Tag Archives: Snacks

Best Homemade Almond Tarts

“Best-ever-homemade almond tarts! Don’t make a regret for not trying this “secret” recipe!”

It’s alright if you do not believe, but I can tell you, this is the BEST homestyle almond tart I have ever tasted! Same compliment was given by my family, friends and even colleagues who tasted it as a treat from me!

Extensively fragrant and crisped tart crust with a ‘not-too-sweet’, aromatic cake-like textured almond filling… you may even taste the crunchy fine almond bites in the palate, yielding more interesting mouthfeel… How could one resists its temptation, my goodness! No worries about having strong pungent almond flavour in its filling, it wasn’t at all. It was simply excellent with perfect aromas… read more

Cheese Scone

“Quick and easy Cheddar cheese scone recipe. Simple to make, delicious to taste!”

Cheese scone is imaginably quick and easy to make. You probably already have all the ingredients needed for making these palatable cheese scones!

I loved the fragrance of cheese yielded from these scones. Unlike those “rocky” ones selling at some bakeries, my scones were fluffy. Yes, light and airy (smile). The amount of cheese using in this recipe was perfectly measured for a pleasant, yet, not-too-strong cheesy flavour. read 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! read more

Homemade Pot Stickers (锅贴)

“Homemade Chinese Pot Stickers, from scratch! Even if these Chinese Pan-fried Dumplings do not look extensively appealing to you, never ever doubt the fabulous taste of its exquisite homemade meat & chives fillings!”

I made Chinese potstickers at home. Potsticker has been my favourite as I love starchy food since I was in my teens. When my reader, Tony, first mentioned about potsticker, I was forthrightly asking if this is a new food as the image of “potsticker” did not came into my mind so quickly (laughing). Yes, it is the Chinese pan-fried dumpling, in Chinese, we called it “Jiaozi” (饺子), or call it “Guo Tie” (锅贴), to be more exact and as direct translation of potsticker. They are called Gyoza, in Japanese, too. read more

Jacket Potato (Baked Potato) Recipe

“Jacket potato with the all-time-favourite filling of sour cream and bacon bits, who can resist it?!”

Jacket potato, commonly known as baked potato. We call it a jacket potato when additional fillings are complemented. There are ways to make jacket potatoes. With or without foil wrapping, use of oven or microwave, with soft & moist or crisped potato skin texture, as well as various choices of toppings, from taste of basic sour cream to complex seafood mixture. Name your desired choices! read more

Mini Cinnamon Rolls and Sweet Cinnamon Swirl Loaf

“Soft, fluffy and moist homemade Cinnamon swirl bread, so likeable by everyone!”

Break making is easy. You don’t require master’s skills to have a freshly baked loaf at home.

I read a few blogs about making cinnamon bread. So, I tried baking it on my own, too. I baked both the sweet cinnamon rolls as well as cinnamon swirl loaf, just to test which way yields better textured bread.

The result is varied depends on your liking and serving occasion. For me, I loved the swirl loaf as it was overall softer even the top crust, while it will be more presentable to have it made into small rolls, for serving guests and as gift to friends. read more