Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Man Tou - steamed bread 馒头

I keep craving myself with this steamed bread. This is my childhood favorite snacks / meals. My mom makes a good Man Tou, very beautiful and round shape. I learned this method from her. 

We baked this Man Tou at my home back at Siantar, North Sumatra - Indonesia.
In this method, we do not do bulk fermentation. We just give the dough final proofing.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sourdough Doughnuts.

The weekend is coming ❤❤

How about Doughnuts?? I love doughnut but if I think about the fat and calorie of a doughnuts. It drives me nuts. But my heart said let me do my first trial of making my self a doughnut.

Time for having something fancy for the weekend. I was thinking to make doughnut with my sourdough starter. Because here in Kolkata it is rare to find dry yeast. I used the local flour / maida which is all purpose flour.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Easy bread for beginner baker

Simple bread in my kitchen - straight method

It needs very easy ingredients as well. This is pretty simple bread because it is not very high hydration, it is just 70%. And if you love higher hydration, you may use 730 ml water for 73% hydration dough.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sourdough Bread

Making bread needs time so just takes your time, no hurry, the nature will help you as well.

Another experiment of my bread kitchen with fold and stretch method. It is Sourdough bread with rye flour and white flour

Monday, January 16, 2017

Sourdough Starter

Starter is basically natural yeast consist of flour and water. It needs time, air and feedings in order to grown up become stronger yeast for baking bread. The longer it is, the stronger it is and sourer it is.

Basic recipe for the starter is

100 gr rye flour or strong bread flour or whole wheat flour
100 ml water
this is the common recipe that people use to make starter.
In this video, I show you the consistency mixture of flour and water (Sourdough Starter)

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice

It is originated from Hainan, Southern China.

Here I show you the easier part of making the rice and chicken. Besides that, you will get the juicy chicken breast.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Story how I start to love baking bread

Hallo, Readers...

Here am I, why I choose baking bread. Pretty easy because I love to eat bread... yes, it is... but but... the story behind my passion is my husband loves to eat bread. He is the one introducing me different kind of breads in this world.

I am borned in Indonesia, asian root.. What I know about bread.. it is just a simple toast bread and different kind of rolls. As I work in the hotel industry, I see many more types of breads. I start to love eating more breads..

Short stories.. After marriage, I start to learn cooking and baking with my mother in law. I start to love it, it is not easy but I have to learn it. There is no elevator to success.
Because of my husband job, on July 2015 we moved to Accra, west Africa. Here it was very difficult to get good crusty bread. Then he came out with ideas why don't you learn to bake bread while I did not work in the mean time. So I grabbed my tabs and started to search and learn how to bake bread from youtube and google. It is very interesting, much information.