Friday 29 August 2014

Fish Doll Mooncake 简易鱼儿公仔饼 (中英食谱教程)

Photo updated on 15 September 2018

I have never like GongZaiPeng 公仔饼  (meaning picture or doll biscuit in Cantonese) since young . My impression of them is a type of mooncake biscuit without lotus paste and shaped usually like a piggy and sold in a small basket. When I saw this special Peach Doll Mooncake at Kimmy's blog, I immediately bookmarked it. This recipe is different from the normal ones as lotus paste is mixed together with other ingredients to form the dough. I knew it's gonna be different with the addition of lotus paste, it will surely be tastier! 

Thursday 28 August 2014

Baked Chocolate Mooncakes 巧克力烤皮月饼 (中英食谱教程)

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

Healthy All Natural Snow-skin Mooncake 健康全天然材料冰皮月饼 (中英食谱教程)

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!

前两天做了这些健康的冰皮月饼。三色冰皮的灵感是来自我的可爱毛毛虫饼干食谱。这个配方是取自我的彩虹冰皮月饼,也是免用白油的。我觉得白油不健康,所以从来都不用它。在这个食谱,我用特级初榨橄榄油来取代,完全没影响冰皮嚼劲和柔软的质感。包裹的馅料是在广祥泰买的香港黑芝麻蓉。(一公斤包装 $12)。

Monday 18 August 2014

Guest Blogger Workshop with LGW on 16 August 2014 - Magic Custard Cake & German Butter Cookies (2)

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... 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 would like to thank Ethan of LessonsGoWhere and Lena of the The Baking Loft who have been great assistants to me and my dear hubby for capturing pictures of these special moments during the workshop. I also want to thank Brandt for sponsoring the recipe books - 'Simple Pleasures from the Kitchen' which I had given each participant a copy to bring home. 

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

Quick and Easy Blueberry Yogurt Muffins 简易蓝莓优格马芬 (中英食谱教程)

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

Key Lime Classic Cheesecake Tutorial Video Recipe 青柠经典芝士蛋糕 (中英食谱视频教程 )

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

Guest Blogger Workshop with LGW - Magic Custard Cake & German Butter Cookies (2)

I am pleased to announce my second blogger chef workshop conducting the Magic Custard Cake and German Butter Cookies due to popular demand.