Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wake up and smell the Coffee

I love coffee. The smell...the taste....the fact that coffee can be used to make/bake/brew so many different kinds of stuff, I simply adore coffee.

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

My obsession with berries...lead to this muffin

A simple muffin recipe. Oatmeal Blueberry Muffin. I decided to try the recipe because I was attracted to it by it's "healthy" ingredients....

Made mostly of oats, brown sugar, flour and loads of blueberries! It doesn't taste like a regular muffin, it's more clumped together and not as cakey....

As you can tell by now, I'm so in love with berries! I just can't get enough of them :)

be tempted.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Surprising Sunday (Part two!)

So after baking the Strawberry and Apple Pie Crumble, I decided to bake some more! Hence, it was a double baking day. I decided to make Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and the recipe I used turned out to be the BEST Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie ever!

Everyone loved it so much that there's only a few left today....

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!

be tempted.

Surprising Sunday (Part one!)

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.

be tempted.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

O where art thou are the nice cupcakes?

So the girls and I decided to go to this really nice cafe which we all love the different kinds of cupcakes they have.

It's Paisley and Cream located at Central @ Clarke Quay. We really like this cafe because the interior is nicely decorated in a chic french style with pictures of Audrey Hepburn lining against the wall and the last time we tried the cupcakes, they were moist and 75% satisfying.

BUT not this time...we went a couple of weeks ago and the cupcake turned out dry, too crumbly and I have to say a little bland too.

We ordered our all time favourite the Toberone Cupcake and a classic vanilla cupcake. However, both were dry and like I said, didnt taste as good as we remembered.

Props goes to presentation though....

What I think:

Paisley & Cream cupcakes - 6/10

Cookies anyone?

I always love oatmeal...the smell of it smells like comfort food...I love oatmeal and I love berries so what a better way to satisfy my baking dilemma then to bake Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies.

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!

be tempted.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Berry goodness

I lurve custard ever since I was a young girl. And I absolutely love berries too. Any kind of berries! Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries....unfortunately, raspberries are rather expensive here in Singapore so it's best to get blueberries as an alternative to any berry dessert.

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)

Vanilla custard

4 Granola Bars or any oatmeal biscuits (Hobnobs are good too)

*Makes about 6 small bowls

be tempted.

My baking adventure begins....

Ok, I am gonna try to update this blog as often as I bake. Welcome to my sinful blog and enjoy my mishaps and adventures in baking and maybe even cooking.

Recipes may or may not be posted but feel free to email me @ 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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