Category Archives: Cakes and Bread

Pandan Coconut Milk Steamed Cake (Pandan Huat Kueh 斑斓叶发糕)

“No frills recipe here to maximize your success rate of baking this delicious steamed cake!”

Yes, it’s simply delicious, without extras or fancy decoration. Just wanna something tasty, warm and fluffy for my tea time. I loved the intense green color appearance of the steamed cake. All natural coloring and flavor! It also looked and tasted soft and fluffy.

Huat Kueh, is how we called this in Hokkien dialect. It simple means “prosperous cake”, literally. That’s the reason most Chinese love eating this auspicious cake.

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My Valentine’s All-Day Breakfast

“Romantic coffee pancakes with smoked salmon, cheesy scrambled egg & flowers.”

Valentine’s Day is always romantic. Though we hope that everyday is just as great as the festive day itself, but who doesn’t wish it to be a little more special and memorable, and simply to mark the day.

If cooking dinner is not for you, you want to be brought to romantic candle-lit dinner, don’t you? Still, wish to do something for your loved one, how about a fanciful breakfast yo kick start your romantic day?

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Bird Nest Pineapple Cakes (燕窝黄梨酥)

“Bird nest incorporated into pineapple paste filling, just feeling luscious this Lunar festival.”

Making these into cake blocks in order to stuff in more bird nest into its pineapple filling. The chunks of pineapple cake would look more generous this way.

Same pineapple filling recipe I had previously, or even store-bought readymade kind of pineapple paste will do the job. Only the crust was made with slight difference this time.

Chinese New Year Goodies: Pineapple Tart Rolls (黄梨酥)

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Salmon Sushi Cake

“Happy birthday, pretty!”

Having to bake so many cakes Regularly, I was kinda feeling lazy. It might also be lacking of surprise element to the birthday celebration.

Making a sushi cake not only special, sushi is also our favorite food, especially with salmon as its filling. Hence, I decided to make this as a birthday surprise, at the same time, our quick and simple dinner meal. I thought this was the best simple celebration to mark this day.

Yields 8″ sushi cake
Ingredients
3 cups of Japanese rice (I used Calrose rice)
1 tablespoon of icing sugar
1 tablespoon of Apple vinegar
1 teaspoon of Mirin

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Avocado Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese

“Simple and delicious avocado cake for a healthy afternoon.”

Avocado is definitely a superfood for all ages due to its high nutritional value. However, not everyone would accept its creamy texture and taste. I personally loved it so much that I would eat it whenever I could, but it wasn’t the case for my children. In order to make them eat, the taste of the avocado mustn’t be present in their palate. If you, too, encounter hard time getting your young ones (and even the big ones) to eat avocado, here I have a great & simple solution for you. Here you go, having the superfood disguised in my little sweet treat. Who says this is not one of the best ways for treats & “tricks”.. :D

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Strawberry Cheesecake Sponge Cake

“This is a delightful sweet treat.”

This romantic and luscious cake that suits all occasions. I made this because my son loved strawberry and cheese. I thought the combination would make him thrilled, even on his dad’s birthday. Yes, this was the birthday cake for the dad’s, but with favourable to son’s liking. :D

Indeed, son requested 3 servings at one go, and wanted to go on, if I did not stop him. In fact, it was well-liked by everyone. Even I supposed to watch my diet, couldn’t resist and had 2 slices of it. :)

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