Monday, 22 October 2018

Easy Butterfly Pea Baguettes 简易紫蝶豆花法国面包 (中英加图食谱)

This is my first attempt making baguettes and using natural butterfly pea flowers to achieve a lovely blue hue. Don't you think it's pretty? Super love the natural blue coloring and health benefits the blue pea flowers offer. Blue pea flowers are high in antioxidants, improves eye sight, improves memory, sharpen the mind, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, can reduce the risk of developing diabetes and boosts immune system. 

Here are other blue pea breads that I've tried in the past and recently. 

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Quick & Easy Moist Gluten-Free Brownies 简易湿润无麸质布朗尼 (中英加图食谱)

It's been a long time since I last shared a recipe here. These days I'm busier guiding my boy who is in the Gifted education programme (GEP) on top of doing my endless household chores. 

Well, this doesn't mean that I've stopped baking or sharing recipes. I'm still active in sharing recipes as well as my food adventures but over at Instagram (IG). So do click 'HERE' and follow me on Instagram if you would like to see more frequent and active updates from me. :) Now and then, I will share videos of my food preparations in IG stories which last for 24 hours after posting, you can also find the past IG videos at the highlights where my Instagram bio is.

Here's sharing a really simple brownie recipe which I've baked last Friday for my boy's 11th birthday. A gluten-free and fuss free recipe as no mixer is required at all! 

Saturday, 2 June 2018

The New Gaston Luga CLÄSSY MINI backpack & "bakingtaitai" discount code for all backpacks

Besides baking, playing musical instruments is my other passion. When I am not busy baking or cooking in my kitchen, I love jamming with my family at home! 

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Minced Meat Steam Sponge Cake 肉燥蒸蛋糕 (中英食谱)

Have you ever tried making a savoury steam cake? This is my first attempt making this minced meat savoury steam sponge cake and surprisingly it turned out to be deliciously good! I was shedding much tears while cutting up the shallots and it was worth it after all! 😂

Photo updated on 24 August 2018.
This recipe is featured in the “Gourmet Living - 食尚品味” bilingual magazine Aug/Sep 2018 issue.  

Friday, 27 April 2018

Hurricane Roll Cake - Bamboo Charcoal Matcha with Matcha Swiss Meringue Buttercream Recipe 飓风竹炭抹茶蛋糕卷 + 抹茶瑞士奶油霜 (中英食谱)

The hurricane or typhoon roll cake is baking up a storm at Instagram recently as many bakers have taken up the challenge to bake this pretty roll cake with hurricane-like swirls. Special thanks to Mary Ann San and Doris who have challenged me to bake this cake and this post is dedicated to both of you! 😘❤️💕

Friday, 2 March 2018

A peek inside a baker's backpack - Gaston Luga (promo code)

I'm so excited to share about my new and trendy Praper backpack from Gaston Luga which carries my baking essentials when I go for my classes. This luxe and functional backpack is designed in Sweden and is suitable for many occasions: work, school, travel, gym bag or even as a mum bag! 

Friday, 23 February 2018

Matcha Castella Cake & CNY Giveaway! 抹茶长崎蛋糕与赠品活动!(中英加图对照食谱)

Photo updated on 5 October 2018 

This is an overdue post and I finally found time to share this cake recipe. 

Last October, my dear friend Bee encouraged me to bake this Matcha Castella (also known as Kasutera) cake using the home brewed sweet glutinous rice wine that she has given me as the cake will be more flavorful. Indeed, the cake turned out so delicious that everyone commented that it tastes exactly like the ones I brought home from Korea some time back. I had bought two boxes of Green Tea Castella Cake from the Paris Baguette bakery at Seoul-Incheon International airport before boarding the plane home. We love the taste of the cake and I am so glad that I can replicate and bake it at home now. I tried baking the cake again using store bought Japanese mirin and the taste is just as good!

This sweet dessert wine is love at first taste, it is a cross between Sake and Makgeolli and I love drinking it! 

Friday, 9 February 2018

Super Healthy Cotton Cake 超健康棉花蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)

This is my 2018 first recipe blog post and I would like to share with you this healthy Organic Masarang Arenga Forest Sugar which I was introduced to recently. It has so many health benefits that I decided to use it for my baking. I have experimented baking this cake successfully and it is now my new love ingredient. 

Thursday, 8 February 2018

A Visit to Cross-Country baking ingredient shop in Taiwan 台湾全国食材广场

In my two earlier blog posts, I've shared about these two renown bakeries which I highly recommend you should include in your itinerary if you are planning a holiday in Taiwan. Click on the images or text if you have not read about it. 

Click HERE to read about 'Wu Pao Chun Bakery 吴宝春麥方店 in Taipei' 

Click HERE to read about 'Dora Bakery多拉烘焙小舖 in Taoyuan'

A Visit to Dora Bakery in Taiwan 多拉烘焙小舖 (Highly Recommended!)

After sharing about my visit to Wu Pao Chun's bakery 吴宝春麥方店 in Taipei in my previous post, here's sharing another highly recommended bakery which you should try to visit when in Taiwan. During my Taipei trip last month, I've planned a day to Taoyuan specially to visit Chef Ian Wu (吴宗谚师傅) and his renowned Dora Bakery as well as to visit 'Cross-Country 台湾全国食材广场 - the biggest baking ingredient and baking tool supplier in Taoyuan'  which you will read about in my next post. 

A Visit to Wu Pao Chun’s Bakery in Taiwan 吴宝春麥方店 (Highly Recommended!)

This is my first post in 2018. I haven't got time to blog earlier as shortly after the new year starts, I flew off to Taipei with my teenage girl for a vacation. I had planned this holiday to reward my girl for studying hard on her own without any tuition for her 'O' level examinations last year. Besides rewarding her efforts, the getaway was for her to relax before the 'O' level results was released in mid-January. We had a great time in Taipei visiting cafes and bakeries. Do visit Baking_Taitai's Instagram for more sharing about my Taipei trip. :)