Holey Moley No Knead Ciabatta

In love with these Ciabattas, easy, delicious and fun to make. All you need is a bit of time and patience, but no kneading! Perfect for work-from-home COVID situation. Recipe (original recipe here on YouTube) 200g water 1 tsp yeast 25g olive oil 250g bread flour 1 tsp salt Method 1. In a Tupperware or…

Golden Pumpkin Milk Loaf

Soft, nutritious and beautiful loaf, can smell wafts of butter and milk aroma as it baked. You can replace the pumpkin with potatoes, all colours of sweet potatoes, and this recipe will work too. Recipe 85g of pumpkin puree 125g fresh milk 30g sugar 1 tsp yeast 240g bread flour 1/2 tsp salt 30g butter…

Vietnamese Banh Mi

Here’s a delicious and really easy Banh Mi recipe. The dough is easy to handle, skin is crackling and crusty and crumb is fluffy and soft. Original recipe is here in Vietnamese on YouTube. Recipe 1 tsp yeast 5g sugar 155 g warm water 250g bread flour 1 tsp salt 2 tsp white vinegar 10g…

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Did this easy red velvet cupcake recipe that makes a soft fine-crumb body. It bakes to a nice flat top using dry bake method and so very suitable to pipe on. Very satisfied. The cream cheese frosting is not too sweet, and very rich-tasting so do adjust the sweetness to your liking. I hand whipped…

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…

Condensed milk cotton cake (炼乳棉花蛋糕)

A soft cottony cake, with a mild butter and milk taste. Great with a cup of kopi-o. Recipe (adapted from Xingfuzhiwei, 6″ round tin) Yolk batter 35g salted butter 50g cake flour 50g condensed milk 3 egg yolks 30g beaten whole egg 1/4 tsp vanilla extract Meringue 3 egg white 1/8 tsp cream of tartar…

Super Easy Traditional Butter Cake (no egg separation)

A very easy adaptation of a classic butter cake recipe. I baked them into cupcakes. There is no need for egg separation, yet cake is still light and fluffy and not dense with oily patches. You can also bake into a whole cake. Just 1.5 times the recipe below, bake 175 deg for 40 min…

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Super easy cake and very trendy right now. When warm, it tastes custardy and when chilled, it tastes like the normal cheesecake. The burnt aroma is delicious in both instances. Recipe (6″) 250g cream cheese, cubed 90g caster sugar 3 eggs 125 ml whipping cream 15g cake flour Method 1. Line 6″ loose bottom cake…

Light Mango Cheesecake (with yoghurt)

The weather has been sooo hot and mangoes are in season. Here’s a great recipe for a refreshing dessert. It’s non-bake and you can whip this up in under and hour, easy peasy. Recipe (6″) Crust 60g digestive biscuit 50g melted butter Cheese filling 125g Philadelphia block cream cheese 40g milk 2-3 tbsp powder sugar,…

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…