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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Black Sesame Tangyuan and Tri-colours sweet potatoes ginger syrup 三色番薯黑芝麻汤圆

This will be my last post of year 2015. Just to update a new Tangyuan recipe that i prepared on Dongzi festival.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Kaya Layered Steamed Bao 千层加央包

When i have Kaya and Pau Flour , remind me to make this layered steamed Bao that we used to buy from morning market for breakfast. Beside Kaya a.k.a coconut jam, they also selling other filling like peanuts and red bean.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Yule log cake with Meringue Murshrooms 树桐蛋糕

I have been seeing many peoples making yule log cake during Christmas, also bookmarked long time ago, finally i managed to make my first ever Yule log cake for my first ever Christmas' eve dinner this year.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Cinnamon rolls 肉桂面包

My daughter has been requesting for her favourite's cinnamon rolls many times. So quickly made some for her before she return to campus after the term break.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Pandan Kaya Sponge Sandwiches 班兰咖椰海绵夹心蛋糕

Since i have homemade Kaya (coconut jam), immediately think of to bake this pandan sponge cake that sandwich with Kaya filling which i have long time wanted to replicate likethose selling at pasar malam (night market).

Friday, December 11, 2015

Naked Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake with Berries 令人着魔的巧克力蛋糕

I decided to make this chocolate cake for my hubby's Birthday as few of my blogger friends highly recommended this cake to me. As usual, i like simple of cake decoration, like this naked style ^_^.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Apple Yogurt Cake 苹果酸奶蛋糕

When i see two small Granny Smith apples have been sitting on the countertop for quite some time. It was not enough to make a apple tart. So i made them into this apple yogurt cake since i was craving for some cake at that time ^_^.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Vegetables Curry 蔬菜咖喱

When come to vegetarian meal, my kids only can accept vegetables curry as they love all sort of curry .

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Purple Sweet Potato Hee Pan or Ki Ka Ku (ovenight sponge dough) 紫薯喜粄 (隔夜发酵法)

So long did not make some Hee Pan (steamed glutinous rice buns). After i tried purple sweet potato version from a kuih-muih store after hiking, it tasted so soft but not sure what special ingredients they have added to make them so soft. So better i make it by myself as i know what ingredients that i used.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Yellow Glutinous Rice Wine Chicken 黄酒鸡

First time cooking rice wine chicken using my homemade yellow glutinous rice wine, it has no sour taste but sweet and nice wine aroma, yummy!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Homemade Yellow Glutinous Rice Wine 自制黄酒

I supposed many Chinese women know about Huang Jiu 黄酒 ,because we consume this wine during confinement time. During confinement time, our mother or grandmother will use this wine to cook with kampung chicken with a lot of Bentong ginger (to get rid of angin (wind) . Also add Mee Sua (rice flour vermicilli) with the chicken rice wine . Anyway i never feel this chicken rice wine tasted nice during confinement time, hahaha. Instead  it taste good during normal time.
I was thinking to learn from my mother of making this rice wine long time ago, finally i mange to record the recipe this time as this is a keeper for my future reference ( when my daughter or daughter-in-law deliver baby), hehehe..also some of you might want to learn.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Caramelized Palm Sugar Cassava 椰糖木薯

Sorry for my missing in action, just realized that i have not updated my blog for a month. Before you all start to forgot me, i better quickly update my blog, hehehe. I have updated this recipe on my Instagram for quite some time, but i still prefer to keep recipe on my blog for easy checking. The other day when i chatting with my SIL Annie about cassava, she taught me this old way of enjoying cassava, add gula Melaka or palm sugar with cassava, and it was yummy especially with caramelized palm sugar.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Watermelon Bread Loaf 西瓜土司

I have bookmarked this watermelon bread loaf long time ago. Finally i managed to make it happened !

Friday, October 9, 2015

Leopard Patches Bread Loaf 豹纹土司

After made the giraffe patches bread loaf, my animals inspired bread loaf journey continue, this time i made Leopard patches bread loaf ^_^.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Chocolate and Oatmeal Cookies 巧克力燕麦曲奇

After my kids finished off a box of chocolate and oatmeal cookies at the same day when Aunty Young gave me. I have to bake a batch the next day since not all my family members got a chance to taste out this yummy cookie.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes 巧克力脱脂乳杯子蛋糕

I supposed to make 60 cupcakes for my niece’s Birthday on last week. I planned to bake chocolate buttermilk cupcakes topped with chocolate Swissmeringue buttercream. But the end, I have to cancel this plan due to the bad haze situation (not sure when the school will be closed). Anyway, since I already bought the buttermilk, so I proceed to make some chocolate buttermilk cupcakes.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Milo Ice Cream 美禄冰淇淋

For my little son, he doesn't need fancy ice cream, he just likes this creamy Milo ice cream. The other day, he requested to buy some for him, but i decided to make my own Milo ice cream since i still have leftover whipping cream that going to expire soon.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cendol Jelly Mooncake 煎蕊燕菜月饼

I have been seeing this Cendol flavour of jelly mooncake around the internet. Since i just bought a mould that to make the jelly egg yolk, so my first homemade jelly mooncake chosen Cendol as the flavour.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Milo & Chocolate Chips Cupcakes 美禄巧克力粒纸杯蛋糕

My pantry will not run out of stock of Milo as my kids must have at least a cup of Milo hot drink everyday. It smell so good when i baking these Milo cupcakes the other day.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Rabbit Kluang Mooncake 兔子形居鑾月餅

Last year i replicated the famous Kluang mooncake using my best melt-in-mouth pastry . It was well received by my family especially my sister. This year i got this idea made them into rabbit shape, as i feel the original rugby ball shape is quite big to pack them. Furthermore Chinese believed the Jade Rabbit was an animal that lived on the moon and accompanied Chang'e, read more here, so it is a lucky animal ^_^.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Raisin Bread Buns with Butter and Sugar 粗糖牛油葡萄干小面包

This type of small buttery buns that sprinkle with sugar on top sure never fail to attract my family members to enjoy them more ^_^

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Snowskin Mooncake with Red Bean and Matcha Mochi 冰皮月饼红豆绿茶蔴糬

My kids have been asking me to make their favourite snowskin mooncake. This time i made with Japanese inspired moooncake, matcha mochi wrapped with red bean paste , plain snowskin and topped with beautiful pickled sakura ^_^

Monday, September 14, 2015

Mini Lotus Mooncakes 广式莲蓉迷你月饼

Among so many varieties of mooncakes, i still prefer this classic and traditional baked mooncake. Last week i made some for my children who prefer without salted egg yolk and i made into mini size, handy to eat.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Chinese Fried Spring Rolls 炸春卷

Today just deep fried some popiah / spring rolls for lunch, also a good choice. They were crispy and delicious.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Malay Style Spicy Mee Hoon Goreng 马来香辣炒米粉

Usually i like to cook fried Mee Hoon during lunch time, from economic fried beehoon, simple Hokkien fried mee hoon, Tom Yum fried mee hoon, Mee Siam and this yummy and spicy Malay style of fried mee hoon.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Cendol Cake 煎蕊蛋糕

I would said this is the best cake recipe that i replicated . This cendol cake was inspired from a cafe i went recently for a brunch. I love all flavours in this cake, pandan, coconut, and Gula Melaka, love it! This cake is so natural as i used only fresh ingredients like fresh pandan leaves from my garden and fresh coconut milk. The sweetness just nice for our liking, pandan aroma and light sponge cake, slightly chewy sago layer, very nice coconut mousse and yummy Gula Melaka agar-agar layer, you have to try this ^_^ Lets check the long recipe...

Friday, September 4, 2015

Pandan Sponge Cake 班兰海绵蛋糕

If you want a sponge cake not using water bath method, smooth top, minimal shrinkage and light, this is the recipe. I still prefer to use earlier basic plain sponge cake recipe but this time made into pandan flavours which using homegrown pandan leaves, so natural green and aromatic!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hydrangea Egg Yolk Flaky Mooncake 绣球蛋黄酥

A flaky mooncake that look like Hydrangea flower, the first mooncake that i made for this year, buttery, flaky and less sweet, so good!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hot plate Spaghetti Napolitan 铁板日式蕃茄酱意大利面

I think this is a recipe that after i cooked, eaten and immediately share it here ^_^ because this spaghetti is very yummy and easy to cook. I got to know this Spaghetti Napolitan from a Japanese movie called " Midnight Canteen" 深夜食堂".

Monday, August 24, 2015

Panda Baozi 熊猫包子

At first i was planning to make panda cartoon character bread buns, but last minutes decided to change it to baozi as baozi look closer to real panda which has two colours, white and black.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Huat Kueh (toddy version) /Sweet Rice Cakes 椰花酒发糕

I have been wanting to make Pak Tong Kueh using toddy or palm wine ( sap from palm tree). After i got a big bottle from a seafood restaurant, immediately I use it to make Pak Tong Kueh using a online recipe, but i have to throw away the kueh as it was overly sweet. So i didn't attempt again but instead proceed to make this Huat Kueh also using toddy.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Purple Sweet Potato Sushi 紫薯寿司

The other day my friend Yan Leng sent me a picture of purple sushi which added purple sweet potato into sushi rice as to make it look purple. It look so pretty with purple, so once i gotten the purple sweet potato, immediately made these Purple sweet potato sushi for lunch.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jade Green Teochew Steamed Dumplings 翡翠潮州粉果

Teochew steamed dumpling is one of the dim sum that i like. I like the vegetable filling that consist of roasted peanuts, so aromatic !

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Red Velvet Layered Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting 红丝绒蛋糕

My daughter requested one of her favourite cake -Red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting for her 18th Birthday. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Purple Sweet Potato Red Bean Buns 紫薯红豆面包

Today just wanted to bake some bread for tomorrow breakfast. Since i have homemade red bean paste and mashed purple sweet potato which leftover from making purple sweet potato sushi the other day.So just came out with this new recipe.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

No-Bake Strawberry Cheese Cupcakes 免烤草莓芝士纸杯蛋糕

Just like to record this No-bake strawberry cheese cupcake recipe here, that i made for my niece's wedding. A simple recipe but great taste ! and very suitable for homemade and served as party food.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Gula Melaka Granola (Palm Sugar granola) 椰糖格兰诺拉麦片

I have been making homemade granola for breakfast, and sometime we also like to eating as snack. Usually i made it using maple syrup or honey, but this time i tried with gula melaka version, and added homemade dried coconut flakes and pineapple , so tropical feel !

Monday, August 3, 2015

Apple Siu Mai 苹果烧卖

I created five colours of Siu Mai three years back, as to represent Chinese five elements 五行色.
When May invited me to make Siu Mai together for BREE event, immediately i think of to make apple flavour from the earlier five elements Siu Mai . As apple flavour Siew Mai was the most yummy Siu Mai among the five type of Siu Mai.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Giraffe Patches Bread Loaf 长颈鹿花紋土司

When my blogger friend Fion and May told me about this popular Giraffe bread in FB, i was so excited and tried it out immediately ^_^.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Durian Magic Cake 榴莲魔法蛋糕

Finally i also done this popular Magic cake. One cake batter create three layers with difference texture after baked, top layer is sponge cake, middle layer is custard layer and bottom layer tasted like kuih (local steamed cake). I was not planned to make durian flavour. My first tried was pumpkin flavour, but i have under baked it and it was not cooked. Since i have durian, so the second attempted i tried with durian, and glad that it turned out ok even i can't really see the 2nd and 3rd layer clearly, but tasted with three difference texture.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Durian Chiffon Cake 榴莲戚风蛋糕

I made this durian chiffon cake yesterday and i was not planning to post recipe as i thought not many peoples can accept this strong taste of chiffon cake. But many IG readers were asking for this recipe, so i just share it here.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Udang Masak Merah 香辣红番茄虾

This Udang Masak Merah ( Spicy tomato prawns) recipe was featured in Y3K magazine . And now i would like to record this recipe in my blog too.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Vietnamese Style Fish with Turmeric & Dill 越式黄姜莳萝叶鱼

When i have sufficient amount of home grown fresh dill, time to cook this Vietnamese inspired fish dish.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pandan Coconut Ogura Chiffon Cake 班兰椰奶相思戚风蛋糕

It has been such a long time i didn't bake a Ogura cake ( similar to chiffon cake but with extra 1 whole egg). I was failed to bake this Ogura cake using water bath method earlier. The old recipes i tried was using steam bake and normal baking method. This week i decided to attempt this cake again using water bath method. After trying 3 times and adjusted the recipe, i am please to see the nice result. It has fine crumbs, and it is also light and spongy.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mung Beans and Pumpkin Tang Yuan dessert soup 南瓜汤圆绿豆糖水

Mung beans soup is one of our family dessert soup. The other day i tried to add some Tang Yuan (glutinous rice balls) that using leftover mashed pumpkin, glad that it turned out nice. The pumpkin Tang Yuan has QQ texture, not bad at all !

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lemongrass Rice and Honey Grilled Chicken Wings 香茅饭和烤蜜糖鸡翅

During Puasa month (fasting month), usually i like to cook some Malay foods. Simple Nasi Serai (Lemongrass rice ) enjoy together with delicious Ayam bakar madu ( honey grilled chicken), they were nice combo!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Strawberry Tarts 草莓塔

I seldom make tarts or pie, not sure why, i always feel too many works to prepare a tart or pie . Anyway, when i see nice tart or pie pan, i still tempted to buy some ^_^. Since i still have some fresh strawberry, so time to make Strawberry tarts as i can use the tart pans that bought long time ago.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pumpkin Bao with Chicken and Onions 洋葱鸡肉南瓜包

This morning just realized that today is deadline to submit pumpkin baozi (steamed buns) to "Best recipe for everyone" event. So i decided to make pumpkin bao with chicken and onion filling so can be served as lunch.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Kuih Lompang Gula Melaka 椰糖碗粿

I have too many gula Melaka at the pantry, some given by my friend and some bought by my hubby. So use some to make this kuih Lompang, it tasted like dodol (Malay sticky rice cake), yum yum..

Monday, July 6, 2015

Bubur Lambuk 马来斋戒月肉粥

Last year, we had Bubur Lambuk ( Malay porridge that served during Ramadan (fasting month) for the first time. It was given free by the staff of a supermarket while we were shopping there. My kids simply love this porridge. They even requested for second serving.

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