Tag Archives: Snacks

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

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Crunchy Muddy Cheese Balls (Air-Fried or Baked)

“My new adaption for snacks that give the kids the crunch. A ‘cheating’ way, with the simplest ingredients.”

My girl loves Milo banana bread, if you recall my recipe posted 4 years back that she has had my Milo banana sandwich almost everyday. Yes, now that she has reduced the frequency, not by her choice though, it was me wanting her to have varieties breakfast food, and also there were times just not able to have it. Hence, to please her again, I am still using Milo powder, with cheese this time, ‘created’ this crunchy cheese version, instead. Yea, a deceiving creation. What’s changed? Just the cheese… Hahaha :D

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Easy Ham & Cheese Puff

“Really. Nothing fanciful.”

But, it was very addictive to munch and enjoy this aromatic crispy puff.

Like I said, it’s just an assembly of some store-bought ready made products which look and taste darn good.

It can be your breakfast, in between snacks, tea time, supper, and most of all, a home party tray! Yea, no need to buy from the retails, make these and tell your guests that it’s your pressure homemade. :)

Yes, with these ham & cheese puff. The puff pastry made by? It’s prata! The frozen prata from the supermarkets.

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Steamed Yam (Taro) Cake 芋头糕


“Breakfast? Snack? Local Delicacy?”

Did I not remember correctly that I owe someone this steamed yam cake recipe? Hmmm…. I thought one of my fans did the request… Anyway, I’ve cooked this, finally.

To be honest, I got my steamed yam cake cooked successfully only after my third trial. The first two times weren’t quite successful as the cakes turned out too firm. Way too firm to chew. Yes, too little water was added. Only in the third cooking, I got the right amount of water for my recipe.

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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!

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