Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Super Soft and Moist Cinnamon Sultana / Raisin Swirl Bread - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Hi hi, I'm back!!!

Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, I have not been blogging and sharing new recipes for the past 3 months but I have not stopped baking.

Despite that some essential ingredients such as flour, eggs and yeast were sold out at the beginning of outbreak, I was able to bake some basic cookies and breads to keep my family happy and sane. Yeh... Nothing fancy with complicated list of ingredients. Yet, these basic feel-good food can help to make us feel optimistic about our future.

Surviving through this pandemic has been strange and confusing for me. Like most countries that experienced an exponential rate of infection, the Australian residents were told to stay home and practice social distancing.

Although staying at home is safe, it can make people feel lonely, restless and even angry sometimes, especially when we lose our social life and also our track of time. We seem to have no excitement in our lives, maybe because we are not going any where or not doing anything exciting. The mornings, nights and everyday seem to be the same if we are wearing the same comfy outfits, lazing on our couch or bed, doing nothing. Is it autumn or winter already? Did I have a long sleep after Summer?

Thankfully, I don't have to stay at home everyday! I'm an essential worker and had to work even with the presence of the strictest restrictions. However, juggling with work and family amid a pandemic outbreak can be both physically and mentally exhausting. It became worse when I was hurt from an intentional attack. Until now, I still can't understand why a cyclist pushed an innocent runner like me even though I wasn't in his way. And I wonder... Is the pandemic making people angry and blaming anyone because they can?

It is sad. People should be kind and help each other. Pushing or harming each other and being angry will not stop any economic depression or viral infections.

Fortunately, I recovered. We were able to stay safe throughout the rest of the autumn months and could enjoy our favourite super moist Hot Cross Buns while the quiet Easter passed by. We are eager to move on and hope to lose the virus behind...

During my weekend hibernation at home, I have been testing several interesting recipes but limiting with just a few because not all ingredients are available at all time. Luckily, the situation is improving in Australia and I can bake this super soft and moist Cinnamon Sultana Swirl Bread.

I have to say that this is one of the best recipes that I ever baked! These breads are so moist, fluffy soft and delicious! Extra moist too with the juicy sultanas!!!

super soft moist cinnamon sultana raisin swirl bread
Super Soft Super Moist Very Fruity Cinnamon Sultana Swirl Loaf
 I have to say that this is one of the best recipes that I ever baked!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Super Moist Chocolaty Chocolate Scones with Biscuity Crust - Quick and Easy!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Since the start of coronavirus outbreak, most people including myself have been overwhelmed with all sorts of coronavirus-related media reports. And time seems to slip through...

In a glance, Easter and the season of chocolate are arriving but it seems to be ignored as coronavirus and even stockpiling of toilet paper and food have been the center of our attention. Is this a good thing? Have we forgotten the joy of enjoying chocolate and Easter?

How can we celebrate and enjoy chocolate if the share prices were plunging almost everyday? How can we relax if people are panicking over an infectious disease and toilet paper? Errr... why not? I'm not going to lie saying that I'm totally fine when I see the increasing number of infections and people dying everyday. I'm scared and freaked out too! ... especially seeing the empty shelves at our local supermarket. 
Despite the fact that we should stay vigilant for any emergency, I think that we should also move on and live our life with positiveness.

To be positive, we need good chocolate food!!!

And I know just the right recipe to share...

quick easy super moist chocolaty rich buttery chocolate scones
This Super Moist Chocolaty Chocolate Scones recipe is my latest MUST-BAKE chocolate recipe!
You have to believe me...

These chocolate scones are so chocolaty, moist and YUMMY!!! 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Super Super Soft Honey Sandwich Bread - The Dairy-free Recipe with NO butter NO milk NO egg - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

About a month ago, my family living in Singapore told us that the toilet papers were all sold out in Singapore... And we are getting the same effect now in Australia!

The coronavirus fear and the stockpiling craze has finally arrived at Melbourne and there are no rice, flour, UHT milk, dried pasta and toilet paper on our supermarket shelves now. And people were buying a lot of dried and canned food plus many other essentials so that we can survive for two weeks or more just in case if there is a lock-down or we have to self-quarantine at home.

"Even the white sandwich breads were gone!" said my husband. I guess that some people might bought more sandwich breads than usual and stored the excess breads in the freezer for their emergency use.

Are you a stockpiler? ... Or a domsday prepper? Or simply always prepared for emergencies?

I told my husband not to worry because I'm a woman of backup!!! Being an organised and logic person, I always have an extra set of food and ingredients as a backup in my pantry for emergencies and any whatsoever reasons. No flour and breads in the supermarkets? I'm not going to panic because that I always have flour at home and can bake breads for my family at anytime that we want.

How about the toilet papers? LOL! No worries!!! I always make sure that our house is equipped with all sort of essentials like toilet papers and etc. So I didn't have to queue or fight with anyone...

So if you are like me who are always well-prepared for anything and always have bread flour at home, you might want to try baking this super soft honey sandwich bread recipe. These dairy-free almost-vegan breads are not just super soft... They are super super super soft! So soft that it was difficult to slice them even with my electric knife!!!

And the good thing is you can bake these super soft breads with very basic ingredients like water, honey, vegetable oil, bread flour, salt and instant dried yeast. No perishable ingredients such as eggs and milk are required!!! Great to bake for either emergency or non-emergency times... LOL!!!

super soft honey sandwich bread
Super Super Soft Honey Sandwich Bread
The Dairy-free Recipe with NO butter NO milk NO egg

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Easy Honey Cashew Nut Bars / Slices - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

I don't know what to call these... honey cashew nut bars or slices?

I just know that they are super easy and fuss-free to bake. And they are very very very delicious!!! Most of our friends who have tried these had seconds and someone told me that these are phenomenal!!!

Ok. You can call these honey cashew nut bars if you are an American-influenced person. Or you can call these honey cashew slices if you are an Aussie-influenced person... Either way if you are a nut-loving person, I guarantee that you will like this recipe.

easy honey cashew nut bar slice
A friend told me that these Honey Cashew Nut Slices are phenomenal!