Oven Temperature



The cooking temperature as suggested in all my recipes serve as a guideline. Every oven has different thermostat, you may have to adjust the temperature and timing to suit your oven.
食谱里的烘烤温度和时间只是供参考,每一架烤炉的恒温器都不同,请自己调适。


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Black Bottom Cupcakes 黑底杯子蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)




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

My New Tovolo Baking/Kitchen Tools 我的新Tovolo 烘焙与厨房用具

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

Steam Moist Chocolate Cupcake 蒸湿润巧克力杯子蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)



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

Gula Melaka Magic Custard Cake 马六甲椰糖魔术卡士达蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)




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

Fruity Chocolate Cake 鲜果巧克力蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)




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

Quick & Easy 30 minutes Oreo Marshmallow Fudge Cake 简易三十分钟奥利奥棉花糖蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)



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.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Baked Custard Mooncakes 酥皮奶黄月饼(中英食谱教程)






When I first saw this recipe at Zoe's blog, I thought it's really interesting as it differs from the usual mooncakes which use lotus paste as fillings and I bookmarked it right away! :) When I saw it at Karen's blog few days ago, I was even more determined to try it out! 

This baked custard mooncakes are really popular in Hong Kong and are selling like hot cakes! Thanks to Master Chef Ye ( 葉潤發師傅) who is the creator of this delectable pastry mooncake. He was inspired by the Fried Custard Bun (炸奶黃包) which was so well received in the hotel restaurant where he used to work and successfully created the mooncake version after his tenth attempt. 

The mid-autumn festival is just around the corner, here's wishing everyone 中秋节快乐!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Fish Doll Mooncake 简易鱼儿公仔饼 (中英食谱教程)


I have never like GongZaiPeng 公仔饼  (meaning picture or doll biscuit in Cantonese) since young . My impression of them is a type of mooncake biscuit without lotus paste and shaped usually like a piggy and sold in a small basket. When I saw this special Peach Doll Mooncake at Kimmy's blog, I immediately bookmarked it. This recipe is different from the normal ones as lotus paste is mixed together with other ingredients to form the dough. I knew it's gonna be different with the addition of lotus paste, it will surely be tastier! 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Baked Chocolate Mooncakes 巧克力烤皮月饼 (中英食谱教程)




The baked chocolate mooncake is very popular among the blogosphere as I have seen many blogger friends baking this dark beauty recently. Being a great dark chocolate lover, this recipe was immediately added to my long to-bake list. In fact, given priority and moved to the top due to the forthcoming mid-autumn festival which falls on 8 September this year.

After making a batch of healthy Snowskin mooncake (without shortening) last week,  I have set aside time to bake these chocolate mooncakes yesterday. I love especially the heart shape ones which says, "I love you" in mandarin. These of course are meant for my the other half. :)

Friday, 22 August 2014

Healthy All Natural Snow-skin Mooncake 健康全天然材料冰皮月饼 (中英食谱教程)




Made these healthy snow-skin mooncakes two days ago. The tri-colour skin was inspired by my Cute Caterpillar Cookies recipe. I have adapted this recipe from my Rainbow Snow-skin mooncakes which do not use any shortening at all. As one who advocates healthy eating, I avoid using unhealthy ingredients like shortening if possible. I have replaced the shortening with extra virgin olive oil and it did not compromise on the skin texture as it is still soft and chewy. 
For this recipe, I have used HK Black sesame paste from Kwong Cheong Thye. ($12 for a 1 kg pack). I love the great selection of mooncake paste there!

前两天做了这些健康的冰皮月饼。三色冰皮的灵感是来自我的可爱毛毛虫饼干食谱。这个配方是取自我的彩虹冰皮月饼,也是免用白油的。我觉得白油不健康,所以从来都不用它。在这个食谱,我用特级初榨橄榄油来取代,完全没影响冰皮嚼劲和柔软的质感。包裹的馅料是在广祥泰买的香港黑芝麻蓉。(一公斤包装 $12)。

Monday, 18 August 2014

Baking Taitai's 2nd blogger Magic Custard Cake workshop on 16 August 2014

8 lovely ladies (L to R) Gladys, June, Cecilia, Cerenna, Serene, Nanz, Ai Ru and Cebim joined me for an afternoon of fun bake-along session on 16 August 2014

I have the opportunity to conduct my second guest blogger Magic Custard Cake (MCC) and German Butter Cookies workshop two days ago due to demand after conducting my first blogger MCC baking workshop last month. 

Friday, 15 August 2014

Quick and Easy Blueberry Yogurt Muffins 简易蓝莓酸奶马芬 (中英食谱教程)





Blueberries are in season and abundance this month. I used to pay $4.95 for a punnet of 125 grams. It has been on special promotion at supermarkets for the past weeks and cost about $2.50 per punnet. I bought 12 punnets at one go and half of it went into our stomachs (2 adults and 2 kids) in one day! You see, the blueberries we get here in Singapore are imported from the United States, thus they do not have a long shelf life and turn mouldy easily. So, we have to consume it as soon as possible. 

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Key Lime Classic Cheesecake Tutorial Video Recipe 青柠经典芝士蛋糕 (中英食谱视频教程 )



Last Wednesday was my birthday. I didn't plan to bake a cake for myself initially as I wanted to chill and relax on that special day. However there was a sudden urge to bake that morning as I was craving for baked cheesecake! I immediately took out Carol's baking book and adpated her Lemon cheesecake (which I had bookmarked and on my to-bake list) to bake myself a Key Lime Cheesecake since I still had some Key Limes left after baking the Key Lime Meringue Tart  for my blog's 1st anniversary the week before.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Blogger Chef Workshop 2 with LessonsGoWhere



I am pleased to announce my second blogger chef workshop conducting the Magic Custard Cake and German Butter Cookies due to popular demand. 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Chicken & Potato Pies 鸡肉马铃薯派 (中英食谱教程 )






This is my favourite chicken and potato pie recipe which uses yoghurt to make the pastry dough. Yoghurt is one of my favourite baking ingredients as it has probiotics (good bacteria that can crowd out the harmful micro-organisms in our digestive tract which can cause intestinal infections), loaded with vitamins, power boosting proteins, bone-building calcium and many other benefits. Do click here to see my blog recipes which I have used yoghurt as an ingredient in my breads and cakes.  

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Key Lime Meringue Tart to celebrate Blog 1st anniversary 青柠蛋白霜塔庆祝部落格一周年 (中英食谱教程)



Today, my blog turns 1 year old. I started this blog with the encouragement of my friends to share my baking experiences and recipes. Though I started baking three years ago, I only started blogging two years later as I was hesitant to start one due to my busy schedule. Being a stay home mum without any helper, my daily schedule is packed with activities like household chores, preparing meals, coaching kids, kids enrichment classes etc. I have to multi-task and run around fast to complete as many tasks as I can. (that has helped to keep me slim as well..haha! ) Thus, I can't bake as often as I would love to but am contented with the limited time I have and try to bake at least once a week.   

Friday, 11 July 2014

Pierre Herme's Sable Viennois (Danish Butter Cookies) 丹麦牛油饼干 (中英食谱)






This is one of my favourite butter cookie recipe which I would like to recommend to you. This recipe is adapted from Pierre Herme's pastry cookbook from Shirley's blog. Pierre Hermé is a French pastry chef most famous for his macarons (click here for his macaron recipe), many of which have unusual flavor combinations. French Vogue magazine dubbed him "The Picasso of Pastry." 

Monday, 7 July 2014

My first baking workshop and first ever Magic Custard Cake class with LessonsGoWhere on 5 July 2014

8 lovely ladies, (L to R) Emily, Patricia, Cecilia, Joane, Phoebii, Pamela, Yenn Theng and Cheryl joined me for an afternoon of fun bake-along session on 5 July 2014

It has always been my dream to conduct a baking class one day since I picked up baking three years ago. Teaching is not new to me as I used to be a music teacher. This dream is fulfilled much earlier by LessonsGoWhere (LGW) when they approached me about a month ago and invited me to be a blogger chef to conduct my own baking lesson. I am truly thankful to LGW for giving me this opportunity to host my first baking workshop and also the first Magic Custard Cake baking class ever conducted! I also want to give thanks and glory to God who has blessed me and guided me along my baking journey with great support from family and friends. 

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Crisp Chocolate Bites (William Sonoma) 外脆内软的巧克力饼干(中英食谱教程)


I almost forgot that I have a copy of The William Sonoma baking book until I saw Zoe's post on the crisp chocolate bites. You see, the problem with me is I am attracted to recipe books since I started baking 3 years ago. I did a recent count and realised that my collection has almost hit 100! I have to refrain myself from buying any more as I haven't even finish a quarter of the collection and many are still new and shrinkwrapped! 


Thursday, 26 June 2014

My first blogger chef workshop with Lessons Go Where



Have you heard of Lessons Go Where (LGW) ? I haven't until I was approached to collaborate with them to host my own baking class. 

German Melt-In-The-Mouth Butter Cookies 德国酥饼 (中英食谱教程)



These German butter cookies are loved by many who have tried it as it simply melts in your mouth. My first attempt of these cookies was two years ago and it was love at first bite! ;) 

Friday, 20 June 2014

Easy ABC Fruits Crumble 简易水果金宝 (中英食谱教程)



Few days ago, when I saw Ann's easy apple crumble at her blog, I bookmarked it right away. Firstly, I have not bake any crumble before and secondly, it is the easiest crumble recipe that I have ever come across. Being a busy mum, I am always in search for a quick and simple recipe which will come in handy anytime. 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Cream Cheese Pound Cake 奶油奶酪磅蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)



If you have been following my blog, you would already know that my hubby simply adores cream cheese and prefers cakes without cream and that was why I created the Rose Cheesecake for our 14th wedding anniversary last month. For this year Father's day, I made him this simple cream cheese pound cake which is his favourite pound cake thus far. 

Friday, 13 June 2014

Baked pasta with homemade cream sauce 自制奶酱焗通心粉 (中英食谱教程)


Last week, my 12 year old girl tried to replicate a homemade pasta dish which I have cooked before using homemade cream sauce and I must say it's a success and well done for her first attempt! 

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Friday, 30 May 2014

Friday, 23 May 2014

Chocolate Sponge Cake Video Tutorial recipe 巧克力海绵蛋糕(中英食谱视频教程)



As requested by my readers and fans, here is the video tutorial for baking a basic sponge cake which you can transform into beautiful cakes with decor of your desires. Hope you find this tutorial video which I have made specially for you useful. 

应读者和粉丝的要求,做了这基本的海绵蛋糕视频教程。学会后,简简单单的蛋糕可以随心所欲装饰成美丽的蛋糕了。希望这个精心制作的视频对你有帮助哦! 

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Pandan Magic Custard Cupcake Video Tutorial Recipe 香兰魔术卡士达小蛋糕 (中英食谱视频教程)



The magic custard cake is very well received when I shared the recipe in my blog, Facebook page and several baking groups last week. I have received positive feedback from my readers and friends who have tried and tested this cake. 

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Magic Custard Cake Video Tutorial Recipe 魔术卡士达蛋糕 (中英食谱视频教程)


The first time I made this magic custard cake was more than half a year ago and it was made in Matcha flavour. My family loves it, not only are we amused by the three different textures, it tastes awfully good, believe me! 
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