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Wednesday 2 August 2023



This is a simple bread loaf, knead and baked in the bread machine.

 It takes is 3 hours after you put in all the ingredients. 

If you like to try, here is the recipe :-


255g fresh milk 

400g bread flour

2 Tbsp sugar

2 tsp instant yeast

1 tsp salt

30g butter


1. Put all ingredients into the bread machine from 1st to last

2. Turn on the machine for Basic Bread (3hrs)

3. While the machine is kneading, use a spatula to push in the ingredients if it sticks to the side.

4. Cover, and let the machine do its work.

5. After 3 hours you will get a nice soft loaf

6. Make sure to cool before slicing


1) test dough with your finger after kneading 5-10min, it should not stick to your fingers

- if it stick to your fingers, add flour by the teaspoon

- if it feels dry, add water or milk by the teaspoon too 

2. Milk can be replaced with equal amount of water + 1 Tablespoon of milk powder


1) can substitute 10% (40g) of the flour with Wholemeal or wheat germ or oat flour

2) dried cranberry or raisins can be added after the machine beep after the 2nd kneading

3) if use walnut, remember to toast it before adding 

Tuesday 7 February 2023



Is easy to make 
With machine and minimum handling

Ingredients for 4 small loaves

160g sourdough
250g pau flour
80g fresh milk
40g sugar
10g coconut oil
250g red bean paste (optional) 

1) all ingredients into mixer to knead for 5-10min
2) cover & let it rest for 10min
3) divide into 4 portions & wrap filling if using 
4) allow to proof for 2 hours 
5) steam Bao from cold water for 20 min 

1) Do not open the steamer immediately when done
2) leave Bao in steamer for 5min to let the steam settle down, if not you will have wrinkle Bao



Ever since I started baking bread again after a long break, this is my regular.

We have grown to like this bread more and more.

I use machine to knead the dough, with minimum handling except during shaping.

If you are interested to try your hands, I will gladly share with you this simple recipe.

Ingredients (makes 2 loaves of 450g each)

300g sourdough 

350g bread flour 

2 Tbsp milk powder

2 Tbsp castor sugar

1 tsp salt

170g water

40g butter


1) all ingredients into the machine & knead until the dough is smooth (about 10min)

2) cover, and let rest 60min

3) divide dough into 4 equal portions, and shape into balls

4) place 2 balls side by side into each oiled bread pan

5) allow to proof  3-4 hours until triple in size 

6) bake in preheated oven 190’C for 45min (Tent the bread if it gets dark)


1) proofing time depends on the weather & temperature.

    You may shorten the proofing time by putting the dough into an oven, 

    Also, can put a cup of hot water inside to help speed up.