Thursday, November 30, 2006

Huat-Kueh aka Fa-Gao

Thanks esther for sharing the link to the recipe. As what she said, simply EASY! You just need to mix all the ingredients and pour into paper cups and steam. VIOLA! you get soft and yummy home-made Huat Kueh!

Recipe taken from our local chinese DJ, Fenying's blog.

I have posted her recipe here for your easy ref.

Fa Gao

Original Version:
250g sifted Self-raising flour
200g Brown sugar
220g Coconut Milk (½coconut, mixed with 100g water, Squeezed out coconut milk)

My Modified Version:
250g sifted Self-raising flour
170g Dark Brown sugar*
250g Fresh Packed Coconut Milk* (you can get it from NTUC or supermarkets)

1. Mix Self-raising flour & Dark Brown sugar into a mixing bowl.
2. Add in Coconut milk and mix until well-combined.
3. Line aluminum cup with paper cup .
4. Pour batter into cup till 90% full, steam with high heat for 15 minutes.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Kek Lapis

Is really tedious to make this lapis cake... now I know why the bakery is charging so ex for this cake. Let me recall... i started at abt 12pm and finished by abt 4pm. The time spent is scooping the batter into the cake tin layer by layer and keeping a close watch over the oven. This is quite similar to making nine-layered kueh but this lapis cake has got a big pot of batter, meaning more layers.. abt 20 layers I used a round cake tin for my lapis cake as my square tins are of the bigger sizes.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Oreo Butter Cake

Oreo Butter Cake's recipe was shared by Angie, a forum pal. Thanks for sharing, Angie.

I did this for dss's tea-break yesterday and shared them with my parents and friends. I realised that using yogurt as one of the ingredients in a cake recipe results in a soft and moist texture which I like it very much.

Japanese Curry Chicken Rice

We had Japanese Curry Chicken Rice for our lunch yesterday. I used the Jap curry mix bought from Meidi-ya Jap supermart at Liang Court. Is so easy to cook. I just need to follow the instructions on the box. I cooked a big pot and brought some for my parents in the evening to share with them. All family members loved it very much.

Steamed Nine-Layers Lapis

This recipe was shared by Lee Lee. Thanks Lee. Joyce and Karen made this too and they inspired me to try it out myself. This really needs some Patience, steaming layer by layer. I did 2 layers of white at the bottom and the remaining 7 layers in different colors. I used to buy from Bengawan Solo as this is one of ds's favourite kueh but not anymore now. It was so yummy that all were gone the next day. I used a 9" square tray and this yields abt 30 slices.

Dss had it for supper, breakfast and tea-break. I love eating it by peeling layer by layer and roll up into little swissroll!

Recipe here:

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Crabby for Supper

This was done quite sometimes ago. Steamed some crabs for Dh for his supper, being his off day that day. Well, he personally prefers steaming method whereby I prefer chilli and pepper crabs instead. I love dipping the fried 'man-tou' into the chilli crabby sauce.... yum yum...


Baked Zu's Chocolate Cheesecake as one pkt of my cream cheese gonna expires soon. The cake was shared among my dss, nieces and nephews. The children simply love it very much.

Thanks Zu for sharing her recipe!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Crispy Bread Hand-Rolls

Is just so simple to make this and it taste delicious too! Accidentally saw the making of this deep fried bread thingy on tv. It was already half way thru the show and probably I have missed out the part whereby the chef showed how he did the fillings. So, I have to do the fillings my way *lol* My forum pal, Karen, told me this is one of the Imperial Palace Cuisine in China. Waa.. didn't know that!

Saturday, November 11, 2006


Make some Mango Swissrolls this morning on dss request. Again, using Aunty Yochana's sugar roll recipe. I just need to add some mango cubes to the cream. Viola! Here is my mango swissroll!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Banana Cupcake / Banana Walnut Cake

Attempted Aunty Yochana's Banana Cake recipe. For the bigger cake, I added some roasted walnuts. As I have ran out of cake flour, I used top flour instead. The texture is very soft and it still taste very good even after few days. This recipe is definitely a keeper for me.

Thanks Yochana for sharing!

Recipe here:


Just sharing agar agar that I have made for a family luncheon over last weekend.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Dressing-up Muffins

As usual, family meet up once a month... 3 of nieces wanted to learn some simple baking from me and we made some chocolate chip muffins together. They did the decoration all by themselves! It was really fun and I hope that they enjoyed their baking session!

Thanks Peony, a forum pal for sharing her recipe!

Before decoration, simple but yet yummy chocolate chip muffins!

Dressing up the muffins so beautifully....Well done, Yee Ling, Germaine & Fiona!

Recipe here:

My nieces at work :,ren%3as,1%3af,0

Vanilla and Chocolate Swiss Rolls..

was so excited and enger to give this a try after Lee Lee has given very good comments on the Swiss Roll. Finally, I made this! Thanks Lee for her generous advice and tips.

Thanks Aunty Yochana for her recipe on Swiss Roll. I love the texture, very soft... My first bake using my newly bought Kenwood Mixer finally after sitting in my cupboard for so long.... First roll (vanilla flavour) was perfectly done but for my chocolate swiss roll, probably I rolled it too hard that the side cracked a little.

My Vanilla Swiss Roll

before coating with sugar....

after coating with sugar...

My Chocolate Swiss Roll

Recipe here:

Steamed Egg Sponge Cake

Attempted Cecily's recipe finally. A thumbs-up for this! Dh and family members love it very much. The texture is very soft and fluffy, taste even better with some raisins. Thanks Cecily for this wonderful recipe, will be making it very often.

Recipe here: