Thursday, November 19, 2015

Savoury Cheese Scones

Saw this on My Kitchen's Snippets, I knew that I had to make them....savoury scones mmmmm it is good...light soft and fluffy ...taste really good.  Piggy Jo and myself really loves it.  Lots of fun together just making these delectable scones.  Life is hard and eat hard :) A must try scones.  Cheese packed with bits of chilli and spring onions in it.  A great combination of flavor !

easy to make and end result is satisfying

Jo loves making them...I helped and guided her along :)

just look at the grated cheese topping

The scones turned out great. The salty tang of cheddar went well with the fragrant herby aroma lacing every bite. Thanks Gertrude from such a great savoury scones.  Love it!

Savoury Cheese Scones - adapted from My Kitchen's Snippets

Ingredients :

2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
5 tbsp cold butter
1 red chili - finely chopped
2 tbsp of freshly chopped herbs (chives, rosemary,thyme or parsley)
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs
1 egg - beaten for brushing
Some sesame seeds or parmesan cheese - garnish

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir in cheese and mix well.
2. Rub cold butter into flour mixture until it resemble coarse breadcrumbs. Add in chili and herbs. Beat 2 eggs with milk and add to flour mixture to form dough. Dough should be wet but not too sticky.
3. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface; knead just until dough comes together. Pat out dough to 1-inch-thick round. Using 2 1/2-inch-diameter cutter, cut out scones. Gather dough scraps and repeat. Transfer to prepared sheet.
4. Whisk the 1 egg in small bowl and brush over scones. Sprinkle with sesame seeds or parmesan cheese.
5. Bake scones until golden brown. Cool scones on sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to basket. Serve warm.


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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Soft And Fluffy Sausage Roll - Water Roux method

I came and raided my daughter and son-in-law 's kitchen.  I have a sudden craving to bake some rolls for my daughter and son-in-law and this is the best that I could do.  It is easy and the rolls turned out soft and fluffy without a bread machine and without a cake mixer.  Hand knead lightly...thats all...simple and the end result...beautiful aromatic soft and fluffy...yum yum.  My JO and I had them for high tea...the smell of freshly baked rolls filled the house and our tummy just cant keep rumbling. We walloped two each and kept the rest for my son-in-law. The first thing my son-in-law said was    " it is good..really good "  hahaha so rewarding, so relaxing and so fun !

waiting to be baked..I discovered I have not lost touch to
bread making at all...not rusty :)

beautifully braided and golden brown

love the soft and fluffy texture :)

I love what I have baked ...the aroma of freshly baked rolls
filled the house and lingers till late in the afternoon

Soft & Fluffy Sausage Buns - Water  Roux Method
( dough using water roux method adapted from Grace of Kitchen Corner )


195g bread flour

90g plain flour  
12g milk powder 
30g caster sugar 
6g salt 
6g yeast 
60g beaten eggs 
65g water 
75g water roux  
45g unsalted butter 
9 sausages

egg yolk - beaten for egg wash

Recipe for the water dough "water roux":


Cook 250g water with 50g bread flour at medium low heat, keep stirring until it become thicken and no lumps left. If you've a candy thermometer, measure it until the temperature turn to 65C then turn of the heat. Texture is like baby porridge. Transfer to a clean bowl and cover with a cling wrap to avoid skin forming.


1. Put all the rolls ingredients into mixing bowl and knead into a soft dough. Continue kneading until smooth and elastic and the dough no more sticking at the side of the mixing bowl. Let it proof for 40 minutes in a clean bowl cover with cling wrap.

2. Divide the dough into even size of 9 portions and shape it into smooth ball shape. Let is rest for 10 minutes.

3. Flatten each dough with your hand and roll it out in longish shape.  Use a sharp knife , cut a few strips diagonally for braiding . Do not cut to the center. Place the sausage in the center and start braiding.  Place rolls on a greased baking tray and let the dough proof for 40 minutes.

4. Egg wash the braided rolls and bake at 180C for 20 minutes.

Enjoy !

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Nori Seaweed Muffins

I have some nori sheets left in the fridge and I know that I won’t be making sushi any time soon and these are the remnants from making the seaweed rolls last month. So not wanting to store them too long in the fridge, I decided to use them for making Nori Seaweed Muffins.

After reading this recipe from Angie’s blog - Angie’s Recipes…my online recipe book :p , I was wowed by her Nori Seaweed Muffins and I told myself that I must try it out. I have used nori in sushi, in soup, in tofu , in fish paste rolls and in biscuits but in muffins!...this is the first :) a fusion muffin ! :))It turned out really good…the fragrance of nori seaweed makes the muffins delectable . Thumbs up for this muffin....something different and good for kids too.. lots of goodness in it.
Angie, thanks for sharing this delectable fusion recipe. I heart edible seaweed of any kind. Maybe next time I will use wakame instead of nori…anyone? ;p

nori seaweed muffins waiting to be served
smells  good

WB loves these delectable muffins

Nori Seaweed Muffins (taken from Angie's Recipes )


10 g seaweed
4 eggs
200 gm cake flour
150 gm sugar
35 gm honey
150-180 gm shortening - melted
3 gm baking powder
1 gm baking soda
5 gm salt


1. Soak the seaweed , drain and set aside. Sift together the cake flour, baking powder and baking soda.

2. Blend the eggs , sugar , salt and honey together. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. mixed till all combined.

3. Add in melted shortening and seaweed to become the cake batter.

4. Spoon the batter to the greased muffin cups, 80% full and bake at 175 ° C/350F for 20-25 minutes.


Quote for the day

" No matter where I take my guests, it seems
they like my kitchen best "

~ Pennsylvania Dutch Saying ~

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