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Sunday, January 05, 2014

Green tea chiffon

This chiffon cake is decorated with pickled sakura flowers. I did not soak the flwers enough, so it is still too salty to be eaten. The cake tastes heavenly tho.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Cake Pops for Christmas

I was undecided what to giveaway to my colleagues this Christmas.... and then Elyn suggested that I make cake pops. She did a wonderful job with hers. After doing some baking supplies shopping together and passing on some tips to me, I went ahead with mine. I was apprehensive at first about making cake pops as my previous experience was a long time back and it did not stay on well in room temperature. Elyn was very reassuring and that made me decide to try.

I'm glad I did! and mini-me had good fun helping me in the kitchen. It was good bonding time. :)
Here's wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy 2013!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sour Cream Cuppies

Guilty of impulsive buying, this time, it's a tub of sour cream....

Well, I did a banana bread and still left with alot of sour cream. So, upon some googling, spotted a sour cream cupcakes recipe.

Here's how the cupcakes turn out. It's very moist! However, the original recipes called for 200gm of sugar, which I think will be too much, so I reduced 20gms. Also added almond essence to make it more flavourful.

Here's wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy 2013!


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ondeh ondeh... finally

I had been wanting to try making ondeh ondeh for the longest time. I love eating these sweet little morsels and since buying them is so convenient here in Singapore, I would always buy some when the cravings hit.

I bought quite a few purple sweet potatoes and guess this is one way to use it up too. So I started searching online for credible recipes and even watched a youtube clip to make sure that I won't get the steps wrong.

Am glad to say, the ondeh ondeh turned out great! Here are the pics to share....
The morsels before going to the pot

When done... the shredded coconut were stained with gula melaka when one of the balls leaked


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Purple Sweet Potato Chiffon Cake

I went on my maiden trip to Japan recently, Tokyo, to be precised. It was definitely an eye-opening trip, and I do hope that there will be more trips to Japan in future...

As all bakers do, wherever I go, I am always on the lookout for baking supplies shop. Japan is known for having delicate baked goods, good quality flour etc. So how can I not try any cakes and pastries and also hope to bring home some of those flour!

I was lucky that my hubs is always so supportive of my hobby. I planned to go to Kappabashi and Tokyu Hands, after doing some research about baking supplies in Tokyo. And I am happy to report that I did manage to buy what I had set out to. :)

Here are my loot....

Agar agar powder, green tea powder, sweet potato powder, coca powder from Cooking Class, located at Mori Towers, Roppongi Hills

Chocolate bread premix, Cake flour and Bread flour from Tokyu Hands

I was delighted to spot a square chiffon tin in one of the shop in Kappabashi. And i bought it without any hesitation.

After I returned, while grocery shopping at Sheng Shiong, I saw a box of purple sweet potatoes on sale! Immediately, I bought some, wanting to try out the square chiffon tin during the weekends.

I shortlisted the recipe posted by Happy Homebaker, and is very pleased to report that the cake turned out very well. The sweetness and moisture is just right!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

More mooncakes

One more post on mooncakes. Made these mini ones without yolks.
The round ones are filled with mocah lotus paste, which i found the taste disappointing as it has a bitter after-taste and the mocha flavor is missing.

as for the square mini-ones, they are filled with white lotus paste. Yummy!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Baked Mooncakes 2012

For myself, I always prefer baked mooncakes, compared to snowskin ones. I always find the snowskin too sweet for my liking. The lotus paste itself is already pretty sweet, snowskin, well, has high sugar content too.

These are the baked mooncakes I did. I also made some piglets. The mooncakes are single yolk ones, as I am not a yolk fan and it's high in calories and cholesterol. As for the piglets, they are only 35gms each and contain no filling.

Well, for the coming weekends, I SHOULD be making some agar agar mooncakes.... if i really made them, I'll definitely be posting the pics. :P

stacking them up, like in an angry bird game

The back view is so cute. lol

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