November 12, 2014

No-machine Vanilla Ice Cream

I can safely say vanilla is the most universally accepted ice-cream flavor. Notice how pies, crumbles, brownies are always paired with vanilla flavored ice-cream? I rest my case. From my chocolate ice-cream post last month, there were requests for a no-machine recipe. So as promised, here is one using only 3 ingredients! The result of this product is smooth and creamy, giving the machine-churned ice cream a run for their money.
November 7, 2014

Super Moist Banana Cake

What’s the difference between banana bread and cake? They are almost similar except a subtle difference in the taste and texture. Banana bread is not as sweet as banana cake and has a heavier and drier texture. Banana cake, being a cake, embraces the full sweetness of a dessert (of course, you could adjust the sugar level) and is generally lighter and moist...
October 31, 2014

Halloween Edition: Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

I can’t remember when the last time I celebrated Halloween was. Wait...I remember - 2009 Halloween Horrors @ Night Safari. Both daughter and I were dressed up as a pirate and fairy respectively. Haha, not that crazy but at least we bothered to. Now that she’s in her teens, the last thing she would want is to hang out with her mom. Oh well, I’ve been through that stage...
October 29, 2014

Homemade Ferrero Rocher

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October 27, 2014

Lemon Squares

Robertson’s lemon curd. Does it ring a bell to anyone? It was certainly one of my childhood favorite jam spread (the other is Marmite – I know, I know, some of you are going “ewww”). Sadly, I can’t find the lemon curd here anymore. I still remember collecting all those golliwog batches that we redeemed by peeling off the tokens from the jar labels. I must’ve been about 8 years old? Too long to even remember...
October 22, 2014

Vanilla Sponge Cake

On a scale from 1 to 10, I think the level of difficulty to making a perfect sponge cake is 6/7 (ugh, I can’t decide). Now, don’t confuse this with Chiffon cake. Like its name, Sponge cake has a firm yet aerated texture, similar to a sea sponge, while a Chiffon cake is a very light cake and usually vegetable oil is used instead of butter. You’ll also need a tube pan to make a successful Chiffon cake. Anyhow, that’s another story. Let’s go back to sponge...
October 17, 2014

Homemade Churros

My daughter loves her churros. Whenever we visit Universal Studios Singapore, it is a must-have snack for her. They must be at least 12 inches long? I have fond memory of us queuing at the churros counter, waiting patiently for the staff to fry up those floury babies and rolling them around in a deep tray of sugar-cinnamon mixture. Daughter and I would huddle together and devour the stick of churros efficiently. Ahh…sinfully good memories...
October 13, 2014

Easy Key Lime Pie

As promised, here is my take on the key lime pie recipe. That being said, I'm not using key lime as they mainly grown in Florida, US. I haven't seen any in Singapore. I'm using large Thai limes, which can be found in major supermarkets here. You can also use the medium or small limes but that means you have to spend more time squeezing the juice. This is really an all-American dessert, using lime juice, condensed milk and egg yolks. Sorry health fanatics, you may just want to exit this page now. I've also replaced the graham crackers for the crust with digestive biscuits.
October 8, 2014

BNF “Emergency” Chocolate Mug Cake

Some of you might have seen my molten chocolate lava cake recipe a few weeks ago. I've received many positive feedbacks on how their cakes are finally flowing. Two thumbs-up if you are one of them! But alas, I realized not everyone has an oven readily available (i.e my sis) and what happens if you have the sudden urge to have some chocolate cake?? So, I've done some extensive research on substitute for ovens and guess what, the next best baking tool is microwave! Yeah, I'm actually not a big fan of using microwave, it's just not me. I'm more of an oven person (haha, if that makes any sense). But trust me, this recipe works so beautifully using the microwave and best of all, you will be able to savor your mug cake in less than 2 minutes! Although there is no "molten" effect, the end product is moist, gooey and oh-so-mmm. I've given an upgrade to the original recipe by adding in 2 of BNF secret ingredients*!