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Food: 菠萝包 pineapple bread & banana bread

Yesterday I attempted to make pineapple bread with no pineapple. It’s a popular bread in Asia. I think it is originated in Singapore.

This is the end product.

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The bread is slightly sweet and the crust has a mild butter flavor. My parents like them a lot! 😆

Pineapple bread or Bo Luo Bao

For the bread:

  • 120g water (room temperature)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 20g butter, melted
  • 25g sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 250g flour
  • 1 tsp yeast

For the crust:

  • 30g butter
  • 30g powdered sugar
  • 1/2 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp half and half
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 50g flour

Method:

1. Make the dough for the bread with the bread man dough cycle

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2. Make the crust by mixing the ingredients in that order and put the dough in the fridge for 60 min.

3. Once the dough is ready, separate the dough into 7 balls and cover it with 1/7 of the crust dough.

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4. Let it rise for 60 min in a warm place

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5. Bake at 350F for 25min

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I love love love fresh baked breads! They always smell amazing and look cute (to me ;))

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I also made banana bread for mom. Although she loves pound cakes, they are too high in butter, so I made her banana bread instead and replaced half of the butter by banana.

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Food: Tjs and easy banana bread pudding

I had an empty fridge last weekend so a trip to Tjs was on the top of my to-do list on Monday. I had the intention to pick up just few things to “survive” until Thursday (my mom arrives! :lol:) but I ended up with two full bags and a lot of new items

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One bag of veggies: two bags of salad greens, apples, eggs, yellow and orange peppers (love these!), mushrooms, onions, cauliflower, pearl tomatoes, broccoli, endive, cucumber, green peas and shredded cabbage.

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and these: many of these are new to me and I’m excited to try them

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This would be perfect for salad

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old favorite to make tortilla pizza

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my all time fav

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I want to cook Thai at home (too)

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I love hearts of palm, they are so delicate

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Thai sauces

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I haven’t had chicken for more than 6 months :shock:, surprisingly I want to have some now 😉

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I couldn’t wait to try to test the sauce. Saute veggies and tofu with some canola oil for few minutes

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and this sauce

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1/4 cup per serving according to the label

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cooked some millet

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I love the color of this meal

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it was SOOOOOO TASTY!!! The sauce is exactly what I was looking for. It tastes gingery, coconut and a little spicy, very thai 😉 I might add more red peppers next time because I want it to be really spicy!

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I had four slices of this bread and 2 frozen bananas in the freezer for a while. For some reason I haven’t craved bread for breakfast the last two weeks. So I throw them together for a easy banana bread pudding.

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Easy Banana Bread Pudding

  • 4 slices of WW bread
  • 2 large bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used Almond milk)

Steps:

1. Cut breads into cubes.

2. Mash bananas with a spoon and add all the liquid ingredients

3. 1+2 and bake at 370F for 50 min

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Really simple, right? But it was great! It’s naturally sweetened and perfect for someone who doesn’t have a sweet tooth. I made it on Monday afternoon and it’s all gone!!! 😆

Q: What was the last new grocery item you got and you love it?

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Food: after a short hiatus……

After that dinner I didn’t cook for four days! I’d eat out or I’d spend <5 min to prepare a meal. Like this one:

frozen spinach, tofu, brown rice pasta and parmesan all mixed and bake for 15 min

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frozen spinach, hummus and smoked salmon in tortilla

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and one without salmon

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It was simple but quite tasty

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As the weather gets warmer, I crave salad. The other day I had lunch with a friend at Mai Thai and she recommended me to have the avocado salad. Oh… my goodness! How did I forgot avocado? I like it soooo much!!! So the next day I got a salad at Sweet and Green with double avocado as topping. It made everything soooo delicious!!!

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Love “working on a salad” and watching TV.

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On Thursday I finally felt cooking again. I used brown rice flour to make this banana bread.

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so simple but really really good. I ate the half batch in <24 hrs 😯

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and I made bread

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Whole Wheat with Flax Seed

  • 2 cups water
  • 2.5 cups WW flour
  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 1/4 cup flax seed, grounded
  • 1.25 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tsp salt

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I really liked the cannelloni that I prepared that night so I made some more for myself. I used almost the exact recipe, except that I used WW flour for the pancakes, and I added tofu in the filling.

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2 batch to the freezer and 1 batch topped with tomato sauce

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A salad made with butter lettuce, spinach, yellow peppers and smoked salmon with carrot ginger dressing.

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finally a good dinner!!! 🙂

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Q: What are you craving now? I’m craving salad with avocado!

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