After posted so many cakes and desserts, I think it's time to post a healthy meal. I'm sure many of you like me love udon either stir fry or soup. So today I'm sharing with you my concoction of this healthy udon tossed with shitake mushrooms and French beans and garnished with a simple dressing. This one dish or meatless meal is so wonderfully delicious that I really don't mind hav
As now is the mango season, you can find very cheap and sweet mangoes everywhere. It is also the best time to use the mangoes for bakes or desserts. As I've made the mango pudding before, this time around I made Upside Down Mini Mango Cakes. It is a very easy recipe to follow and very fragrant with the combinations of coconut milk, desiccated coconut and ground almond. So good to s
Japanese Coffee Jelly (kohii zerii) is one of the most popular dessert served in most coffee shops and restaurants in Japan during the summertime. I remember I had one when I was in Japan many years ago. For our hot weather here, I think it is also very suitable to make this Coffee Jelly to ease the heat. I've tweaked the recipe by adding kahlua liqueur into the coffee and I've als
The weather was so hot yesterday that I wasn't in the mood to do anything at home except making individual pizza using some leftovers with wholemeal wraps. This pizza is so easy to make and you can add in any of your favourite toppings. Not only are they delicious they also save time and money. Just pop the pizza into the hot oven for only 15 minutes and you're done. You can al
Mother's Day is just around the corner, that is exactly two days away and many of you are still busy thinking what gifts to get for your mom to show how much you love her. I'm sure your mom will appreciate anything you get for her. Besides sending flowers and gifts, why not also bake a cake that your mom would enjoy. Here is a very moist and delicious (no egg yolks) strawberry cupc
Sorry, no recipe for today's post. This is a failed recipe but I'd love to share these pictures with you.
I made these Sugar Cane Jellies twice but ended in dismal result :(( As the sugar cane juice is already very sweet, I just boiled it with agar agar powder and green lemon juice. I even tasted the liquid when boiling, the taste was perfect with lemon added but the jellies are not s
Hello friends, what to you do when you're tired or busy but wanted to prepare a quick snack for your loved ones to enjoy? I love apple pie or tart but just too lazy to make the filling. So here is a very simple method to make these apple tarts and you'll get the fresh and hot tarts out of the oven in just about 20 minutes. Just remember that you must choose apples that are very crunchy a
Made this lovely Sakura Cheesecake during the weekend. I used the remaining pickled sakura and ume jam from my Sakura Roll to make this yummy cheesecake. This is an easy to do recipe with a straight forward method and you don't have to turn on the oven as it is a No-bake cheesecake. After soaking the pickled (salty) sakura, the dried flower is tasteless, it's onl
After making my Chocolate Nutella Chiffon Cake, I continued to make this popular Nutella Banana Muffins that are being shared by many bloggers although in slightly different versions, but I'm sure they are all very yummy. I've to thank Phong Hong for sharing this addictive recipe. It is so easy to make without using the cake mixer. Remember to use very ripe bananas and gently mix all the
Hi, today's post is Earl Grey Tea's recipe again. I love Earl Grey Tea, love how it smells and so perfect to use in bakes. Remember I baked one chiffon cake and cookies with Earl Grey Tea before? And this time I baked this Earl Grey Tea Cake for submitting to the Aspiring Bakers April event. Sorry AB, I've not joined you for a long time. This tea cake is so fragrant with Earl Grey Tea and
If you've visited my blog very often, you'll know that I've many chiffon cake recipes and can never get tired of baking it because I love the light and soft texture of the cake. Moreover, it can be polished off very quickly in a day or two, in my family. So when I saw Helena posted her beautiful Moist Chocolate Chiffon Cake using Kahlua two weeks ago, I told myself I've to try it soon an
I was very much smitten with the beautiful Sakura Rolls posted by many blogger friends last year. As the pickled sakura is not available here, I've to order online at Nihon Ichiban. Since I'm placing an order with them, I also ordered Cherry Blossom An Paste and a bottle of Ume Jam. So here I made Sakura Roll with the pickled sakura flowers and for the filling I used the easiest method,
After my recent post of Roselle Cupcakes using preserved dried Roselle, I finally managed to get the fresh Roselle from the wet market and happily bought 300g home as I wanted to make Roselle Jelly. I remember one of my friends told me before that she doesn't like the taste of the Roselle Tea as it tasted like Ribena or cough syrup to her. Bearing this in mind, I dropped 3 pcs of p
My friends and family love my Cornflake Cookies and it is their all time favourite. I used to make these fragrant and crispy cookies for festive seasons or at someone's request. So happens that I still have some cornflakes left in my pantry and without second thought, I made these cookies again for 'Little Thumbs Up' event. It is a very simple drop cookie recipe that
Hi ALL, Happy Monday everyone! For the first day of the week, let me share with you this nutritious healthy Fresh Corn Salad with simple ingredients and simple dressing. It is not only refreshing but also very addictive. You can mix in any fresh fruits like kiwi fruit, pear or any other fruit of your own choice. Kids and adults would surely enjoy its crunchiness and satisfying swe
This is the second recipe that I adapted from Cass. When Cass posted this simple and delicious Fish Maw Soup, I quickly bookmarked and cooked this Fish Maw soup during Chinese New Year. A very simple and satisfying soup that my family really enjoyed very much. *Sorry this is actually a late post that was left in my draft for quite sometime.
Fish maw (?? - yú biào is an
These Cheesecake Bars are loaded with crushed Oreo cookies at the base and Oreo Cookies scattered throughout the cheesecake with a layer of chocolate ganache cream on top (refer here for ganache cream recipe). I also top it with cute chocolate panda that I bought from the shop (here). The combinations are so perfect that I've to bake a second batch the next day.
I've missed joining the event Cook Like A Star for quite sometime and the feature for this month is recipes from Delia Smith. I adore Delia Smith's recipes as they are quite easy to follow. Actually I've picked Bacon and Egg Tart and Lemon Tart to try but when I was checking on the chocolate recipes, I saw this peculiar name that caught my attention .... with Red Noses? Sounds funny hu
I've never heard of or seen Roselle (???) before not until when I saw some of my blogger friends who used the fresh Roselle to make into jelly many months back. I was so eager to try this new ingredient at that time but unfortunately I couldn't get the fresh ones from the market. Just one week ago as I was walking along Bugis Street, I saw a shop in Fu Lu Shou building basemen
After my first try on my new friand pan, Pineapple Friands few weeks ago, I baked friands again. This time with Blueberry and Lemon. The method of mixing the ingredients is different from the previous one and I'm very pleased with the end result. So perfect, fragrant and very moist and not greasy at all. I ate two in one go without feeling any sense of guilt as these are quite health
I first saw Helena made this Steamed Black Eye Bean Cake (?????) late last year and Cass also posted hers before the Chinese New Year. Since both talented bloggers commented that this Chinese snack tasted like the steamed yam cake, I too can't wait to follow lol! Totally agree with them, you can also feel the bite of the soft black eye beans. Great to serve for family gathe
This is the second time I posted this Abok Abok Sago recipe. The first time I made was using green sago which gave a nice crystal green colour (here). The flavour was not as fragrant as this one here, because I used gula melaka in this recipe. Both texture are the same, soft and chewy. It was well received when I brought this yummy snack to a kid's birthday party two weeks ago.
I'm sure many of you love Tomato Salsa. Salsa goes well with many things, you can serve them as salad, as a dip for chips or even pair it with grilled chicken or fish as side dish. Salsa can be made easily at home with cheap ingredients. Here is a very refreshing, healthy and lovely Mango Tomato Salsa on bread toast that you may like to try for an afternoon snack. Besides mango, yo
I've heard a lot of good reviews on Dorie Greenspan's recipes and this Banana Bundt Cake is one of the most popular, have been tried and tested by many in the blogosphere. Since I still have some overly ripe bananas in my pantry, I quickly made this very moist and packed with banana flavour cake. The recipe is super easy to follow and I didn't add any frosting on the cake but duste
I was at Fairprice last week and there were many huge guavas on sale. Carted one home and immediately made this highly addictive sweet and savory snack. I remember Chris made this once and she told me how to make this easy snack. You definitely can make this too! Just slice the guava and mix with some preserved dried plums or prunes (without seeds). I used dried honey peach
I've wanted a friand pan for a while and I'm so happy that my good friend brought the pan back from Australia finally. Friands are small moist tea cakes usually contain almond meal, egg whites and fruit. Since I still have half a fresh pineapple leftover from my previous post ~ Making Dried Pineapple Flowers, I made Pineapple Friands the next day. These small cakes are soft and very fragr
Hi everyone! I'm back after two full weeks off from blogging. Really nice to relax, doing nothing and enjoying myself visiting friends, reading books and watching TV during these lunar new year holidays. I didn't touch my oven until two days ago. Bought two sweet and juicy S&W pineapples from the Fairprice last week and made these incredibly easy, eye catching and unique Dried Pineapple Flow
Recently I've seen many fellow bloggers who made this super easy but highly addictive Crispy Baked Cod Fish with Nori Seaweed as a snack for the coming Chinese New Year. You'll only need three main ingredients and anyone of you can do it in a wink of an eye. Not only is it fragrant but you'll definitely love the crust with every bite. There isn't much detail in the recipe but I'l
As the weather is turning hot here, I made Pineapple Jelly yesterday. It was a very simple recipe, a combination of pineapple, guava juice and agar agar powder. I can assure you that you'll definitely love this fragrant flavour combination. This cool pretty jelly dessert is also good to serve or pack as a gift for friends and family during Chinese New Year as pineapple stands for g
Remember I made Earl Grey Tea Cookies which was posted before Chinese New Year last year? This time around I've tweaked and transformed the cookie recipe to this Earl Grey Tea Cake in the pretty heart shaped chiffon cake pan. This cake turned out light, soft and fragrant with the hint of Earl Grey flavour. In fact we finished off this cake within a day. This cake is ideal to serve as
I'm sure all bakers are very busy preparing and baking for the upcoming Chinese New Year which falls on the 10th February this year. Please excuse me for not dropping by your blogs recently as I'm also very busy in the kitchen. Here is another cookies recipe ~ Green Pea Cookies that I adapted from Cheah of No-Frills Recipes. Cheah made these melt in the mouth cookies last year that I d
As Chinese New Year is just around the corner, here is another tasty easy cookie that I adapted from a Chinese cookbook. Love these softly crumbled melt in the mouth Peanut Butter Cookies as they were fragrant and crunchy with the chopped peanuts in it. It's great to pack this in a gift box to friends and relatives during the festive new year. Remember to use a plain round nozzle tip
I'm sure many of you love Kjeldsens Butter Cookies for the buttery and crunchy texture. It is also my favourite childhood snack. I remember I love to pick all the pretty shapes in that famous blue tin and eat them either for morning breakfast or when watching TV. It's really easy to make these cookies with simple ingredients and without much effort at home. Thanks to
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Steamed Kuih Lapis is a popular snack in Malaysia and Singapore and it literally means layer cake in Malay. When I was a little girl, I enjoyed eating this kuih by peeling the different coloured layer by layer. This Kuih Lapis recipe was adapted from a Chinese coobook ~ Malaysian Delicacies. I was a little hesitant at first whether to try this recipe or not when I &nbs
I love munching dried cherry tomatoes as they are sweet and a little sourish to my liking. Something popped into my mind while I was munching half way ~~ why not add this little tomatoes into my bakes? So I quickly flipped through some of my cookbooks and I saw this recipe from a Chinese cookbook ??100 using yuzu paste and orange cointreau as the main ingredients ~~ mmmm... this must be
Hi All, here comes another easy recipe, my all time favourite - Chicken Pot Pie using some leftover roasted chicken that I've been keeing in my frigerator for 3 days. It's really easy peasy to make this ultimate chicken stew with the light and flaky puff pastry on top. You can also use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or buy some fresh boneless chicken breast or thigh from the m
Remember I posted the NuNaturals products last September? This time around, Ron from NuNaturals is very generous and had sent me another package of NuNaturals Stevia products - including the Presweet Tagatose together with their new flavours.
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Made these Almond Puff Rolls last week. Besides the flaky crust of the puff pastry, I also loved the almond filling very much. I used frozen puff pastry as I was too lazy to make the pastry myself and moreover the almond spread was very quick to prepare. Really hope you'll try this recipe if you're an almond fan. It's so easy to make and delicious too, not too sw
Thank you everyone who participated for the Giveaway that I posted on the 1st January 2013. There are total of 84 comments in this giveaway. Though I wish everyone could win the blog giveaway, unforturnately there can only be 4.
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This is the first time I come across this name 'Spinach Timbale' from a cookbook ~ Natural Gourmet's Kitchen. I'm not sure of the origin of this 'Spinach Timbale' but after googling for a while learn that 'Timbale' is a cooked dish that is baked and then turned out of it's baking dish to make for more spectacular servings and some said it's also prepared into individual ram
Made this carrot soup during the Christmas holiday. This carrot soup is super easy to make and it's really delicious and flavourful. Very comfortable to have a bowl of this wonderful smooth and creamy hot soup especially during the rainy season or whenever the mood strikes you. Totally loved it!
Easy Carrot Soup
Ingredients: serves 6
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have had a great holiday and a jolly good time celebrating New Year's eve. I'm sure 2013 will be an awesome year which will also bring peace and happiness to everyone.
For my first post for 2013, I'm sharing with you these Mini Golden Chocolate Cakes. These 'Golden' Chocolate Cakes are made up of a combination of golden cheese powder and valrhona coco
Say Goodbye to 2012 and welcome a brand New Year 2013!
Let this New Year be filled with happiness, joy and prosperity for you and your loved ones.
Wish you have a great year ahead!
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a great
New Year in 2013! Hopefully Santa will be extra good to you.
Enjoy your holidays !
I always loved to read Donna Hay's magazine for its fast, fresh and simple recipes and adapted this rich with an irresistible depth of caramel flavour cake from Donna Hay's APR/MAY 2012 issue. I've tweaked the recipe by using all prunes and raisins instead of fresh dates and also have reduced the sugar. The cake turned out deliciously soft with a spike of rum flavour in the cake as well
As Christmas is fast approaching, why not put up the Christmas Tree and decorate it together with your family. Why not also make Christmas Tree Cookies with your kids during the holidays? I'm sure your kids will have a lot of fun arranging and stacking up the star-shaped cookies from big to small. They can also make some 3D Christmas Tree with the remaining dough. Frost them with a little
I'm sure you'll love these super moist, soft and tender cupcakes filled with apples and raisins. They are especially yummy as they are not too sweet and topping with a slice of apple makes these cupcakes incredibly delicious. Store the remaining cupcakes in the refrigerator in an airtight container and they can keep well for 3-4 days. Wrap them loosely in aluminium foil and re-bake at