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Desserts

Soy Bean Pudding (“Lao Ban” Beancurd “老伴”豆花)

“Melt in your mouth… Silky smooth goodness..”

Another no-frills dessert which is so popular and delicious.

In fact, this popular dessert is a no-secret recipe which have been commonly known and made by many people. Probably you are one of them who already making it at home regularly. :)

To be franked, however, it wasn’t 100% successful the first time I made this as it turned out too runny. Edible, but it took much longer time to set and I had to place them in the freezer for a while. Yet, the pudding still seemed a little bit too wet.. But, this time, it was perfect. read more

Handmade Chocolate Ice Cream

“Easy, breezy, handmade ice cream.”

There are many ways to hand make this ice cream, but below would be the easiest way to do. Learnt this from a TVB cooking show hosted by Ms Maria Cordero (Fat Ma), in her latest cooking show, Good Cheap Eat 2 (食平DD), where she handmade Tiramisu ice cream as her dessert of the day. I am yet to replicate her Tiramisu ice cream, but adapted it to chocolate flavor, as requested by my dad who was curious and skeptical about making a delicious ice cream at home without a need of having an ice cream make or sort of special equipment… :D read more

Heavenly Rich Chocolate Christmas Log Cake (Express version)


Express version for last minute planning!

Christmas is just around the corner! This probably what you are hearing the most recently. I believed everybody enjoys Christmas festive and its wonderful feeling of the season. What have you prepared for your Merry Christmas, then?

I am not a Christian in religion, but I do enjoy celebrating Christmas, the festive of joy….. Yes. Nothing elaborate in my celebration though. I liked the feeling of having my once-a-year signature Christmas chicken chop dish together with my family. And of course, a Christmas log cake. read more

Chrysanthemum & Wolfberry Konnyaku Jelly with Bird Nest

=&0=& Singapore weather isn’t as hot as before and it rains pretty much lately, but I was still inspired to make these chrysanthemum & wolfberry (枸杞) konnyaku jellies as I could imagine some kind of soothing, healing, and peaceful feeling after eating it as my after-meal dessert. Arrh~~ Alright… it was also partly because papa had just done his cataract and eye Lasik surgery. So, I thought it would be nice to make some of these chrysanthemum and wolfberries goodies for him. Adding of bird nest was mainly for my benefit, and it sounded perfect for everyone, since we all liked bird nest! Despite the extra effort to boil and filter the chrysanthemum petals and worlfberries, this konnyaku dessert is very simple to make as the konnyaku jelly premix is easily obtainable from major supermarket at a very economical price. I got the Redman brand konnyaku power premix (already blend in malic acid and sugar) from NTUC Fairprice at about S$2.50 for 250gram packet.
Gongju

As for the chrysanthemum , I used the better graded chrysanthemum flower, Gongju (贡菊), which has smaller and more compact petals. These dried flowers are usually packed and sold at any Chinese medical halls or Asian supermarkets for S$5 – $7 a packet. Another type of white chrysanthemum (杭白菊) which has bigger petals is good, too. Its main benefit is to aid for better eye sight, while the one I used is mainly to clear the ‘heatiness’ in the body, and it is less sweet but stronger in taste. The usual yellow chrysanthemum (野黄菊) which yields slight bitterness aftertaste, is also fine to use. Generally, all types are good and beneficial to be consumed, but my personal preference is the small ‘Gongju’, which deemed the best suitable for making jellies. read more

Easy Peach Konnyaku Jelly

“Happy Valentine’s Day”

I would be happy for those who received flowers and gifts from your loved ones.

If you haven’t prepared or bought anything in return, I guess there are always places and gifts available for last minutes purchase. However, if you wish to do something handmade, you better start preparing it soon, or do it really quick and simple one, like what I have posted here!

Seriously, nothing fanciful I had for your Valentine’s celebration (In fact, I did not quite remember it until my colleague came to greet me this morning). So well, happened to have this peach jelly dessert made a while ago, and it is nice and I have decided to post it today, just in case one needs a ‘lazy’ idea for the occasion (smile). And best thing is, you are free to turn this smooth & transparent peach jelly into a platform where you could write your love notes or decorate creatively on its smooth surface. read more

Ondeh-ondeh Recipe (Sweet Potato Glutinous Rice Flour Balls with Malacca Palm Sugar Filling)

“Healthy coconut coating sweet potato poppers with its oozing sweet sensation in your palate, it’s my homemade Peranakan kueh!”

This popular Peranakan sweet treat, its traditional kueh (in Malay), looks deceptively complex to make, but in fact, it is easier than you’ve thought. All you need is just some quick practicing to get a hang of it.

Just remember, the dough has to be moist and pliably kneaded to avoid tearing. Look at my recipe, you will be amazed by how easy you could make it to impress your guests during your party or as a treat to yourselves. read more