Friday, 27 February 2015
How's your Lunar New Year so far? I have a great time spent with family visiting relatives and close friends during the first 4 days of Chinese New Year (CNY). We had a long weekend to celebrate this year as the first and second day of the Lunar New Year fell on Thursday (19 Feb) and Friday (20 Feb). It was great catching up with one another over sumptuous meals and CNY goodies.
The CNY lasts for 15 days and we've got another week before it ends but my homebaked goodies are already running low in stock. (Click here to check out my CNY recipes) Today, I created another flavour of the melt-in-the-mouth German cookies since my family just can't get enough of it. Here's sharing another great flavour which you MUST try, I guarantee you will love it just as much as my other sweet and savoury ones!
|Pardon my photo taking as it is really not easy to capture nice ice-cream shots in our hot humid weather in Singapore. I am using the Tovolo Ice-cream scoop which provides the perfect scoop and keeps the counter clean.|
Ever since I have an ice-cream maker at home, I have been making ice-cream almost fornightly. I enjoy experimenting new ice-cream flavours but my family's favourite is still the Matcha ice-cream which you can find the recipe here.
Besides Matcha flavour, we love dark chocolate (see the benefits below) ice-cream too especially the premium dark chococolate 'Hei' (黑) ice-cream from Awfully Chocolate. I am still experimenting and hope that I will achieve close to the 'Hei' (黑) chocolate ice-cream one day...hei hei! ;p Meanwhile, let me share this new creation that I tried yesterday which satisfied my craving for dark chocolate and peanut butter at the same time!
Saturday, 14 February 2015
Two weeks ago, my blogger friend, Fion invited me to join in the fun of posting Valentine's cookie together with a few other bloggers on Valentine's Day. Here's sharing these Racoon cookies which I have baked specially for my dear hubby. The racoon holds a special meaning for me as the first gift I received from my other half during our first date was a stuff toy racoon. (you'll see it on the left in the photo below) Hope these racoon cookies will bring him fond memories of our courtship days.
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Just one more week to the Lunar New Year and we will be welcoming the Goat Year. I have seen many bakers baking the lovable sheep cookies but I wanted to do something different. So, I put on my thinking cap and ponder on how to transform my round pineapple tarts into a goat shape. Finally, I work out something this afternoon and here's sharing with you my new creation of a goat pineapple tart. Hope you like it!
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Good news! The Tovolo Stainless Steel 12"Dough Whisk has arrived in Singapore. Few weeks ago, when I did a video tutorial using the dough whisk to make the Moist & Smooth Cranberry Yogurt Muffins, some readers have asked me where they can buy this in Singapore. You can now find it at all Robinsons, Metro Centrepoint, Takashimaya, www.tovolo.com.sg and www.hipvan.com. I have done up another video tutorial, this time showing you how to use the dough whisk to make these delicious and healthy 'Wholemeal Cranberry Cream Cheese Non-Knead Buns'.
Saturday, 7 February 2015
This afternoon, 12 lovely ladies joined me for a fun afternoon of baking the Melt-In-The-Mouth Pineapple Tart in three different shapes - Rose, Pineapple and Piggy. In fact, more than three shapes as some of them were really creative and there were shapes like kitty, angry bird, elephant, gold fish, ingot etc.
Here's sharing some photos taken during the workshop.
Friday, 6 February 2015
Three weeks ago, my good friend Lois whatsapp me and told me that I am on news...what? on news? She asked me to quickly get a copy of WanBao newspaper that Saturday night as Baking Taitai was mentioned about her homemade bak kwa in a Chinese New Year Bak Kwa article. What a pleasant surprise!
三个星期前的周六晚，好友Lois写短讯给我，告诉我，我上新闻了！叫我赶快去买份晚报看一看。原来‘Baking Taitai' 的自制肉干在一篇农历新年肉干的报道上有被提到，真的是一个意外惊喜！
Monday, 2 February 2015
This cake was made specially for my dear hubby's birthday last Thursday. He is one who does not like cream on cake and I recalled baking him a Molten Lava Cake last year. This year I have used two of his favourite food (mine as well), Dark Chocolate and Cream Cheese for his birthday cake and he loves it! This cheesecake is highly recommended and you can make it for the coming Valentine's Day or after meal dessert for reunion dinner!