I have been sticking to Mammimo bread recipe ( for a year plus. I have modified it slightly to make it a whole meal bread. The only thing about this recipe is it requires the sponge dough method, which takes a longer time for proofing and also double kneading.

Recently, my friend gave me a new bread loaf recipe. I am happy to try it because she is a successful baker herself. I have slightly modified from hers. I like this recipe because it gives us soft loaf and doesn’t use the sponge dough method. Preparing and proofing time reduced! However, the only difference is I have to get full cream milk for this recipe.

The recipe – for this loaf that I would name ‘Mardenia’ 🤣 (bread loaf without sponge dough)

  • 300g bread flour
  • 10g milk powder
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 25g sugar
  • 200 ml full cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp salt

Knead in breadmaker. Let it rest for 30 minutes. Remove it and insert into baking mould. Proof for another 60 minutes. Bake for an hour under 160-170 degrees celcius for 60 minutes.

** you can bake it in the breadmaker itself but I prefer my loaf without a ‘kneading hole’

** I will slowly modify it to whole meal loaf as previously. Today I have it with added chia seeds :

Thanks Siew Li for the original recipe!

Potty trained no3

We have been potty training Norrah since before the MCO days but ‘aggressively’ did so during the MCO days – as we are at home. She has been diaperless during daytime. After a month, she still showed no progress! 🙄 She has been peeing on the floor most of the time. She did pee in the potty twice – but that was it!

BUT this week as we step into Phase 4 of MCO, she starts to show some progress. She started to show us signs; and we managed to bring her to the potty to pee. She even pooped once in the potty. I think she finally managed her fear of pee and poop in the potty. Today, instead of just me asking her to go to the potty, she told me she wanted to pee. She did it not once or twice but four times! 😁😁 We put her on diaper during nap; but when she woke up and wanted to pee, she told me to bring her to the potty! So proud of her – everyone at home cheer so loud for her! Noelle even helped throw the pee into the toilet bowl and washed the potty! 🤣

As per promised, we rewarded her with the Mickey Mouse ice cream! 😁😁 When she pooped in the potty the other day, her sisters also get it. But this ice cream came in a box of four. Today only Norrah gets this ice cream as we only had one left in the freezer. And she deserves it!

Hopefully she will retire from diaper by the time she turns 3 years old! And this will be her MCO days milestone/achievement! 😘😘

amongst the three, it was the most challenging to potty train Norrah! 🙄🤭 At 31+mo, both Noelle and Nikki have already been day time potty trained with Nikki graduated from diaper completely!