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. :)