Swiss Meringue Butter Cream

Here’s a first attempt that I’m really so pleased with. SMBC is really tasty, very stable to work with and spreads on real smooth. I referenced Nasi Lemak lover’s and Wendy Inkk’s steps, but made slight adjustments to the recipe due to what I had on hand. It’s really not as daunting as I initially…

Melt in the mouth Pineapple Tart

Love this easy yummy recipe. Very soft crumbly and buttery texture. After many many trials, I realised double egg-washed closer to the end of baking is best. Covers any tiny cracks that may have formed, and gives a lovely golden hue. Recipe (adapted from Nasilemaklover, makes 50) 50 balls of pineapple paste, 8g each 175g…

Orange Butter Cake 香橙轻牛油蛋糕

A variation of my earlier chocolate butter sponge, I used orange zest and juice to flavor this cake. As before, this cake is baked using a cooked dough method, dry bake for 40 min and has no need for water bath/ steam bake/ cream of tartar/ baking powder. Something different I did was to add…

Chocolate Butter Sponge

A happy bake, everything turned out just perfect, even though I was experimenting with a new recipe, oven temp (and position), even threw in scoring of the cake for controlled cracking. Like I struck lottery, right? I use a cooked dough method, with the melted butter ‘cooking’ the flour and the texture is ultra fine…

Golden Sponge Cake (cooked dough and dry bake)

This cooked dough recipe from Nasilemaklover gave the softest, fluffiest sponge cake that is so airily light. The texture is really amazing. See here. Once again, don’t overheat the butter when doing the cooked dough. Bake at low then high temperature, according to the recipe. I’ve placed a cup of water at my oven’s hot spot and…

Honey Brown Sugar Butter Cake

I seldom get such smooth top cake, and pretty good height for a heavy butter cake. I tweaked the original recipe from Enne Ty by adding honey and other minor adjustments. The original recipe is here. The honey and butter aroma when baking was a heavenly mix. Very yummy.  Recipe (6″ round cake tin) 3 egg…

Butter Sugar Buns

A really quick, easy one proof bun. And in classic butter sugar flavor which my kids loved. Recipe (adapted from Fawn Setoh) 250g bread flour 10g milk powder or coffee mate 45g caster sugar 4g instant dry yeast 30g salted butter 120ml fresh milk 1 egg (55g to 60g) Topping: 1 egg for egg wash…

Butter Sponge Cake

I like to bake this every now and then. It has all the lightness and fluffiness of a sponge, and yet so rich tasting just like a pound cake. For a 3 egg recipe, it packs in almost half a block of butter, so don’t be deceived by it’s ‘lightness’. Recipe (adapted from Enne Ty,…

Panic moment

Now here’s a bit of useless information. I was baking my favorite Mrs Ng SK butter cake. Just after putting the pan into the oven, it struck me all of a sudden that I had forgotten to add the milk! In a moment of blind panic, I quickly measured out the milk, took the batter out…

Butter Cake (Mrs Ng SK)

I love eating butter and butter cakes. I think it’s because my Mom used to cut them into thick slices, poke each with a toothpick and serve them as snacks to us kids. This recipe is iconic and rightfully so. The smell when freshly baked is heavenly, and the texture is soft and spongy. Anyway,…