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.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Super Healthy Scones 超健康司康 (中英食谱教程)


My family loves to eat scones. This is the healthiest scone I have ever made. With the use of wholesome ingredients like brown sugar, organic wholemeal flour, oatmeal etc., it's super nutritious, healthy and yummy!

我和家人都很喜欢吃司康。這是我做過最健康的司康,用了健康的食材如黑糖,有机全麦面粉,燕麦片等等, 營養又好吃!

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Friday, 28 August 2015

Highly recommended Butter Cake (Famous Mrs NgSK) 强力推荐奶油蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)


This famous 
Mrs NgSK butter cake recipe needs no introduction. It is so raved about in the bloggersphere and everyone who tried it deem it the best butter cake they have ever made. This recipe uses the egg separation method and yields a light, soft, moist and fragrant butter cake.

这著名的Mrs NgSK 奶油蛋糕不需要我太多的介绍,因为好多博友们试过了都赞不绝口, 也认为是做过最好吃的奶油蛋糕。 食谱的制做过程中使用了分蛋打发方式,做出来的奶油蛋糕
轻盈, 柔软, 湿润又香气十足。

I have used this Mastrad mini bundt mould (made of premium silicon, easy to hold safety handles, easy to demould and odourless) to make some small and dainty cakes in different flavours using natural ingredients like organic vanilla paste, uji matcha powder and cocoa powder. This is my trial bake here and I intend to make this again for my kids' teachers for the upcoming teacher's day. 

我用了这款Mastrad法式优质硅胶的迷你蛋糕模,试做了一些小而纤巧的奶油蛋糕。用了三种天然材料 - 含有香草籽的有机香草糊,宇治抹茶粉和可可粉做了三种不同口味的,都很好吃。

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Banana Nutella Pound Cake 香蕉榛果巧克力酱磅蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)


I don't know about you but I love Sara Lee's pound cakes since I was a child and would always eat it together with a cup of fresh milk. Three months ago, I shared my 'Marble Chocolate Pound Cake ' and it was super well received as many who have baked it feedback that it tasted exactly like Sara Lee's marble pound cake.

As I had some full ripe bananas sitting on my wet kitchen counter top, I was thinking if I should use it to bake my all time favourite 'Banana Cake(this is another highly recommended cake which many of my readers have tried and feedback that it is so soft and fluffy) or try something new. Then that big bottle of Nutella caught my sight... and here you are a Banana Nutella pound cake which is fragrant and tasty! 



Friday, 21 August 2015

Homemade SUBWAY White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies 白巧克力夏威夷豆软曲奇(中英食谱教程)


My girl is a great fan of Subway White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies. I wanted to surprise her by baking some copycat version. I am happy with my experiment as the result is quite close to the store bought ones. 


Before you start, may I suggest that you read the important tips given below on how to achieve soft and chewy cookies. Please do not reduce the sugar amount as it will also affect the cookie texture. 


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Super addictive Mini Cheese Bread 一口乳酪面包 (中英食谱教程)


This mini bite size bread is so addictive that you can't stop at one, guarantee that you will be popping one after another into your mouth and in no time you will finish the whole batch and wished that you have made more! ;)
This recipe is a keeper and I shall be making this finger food snack very often as it is so well liked by everyone in the family!


Friday, 14 August 2015

Blueberry Hokkaido Chiffon Cake (cooked dough) with Blueberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream 蓝莓北海道戚风蛋糕 (烫面)- 蓝莓瑞士奶油霜(中英食谱教程)


My first attempt using the cooked dough method to bake the Hokkaido chiffon cupcake and first attempt to whip up Swiss meringue buttercream (SMBC) and in Gula Melaka flavour last week was super well received. Many of my readers have tried and give big thumbs up for both cupcake and SMBC recipes. I have fallen in love with this cooked dough method* cupcake which yields softer and delicate cake texture and also fallen in love with the Swiss Meringue Buttercream which is very stable and can be left in the room temperature for many hours and still hold its shape without melting away. 

*Cooked dough meaning 烫面 in Chinese. The flour used in the chiffon cake recipe is cooked in warm oil before mixing with the meringue prior to baking as it will yield a softer and delicate cake texture. 


* 烫面解释 (来自君之) :烫面戚风,最关键的是“烫面”的过程,所谓“烫面”,从名字上理解,就是被烫过的面粉。最简单的解释是,面粉里的淀粉和蛋白质,在高温下改变性质后,产生很好的增稠力。也因为有烫面的存在,我们能够在戚风的配方里加入更多的液体,使我们做出的戚风在原本就细腻柔软的基础上更进一层楼,变得更柔更软更可口了。将面粉“烫”熟,使面粉内的淀粉发生糊化,进而吸收更多的水分。不过面粉不能直接用煮开的液体来烫,那样温度太高面粉会过度熟化,只需将液体煮热就可以。

My kids love this Hokkaido chiffon cupcake so much that they asked me to bake it again. As I have a few boxes of fresh blueberries in my fridge, hence the decision to modify my earlier recipe to make this Blueberry Hokkaido Chiffon cupcakes and Blueberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream. It is so scrumptious that I had 3 servings at one go! My kids couldn't stop eating at one too! 


Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Beet Root Ice-Cream 甜菜根冰淇淋(中英食谱教程)


Ice- Cream is my all time favourite after dinner dessert and I am sharing this healthy and yet delicious beet root ice-cream with you this week. Do take a look at the health benefits of this highly nutritious root vegetable below.   


Thursday, 6 August 2015

Hokkaido chiffon cupcake (cooked dough) with Gula Melaka Swiss Meringue Buttercream 北海道戚风杯子蛋糕 (烫面)-椰糖瑞士奶油霜(中英食谱教程)


I love Hokkaido chiffon cupcakes and have baked it many times and even tried it in pumpkin flavour which you can find the recipe here. This is my second time using cooked dough method* and I simply love the result of a softer and delicate cake texture. It is my first time making Swiss Meringue buttercream and in Gula Melaka flavour. It is so fragrant and delicious that my little boy licked up everything that was left over on the whisk and bowl...lol! 

*Cooked dough meaning 烫面 in Chinese. The flour used in the chiffon cake recipe is cooked in warm oil before mixing with the meringue prior to baking as it will yield a softer and delicate cake texture. 

好喜欢吃北海道戚风杯子蛋糕,做过好几次包括南瓜口味的。(有兴趣可以按“”看食谱) 这是我第二次用烫面做法*来做这款人人爱的小蛋糕。质感比直接做法更柔软更细腻! 这是我第一次尝试做瑞士蛋白奶油霜而且是椰糖口味的,味道好香也特别好吃到家里的小朋友把搅拌器与钢盆剩下的奶油霜全部舔光光呢。。。呵呵!

* 烫面解释 (来自君之)烫面戚风,最关键的是“烫面”的过程,所谓“烫面”,从名字上理解,就是被烫过的面粉。最简单的解释是,面粉里的淀粉和蛋白质,在高温下改变性质后,产生很好的增稠力。也因为有烫面的存在,我们能够在戚风的配方里加入更多的液体,使我们做出的戚风在原本就细腻柔软的基础上更进一层楼,变得更柔更软更可口了。将面粉“烫”熟,使面粉内的淀粉发生糊化,进而吸收更多的水分。不过面粉不能直接用煮开的液体来烫,那样温度太高面粉会过度熟化,只需将液体煮热就可以。

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Nutella Banana Oat Muffins 榛子酱香蕉麦片马芬 (中英食谱教程)


Nutella & Banana are such a great combo in these delicious oaty muffins and it is so quick & easy to make! 


Friday, 31 July 2015

Watermelon Frozen Roll Cake 沁凉西瓜抹茶蛋糕卷 (中英食谱教程)


How time flies, this will be my last post for the Little Thumbs Up - Tea event which I am hosting this month and ending tonight. Many thanks to Zoe and Doreen, the organizers, who have once again given me the opportunity after hosting the LTU - Yogurt theme two months ago. Also like to thank my fellow blogger friends who have shared and link their recipes here


I hope you are not tired of seeing another Matcha post from me. I love anything Matcha and would gladly accept the title of "Matcha Queen" if it's bestowed upon me...lol! Today I am sharing this special Watermelon Frozen roll cake which I have made for my birthday yesterday. It was really challenging especially working on the raspberry and cream fillings on a hot day and taking photos at the same time, but thank God I made it successfully! It is such a refreshing and delicious cake and did satisfied my cravings for frozen desserts in this warm season! 

昨天是我的生日,给自己做了这创意冰心的蛋糕卷,用的是全天然材料无色素。在炎热的气候,做这款蛋糕还蛮有挑战性的。 我还得一面做,一面拍照,动作要非常快,因为眼看面前的冰陷急速溶化,弄得我好紧张呦!还好能成功做出来!除了对切蛋糕的技术还待有进步,我还是

Monday, 27 July 2015

Homemade Matcha Kit-Kat 自制抹茶巧克力Kit-Kat (中英食谱教程)


My kids and I really love eating Matcha kit kat. The love started when I bought a few cartons of this sweet treats back during my Japan trip 2 years ago. We are glad that it is available locally and buy it often to satisfy our cravings. Few days ago, my girl asked me if I could replicate this at home and I thought it would be fun to give it a try! So, here's sharing with you my copycat version, the first three steps are similar to making Matcha Nama Chocolate which I have shared earlier on (Click on the name or image below for the recipe) and the end result tastes amazingly close to the real Matcha kit-kat! 

家里的小孩和我都很喜欢吃宇治抹茶巧克力Kit Kat,前几天女儿问我是否能在家自制这款零食,我就尝试做了这山寨版的 ,做法的前三个步骤跟之前做的抹茶生巧克力相似。(可点击名称或以下的照片看食谱) 味道还蛮像真的宇治抹茶巧克力Kit Kat,好开心喔!

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Non-bake Mini Durian Cheesecake - Blog's 2nd anniversary 免烤迷你榴莲芝士蛋糕 - 部落格两周年(中英食谱教程)


My blog turns 2 today! I am happy and thankful that I can share my baking and cooking experiences with all my friends and readers here. Thank you for your great loving support and for journeying with me as I continue to explore in the baking and culinary world! 

部落格今天两周年了, 很开心能时常在这个小天地与大家分享自己的烘焙与烹饪料理心得。同时,也感恩有那么多陪伴着我的朋友与读者们,谢谢你们给我的鼓励与支持! 

I have made these simple non-bake frozen durian cheesecake to celebrate this occassion. It is so moreish that I highly recommend that you should give it a try! 


The warm weather causes the cake to melt really fast during photography...

If durian is not in season, you can consider trying other simple non-bake cheesecakes in my blog. Click 'here' or the image below for the recipes. 


Monday, 20 July 2015

Matcha Cookies Ice-Cream 抹茶曲奇冰淇淋(中英食谱教程)



As mentioned before, due to the warm weather, I am making ice-cream more frequently and constantly thinking what flavour I should try next. Looking at the matcha cookies which I baked last week, it gave me an inspiration to incorporate it into my favourite homemade vanilla ice-cream and hence the birth of this deliciously good matcha cookies ice-cream!


Thursday, 16 July 2015

Matcha soft cookies 抹茶松软曲奇(中英食谱教程)


This recipe is adpated and modified from the famous Granny Boyd's chocolate cookies by Nigella Lawson. It's simple to make using just four ingredients. The texture of this cookie is a firm top but not hard and will slightly melt in your mouth. It's so deliciously good and even more fragrant with the use of homemade vanilla sugar! 

这食谱是改自著名女厨师Nigella Lawson 的Granny Boyd 巧克力曲奇。单单只用四种食材就能简易地做出这款好吃的松软曲奇了!我还用了自制的香草糖,味道更加美味!

Friday, 10 July 2015

Quick & Easy Cheesy Ham Onion Muffins 简易芝士火腿洋葱马芬 (中英食谱教程)


Who says muffin has to be sweet? These Cheesy Ham Onion savoury muffins are damn delicious served straight out of the oven! 


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

UNA Summer Series Sunday Spanish Brunch


My family was invited to a Spanish-style Sunday brunch at UNA located at One Rochester last Sunday. It was our first time visiting UNA and upon arriving at the venue, we were greeted by an iconic British colonial villa.  

Before I start the buffet, I took a tour around. This place has an abundance of greenery, beautiful surroundings and spacious alfresco dining areas. I am charmed by the awesome ambience where one can enjoy a quiet and relaxing meal with family or friends. 

Monday, 6 July 2015

Matcha Milk Pudding 抹茶牛奶布丁(中英食谱教程)


Ever since my kids tried the famous milk pudding (shaped like a jumping ball with a white skin which has to be pricked open before consuming) at Taiwan Miaoli Flying Cow Ranch (台湾苗栗飞牛牧场) during our farm stay two years ago, they fell in love with this chilled dessert. 

Due to the warm weather, my kids have been asking for cold desserts so I made these simple and healthy homemade version of milk pudding in Matcha flavour as my family are great Matcha lovers! The texture is so smooth and velvety and pairing it with cooked azuki red beans will give it an even better taste. 


Friday, 3 July 2015

Earl Grey Tea Loaf 伯爵茶面包(中英食谱教程)


It's been a long time since I shared a breadmaker recipe. I have not forsaken my Kenwood breadmaker, it is still working hard for me baking loaf bread twice a week. I have not shared a new breadmaker recipe as I have been sticking to my basic loaf using the Wu Pao Chun Champion Toast breadmaker recipe.  Being the host for this month's Little Thumbs Up event with the theme 'Tea', I decided to try out a Tea Bread recipe (茶叶面包)from a recipe book - 我爱面包机 (I Love Breadmaker). I have chosen to use Earl Grey tea. According to Wikipedia, Earl Grey tea is a tea blend with a distinctive citrus flavour and aroma derived from the addition of oil extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit. The loaf turns out wonderfully aromatic and tasty! 

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Matcha Nama Chocolate 抹茶生巧克力 (中英食谱教程)


It was almost 2 years ago that I made the Royce copycat Nama Chocolate. Yesterday, I attempted to make another Royce's copycat - Matcha Nama Chocolate which has the aroma and bitterness of green tea. If you ask me which one taste better, it would be difficult to make a choice as both are equally good! This quick and simple recipe is definitely worth trying!   

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Little Thumbs Up Event July 2015: TEA 小拇指说好: 茶语飘香


How time flies...half a year has passed and we are entering into July and I will be hosting the Little Thumbs Up - Tea event. 

I have chosen the theme Tea as it is known as the elixir of life for its many health benefits. 

Let's take a look at the health benefits that tea offers you: 

Source from Internet

Source from Internet
Green Tea (Matcha) is my favourite tea and you can find many Matcha recipes in my blog as seen in the image below. Click 'here' to view the recipes. 

Source from Internet

Come, join us for this fun event, simply bake or cook any recipe using any type of "TEA". (black tea, green tea, red tea, flower tea, fruit tea & herbal tea) The recipes that you used can be from cookbooks, magazines or websites. 

七月份小拇指 :茶语飘香


Please note of the following 以下有几点须注意:

1. Your submission must be one posted in July 2015 and not from any old posts.  

2. Please mention the following: 
"This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (July 2015: TEA) organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Cheryl of Baking Taitai
"This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (July 2015: TEA) organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Cheryl of Baking Taitai

3. Feel free to display the Little Thumbs Up Badge in your post.

4. You may start linking on 1 July 2015 and last date of submission is 31 July 2015. 

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Monday, 29 June 2015

Nutella Swirl Vanilla Ice-Cream 榛子酱香草冰淇淋 (中英食谱教程)

I am using the Tovolo Ice-cream scoop which provides the perfect scoop and keeps the counter clean. 

According to Straits Times report few days ago, Singapore will be expecting dry and warm months ahead due to the prevailing El Nino weather phenomenon and the weatherman forecasts that the region would be drier and warmer than usual until September or early October.
To keep myself cool in this hot weather, I frequent the swimming pool more often and make popsicles and ice-cream every 2~3 days! Last week, I shared the awfully delicious Salted Caramel ice-cream recipe and it was very well received. Today, I am going to share a personal favourite homemade ice-cream with you and hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!  :)

Friday, 26 June 2015

Gula Melaka Yoga Cotton Cake 椰糖瑜伽棉花蛋糕(中英食谱教程)


My family loves the Yoga cotton cake as the texture is so soft and moist and it is best eaten chilled as it tastes like the Japanese Cotton Cheesecake. I have made it in gula melaka flavour this round and it is super fragrant and tastes even better than the original!


Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Salted Caramel Ice-Cream 海盐焦糖冰淇淋(中英食谱教程)


I am using the Tovolo Ice-cream scoop which provides the perfect scoop and keeps the counter clean. 

My kids tried the Salted Caramel ice-cream at Marble Slab Creamery few weeks ago and fell in love with it. As usual, they will ask, "Mummy, can you replicate it at home?" So, I sourced on the internet and found a recipe on Epicurous which has received many good reviews from those who had tried it. Indeed this recipe did not disappoint us! We love it and it's a keeper! Do note that the mixture is still a little soft after processing it in the ice-cream maker thus you will have to crank up the freezer to freeze it firm. Without an ice-cream maker, you can also make this successfully! 


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Mango Ice- Cream 芒果雪糕 (中英食谱教程)


Weather has been really warm and humid in Singapore and cool treats are definitely a big welcome for all. Here's sharing with you a refreshing, simple 3 ingredients mango ice-cream recipe which is one of my all time favourite. This recipe does not require an ice-cream maker but I used it as it can churn the ice-cream out for me in an hour to consume straight away to beat the heat! ;p


Friday, 19 June 2015

Blueberry Chiffon Cake 蓝莓戚风蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)


I am beginning to enjoy baking chiffon cake as it is really versatile and one can make it in a wide variety of flavours using fruit puree, jams, juices, extracts, citrus zests, liquer, etc. Here's sharing my 3rd chiffon cake using fresh blueberries shortly after baking a Gula Melaka flavoured one.  

Friday, 12 June 2015

Gula Melaka Chiffon Cake 椰糖戚风蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)


This is my second time baking a chiffon cake. My first attempt was almost 2 years ago when I baked a Matcha Chiffon Cake after returning from a Japan holiday as I had bought a big pack of Japanese Matcha powder. I was elated being successful on my first attempt as I was told that the success rate for chiffon cake is not high especially for a newbie. 

As I had leftover coconut milk in the fridge, hence the decision to try out the Gula Melaka flavour. Here's sharing my second chiffon cake after a haitus, it is moist and fluffy and of course delicious and fragrance! 

Friday, 5 June 2015

Matcha & Beetroot Butter Cake for my 15th Wedding Anniversary 抹茶与甜菜根奶油蛋糕庆祝水晶婚 (中英食谱)


I was cracking my brain hard again....thinking what cake to bake for my 15th crystal wedding anniversary. Last year, I created the 'Non-Bake Rose cheesecake' and it was well received by hubby as well as many readers who have tried the recipe.  You might think why is it so difficult to decide what to bake, I could have just decided on a sponge cake and decorated with loads of whipping cream. Well...my hubby dislikes cakes with whipping cream and he is not one who can be pleases easily. (oops...Shhhh! ) Thus, I have to come up with a plain, yet pretty and delicious cake to please both his eyes and palate....haha! After some thoughts, I decided to adapt from my super moist 'Almond Butter Cake' and baked this super healthy, all natural and delicious Matcha Beetroot Butter Cake the night before the special occasion on 27 May. 

Last Wednesday morning, I showed him the cake and he said, "Interesting!". I cut a slice for him, he took a bite and said, "Hmm...taste good!" As I mentioned in my previous post, my hubby isn't one who praises easily too, so if he says good, it must be so! ;p 

We had a nice dinner celebration that night and received this complimentary chocolate fudge cake. :) 

Friday, 29 May 2015

Banana Yogurt Streusel Muffins​ ​香蕉优格​沙波罗马芬​ (中英食谱教程)


I have enjoyed hosting the 'Little Thumbs Up' Yogurt event this month and it is coming to an end in two days time.  I am happy to have made some new blogger friends during this event and I want to thank all my blogger friends who have supported me by sharing their wonderful yogurt recipes. Please pardon me if I have not visited your linked blog posts due to a super busy schedule.  

Here's sharing the Banana Yogurt Streusel Muffins which will be my last yogurt post for this event and I do highly recommend it to you. With the addition of irresistible streusel on the banana muffins, it is exceptionally delicious, you really gotta try it!  



Friday, 22 May 2015

Ogura Colour De Quad 四色相思蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)


This is my first attempt making an ogura cake and I was bold enough to try it out in four colours. As usual using only natural colourings as I dislike using artificial colourings made of chemicals. I wanted a pretty looking cake as I was making it for my grandmother's 92nd birthday. 


Not long ago, I made my Yoga Cotton Cake for granny and she loves it much. This time, I decided to try out the Ogura cake which is also known for it's soft and moist texture. I have named it Ogura Coleur De Quad, a French name which means Orgura with four colours. The four colours batter were poured into the baking mould one after another and baked at the same time. I was really curious how the colours will turn out after baked and was pleasantly pleased and surprised with the nice pattern formation! My granny even gave a thumbs up for the cake! 

不久前,做了瑜伽棉花蛋糕嬤吃,她特别喜欢。这次想尝试这款也有着柔软湿润质感的相思蛋糕给她试,希望她也一样喜欢。 我把蛋糕的四色面糊一层接一层倒入烤模一起烤,蛮好奇烤出来的图案会是怎样的。蛋糕出炉后,我非常满意形成的图案,是不是很漂亮?吃了蛋糕之后还竖起拇指说好呢!

I want to thank my dear hubby here as after hearing how I wished I can have a Blue Pea plant at home so that I can extract natural blue colourings for my bakes, he immediately searched on the internet and bought the plant for me. Here's one flower which bloom yesterday morning after I have plucked out all to make this cake. Isn't it pretty? Looking at it lifts up my mood! :) 

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