. Pour enough cold water in a larger pan. No need to preheat the oven, for baking, heat needs top and bottom with fan-assisted 120°c for 25 minutes - cupcakes. 
Baking time, it will depend on the size of your cake pan. Rest in the oven at least 10 minutes. To make sure your cake to succeed even better. It is best to use an oven thermometer and you'll always have the exact temperature of your oven in mind. 

6) Transfer the cake to a plate for serving. Any leftover cake can be covered and kept in the fridge or room temperature for 2 days.

Helpful Tips:
1) Be careful not to get the saucepan hot because the oil will burn. 
2) For guaranteed results it's important to follow exactly this recipe and baking at the right temperature is important. It's recommended to use an oven thermometer.
3) Do not bake the cake quickly at a high temperature and don't remove hot cake out of a baking pan. otherwise the cake could fall apart and crack on top. Baking cake at a lower temperature will help the cake rise much higher and bake more evenly.
4) Please understand that everyone's oven work differently. You should also check the temperature of your oven. if not, your cake won't rise well. 
5) You can test the cake by poking it with a skewer, if it's cooked the skewer will come out clean. if not pop it back in the oven and bake until it's ready. 
6) Folding egg whites into a cake batter. Do not stir and never use an electric mixer. 
7) Use a clean, dry bowl, free of yolk and any other oil or grease while beating egg whites. Do not over or under-beat the egg whites.
8) If it's cooked the skewer will come out clean. if not pop it back in the oven and bake until it's ready. 

9) Do not over mix the cake batter, because gluten in the flour can form elastic gluten strands and it will resulting in a more dense and chewy texture. 

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk


Thursday, 10 May 2018

Matcha Swirl Cupcakes | Cotton Soft Sponge Cake Recipe





Want to try something special? These cupcakes is as beautiful as it is super soft and fluffy in every bite of texture, also simple to make. It's perfect for adding to your party table or give it as a delicious gift to your loved ones.

Ingredients

(A)
• 35g, 3 tbsp butter
• a pinch of salt
• 35g, 5 tbsp whole milk
• 55g, 61/2 tbsp cake flour
• 3 large egg yolks, cold

(B)
• 3 large egg whites, cold
• 1/4 tsp cream of tartar or 1/2 tsp lime / lemon juice
• 60g, 6 tbsp sugar



(C)
• 11/2 tsp matcha green tea powder

Method:

1) Heat the butter in a saucepan, over low heat, Add a pinch of sea salt, milk and sugar until it dissolves. Turn off the heat. Gently p
our hot mixture to the cake flour, and stirring. Add the egg yolks and whisk until just combined, (From the beginning to end not stirring more than 25 times). 

2) In a separate bowl, Whisk (B) egg whites until foamy then add cream of tartar and sugar a little bit at a time, beating in low to medium speed, until to a thick and stiff peak stage, about 5 minutes.

3) Using a whisker, and turn the small amount of egg whites into the batter, mix well and then turn back the batter into the whites, the most important part here is ''not to stirring'' and carefully ''folding '' until just incorporated.and use a spatula and smooth the surface. Bang the cake pan a few times and get the air bubbles out of your cake batter.  

4) Use matcha powder, mix with the remaining batter. To fill the piping bag neatly, stand it in a glass, spoon your chocolate batter in and secure the bag closed and snip off the corner. Gently squeeze and use a chop stick or whatever tools can create any pattern you wanted on the top of cakes before you bake it to get a lovely effect.

5) To prepare a water bath. Pour enough cold water in a larger pan. No need to preheat the oven, for baking, heat needs top and bottom with fan-assisted 120°c for 25 minutes - cupcakes. 
Baking time, it will depend on the size of your cake pan. Rest in the oven at least 10 minutes. To make sure your cake to succeed even better. It is best to use an oven thermometer and you'll always have the exact temperature of your oven in mind. 

6) Transfer the cake to a plate for serving. Any leftover cake can be covered and kept in the fridge or room temperature for 2 days.

Helpful Tips:
1) Be careful not to get the saucepan hot because the oil will burn. 
2) For guaranteed results it's important to follow exactly this recipe and baking at the right temperature is important. It's recommended to use an oven thermometer.
3) Do not bake the cake quickly at a high temperature and don't remove hot cake out of a baking pan. otherwise the cake could fall apart and crack on top. Baking cake at a lower temperature will help the cake rise much higher and bake more evenly.
4) Please understand that everyone's oven work differently. You should also check the temperature of your oven. if not, your cake won't rise well. 
5) You can test the cake by poking it with a skewer, if it's cooked the skewer will come out clean. if not pop it back in the oven and bake until it's ready. 
6) Folding egg whites into a cake batter. Do not stir and never use an electric mixer. 
7) Use a clean, dry bowl, free of yolk and any other oil or grease while beating egg whites. Do not over or under-beat the egg whites.
8) If it's cooked the skewer will come out clean. if not pop it back in the oven and bake until it's ready. 

9) Do not over mix the cake batter, because gluten in the flour can form elastic gluten strands and it will resulting in a more dense and chewy texture. 

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Eggless Banana Chocolate Chips Cupcakes Recipe | How To Make Banana Cake - Super Soft, Moist & Fluffy










Makes 6 cupcakes

Ingredients

(A)
• 40g salted butter, (soften) / 5 tbsp vegetable oil
• 28g, 3 tbsp granulated sugar
• 1 large, 2 small bananas, (very ripe)
• 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 tbsp whole milk / evaporated milk

(B)
• 1/2 cup, 80g cake flour
• 1/4 tsp, 1g baking soda
• 1/2 tsp, 2g baking powder

(C)
100g chocolate chips
2 tbsp cake flour

Directions:
1) In a large bowl, Mix together butter, a pinch of sea salt, sugar and bananas.
2) Use the bottom of a spoon press down on the banana, continue until the banana is well mashed.
Add vanilla extract, milk and sieved cake flour, baking powder and baking soda into a same bowl.
3) Use a whisk or a fork to beat them well until combined. Rest for at least 10 minutes before baking.
4) Line a muffin pan with paper liners. Scoop batter into prepared pan and top cupcakes with
banana slices, chocolate chips or just plain as you desire.
5) Bake in no preheated oven, 170°C for 23 minutes.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk 




Friday, 13 April 2018

Apam Balik | Peanut Pancakes Recipe 花生夹饼



The pancake itself are thin like crepes, with a crispy outside, and soft fluffy inside, that filled with sugar, chopped peanuts and butter. Here are the most popular ''apam balik'', yummy snacks in Malaysia. Also one of my childhood favourites. I can make it whenever I want the treats and you too. How's happiness yet?

Makes 5 (23cm)

Ingredients
1 cup, 250ml warm, boiled water
2 tbsp, 22g granulated sugar
1 tsp, 3g dried yeast
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 large whole egg
11/2 cup, 200g cake flour

Filling
5 tbsp granulated sugar
200g roasted peanuts, into coarse
some butter, as you desire

Method
1) Add the water, sugar, dried yeast, baking soda, egg, and sift the flour into a bowl, then whisk to a smooth batter and lump free.

2) Wait! Don't start cooking straight away. Cover tightly with lids or plastic wrap and rise in the warm place for at least 1 hour or place in the fridge overnight, so you wake up with batter ready and cook it whenever you want. It actually supposed to develop much more flavorful.

3) Heat a non-stick frying pan, over medium heat, lightly greased with oil. Scoop batter onto the pan.
swirl it to cover the base, then add a handful of sugar on it and cover with the lid for a minute, and sprinkle some chopped peanut and some butter, flipping to other side, fold into half, cut and serve hot, eat straight away!

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk 


Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza | How To Make Pizza From Scratch




Kneading can almost always be done by hand, even this recipe calls for an bread machine. I love to knead dough by hand and enjoy the process. but recently, I have a neck pain and I can't always stand at the counter. so, the bread machine is a life saver. This is my own and the quick way when you only need pizza or slider buns. It's soft and fluffy and it keeps the shape nicely. These are the best pepperoni pizza I've tasted. The smell of pizza has to be one of my all time favourite.

Makes 2
---25cm (10'') round pan---

Ingredients

(A)
For the base:
• 145g, 1/2 cup bread flour
• 20g, 2 tbsp cake flour. (if you can't find cake flour on hand when you need it, just adding 170g bread flour instead. It's worked too, but the texture not as soft as adding cake flour). 
• 3g, 1 tsp allinson yeast
• 120g, 1/2 cup cold milk
• 14g, 2 tsp sugar
•  1/2 tbsp olive oil 

(B)
For the tomato sauce:
Store bought or Click here for the instructional video and recipe.
• http://yummyeasycooking.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/best-ever-pizza-sauce-recipe.html

(C)
Toppings:
• 125g mozzarella cheese, for each pan (extra cheese, compare to restaurant)
• 125g grated cheddar & mozzarella cheese blend, for each pan (extra cheese, compare to restaurant)
or as you prefer?
• 90g pepperoni

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

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


If you are using hand knead or stand mixer, you can rise in the warm place, about 35°C for 1 hour until triple in sized. (Don't let the temperature reaches 45°C, It will killing the yeast).

4) Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, punch down the dough, cut into half, roll out the dough into large rounds, about 25cm across, using your hand palm, fingers or rolling pin. The dough needs to be thin as it will rise double or triple in sized in the oven. 


5) Place the dough onto two floured round pans. Top crusts with sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.

6Using a warm oven by turn your oven on and off or with boiled water on the underneath to help your dough rise perfectly, rise again for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Don't need a preheated oven! 150ºC,  Always bake with both top and bottom heat without fan assisted for 18 minutes. (Makes 2 pizzas with 10 inch round pan).

To make sure your cake to succeed even better. It is best to use an oven thermometer and you'll always have the exact temperature of your oven in mind.

Helpful Tips:

Knead the dough by hand in above recipe. 

In a bowl, add (A) ingredients. 2) Push down and up and beat the dough about 15 minutes, and then add oil, kneading the dough until smooth. 3) Cover with plastic wrap, and rise in the warm place about 35°C for 1 hour until triple in sized. (Don't let the temperature reaches 45°C, It will killing the yeast). If the dough is too sticky, adding more flour as necessary.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Black Forest Cupcakes Recipe







































These soft and moist chocolate cupcakes filled with dark chocolate are super delicate without being too sweet! Topped with a freshly whipped cream that's light and fluffy, also decorate with cherries and chocolate sprinkles. They are a wonderful option for any special occasion!

Ingredients

(A)
• 22g, 4 tbsp corn oil
• 10g, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, sieved
• 1 tsp instant coffee, sieved
• 28g, 3 tbsp sugar
• 66g, 6 tbsp milk
• 58g, 7 tbsp cake flour
• 2, large or 3 egg yolks
• a pinch of salt

(B)
• 94g, 2, large or 3 egg whites
• 1/2 tsp lime / lemon juice or 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
• 48g, 5 tbsp sugar

(C)
To Assemble
• 600ml double cream, cold
• 1-3 tbsp icing sugar, as you desire
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 250g dark chocolate, sprinkles, shavings or curls
• 12 fresh cherries 

Method:
1) Heat the corn oil in a saucepan, over low heat. Add sieved cocoa powder, instant coffee, stirring constantly, until fragrant and melted completely, then combine sugar and milk. Turn off the heat, less than 65c. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt, sift the cake flour, Add the egg yolks and mix by hand until just combined. do not over mix!

2) In a separate bowl, Whisk egg whites until foamy then squeezing a little lemon juice and add sugar a little bit at a time, beating until to a thick and stiff peak stage, about 3-5 minutes.

3) Using a whisker and turn the small amount of egg whites into the batter, then turn back the batter into the whites, and the most important part here is not to stirring and carefully folding is gentle mixing technique until just incorporated.

4) Pour cake batter into your prepared cupcakes and sprinkle shredded dark chocolate as a filling and chocolate chips over cake. You could try now without the water bath or to prepare a water bath and see what happens, It's works too!

5) Don't need a preheated oven! 130ºC -150ºC,  Always bake with both top and bottom heat with fan assisted for 25 minutes. Makes 12 cupcakes.

To make sure your cake to succeed even better. It is best to use an oven thermometer and you'll always have the exact temperature of your oven in mind.

6) Leave the cake in the oven, whether turned ''off'' and when it is done. Leaving it in oven while the oven is cooling down, at least 15 minutes or more than 20 minutes, until the oven temperature reached room temperature.

7) When the cake are cool completely. Whisk the double cream, icing sugar and vanilla extract, until softly whipped, about 3 minutes. Cover with the cling film and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Frost with your favorite whipped cream or buttercream frosting. Decorate with fresh cherries. Before serving, Set in a refrigerator for 10 minutes and Serve!

Helpful Tips:
1) Cake sink or collapse after cooling, because you've turned the hot cake in the oven too soon once baked or pans were greased too heavily or placed too close together in the oven or over-baked.
2) Do not bake the cake quickly at a high temperature and don't remove hot cake out of a baking pan. otherwise the cake could fall apart and crack on top. Baking cake at a lower temperature will help the cake rise much higher and bake more evenly.
3) Please understand that everyone's oven work differently. You should also check the temperature of your oven. if not, your cake won't rise well. 
4) You can test the cake by poking it with a skewer, if it's cooked the skewer will come out clean. if not pop it back in the oven and bake until it's ready. 
5) Folding egg whites into a cake batter. Do not stir and never use an electric mixer. 
6) Do not over or under-beat the egg whites.
7) Beating egg whites is a very important process, It will help your cakes rise with perfectly.
8) Cover with foil after a few minutes if the cake of top starts to get brown and continue rising nicely with a golden top.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk