Tuesday 30 June 2015

Little Thumbs Up Event July 2015: TEA 小拇指说好: 茶语飘香

How time flies...half a year has passed and we are entering into July and I will be hosting the Little Thumbs Up - Tea event. 

I have chosen the theme Tea as it is known as the elixir of life for its many health benefits. 

Monday 29 June 2015

Nutella Swirl Vanilla Ice-Cream 榛子酱香草冰淇淋 (中英食谱教程)

I am using the Tovolo Ice-cream scoop which provides the perfect scoop and keeps the counter clean. 

According to Straits Times report few days ago, Singapore will be expecting dry and warm months ahead due to the prevailing El Nino weather phenomenon and the weatherman forecasts that the region would be drier and warmer than usual until September or early October.
To keep myself cool in this hot weather, I frequent the swimming pool more often and make popsicles and ice-cream every 2~3 days! Last week, I shared the awfully delicious Salted Caramel ice-cream recipe and it was very well received. Today, I am going to share a personal favourite homemade ice-cream with you and hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!  :)

Friday 26 June 2015

Gula Melaka Yoga Cotton Cake 椰糖瑜伽棉花蛋糕(中英食谱教程)

My family loves the Yoga cotton cake as the texture is so soft and moist and it is best eaten chilled as it tastes like the Japanese Cotton Cheesecake. I have made it in gula melaka flavour this round and it is super fragrant and tastes even better than the original!


Wednesday 24 June 2015

Salted Caramel Ice-Cream 海盐焦糖冰淇淋(中英食谱教程)

I am using the Tovolo Ice-cream scoop which provides the perfect scoop and keeps the counter clean. 

My kids tried the Salted Caramel ice-cream at Marble Slab Creamery few weeks ago and fell in love with it. As usual, they will ask, "Mummy, can you replicate it at home?" So, I sourced on the internet and found a recipe on Epicurous which has received many good reviews from those who had tried it. Indeed this recipe did not disappoint us! We love it and it's a keeper! Do note that the mixture is still a little soft after processing it in the ice-cream maker thus you will have to crank up the freezer to freeze it firm. Without an ice-cream maker, you can also make this successfully! 


Tuesday 23 June 2015

Mango Ice- Cream 芒果雪糕 (中英食谱教程)

Weather has been really warm and humid in Singapore and cool treats are definitely a big welcome for all. Here's sharing with you a refreshing, simple 3 ingredients mango ice-cream recipe which is one of my all time favourite. This recipe does not require an ice-cream maker but I used it as it can churn the ice-cream out for me in an hour to consume straight away to beat the heat! ;p


Friday 19 June 2015

Blueberry Chiffon Cake 蓝莓戚风蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)

I am beginning to enjoy baking chiffon cake as it is really versatile and one can make it in a wide variety of flavours using fruit puree, jams, juices, extracts, citrus zests, liquer, etc. Here's sharing my 3rd chiffon cake using fresh blueberries shortly after baking a Gula Melaka flavoured one.  

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Friday 12 June 2015

Gula Melaka Chiffon Cake 椰糖戚风蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)

This is my second time baking a chiffon cake. My first attempt was almost 2 years ago when I baked a Matcha Chiffon Cake after returning from a Japan holiday as I had bought a big pack of Japanese Matcha powder. I was elated being successful on my first attempt as I was told that the success rate for chiffon cake is not high especially for a newbie. 

As I had leftover coconut milk in the fridge, hence the decision to try out the Gula Melaka flavour. Here's sharing my second chiffon cake after a haitus, it is moist and fluffy and of course delicious and fragrance! 

Friday 5 June 2015

Matcha & Beetroot Butter Cake for my 15th Wedding Anniversary 抹茶与甜菜根奶油蛋糕庆祝水晶婚 (中英食谱)

I was cracking my brain hard again....thinking what cake to bake for my 15th crystal wedding anniversary. Last year, I created the 'Non-Bake Rose cheesecake' and it was well received by hubby as well as many readers who have tried the recipe.  You might think why is it so difficult to decide what to bake, I could have just decided on a sponge cake and decorated with loads of whipping cream. Well...my hubby dislikes cakes with whipping cream and he is not one who can be pleases easily. (oops...Shhhh! ) Thus, I have to come up with a plain, yet pretty and delicious cake to please both his eyes and palate....haha! After some thoughts, I decided to adapt from my super moist 'Almond Butter Cake' and baked this super healthy, all natural and delicious Matcha Beetroot Butter Cake the night before the special occasion on 27 May. 

Last Wednesday morning, I showed him the cake and he said, "Interesting!". I cut a slice for him, he took a bite and said, "Hmm...taste good!" As I mentioned in my previous post, my hubby isn't one who praises easily too, so if he says good, it must be so! ;p 

We had a nice dinner celebration that night and received this complimentary chocolate fudge cake. :)