February 2012 archive

DIY Pizza Recipe

Homemade Pizza

Pizza Dough Ingredient:

300gm. Bread Flour
1 Tbspn Brown Sugar
1 Tbspn Olive Oil
1 tspn Dry Yeast
1 tspn salt
190cc warm water

(1) Warm water + dry yeast, rest for 5 mins
(2) Add in all the ingredient including Step 1 and knead the dough
(3) Sprinkler some water and cover the dough
(4) Let the dough rise for an hour
** Tips for winter: Heat up a cup of water in microwave for 60sec and then let the dough covered and rise inside the microwave
Redo this as needed but not microwaving your dough!**

(5) Heat the Oven at 200C or ~390F
(6) Divide dough to 4
** 6″ pizza pan makes 4 pizzas **
** 9″ pizza pan makes 2 pizzas **

(7) Role pizza dough flat in circle on pizza pan and rest for 15 mins
(8) Start decorate your pizza with your favorite ingredient
** I use Italian tomato sauce with white button mushrooms, turkey ham slice, sausage slice, Onion **

(9) Do not forget to sprinkler mozzarella cheese as a finishing touch!
** If you have other cheese preference, you could add in too! **

(10)Put your Pizza in oven and bake for 10 mins or until cheese turn golden brown.

Some Ideas to be a chef of your own Pizza:

White mushrooms
Ground chicken breast
Salami
Ham
Pepperoni
All kind of sausages
All kind of bacon
Jalapeños
Red/green peppers
Tomatoes
Onions
Black Olives
Asparagus
pineapples

Sauces Base:

Tomato
Alfredo
Pesto cream
Garlic cream

homemade pizza

Cranberry Banana Wheat Sponge Cake

sponge cake

Preparation:
Set oven bake temperature at 160C (or ~320F)

Ingredients:

Step A
5 Egg yolk
10 gm. Castor sugar (2 Tbspn)
3 Tbspn Olive Oil/vegetable oil
1/4 tspn Lemon juice
160 gm. Squash Banana (about 1.5 US banana)
60 gm. All purpose flour (1/2 cup)
30 gm. Wheat flour (1/4 cup)
1 tspn Milk

(1) Use a big bowl to mix egg yolk, sugar, olive oil, lemon juice, squash banana
(2) Add in all purpose flour and wheat flour to mix well
(3) Add in milk and continue mix and set aside

Step B
5 egg white Cold
50 gm.sugar (~1/4 cup)
1 tspn Lemon Juice

(4) Whisk egg white till bubble then add in lemon juice
(5) When egg white foam, add in half sugar (~estimation=50gm, don’t have to be accurate)
(6) Continue Whisk and add in the remaining balance of 50gm sugar till soft peak
** Make sure all mixer/bowl are dry without water/oil. Pure egg white with no single drop of egg yolk **

Step C
(7) Fold in some egg white foam to Step A (big Bowl of banana batter)
(8) Pour in mixture of step 7 back to the remaining egg white foam and mix well
(9) Use a small amount of all purpose flour to coat a handful of cranberries and fold in batter
** This is optional, all purpose flour coating will prevent cranberries sink to the bottom of the cake **
(10) Pour batter in sponge cake mold
(11) Bake for 55 mins
** Always check with a clean toothpick on your well done cake **
(12) Immediately flip and turn the mold with cake and allow cake to cool
(13) use a sharp knife to remove cake from mold

Layer Cheese Cake (Lapis Legit Keju)

Layer Cake

Preparation:
Set oven to Broil = Grill at 200C (or ~400F)
** Layer Cake is using grill method, not Bake! **
Grease and lined a 7″ square tray and set aside

Ingredients:

Step A
100 gm. Cake flour    (0.8 cup)
380 gm. Butter
120 gm. cream cheese
100 gm. castor sugar (0.4 cup)
16  egg yolk
2 tbsp. rum or brandy

(1) Cream butter, cream cheese and 100 gm. sugar till creamy.
(2) Add in egg yolks one by one making sure that it’s thoroughly combined before adding in the next egg yolk.
(3) Add in cake flour then complete with 2 Tbsp. rum and mix thoroughly.

Step B
3 egg white Cold
100 gm.sugar (0.4 cup)
1 tspn Lemon Juice

(4) Whisk egg white till bubble then add in Lemon Juice
(5) When egg white foam, add in half sugar (~estimation=50gm, don’t have to be accurate)
(6) Continue Whisk and add in the balance of 50gm sugar till soft peak
** Make sure all mixer/bowl are dry without water/oil. Pure egg white with no single drop of egg yolk **

Step C
(7) Fold in some egg white foam to Step A
(8) Pour in mixture of step 7 back to the remaining egg white foam and mix well
(9) Scope in a thin layer of batter on square tray and grill each layer at 7 mins

** Place your tray at very top rack and heat oven at TOP ONLY **

** I use a 3″ ladle to pour batter on square tray, use the ladle lightly press on the bottom layer when filled in each layer of batter**

** WARNING: Each oven temperature varies; Watch each layer of your cake to make sure not over burnt**

(10) Last layer bake for 10 mins or until brown on top
(11) Remove from oven, leave to cool on wire rack.
(12) Slice and serve.