April 14, 2012

Fun Bread Baking

We played around with bread dough. Here are our products this time.

Yuppi made disappointed versions of emoticons. Kind of weird and funny! That's what she intended.

I made chocolate custard for the buns. I noticed this time that it's way much yummier than any store bought sweet bread spreads.

Mmmm.. I just made usual custard cream and added some cocoa powder to it. Though it can't last long it's definitely worth making.

A mini roll with cream cheese and blueberry jelly.

Using the same dough, I made yuki usagi (snow bunnies) and something.

Belated Happy Easter!

April 05, 2012

Dream Strawberry Tarts


Yuppi made strawberry tarts yesterday. I'm proud of this tart crust because I came up with the recipe. It's a quite basic and familiar one though. The secret of the crumbliness is to use confectioners' sugar. And the secret of the yumminess is to use real butter. I always use salted one (and Hokkaido product). The tart filling is our most favorite -- diplomat cream.

Crumble tart crust recipe -- Not only is this crust good, but also super duper easy to make. You can also use it as a cookie dough. In that case, add another 20g sugar to the recipe.

200g all purpose flour
100g butter
50g confectioners' (powdered) sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon water

1) Place all ingredients except flour in a food processor and process until combined.
2) Add flour then process again until combined.
3) Bake as usual.