Monday, December 8, 2008
I smelt the aroma of sambal from the living room so I slowly pranced into the kitchen and to my delight! Mum was cooking Sambal Prawns. My fav dish of all. I could eat prawns everyday esp sambal prawns!
It's usually the most simple of dishes that taste the best.
So I was gonna meet a bunch of my friends one night and decided to kill time in the afternoon by baking Cranberry Shortbread for them.
It turned out sweet tasting and super duper buttery....I mean shortbreads are meant to be buttery after all. My fav shortbreads are those from Walkers or Marks and Spencers. But I hardly eat shortbreads actually....maybe twice a year or so. I don't usually buy them, I prefer to indulge in cakes and breads :)
Anyway, so I packed them in individual mini bags (from Daiso - cute!) and off I went to spread the love.
With Christmas around the period, I need to get started on baking more stuff for my friends....I should start finding some "Christmassy" recipes :) hmm...or I could always make my brownies for them, Becky lurves my brownies....but I havent made them in a long long long time!
What is your ultimate dessert for Christmas? I have tons! But I guess if I must choose, it would be my mum's or aunty audrey's trifle :) I know I would get to taste that only on Christmas Day!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I baked a new batch last night for my girlfriends but I realised I didnt have eggs! But I still carried on baking the without the egg and it turned out perfectly fine too! Less chewy and more crumbly but still good. I used wholemeal flour instead of white flour too and it still tasted wicked. But the recipe calls for 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar, I used 1 cup of brown sugar instead and I feel 1 cup is still alot. I shall use lesser sugar the next time round.
Delish I tell ya.
Was looking through my recipes and I came across this Lemon Loaf and it's simplicity attracted me so I decided to bake it. It's not exactly a loaf but it's baked in a loaf pan so it's called loaf. I added cranberries to the loaf cake and with it's lemon glaze, it tasted perfect.
This Cranberry Lemon Loaf with lemon glaze is definately a keeper.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Recipe is so so simple. Milk, instant oats, wholewheat flour, a bit of brown sugar and chocolate chips if you want! :)
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Was busy with work the past weeks so I didnt have time to post up any of my recent bakes but this is one of them....
I call it the Coffee Love Cake.
It's so simple to bake that it took me less than an hour to prepare, mix and put it in the oven.
The icing is the easiest! Icing sugar, Coffee essence (or Coffee powder/ granules), Butter etc...
The texture is soft and oh so yummilious light! It's good!
Only thing is I only had one slice and it was gone the next night.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
As you can tell by now, I'm so in love with berries! I just can't get enough of them :)
Monday, September 8, 2008
The texture is OH SO chewy and delish! I used Hershey's semi-sweet chocolate chips and a generous amount of it too! I can't stand those cookies selling outside where the chocolate chips are so miserably little....I cant believe this recipe turned out perfecto and I can't wait till I have the time to bake more of them for my friends to try!
Yesterday was a great day. I didnt expect myself to be in a double baking mood! Firstly, I decided to make a simple Strawberry Pie Crumble and since I had extra pie crust, I made an Apple Pie Crumble too. I figured since I had apples in my fridge, I didnt wanna waste them....
The pie crust I made is a healthier version. Made up of oats, flour, brown sugar and a hint of cinnamon. After pressing the crust against my casserole dish, I poured my prepared fruits onto the crust. I coat my fruits with sugar, honey and flour and more cinnamon powder. I added some strawberry jam on the crust for the Strawberry Pie Crumble as well.
Somehow, cinnamon always enhances the flavour of desserts like these. Then I top my fruits with my crumble mix...the crumble is really simple. Made of oats, sugar, flour and milk.
Pop it into the oven and bake for an hour or till you see the fruit bubbling....once done, cool it down and serve with ice-cream.
My friends who came over for dinner left with a smiling and satisfied tummy.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Props goes to presentation though....
What I think:
Paisley & Cream cupcakes - 6/10
It's so simple to make and it turned out soft and delicious! You can actually use any alternative dried berry instead of cranberries. I wanted to use raisins but had more cranberries at hand so I decided not to waste them and used them instead...
The cranberries add a nice sweet flavour to the cookies. I used brown sugar as well so it's more fragrant and a teeny bit "healthier" too! At first I thought the cookies will harden through time but my cookies remained soft and delicious! I read in a few places that if you want your cookies to remain soft, put a slice of bread with the cookies but make sure the bread doesnt touch the cookies. I dont know if it works but I will try it one day and let you guys know ok!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
It was a lazy Sunday afternoon so I decided to make Oatmeal Blueberry Custurd Trifle. It's so simple and hassle free. My family loved them and it makes a very nice dessert. Not exactly that fattening too because I'm quite the health freak myself.
I made a simple fuss-free vanilla pound cake the day before so I used the cake as the base then I poured vanilla custard over the cake, then I placed blueberries on top of the custard and I reapeated the steps again. I topped it off with crushed granola bar and more blueberries. It's delish and really a comfort food. It takes less than 10 mins to make.
Oatmeal Blueberry Custard Trifle
Any type of plain cake (Chiffon cake works best)
2/3 cup of Blueberries (You can use any sort of berries too)
4 Granola Bars or any oatmeal biscuits (Hobnobs are good too)
*Makes about 6 small bowls
Recipes may or may not be posted but feel free to email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific recipe which you think you might want to try your hands at. Or if you see a particular dessert that you crave for, I take orders too! Just email me what your order is! For birthdays...parties or perhaps just a treat for yourself....
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