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
Papa’s birthday, and he doesn’t like to celebrate elaborately. So, nothing huge, seriously, just a (western) home-baked, and (Chinese) home-cooked ‘Mee Sua’ dinner, yesterday. He might not like the sweet effort, but he would at least appreciate the mee sua (Chinese thin strands wheat flour vermicelli) soup with chicken drumstick and 2 red hard-boiled eggs, a traditional Chinese ritualized birthday meal.
Yields 9-inch cake Ingredients 2 ¼ cups (315 grams) of self raising flour, sieved 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1 ½ cups (300 grams) of granulated sugar ¾ cup (172.5 grams/ 1 ½ sticks) of butter, softened 200ml of full cream milk (coffee flavoured milk, if wished), room temperature 3 medium eggs, room temperature 3 teaspoons of coffee essence 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence 100 grams of semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted (into 3-4 tablespoons)read more
“It takes less than 30 minutes to complete the whole process of Swiss roll making, from beating of cake flour till serve on the table!”
These light and fluffy Swiss cake rolls make a great dessert to complete your sumptuous full course meals. It also makes good accompaniment to a cup of aromatic coffee or hot chocolate beverages during your tea session or in-between meals. Or, to save your bucks, make this crowd-pleasing dessert as snacks for your tea gathering at home with abundance of buddies!read more
“Healthier Low Sugar Cake Choice with Oats. Check out my easy homemade recipe.”
Healthier cake as it is an oatmeal cake with low sugar added. Delicious with interesting bites and mouthfeel, and it was even fuller bites as walnut bits were an addition to it.
[Ingredients Value] Oatmeal:
Oatmeal usually refers to coarsely ground oat groats or oat porridge. There are many types of oats e.g. old-fashioned rolled oats, quick oats, and steel-cut oats. Old fashioned rolled oats are whole oats rolled into flat flakes, and then steamed and lightly toasted; Quick oats made the same way but cut into smaller pieces to cook faster, whilst steel-cut oats are whole raw oats cut into smaller chunks which take longer to prepare. As for instant oats, they are finer and thinner pieces, but usually with addition of salt, sweetener and other flavouring to make it consumable almost instantly.read more
“Making of round-shaped Fresh Mango Cake as birthday cake.”
I first baked this mango cake (in square shape) as ‘tea cake’ for meeting at the office. And now, I have readers who like to bake this the birthday celebration. I am sure this will be a good choice, for an easy baking, and yet, impressive enough to surprise and make the loved one happy!
So, I would like to share this mango cake, in a round shape this time, it tends to be more like a birthday cake. Yes, I baked this for special occasion. So, I am sharing the pictures of my round shape mango cake, just to give you an idea how your round shape mango cake will look like, as compared to the square one which I have posted previously, even though the recipe is the same.read more
If you have not come across durian, let me tell you briefly about it. Durian is a seasonal tropical fruit in Southeast Asia which we regard it as the “King of Fruit“. Durian has this very distinctive and penetrating scent which you either love it, or disgust by it. Though you might not like its scent, but tasting it in the palate could be entirely different experience and feeling to you. I don’t know… Perhaps it was just me, finding it rather disturbing to smell, but irresistibly delicious to taste! You know what I mean, if you have the same sentiment.read more
It’s about every food I’ve cooked with heart and loves