Friday, August 17, 2012

Bread Bento #5

Fluttering Butterfly ^^

"What is this mummy? It's an owl?! Hmm...erm...ok lor...if you say so!" 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Caramel and Chocolate Mini Doughnuts

This is my 2nd batch of doughnuts. I left half of my dough in the fridge the day before and honestly I was not too sure if it will rise properly when cooked.  Am so happy when it turned out fine. After retrieving the dough from the fridge, I rolled it out, cut them with cookie cutter and left them on a floured tray at room temperature for about half an hour. Then after I proceeded to fry them as per my previous batch. There was no difference in texture at all. It was as soft and as puffy as my 1st batch. To try something different, I glazed these doughnuts with caramel and chocolate glaze. Both were heavenly! The caramel glaze is not difficult to make at all and it's very versatile. It can be drizzled over pancakes, crepes, chiffon cakes, ice creams & even apples. However, the caramel sauce is on the sweeter side, so I used it sparingly. For the chocolate glaze, I used dark chocolate. It complement the caramel sauce well coz it's less sweet and has strong cocoa favour. Fat cheeks especially loves the caramel sauce, she'll lick her doughnuts then her fingers then her plate. I had to watch her like a hawk to make sure she does not put her gooey fingers all over the place. When I tell her to stop licking, her response was "it's just to yummy mama!!". Looks like I will have to control myself and not make these treats too often. We're all getting too chubby! =) 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mini Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

The past week was terrible for me. Bad news tumbling in one after another. I am still learning to deal with it and am still a little down. In all, I guess bad things only serves to remind me not to take things for granted and it's in times like this I am ever so grateful to my hubby & my sweet darling Fat cheeks for being there for me. To distract myself, I decided to make something that has long been on my "to-make" list...doughnuts! I love doughnuts especially the old school kind that is covered with sugar. This recipe is from a doughnut cookbook which I bought at an Expo sale. I was very pleased with how the doughnuts turned out. They are light, fluffy and very soft. The only problem is that the quantity shown in the cookbook makes huge batches of doughnuts. So I halved the recipe amount and even then I still had a lot of doughnut dough. So I divided the dough into 2 and kept the other half in the fridge so that I can make a 2nd batch the next day. For the 1st batch, I made cinnamon sugar doughnut. The 2nd batch, I made doughnuts with chocolate and caramel glaze. All very yummy. Fat cheeks was hovering at my side the whole time coz she just couldn't wait to get her hands on the doughnuts. =) 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Bread Bento #4

Fruity Friday lunchbox. =)