Saturday, August 1, 2015

Happy Nurses' Day !

Time really flies, it's Nurses' Day again!
2015 marks my 16 years in this profession. Yes, I did encounter rough times over the years, but I'm still loving my job & have no regrets choosing this career. 
Happy Nurses' Day to my nursing friends/ex-students/ex-colleagues & nurses all over the world. Nurses unite!

 
 Now, let's have some sweet cupcakes to celebrate our Nurses' Day *^_^*
 
Devil's Food Cupcakes
(recipe adapted from Anncoo Journal)

Ingredients: 
25g unsweetened cocoa powder 
30g dark chocolate, chopped to pieces 
1/4 cup boiling water
1/4 cup chocolate milk 
75g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
60g brown sugar
45g oil
50g sugar 
1 egg
1/2 tsp rum
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Frosting
90g semi sweet chocolate 60%, chopped to pieces 
1 tbsp whipping cream 
15g butter 
1/4 cup natural yogurt
1 tsp rum

10g icing sugar 

*Stir chocolate & butter in a medium bowl over simmering water until melted & smooth. Remove from water & whisk in yogurt & rum, then icing sugar. 
Let stand until thick to spread or put in the fridge

Methods:  
1. Combine cocoa powder & chopped chocolate together. Pour boiling water over it & whisk till smooth. Whisk in the chocolate milk.
  
2. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda & salt together. Set aside.

3. Using electric mixer, beat brown sugar, oil, sugar, egg & rum until light & creamy. Beat in the flour mixture, alternating with chocolate mixture in additions. Stir in chocolate chips.

4. Scoop batter evenly among cupcake liners. Bake in a preheated oven @ 160C for 20mins. 

5. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting & decorate as desired.

I’m submitting this to Bake-Along #83 : Devil’s Food Cupcakes hosted by:
Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Joyce from Kitchen Flavours & Lena from Her Frozen Wings 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Reese's Peanut Butter Centered Cupcakes


Reese's Peanut Butter Centered Cupcakes
(recipe adapted & modify slightly from Fong's Kitchen)

Ingredients: 
140g Liv unsalted butter 
100g sugar 
2 eggs
50g milk
1 Tbsp rum
200g plain flour + 2 tsp baking powder
Reese's peanut butter milk chocolate, cut into quarters
Reese's peanut butter chips

Method:
1. Cream butter & sugar together till pale light & fluffy.
2. Add in eggs, one at a time & beat for another minute.  Mix in milk & rum.
3. Add in the sifted flour mixture & mix well to combine.
4. Divide batter into cupcake liners, put a quarter of peanut butter milk chocolate & sprinkle with chips. Bake in a preheated oven @ 160C for 20mins. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Easy Black Sesame Paste 簡易芝麻糊

 

Easy Black Sesame Paste 簡易芝麻 

Ingredients: 
40g rice 
4 cups water
8 Tbsp black sesame powder
2 Tbsp sugar
1.5 Tbsp cornflour + 2 Tbsp water

Method:
1. Rinse the rice & drain the water. Then soak rice in water just enough to cover it overnight.

2. Drain the water from the rice. Blend rice & sesame powder with 4 cups of water till smooth.

3. Strain the sesame mixture into a pan.

4. Bring the sesame mixture to a boil & add in sugar. Cook on low heat for 15mins.
 

5. Drizzle in corn flour mixture & keep stirring the sesame mixture. It will get thicken.
 

6. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Monday, July 20, 2015

奧利奧吐司


Oreo Loaf 奧利奧吐司 

Ingredients:
300g bread flour
1/2 tsp yeast
150g milk
20g Liv salted butter 

100g oreo, crushed

*Direct method
*Refer here for shaping 
 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Banana Cupcake

 
Banana Cupcake
(Recipe adapted & modify slightly from Vivian Pang's Kitchen)

Ingredients:
(A)  
110g Liv unsalted butter
80g sugar

2 eggs
1 tsp rum

200g mashed banana

(B)
160g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

30ml milk
 

Method:  
1. Cream butter & sugar till light & creamy. Slowly add in egg & rum. Beat till well combine.  
2. Add in mashed banana & mix well.  
3. Fold in sifted flour in 2 batches alternate with milk.
4. Fill the batter into lined muffin cups.

5. Bake in preheated oven @ 160C for 20mins.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Chestnut Chiffon


Chestnut Chiffon 
(recipe adapted & modify slightly fr Honey Bee Sweet)   

Ingredients
Egg yolk mixture
4 egg yolks
110ml water + 1 Tbsp Nutella + 150g chestnuts (blend together)
60ml vegetable oil  
40g dessicated coconut

100g plain flour
 
Egg white mixture  

4 egg whites  
80g caster sugar 

Method: 
1. In a large mixing bowl, add yolks, chestnut puree & oil. Add in sifted flour & dessicated coconut. Mix well till combined.
2. In a separate mixing bowl, beat whites till foamy. Gradually add in sugar & beat till stiff peaks.
3. Mix (2) into (1). 
4. Pour cake batter into tube pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 160C for 40mins.
 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Chocolate Cinnamon Chips Muffins

 

Ingredients

125g Liv unsalted butter
80g sugar
120g eggs
125g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
50g yoghurt
1 tbsp Cointreau
2 Tbsp Cocoa powder 
Cinnamon Chips 

Method:

1. Cream butter & sugar till light & fluffy. Add in eggs slowly & beat until combined.
2. Sieve in flour, cocoa powder & baking powder, alternating with yoghurt & Cointreau.
3. Scoop batter into cupcake liners. Top with cinnamon chips.
4. Bake in a preheated oven @180C for 15mins.