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 shredded fresh coconut 130g Gula Melaka 2 tbsp water 1/4 tsp salt 2 tsp…

Purple Sweet Potato Layer Cake (紫薯千层蛋糕)

This cake is made for my Dad’s birthday, he likes old school desserts with pandan/ yam/ sweet potatoes/ coconut etc. Me, on the other hand, has been wanting to use purple sweet potatoes in my recipes because they yield such a beautiful intense colour. I thought this cake really satisfied both our requirements. For the…

Gula Melaka Sponge Cake

Gula Melaka is an all time favourite which I have baked many many times, mostly as chiffon. I have used and improved this recipe over time in terms of the ratio of dry and wet ingredients and the addition of an extra egg white. I find this recipe most stable, very consistent in texture and…

Pandan Kaya Cake

This cake mainly adapted from Jeannie Tay and Kitchen Tigress, yields a very soft fragrant custard. I like it a lot. My adaptation is to use some of the coconut milk to extract the Pandan. But you can also use pandan paste to simplify things. The inner cake can also be varied. I last paired…

Sweet Purple Potato Coconut Chiffon

The texture of this cake is soft, moist and spongy because of the high sweet potato content, which is really good at retaining moisture (even in breads). The coconut goes awfully well with the sweet potato and the baking aroma was amazing. There is some science to the lovely purple hue when I was researching…