Ermine Buttercream or Flour Buttercream

Ermine buttercream. It’s lighter than American Buttercream but easier to make than SMBC. It’s every bit as delicious, stable and very pipeable in our hot weather. Also, be assured there is no flour taste whatsoever. Recipe (makes a small piping bag) Roux 16g plain flour 80g milk Butter cream 100g salted butter 1/4 tsp vanilla…

Crackling Skin Roast Pork or Sio Bak (脆皮烧肉)

This dish is done by my hubby. A simple 5 ingredients recipe. No need for fancy ingredients and tedious steps. Just get a good slab of pork and do each step (like cleaning and drying skin) meticulously and you are guaranteed success. We used fresh Indonesian pork, and requested butcher to cut for roasting. Our…

Teochew Flaky Yam Mooncake

I think the shaping and layers are far from perfect. But I love the taste so much, 20 little mooncakes gone over 2 family gatherings. The skin is so flaky it’s hard to slice, but the buttery taste is delicious. Hope I can improve the layers next year. Keeping this recipe. Recipe (20 small mooncakes)…

Easy Baked New York Cheesecake

A very easy recipe. There’s no issue of cracks at all. I used top heat only for the last few minutes to give it a brown top. Best part of the taste is the refreshing lemon juice that cuts through the creamy cheese. Recipe (6″ round tin) Base 125g digestive biscuits 60g melted butter Cheese…

Salted Gula Melaka Nuts Drizzle

Just wanted to make a simple birthday cake for mom-in-law who doesn’t take butter or cream, but loves banana, all sorts of nuts. This cake turned out to be such a hit with many tasters saying they didn’t usually like banana or walnuts so much A note of caution, don’t use non-stick pans as I…

Easy Chawanmushi

Really sooooooo easy, you won’t believe it. Leaving out optional ingredients, you only need 2 things – eggs and stock. Yet the result is silky soft egg pudding. So, let’s get cracking, eggs! Recipe (for 2 portions) 1 egg (about 60-65g with shell) 100 ml stock ( I used Swanson) Additional ingredients like mushrooms, crab…

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese

I’ve never baked a carrot cake before, so when I was searching for a recipe for this bake, I was surprised. I had all along thought of carrot cake as a healthier cake, but the recipes I see all had really high oil and sugar content. Anyway I finally found this one which is more…

Traditional Mooncake (Easy)

I call this recipe easy, because this is absolutely the first time I am making mooncakes in my life. I opted the easy way out and used  store bought paste. I also did not use any salted egg yolks. My eggwash is also another easy step of just using a full beaten egg and nothing…

Soft Baguette (软式欧包)

This recipe is gotten from 爱与恨老师. It makes an in-between bread, soft yet with a bite. It looks lovely yet very easy and effortless to make. Because moisture is low, dough is easy to handle. I’ve added wholemeal flour, chocolate chip, fruits and seeds to the recipe and it is still very soft. Recipe (Adapted…