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.
Cooked up tasty peppery Bak Ku Teh from scratch easily without any premix or 汤包 required. Recipe :
4 slabs of pork ribs 排骨
600ml water (+100ml for topping up if necessary) 清水
1 whole bulb of garlics 蒜蓉
12 pcs buttons + some mushroom water 罐头蘑菇+蘑菇谁
1 1/2 tbsp white peppercorns 白胡椒粒
3/4 tsp salt 海盐
1/2 tsp ground white pepper 白胡椒粉 (adjust according to preferences) Tips :
1) To blanch pork ribs : Add pork ribs to cold/tap water at the start and heat up the water till it boils can remove more impurities/oils from the ribs than when you add the pork ribs only after the water has boiled (Learnt this from a HK cooking show recently!). 2) Add the pork ribs to cold water after blanching can stop the cooking and also allow the impurities that are still on the meat to surface and float out. 3) Cool down the white peppercorns before placing them in soup stock bag, otherwise the bag will break.
🌸In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Rose Veranda at @shangrilasg has crafted a limited-period Pink High Tea in support of Breast Cancer Foundation, with a portion of the proceeds going towards their cause. 💗Available from 1 to 31 October 2022, the hotel will donate SGD 5 from each Pink High Tea takeaway set sold to the Breast Cancer Foundation in support of their local programs on eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease in Singapore. 💗Delightfully pretty in pink and presented elegantly on a three-tier stand, the Pink High Tea takeaway set includes a selection of savoury appetisers and sweet desserts which can be enjoyed in the comforts of home. Good for 2 persons, enjoy an array of tantalising savouries such as the :
💓 Jumbo Lump Crab and River Shrimp Salad with Rose Sauce on Sundried Tomato Sandwich and the
💓Pink Mentaiko with Sakura Egg Salad on Sweet Chilli Brioche Roll with Fresh Parmesa. The alluring selection of dainty desserts in beautiful hues of pink includes the
💖Rose Petal Macaron and
💖Strawberry Yuzu Tartlet accompanying this sweet experience are also :
💖The Rose Veranda’s signature scones infused with the aromatic flavours of vanilla and cranberry, best paired with the restaurant’s homemade clotted cream. 💌Available to order for self-collection or delivery, the takeaway Pink High Tea is priced at SGD 88 nett. To order, guests can visit bit.ly/SLSPinkHighTea22.
@beechenghiangsg Satay Coin Bakkwa is back with an improved recipe ! Made with premium pork hind leg, the Bakkwa has no added preservatives, meat tenderiser, artificial colourings, flavourings or MSG. The Satay Coin Bakkwa is specially crafted with a unique blend of authentic satay sauce that's made from peanuts, sambal, lemongrass, sesame seeds and rich spices. Available for a limited time period only. #beechenghiang #satay #bakkwa
Got some fresh basil leaves as my parents start to plant them at home recently, so cooked up this easy and fragrant 3-Cups Chicken, very nice to go with rice ! 很好下饭的三杯鸡, 备有中文食谱如下。 Recipe - Three-Cups Chicken
2 bone-in chicken legs, use skewer and poke holes all over chicken
1/2 tbsp minced ginger
3 cloves whole garlic, crushed
1 chilli padi, diced
1 small green chilli, diced
A handful of fresh basil leaves
1 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 tbsp chinese wine Seasoning:
1 tbsp light soya sauce
3/4 tsp dark soya sauce
3/4 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp water
Pinch of pepper Corn flour thickening :
2 tsp corn flour
2 tbsp water Method :
1) Blanch the chicken pieces in boiling water to release the oils and impurities. Place the chicken pieces in cold water thereafter. 2) Heat up 1 tbsp cooking oil and saute garlic, ginger and chillies till fragrant. Add in chicken pieces and stir fry briefly to allow the aromatics to blend in with the chicken. 3) Add in seasoning and stir fry with the chicken pieces. Add in water and cook till it boils. Cover pot and allow the chicken to simmer for another 10mins. 4) Add in corn flour solution to thicken sauce. Once sauce thickens, add in basil leaves and chinese wine. Stir to mix well and remove from heat. Garnish with basil leaves and serve hot immediately to enjoy. 中文食谱 - 三杯鸡
2 有骨鸡大腿, 用牙签在鸡肉上下插洞
2 茶匙玉薯粉corn flour
GET ‘BREADY TO PARTY’ AS BREADTALK TURNS 22 !
🔥To mark this joyous occasion, @breadtalksg has conjured up a spectacular lineup of month-long promotions, new and anniversary-exclusive products – including a limited-edition reusable tote, as well as adorable Song Song Game Cards for customers to collect points which can be accumulated to redeem vouchers and win instant rewards with selected lucky cards. This collection will be available from 1 - 31 October 2022. The All-NEW Anniversary Exclusive Selection includes :
🥐Nut For Sale $2.20
🥐Lemon Puff $2.00
🥐Tuna Puff $2.30
🥐Pizza Coin $2.40
🥐Snow White Roll $10 🍰 BreadTalk's signature Heavily Cakes flavours - Chantilly, Dark Forest, Mangococ and Matcha no Keki are now available in box forms for just $8.80. Other Anniversary Promotions include :
🎊From 1 - 16 October, BreadTalk's best selling range of Flosss buns is up for grabs at 6 for $9. This includes original Flosss, Fire Flosss, Cereal Floss and Curry Flosss. 🎊From 17 - 31 October, customers can also mix and match 7 buns for $10. From a wide range of 24 buns to choose from – options span signatures and best-sellers like the Sausage Standard, Cheese Sausage, Ham & Cheese and Sugar Donut to the all-new creations. 🎊For the entire month of October, customers may also purchase any one of BreadTalk’s delightful cookies and receive a second one for free. 🎁Customers will also receive a complimentary limited-edition reusable tote with motifs of BreadTalk’s adorable Song Song & Friends mascots – available in two anniversary-exclusive designs with a minimum spend of $15 in a single receipt at all #Breadtalksg outlets whilst stocks last.
Simple and yummy homecooked #mealforone served with plain porridge :
🥢 Fried batang fish steak
🥢 Braised potato slices with minced
🥢 Scrambled eggs with onions
今日简单美味的 #一人份餐 伴清粥 ：
🥢 大葱煎蛋 Batang fish steak sourced from @9sseafood with dining ware from the Knit Collection by @luzernesg
Going for another Thai today with the hot and spicy Seafood Tom Yam Soup with shrimps, batang fish slices, straw mushrooms, served with Jasmine rice and topped with a sunny side egg. Got quite a fair bit of "Blue Elephant" brand of cooking sets and pastes from Bangkok previously and exploring each and every of them now. The Tom Yam Soup cooking set comes with dried lime leaves, lemongrass and blue ginger slice that are used to cook the soup, whilst I enhanced it into a milky version by adding evaporated milk, seasoning it with sugar and fish sauce before finishing it off with lime juice and it was marvellous ! And the dish looks even more tantalising when plated on these beautiful dining ware from the Knit Collection by @luzernesg .
Cooking Seafood Pad Thai with my new Sodam Cookware set from @modori.sg ! 🤍Been contemplating to get the Sodam Cookware Set for the longest time ever since it was launched because of its sleek minimalist design and excellent space-saving capabilities. What's more, with their newly-in grilled pan and mini pot, I guess it's finally the right time to complete the collection now. 🤎The milky matt white natural ceramic exterior has an excellent non-stick coating that literally sees you getting the cooking done with minimal oil consumption which translate to more cost savings and health benefits in the long run. 💛What's more, it comes with a detachable pan/pot handle that works its versatility from stove to table also sees less washing to be done which meant lesser hassle and more time savings. And if the pan is pretty much grease-free, all it needs is a simple clean up with water itself and it's all good to go. 💯Other than the aesthically pleasing design that sits beautifully against the stovetop, the amount of space it took to nestle 1 grill pan, 1 frying pan, 1 deep pan and 2 cooking pots (5 in all) only take up a small fraction of the kitchen cabinet space which makes minimalism more realistic than ever. ❤Check out the latest post over on www.eatwhattonight.com for a full review along with the yumny Seafood Pad Thai recipe! #modori #modori_sg #sodamcookwareset