Friday, 29 August 2014
Thursday, 28 August 2014
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
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!
Monday, 18 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.
I started the session by introducing the MCC and explaining how the magic took place during baking. As most would not have heard of or eaten this cake before as it is not sold in any bakery, I baked the original and chocolate flavoured ones this round for my participants to sample so that they have an appreciation of the finished product before they attempt to bake one.
After the introduction and tasting of the mcc, I gave a detailed demonstration before the participants proceeded to do a hands-on.
As you can see, we all had a fun filled afternoon baking together...
.....in a relax and cosy environment. :)
Anticipating for the magical moment while we examined the MCC that I did as part of the demonstration. Wow... THREE distinct layers of a souffle top, custard middle and kueh base!!! (love that top right hand photo below! :)) )..... tasting of cake and cookies freshly out of the oven over a cup of fruit tea while waiting for the bakes to be done.
Checking the sides of the cake for the magical 3 layers....see the happy smiles? Hooray!!! =D>
I will be hosting my third MCC workshop in September. If you would like to join, you may indicate your interest by clicking on this link here so that you will be given priority when the workshop opens for registration.
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Friday, 15 August 2014
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
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
I am pleased to announce my second blogger chef workshop conducting the Magic Custard Cake and German Butter Cookies due to popular demand.