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Festive Food

Devil’s Eggs

“Friday, the 13th, devil’s…….. eggs.”

Actually there wasn’t a relationship between Friday, the 13th, and Devil’s eggs. It’s just for fun!

Back to no joke, this egg recipe is great not only to serve on meals, it’s great to serve during tea or a treat during parties. Simple, quick to fix, presentable and delicious. The egg isn’t over-whelming, even to serve and eat on its own, it’s easy on the palate. Thus, nice as munch.

So, Christmas is coming.. Give this a try, to impress your guests.

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Raspberry Yogurt Cupcake

“Happy SG50, Singapore! It’s cupcake for your celebration party!”

Pink cupcake is my son’s favorite cake. So for me, making pink frosting was my choice. So for you, making red frosting for the Singapore National Day should be more appropriate, if desired.

Cupcakes are surely well-liked, especially over the parties and gatherings. They sure are the hit, making the party table look fabulous, they would make a delectable sweet treat to your guests as well.

And, since I made these mainly for my toddler son, buttercream frosting was spared. Forget about fancy cream and whatsoever, I used just a light whipped cream frosting here. It’s my all time favorite frosting, anyway!

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Hidden Heart Chocolate Cake

“My heart hides, but my love doesn’t…”

Saw some posts about this hidden heart cake for Valentine’s Day, and I couldn’t stop myself for making one in this sweet festive day. It’s not difficult to bake this, but takes long time to assemble the whole thing. It took me 3 hrs for the whole process.

Hard effort paid off in the end. It was indeed romantic to be able to eat this ‘sweet hidden heart’ with the one you loved. Real romantic and heart warming.

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

“Looking for pineapple tart recipe? Here’s my homemade pineapple tart, in rolls, from scratch. It’s simple that even a beginner in baking could do it!”

I made and am always making the express pineapple tarts, using store-bought pineapple jam filling from Phoon Huat stores. Both the open-faced tart and ball types. Just making the crust, and my tarts were ready to be indulged in. For this good year, I’ve made the filling as well. It’s not that the filling is difficult to make. It isn’t, but takes time, like 2 hours and so?! Then why now? Because I did not go Phoon Huat, but NTUC Finest supermarket. Saw the Sweet 16 brand pineapple there, I had the urge to make pineapple rolls! Not forgetting my new crust/ cookie pump set, I want to make pineapple rolls! Lol

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Chinese New Year Goodies: Air-Fried Crab Stick Crisps

“A ‘copy-cat’ recipe that worth following, giving you healthier new year goodies!”

Obviously I did not create this recipe. I am not the first few to make this snack, too. I was just following the ‘trend’, if you already are making it or have done it many time. For Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, for your own consumption or as gift during new year visits. It’s surely healthier (it’s air-fried) for you and your wallet! It’s easy, too!

Yields 1 tub
1 packet of crab (flavored) sticks, 250g
Pinch of sugar
Drizzle of oil

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Silken Smooth Mashed Potato with Homemade Peppery Gravy

“It’s silken smooth, and flavorsome”

This is my mashed potato in super smooth consistency. The secret? No secret… Simply blend the potato instead of just smashing it with fork. :)

As for my peppery sauce, it was simple to cook, and flavorsome to taste, making the mashed potato side a hit on our New Year Eve dinner feast. We all loved it a lot. And since I used only milk to cook the gravy, it might not as smooth texture as using heavy cream. Hence, the alternative is to use chicken stock plus heavy cream, instead of milk ya. But for me, I’ll stick to this leaner recipe for now. :)

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