Another delicious recipe from my grandmother. Continue reading
Grandma’s been making this since I’m young. In love with my grandma’s version since I’m young. Finally grandma taught me how to make it. Hooray. Continue reading
While I was on exchange in London, I took a free copy of the Tesco magazines and spotted a recipe for black velvet cupcakes. It was my first time hearing about black velvet and so I marked the recipe down to try when I return back to Singapore. So this week, I finally went about making black velvet cupcake. For some reason, I planned to use this BBC Good Food recipe instead of the Tesco recipe and for some reason, I forgot to buy baking powder so I ended up googling at the last minute for a recipe that doesn’t need baking powder. Luckily, the first google result is a recipe that doesn’t require baking powder! Yay!
Yay I’m back from my exchange so now I have more time and equipment to start baking again! I was really craving for crispy chocolate chip cookies the other day so I decided to make some because my favourite dark chocolate pecan pepperidge farm chocolate chip cookie is so expensive. I also miss Sainsbury’s taste the difference cookies and because they aren’t sold here, so gotta make some! I really really like the crispy types and really really dislike the chewy subway cookie type so this time round, I abandon my Women’s Weekly recipe (which gives quite chewy cookies despite experimenting with the brown and white sugar ratio) and went online to search for a new one. Continue reading
Most asians (I think) nowadays have a rice cooker at home to cook rice because rice is such a staple. But over in my house, we do not use a rice cooker. We use this magic cooker thermal pot thing so we’ll have to cook the rice on a stove first before putting it into the thermal pot. The whole point is to save energy (aka gas bills) because the rice just needs to be around half-cooked and putting it into the thermal pot (which doesn’t use any electricity at all) will do the rest of the cooking. Therefore, I am quite familiar with cooking rice without using a rice cooker and am rather proud of this fact haha. Most of my friends of around my age do not really know how to do it so let me boast a little and show how it is done.
After the success of my pumpkin chiffon cake, I attempted to make another healthy-sounding chiffon cake – sweet potato chiffon cake! Continue reading
I have some left over swiss meringue buttercream from making chocolate cupcakes but because the cream was not suitable for piping, I decided to make a cake and just spread the cream on top. I always think that strawberry and raspberry should go with chocolate so I googled for a chocolate cake recipe and chanced upon Joy of Baking’s simple chocolate cake recipe.