Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Pandan cake.

So we're off to Malaysia today with their amazing pandan cakes. Fluffy, light, moist and with so many flavours and colours, I am totally in love with them!

Pandan is the flavour of this cake. They are leaves, found in most asian stores. However, living in the UK, it isn't as easy as you think when looking for pandan leaves.

But nothing will stop me from making this fluffy cake, so I moulded around what I had which happens to be pandan flavouring.

Although I'm not 100% with the artificial "greeness" of this cake, the texture satisfies me enough :)

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Birthday~ PART 2 !!

On Sunday, my friends celebrated my birthday with me. And this time, it wasn't me that had to take part in baking my cake - hahaa. My friend kindly baked some choc chip cupcakes for me spelling out "happy birthday" what is there not to like about these amazing cupcakes?!!?

nom nom nom..

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Happy Birthday to me! :D

Well, am I another year older!? my sister offered to bake a cake for me, however she kinda gave up a quarter of the way through the baking process, and so I had to finish it up for her. it may not be the best looking cake in the whole wide world, but I'm pretty darn sure it has the most love put into it!

My mummy cooked up the most delicious pasta for us and we had some fish for the starter! thank youu mummy ^^

it was pretty amazing I'd say, filled with strawberries and topped with blueberries...always on the healthy side of course.. *wink wink*

"Filling it up with strawberries :P"

"Piping on the words..."

so whats left for me to say? happy birthday to me!

Monday, 21 March 2011

Chocolate goes first!

I got inspired by bakewell tarts on Saturday. and, of course, chocolate! Bakewell tarts are made up of a pastry on the outside, and a nice cake as the filling.

They are mainly garnished with a drizzle of icing and a cherry-on-the-top. BUT I thought I should be healthy this time and so kicked in some strawberries instead.

and BECAUSE chocolate goes first..the pastry was made out of chocolate and the cake was...chocolate flavoured!

*Remember remember: add some icing sugar into your pastry - they would turn out awful otherwise - i mean, savoury chocs?!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Coconut Milk Buns~ 奶皇包

My cravings for chinese buns are still on the go and so I tried out another recipe..

These buns are called 奶皇包 meaning coconut milk buns. The filling is made up of custard and coconut milk and the bun is just a plain easy-to-make bun. 

I love the fact that they turned out so round and fluffy! equivalent to a small fluff-ball I'd say :P

These buns turned out really well for a first time although the filling was a bit too sweet for me and my family :S
Will try these again and hopefully make some changes to the amount of prevent another sugar hype. :)

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Pineapple buns (:

Last week, I spent the day making pineapple buns - also known as 菠蘿包 in chinese. It is a type of chinese bun, quite sweet and pastry like at the top. Unbelievably, they don't have any pineapples in them! I think the reason of them being called a 'pineapple bun' is because of its lovely golden crusty pastry at the top.

 The process includes making the bread first, allowing that to rise, and then make the pastry, slap it onto the bread and THEN bake it..quite a story!!~

All in all, I got to treat myself with a warm pineapple bun on the couch :D

Thursday, 10 March 2011

叉燒包 - Char Siu Buns!! :D

I had a first attempt to try making 叉燒包/bbq pork buns from a chinese cook book. I made the actual bun, while my mum (a very good cook!) made the pork. 

 They turned out great but the bun looked ugly ><

Anyway, at least they tasted alright! ahaaa...

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Its Pancake Day!!

WOW! Its been SUCH a long time since I have blogged...but its pancake day! Pancakes are sooo easy to make and delicious to eat. And since it is pancake day today, I have used the excuse to make lots and LOTS of pancakes! And to decorate them, no worries!~ Just add a splash of lemon juice and kick in some sugar, that'll do the job for a traditional style pancake. Or if you like more fancy ones like me, spread some nutella on and sparkle it with some sprinkles.
How I just LOVE pancakes as it marks the sign of spring (:
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