Chocolate Peach Torte

“Be spoilt by this true ~ sweet indulgence”

When this torte was first made, it looked deceptively dense and overly rich. I thought this might be a failure to my first torte baking. But guess what? It was a big hit by my family and friends! As for me, I had it for my tea session over the weekend, reading my favourite lifestyle magazine while enjoying this own-baked savoury treat~ Yes.. and “No” (smile), it wasn’t overly rich for the taste bud. Instead, the taste was just right to bring out the true sensation! True creamy chocolaty taste, and pleasantly sweet without being overpowering. Texture of the cake is dense (that’s why it is called “torte”), but it is perfectly matched with the soft and smooth mousse cream in between the layers (Yes, torte is supposed to make in layers). Its density complements the silky mousse cream and chocolate topping, creating an overall taste of perfection!

Yeah, chocolate topping and mousse cream at the centre have to be in thick layers with just thin layer(s) of sponge cake (that makes a torte! And my first ‘spongy’ layer was a little too thick..:p). And, yes, torte has to have fruits (dry fruits, especially) and/ or nuts. Ha! Now you know what is “torte” (winking smile)?! More

Milky Papaya Soup with Hor Fun Noodle (木瓜牛奶汤)

“Healthy and Tasty Papaya Noodle Soup”

The inspiration of cooking papaya soup came from the famous payaya bee hoon soup served in Xin Wang Hong Kong café, when visited their café and ordered this papaya soup (chose instant noodles to go with it) for my late dinner, after the NDP preview on the 1st Aug. I was wondering if this papaya soup could be cooked at home and taste as nice. Yes, you can definitely do it.. I tried (laughing)!

Maybe, it is not as professionally done (presentation wise?) as the famous Hong Kong cafe, but it’s certainly delicious and very healthy for a homecooked soup dish. Not shy to say that, I think it is as tasty as theirs (winking smile)! More

SuperMoist Homemade Banana Cake

“Bake your own supermoist banana cake at home, sprinkle some icing sugar and devour this savoury sweet treat, anytime, anywhere!”

The first banana cake I baked was cinnamon flavour banana cake. It turned out quite successfully, but some of my colleagues said this pure banana flavour (without cinnamon) tasted even better. And, it was a hit when served.

My banana cake recipe (*see previous post for detailed recipe) is quick and easy. The aromatic banana flavour was pretty intense even without adding any extra banana essence in it. Yes, it’s the natural banana taste!

The texture of this banana cake was moist with smooth mouthfeel. Do not forget the 50ml of milk in the recipe, it is the key for a moist and soft cake, and avoid denseness in it. More

Homamade Hawaiian Pizza

“Easy recipe for pizza making from scratch”

Pizza making is fun and easy. Perhaps, we have much influence by Pizza Hut, I love pan pizza (thicker crust) than original Italian thin crust pizza. So, the first pizza I made here was also pan pizza. Pizza-making may look deceptively comlicated, but it’s not so, in fact. I had this thick crust pan pizza made from scratch, and it was pretty successful in term of its appearance and taste, even by a first timer, like me.

The toppings used in Hawaiian pizza pretty much presenting the tropical flavour as this tropical fruit, pineapple, is used in it (to make it more convenient, canned pineapple is good). Hence, Hawaiian is named for this pizza (even though it’s not a Hawaiian invention), to denote the warmness and hospitality of Hawaiian, I believed. It’s named after the tropical characteristic rather than referring to the taste of any locally flavoured topping of Hawaii, neither the ingredients that typically produced in Hawaii. If you are a buff of Pizza Hut (or other pizza restaurants), you’ll understand how does Hawaiian pizza like (smile). Yes, this is the popular Hawaiian Pizza! More

Cinnamon Banana Cake

“Easy banana cake with cinnamon recipe which you can bake it, and devour it at anytime!”

I had 3 bananas left at home which I bought last week and turned too ripe to be eaten direct. I couldn’t bear to throw them away. Hence, I decided to forgo my initial intention of baking Chocolate Rum Cheese Cake, and baked a banana cake, instead.

Yes, I am getting more and more onto baking nowadays. I love the experience of having a bowl of plain mixture making from scratch turned into beautiful edible piece of food art (or at least it’s a total transformation from some plain flour and eggs mixes to delicious food stuff). I sincerely felt the achievement of creating the food which I could feed my family joyfully! More

Mango Cake Recipe

“My 1st attempt of baking Mango Cake”

Bringing sweet treats to Monthly Leadership Meeting in the beginning of each month has become the latest style. Yes, the sweet savoury food made by me, for the meeting!

I made this Mango Cake for the meeting early this April. 1st attempt, and all the peers were my ‘guinea pig’ (laughing)! More

“Fantastic 4” Chicken Soup in Coconut

“When true essence of chicken herbal tonic soup meets the fragrance of coconut”

I really cannot believe my own taste bud! It’s the real tasty chicken herbal soup I have ever cooked!

Simple, easy, and quick making chicken soup yields the real fragrance and natural sweetness from the coconut flesh, unexpectedly! More