Wednesday, January 30, 2008

dealing with leftovers

Brushing some egg and sesame seed on my leftover sweet potato paste and then of course baking it, I made myself another batch of sweets for my poor tummy that has never once been full ever since winter came. They usually make this with normal yellow/orange sweet potatoes, but I thought these purple ones look much nicer! Purplish as it may seem, not even one drop of colouring in it! :)

Monday, January 28, 2008

The baking craze continues

Today's menu would be everything associated with frozen pie sheets. Presenting to you, パルミエ Palmier and 紫芋パイ sweet potato pie!

If you know what 源氏パイ genji-pie is, then you would know what Palmier is. It's just a very simple crispy delicacy where you just brush egg and sprinkle sugar on pie sheets and then tuck it into the oven. and voila, some snacks for supper! :)

Sweet potato pie was another easy and fun baking experiment. Mixing mashed sweet potatoes with some honey, butter, sugar, milk(or cream) and rum. And then folding it in between the pie sheets. No need for recipes since u will not be able to resist testing the potato paste along the way.

And for those who have never used frozen pie sheets before, you don't have to worry whether or not it will rise enough to be fluffy or not, coz it does. Well, at least it did for me. hehe. My next hurdle shall be kneading the dough myself. Wish me luck! :)

Last, but not least, how could I forget dear ponpon's birthday. hehe.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

黒砂糖風味の蒸しパン @ Malaikou

Bitten by the baking bug lately, I've been going through recipes after recipes for the past few days. And couldn't resist baking ( in this case steaming would be more presice I guess hehe) something after finally buying my baking powder today. And thus resulting in these.

黒砂糖風味の蒸しパン, kuro sato fumi no mushi-pan, literally meaning black sugar steamed bread in Japanese, is actually something like our malaikou in Malaysia. Thanks to the 4 tsp of baking powder, they popped up just perfect for the camera. Of course, for the tummy too. *big grin*