Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Easy Oven Grilled Miso Eggplant / Nasu Dengaku - Just Miso or with Cheese HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

This is one of my favourite recipes.

I have say that it is a fantastic vegan recipe if you grill the eggplant with just miso and NO cheese! 
Or it can be a fantastic vegetarian recipe if you can enjoy these grilled eggplant with cheese.

Believe it or not... These vegetarian meat-less miso eggplants are so delicious that my meat-loving husband and son actually said that they want more!!!

Best of all, grilling these miso eggplants is really really really easy!!! I will show you how...

Japanese oven grilled miso eggplant nasu dengaku
Oven Grilled Miso Eggplant - With or Without Cheese!
Both are very very very YUMMY!!!


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Best Super Soft Tomato Sandwich Bread - Easy, Vegan and HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Due to the Coronavirus scare, my family and I were going out less often than usual for the past 2 weeks. Hence, it was merely home to work, work to home for me and home to school, school to home for my son. We did go to the local supermarket and market once or twice a week but our shopping were done very quickly within less than half an hour each trip.

Despite the intense situation in China, our life are quite usual as normal in Australia. Apart from the fact that all of the face masks and hand sanitisers were sold out in all pharmacies and supermarkets in Melbourne 
and most Chinese restaurants were quiet with only non-Asian customers, most people are still pretty chilled here.

In contrast, my auntie was telling me that Singaporeans were stockpiling food in Singapore during the last weekend. She texted me a photo of the near-empty supermarket shelves and was complaining to me that the queues in the supermarket checkouts were super long... Oh no!!!

With less time outside, more time at home, I'm actually strangely happy because I can do a little more healthful baking. Hmmm... And here, I would like to share with you the BEST tomato sandwich breads that I have ever baked.

easy best tomato sandwich bread
I have to say that this is the BEST Tomato Sandwich Breads that I have ever baked.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Another Soft Vegan White Sandwich Bread (Recipe Two) with LESS OIL LESS SUGAR

It has been a month plus since I returned from my Christmas holiday at Singapore. Within a short period of time, I have been baking diligently for our Chinese New Year celebration. Then, the summer school holiday ended and my boy had gone back to school.

Strangely, I don’t feel that I’m back to my routine yet. Due to the Australian summer bushfires and the global coronavirus outbreak, I'm feeling kind of unsettled and sad. Unsettled because I was thinking if we will be affected by the outbreak. Sad because I feel sorry to the people who are affected by the fires and outbreak.

I know that there is no need to be paranoid at this moment but I'm just not in the best of my baking mood... Here, I’m sharing one really good family-friendly everyday sandwich bread recipe. Something basic... Nothing fancy!

It is actually modified from one of my favourite recipes, the Extremely Soft Vegan White Sandwich Bread recipe at here
These sandwich breads are made with NO eggs, NO milk, NO butter, LESS oil and LESS sugar. Yet, these breads including their crusts are also remarkably soft and nice!

vegan soft sandwich breads no eggs no milk
These soft sandwich breads are made with NO eggs, NO milk and NO butter
And also LESS oil and LESS sugar!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Egg White Chiffon Swiss Roll / Snow White Swiss Roll

Living in Australia makes us realise that we love Asian-style Swiss rolls more...

Why Asian? Unlike the non-Asian Swiss rolls, most of the Swiss rolls selling in most Chinese or Asian bakeries look kind of naked with no outer cake skin. And most of them are typically cottony soft like the ones that I have baked at here, here, here, here, here and here.

Although there are many Chinese / Asian bakeries that sells really nice Swiss rolls in Melbourne, I still prefer to bake my own. Simply because I love creating different interesting Swiss rolls. Plus, I also like to bake my cakes with the best ingredients like free-range eggs and also moderate amount of sugar.

Talking about interesting Swiss rolls... I would like show you how to bake an All-Egg-White Asian-style Swiss roll which is also known as Snow White Swiss Roll. Unlike the common Swiss rolls that are baked with a mixture of yolks and whites, this cottony soft Swiss roll has an interesting subtle QQ finishing texture. On the whole, this cake looks beautiful due to its snowy colour. And it is so heavenly light, soft and delightful to enjoy...

*QQ in Chinese term means chewy food with bouncy texture.

egg white chiffon Swiss roll snow white Swiss roll
All-Egg-White Chiffon Swiss Roll / Snow White Swiss Roll
Beautiful, heavenly light, soft and delightful to enjoy...