Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Piped Butter Cookies

I'm so indecisive about what to bake for Princess class Children Day celebration. Too much thought and idea in mind. Finally, son helped me to settle down with the butter cookies. So both of them will share my baked and bring them to school. This used to be our family favorite and I have not been making it for a long long time. I find it too troublesome piping and I made a mess. This time round i have overcome and make better progress with the piping. Here's the changes ... 1) do away with the nozzle lock 2) bigger piping bag. Finally bye bye messy !

My Modified version of Betty Saw's Cookies Galore

250g butter
90g icing sugar
270g plain flour
2 tsp vanilla essence

  1. Cream butter in mixer till fluffy. Sift icing sugar over butter, followed by flour and mix well. Finally mix in vanilla essence
  2. Pipe batter into circular shapes onto lined baking trays
  3. Bake at 180c for 12 - 15 mins or till cookies are lightly golden brown
Princess all dress for her school Children Day Party

Monday, September 28, 2009

Easy Cheese but not so easy to squeeze

I got this interesting bottle of cheese last Saturday from City Square NTUC. Kraft Easy Cheese - Chedder flavour S$6.50 no fridge to keep fresh. In fact it took me 1 whole day to figure out how to squeeze out the cheese...

This is how you should squeeze out the cheese, just bend the white tip alittle.
Presenting you today kiddos lunchbox...
Big lunchbox for Prince, consists of :-
* Easy cheese & ham sandwich
* 蒸鸡蛋糕.
* Korean grapes

Pinky lunchbox for Princess, consists ...
* Happy face 蒸鸡蛋糕 (M & M for the eyes)
* 乖乖玉米棒 (my childhood delight)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Birthday Celebration

I'm really touched by the act of colleagues this morning. I got birthday song & cake from the Kampong & Lor AP folks.

Thanks Ladies, I appreciate for all your kind well wishes and thoughts.

An special agar agar cake from Shirley (Thanks deary for the late night baking)

Hey ! I just had a change in number. Still young at heart and always.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Korean Dishes for Dinner

Tonight we're blowing the wind of 韩流, the dinner theme is Korean Food.

Last week been to Chinatown Point - Korean Food Fair and bought the following :-

1) Stir fried Chicken Glass noodle S$4
2) Ginseng Chicken Soup S$13
Menu for tonight is mainly Instant made meal, except korean-pan-fried-prawn-cake from Food Cafe which i made half the portion.
1) DIY pan fried prawn cake
2) Tasty Glass noodle (Good choice), just stir fry over a non stick pan. Very simple & easy.3) Unbeliveable Ginseng Chicken Soup, cos it consist 1 whole chicken (mini one) with glutinous rice. It only take 8 mins to microwave it.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Butter Cake II

For the past few day i discovered there's nothing much & exciting stock up at home to snack about. So i decided to make some butter cake. This time trying the new method from Mrs Leong and i had the recipe modified.
250g butter (melted)
5 eggs (yolk & white separated)
180g castor sugar
200g self raising flour (sifted)
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 tbsp condensed milk
1 tsp chocolate paste (optional-marble cake effect)

  1. Put egg white, sugar in a big bowl beat to thick, lightly beat the yolk and add into the egg white. Continue to beat till creamy.
  2. In another bowl mix butter and condensed milk, using a egg beater for about 5 mins and add in vanilla essence.
  3. Add in a cup of egg mixture, follow by flour, mix well. Lastly add in all the egg mixture & butter mixture. Mix well.
  4. Pour into a greased pan and bake at 180c for 10 mins. Lower the temperature to 140c for another 45-50 mins or till the skewer come out clean.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Healthy & yet Not so Lunchbox

Wandering what kind of title is this .... Healthy & yet not so .... Don't get cheated by the yellow colour item. It's not corn but ... corn cracker.

Today prince lunch box is blowing the 哈日- 日本风. Generally it seems healthy and bright nice colour.
It's consists of :-
  • Seaweed crab meat mayo rice sushi
  • Crab meat Cheese bread roll
  • Edamame
  • Corn cracker
Presenting you Princess lunchbox for today ...

Chocolate Chips Cookies & Nutella & Butter Sushi Roll

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies II

Since Sunday night princess has been pestering me to bake chocolate cookies for her. She even asked me to make it yesterday early morning before she wakes up, so that she could bring to school. After some negotiation, she's fine to bring Quiche to school instead for yesterday.

So... keeping up to her request. This morning I've decided to try new chocolate chip cookies recipe adopted from Florence Tan-Biscuit Code.
Here's the already halve portion of the original recipe with some sugar reduced & walnut omitted ...

90g plain flour (sifted)
1/2 tsp baking powder (sifted)
70g butter (+10g for better taste)
30g sugar
1/2 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
55g chocolate chips

  1. Cream butter with sugar till fluffy. Add egg and vanilla essence, continue beating. Fold in sifted flour and powder.
  2. Mix in chocolate chips and walnuts (i've omitted the walnuts)
  3. Drop dough with a teaspoon on a greased baking tray
  4. Bake at 180c for 15 - 20 mins (i baked for 12mins, as every oven varies)

Mini Burger lunchbox

Yesterday was the 1st day of school after a week break for the kids. Here's what Prince had for his lunchbox.
It's consists of :-
  • Soya Bean - Edamame
  • Steamed Japanese Red Potatoes - Satsuma imo
  • Mini Burger (SCS Butter roll + chicken patties + a cheese slice)

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Finally i went to ntuc to get my HK flour and happy that i could continue to bake my favourite 蒸鸡蛋糕. I'm using my previous post traditional sponge cake and the only different i make was using my new steamer and sprinkle sugar on top the sponge cake to create a smiling 发.
I did a sugar sprinkle on only 1 蒸鸡蛋糕 and it really did 发

Ma Lai Ko 马拉糕

Actually i wanted to make my favourite 鸡蛋糕, than realised that I don't have enough HK flour. So result to my next on list ... 马拉糕
This is really really easy to do and sure is a keeper.

Ingredients (for 7 small cuppies)
100g Plain Flour
50g castor sugar
1 egg
70g water
5g baking powder

  1. In medium bowl, beat the egg until foamy
  2. Add sugar and water and mix well, until sugar dissolved
  3. In a separate bowl sieve flour & baking powder
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredient bowl, mix well
  5. Line paper cups on small bowl and pour in the batter
  6. Steam the cakes for 15mins or until the skewer come out clean

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cinnamon French Toast

1 cup milk
1 egg
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
a pinch of salt

4 slices of French loaf
butter for pan fry
icing sugar for dusting (optional)


  1. Mix ingredient A together
  2. Dip bread into the mixture
  3. Pan fry till golden brown

Serving Ideal

  • Golden syrup
  • Strawberry, grapes etc....

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Chewy Chocolate Chips Cookies

This is my fastest bake, everything up and done for the 1st batch of cookies. (what an record breaking)Only at 5am i realised that on Monday prince requested me to bake some cookies for his PE teacher, so he could bring to school today and give it to him. Thankfully today prince breakfast and lunchbox are easy. Immediately I dash off to prepare the ingredients.... melt the butter and started mixing. By 5.30am cookies headed straight into the oven and cookies are baked in 12mins using my toaster oven instead (no need to preheat-save time). Zoom sent it to cool with the aid of fan. While prince take his breakfast, I packed the cookies and 5.55am we're out of the house. As I'm writing now, my final batch of cookies are done. Phew !!!! what a morning.

2 cups plain flour } sieved together
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda }

150g butter (softened)
1cup light brown sugar } find abit sweet, should reduce the amt
1/2cup castor sugar } find abit sweet, should reduce the amt
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg
1 egg yolk

1 1/2 cups Semi-sweet chocolate chips & white chocolate chips

  1. Mix butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl
  2. Add eggs and vanilla essence
  3. Once the mixture are well blend, add in flour (A) and chocolate chips
  4. Make into a dough by scooping out with the help of a spoon
  5. Spread out the unbaked cookies on the tray, as it'll expand during the bake
  6. Baked for 15 - 18 mins at 165c (i rotate the tray in between the baked to ensure the cookies are even in colour)