baking fiends unite!

Saturday, September 22, 2007


I finally joined the baked donut craze! Actually I bought the donut tray for sometime (Thanks Elyn!) and then I got the recipe in my stash (Thanks Elyn again! :) for being so generous to share her recipe, so gals, dun ask me for the recipe hor, 'coz Elyn is selling her donuts here.... ). Been looking at so many bloggers and forumers producing the baked donuts, all beautifully decorated! And since I was so lazy lately, I decided to try out the recipe. It's so simple! and beautiful results too!

Here's the donuts....


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Now I'm rockin!

Wow wow wow.... never knew I can get a award! (Let me pop some champagne!)...... Thanks Elyn for passing this award to me....
Lemme pass this award to Angie of My Kitchen:My Laboratory, whom has been an inspiration to me! (and I hope will update her blog soon and pass this award along :) )


Saturday, September 15, 2007


Baked almond and chocolate madeleines to bring to a gathering later. Hope everyone will like it.


Friday, September 14, 2007

Poppy seed muffins

I remembered receiving an envelope of poppyseeds by mail. It was a pleasant surprise and I was even more suprised that there's 3 boxes of poppyseeds in there! Thanks F. Sad to say that since then, I've only used the seeds a couple of times, which then I was left with plenty of poppyseeds that has been sitting in the cupboard.
There shd be plenty of opportunities to use these seeds, but somehow it just did not happen. Till last nite, I was browsing thru' my recipe book and I came across a recipe that calls for poppyseeds and apple. It's a poppyseed muffin!
The recipe is really simple and straightforward... I guess muffins recipes shd be like this.
The recipe (for Ching :) )
What you need
  • 1 egg
  • 100gm caster sugar
  • 60ml cooking oiol
  • 60ml milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 100gm plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 2 tbsp poppyseeds
  • 30gm rolled oats (grounded)
  • 1 apple (diced)
What to do
  • Preheat oven to 180C. Grease muffin cup with oil. (I used paper liners so i skipped this part)
  • Beat egg with sugar till just combined. Stir in oil, milk and salt.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda tog into the egg mixture. Also add in the nutmeg, poppyseeds, grounded rolled oats and applie dices. Mix till combined.
  • Spoon batter into muffin cups (paper liners, in my case) and bake in oven for 20mins @ 180C.


Saturday, September 08, 2007

The ball gets rolling....

Here's my 1st batch of orders for mooncakes.

Mini strawberry snowskin mooncakes with white lotus paste and melon seeds or pine nuts.
Mini green tea snowskin mooncakes with white lotus paste or red bean paste and melon seeds or pine nuts.
For details on ordering, pls click here.


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Pork Floss Buns

Today's an overcast day... not an ideal day for bread making. But I still went ahead with it, as I used my oven to help poof the dough.

This bread dough was made using the water-rox method... which is somefin new to me. I've seen this method being mentioned in many taiwanese blogs. Being the curious baby I was, I wanted to try it out and see the texture for myself.

This method of making bread turned out to be good! The bread is soft and chewy too! yum yum...

For those who are interested in this method and the recipe, pls click here.


Sunday, September 02, 2007

Honey Bran Muffins

It's official.... muffins are a fugly lot. No matter how you try to decorate it or make it look nicer, it just won't. However, it has a redeeming quality, that is, it's healthy! I guess that somehow makes it ok. LOL.... so never judge a muffin by it's looks!
These honey bran muffins are really yummy.... give it a try if you can!

What you need

  • 1 cup natural bran
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
What to do

  • Soak bran in buttermilk while preparing the rest
  • Cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in the honey and egg. Add the bran and buttermilk.
  • Stir tog the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixutre and still until moistened.
  • Bake at 180C for 15-20mins.