Sunday, January 8, 2012

Bread Frenzy

Firstly, I have to apologize to my dear readers that we've been dormant for so long.  It's been a absolutely crazy and eventful year.  So when 2011 came to an end I made a resolution to revive this site and bring more recipes to you all.   

Well, it's not that I have not been cooking, infact Nana and me has been meeting up pretty regularly to cook on weekends.....well...procrastination happened too... :P  

We've decided to start with something really simple today, something to start the day since my favourite meal of the day is BREAKFAST!!!  I especially enjoy eating breakfast for dinner.  It's the delusion that my day has just started and I still have plenty of time ahead... :P  

After some thought we decided on Mango bread...however, the mangoes at the supermarket looked absolutely hideous today.  Then we had so many ideas and couldn't really decide on one so we made ALL.  The recipes are pretty much the same, only the ingredients and liquids differ.  Takes about 20minutes to prepare and 1hour of baking time.  Each recipe makes 2 loaves.

Banana Walnut Bread

6 large eggs
- 1.5 cup safflower oil or canola oil
4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup wholemeal flour
- 1.5 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (packed) light brown sugar
5 very riped bananas (coursely mashed)*
- 1 cup walnuts*

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. Butter loaf pan.

Mix all dry ingredients together

Whisk eggs and oil and white sugar together till it thickens slightly. (Above 3 steps stays the same)  Mash bananas , Roast walnuts
Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients, mix well.  Add mashed bananas and Roast walnuts in.  Bake for 1hour 

Orange Almond Bread

Replace * ingredients with,

- Zest of 4 orange
- Flesh of orange, no skin or pith, one tsp of ginger cooked in sugar with 4 cardamons into a light marmalade
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 300gm finely blended almond
- Almond flakes
-2 -4 tablespoon of milk

Mix zest of orange, light marmalade, zest of lemon, finely blended almond into batter
Pour batter into pan and sprinkle almond flakes on top 

Expresso and Chocolate Chunk Bread

Replace * ingredients with,

- A cup of thick expresso
- A block of milk chocolate
- A block of very dark chocolate
- 4 tablespoon of milk

Mix thick expresso (cooled) into wet ingredients and beat
Mix wet and dry ingredients together well
Stir in chunks of chocolate
Pour batter in pan and bake for 1hour

Bon Appetit
Monica Eng

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