Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ondeh Ondeh Cupcakes by Angela Seah Thulin

Never judge a cupcake by it's look! 

These may not look pretty, but perhaps i can cover up the 'flaws' by frosting.. Aiyah, NO NEED LAH...! It tastes so good plus it is sooo soft !!!

Ingredients -
1 round block of gula melaka
200g cake flour, sifted
1/2 tsp double acting baking powder
80g coconut milk + 30g water
1-2 tsp pandan paste
120g unsalted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp salt
160g granulated sugar
2 large eggs

Steps -
1. Line the muffin pan with cupcake paper cups.
2. Cut the block of gula melaka into smaller pieces then roll them up into 12 small balls.
3. In a bowl, sift the flour and baking powder together and set aside.
4. In a bowl, mix the coconut milk, water and pandan paste together.
5. In a mixing bowl, whisk the butter, vanilla essence and salt together till smooth.
6. Then add sugar in gradually and continue whisking till fluffy. 
7. Add the eggs in one at a time and whisk till well mixed.
8. In three additions, add the dry ingredients (point 3) and wet ingredients (point 4). Whisk to mix well. Once ingredients incorporated, stop whisking. Do not overbeat. 
- Preheat your oven to 180 degree celsius -
9. Scoop one heap tsp of batter to the paper cup, spread it out evenly. Then place 1 gula melaka ball in the center. Fill up with more batter to 3/4 full. 
10. Into preheated oven and bake for about 25 minutes.

Notes -
1. I used KARA coconut milk (small box 200ml).
2. Original recipe calls for 200g sugar but i reduced to 160g.
3. Original recipe calls for 2 tbsp of pandan juice. I used pandan paste instead.
4. Every oven's temperature varies. I baked these at 165 degree celsius for 21 minutes.

Recipe origin from: BitterSweetSpicy

This is the cake flour i am using in Sweden

Pull-apart Cinnamon bread by Angela Seah Thulin

Using pizza dough - after baked
I recall watching a short clip on using ready dough to make pull apart bread, so i tried making it with the leftover dough of my puff pastry. Actually i am not sure if puff pastry can be done, any way i went ahead with it. My son tried it, loved it and asked for it again! 

2 days later, i made it again but this time i used pizza dough instead. Both puff pastry and pizza dough are good to use but i would say puff pastry is more crusty on the outside and flaky inside while pizza dough would give more of a bread texture.

Anyway this is super easy and if you like cinnamon, i'm sure you will love this! 

Using puff pastry - after coated with sugar and cinnamon powder
Using puff pastry - after baked

To me, a full recipe is not needed here. All you need is to melt some butter. Roll your dough with butter and then coat it with cinnamon powder and sugar. Then bake it. That's all. Below is just a rough guide :)

Ingredients - 
Ready-made puff pastry or pizza dough
Sugar (est.3 tbsp)
Cinnamon powder (est.1-2 tsp)
Preheat oven 180degree Celsius 1. Divide the puff pastry/pizza dough equally and roll them into balls. 3. Then melt some butter in microwave. 4. Coat the balls with the melted butter. 5. In a bowl or small ziplock bag, mix the sugar and cinnamon powder together then add the butter balls in and ensure every balls are coated with sugar. 6. Grease the baking bowl with the leftover butter, place the ready coated balls on it. Bake for 25-35mins until lightly golden or that balls have puff up. Notes - 
Every oven's temperature varies. Using puff pastry - I baked at 170degree Celsius for 32mins.
Using pizza dough - i baked at 165 degree celsius for 30mins.

Roll them into balls, then dip in melted butter, follow by coating with sugar and cinnamon powder

I got the idea from this link -