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Breadmaker Roti Benggali

When I was a kid, on weekends when we went to visit my brother in boarding school, we’d stop by a market in Batu Enam to buy Bengali bread rolls filled with kaya. The bread was simple, soft but not milky, and the kaya was the cheapo diluted type unlike the fancy gourmet ones we see which uses premium ingredients. But I remembered how warm and fragrant they were, freshly baked just in time for afternoon tea, and one roll was never enough.

The basic Benggali bread can be shaped into a plain sandwich loaf, or portioned into rolls with your preferred fillings. This was my tribute to the kaya rolls from my childhood, and gosh these were so darn good, despite the rather ugly shapes. I’m very happy with the flavor but still tweaking the rest times, so will be updating this recipe with new instructions and pictures from time to time.

Based on the recipe from Dari Dapur. Don’t forget the black coffee. ⁣

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Breadmaker Kicked-up Dinner Rolls

I wanted some bread to go with the Honey-butter Baked Chicken I made, so I decided to make some of my own.  These fluffy, buttery dinner rolls are not too sweet or flavorful on their own, great for soaking up pot roast gravy or soups.  I just wish I had some soup or gumbo to go with these!

Based on the recipe by Emeril Lagasse. Updated on 26 Dec 2020 with new pictures. I’ve also modified the recipe for the breadmaker and added a few shortcuts.

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Make Your Own: Yellow Noodles (Mi Kuning)

Been craving noodles. I generally love soupy noodle dishes and noodles in general, but I never really liked store-bought yellow noodles, or mi gemuk as I liked to call them. I find them to have a very unpleasant aftertaste, and some are so full of boric acid and lord knows what other additives, I really just don’t feel motivated to put any of that in my tummy.

Still, I really wanted some curry noodles, so Kak’mbang suggested we make our own. Found an archived article from Sinar Harian with a decent looking recipe, so I used it as a base.

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Breadmaker Pumpkin Bread

In some parts of the world, it’s pumpkin season. Halloween is around the corner, folks are enjoying their Fall treats, maybe while carving faces into pumpkins and such. No such thing here in Malaysia, but it doesn’t stop us from enjoying our pumpkins in any shape or form.

I received some really gorgeous pumpkins from Li Ting the other day, proudly grown in her family home in Bukit Tinggi. I had enough to make a batch of my pumpkin soup, but I figured I’d try something different this time. I was still stumped on what to do when I found this recipe by cook cafemaru for pumpkin bread, and it looked so yummy I had to try it.

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Chicken Asado Pandesal

When I posted the Chicken Adobo I made the other day, I used the hashtag #filipinofood, and subsequently I was followed by @sarapnow, an Instagram account featuring various Filipino dishes. I figured this is the best way to build my exposure to Filipino cuisine, so I started following the account as well.

One day I saw them post a pic of asado pandesal, a type of baked meat bun. Juicy meat wrapped in fluffy bread rolls? YES!

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Crescia al Formaggio

Tons of Parmesan in the freezer for me to clear out. Best place to get ideas for good bread recipes is of course King Arthur Flour, and this Crescia al Formaggio came up quite highly rated.

This was a rather low-touch bread which didn’t need much work, but required quite some patience due to its long resting time. The recipe is chock full of parmesan, with a bit of white pepper for some heat.

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Savory Cheese Bread

Recipes from the King Arthur Flour website often call for cheese powder and I got quite curious about it, so I bought some from the recent Lazada 8.8. sale. I bought extra to get Free Shipping, so I was very eager to start using up this new ingredient.

This Savory Cheese Bread recipe from King Arthur Flour website was originally written for a Zojirushi breadmaker, and I’ve rewritten it for use in my Kenwood BM450 breadmaker.

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Cheese Buns

I’ve had that block of Kraft Cheddar in the fridge for ages now. I think I bought it to use for a different recipe, but never got around to do it.

Fast forward to today and I really want to clear out ingredients from the fridge ASAP, so here I picked a super quick bread roll recipe from Texanerin Baking, rewritten and adjusted for my Kenwood BM450 breadmaker.

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Breadmaker Wu Pao Chun Champion Toast Bread

I’m on quite a few Facebook groups related to breadmaking and breadmaker usage, and quite often I see folks posting their Wu Pao Chun bread. I was wondering what this was all about, and many times those posts didn’t come with the recipe.

One day Rudy shared with me the link to the recipe by The Domestic Goddess Wannabe, written specifically for the breadmaker. I adjusted the recipe to suit my Kenwood BM450, both for a 500 and 750g loaf.

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