As one of the volunteer in GIC, I was invited to attend the Appreciation BBQ at the new place today. I feel honored as I love being there, So this will be my contribution for the GIC (Geoje Internatinal Center) BBQ today.
Last weekend before the school begin next week. Weather was bad since yesterday, very gloomy and wet that we'd better stayed indoor.
This is when I decided to try my new toy. Other Half bought for me a new toy, few days ago, a cast iron waffle maker. Woohoo! Thanks to Marion (hey, you're getting famous here) for making Liege's waffles few weeks ago for her birthday. Told Other Half about it and he said that he will get it for me..
After searching through Pinterest (again), I found the recipe. Few sites carry the same recipe, so I might as well I give a try.
2/3 cup milk
1 package active dry yeast
6 tbsp butter, room temp and cut to pieces
1/4 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
3 cups flour
1/2 cup pearl sugar
Warm milk to 40-45*C, sprinkle the yeast over the warm milk and let it sit until it begins to get foamy.
In a bowl of stand mixer, add butter, sugar, salt, flour and egg. Fit the bowl with the dough hook. Mix the ingredients on the lowest setting, pour in the milk and yeast mixture. Increase the speed and knead the dough about 5 minutes or until it forms a soft sticky dough (between cake and bread dough).
Place the dough in a clean bowl, cover it loosely and allow to rise double in size (1 - 1.5 hr)
Place the dough back into the mixer, fit with the dough hook, stir in the pearl sugar into the risen batter, let it rest again for at least 15 minutes.
Heat the waffle iron, take 2 tbsp of batter for each, cook the waffle until they are golden and crisp. Transfer the waffles to plates, serve warm
Oh look what I found on Pinterest! (again!!), combination of apple, cinnamon and loads of butter!!
Spiral Apple Bread with Caramelized Apple Glaze
2 cups flour
3/4 cup warm milk
2 tbsps sugar
2 tbsps butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
Place flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and yeast in a stand mixer with the dough hook. Stir to combine.
In a small bowl, add melted butter into your warm milk, pour the mixture to the flour mixture slowly until it forms a soft dough.
Knead the dough on medium speed for few minutes. Then transfer the dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover loosely and let it rise in a warm place until it double in size.
Punch dough down, on a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle, cut into strips (not to thin nor too large)
Lightly gread baking sheet or round pan. Starting at the center of pan, coil apple slices with dough strips into spiral, pinching ends securely as strips added.
Cover loosely the bread and let it rise for 30-45 minutes.
Preheat oven at 175*C. Bake for 35-30 minutes or until golden brown.
3 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 cup sugar (or less)
For topping, mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Once the bread is removed from the oven, brush the bread with melted butter then sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
1 tbsp butter (yes more butter !!!!)
1/8 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tbsp apple juice
1/4 cup confectionery sugar
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, Stir in brown sugar, Heat to boiling, stirring constantly, reduce heat to low, boil and stir 2 minutes, until the sugar dissolve. Stir in apple juice. Heat to boiling. Remove from heat and let it cool to lukewarm.
Gradually stir in confectionery sugar into the mixture. Drizzle glaze over the bread.