Friday, 4 November 2016

Valrhona Chocolate Cotton Cake- highly recommended! 法芙娜巧克力棉花蛋糕 - 强推!(中英加图对照食谱)

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My son loves eating chocolate cake especially this light and cottony one! I have baked this cake for him to celebrate his admission to the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) next year. I am really proud of him as he got into the GEP without attending any GEP preparatory course nor have any tuitions too. 



Plug and Play Lightbox - Great for food photography!

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Plug and Play Lightbox with Integrated LED 
Photo source from LightBox Singapore

As you all know, the photos in this food blog are all taken by myself. Being an amatuer photographer, I do not own any camera lights to lit up my food during photography and am fully dependant on natural day lighting. Thus, I dislike taking photos on gloomy or rainy days and even night time because without the natural bright daylight, my photos don't turn out nice.  

Friday, 21 October 2016

Ondeh Ondeh Mini Cupcakes 斑斓椰丝迷你小蛋糕 (中英加图对照食谱)

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If you like eating ondeh ondeh or kueh dadar, you will love this pandan cupcakes with gula melaka coconut fillings too! These delightful mini versions are so moreish and addictive!
I have baked these cutie mini Ondeh Ondeh cupcakes about a month ago for a gathering with friends but yet to find time to do up a blog recipe post until this week. 

可爱迷你的斑斓椰丝小蛋糕,又香又好吃,真的让人欲罢不能!
这是一个月前做了带去朋友聚会的,直到这星期才抽出时间整理步骤照片,翻译食谱打出来。

Friday, 30 September 2016

Easy Salted Egg Yolk Cookies (3) 简易咸蛋黄奶油酥饼 (中英加图对照食谱)

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Have you tried baking with my Easy Salted Egg Yolk Cookies recipes which I shared two weeks ago? Many have jumped on the bandwagon and baked the cookies successfully and given positive feedback about it! Those who have tried commented that the recipe is really easy and the cookies are so delicious and addictive! For those who have missed the 2 previous posts, here you are:


Click 'HERE' for recipe using steam salted egg yolk
 点击‘这里’参考用熟咸蛋黄做的奶油酥饼食谱



Click 'HERE' for recipe using salted egg yolk powder
 点击‘这里’参考用咸蛋黄粉做的奶油酥饼食谱



This week I am in an experimental mood and have used the Feng He Salted Egg Yolk Paste to bake the 4-ingredients Salted Egg Yolk cookies. The paste is really convenient to use as you need not prepare the salted egg yolk from scratch. The cookies turned out to be rather fragrant as the paste has tiny pieces of curry leaves in it. I did not remove the curry leaves from the paste when mixed with the other 3 ingredients as it is edible and packed with numerous nutrients which is good for us. It's health benefits include helping with digestion, protecting our liver from damage, maintaining blood sugar level, accelerating hair growth etc.  

Friday, 16 September 2016

Easy Salted Egg Yolk Cookies (1) 简易咸蛋黄奶油酥饼 (中英加图对照食谱)

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I have some leftover salted eggs from making mooncakes and decided to use it for making salted egg yolk cookies. I experimented and came up with this 4 ingredients cookie dough, an easy and fuss free recipe which does not require the use of any electric mixer or chilling of dough before use. My super critical hubby sang praises after eating it and commented that it's the nicest salted egg yolk cookies he has ever eaten! These cookies are so addictive that you can't stop eating at one! 


做完中秋月饼还剩一些咸蛋,就蒸了咸蛋黄拿来做奶油饼干。对自己的新实验很满意,只用了四种食材做出饼干面团。食谱简单,无需用电动搅拌器也无需冷藏面团。挑剔的老公吃了赞很香,还说这是他吃过最好吃的咸蛋黄酥饼喔!真的,吃一口就会上瘾,一口接一口,停不下来!

Easy Salted Egg Yolk Cookies (2) 简易咸蛋黄奶油酥饼 (中英加图对照食谱)

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This is a second salted egg yolk recipe which I tried shortly after experimenting with my own 4 ingredients salted egg yolk cookie recipe which is easy and fuss-free as there is no need to use electric mixer or chill the dough before use. The method here is slightly different, I have used pure salted egg yolk powder instead of cooked salted egg yolks. The pure salted egg yolk powder is really convenient to use as there is no need to wash away the thick layer of salted charcoal paste surrounding the egg shell, neither is egg separation, cooking/steaming and mashing of cooked egg yolks required. 

这是第二次做的咸蛋黄奶油酥饼,做法跟前天做的稍微不同,但一样只需用四种食材就能做出饼干面团,无需用电动搅拌器也无需冷藏面团。这次用了咸蛋黄粉,用起来很方便,无需洗去咸蛋壳外那层厚厚的盐腌炭糊,不用分开蛋黄和蛋白,也无需蒸煮或压碎熟咸蛋黄,容易许多!

In my humble opinion, this cookie tastes just as nice as the one using cooked salted egg yolks and it has a crunchier texture which my son likes. If you have the time to try both recipes, do let me know your preference. :) 

我觉得味道也不赖,一样好吃。儿子超喜欢这款因为质感酥脆!您喜欢哪一款呢?


Friday, 9 September 2016

Launch of ‘Tasted & Approved! Cookbook' + Cookbook Giveaway to 3 lucky blog readers!

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Book Cover Page - Marshall Cavendish Publication 

Good news! I am happy to announce that my new recipes will be featured in this new 'Tasted and Approved!' cookbook which will be available at Singapore major bookstores soon. It will also be available in Malaysia and countries around the region as well as Amazon online. An e-Book is also in the pipeline. :) 

Friday, 26 August 2016

Ferrero Rocher Low-Fat Butter Cake 金沙低脂奶油蛋糕 (中英加图对照食谱)

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I have 2 boxes of Ferroro Rocher chocolates at home which I have kept aside to use for my baking. The chocolate itself, consists of a whole roasted hazelnut encased in a thin wafer shell filled with hazelnut chocolate and covered in milk chocolate and chopped hazelnuts. 

I have modified this recipe from my 'Super Moist Low-Fat Butter Cake' which is super well received by my readers. Everyone who has baked the low-fat version butter cake gave two thumbs up as the cake texture is light, fragrant and moist. Best of all, it only uses half the amount of butter as compared to the usual butter cake! 

I have baked this Ferrero Rocher low-fat butter cake for my church cellgroup gathering recently and it was well received! The feedback given was the cake texture is light, moist, fragrant and not greasy at all. You will surely crave for a second helping after you have tasted one. I simply like the hazel nutty taste in each mouthful, so yummy and special! 

I highly recommend you to try this cake and hope you will love it as much as I do!


Friday, 12 August 2016

Durian Pudding- Highly Recommended! 榴莲布丁- 强推! (中英加图对照食谱)

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Durian is in season now and I have made these awfully delicious Mao Shan Wang (MSW) durian puddings. It is really quick and easy to make as preparation only takes 15 minutes! Highly and strongly recommend you to try it!

榴莲飘香的季节到了,买了些猫山王榴莲回来,做了一些榴莲布丁,超好吃的!做法简易又快速,只需15分钟就搞定了!强力推荐给大家!!! 

Friday, 22 July 2016

Thai Milk Tea Cotton Cake 泰式奶茶棉花蛋糕 (中英加图对照食谱)

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How time flies, tomorrow will be my blog's 3rd anniversary! Thank you all my wonderful readers and followers for your support and encouragement all these while to keep me sharing here despite my busy schedule. 
时间过得好快,明天就是部落格的三周年庆了!在这要感谢一直以来支持我的忠厚读者们,谢谢你们给予的鼓励,使我在百忙中不忘来这里与大家分享我的烘焙心得。 

I've baked this delicious, soft and cottony cake using the Thai tea mix which my dearest sister-in-law has bought for me during her recent holiday in Thailand. This cake is baked in my new push pan which is leak-proof and watertight, thanks to the patented advanced technology! This means that when I bake a cake in a water bath, I need not line the exterior with any aluminium foil at all as the cake batter in the pan will not leak out nor the water from the outer pan seep in! It is an amazing and perfect pan that I think every baker should have! 

Friday, 8 July 2016

Matcha Marble Roll Cake 抹茶大理石蛋糕卷 (中英加图对照食谱)

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My 8-year-old boy has arranged the pot of flowers in the background, isn't it nice?
照片里的那盆花是八岁的儿子插的,看着它就感觉很幸福哟! 



Matcha and Azuki red beans are great combinations. Marry the two ingredients and ta-da...I have the perfect roll cake for a great afternoon tea time treat! 


清香的抹茶配上甜蜜浓郁的红豆 。。。好喜欢这美妙的滋味!悠闲的下午,喝杯茶,吃着自己做的蛋糕卷,也是一种快乐与幸福!



Monday, 27 June 2016

Low-Fat Almond Butter Cake 低脂杏仁奶油蛋糕 (中英加图对照食谱)

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Finally, the kids are back to school today after a month of school holidays! I've not been blogging for the past weeks as the June school holidays have kept me really busy. With the kids around, I hardly have time for myself and also I'm involved in a new project and am so EXCITED about it! (it's a secret now but I'll tell you when the time is right, ok? ;p)  

已将近一个月没在这儿与大家分享了。六月的学校假期,孩子们没上学,全职妈妈的我特别忙碌,几乎每天都安排一些活动与孩子们互动,没什么个人时间。同时,也参与了一个新项目而感到非常兴奋! (暂时是个秘密,时机成熟会告诉大家的!)

Today I'm sharing one of my three recipes which was published in the 'Gourmet Living Magazine' April/May 2016 issue.
今天要与大家分享在‘食尚品味’四/五月杂志刊登的其中之一食谱。

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Non-Bake Cendol Cheesecake 免烤煎蕊芝士蛋糕 (中英加图对照食谱)

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My hubby is a great fan of Chendol. Thus I have experimented and created this non-bake Chendol cheesecake to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary last Friday. Glad it is well received! 

孩子的爸好喜欢吃煎蕊(chendol),我就摸索自创了这免烤煎蕊芝士蛋糕来庆祝上星期五的16结婚周年!好喜欢这美味又简易的蛋糕,因为不需要用到烤箱或电动搅拌器喔!



Homemade Cendol 自制煎蕊 (中英加图对照食谱)

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I have done up this post for those who wish to try out my new creation - Non-bake Cendol Cheesecake but can't find cendol selling at their local supermarkets. 

Homemade Sweet Red Beans 自制蜜红豆粒 (中英加图对照食谱)

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This is a homemade sweet red beans which you can use in many desserts as a fillings or toppings. Homemade sweet red beans as compared to canned ones are not so sweet and not so mushy. 


Thursday, 12 May 2016

Gateaux Chocolate Classique 经典巧克力蛋糕(中英加图对照食谱)

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This rich and moist chocolate gateau is so deliciously good that even the weight watchers would not resist it!  
味道浓郁柔和的巧克力蛋糕,人人都喜爱!




Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Upcoming Guest Blogger Workshop - Hands-On Nutella Ogura Cake for Mother's day!

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Due to demand for this Nutella Ogura Cake class, I'm invited by Bakers Brew Studio as a guest blogger chef to conduct this class again next Saturday. This class has been very well received (10 April and 30 April classes all fully booked) as the Ogura cake has a light, moist and fluffy texture, great on it's own and does not require any frosting at all! It is a low sugar, low fat and low gluten cake but does not compromise on the taste at all. In fact, you will love it at first bite and 'pine' for it again and again after eating it!

Here are some photos which my students have taken during a private baking session two weeks ago and shared it with me as well as the feedbacks given by some of the participants:

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Wholemeal Garlic Foccacia 全麦葱香佛卡夏 (中英加图对照食谱)

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In a mood to make some bread and decided on foccacia, instead of the usual olive, tomato and rosemary, I have added minced garlic and parmesan cheese powder.  I have also added wholemeal flour to make this Italian flat bread more wholesome and healthy. It turned out super fragrant and nice! 😋  In fact while it was baking, the roasted garlic aroma filled the whole house! 

心血来潮想做面包,就用直接法做了这佛卡夏。这次不像平常放橄榄,番茄和迷迭香,反而放了大蒜和帕梅森起司粉更加美味!😋 烘焙时,香气充满了整个屋子也!太喜欢了!

At the same time, I want to share my joy with you especially if you are new to my blog. In the latest bimonthly and bilingual "食尚品味 Gourmet Living Magazine" April/May 2016 issue, it features 8 pages of 'Baking Tatiai' where you can read about my interview as well as my three new healthy recipes. You can get a copy for $4.80 from major bookstores like Popular and Kinokuniya, selected newsstands, petrol kiosks and supermarkets like NTUC and Cold Storage from 18 April 2016 onwards. For my international readers, you may email: enquiries@gourmetimp.com to place your order and have it delivered to you.

同时,我也要与大家分享我的喜乐。《食尚品味》的4/5月最新双语双月刊,里头有8页烘焙太太的访问与最新三道健康食谱。新加坡的读者在4月18日起就可以在各大书局如‘大众’与‘高岛屋’,一些报摊,加油站和超市买得到。住在国外的读者们如果有兴趣买的话,可以电邮:enquiries@gourmetimp.com订购杂志,邮寄到您家。
     



Friday, 15 April 2016

Baking Taitai featured in Gourmet Living & Magazine Giveaway 烘焙太太访问与作品刊登在《食尚品味》和杂志赠送

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I am happy to announce that Baking Taitai is featured in the latest bimonthly and bilingual "Gourmet Living Magazine". In this April/May 2016 issue, you will find a write up of my interview as well as three new healthy recipes. 

《食尚品味》的4/5月最新双语双月刊已经’出炉‘了!这期里头有烘焙太太的访问与最新的三道健康食谱。

Friday, 1 April 2016

Wholemeal Butter Buns 全麦奶油餐包 (中英加图对照食谱)

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Softest, fluffiest, tastiest wholemeal buns I have ever made & eaten!
最柔软蓬松好吃的全麦面包 !

It's spring time and flowers are blooming everywhere. For the first time, here in hot sunny tropical Singapore, we actually got to see the cherry blossoms flown in from Japan at Gardens by the Bay's Flower Dome. Prior to this, I only saw cherry blossoms when I visited Japan and Korea during spring time.  

I was excited and visited the Blossom Beats (sakura floral display) last week with my buddies, Emily and Elean, and we were awed by the many varieties of cherry blossoms as seen in the photo below. 



Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Tangzhong Wholemeal Buns- Easter Ducklings 汤种全麦小餐包- 小鸭造型 (中英加图对照食谱)

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Wishing all my readers a blessed Easter! 祝大家复活节快乐!


I was in a creative mood and inspired to create some chick buns but it ended up looking more like ducklings instead...lol! It's amusing looking at the batch of ducklings after it has 'hatched' out of the 'incubator'. I was just thinking that it is too cute to be eaten when my little boy came over, took one and bite off the 'duckling head' and commented, "Hmm...yummy!" I had a good laugh! 

心血来潮想创造有趣的造型面包,原本打算做小鸡造型的, 做出来却比较像小鸭。。。呵呵!看着这些‘孵化’的小鸭子们逗得我好开心,心想这么可爱怎么舍得吃呢?这时,我家的小朋友走了过来,拿起一个,把整个"鸭头"咬掉,说:“好好食噢!” 笑到我。。。


Friday, 18 March 2016

Upcoming Guest Blogger Workshop - Hands-On Nutella Ogura Cake

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Baker's Brew Studio is expanding and their outlet at Upper Thomson will be ready in end March. I am happy to be invited again to be their guest instructor and am excited and looking forward to teach in the new studio. I will be teaching the Nutella Ogura Cake this time and keeping the class small at 8 persons so that each participant will receive more individualized attention.   

Ogura cakes (相思蛋糕) are light, moist and fluffy and great on it's own which do not require any frosting at all. It is a low sugar, low fat and low gluten cake but does not compromise on taste at all. In fact, you will love it at first bite and 'pine' for it again and again after trying it! Perhaps that's how it got it's chinese name “相思” which means 'pinning for you'? ;p

In this workshop, you will get a hands-on baking this cottony, soft, light and fluffy chocolatey cake. Tips, techniques and troubleshooting will be discussed throughout the class to ensure a successful bake. Class is also kept small at 8 persons only to enhance learning as well as receive more individual attention. At the end of the lesson, you will bring home a 6 inch Nutella Ogura Cake to share with your loved ones. 


Friday, 11 March 2016

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheescake 花生酱曲奇面团芝士蛋糕 (中英加图对照食谱)

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Do you love eating peanut butter, cookies or cheesecake? I love it all and by combining these into one cake can satisfy my cravings all in one go, isn't it wonderful? It's a delicious baked cheesecake that you should try! Have a blessed weekend!   
 
花生酱, 曲奇和芝士蛋糕我都爱!把这三样结合成一个蛋糕,一次过满足我的渴望,最适合不过了!这蛋糕的口感丰富美味,你一定要试哦!祝大家周末愉快!

Friday, 26 February 2016

Banana Blueberry Yogurt Pound Cake 香蕉蓝莓优格磅蛋糕 (中英加图对照食谱)

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I haven't bake a pound cake for quite some time and decided to try a new flavour. Since I've got honey greek yogurt, bananas and blueberries at home, I decided to combine these ingredients to bake a healthy one, at the same time try out my new Mastrad Savarin Cake pan. This cake turns out moist even though butter is cut substantially. This is due to the generous amount of Greek-style yogurt and mashed bananas which are healthy substitutes for fat in this recipe. 

好久没烤磅蛋糕了,也想尝试新口味, 就做了这健康的香蕉蓝莓优格磅蛋糕。这食谱用了大量的希腊式优格和香蕉,所以即使奶油的份量减了许多,蛋糕的质感依然湿润。 

Friday, 12 February 2016

Bak Kwa Cookies 肉干曲奇 (中英加图对照食谱)

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Today is the fifth day of the Chinese New Year. In two days time, it will mark the seventh day of the first month on the Lunar calendar, traditionally known as 'Renri' (人日)which means the common man's birthday and everyone grows one year older. Coincidentally, 14 February is also the western Valentine's Day. 

I have made some heart-shaped bak kwa (pork jerky) cookies specially for my dear hubby. Bak Kwa is a traditional and popular Chinese New Year snack food in Singapore and Malaysia to welcome the prosperity of the coming year and are often bought as lavish gifts for friends and family. Due to a super busy schedule, I do not have the time to prepare my own Homemade Bak Kwa this year. I have used store-bought ones for this recipe and the savoury cookies turned out to be flavorful and tasty. Do give it a try when you have the time. Here's wishing everyone an advance 'Happy Birthday' and 'Happy Valentine's Day'! 

再过两天就是农历正月初七,是人日也恰巧是西方情人节。我做了些心形肉干曲奇送给老公。这咸味的手做饼干又美味又可口,有空大家也试一试吧!在此先预祝大家人日快乐,情人节快乐! 


Saturday, 6 February 2016

Guest Blogger CNY baking workshop (2) with Baker's Brew Studio on 6 February 2016

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Going through the recipe and demo before hands-on.  
This evening, I conducted my second guest blogger workshop with Baker's Brew Studio and the participants had a great hands-on session baking the Melt-In-The-Mouth Pineapple Tart in fun shapes! Happy that everyone has enjoyed the lesson and are excited to bring home their own creations to share with their loved ones and friends. 


Here are some photos taken during the workshop:


Monday, 1 February 2016

Guest Blogger CNY baking workshop (1) with Baker's Brew Studio on 31 January 2016

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Last evening, I conducted my first guest blogger workshop with Baker's Brew Studio and the participants had a great hands-on session baking the Melt-In-The-Mouth Pineapple Tart in fun shapes - Monkey, Piggy, Rose and Pineapple. Actually we did more than these designs as there were request for dog, porcupine, cat etc. Wow! I was being 'challenged' to come up with something that I have not tried before! On the spot, I came up with the impromptu designs, glad I passed the 'test'...LOL!!! 


This is one my impromptu design


Happy to know that everyone had fun and enjoyed the class. Here's sharing some photos taken during the workshop. 

Friday, 22 January 2016

Super Moist Low-Fat Butter Cake 超湿润低脂奶油蛋糕 (中英加图对照食谱)

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I used to think Mrs NgSK's butter cake is the best and nicest butter cake I have ever made until I tried this butter cake recipe which uses about half the amount of butter and yet so moist, fragrant and light! 

这奶油蛋糕食谱用的奶油比平时做的少了一半,吃起来不会油腻,又香又湿润。一个八寸大蛋糕才用125克奶油呢!


Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Monkey-design pineapple tarts tutorial 猴子造型凤梨酥教程

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An inspiration came today and I played with some pastry dough and came up with this monkey-design pineapple tarts which is appropriate as we approach the year of the Monkey in about 3 weeks time
今天灵感一来,做了猴子造型凤梨酥来迎接猴年,希望大家会喜欢。

Monday, 18 January 2016

Upcoming Guest Blogger Workshop - Hands-on Pineapple Tarts

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Thanks to Baker's Brew Studio that I have the opportunity to teach again as they have invited me to be their guest instructor to conduct the Melt-In-The-Mouth Pineapple tarts classes for the coming Chinese New Year. This well loved recipe is exclusive to my workshop and those who have attended my previous classes have all given positive feedbacks and good reviews about it. You may like to click 'HERE' to read more and take a look at the past workshop photos.  

In the workshop, you will get to learn to make the pineapple tarts in three beautiful designs - Roses, Pineapples and the most adorable Piggies. (Updated on 19 Jan 2016 - Will include my latest creation  - Monkeys ) So, come and join me for a fun afternoon of hands-on baking and bring home your very own creations to share with your loved ones! 

Friday, 15 January 2016

Healthy Wholemeal Cranberry Almond Cookies 健康全麦蔓越梅杏仁酥 (中英加图对照食谱)

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The Lunar/Chinese New Year (CNY) is less than a month away. Have you started making CNY goodies? Most traditional Lunar New Year goodies are packed with sugar and fat, with little nutritional value at all. Thus, I am determined to come up with a healthier cookie recipe this year. I have tweaked and modified greatly an almond cookies recipe found on 孟老师's cookie recipe book. 

农历新年快到了,您开始做年饼与零食了吗?多数传统的年饼与零食热量和脂肪含量高,几乎没什么营养价值可言。所以,我就把在孟老师手工饼干食谱书上,看到的杏仁酥食谱,大大地改良成健康,营养丰富的全麦蔓越莓杏仁酥。



Friday, 8 January 2016

Chocolate Eclairs 耶克蕾亚泡芙 (中英加图对照食谱)

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A happy and blessed 2016 New Year to all my readers! 

Sharing my first bake of the year - my first attempt to bake Chocolate Eclairs. Eclair is a french word meaning lightning, rumor has it that it came about because a pastry chef would joke that this cake is so good that it is gobbled up as fast as lightning! It is a hollow, log-shaped shell of choux pastry that is filled with vanilla, chocolate, or coffee flavored pastry cream. The top of the pastry is usually dipped into a vanilla, chocolate, or coffee flavored glaze or fondant. 


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