It was a hectic weekend. As an avid fan of Hong Kong drama serials, I was over the causeway on Saturday to replenish my collection. In all, I came back with six sets of the latest HK dramas ! And of course they are the original version ! Even then, it is selling at around 30% of the price that you can find here. These are definitely going to burn out much of my popcorn chilling time.
Sunday was another busy day. Trying to find time to squeeze in the baking schedule. Ran errands in the morning. Wanted to utilise the 50% voucher from Golden Village for the birthday month but realise it is only allowed for “No free listing” movies, which most were done with. Since I was already there, I made do with the payment of tickets for movie “127 hours”. The movie was….. ( I am not doing a movie review here, so watch it to find out ! Heeeheee… )
Home to prepare dinner, continue the dramas, and of course not forgetting to bake something ! Even though V-Day is over, it is a heart-shaped chiffon cake, in an appealing rainbow style. I was juggling between the drama serial and the cake, and keeping my dog away from the unmolded cake while I grab some shots. Do pardon the poorly-taken pictures as I was doing everything on the coffee table in the bedroom, just right in front of the TV, so that I can multi-task all ! Haha !
Here’s the final product finally ! Actually I guess chiffon cake doesn’t need much decoration, but I find it quite plain, so I dusted some coloured icing sugar over it and sprinkled with some heart shaped decor. Because it’s heart shaped, it is in line with Aspiring Bakers’ theme this month !
The rainbow is within the cake, although it’s just 4 colours…
I think I have overdosed the pink coloring as the colour turns out to be soooo intense. And to me, it looks pretty fake. Also, to ensure that the coloring was eventually distributed, I had done more folding than usual chiffon cake and as a result, more air was deflated during the process, so that probably explains why some of the colors did not rise up as high.
The overall texture was good. Very soft and tender ! Not drying at all. And because I have used pandan paste for the green coloring, lemon paste for the yellow, chocolate powder for the brown, and just rose pink coloring for the pink, the overall taste was a tad of everything. Surprisingly and refreshingly good !
Recipe adapted from [Chiffon Cake is Done] by Kelvin Chai
Egg Yolk Batter 6 egg yolks 4 tbsp cooking oil 60ml milk 50g caster sugar 1 tsp chocolate powder few drops of pink coloring few drops of yellow coloring few drops of green coloring 110g self-raising flour
Egg White Foam 6 egg whites 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 100g caster sugar
1. To make egg yolk batter, combine egg yolks, oil, milk and sugar in a mixing bowl. Fold in flour until forms batter.
2. Divide the egg yolk batter into 4 portions and add in each coloring.
3. To make egg white foam, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until mixture forms soft peaks. Gradually add in sugar, beating at high speed until frothy and stiff peaks form.
4. Divide the egg white foam into 4 portions as well and gently fold beaten egg white foam into each of the coloured egg yolk batter until blended.
5. Pour batter into ungreased 9-inch tube pan. Bake in preheated oven at 170 degrees C for 30-40 minutes or until cooked.
6. Remove from oven, invert cake onto table until completely cooked.
Checking out @beechenghiangsg latest product is this softest Prime Bakkwa 珍软肉干. As the name implies, the Prime Bakkwa is crafted with the finest ingredients and comes with an irresistible fusion of flavours and the softest, most exquisite texture ever experienced in BCH line of bakkwa thus far. Crafted with 100% natural and premium ingredients, the bakkwa are all freshly grilled without any meat tenderizers, preservatives, artificial colouring/ flavouring, and MSG. Time for festive sharing with some of these bakkwa-licious gifts !
Cravings for this homecooked Canned Braised Trotters with Vermicelli 罐头焖猪脚米粉 ! Used one can each of the pork trotters + braised meat today. It’s been awhile and this is how I usually cook this dish. Is it same for you ?Prepped extra of this for lunchbox to work too. ☺️
Good things must share ! ☺️ When planning a Christmas party, the most nerve wracking should be the planning and food ! So this time I got this Festive Flavours Fiesta Set B from @swissbutchery that can feed 5 pax (or probably more if you are small eaters!) that cost only $148 !
Compared to if I buy the items individually from the supermarket and still have to prepare the Turkey and soup yourself, this comes all ready to heat up and serve. The set includes :
1 Roasted Whole Turkey (4−4.5kg)
1 Cranberry Sauce (300ml)
2 Pumpkin Soup (300ml each)
1 Braised Beef Cheek (250g)
1 Festive Ham (800g)
1 Festive Sausages (320g)
1 Mashed Potato
+ a FREE Cooler Bag
+ Free shipping Almost 9-10kg worth of food in this Set and that’s free shipping ! Don’t even need to carry all the heavy weights back from the supermarket too ! Check it out on
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Chocolate Orange Noël Log Cake (S $49.80/L $78.80) of rich velvety chocolate sponge log laced with the citrusy fragrance of orange chocolate cremeux and studded with nougat chips. & 🍪Petite Gift Set ($42.80/box of 3), specialty cookies from Baker’s Brew in the rich flavours of Salted Duo Chocolate, the all-new Red Velvet Macadamia and the classic Maple Pecan. Other flavours include Chocolate Blackout and the Gingerbread Pretzel.
💚🎄💚Dessert for the Day is this Hainanese Happiness Box Set from @thehainanstorybakery @thehainanstory in a special collaboration with @whiskdom . Comes with 1 Pandan Kaya Swiss Roll Logcake with Brownie Bits + 3 Whiskdom Brownies with Hainanese Fillings. Usual price at $62.45 and enjoy 10% off from now to 31 Dec 2023. The Hainan Story is located at :
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17 Petir Rd, #01-15/16 Hillion Mall, Singapore 678278
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500 Jln Sultan, #01-09 Hotel Boss, Singapore 199020
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Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, #B2-201/202, Singapore 819666
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23 Serangoon Central, #02-17 Nex, Singapore 199020
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133 New Bridge Road, B1-52/52A Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
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One Raffles Pl #B1-06
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1 Fusionopolis Pl #01-18/19
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181 Orchard Rd #04-22/22B
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757 North Bridge Rd
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🎄A spread of warm and jolly festive delights from @wupaochunsg to usher in the Christmas this year. 🍞The highlight of this year offerings shall be the Panettone 潘尼朵妮. This Italian style sweetbread from #吴宝春 is made extra fruity and buttery from black raisins and candied orange peel. Enjoy it at $19.80 with any purchase (original price $21.80). 🥨My next favourite will be the Wreath of Joy 圣诞圈 $3.80 where rich creamy chocolate is paired with soft fluffy brioche bun topped with almond slices. 🥧A hearty pie packed with minced pork and a medley of vegetables make up this Tree of Hope 幸福之树 $3.80 presented in a wholly Christmas Tree pie imprint. 🥯For the Focaccia lovers, the Parma Ham Focaccia 火腿佛卡夏 $4.50 is an enchanting fusion of earthy broccoli and tomatoes with savoury Parma ham on a lightly focaccia. 🫐Priced at 2 for $6.00, the Merry Raspberry 欢乐红梅 and Merry Blueberry 欢乐蓝莓 tarts are here to serve. Filled with cream cheese filling, almond cream and topped with fragrant blueberry topping with boluo crumble or raspberry topping with purple sweet potato boluo. 🎉Available only till 25 December 2023 only, so do give them a try before they fly off the shelves ! Located at :
📍Capitol Singapore # 01-19/20
📍Paragon Shopping Centre # B1-11/12