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Blueberry orange muffins

  “Didn’t you post a blueberry muffin recipe before?” asked my hubby when he saw me editing the photos for this post. I replied “They are not the same, my dear. Both use different ingredients and different methods. I know it’s not the blueberry season now but I just can’t wait till the next season to share this recipe with my readers. Isn’t it your favourite? ”. “Yes, in fact, it’s...

Banana walnut cake

If you have been following my blog, you will notice that I have not used nuts in all my previous baking and cooking posts, with the exception of “how to roast cashew nuts”. The reason is that my son was not ready to consume nuts. In one instance one and a half year ago, he developed asthmatic cough after eating a small slice of pancake with grounded peanuts filling. His conditions worsened...

How to line a cake tin

Recently, a close friend of mine asked me how I line a cake tin. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a million words. That gave me the idea of doing this tutorial post to share it with more people who are new in baking. These steps are neither new nor are any fancy tips, but just basic knowledge which I picked up from the cookbooks. So next time if you come across “grease the baking tin and line it with...

Basic butter cake

  Butter cake is the first cake I learnt to bake during my high school years. It was also the easiest and fastest cake to bake that I know of at that time. I still remember that I would wait till my mother took her afternoon nap to do the baking as it was the best time to “invade” her kitchen. By the time she woke up, there would be no traces of mess I created and the cake was already inside the...

Banana muffins

  Quite often I heard from some mommies that they always run out of ideas when it comes to preparing teatime snacks for their preschoolers. I consider myself lucky as my son’s kindergarten provides teatime snacks. So far, he hasn’t complaint anything about the snack served in school. When I “interviewed” him on his preference between mommy’s cooking and school lady’s cooking, he cheerfully...

Homemade pineapple rolls (pineapple tarts)

  Come every Lunar New Year, you will find pineapple rolls/tarts being sold like hot cakes here in Singapore and Malaysia. It ranks top in the list of popular baked pastries among Malaysian and Singaporean Chinese celebrating this festive season. While they come in many variations (and ranges in taste, texture, and sweetness), we can simply place them into either the open, closed or rolled types. The...

Lemon cheesecake (non-baked)

  “Do you know you can make a cheesecake without having to bake one? And, you don’t need to use an electrical mixer too!” said J.   “What? No oven? No electrical mixer? Are you sure?” said F4T.   This was my first re-action when J (an ex-colleague) shared her non-baked lemon cheesecake (a.k.a. icebox cheesecake) with me many years ago. As a person with zero knowledge in baking at the...

Triple chocolate brownies – a gift from someone special

Early one morning, FEDEX delivered a parcel to my doorsteps. It was a box of triple chocolate brownies from someone special in London. They looked so delicious and inviting! Who can resist this sinful indulgence, especially when it comes to triple chocolate? Without a second thought, I quickly took one and put it into my mouth to savour. It was sooOOOoo delicious, moist, velvety…….. the best I had eaten...

Oatmeal banana raisin muffins

  My son loves oats to bits. He can polish up a whole bowl of oatmeal breakfast that his dad often made for him during weekends. I, unlike him, dislike oats, and will only eat oats in muesli breakfast cereal. Whenever I see oatmeal, it reminds me of the oatmeal I ate when I was sick during childhood. And, this perception has stuck deep into my memory and was tough to erase. That was until recently…….   I...

How to make muffins

  I have been baking muffins for couple of months. Throughout this trial and error period, I learnt 2 important tips in making muffins which I like to share with you in this post. For those who are first timer at making muffins or those whose muffins are still turning out to be less than (or like mine initially, far from) perfect, the following tips will definitely come in handy in your next attempt.   A)...
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