Chocolate Lava Cake

A really quick and easy recipe you won’t regret making. The taste is decadent and rich and a huge success with my kids. I adapted and baked using my muffin tray, since I don’t have ramekins. The key is to monitor the baking really closely as baking time is short. If you over baked this,…

Scallion Pancake (葱油饼)

These are almost exactly like coin prata. You’ll feel totally like the prata man or woman when attempting the recipe, except for the flipping and tossing, that is. Taste wise, it’s crispy on the outside and chewy and fluffy inside. Thumbs up! Recipe (makes 8 small ones) 200g plain flour 3/4 tsp salt 120g warm…

Char Siu Bao (蜜汁叉烧包)

Very pleased because we all had seconds and wiped out 10 baos at one go. I tried to make this more Cantonese style by cooking a thick gravy and freezing the fillings first and it worked perfectly. Recipe for filling (14 bao) About 200g pork collar cut into small strips 3 slices ginger 1 tbsp…

Chocolate Swirl Bread

Pretty chocolate swirl bread that’s a hit with the kids. I started with the very popular fragrant milk bread, and it was a soft, yummy loaf. Recipe 1 dough from here up till step 2 15g cocoa powder 1 tsp water Chocolate chips Method 1. After dough is just kneaded, divide into 2. 2. Place…

Cream Cheese Buns

The cream cheese here is kneaded into the dough and not used as fillings. It definitely improves softness and fragrance. Recipe (8 rolls in 8″ square tin) 60g cream cheese 70g water 1 egg 30g sugar 1 tsp instant yeast 250g bread flour Method 1. Add cream cheese, water, egg and sugar into mixing and…

Almond Butter Cake

Added some almond flour or powder in my traditional butter cake and the cake body is so soft. More fragrant too. A very easy, whole egg recipe, I have baked it too short though. Recipe (7″ round tin) 160g salted butter 110g caster sugar 3 eggs 100g plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 60g super…

Gula Melaka Coconut Huat Kueh (发糕)

Really easy recipe here, should be quite fail-proof. Some tips to ensure a full bloom: Fill batter fully or near brim Cupcakes liner must be strong or placed in a deep muffin tray like mine. Else, get the individual metal cups Do not reduce baking powder amount Slitting the top with an oiled knife helps…

Blueberry Bagels

We love these bagels, they have a light fruity aroma which each bite, and such a lovely purple hue. I packed it full with blueberries as much as the dough could take after a few trials. Don’t omit the lemon juice, it helps to preserve the purple colour. Recipe 100g fresh blueberries 10g lemon juice…

Gula Melaka Coconut Buns

These buns were lip-smacking good. Made with home made fillings, one was not enough for me. The filling was moist and rich, the Windsor buns were soft and springy, totally made my day. Recipe (Makes 10 with leftover filling) Filling 200g grated fresh coconut 130g Gula Melaka 2 tbsp water 1/4 tsp salt 2 tsp…

Stove Top Char Siu

This version is very easy to make. It’s cooked entirely on stove top so still lacks that charred roasted flavour from charcoal. But given the ease, and still yummy flavour, I have made it quite a few times to tasters’ delight. My children love the caremelized, sticky coatingRecipe 300g pork shoulder butt (prefer Indonesian fresh…