Last week, during the half term holiday, we spent a lot of time cooking and baking lot of cakes. I had a lot of cox apples left at home. They were quite small and sour hence both children didn’t want to eat it. So I decided to use them to bake apple and cinnamon muffin. This recipe will make you six muffins.
Last year when I went back to Singapore to visit, I bought a few mooncake moulds and now it is the time of the year to make it! As I don’t have the main ingredients to make mooncake, I decided to make piglets instead. For my previous mooncake bakes, do check out my swiss roll snow skin mooncake and colourful snow skin mooncake.
Piglet or 豬仔餅 has always been my favourite snack to eat during the mooncake festival. But my mum always refused to buy them for me as they are not particularly healthy and they are made from leftover pastry for the mooncake. Now I can totally understand what she meant!
I have been experimenting with baking using vegetables recently and so far it has been fun. Surprisingly, it has all gone down well with the children. Coincidentally, I am delighted to receive this Baking with Vegetables cookbook from Parragon. As the name suggests, there are some fabulous recipes with using vegetables in your bakes and it’s given me even more inspiration to be adventurous.
Recently, I came across the Bake in Black cookbook which was written by a musician and a food journalist in East London. They started started life as a blog from a kitchen and took a song or an album title which then inspired them to create a recipe. It draws influence from the world of rock and heavy metal to create awe-inspiring edible tributes in the kitchen. There are more than 60 sweet indulgences in this cookbook.
After watching the Great British Bake Off last week, I really wanted to bake biscuits so badly! Due to the summer holiday and busy weekend, I decided to make this super easy Oreo biscuit cupcake! This requires only three basic ingredients and Oreos, of course. If you don’t have Oreos, you could also use crackers.
A few months ago, I tried to bake Jamie Oliver’s Butternut Squash Muffins and it was a great success. I am not a big fan of vegetable cakes like carrot cake but I love the idea of hidden vegetables in cake. Ever since I tried the muffins, I’ve loved it. So I decided to make a Butternut Squash & Raspberry traybake for my Lichfield Mandarin Club’s party. This was my first time baking it and all the children and parents loved it. They all couldn’t detect the butternut squash. The only let down was that the raspberries were slightly sour!
Recently, I came across MeinCupcake’s website and was very pleased with their online shopping experience. They have a huge range from baking equipment, baking ingredients to cake making supplies.
I am a very keen baker and like to bake at least once a week. I always find it hard to get all the items from one shop but Cakemart has it all. I love the brands that they stock like Dr. Oetker, Renshaw, Wilton, Kitchen Craft and many more. The website is easy to navigate with clear titles and categories. For each product, it will show you how many items are available online. One quirk I discovered though – some pages have not been translated from German to English as they are a German company with international web pages.
Ever since I learnt how to make Tiramisu via Sacla Cookery School (read my Sacla Aubergine Parmigiana’s recipe here), I wanted to try it out! So I finally I got around to it!
This is my first time making Milo Tiramisu and it works! The best of it is that I didn’t even use raw egg white. I find it hard to make tiramisu with raw egg white as I am not used to eating raw food. So I swapped it with mascarpone instead. I know that you can buy pasteurised egg whites which would be better in this recipe. The product is called Two Chicks but not many places sell it near us. I couldn’t find it in Tesco or Morrisons but managed to find it in Waitrose.
This will take only 30 minutes to make and you need to let it rest overnight before you serve.
One of my polytechnic Chinese friends from Mauritius has always told us how beautiful his country is. Since then, I have always wanted to visit Mauritius. It possesses a range of natural and man-made attractions, tropical climate just like Singapore and with clear warm sea waters and attractive beaches.
I was thrilled when I received the Winner of Masterchef 2012 Shelina Permalloo’s Sunshine on a Plate cookbook. This book is an introduction to the homely cooking of Mauritius. Looking through the book, I found that there are a few Chinese influences on Mauritius recipes which made me even more excited! Anyway, my hobby is mainly baking cakes and pastries! So I decided to bake an Almond & Cinnamon Cake. This is my first time baking a flourless and gluten free cake. I have no idea if it will taste like an egg sponge. Very much to my surprise, it was excellent! I would definitely bake it again as it requires minimal ingredients.
Did you know that Jamie Oliver has teamed up with Moshi Monsters favourite character Furi to inspire young budding chefs around the world to get into the kitchen and learn how to cook? The duo have been cooking up a storm in Jamie’s kitchen to create a delicious Butternut Squash Muffin.
Furi is just one of the latest guest stars on Jamie’s Food Tube channel, with the chef regularly welcoming fellow YouTubers and chefs to join him in the kitchen. With expert tutorials, easy to follow recipes and good food, Jamie and Furi are aiming to excite a new generation of chefs to get creative.