Monday, October 18, 2021

Super Soft Chocolate Marble Swirl Bread Loaf - No cane sugar added! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Looking for a copycat recipe that makes Four Leaves chocolate marble swirl bread?

A super soft loaf with pretty swirl chocolate filling...

I have a perfect recipe for you!

Or even better!!! ... because I know that I have baked my chocolate marble bread with lots of dedication. It is not excessively sweetened because the bread dough is made with 15g honey. The chocolate layers are made with premium Callebaut dark chocolate, French butter and Valrhona cocoa powder. And there is NO cane sugar added!

Yet, the bread is PERFECT! Not too sweet and not bitter! Just super soft, chocolaty and delicious! And it remains super soft even on the next day.  

chocolate marble swirl bread
Proudly presenting...
My Super Soft Chocolate Marble Swirl Bread Loaf

Monday, October 11, 2021

My Perfect Japanese Vanilla or Strawberry Melon Pan メロンパン

Melon pan (also known as ロンパン in Japanese, meronpan, melon bun or melon bread) is a Japanese classic sweet bread that looks like a melon or cantaloupe.

I like melon pan and tasted many from different bakeries. To me, an ideal melon pan must have a sweet crunchy and cookie-like crust and the bread inside must be soft and fluffy.

Some people think pineapple polo buns are the Chinese version of Japanese melon pan. Or vice versa. Nay!!! I don't think so. And I will tell you why...

Japanese vanilla strawberry melon pan
Happy that I can bake these...
Perfect Japanese Vanilla or Strawberry Melon Pan メロンパン

Monday, October 4, 2021

Two ingredients Peanut Butter Cookies - Just mix peanut Butter and honey and bake! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Can you believe that these cookies are made with just two ingredients?

In fact, these two health-conscious ingredients are 1) 100% peanut butter with no added sugar and oil 2) honey.

This 100% peanut butter is exactly the same peanut butter that I used to bake The Ultimate Smooth Melt-in-the-mouth Peanut Butter Cookies at HERE and The Perfect Cottony Soft Peanut Butter Chiffon Swiss Roll at HEREJust in case if you don't know, this 100% peanut butter is a common item to buy in most supermarkets in Australia, UK and US. If it is not easily available in the place that you are living, you can actually make your own. All you need is roasted PEANUTS and process until smooth and runny when the peanut oil is released. Detailed instructions can be found at here and here.

Then... when I mix this healthful peanut butter and honey together, I can bake the mixture into these cookies. Isn't this amazing?

2 two ingredient peanut butter honey cookies fast quick easy healthy no sugar no butter less sugar
Just mix peanut butter and honey and bake...
And I yield these yummy fudgy cookies! 

Monday, September 27, 2021

Black Sesame Ang Ku Kuih / Black Sesame Ang Ku Kueh / O Ku Kueh / 黑龟粿 / 黑芝麻龟糕

I'm not going to deny... I'm not a Nyonya kueh expert and this is my first time making ang ku kueh but I'm proud to say that my black sesame ang ku kueh (also known as o ku kueh or 黑龟粿 or 黑芝麻龟糕) are amazingly delicious!!!

Among most of the black sesame ang ku kueh that I have tried or seen, mine seem to be the most ultimately sesame-loaded! Yet, their black-sesame-loaded skins are soft, thin and tender. Their mung bean fillings are not too sweet and optimally filled with black sesame nutty fragrance. Even my fussy husband said that my ang ku kueh "got standard" LOL! So you must believe that they are really good.

As you can judge by its intensive black colour, my kueh are made with A LOT of black sesame! Hence, this means that my kueh tends to be richer than the ones with less black sesame but I made mine with the least oil and sugar. Please allow me to explain and show you how...

black sesame ang ku kuih ang ku kueh O ku kueh 黑龟粿 黑芝麻龟糕 less sugar less oil
My Black Sesame Ang Ku Kueh (黑芝麻龟糕)
made with lots of black sesame and minimal oil and sugar