Sunday, May 1, 2016

Homemade Peanut Butter

I always love peanut butter. I did not realize that it was so easy to make at home. All you need is a simple grinder which usually comes together with your blender. I always thought in order to make  peanut butter you need sophisticated food processor till I view how it was made in you-tube video.

300 gm salted Peanuts (roasted & skinless)
100gm leftover/balance creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon honey optional ( This is to make the paste more thicken if it is too oily)
1 or 2 tablespoon butter optional. (This is  to make the paste more creamy)

1.Put some peanuts in  the grinder of an ordinary blender and grind  till they are fine . Empty and set aside the crushed peanuts  into a bowl or container. Repeat till all the peanuts are done.
2. Now mixed some of the crushed peanuts with the left over peanuts butter and put it back into the grinder and grind into a soft and creamy peanut butter. Repeat this process till all the crushed peanuts are done. The objective of mixing some of the crushed peanut with some of the leftover peanut butter is to create a paste so that the blades of the grinder can grind the peanuts more easily.
3. If necessary you may add the optional honey just to thicken the peanut butter if you find it too oily or add 1 tablespoon of butter if it is too dry and to enhance the favour.

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Bee Hive cake

 This is my 2nd attempt in making this cake after so many years. My first attempt the beehive is not so distinct but the taste is there. I think I does not add enough baking soda. Well here are the recipe which I used adapted from Y2K..

3 tbsp butter
½ tin or 194g condensed milk

Sieved together:
120g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

5 large eggs

230g castor sugar *
200ml hot water*

1.   Preheat oven to 200 degree C.
2.   Beat condensed milk and butter till pale and fluffy. .Gently fold in sifted dry ingredients (B).
3.   In another mixing bowl, beat eggs till fluffy and almost double in volume.  Add into the condensed milk batter
4    In a saucepan over low heat, caramelize the sugar ( without the water) until it turns a dark golden brown. 
    * As soon as the melted sugar has turned golden yellow, turn the heat to right low. Continue heating till the sugar turns golden brown. Do not burnt the sugar or it could result in a  bitter cake. This will take about 6 to 8 minutes and let the sugar brown slowly as you stir it. Then add the  hot water a little at a time, the hot sugar may spit and splatter. Continue adding water one tbsp at a time till it stops sizzling, then pour in the rest of water. Stir and scrape the side until the caramel is dissolved in the water and it becomes thin syrup. Remove from heat and turn heat off
Set aside the pan to cool off a bit.
5.  Fold the caramel into the mixed batter but do not over fold or air bubbles will be deflated Pour the caramel butter sauce into the batter and mix well.
6.   Pour the batter into a greased, 9-inch round cake pan.
7.   Bake at 200 degree C for about 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

A: 炼乳半罐(194克),牛油3汤匙
B: 低筋面粉120克,发粉1茶匙
C: 鸡蛋5粒(A级)
D: 幼糖230克
1. 将A料的炼乳及牛油以搅拌器打至蓬松浅白,加入B料的粉类。
2. 另外一个碗内,将C料的鸡蛋打至松发,加入(1)拌匀。
3. 将D料的幼糖放入一个厚底锅煮溶至褐色,加入热水搅至形成糖酱,熄火。
4. 将(3)倒入(1)内拌匀,不要搅拌过度以免面糊内的气泡消失。

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