Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Hope you have enjoyed my creation of the Milo Ferrero Rocher Swiss Roll in my last post. This time I am gonna share another personal creation which also got the big thumbs up from my family. This Milo frozen treat can be made with or without an ice-cream maker and definitely cheers us up in this time of hazy condition in Singapore caused by the Indonesia fires.
Due to the deterioration of air quality, my family has been keeping all doors and windows shut (hubby even bought air-tight tapes to stick on the windows and doors to ensure a tight seal to prevent any air from coming through) and making our IQAir Healthpro air-purifier work extra hard. We are also diligent in donning our N95 masks when the PSI level hits unhealthy level.
We are kind of disturb to see many people taking the haze too lightly and still do not wear N95 mask (surgical masks, tissues or handkerchiefs will not protect you at all!) at outdoors. According to Wikipedia, the PM 2.5 particles which made up the majority of haze particles is the deadliest form of air pollution due to their ability to penetrate deep into the lungs and blood streams unfiltered, causing DNA mutations, heart attacks, premature death and lung cancer, thus even short-term exposure can be damaging!
Hence, I do urge my Singaporean and Malaysian readers to take good care during this haze period and be proactive in taking care of your own/family's health.
Monday, 28 September 2015
Last week was a hectic week for me, visiting the hospital almost everyday! (you will know why if you have read my last post.) I am glad that the week ended well with good celebration of the mid-autumn festival with the extended family.
To support my blogger friend, Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, who is the host of this month Little Thumbs Up - Milo theme, I have actually come up with this Milo swiss roll recipe two weeks back but have no time to blog about it until now.
I love Milo since young especially the Australian recipe which is tastier and more fragrant. Do you know how I like to enjoy my Milo? I usually put a few heaps of Milo powder in my glass of fresh milk, give it a slight stir before scooping up the clumps of Milo to eat, it's really shiok! ('Shiok' is a common slang word used in Singapore and Malaysia to express happiness, strong pleasure or tingling taste buds with regards of food)
AsI have a box of Ferror Rocher chocolate sitting in the fridge, I decided to use it for the swiss roll fillings. I am delighted that the crushed hazelnuts, chocolate and wafer cream fillings turned out to be super delicious and it blended so well with the Milo swiss roll! My fussy hubby and kids gave a big thumbs up for this new creation. :)
I have also used organic extra virgin coconut oil in this recipe and here's sharing the health benefits of it.
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
I have actually scheduled this week to bake more varieties of mooncakes but due to unforeseen circumstances, my girl injured her toe and I had to bring her to the hospital to see the Pediatric Orthopaedic and more visits to the hospital as my boy has to see Pediatric Ophthalmology and mum has to undergo minor surgery. So, I am left with just one day to bake before the mid-autumn festival this Sunday. I have chosen to try out this cheesy Shanghai Mooncake which is so much easier as compared to the traditional Cantonese style mooncakes. It turned out to be fragrant and tasty. Do give it a try if you have some time. :)
Wishing all a blessed and happy mid-autumn!
Monday, 21 September 2015
This is my first time using Baguette flour to bake and I love the taste and texture of the french loaf which this flour has yielded. The baguette flour besides suitable for making baguettes & french loaf, it is also suitable for sourdough and all types of crusty artisan bread as it is able to give a rich flavour, crusty outer layer and great inner holes.
My hubby who loves artisan bread gave a big thumbs up for this french loaf using the baguette flour as he loves the texture so much more compared to the Breadmaker Wholemeal French Loaf which I have baked using bread flour previously. I foresee myself to be baking bread more with this baguette flour to please my other half. ;)
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Thursday, 17 September 2015
In my earlier post, I shared my homemade purple sweet potato powder and I have used it to make this healthy snow-skin mooncake skin which uses olive oil instead of shortening. I have used quite a bit of this all natural food powder to achieve a vibrant purple and I am beyond happy with the result...of course as purple is my favorite color! :)
Purple sweet potatoes also known as Okinawan sweet potatoes are richly nutritious.
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Tuesday, 15 September 2015
It is not difficult to make your own fruit or vegetable powder at home. I am one home baker who avoids using unhealthy artificial colorings or artificial ingredients in my food preparation and advocates using healthy, natural and premium ingredients. Hence, to achieve my favorite color purple, I have made a pot of purple sweet potato powder which can be used for making bread, cookies, macarons, mooncakes, cakes etc.
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Monday, 14 September 2015
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Watermelon shaped bakes seems to be in the trend this year. You can find watermelon shaped bread, roll cakes and now mooncakes! This idea is from a bakery in Taiwan who hit the news recently with this creation. This is my first time using Ghee and I am surprise to find out that this cultured butter is full of health benefits. I love it as I am one who advocates using all natural, healthy and premium ingredients for baking!
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Monday, 7 September 2015
This is my first time making homemade bean paste and I am glad that I am in control of the sugar level and have made these low sugar version. Mung bean paste can be used for making many types of desserts like Jin Deui (a type of fried Chinese pastry made from glutinous rice flour, coated with sesame seeds on the outside and is crisp and chewy), Ang Ku Kueh (a small round or oval shaped Chinese pastry with soft stickyglutinous rice flour skin wrapped around a sweet filling in the centre), mooncakes etc.
I have used the low-sugar mung bean paste to make a batch of watermelon-shaped pastry mooncakes (as seen below) using all natural ingredients and no artificial colourings or baking chemicals at all. Isn't it cute?
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
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!