Friday, March 11, 2011

My contact

For some, you might be aware that I have changed my email address. Not too long ago, I was logged out of it. Tried contacting yahoo on this issue but they were unable to help me.

It was long ago that I signed up on this old email address and to be honest, I couldn't remember my security answers. Without that, they (yahoo staff) couldn't do a thing for me even though I volunteer to them all personal particulars. Pathetic but such is life.

With past experience on my hard disk, I then stored my recipes on this email address, both my personal ones as well as those friends who are kind enough to share.

After this incident, I trust no more on technology. It is still the trusty paper that I will stick to from now onwards. Haiz.... there goes my green movement of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

So to those who holds my old email either on msn or yahoo and still wants to chat with me, please update with my new one, mythoughtsmyblog@yahoo.com.sg. Cheesy ID but just couldn't think of any interesting ID that is already not taken.

To end the day, I baked some Mini Baguettes. Another good recipe from Dough. I left it to proof over night as I needed to visit my dad in the hospital the night before.

First of all, many thanks for all your well wishes. My dad is on the road to recovery. He was diagnosed with chronic eczema. His whole body swelled to an unbelievable stage. I actually got really worried for him. Such swelling can be fatal if it is around his airway.

Before being admitted, he actually consulted many doctors and even a specialist but it was useless. Thus sometime, it really depends on your luck to find the RIGHT doctor.

My mom who stayed with me last night as I didn’t want her to travel up and down to visit my dad. I baked these for her breakfast today and am glad that liked it as it is chewy and crusty when warm.

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This is what the author called White Dough. It can have many varieties to it, thus by adding some lemon zest, voila …. A Lemon Rolls is created.

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See how soft this is? Another recipe to keep.

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I went ahead to also bake a chiffon for my mom as she loves cakes. Unfortunately, it just couldn't make it.

See my pathetic and ugly chiffon.

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This is a 5 eggs recipe and it actually supposed to be a nice tall 8" chiffon but look at this.... short and stumpy.

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I am not going to give up but I hope my fellow bakers can share some advice with me.

I'm submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #5 Fruity March hosted by Jess from Bakericious.

Lemon Rolls

Source: Richard Bertinet, Dough

What you need:

10g fresh yeast
500g bread flour
10g salt
350g water
zest of 2 lemon

Method:

Rub yeast into flour till crumble.

Add salt and water.

Mix together to form a soft dough.

Pour onto table and knead till it is elastic.

Add zest just before finish kneading. Ensure it is evenly distributed.

Form the dough and into a ball and proof for 1 hour.

Cut the rested dough into 9 - 10 pieces and form them into balls.

Cover and let it rest for 5 mins.

Shaped them into a round ball and cover and let them proof for another 1 hour in a warm area till double in size.

Place the rolls on a baking tray and score the tops with a razor (I omit this step).

Bake for 9 - 10 mins at 220 degree.
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18 comments:

  1. Hope your dad is well on his way to a full recovery!

    I'm always fearful technology will fail on me - so what I do is to save digital versions in my email, blog and several other places. Dropbox is one of those places you can keep documents too :) Maybe they might be helpful for you! And I've a notebook to jot down the recipes, but I try to save paper by writing a few recipes on each page :)

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  2. I like your mini baguettes and lemon rolls!
    Just sharing my own failing experience on chiffon, it could due to beating of egg white is not yet foaming and when mixing of egg white to egg yolk, has to fold in.

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  3. Hey Edith,
    Glad to hear that your dad is well now. Your bread really looks good. Do you use crusty bread improver for this? Hmm.. btw, did you over mix the chiffon batter which results in a dense cake?

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  4. hope your dad is feeling better now...which hospital is he hospitalised in?

    your bread looks really good! n dont worry abt the chiffon cake, it happens to me often =/

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  5. Edith,

    Try Little Corner of Mine's Chiffon cake recipe. It always work. I just bake orange chiffon cake last night. Smells heavenly...

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  6. Hi Edith,

    Glad that your dad is well and on his way to full recovery. Upir ,omo bagiettes really look great, i can almost smell and taste it with some kaya and butter :p

    Is it the oven tempture that makes is collapse?

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  7. hi Edith,

    my prayer for your dad - hope he gets well soon :)

    your baguette looks delicious!

    i havent baked any chiffon cake so cant comment about that - in fact need guidance in baking one heheheh...

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  8. Hi Edith,
    Speedy recovery to your dad.
    It's amazing how you find time and energy to bake with all the drama in your life. Your breads turned out awesome.
    As for the chiffon... my friend also had the same result last night from a fail-proof recipe. You know what, I think it's the weather, the earthquake and tsunamis, upsetting the vibes in the air. And as chiffon cakes are sensitive, I reckon that's what affected the chiffon ;) Don't let this temperamental chiffon upset you.

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  9. Glad to hear that your dad is getting well.

    It is always good to do regular backup of your digital documents...but I'm guilty of never getting around to do it. You must be very tired, that could be why your chiffon cake didn't want to cooperate with you ;)

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  10. i hope your dad gets well soon Edith.

    I'm baffled when i saw your chiffon, hmmm what went wrong we shall chat online when i see you in msn ok!

    The french bread and lemon rolls are simply divine!

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  11. Glad your dad is better.
    Could you have over mixed or gave insufficient baking time for your chiffon? hope this helps.

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  12. Hi Edith, hhb's banana chiffon & Florence's(do what i like) green tea/orange chiffon always turn out beautifully. Rae's blog(allthatmatter) has a useful demo on how to beat e egg white to e correct consistency. Hope u find these helpful :-)
    Yr rolls look v 'pro'!

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  13. Thanks Janine, my dad is going to be discharge today!

    From now on, I won't trust technology anymore. Very heart pain.

    Thanks Ah Tze. I might not have baked them long enough.

    CaThY, I don't use improver on my bakes as it will defeats the goodness of home made.

    Jean, he got admitted to CDC. Very old hospital but it is very peaceful over there.

    Sherreen, I think she used Florence's recipe.

    Cuisine Paradise. I think it is my oven that caused the collapse.

    Alice, thanks so much for your prayer.

    NEL, the batter baker, sometime baking helps me to destress. My mom always nagged at me for making myself so busy but it is kind of a distractor as least for half hour also good.

    Happy Homebaker, the problem with me, I always lack that consistency to backup. Hubby always scold me for that. LOLz.

    j3ss kitch3n, thanks dad is on the road to recovery.

    busygran, I think you are right. I might not have baked it long enough.

    mj, Florence's recipes are very very good. My first successful chiffon was from her.

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  14. hope your dad is feeling better now...which hospital is he hospitalised in?

    your bread looks really good! n dont worry abt the chiffon cake, it happens to me often =/

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  15. Hope your dad is well on his way to a full recovery!

    I'm always fearful technology will fail on me - so what I do is to save digital versions in my email, blog and several other places. Dropbox is one of those places you can keep documents too :) Maybe they might be helpful for you! And I've a notebook to jot down the recipes, but I try to save paper by writing a few recipes on each page :)

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  16. Tricia:
    Edith , I suggest you dun use the optima flour mix cos I had alOt of previous bad experience with it tat cake dun turn out well . I will send u a good sponge recipe that I use . Hope it helps

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  17. Edith , I suggest you dun use the optima flour mix cos I had alOt of previous bad experience with it tat cake dun turn out well . I will send u a good sponge recipe that I use . Hope it helps

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  18. Sorry Jean and Janine that I missed out your comments, dad is much better these days and we found out certain type of food he is now allergy to. Really strange as it wasn't in the past.

    And Janine, you are really very diligent and organised. I can't that to myself. These days I am also very absentminded. Guess I need to go for yoga or mediation.

    Thanks Honey & Pooh and am looking forward to your email.

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