scones and puffs.

11 Jul
sorry for the long long break in posting.
If those who don’t already know
I have been back in Singapore for the last 2 weeks.
Can’t post it public cause I had a few surprises planned (:
one failed. and one was a super good success! hehe
happiness. hehe

when i came back.
I stayed home for 5 days
just to make sure I wasn’t infected by the H1N1 nonsense. haha
so what could I do during the time back home?
BAKE OF COURSE! hehe
with my beloved mixer. hehe
oh. how i miss you so! hahaha.



in Melbourne.
all I have is a hand held mixer. haha
and I am seriously not a big fan
cause everything flies all over the place! haha
but yes. was good to be able to use my mixer again! (:

since my mummy is a HUGE fan of scones
I decided to make the scones they made during MasterClass.
and it was goood! hehe
loved it.
cos normally i make scones in weird shapes. haha
they dough tend to be a tad bit sticky
but this one. is pretty! (:

before it went into the oven

AFTER! hehe nice and golden brown hehe (:
LOVE MY OVEN! haha

the lemony taste of the scones made it kinda refreshing.
besides the usual plain or just raisins scones. hehe

after the scones.
Mummy told me there were leftover durians in the fridge
which she already took the flesh out.
so I decided to make durian puffs! hehe
for the first time!
and it was a HUGE success! hehe
everyone loved it.
which made me happy. cos I dun eat durian
and I wouldn’t know how it tasted. haha
took a huge risk! (: but was a good one to take. hehe

how yummy do they look? hehe
i was super happy! hehe

everyone had a lot of creamed durian in it. haha
my grandma loved it! hehe
wheeee! (:

and cheok came over that night.
and he had to try some as well haha

hopefully that expression meant he liked it. haha.

feels good to bake again
after all the stressful exams and lit review. hehe
so here are the recipes! give them a try! (:

Raisins and Lemon Scones

Ingredients:

150ml-175ml milk
150ml cream
1 egg
3 cups self-raising flour
2 tbs caster sugar
1 cup chopped, dried dates
Finely grated rind 1 lemon
Cream & jam, to serve

Steps:

1. Preheat oven 200°C fan forced. Line large flat oven tray with baking paper.

2. Whisk 150ml milk, cream and egg together until well combined. Combine
flour, sugar, dates and lemon rind in a large bowl. Add milk mixture and stir
gently to a soft dough, adding remaining milk if necessary. Turn onto a lightly
floured surface and knead gently until dough comes together.

3. Press dough out to 2cm-thick. Cut scones from dough and place onto tray
flat-side up. Press dough together gently and repeat using the remaining
dough. Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with a little sugar. Bake 12-15
minutes until golden and well risen. Serve hot with jam and cream.

Durian Puffs

Ingredients:

Choux Pastry:
(I doubled this recipe)
85ml water
50g butter
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
50g bread flour
20g cake flour
2 eggs (lightly beaten)

Durian Fillings:
200 or 250 ml of non-diary whipping cream
equivalent amount of durian pulps
10 gm of gelatine powder
3 tbsp of hot water to dissolve gelatine powder

Steps:

Choux Pastry:
1. Cook water, butter, sugar and salt in a saucepan till bubbling hot. Turn the heat to low.

2. Add in the flour mixture in one go and mix with a wooden spoon till a dough is formed.

3. Still on low heat, cook the dough for 1 – 2 minutes till a thin white film is formed at the bottom of the saucepan.

4. Transfer dough to a mixing bowl and beat till it is lukewarm.

5. Add in egg by thirds and mix till well blended and smooth.

6. Place batter into piping bag and pipe it onto a lined pan in rounds of about 5cm in diameter.
Spray some water on it.

7. Bake at 200C for 25 minutes then 180C for 8 – 10 minutes or till dry and golden brown in color.
Turn off the oven and let it cool in the oven for 30 minutes.

8. For the durian filling, whip up whipping cream to a soft peak.
Add in durian pulps and melted gelatine powder and mix well.
Put fillings in a piping bag and pipe it out into the baked choux pastry.
If you like, you can just spoon the fillings into the pastry too.
Dust the top of the pastry with some snow powder and leave it in fridge to chill before serving.

YUMSSSS! (:
I’m a happy girl!
Super good to be home. hehe
 

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6 Responses to “scones and puffs.”

  1. zoeleung1119 July 11, 2009 at 11:15 am #

    wahhh, finally i can see your baking again! haha
    i really want to try the durian puff.
    i read many foodblogs and see many people use durian to make cake/ dessert.
    seriously, i can’t imagine how it taste!!!! haha
    but think it should be something i need to do once in my life time!!!!LOL
    heh~ πŸ™‚
    hope you enjoy the time back home πŸ˜€
    and HELLO to uncle and aunty! πŸ˜€

    • Anonymous July 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm #

      Heh πŸ™‚ thanks Zoe Jiejie πŸ™‚ good to be able to bake again back home!Really love my mixer hahatry just normal puffs if u can’t find durians hehlike use custard to fill the puffs instead :)rem to keep warm! Heh xoxoxoxoxoxo

    • Anonymous July 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm #

      Heh πŸ™‚ thanks Zoe Jiejie πŸ™‚ good to be able to bake again back home!Really love my mixer hahatry just normal puffs if u can’t find durians hehlike use custard to fill the puffs instead :)rem to keep warm! Heh xoxoxoxoxoxo

    • Anonymous July 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm #

      Heh πŸ™‚ thanks Zoe Jiejie πŸ™‚ good to be able to bake again back home!Really love my mixer hahatry just normal puffs if u can’t find durians hehlike use custard to fill the puffs instead :)rem to keep warm! Heh xoxoxoxoxoxo

  2. zoeleung1119 July 11, 2009 at 11:15 am #

    wahhh, finally i can see your baking again! haha
    i really want to try the durian puff.
    i read many foodblogs and see many people use durian to make cake/ dessert.
    seriously, i can’t imagine how it taste!!!! haha
    but think it should be something i need to do once in my life time!!!!LOL
    heh~ πŸ™‚
    hope you enjoy the time back home πŸ˜€
    and HELLO to uncle and aunty! πŸ˜€

  3. zoeleung1119 July 11, 2009 at 11:15 am #

    wahhh, finally i can see your baking again! haha
    i really want to try the durian puff.
    i read many foodblogs and see many people use durian to make cake/ dessert.
    seriously, i can’t imagine how it taste!!!! haha
    but think it should be something i need to do once in my life time!!!!LOL
    heh~ πŸ™‚
    hope you enjoy the time back home πŸ˜€
    and HELLO to uncle and aunty! πŸ˜€

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