Tuesday, April 14, 2020

100% Whole Wheat/Grain Sandwich Bread 全麥/穀麵包

I think most of us know eating whole grain is beneficial to our health. However, making 100% whole wheat/grain bread is really a challenge. The sharp edge of the bran cuts short the gluten and makes the bread dense rather than soft. One way to tackle this is to allow the whole wheat flour to soak enough liquid so the bran is softened.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Sago Pudding with Lotus Seed Paste 蓮蓉西米布甸

This is a fusion dessert because its ingredients originate from different countries or culture.

Custard powder--English
Lotus seed paste filling--Chinese
Sago or tapioca pearls--Thai or Southeast Asian

No matter what its origin, it is a yummy and delicious dessert!

Friday, April 3, 2020

Alkaline Noodles/Ramen 手工鹼水麵

This post has been in my draft folder for quite some time and now, given current events I finally have time to finish and post it. The recipe is from a cookbook called "Momofuku" by David Chang. The famous restaurant with the same name is very popular in New York City.
It is imperative to use high gluten flour or bread flour to provide a chewy texture. If you cannot find both alkaline solutions, using either one should be fine.

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