Sunday, January 17, 2010

Apple Crumble Pie

I had a couple of apples that has been left in the fridge for a little too long and it's no longer fresh & crisp to eat. Instead of throwing them away, I decided to make them into apple pie. I was toooo lazy to look up any recipe & measure the ingredients properly. I just used my intuition and threw the ingredients together. It turned out not bad. Hubby liked it much. Next time must serve it with vanilla ice cream. =)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Floss Buns...Take 2

I just can't resist making these again. This time I rolled them up so that I can cram more mayo & floss into the buns. Kekeke...I'm just so greedy. =p

Fat & fluffy buns waiting to go into the oven.

The final product fresh & hot from the oven...irresistible!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Apple Lemon Yogurt Cake

Apple Lemon Yogurt Cake...sounds like a mouthful doesn't it? The original recipe comes without the "apple". I added apples coz I had some in the fridge & I thought it makes a great combination. And?? It tasted fabulous! The apples adds texture & tartness to the very light & fragrant cake. Very nice! Great for afternoon tea. =)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Floss Buns

I was so excited when I came across this recipe, I knew I had to try it right away! It's fat cheeks favourite after all. I just had to make it for her =). What's making me so excited? The recipe for the transparent mayo on the floss buns very similar to Bread Talk's!!! I've tried making floss bun with the normal mayo that can be purchased from supermarkets, but it just didn't taste as nice. This mayo is the real mccoy! What's surprising is that the ingredients is really simple & it's actually mostly sugar! Thank you Mrs Kwok for sharing this transparent mayo recipe.

Ingredients A:
- 100g sugar
- 5g salt
- 50g butter
- 450g water

Ingredients B:
- 200g sugar
- 50g corn starch
- 200ml water

- Combine A & cook over low heat stiring constantly
- when it starts to boil, combine B into A, continue to cook over low heat
- keep stiring as mixture thickens & turns transparent
- cool before use
(Note: when cooled competely, seems it will harden a bit. Just warm up over hot water to turn back into spreadable consistency)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Chocolate Chip Orange Cheesecake

Happy 2010 everyone! It's a new year, new start, new goals. It's scary how time flies. In an blink of an eye, I've stayed home for half a year now. Time to sit down & reflect on the past year and plan what I want to do.

We had a gathering on new year's eve at a friends place and I made Chocolate Chip Cheesecake. I'm glad it was well received, I like it very much myself. Rich cream cheese with a hint of orange over crunchy oreo crust & smatterings of chocolate chips. Yumz.

Here's what I did:

(makes an 9" cake)

- 11/2 cup oreo cookies, finely crushed
- 2 tbsp butter, melted

- 2 packets of cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla essence
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- zest of 1 orange
- 2 tbsp of orange juice
- 1 cup chocolate chip

- Mix melted butter into crushed cookies & spread on top of 9" cake pan
- Cream cheese, sugar well then add eggs & flour, continue to cream
- Add milk & sour cream, orange juice & zest, cream till well incorporated
- Pour over crust, sprinkle choco chips over the top
- bake in water bath at 160deg c for 50 to 60 mins
- cool in oven with door slightly opened for another hour
- chill in fridge for at least 4 hrs or overnight
- serve chilled