Tuesday 30 September 2014

Black Bottom Cupcakes 黑底杯子蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)

Two days ago was my son's 7th birthday. He had requested for an Oreo Cheesecake to celebrate with our church friends during our cell group meeting the night before his birthday. I did a 9 inch non-baked one as requested. As I was rushing for time, plus the fatigue in me had caused me to accidentally drop the whole cake before I could even take any photo of it!!! /OMG

Monday 29 September 2014

My New Tovolo Baking/Kitchen Tools 我的新Tovolo 烘焙与厨房用具

Yippee!!! My new Tovolo Baking/Kitchen Tools has arrived! 

Have you ever seen such colourful kitchen tools which will brighten up one's kitchen? I haven't seen it locally until two weeks ago at Jems Robinsons shop front. I was so excited to see many lovely and well designed kitchen tools which are not only useful for my baking needs but also put a smile and cheer me up with its colourful element of fun added to it! I immediately fell in LOVE with it! Wouldn't you love to own such premium quality and functional kitchen tools and add fun to your baking and cooking?

Friday 26 September 2014

Steam Moist Chocolate Cupcake 蒸湿润巧克力杯子蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)

I have been trying out my electric steam oven to steam cupcakes but have failed several times as the cupcakes simply did not rise and collapsed instead. Finally, after trying out this steam moist chocolate cake recipe which I found online last week, it worked on my Brandt steam oven, not only did it rise, it exploded somehow and had a cute mushroom head. :D I love its unique look, quite unusual from the neat looking cupcake.  The cupcakes are chocolatey rich, super moist and not too sweet. Great for chocolate lovers like me! :)

Monday 22 September 2014

Gula Melaka Magic Custard Cake 马六甲椰糖魔术卡士达蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)

I hosted my third guest blogger Magic Custard Cake (MCC) and German Butter Cookies workshop two days ago. As usual, I will bake the original and one other flavoured magic custard cake for my participants to sample to have an appreciation of the finished product before they attempt to bake one. I was adventurous and wanted to try a new flavour which no one has tried before, hence the birth of the Gula Melaka magic custard cake. Gula Melaka is dark palm sugar made from the sap of a Palmyra palm and has its own distinct taste. It is mainly used in the local desserts and cakes of the Southeast Asian region.

In this recipe, I have replaced all the icing sugar with gula melaka and the method is slightly different from the original recipe. The result is a flavourful and fragrance cake. My hubby commented that it is the best flavour among all the magic custard cakes I have made so far. I am on cloud nine as I could achieved the three magical layers after trying my own ways of incorporating the gula melaka into the cake batter. My least favourite dense kueh bottom is also just a thin layer, hooray!!! :D =D>

很荣幸第三次被LessonsGoWhere邀请担任部落格嘉宾厨师。我在上课时,都会先让我的学生们尝试原味和另一种口味的魔术卡士达蛋糕。 前两课,我做了抹茶和巧克力口味的。这次,我选择没人做过的马六甲椰糖口味,老公说这是我做过以来最好吃的口味。来上课的姐妹们也说比原味的好吃多了!很高兴用了自己的做法加入马六甲椰糖,还能成功做出三层不同质感的魔术卡士达蛋糕,连我不是很喜欢的粿底层还是薄薄的喔! :p

Here's sharing some photos taken during the workshop. 

Thanks to E-Fei 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. Not forgetting to thank Brandt who has sponsored the recipe books - 'Simple Pleasures from the Kitchen' which I had given each participant a copy to bring home. 

Thursday 18 September 2014

Fruity Chocolate Cake 鲜果巧克力蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)

In support of my blogger friend, Fion of XuanHom's Mom Kitchen Diary, who is hosting the Chocolate Wonderland theme this month, you will see more chocolate recipe from me. Those who have been following me will know that besides a matcha lover, I am also a great chocolate lover especially dark ones, I love dark chocolate to the extend that I must have at least a bite a day or I will feel that something is missing or not right! :))

Friday 12 September 2014

Quick & Easy 30 minutes Oreo Marshmallow Fudge Cake 简易三十分钟奥利奥棉花糖蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)

Yesterday was my darling daughter's 13th birthday. She has requested for a non-cream, simple chocolatey cake with Oreo cookies and marshmallow. I found one recipe on the web which fits her description but has modified greatly to come up with a healthier and low sugar version.  The result is a chocolatey, fudgy and not so sweet cake which I like. It is a quick and easy, fuss free cake with minimal washing as you only need a hand whisk and spatula to do the mixing. Here's the cake which I have assembled for her and glad she likes it.

Friday 5 September 2014

Baked Custard Mooncakes 酥皮奶黄月饼(中英食谱教程)

When I first saw this recipe at Zoe's blog, I thought it's really interesting as it differs from the usual mooncakes which use lotus paste as fillings and I bookmarked it right away! :) When I saw it at Karen's blog few days ago, I was even more determined to try it out! 

This baked custard mooncakes are really popular in Hong Kong and are selling like hot cakes! Thanks to Master Chef Ye ( 葉潤發師傅) who is the creator of this delectable pastry mooncake. He was inspired by the Fried Custard Bun (炸奶黃包) which was so well received in the hotel restaurant where he used to work and successfully created the mooncake version after his tenth attempt. 

The mid-autumn festival is just around the corner, here's wishing everyone 中秋节快乐!