Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Easy & no Fail - Artisan No Knead Bread

If you ask me if bread is hard to make, I would definitely say yes. As for majority of bread will need lot of kneading time and raising time, it just seem so much effort to make you own bread at home while you can get it easily from supermarket. However, this is not always the case, there are one type of bread that not require to knead until you have really strong bicep muscle nor no need to set a timer to check whether it raise double in size. Today I am going to show you how to make this incredibly easy to make Artisan No Knead Bread.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Authentic Shanghai Wonton 正宗上海雲吞 with Step by Step photo & Video

Hope everyone had a Happy Easter Holiday, well I spend most of my holiday staying home and study because I have 2 exam coming end of this month and not it time to procrastinate (I know it’s bad.). Although I cannot go out to enjoy this holiday but I’m very happy that I finally got my first stand mixer at home, even though I really have no time to make any use of it yet. Well if you ask what else have I done besides studying the whole time, it probably eating at home and enjoys some family bonding time.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Red Wine Poached Pear Sorbet with Balsamic Reduction

On my last recipe, I made some Red Wine Poached Pear, which is simple and easy to make. So I was thinking what else can I make base on that and it came up to my mind that  my last sorbet recipe got quite a lot compliment from my mum. So why not try to combine the sorbet with red wine poached pears. In this case, I don’t need to waste the red wine sauce, which I use to poach the pear. Since I have OCD on not wasting any food, as I do not like the idea of wasting food at all. Especially in baking, lot of the time, we probably only need just one particular ingredient such as egg white for macaron, so I always try to use up all the left over ingredients and end up keep baking all the time.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Easy Simple Red Wine Poached Pear

The first time I tried Red wine poached Pear, I thought it must be a complicate dessert to make which make the pear has this beautiful deep red colour. However never let your eye fool you, it actually one of the easiest dessert I have ever made and also one of the most fancy and elegant dish. It is unbelievably easy and simple that you cannot believe it so why pay so much to have it in fancy restaurant while you can make your own red wine poached pear at home.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Easter Idea - My Little Secret Carrot Garden (Carrot Walnut Cake)

This is my second last Easter Idea series, hopefully I can finish my last one before actual Easter come in. It has been a busy week for me at work and personally as my exam date is getting closer and closer, it is not easy to work and study at the same time while still updating my blog in a regular basis but I love baking so it actually more like a distress activity for me. Alright back to my Easter special edition, for my last two recipe Yoghurt Panna Cotta in Easter Egg and HotCross Bun, I’m really happy that I got a lot of compliment on it as both recipe. I’m trying my best to bring out the festival atmosphere here, and the only thing I haven’t explore for Easter is Bunny, so I’m going to grow a carrots Garden for the Easter Bunny.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Mon Petit Déjeuner - Minty Mango Coconut Smoothie

It kind of become my routine for every Sunday Morning that I will have a smoothie for breakfast, guess it is like a detox drink for me to get ready for the new week. I’m very picky on my drink, as I quite soft drink long time ago because it has too much sugar and chemical such as preservation or colouring in it which is proved not good for your health, especially for women while we pay so much for skincare and facial but seriously what we eat is most important to have good skin. So water and fresh fruit juice had become my everyday drink for the past 10 years. 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

日本大好き - Japanese Honey Cake カステラ

It about 2 months ago when I first start blogging, I made Japanese Honey cake which is also named as カステラKasutera for my first blog. I’m sure I had express enough my passion about Japanese cuisine with my previous post Warabi Mochi, and all of sudden I just craving so much of my favorite Japanese Honey Cake. Kasutera or Japanese Honey cake is very popular in Japan, as my previous blog post said they even have store are famous on just selling one type of cake.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

日本大好き - Warabi Mochi (蕨餅)

Last Sunday I brought my parent to try the Ippudo Ramen at Westfield which was delicious and yet fatty (most fatty food is yum). And which remind me of my previous holiday in Japan. So later the night, I was craving for something glutinous sweet but don’t want to get fat from eating late at night. So I made this guilt free confectionary which very popular in Kansai area of Japan during Summer time. Also one of my must eat food whenever I travel to Japan.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Light n Refresh - Kiwi & Lime Sorbet

Few days ago, I was flipping through a bunch of paper and book and try to organise it a little. Then I saw one of the recipe magazines I got from supermarket about Christmas dish and saw a recipe of making sorbet, surprisingly it was pretty easy, no need fancy Ice cream maker or stir every 2-3 hours. So I decide to give it a go and use the kiwi that we’ve got few days ago and now is little ripe which is perfect for sorbet.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Easter Idea - Brown Sugar Cranberry Hot Cross Bun

Happy April Fool everyone. Hope you didn’t any heart attack joke. Easter is now officially 3 weeks to go which mean another holiday/ celebration time. Unfortunately I will need to dig my head into my book and study for exam at the end of April (at least I have more time to study while everyone going out for holiday). But that’s fine; I can still have my own mini Easter party with my family by having a huge Easter feast with my family.

Since the last Easter Idea of Yoghurt Panna Cotta in Easter chocolate Egg, I’m going to show you another popular Easter food which you can easily find in store or bakery - Hot Cross Bun. My dad use to get them when I was young but back then I didn’t appreciate the flavour of cinnamon and sultana as much and so do my mum. So I did a different version by substitute cinnamon and sultana with brown sugar and cranberry. I love the taste of brown sugar more than caster sugar as it has some slightly cane sugar aroma and also make the taste has more layers. And Cranberry has been quiet a popular dried  fruit in the past few years, I like it not as sweet as sultana and has a little bit sour taste as well.