Wednesday 30 September 2015

Milo Ice-Cream (eggless version) 美禄巧克力冰淇淋- 无蛋版(中英加图对照食谱)

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

Milo Ferrero Rocher Swiss Roll 美禄金沙巧克力卷 (中英加图对照食谱)

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

Cheesy Shanghai Mooncake 芝士上海月饼 (中英加图对照食谱)

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

Quick & Easy Breadmaker French Loaf 简易法式面包机食谱(中英加图对照食谱)

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. ;) 

Click 'HERE' for the list of stores where you can buy this baguette flour. 

Thursday 17 September 2015

Healthy Purple Sweet Potato Snow-skin Mooncake 健康紫薯冰皮月饼 (中英食谱教程)

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! :)  

上个帖子分享了自制的紫薯粉,用了它来做这个健康, 用橄榄油代替白油的冰皮月饼。我相当满意做出来的成品,觉得颜色很漂亮,当然...因为紫色是我最喜欢的颜色嘛!:)

Purple sweet potatoes also known as Okinawan sweet potatoes are richly nutritious. 

Source from Internet 来自网络

Tuesday 15 September 2015

Homemade Purple Sweet Potato Powder 自制紫薯粉 (中英食谱教程)

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. 


Source from Internet 来自网络

This afternoon, I have used my homemade purple sweet potato powder to make these healthy snow-skin mooncakes (no shortening) which I will share in my next post. 


Click 'HERE' for updated recipe.

Monday 14 September 2015

Yuzu Jam Loaf 柚子酱面包 (中英食谱教程)

A nice and refreshing loaf of bread, simply love the sweet fragrance of citron tea! 


Thursday 10 September 2015

Watermelon Shaped Pastry Mooncake 西瓜造型月饼 (中英食谱教程)

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! 

Source from internet 

Monday 7 September 2015

Homemade Low-Sugar Mung Bean Paste 自制低糖绿豆蓉 (中英食谱教程)

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

Super Healthy Scones 超健康司康 (中英食谱教程)

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!

我和家人都很喜欢吃司康。這是我做過最健康的司康,用了健康的食材如黑糖,有机全麦面粉,燕麦片等等, 營養又好吃!