Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Savory Vege Cakes

Do you like cake??
Yes, of cause, everyone loves it.

How about non sweet, savory cake??

I made savory vegetable and cheese pound cake.  It is called les cakes salées in Frence.

This cake is easy to make and contains lots of vegetable as much as you like.
Tomato, spinach, onion, mashroom, green pepper, olives, harbs, cheese, beacon, ham, tuna, salmon........
What do you wanna choose???

Simple taste from veges and cheese. Or you can add beacon or olives and so on, for make extra taste.
Make your own taste!!

Savory Vege Cake
(23 x 13 x 8 cm loaf pan )
180g Plain flour
1 teaspoon of Baking powder
3 Eggs
1 Table spoon of Sugar
50g Canola Oil
Salt & Pepper for taste

250g Cream Cheese

2 Tomatos
100g Spinach(boiled and chopped)
80g Zucchini
50g Broccori(chopped and boiled)

1. Prepere baking papper on a loaf pan. Preheat oven at 180℃.
Sift the flour and baking powder together into a bowl.
Cut or chopped veges into dice.
2. In a large bowl, whip the eggs and sugar till it becomes whiten. Add the oil, mix well together.
3. Add salt and pepper for seasoning. Concider about cheese and other ingreedients, control salt for taste.
4. Add chopped veges, combine well. Then add cream cheese, mix well together.
5.Add flour, delicately blend with spatura.

6. Put the dough into the loaf pan.

7. Bake it at 180℃ for 40 - 50 minutes and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
On the way to bake, 10 mminutes later, put decoration veges in the center.

8.15 minutes later, take the cake out from the loaf pan, place it on a wire lack to cool down.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day baking - Fondant au Chocolate

In japan, we girls give chocolate with love to boys on Valentine's Day.
That's original custom in Japan.
 Long time ago, that time, we didn't know about Valantine's Day. We are not Christian country. One day, Chocolate company made advertisement...."Give chocolate with love to your boy friend on 14th Feb, Valentine's Day!! It is a Day of LOVE !!"

Now, we girls give special chocolate to special boys or small chocolate to friends (include girls) and so on.
We enjoy Valentine's Day, we make chocolate baking, and give it to friends.
And on 14th March, we call White Day, boys give cookie back to girls if they got chocolate from girls.
It is original custom in Japan!!

Ok, try to make chocolate baking in NZ.

Fondant au Chocolate

"Fondant" means "Melting" in French.
Yes, half-cooked cakes, inside melting chocolate.  Reheat little bit, decolate with ice cream, it could be yuuuuuuuuuuuummy!!

(Make 12 with 5cm muffin cups)
170g Chocolate (chopped)
120g Non salted Butter (cut into dice)
70g Plain Flour
1 Tea spoon of Baking powder
20g Cocoa powder
4 Egg Yolks
4 Egg White
80g Suger

Powder sugar for decoration

1.Preheat oven at 180℃.
Sift plain flour and cocoa powder , baking powder together in a bowl.
2. In a small pan, melt butter and add chocolate, stire and melt it.
3. In a large bowl, mix the egg yolks with half of sugar until they whiten. Add the melted chocolate, combine them.
4. Whip the egg white until light and fluffy.

5. In the chocolate bowl, delicatly blend the whipped egg white with spatura.

6. Mix flour mixture with chocolate delicately as well.
7. Pour the mixture into muffin cup. Bake it at 170℃ for 8- 10 minutes until the surface of the cakes starts cracking.

8. Eat warm!!

Apple cider sourdough

How to make sour dough??
From wheat flour or rye flour with yeast???

Do you know we can make sour dough bread from apple cider??
Long, long time ago, that's how to make bread with no instant yeast.

I made this apple cider from apple by myself. Just small amount, one small jum jar of it.

Bubbling actively!!
Then made sour dough polish with flour and the apple cider!

Strong proofing, non instant yeast, non suger.

That's real non additives at all!

I made Ciabatta with apple cider sour dough!

Totally, this bread made from flour, water, salt and apple!!
Simple home made bread!!!!