Thursday, 26 October 2017

Taiwanese Traditional Sponge Cake - Cheese / Pork Floss 台湾古早味蛋糕 - 芝士 / 肉松 (中英加图对照食谱)

(L - cheese flavor, R - pork floss flavor)
(左 -芝士口味,右 -肉松口味)

This Taiwanese Traditional Sponge Cake has been on my to-bake list for a long time. I had experimented and baked it in three flavors - original, cheese and pork floss flavor. My family's favorite is the pork floss flavor as we find it the most delicious as compared to the other two. 

I've wanted to do a blog recipe post on this earlier but my beloved grandmother passed away on 8 October 2017 and I was in deep deep grief being very close to her. Those who have followed me on Baking Taitai's Facebook Page and Instagram would have known about it. I've baked two of her favorite cakes in memory of her as what better way to remember our loved ones through their favorite food. 

Friday, 22 September 2017

Baked Mooncake with Mandarin Peel Red Bean Paste 陈皮红豆沙烤皮月饼 (中英加图对照食谱)

After I tried Kee Wah's (Hong Kong bakery) mini Eu Yan Sang red bean paste mooncake with mandarin peel, I fell in love with it immediately! I tried to replicate it few days ago and am quite happy with my new experiment! 


Friday, 15 September 2017

Non-Bake Matcha Marble Cheesecake 免烤抹茶大理石芝士蛋糕 (中英加图对照食谱)

I just returned from my Hong Kong holidays few days ago and was busy unpacking my luggage, doing loads of laundry and cleaning up the house. In the midst of doing all these chores, I made this simple non-bake Matcha marbled cheesecake to celebrate my girl's 16th birthday, am glad she loves it! 

During my Hong Kong trip, I visited my two favourite baking supplier shops along Shanghai Street. If you are a baking enthusiast like me, you will surely love these two shops too! 

Friday, 21 July 2017

Vanilla Hanjuku Cheesecake 香草半熟芝士蛋糕 (中英加图对照食谱)

Time flies, my blog will be celebrating its 4th anniversary this Sunday! I have baked this Vanilla Hanjuku Cheesecake to celebrate and it's a great choice as this cake is really yummy! 


Friday, 14 July 2017

Charcoal Matcha Chantilly Roll Cake 竹炭抹茶蛋糕卷 (中英加图对照食谱)

This Charcoal Matcha Chantilly Roll Cake is inspired by my visit to the O'sulloc cafe when I was in Seoul last month. You can click 'HERE' to follow Baking Taitai's Instagram if you are interested to see my Korea travel diary photos. :) 

Strawberry Ice-Cream Recipe & Blog Anniversary GiveAway 草莓冰淇淋 (中英加图对照食谱)

My friend, Marie, bought me this premium 100% pure Strawberry Powder from Taiwan some time ago and I have used it to make this simple 4 ingredients Strawberry Ice-Cream. My teenager commented that it tasted like Hagaan Dazs Strawberry ice-cream when she took her first mouthful. Indeed it does and it's awfully delicious! Homemade ice-cream is pretty simple to make with just 4 ingredients and most important it is free from artificial colourings, flavourings and preservatives.  

朋友从台湾带回来的100%纯天然特级草莓粉,最近拿来做草莓冰淇淋,味道微甜美味。女儿尝了一口,赞不绝口说味道太像“哈根达斯” (Hagaan Dazs) 的草莓雪糕!自制冰淇淋容易做,只需四种食材,最重要是不含人工色素,化学香料与防腐剂,吃了也安心。

Friday, 5 May 2017

Healthy Avocado Popsicles

This is my family's favourite avocado milkshake which I have turned into popsicles. It makes such a rich, creamy and refreshing treat to enjoy during this hot spell! Avocado is high in nutrients, full of vitamins and rich in healthy fats, protein, sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium. It has health benefits like making your skin glows, reducing cholesterol, anti-ageing, reducing blood pressure, maintains healthy heart etc.


Friday, 21 April 2017

Healthy Mango Cheesecake 健康芒果芝士蛋糕(中英加图对照食谱)

Sharing my family's all time favourite non-bake cheesecake! It's so delicious and refreshing! Method below is using Thermomix TM5. For other electric mixers, please click "HERE" for the step-by-step pictorial recipes. 

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Homemade Green Tea Milk Spread 自制抹茶牛奶酱 (中英加图对照食谱)

I have always love anything green tea and matcha and it's no surprise that I love the Korean O'Sulloc Green Tea Milk spread. However, it's really costly here in Singapore, selling at $18.90 for a 200g small bottle!

As I like my spread to be thick on toast, one small bottle does not last and is usually consumed within a day by my family of 4. Thus, I decided to make my own and am happy with the result as the taste is not far from the original. It is really simple as all you need is 4 ingredients and cooking is done within 30 minutes, easy peasy right?

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Healthy Pandan Chiffon Cake 健康香兰戚风蛋糕 (中英加图对照食谱)

My 93 year-old granny was unwell recently and hospitalized for the past 2 weeks. Those who know me personally, will know that I am very close to her as she has looked after me since I was a baby and I chose to stay with her even when I grew up. She is like a good friend to me and I can talk to her about anything. We have a very close relationship as I stayed with her until I got married. 

It saddened me to see her so miserable as she doesn't like to stay in the hospital. She has kept her lips tightly closed and refused the oral medications and hospital food and had to be put on a drip. The doctor thought that she has difficulty in eating and swallowing and wanted to insert a feeding tube in her which we were against. 

To proof the doctor wrong that my granny can actually eat, I've baked this pandan chiffon cake using extra virgin coconut oil (see below for the health benefits) and at the same time, I experimented with some bread flour. The result was amazingly good and I was surprised that the texture is so fine, smooth and cottony! 

I brought this cake to the hospital and my granny finally opened her mouth to eat as I fed her. The doctor and nurses were really amazed as they saw her chewing the cake happily away! I have shared this cake with the doctors, nurses and patients and all gave big thumbs up and commented that the cake is so delicious!

Thank God that my granny is finally discharged from the hospital and I've baked this family's favourite Gula Melaka Yoga cotton cake, also using extra virgin coconut oil, to welcome her home and cheer her up. Am really happy to see her eating well again. :)   

Gula Melaka Yoga Cotton Cake

Source from Internet

Updated on 20 October 2017
My beloved grandmother passed away peacefully on 8 October 2017. I missed her badly and feel sad that I no longer can bake for her. I have baked this cake today in memory of her, will be thinking of her always as she remains in my heart forever... 

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Cranberry Orange Pistachio Bread 蔓越莓橘子开心果面包 (中英加图对照食谱)

I have kept my promise in my previous post to share bread recipes using my new 'toy' - Thermomix TM5 which is super efficient in kneading the bread dough to window pane stage in just mere 6 minutes as compared to my breadmaker which takes about 30 to 40 minutes to knead until window pane stage! 

我的新玩具‘小美’ (美善品)真的是我的好帮手,在短短的6分钟就能搓成可拉出稍具透明薄膜状的面团了!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Quick & Easy Bak Kwa Yogurt Muffin 简易肉干优格马芬 (中英加图对照食谱)

As mentioned in my last post, I am sharing this quick and easy Bak Kwa Yogurt Muffin recipe today. It is another savoury muffin which my family loves besides the 'Cheesy Ham & Onion Muffins'.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Homemade Bak Kwa (highly recommended!) 自制猪肉干 - 强力推荐! (中英食谱教程)

This is my first post of the year 2017 and I'm sharing my latest experiment on Homemade Bak Kwa. I first shared my Homemade Cognac Bak Kwa in this blog 3 years ago and it has been very well received by many readers.