Monday, April 27, 2009

Lemon Cheesecake

This is my first steam baked cheesecake. It is richer than Japanese Cheesecake, as i put in the whole block of cream cheese (250g) into this recipe. Nice cheese flavour. Furthermore, the lemon juice is squeezed from fresh lemon, so the lemony flavour is fragrant. Because of the above two reasons, i named it Lemon Cheesecake, which is different texture from Japanese Cheesecake that is cotton soft and mild cheese flavour.

The top of the cheesecake looks nice, although i didn't glaze it with Apricot glazing. The taste of lemon makes the cheesecake very refreshing.


250g cream cheese

200ml whipping cream

40g cornflour

4 egg yolks

50g castor sugar (A)

2 tbls lemon juice

finely grated zest from 1 lemon (optional)

4 egg whites

75g castor sugar (B)

Apricot glaze:
Heat 1 tbls Apricot Jam with 1 tbls water, then sieve to get a smooth glaze)
1. Line pan with baking paper.
2. Dissolve cream cheese with whipping cream in a bowl placed over simmering water. Remove from heat. Whisk until smooth. Cool slightly.
3. Beat egg yolks with sugar (A), lemon zest & lemon jiuce. Gradually whisk the warm cheese mixture into the yolk mixture.
4. Beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually beat in sugar (B), spoonful by spoonful, until firm but not to stiff peaks stage.
5. Fold 1/3 of the meringue into the cheese mixture. Repeat two more times with the rest.
6. Pour batter into pan. Steam bath bake. Fill hot water halfway up the sides of cake pan. Bake at 160C for 1 hour. Let it cool in the oven for another 1/2 hour to prevent it from srinking.
7. Cool and glaze top with Apricot glaze.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Steam Egg Cake with Chicken Floss

Very soft cotton texture cakes. The sweetness of the egg cake with the savory of chicken floss make it tastes different from other recipes.
Recipe from 星厨房
3 eggs
1 egg white
60g sugar
75g superfine flour
10g custard powder
chicken floss

1. Mix superfine flour and custard powder, set aside.
2. Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy and pale.
3. Stir in (1) slowly.
4. Pour in 2 scope of batter in the paper cups, sprinkle some chicken floss. Then, pour in batter again till 3/4 full. Sprinkle chicken floss on top.
5. Steam for 20 mins

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Banana Walnut Bread

Firstly, i have to thank my hubby for helping me to buy the banana.... Haaah! If not, i won't have this nice banana walnut bread from the oven. This is my first experience working with BANANA . And i was so afraid of the outcome. I kept peeping from the glass of the oven, to see how it goes. I was very excited when i took out the bread hot from the oven!! It smells good, and looks good too!! The sugar sprinkled on top, really helped the bread to crake and more crispy. It's crispy outside, and soft texture inside. For those who never try baking a bread, like me, this is the simplest way to do it!
Recipe from Cooking Crave
4 ripe bananas - smashed
50 g melted butter
90 g sugar
1 egg - slightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla essense
1/2 or 1 tsp cinnamon ground (optional)
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
200 g superfine flour
80g chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 180C.
Sieve flour, cinnamon ground and soda together and set aside.
Mix melted butter with mashed bananas in mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.
Add in sugar, salt, egg and vanilla. Stir the mixture till well combined.
Lastly, add inn the sieve flour and chopped walnuts. Mix well.
Pour mixture into a greased 8"x4" loaf pan.
Sprinkles some sugar on top of the bread to have a crispy and cracked on top of the bread
Bake for 40-50mins.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Spinach Fried Rice

This is not an ordinary fried rice, because it is inspired from my eldest daughter , who doesn't take a single vegetable in her meals. I blended the spinach, which is rich with vitamin and iron, and use the spinach juice to cook the rice in the morning. Wait the rice is left cool in the afternoon, i fried it with sausage, diced chicken, carrot, eggs and cabbages for lunch.
Guess what?? She loves the taste, and ate two bowls of rice. I ask her to guess why the rice is GREEN IN COLOUR? She can't figure out, but just rise her thumb!! HEeheee.....

That's the best way to "cheat" children for eating vegetable. For those mummy who shares the same problem with me, try this!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Yum Yum Balls

Haha.... for those who "pass-by" my food blog, you MUST TRY this simple and easy, Yet, Very YuMMy Balls. All who had a bite, never resist for the second!! It is not "heaty"as those chocolate truffle, as it doesn't use melted chocolate for its ingredients. Instead, it is a healthy snacks, use MARIE biscuits!!
Let me share this wonderful recipe to you. I made 20 balls.
Things to Prepare:
150g MARIE biscuits (i used coffee flavour)
4 tbsp cocoa powder (i used Van Houten, very rich)
200ml condensed milk
Almond nibs
Cocoa powder
Chocolate rice
Ways to Do:
1. Crush the MARIE biscuits in a large bowl.
2. Add in cocoa powder, stir till well mixed.
3. Pour in condensed milk. Stir until become sticky dough.
4. Use two spoon to scoop the dough to form balls.
5. Rolls the balls to coat the cocoa powder, or nuts, or chocolate rice, as prefered.
6. Refrigerate in the freezer to let it firm to shape.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Macaroni Salad

I had extra chicken breast steamed last night during dinner. I suddenly thought of this salad which my senior manager, TESS, who treated us last time when i worked in S'pore. I like the taste of cheese+cream. I prepared this salad when i reached home last night, and plan to have it for lunch today!

1/2 Chicken breast (steam, then use fork to strip off the meat)
2 slices of Cheese (cut into strips)
1/2 box Raisin
Cooked macaroni


2 tbsp condensed milk (to suit your preference of sweetness)
4 tbsp Mayonnaise (Kraft is the best, thicker n creamier)



Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cheese Muffin

It's a pity that i didn't fill up the cup, or else it will look nicer :OAnd, it didn't "rise" well like the last muffin (Chocolate Chips Muffins) that i baked. Is the problem lies with the superfine flour?? Or i had stir the batter for too long??
Anyway, i love everythings that goes with CHEESE!! :p
Recipes from Eupho Cafe
200g Superfine flour 1tbsp baking powder 2 eggs 100g castor sugar 120ml milk 100b butter 250 cream cheese

1. Beat the cream cheese until creamy. Add in soften butter, and beat until well mix
2. Add in sugar, continue beating until sugar dissolve.
3. Add in eggs, one by one
4. Pour in milk and stir well.
5. Stir in the superfine flour, together with the baking powder.
6. Pour the batter into muffin cups.
7. Bake 180C for 25 mins.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Almond Blueberry Pie

You will love the buttery crunchy pastry, with the soft almond flavour cake, top with toasted almond flakes!!! ... Oh, nearly forgot, ... the blueberry..Mmmm!!

Receips from 蓝赛珍

110g butter
60g icing sugar
1 egg yolk
200g plain flour
1. Cream the butter and icing sugar until light. Add in egg yolk until well mix.
2. Pour in the plain flour and stir until well combine.
3. Rest the dough for 20 mins.
120g butter
80g castor sugar
2 eggs
80g plain flour
100g almond ground
200g blueberry pie filling
almond flakes
1.Cream butter and castor sugar until well mix. Add in eggs, one by one , until well combine.
2.Stir in the shifted plain flour and almond ground.
1. Roll the dough into a 9" round pan.
2. Use folk to prick some holes.
3. Spread the blueberry filling onto it, evenly.
4. Pour the batter on top of the blueberry filling.
5. Sprikle some almond flakes to cover the top. Use back of the spoon to slightly press the flakes to stick on the batter.
6. Bake 180C for 50 mins.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


One of my most favourite Malay kuih finally comes from my hands!! Very happy for the Gula Melaka filling.... It just "drool out" from every BITE! Yummy, yummy!!

I change the original recipe, to replace all the liquid (180ml water +40ml pandan juice) to all 250ml pandan juice (10 big pandan leave fresh from my blender)! This enhance the pandan aroma to the fullest!

Recipes from The Adventure of Giggle

Ingredients :

1. 50g tapioca starch
2. dash of salt
3. 40ml pandan juice - blended from 10 pandan leaves, don't forget to sieve it.
4. 180ml water (220ml if you don't have fresh pandan juice)
5. 1 tbsp vegetable oil

1. 280 Glutinous rice flour
2. 1/2 tsp pandan paste (1tsp if you don't have fresh blended pandan juice on ingredient A)
3. Green food color (optional)

C) Filling :
3 tbsp spoon pure Palm Sugar mix with 2 tbsp brown sugar.

D) Coating:
1. 80g fresh grated coconut
2. dash of salt

Steps :
1. Mix all ingredients A together in a non stick pot.

2. Cook mixture A over medium low heat until the runny tapioca liquid turns to a translucent dough, stir frequently. DO NOT bring it to boil.

3. Remove the tapioca dough from heat, immediately pour it into glutinous rice flour.

4. With a spatula/spoon, stir to mix the tapioca and rice flour until well combined. Add in the pandan paste and food color gradually. The dough will turn out like 汤圆dough but more sticky.

5. Dust your hands and work surface with some flour, divide the dough into 1" balls. Flatten it with the ball of your thumb, spoon some palm sugar mixture in the middle of the circle and roll it to a ball.

6. Broil a pot of water, add in the ondeh-ondeh, cook it over medium heat. When you see the ondeh-ondeh is floating, cook for another 3 minutes, then scoop out from the broiled water.

7. Immediately drop it into a bowl of ice water. Soak for 30 seconds. (This step is optional, the ondeh-ondeh will be more springy if you put it through the ice water bath, you may skip this step if you want your ondeh-ondeh softer)

8. Remove the ondeh-ondeh by a strainer, lightly pat the ondeh-ondeh with paper towel.

9. Then coat the ondeh-ondeh with the grated coconut.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Homemade Pizza

It just tastes like eating pizza at Pizza Hut. I had tried many fillings before, like sausage, pineapple... but i love this filling the most!! Cooked tomato paste with onion and garlic enriched the "The taste of Italian". Green & Red peppers are just "bonus" to the taste!!
Pizza dough:
120g plain flour
5g yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1. Mix yeast in warm water, stir till dissolved.
2. Pour into plain flour and knead well. Rest for 30mins.
Pizza filling:
1. Cook tomato paste with garlic & onion until fragrance.
2. Spread the cooked tomato paste on top of the pizza crust.
3. Follow by sliced ham, sweet corns, green & red pepper (thinly sliced).
4. Lastly sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
5. Bake for 35mins.

Orange Jelly

These Orange Jelly Desserts are so lovely. 色,香,味俱全!! A very cooling desserts that kids will sure love it!!

I used 5 large oranges (around 450g juice)
20g jelly strips
800g water
4 tbsp sugar
knotted pandan leave Mehods:
2. 锅内加入水和班兰叶, 然后煮至沸腾。水沸腾后,加入燕菜丝然后将它煮至溶于水为止。接着加入白糖。这时候,取出斑兰叶。再次将亚燕菜水煮至沸腾。将橙汁倒入后,马上熄火,并搅拌均匀。
3. 将全部橙空壳的开口朝上。然后将燕菜水倒入每个橙空壳,然后橙皮盖上。置于冰箱。

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Ang Ku Kuih

A very healthy kuih with natural colouring (I used purple colour sweet potatoes). No artificial colouring added.

Recipe from My Kitchen Snippets

Ingredients for filling :

200 g of mung bean ( soak overnight, drained and steamed until soft)

2 tbsp of oil

180 g sugar

Ingredients for the skin :

250 grm of glutinous rice flour

120 ml hot water

1 tbsp of sugar

150 g of sweet potatoes ( steamed and mash)

Banana leaves


1) For the filling, put mung bean and oil into blender and blend until fine while is still hot. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Cool and divide into small round balls.

2) For the skin, mix all the ingredients into a soft dough. If dough is too dry add in some warm water and mix till it form into a dough. Divide into small rounds.

3) Flatten the dough and wrap the filling and place onto greased banana leaves. Steam for 8 min or until cooked

4) Remove and brush with some oil while it is still hot.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Milky Chocolate Ice Cream

Extremely excited when i see this milky and creamy ice-cream made by my own hands!! Never ever thought that ice-cream can be done at home so easily, without ice-cream maker. I was too eager to taste it, before i can decorate it more nicely!! Next time, should put some almond nibs and chocolate glazing on top....

Recipe from The Kitchen 70's


A:3 egg yolks,40gcaster sugar,1tsp corn flour

B:170ml fresh milk ,1tsp vanilla essence,100g milk chocolate

C:220g non-dairy whipping cream


1) Beat (A) until turning pale

2)Cook (B) until chocolate melt and add in (A) continue cooking until well mix.

3)Beat (C) until peak foam. Then stir in the the above mixture.

4)Pour into a container , refrigerate overnight.