Simple Delights

Friday, 12 April 2013

Potato Sausage Bun

Well , I have been really into making bread. Why? Honestly I am a very carbo person . I love bread ,especially those Asia sweet bread. Asia bread are more fluffy, soft , moist and sweet compare to the western bread. Which is more heavy and you can said is more filling as well.

When I first got to Brisbane, there is not so many "famous" Asia bakery around. We did try to bake our own bread however given the hassle and I am still not into baking, it really is a chores rather than an enjoyment to me. Maybe my body has been really good and absorbing really well now in take of too much carbo make me "blow" out quite a lot . So I did try to cut down from bread and have a more healthy breakfast.

As I mention , from my last Sydney trip I bought a couple of recipe book so one should try out the recipe book if not what is the point of getting them . Here is another bread recipe from the Taiwan baking teacher -孟老师的100道面包。

Ingredients :

110g Bread Flour
40g  Cake Flour
15g Caster Sugar
1/4 tsp salt
70g ice water
2g ( 1/2 tsp ) dried yeast
18 -20g egg yolk
30g mash potatoes ( steam the potatoes and peel off the skin and mash it )
15g butter
5 sausages

Method :

1. Place the wet ingredient ice water, egg yolk , mash potatoes in the mixer. Follow by dried ingredients bread flour, cake flour and caster sugar. Make a well in the flour and place the yeast in it.
2. Mix all the mixtures with dough hook in slow speed when a rough dough is form and put the butter in and continue to mix it on medium speed till a smooth dough form .
3. Knead to form elastic dough that passes the window pane test.
4. Place the dough in the bowl and cover with cling wrap and let it proof for 60min. ( To fasten the process , put the dough in the oven with a glass of hot water)
5. Divide dough into 5 portion , mould it round let it rest for 10min.
6.Roll out the dough in long rectangle shape, place a sausage in it. Roll the sausage well and seal the bottom of the roll .
7.Shape it according to your liking. Brush with egg wash and let it proof for another 25min.
8.Preheat oven to 175C and place the bun on the tray and bake for 18min.

So here is my sausage bun. I double the portion of the ingredient and have make 10 bun in total. Have it for breakfast and share with some of the friends.

As the bun is not the using the "tang zhong" method is not that soft and moist. However if you have it heat up in the microwave for 20sc before having it , it still remind soft and taste yum.

Do give it a try . I might improvise this recipe using the "tang zhong" method next round when I do it .

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Durian Mousse Cream Cake

Is my love birthday on 02 April. Interestingly I do not think I have make a birthday cake for him for the years we have celebrate together. Reason is , he does not seem to fancy any cream cake, not that he is picky , I might have influence him that we always prefer light and fluffy cake.

To ask him what is his favourite cake is another pain . Almost to him everything is great. I guess for a novice baker , I am not good in create just from anything . Is better to have an core ingredients to look out for or even some flavor one prefer. After an argument , I give up and decided a cake I want to bake for him. I guess this will set the precedence for his birthday cake now onwards  ^__*.

I chose Durian Mousse Cream Cake. Is so blessed to be able to find Malaysia frozen durian here. Which is pack in the packet.Though we have durian fruit that is frozen here but is mostly product of Thailand. I still prefer Malaysia durian.

It is such an excitement to bake this cake , not only it has been a long time we have durian but also the cake does not use any durian essence is just pure fragrant from the fruit itself.

Here is the recipe for the Durian Mousse Cream cake. I adapted from the recipe as the link I attached

Sponge Cake ( adapt from Wen Delights)


4 Eggs + 1 egg yolk
 80g Sugar ( I used brown sugar and reduce from original 100g)
100g CakeFlour
100g Butter, melted


1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
2. Grease & line 2  8" inches round baking tin with paper.( I am looking to make 2 small layer )
3. Whisk eggs and sugar until stiff. or double in volume. ( Draw a ribbon on the mixture ,it stay on the surface mean is right)
4. Fold in shifted flour by hand using spatula with an upward circulating motion.
5. Take some of the mixture mixed with the melted butter in a bowl, once well mixed pour into the batter and combine well until batter is shiny.
6. Pour into baking tins & bake for 30-35 mins
7. Once bake let it cool for awhile and take it out put on the rack to cool further.

Durian Mousse Cream ( I have 2 recipe mixed and I am totally satisfied with the result )
-> gracekitchencorner & WenDelights

Ingredients :

300g Durian Flesh ( pureed)
200ml Whipping Cream
100g Fresh Milk
2 egg yolks
40g Sugar
5 Tbsp Water
18g Gelatin
1. Place a metal bowl in freezer for used of cream whipping
2. Sprinkle the gelatin onto the water in a bowl , let it bloom . Then place the bowl in a bigger bowl with hot water in it to melt the gelatin
3. In a sauce pan, warm the milk with sugar until the sugar completely dissolved. In a large bowl, mixed the egg yolks then gradually pour the warm milk to the yolks mixed well. Mix in the durian flesh until well combine.
4. Add in the gelatin into the durian mixture and make sure all the gelatin combine well into the durian mixture. Leave it aside to cool down.
5. Take the metal bowl out and whipped the cream till soft peak.
6  Fold in whipped fresh cream into the durian mixture whisk well to combine by using a hand whisk.The durian mousse cream is ready to be used.
Assemble :
1. Have the 2 sponge cake ready to assemble, place 1st layer into a detachable 8" cake tin, spread the mousse on the cake 
2.Cover with another layer of cake. Press the cake down a bit as it will tend to float up. Then spread remaining mousse.
3. Leave cake in the fridge to set.
4. I mixed another 50g of durian puree with 100g of whipped cream to make some decoration on the cake 
The egg yolks does help to make the cream yellowish which is close with durian flesh color . Love this cake , as we have another couple join in the celebration , which the husband birthday is just few days apart. They both enjoy every bite of the cake.

Simply love the durian mousse cream. Is rich and creamy , as I used brown sugar in the sponge cake it looks brownish compare to white yellow sponge cake. However I do find the sponge cake is a bit on a heavy texture is not as light and fluffy as the sponge cake would be. 

Surely will bake this cake again, might try different type of sponge cake recipe then.

If you are durian lover , definitely must try this and enjoy the fullest of this beautiful fruit.


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