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12 February 2009

Guide to baking love

By Derek

With Valentine just around the corner, simply taking your date to the movies and a dinner may not seem enough to cut it nowadays. Good news as help is on the way as love is in the air.

Bread is one of my favourites especially croissant. Baking is also an art and nothing tastes better than bread made yourself. This in addition to getting the love of your life is definitely another form of art (wink wink). The illustrations below (by yours truly) show another alternative to baking your own bread instead of always dropping by your nearest bakery.

For guy’s, this might be your chance to impress your date/other half. For girls who can’t survive in the kitchen, this is your chance to go one up.

Ingredients:
3/4 cup warm water
1 package active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
1-1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp vegetable shortening
1/2 cup milk
3 cups all-purpose flour (flour amount may vary according to required ‘toughness’ of bread)

The idea is to mix the dough by allowing the yeast to dissolve first in the water and then mix in the others ingredients to create the glutin.

Have a go yourself and remember, AirAsians can bake too!

Disclaimer: We do not guarantee your other half will fall madly in love after this experiment or this will definitely guarantee you a date on Saturday. Do so at your own risk and be sure to have fun!

  • Muqaddis

    Well,brava Derek for the recipe, indeed bread is something that will not cause any sort of stomach upset to you. I believe if you add a bit of grind clove and cinamon, the taste will be sweeter definitely will stimulate the feeling of “love”. Bravo!

  • Sze Chin

    thanks derek for the sharing. i am sure u had kills lots of girl by ur “love” bread. hahaha…. anyway happy valentine’s day to all!!!!~

  • Nickee

    I love cinnamon! Do you know how to make cinnamon rolls too?

    “Bread is one of my favourites especially croissant”- means your favorite pastry to bake or your favorite pastry to eat? Next time bake us some for those sinful croissant & bring to office ya!

  • Almond

    neat drawing, better if you can color them a bit ;)

  • Derek

    Thanks to Muqaddis for the additional topping which would validate Elizabeth’s comment that it will be a kill this Saturday and Happy Valentine’s Day to all! Have a blast!