|11 lovely ladies (L to R) Angel, Dawn, Elaine, Hwee Lee, Hammie, Gina, Mrs Naga, Desiree, Serene, Jacqueline & Jadyn joined me for an afternoon of fun bake-along session on 24 January 2015 at The Baking Loft|
Last Saturday, I conducted my first guest blogger workshop of the year with LessonsGoWhere and the participants had fun with hands-on baking the Melt-In-The-Mouth Pineapple Tart in three shapes - Rose, Pineapple and Piggy. Happy to know that everyone has enjoyed the class. Here's sharing some photos taken during the workshop.
Thanks to Jackie of LessonsGoWhere and Lena of the The Baking Loft who have been great assistants to me and my dear hubby for capturing pictures of these special moments during the workshop. Not forgetting to thank Brandt who has sponsored the recipe books - 'Simple Pleasures from the Kitchen' which I had given each participant a copy to bring home and Tovolo Singapore for sponsoring the baking tools.
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Monday, 26 January 2015
Friday, 23 January 2015
The German Melt-In-The-Mouth cookie needs no introduction as most of us would have heard of it or tried it. In my earlier post, you would have read that I have done it in vanilla, cocoa, matcha and beetroot flavour using all natural ingredients and no artificial colourings here.
Friday, 16 January 2015
Did you guess it right that I was going to bake this dessert using the smooth and creamy vanilla custard recipe that I have uploaded in the blog yesterday?
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Monday, 12 January 2015
I am pleased to announce my first baking workshop for 2015. You'll learn to bake the "Melt-In-The-Mouth" Pineapple Tarts for the coming Lunar New Year in three beautiful designs - Roses, Pineapples and the most adorable Piggies. So, come and join me for a fun afternoon of hands-on baking and bring home your very own creations plus a free gift of a serrated crimper tool specially designed for making the Rose shaped pineapple tarts!
Date: 24 January 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Venue: The Baking Loft (above Clarke Quay MRT)
(Enjoy 10% discount if it is your first lesson booked with LessonsGoWhere)
Click here to sign up for the class now and see you soon!
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Friday, 9 January 2015
Are you wondering what's that tool among the muffins? I have never seen it nor do I know what it's used for until Tovolo Singapore sent me one last month.
照片中的用具你看过或用过吗？我从没看过也不晓得它的用处。。。直到上个月Tovolo 新加坡 把它送给我。
Friday, 2 January 2015
A blessed and Happy New Year 2015 to all my readers and followers, have a great year ahead and thanks for being part of my baking journey in 2014!
Today is the first day of a new school term. I am so glad that my kids are back to school after a 6-week break. I got my peaceful morning back whereby I can go about my daily chores without any disturbances. ;)
Here's sharing a delicious Jam doughnut muffin recipe which I had bookmarked when I saw it at the Bake Along event organised by my blogger friends, Joyce, Lena and Zoe last November. I had wanted to join in the bake-along event but was too busy to do so.
I finally got to try it last week and it was all gone within minutes! Yes, it is so yummilicious that you can't stop at one and before you knew it, it's finished and I had no chance to take a photo to show you how it looks inside. Trust me, you would love this simple recipe, try it this weekend!
Monday, 22 December 2014
I am approached by SunMoon direct company once again to whip up a recipe using their healthy fruit cups with natural fruit chunks in 100% apple juice for Christmas. I came up with this quick and easy Orange and Peach Strudel and it was a hit when I served it to my guests at a pot-luck gathering party.
Other recipes that I have used the SunMoon fruitcups can be found here:
Friday, 19 December 2014
I just returned from my vacation in Australia. It was a wonderful time spend with my family.
Shortly back from my trip, Tovolo sent me these interesting and functional tools, some are from the 2015 range and are not available in our local market yet. I am so happy and excited with my new kitchen toys! You will see some of it in action in today's tutorial photos.
Friday, 28 November 2014
When I saw this Whipping Cream Pound Cake recipe at Fion's blog, I immediately bookmarked it. I had an opened pack of whipping cream, about a quarter left after making our family's favourite Homemade Matcha Ice-Cream. As whipping cream has to be used up within 3 days after opening, this recipe comes in really handy. I baked a blueberry pound cake using the left over whipping cream and really love the smooth and moist texture of the cake! After uploading this post, I will be off to the airport with my family for our vacation in Down Under, will be back blogging again in two weeks time!
Thursday, 27 November 2014
I am pleased to announce my third and final Christmas Logcake workshop with LessonsGoWhere. In this Christmas Special workshop, you will not only learn to transform a soft and fluffy matcha chiffon cake into a snowy log, you will also get to bake this all time favourite German melt-in-the-mouth cookies in Matcha and Beetroot flavour. These green and red cookies made using all natural ingredients are so delicious and tasty that it will very well be your gift item for family and friends this Christmas!
On top of that, a lucky draw will be held during the class. 2 lucky participants will each walk away with either a Gingerbread boy turner ($33) or a Gingerbread boy spatula ($29) to get you further on your baking journey.
So, come and join me for some fun baking, see you there!
Date: 13 December 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 1pm - 5pm
Venue: The Baking Loft
Click here to sign up for the class at LessonsGoWhere.
Click on the following if you would like to see more pictures of previously conducted classes.
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Friday, 21 November 2014
Last Saturday, I baked this French Almond cake as a present for a good friend son's birthday. I have chosen this non-cream cake knowing that her 5 year-old does not fancy cakes with cream. I started with the intention to bake one 8 inch cake which this recipe calls for. It turned out to be quite a short cake as it didn't rise much during baking. Looking at the nicely baked but flat cake, I deem it not presentable to give away as gift. I quickly measured out the ingredients from the same recipe and baked it in a 6 inch round pan. The second bake gave a better height and together with the first bake, I turned it into a 2 tier cake which I am rather pleased with.
Friday, 14 November 2014
Yesterday was the last day of school term for my little boy. When he came home, he was kind of sad as he would not be going back to the holding school where the Primary 1 and 2 students are attending this year due to the school construction of an indoor sports hall and classroom blocks at the main school campus. I know he would miss the Chess corner most as that's where he and his good friends would play chess (moving giant Chess pieces which are slightly shorter than the children but light weight) every morning before lessons starts.
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Few weeks ago, when I attended my Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) lunch gathering, my group leader Sharon brought a batch of brownies baked by her 12 year-old daughter. After I tried it, I fell in love with this plain old brownie and requested for the recipe. Sharon is kind to share this recipe which her daughter has gotten when she was in kindergarten. It is her girl's favourite brownie recipe and she often bakes it for occasions and give away as gifts.
Friday, 7 November 2014
When Amy of CHOCOLATE-CHIP-SISTERS.COM approached me few days ago to try out their range of premium chocolates in my bakes, I was more than happy to do so. Being a dark chocolate lover, I must have my daily dose of dark chocolate as it keeps me happy and healthy. Besides that, the Malagos Chocolates which I have received are 100% pure and natural, NO gluten, Non-GMO, No preservatives or artificial colouring, No dairy and No nuts. It is also of single-origin made from ethically grown and processed beans that have been carefully graded (according to international standards), fermented and solar-dried. That gives it a distinct flavour as is expected of chocolates that come from a single kind which makes any bake or drink stands out.
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
|6 lovely ladies (L to R) Priscilla, Joane, Cecilia, Cheryl, Jolyn and Michelle joined me for an afternoon of fun bake-along session on 1 November 2014|
Last Saturday, I conducted my 4th guest blogger workshop with LessonsGoWhere and the participants had fun baking a delicious, soft and fluffy chiffon swiss roll and transforming into a Christmas snowy log cake. Here's sharing some photos taken during the workshop.
Friday, 31 October 2014
This is my last pumpkin post of the month. In support of the LTU October pumpkin event, I have the opportunity to try out these pumpkin recipes - Pumpkin Tofu Cheesecake Jar, Pumpkin Ondeh Ondeh and Pumpkin Hokkaido Chiffon cupcakes for the past few weeks. Today I am going to share with you my latest successful experiment of this 50 minutes Amazing pumpkin buns. About half a year ago, when I discovered the 40 minutes bun recipe, I thought it was really amazing as you can churn bread out in such a short time. However, this 40 minutes bread recipe uses too much yeast and those who have tried find the texture to be dense and sticky by the next day. My experiment 2 days ago proved to be a champion over the 40 mins bread recipe as I have used the super food pumpkin to recreate a new quick bread recipe which uses much less yeast and is healthier too. This quick bread recipe takes all in all less than an hour to churn out homemade bread compared to normal bread making which requires more than 3 hours, amazing isn't it?
这是本月的最后一个南瓜食谱。为了支持‘小拇指说好’的十月南瓜活动，我有机会尝试了这些南瓜食谱 - 南瓜豆腐芝士蛋糕瓶，南瓜椰丝球和南瓜北海道戚风小蛋糕。今天，我要与大家分享最近试验成功的50分钟神奇南瓜面包。大约半年前，我第一次尝试了40分钟面包食谱就觉得非常神奇了，因为在这么短的时间就可以把面包做出来。不过，这40分钟面包用的酵母也实在太多了，让许多人无法接受。而且面包放到隔天，咬下去还会粘牙呢！前两天的成功试验跟40分钟面包食谱比起来健康许多！除了用南瓜，酵母也大大的减少，面包的质感也有进步，不会粘牙。大家快来试一试吧！
Friday, 24 October 2014
Monday, 20 October 2014
I am pleased to announce my upcoming baking workshop on the Christmas Log Cake. Do come and join me for a fun afternoon of hands-on baking a Matcha Chiffon Cake with homemade Cookies and Cream fillings and transforming it into a Snowy Log!
Date: 1 November 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm
Venue: The Baking Loft
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Friday, 17 October 2014
Ondeh Ondeh, a traditional Malay and Nonya Kueh which is made of boiled glutinous rice balls filled with gula melaka and coated with grated coconut is like the Asian version of a Molten Lava Cake. As you bite into these chewy glutinous rice balls, the melted gula melaka will ooze out and lingers in your taste buds with sweetness and fragrance. It is usually made in pandan or sweet potato flavour. To support the pumpkin LTU event this month, I have made it in pumpkin flavour. My little boy who is not a fan of pumpkin, loves this kueh so much that he ate 9 pieces at one go! :)
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
It has been more than a week since I started using Tovolo tools in my baking and cooking. Its bright lovely colours have not only brighten up my kitchen and my mood, it has also fascinated my children with its fun and innovative designs. When I was baking the black bottom cupcakes using the Tovolo products for the first time, my little boy was so keen to help. He enjoyed using the cupcake pen and cupcake scoop to dispense the batter into the cupcake moulds as it was really easy for him to handle. Two days later, when I made the Oreo Cream Cheese cupcakes, my girl was attracted to the Tovolo tools and offer to help too. My new Tovolo tools have caused great fun bonding time with my kids as they are more interested to get involve in the food preparation. :)
Thursday, 9 October 2014
This pan fried radish cake is one of my family's favourite tim sum and we will always order it when we go for yum cha in restaurants. This radish cake can be eaten either steam or pan-fried. We prefer the pan-fried version as it has a thin crunchy layer on the outside from frying, and soft on the inside. The ones sold locally are usually the Hong Kong style which uses Lup Cheong (chinese sausage) as one of its ingredients. The Taiwanese version uses ground pork instead and I decided to give it a try after seeing the recipe in Carol's book. It turns out to be just as nice. Do give this version a try if you haven't tasted it before.
Friday, 3 October 2014
If you have read my last post on the Black Bottom Cupcakes, you would have known that I felt really sorry for dropping the birthday cake that I have made for my son's 7th birthday last Sunday. To make up for this, I have baked a batch of Oreo cheese cupcakes for him and try to fulfil what he had requested earlier on - an Oreo Cream Cheese cake. Together with my girl, we have decorated it and transformed it into cute animals as she wanted to surprise her little brother. Some looked like mice, some looked like doggies, what do you think? :D
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Two days ago was my son's 7th birthday. He had requested for an Oreo Cheesecake to celebrate with our church friends during our cell group meeting the night before his birthday. I did a 9 inch non-baked one as requested. As I was rushing for time, plus the fatigue in me had caused me to accidentally drop the whole cake before I could even take any photo of it!!! /OMG
Monday, 29 September 2014
|Yippee!!! My new Tovolo Baking/Kitchen Tools has arrived!|
Have you ever seen such colourful kitchen tools which will brighten up one's kitchen? I haven't seen it locally until two weeks ago at Jems Robinsons shop front. I was so excited to see many lovely and well designed kitchen tools which are not only useful for my baking needs but also put a smile and cheer me up with its colourful element of fun added to it! I immediately fell in LOVE with it! Wouldn't you love to own such premium quality and functional kitchen tools and add fun to your baking and cooking?
Friday, 26 September 2014
I have been trying out my electric steam oven to steam cupcakes but have failed several times as the cupcakes simply did not rise and collapsed instead. Finally, after trying out this steam moist chocolate cake recipe which I found online last week, it worked on my Brandt steam oven, not only did it rise, it exploded somehow and had a cute mushroom head. :D I love its unique look, quite unusual from the neat looking cupcake. The cupcakes are chocolatey rich, super moist and not too sweet. Great for chocolate lovers like me! :)
Monday, 22 September 2014
I hosted my third guest blogger Magic Custard Cake (MCC) and German Butter Cookies workshop two days ago. As usual, I will bake the original and one other flavoured magic custard cake for my participants to sample to have an appreciation of the finished product before they attempt to bake one. I was adventurous and wanted to try a new flavour which no one has tried before, hence the birth of the Gula Melaka magic custard cake. Gula Melaka is dark palm sugar made from the sap of a Palmyra palm and has its own distinct taste. It is mainly used in the local desserts and cakes of the Southeast Asian region.
Thursday, 18 September 2014
In support of my blogger friend, Fion of XuanHom's Mom Kitchen Diary, who is hosting the Chocolate Wonderland theme this month, you will see more chocolate recipe from me. Those who have been following me will know that besides a matcha lover, I am also a great chocolate lover especially dark ones, I love dark chocolate to the extend that I must have at least a bite a day or I will feel that something is missing or not right! :))
Friday, 12 September 2014
Yesterday was my darling daughter's 13th birthday. She has requested for a non-cream, simple chocolatey cake with Oreo cookies and marshmallow. I found one recipe on the web which fits her description but has modified greatly to come up with a healthier and low sugar version. The result is a chocolatey, fudgy and not so sweet cake which I like. It is a quick and easy, fuss free cake with minimal washing as you only need a hand whisk and spatula to do the mixing. Here's the cake which I have assembled for her and glad she likes it.