Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Rainbow Cake

Yohei's having a little tea party to celebrate his birthday.  As with our past tradition, we have prepared all the food from scratch.  It is my first attempt at making a rainbow cake and after reading through several recipes online, I settled on the one featured in Lady Iron Chef's blog.  She adapted this recipe from Whisk Kid.

I didn't have too many colours at home, so I ended up with only pink, yellow and white. I used a chocolate ganache (Nestle Cappucino Chocolate 200g + IKEA dark chocolate 100g + 200ml Emborg Whipping Cream).

Here's what they look like:

It past the taste test of my guests :)  This recipe's a keeper!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Bought some organic blueberries from the fruit shop downstairs and thought I'd try a new recipe.

Found a Lemon Blueberry Bread from the website of Joy Of Baking.  For once, I stuck to the original recipe and didn't change a thing to the ingredients' quantity but instead of baking in a loaf, I baked them in muffin cups.  Here's a sneak peek

Verdict?  Not bad I'd say.  More cake-like than bread, it's not overly sweet and the lemon glace adds a nice aroma and flavor to the bread.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Onde Onde

Been seeing friend on FB making these little sweet potato poppers and have been itching to try.  Finally got all the ingredients and used the recipe from this blog.

It's not difficult to make.  Just tedious (to me, at least) and I declared immediately after making my first batch, "The next time I want to eat Onde Onde, I should just go out and buy some."

I didn't follow the recipe fully.  I used more sweet potato and eyeballed the amount of water for the dough.

Here's what it looks like

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pandan Bread

Managed to get my hands on a simple Pandan Bread recipe and decided to make some this morning.

Recipe adapted from here.  I didn't turn it into the checkered bread like the writer and made replaced the pandan paste.  Instead, I blitzed about 100g of pandan leaves (screwpine leaves) with the milk and strained it.  Colour came out great but I think I could use more pandan leaves the next time round to enhance the taste.

Didn't use a loaf pan either.  Hubs rolled them up...

And here's the final product.