Feb 29, 2016

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♥ Hot Cocoa Peanut Butter Mug Cake ♥


I'm sure you have come across cakes that are baked in oven, steamed over boiling water. Now I'm showing you how to microwave cake in just minutes. Imagine that! They are delicious!



I am always skeptical about if mug cake would turn out dry and nasty. Especially when there is no egg in the recipe. But no!


This mug cake is ooey gooey, as fudge as a moist brownie.


Top it off with a scoop of amazing cookies n creme ice cream, some cookie crumbs, and this delicious treat will certain "wow" your family! I'm planning to invest some beautiful mugs to do more of these mug cake recipes!
This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Chinelo at Good Cake Day.

This post is part of the weekly linky party I'm Lovin' It hosted by Cheryl at TidyMom.

Serve 1
You'll need:
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
3 tablespoons evaporated milk
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tsp water
1 tablespoon peanut butter

How to make hot cocoa peanut butter mug cake:
  1. In a microwave safe mug, add flour, coconut sugar, hot chocolate mix, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  2. Add milk, flavorless oil, water and peanut butter. Mix with the fork thoroughly.
  3. Place the mug in the microwave and cook on high for 1 minute and 10 seconds.
  4. Serve on top with your favourite ice cream and cookie crumbs!
With all my love <3

Feb 28, 2016

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♥ S'mores Dip ♥


Loaded with melted chocolate, gooey toasted marshmallows, S'mores dip is something to make at home when you are away from the campfire.



Definitely one of those stress-less, less messy and fast recipes to make in few minutes.



Use your favourite quality chocolate! Mix of milk, semi-sweet or even dark! Seriously, enjoy the dip!

This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Chinelo at Good Cake Day.


This post is part of the weekly linky party I'm Lovin' It hosted by Cheryl at TidyMom.

You'll need:
100g good quality semi-sweet chocolate
4-5 marshmallows, halved
Graham cracker or your favourite biscuits

How to make easy s'mores dip:
  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Add chocolate in the skillet and place in oven to melt.
  3. Remove carefully from oven and arrange marshmallows on top.
  4. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, until marshmallows are toasted and turned golden brown.
  5. Serve warm and dip with biscuits.
With all my love <3

Feb 22, 2016

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♥ Black Truffle & Ricotta Poached Egg Muffin ♥



A good morning starts with a good breakfast, or brunch if it's a weekend.
Having a slice or two of whole wheat English muffin at home, I have a handful of idea to make in mind. Sausage muffin? Egg Benedict? Oh wait! I have ricotta in the fridge.



A perfect poached egg is with a runny egg yolk and perfectly set egg white. See that?


I am sure everyone can make the perfect runny egg. It takes time to practice but believe it or not, it is actually very easy. Serve with a little black truffle paste, or maybe pesto, this should be a fulfilling brunch!

This post is linked to Cook and Celebrate: Chinese New Year 2016 organised by Yen from GoodyFoodies Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.

This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Chinelo at Good Cake Day.

Serve 1
You'll need:
Half slice whole wheat English muffin
1 tbsp ricotta cheese
1 egg
1 tsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp black truffle paste
Salt & pepper to taste

How to make black truffle and ricotta poached egg muffin:
  1. Boil a pot of water. Add 1 tsp white vinegar and let it boil. Meanwhile, crack an egg in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Carefully pour the egg into the boiling water, return to medium and let cook until egg white is set, around 5 minutes.
  3. Use a slotted spoon, remove the poached egg and let side on kitchen paper to drain well.
  4. Toast English muffin on both side. Spread ricotta cheese and season with salt and pepper. Place the poached egg and black truffle paste on top. Serve immediately.
With all my love <3

Feb 20, 2016

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♥ Sweet Potato Mochi Cake ♥



During the Chinese New Year, our family would make sweet potato soup with tang yuan (glutinous dumplings), sweet Teochew kueh with mungbean filling, coconut pudding and turnip cake. So what left behind are some sweet potato and mushy mung bean. 



I decide to use these ingredients and make a Chinese treat similar to my popular steamed pumpkin mochi. Instead, these are pan-fried and drizzled with osmanthus honey.


This Chinese treat is perfect in any occasion. And I assume healthy too because all the sweetness is coming from the sweet potatoes. You may adjust by adding more sugar, or I would suggest serving with honey syrup.

This post is linked to Cook and Celebrate: Chinese New Year 2016 organised by Yen from GoodyFoodies Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.

This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Chinelo at Good Cake Day.


This post is part of the weekly linky party I'm Lovin' It hosted by Cheryl at TidyMom.


This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Doreen from my little favourite DIY and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, hosted by Jess from Bakericious at this post.

You'll need:
3 medium size sweet potatoes
3 heaping tbsp glutinous rice flour
1 tbsp Natvia
1/2 cup mung bean filling
A little water, optional
Vegetable oil, for frying

How to make sweet potato mochi cake:
  1. Steam sweet potato over medium-high heat until soft. Discard the water and peel off the skin.
  2. In a large bowl, mash sweet potato with Natvia to sweeten. Add glutinous rice flour and knead into a dough. Add water if needed.
  3. Divide the dough into equal portion, around 5. Flatten each and spoon mung bean filling. Seal tightly and roll into flatten disc shape.
  4. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan. Place cakes spacing apart from each other. Cook over medium-high heat until lightly golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Serve hot with osmanthus honey.
With all my love <3

Feb 14, 2016

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♥ Honey Toast Box ♥


Sometimes called the brick toast, honey toast box is a dessert originated from Taiwan, which is found commonly at Taiwanese cafe and also Japanese cafe.



They are usually composed of thick cut toast with spread of butter and honey, top with sweet ornaments such as ice cream, whipped cream, fruits or even chocolate sticks.


Let's make a healthy homemade version. I have use salted butter and honey, because I like the sweet and salt combination; fresh strawberries and blueberries, but feel free to use blackberries; and completes with a scoop of delicious cookies & cream ice cream.

This post is linked to Cook and Celebrate: Chinese New Year 2016 organised by Yen from GoodyFoodies Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.

This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Chinelo at Good Cake Day.

This post is part of the weekly linky party I'm Lovin' It hosted by Cheryl at TidyMom.

Serve 4
You'll need:
4 slices of thick cut toast
1/4 cup salted butter, melted
1/4 cup honey
Berries of your choice
1 scoop of your favourite ice cream
Sweetened condensed milk, to serve

How to make honey toast box:
  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. Leave one slice of bread whole. Slice off the middle of the rest of the bread to get a total of 3 squares, leaving about 1/4 inch around the edges. Cut them into bread cubes.
  3. Melt butter in microwave. Brush the crusts and bread cube deliberately with melted butter and honey. Place them on prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile, rinse and drain the berries.
  5.  To assemble, transfer the uncut toast on the bottom. Place the crust on top following one another. Fill the inside with mini bread cubes and top with ice cream, decorate with berries and drizzle with sweetened condensed milk.
With all my love <3

Feb 11, 2016

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♥ Black Sesame Dumpling (Tang Yuan) ♥


Tang Yuan, aka glutinous rice dumpling, is a popular Chinese sweet during the Chinese New Year festival. It symbolizes togetherness and completeness of the family, which is also similarly served during the Mid Autumn Festival.



Nowadays, these dumplings often come in a variety of fillings such as red bean, peanut, egg custard or even green tea and purple sweet potato, but the most loved and common choices is black sesame filling.



When serve, it is delicious to go with a hot sweet soup. Hope this recipe can bring you sweet memories and loads of happiness.
*Adjust the sugar accordingly to see how sweet you want the filling to be. I used 2:1 ratio.

This post is linked to Cook and Celebrate: Chinese New Year 2016 organised by Yen from GoodyFoodies Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.

This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Chinelo at Good Cake Day.

This post is part of the weekly linky party I'm Lovin' It hosted by Cheryl at TidyMom.

You'll need:
2 tbsp black sesame powder
1 tbsp black sugar*
2 tsp natural peanut butter, such as this
1 tsp vegetable oil, to smoothen
50g glutinous rice flour
1/4 tsp wheat starch
5 tbsp water
To serve:
Water
Cane sugar

How to make black sesame dumpling (Tang Yuan):
  1. To make black sesame filling: In a bowl, combine black sesame powder, black sugar, peanut butter and vegetable, mix well until smooth.
  2. Divide equal parts and roll into balls. Cover with cling film and set aside.
  3. To make the glutinous rice dough: In a large bowl, mix glutinous rice flour, wheat starch and water. Keep kneading until the dough comes together into a small ball. Shape into a log.
  4. Take 1 heaping portion of the dough, flatten and wrap around 1 teaspoon sesame filling. Seal the edge and shape the balls gently.
  5. Bring a pot of water to boil and add cane sugar. When it melts and water comes to boil again, add the rice dumplings and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until they float to the surface.
  6. Serve hot.
With all my love <3

Feb 10, 2016

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♥ Sugarless Sweet Potato Pancake ♥



Happy Pancake Day! It was a Pancake Tuesday yesterday. To catch up the celebration, I wake up with a stack of lovely, fluffy pancakes.


See the drizzle of honey over that generous slab of butter. Please don't tell, it is indulging.


That fluffiness? Why?



The best part of these pancakes are the sweet potato. They add natural sweetness to them without any additional/artificial sugar. That little teaspoon of coconut extract also completes the outstanding flavor as I have made a healthier replacement with vegetable oil instead of melted butter, well.

This post is linked to Cook and Celebrate: Chinese New Year 2016 organised by Yen from GoodyFoodies Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.

This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Chinelo at Good Cake Day.


Adapted from Real Food Real Deals
Serves 2
You'll need:
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 medium sweet potato, mashed
2 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp coconut extract
Salted butter and honey, to serve

How to make sugarless sweet potato pancake:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together mashed sweet potato, eggs, vegetable oil and coconut extract. Add the dry ingredients and stir well. A few lumps is actually fine so do not overmix the batter.
  3. Place a griddle or non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Drop batter on it to make a 4 inch pancake. Once bubbles form, flip the pancake and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stack up 5-6 pancakes, serve with a slab of salted butter and honey or maple syrup.
With all my love <3

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