From my Haumea's Kitchen and others

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Pandesal my way enough for 2
I love Pandesal, so here's my version for a pan of 8
1/2 cup warm water 110 degrees
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon yeast

3 heaping teaspoons of C and H Stevia light sugar
1/4 teaspoon hawaiian salt or fluer de sel
1 tablespoon lilikoi juice
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup bread flour
1/4 cup extra flour (in case you need it)
1 Tablesoon dry milk powder
1 heaping Tablespoon of instant mashed potatoes (dry) I use Idahoan
1/4-1/2 cup honey panko bread crumbs

2 Tablespoon melted butter at room temp
1 egg room temp

Melt butter and let cool
Bloom yeast in warm water at 110 degrees (I put the dry milk powder here)
Put the 1 teaspoon of honey and let the yeast foam for 5-10 minutes

Mix the flours but keep the 1/4 cup on side, salt, sugar and instant mashed potatoes and place in stand up mixer.Add the yeast, lilikoi or guava juice, butter and egg and mix on low then turn to medium with dough hook and let it go for 7 minutes. I you want to knead by hand you can but the dough will be real sticky so I let the machine do it. In the first 2 minutes keep and eye on the dough and add remaining 1/4 cup as needed. You may need more or less just depends. If you want more lilikoi /guava you can add more but you'll need more flour. After the 7 minutes turn dough out onto floured board should feel silky pillow put dough into a ball place in a greased bowl and put a little olive oil on top cover and let rise for 1 hour.

Should have doubled, punch down dough turn out onto floured board don't overwork the dough and roll into an even log and cut into either 8 equal large or 12 small medium.
Put some panko on the bottom of baking pan (use parchment or silpat) lay each pandesal cut side down don't put too close together but use your judgement, sprinkle some on top, let rise for 45-1hour until about doubled in size cover with cellophane and kitchen towels.

Preheat oven for the last 10 minutes 350 degrees. , remove cellophane sprinkle a little more panko and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. 

Daifuku Mochi
I took a stab at making my own Daifuku Mochi
This one was a winner I used Valhron cocoa
Filled with Marscapone and Crushed Princess Mac nuts.

Caramel Sauce My Way a little Diabetic Friendly
  1/2 cup C and H Stevia light sugar. It's in a pink/white/green pkg near all the sweeteners.
  1/4 cup regular sugar. (Caramel sauce otherwise uses 1.5 cups of regular sugar.)
  1/3  cup water.
  Put ...the water in a stainless steel small pot and add the sugar do not stir just leave it. Low-medium heat and let it do it's thing. You can wash down the side of the pot with a brush and water.
  Have 1 1/4 cup of heavy cream,
1 heaping teaspoon of good butter,
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
pinch of Fleur de Sel
  Keep swirling the pot around on the stove because this caramel can burn fast so you'll need to watch it carefully. I take it darker than amber color where it looks burned but doesn't smell like it. So it's best to cook it low med and adjust to your own stove. I use a Calpahalon pan so I know the heat is distributed correctly. the caramel will look kinda crackly foamey and should like pic 2 this is 20 minutes in. 
 Pour in the cream, butter vanilla and I do add a pinch of pure fleur de sel stir it around and if you have a candy thermometer I let it cook to about 200-205 degrees.
  Turn the stove off and let it cool completely it should be a thick consistency the next day you put in fridge and you can top it on a yogurt parfait or ice cream. 
 I use for my coffee. Notice there is no corn syrup in this. Yay. Enjoy!

Caramel Honey Crisp Apple Hand Pies
Been watching the Niner - Seahawks game and augh how stressful.
So I got around to making my diabetic friendly Caramel Sauce.
I had some Pillsbury pie crust in the fridge and made the above.
I used one Honey Crisp Apple and sliced on the mandolin
Then mixed the sliced with 1 teaspoon of cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon,
2 teaspoons of C and H Stevia Light and 2 Tablespoons of the caramel and mixed.
I used a Mayonnaise lid to cut 5 circles and bunched up the rest of the dough and made a 6th one.
I placed enough apple mixture in each disc folded and crimped.
Egg washed the tops of each one, and made 3 slits, sprinkle with Turbonado Sugar
Baked in oven 350 degrees for 25-30