November 20, 2011

No-knead Soy Milk Bread

It seems like my easy bread dough recipe is almost completed. I made soy milk bread again! Yes I've tried to eat healthier lately (though, on the other hand I've eaten junk food too haha). Though I may have mentioned earlier, soy milk (or milk) gives a fluffy and light texture to bread. So when I want to make soft bread I add them to the recipe. Instead, when I want bread to be a bit chewier like french bread or bagels I use water. This time (as always) I played around with one dough. Interestingly, one dough turns into several kinds of bread depending on how you shape it and bake. There may be some improvements on the recipe, but I'm happy with the result at the moment. Hopefully I can take pictures and write instructions next time. Wow that's what I say each time lol! You know, writing instructions is terribly time-consuming.

no knead #3-5
A mini loaf.

no knead #3
Heidi's white buns.

no knead #3-1
Bacon epis (wheat stalk-shaped french bread), a huge blueberry jam pan (jam-stuffed bun) and something.

no knead #3-6

no knead #3-4a
Jam pan gobbler!!

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A jam pan abandoned... sad.

For those curious about the how-to, here is the outline. Mix together all the ingredients, then keep it in the fridge for like half a day. Then shape it and rise. Then bake and munch. That's all you need to do!

No-knead soy milk bread ingredients (200ml/cup)

4 and 1/2 cups baking flour
2 cups soy milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon instant dry yeast
1 tablespoon tepid water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil

November 07, 2011

Soy Cow Milk Yogurt

This is the first time I've made soymilk-mixed yogurt. As I mentioned earlier, I'm into yogurt-making these days. A huge yogurt hunter lives in my house, and I noticed that the batches I'd made recently were way much better than store-bought ones! That's why I've been on a yogurt kick lately. Though I used to make yogurt myself way back, even made natto by the way, I didn't think I loved yogurt so much. You can find some certain methods if you google. Mine is rather rough, and I ferment milk at lower temperature than the general one. That makes yogurt creamier, a bit sticky and less sour. I guess it's somewhat close to Caspian sea yogurt. And I thought I wanted my yogurt more healthy (I wanted to eat a lot everday lol) so I tried using soy milk for the first time. Since I didn't have the courage to make 100% soy yogurt, used both half and half. It turned out much better than I thought it would be. It has a bit of soy flavor, which makes it more delicate in taste. I love to eat it with mango jam, which has been my daily dessert. I'm currently loving both of this soy/cow milk yogurt and whole fat one. Hopefully I will write my method next time.

homemade soy/cow milk yogurt

breakfast

homemade soy/cow milk yogurt with mango jam. oishiiii

November 05, 2011

Soymilk Hotdog Buns

Again! Bread! This time it's not no-knead. I mean, it's machine-kneaded. I didn't have the long resting time to form gluten. I sometimes add soy milk to bread dough. Soy/cow milk give a fluffy and light texture to bread. I think milk bread suits sandwiches and burgers. Do you want to see the recipe? I'm happy with the texture, but want to improve the taste a bit more.

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Look at these! They are made from the same dough, but I overbaked them as I was doing something else ughh...

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November 04, 2011

Second No-knead Bread and First Hummus

I baked no-knead bread again. This time I used mini loaf pans. I'm pretty sure through the two experience, I can make decent bread without kneading. First I mixed ingredients, then kept it in the fridge overnight. Time forms gluten instead of kneading. Then I rose the dough, then baked. But I'm still not totally happy with my own recipe to share.

second no-knead bread

second no-knead bread-2

second no-knead bread-3

In the meantime, I made this weird food. Guess what it is. Don't say it's yukky. It's HUMMUS! I made it for the first time! But I didn't have chick peas or sesame paste, plus I had plenty of black soy beans instead. Yes, I used them for hummus. I'm not sure if it can count as hummus though haha! It looks like liver paste, don't you think so? It's actually a bit similar in taste. I mixed all together boiled black soy beans, olive oil, lemon juice, sesame seeds, salt, chili pepper, garlic powder and oregano in the food processor. So my old food processor couldn't a good job. The cutter is too blunt to smooth soy beans and sesame seeds.

hummus