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,…

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…

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…

German Cookies

These are just really crumbly melt in the mouth butter cookies. Very easy to make, just don’t over bake to get this signature pale look. Be attentive when the cookies are baking. Recipe (makes about 40-50, from small small baker) 125g salted butter cubed 40g icing sugar 80g cake flour 125g potato starch Method 1….

Orange Yoghurt Butter Cupcakes

These unremarkable looking little cupcakes made me so happy. It’s soft, moist, full of butter flavor but no dense oil patches anywhere. Best of all it’s a one bowl recipe with whole eggs, really ho jiak! Recipe (makes 8) 125g butter (prefer tin golden churn) 110g caster sugar 2 eggs 20g orange juice or mill…

Nutella Tarts

The Nutella is baked to set, so you can easily stack them up in containers. The Nutella will hold its shape. The tricky part is in the right temperature to bake the Nutella, too low it won’t set even after 30 min, too high and it will crack and melt. The tart base is a…

Black Sesame Cookies

Super easy and delicious. Not too sweet and bursting with black sesame flavor. Recipe (makes about 28 cookies) 90g plain flour 90g Black sesame powder 1/4 tsp salt ( can go up to 1/2 tsp to make this a savory cookie) 40g icing sugar 45g cooking oil Method 1. Add all dry ingredients in a…

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 3 portions) 2 eggs (about 60-65g with shell) 200 ml stock ( I used Swanson) Additional ingredients like mushrooms, crab…

Strawberry Shortcake

This strawberry shortcake is made for my dear daughter’s birthday. It is made with Millac Gold (a blend of dairy and non-dairy) whipping cream. I thought quite some time whether to use dairy whipping cream, given the health concerns on using non-dairy product. However, with my very limited frosting skills and snail’s pace of frosting,…