This will probably be one of my last few bakes for the next couple of months. As I am preparing for the first minor move and thereafter one major move, there will be no bakes, no cakes, no aspiring bakers for the next 3 months, at least. Sighhhh. The current house is sold, and while awaiting for the new house which is due for completion in another 2-3 months’ time, I have to “transit” at the parents’ place ! Baking and the kitchen is certainly “out of bounds” at the parents’ place, so I am storing all the baking stuffs and the oven in the warehouse for the time being.
On the other hand, I am also glad that the new house will be furnished with a more spacious kitchen, which I am desperately in need of, a larger worktop which I have always been lacking of, and definitely a built-in oven !
Durian season is in now ! The durian uncle say this season will last pretty long, probably until end of July or early August. Well, for sure, durians lovers will be excited. And so will durian bakers ! Haha ! Dad got some real nice natural, non-fertilizer grown durians from Pulau Ubin over the weekend and I quickly grabbed some to incorporate them into the bakes. Other than durian puffs, I made a Durian Chiffon Cake too. Originally meant for Mum’s birthday coz she doesn’t like any cream / cheese cakes, I had it make in a heart shaped chiffon tin. But before she could see the whole cake in the shape of the heart, it was already being sliced for one reason or the other !
On a side note again …. Did my first round of packing yesterday…. and realized baking items easily made up 8 cartons, being 3 cartons of books and 5 other cartons of baking tins and stuffs. And there’s just a preliminary pack, for goodness sake ! I really wonder how many there will be when all are being boxed up !
This is one of my favourite baking tins so far. Usually we always see chiffon in round shape, and making it into a heart shape really make it stand out. The only problem probably lies in cutting equal slices of it and that that this is really a big tin, almost 10 inches. So it’s a chiffon cake for a big family !
Recipe adapted from [Chiffon Cake is Done] by Kevin Chai , with modifications.
Egg Yolk Batter: 6 egg yolks 150ml coconut milk 4 tbsp oil 1/4 tsp salt 150 g durian puree (Using fresh durian meat, I blend it to a fine puree state in a mixer/blender.) 1/4 tsp durian essence (I omit this.) 50g caster sugar 140g plain flour (I replaced with 110g plain flour and 30g corn flour, both sifted.)
Egg White Foam: 6 egg whites 1/4 tsp cream of tartar 100g caster sugar
Method: 1. Mix the egg yolks, coconut milk, oil, salt, durian puree and sugar together using a mixer till smooth. Add in sifted flour and mix till it forms a batter.
2. Combine all the ingredients of the egg white foam and whisk at high speed until frothy and stiff peak form.
3.Gently fold beaten egg whites into egg yolk batter, taking care not to deflate too much of the volume in the batter.
4. Pour batter into a 22-cm chiffon cake pan. Bake at 175 degrees C for about 45 mins or until cooked.
5. Remove cake from oven and invert the pan onto a wire rack and leave it to cool completely.
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Cooked Taiwanese Style Braised Meat Pork Rice 卤肉 肉燥饭 today. Used the 小卤包 which I bought from Taiwan previously and used a mixture of diced pork collar, pork belly, minced meat and mushrooms to craft this dish. It tastes awesome ! ☺️ Ingredients:
1 slice of pork belly
2 slices of pork collar
100g minced meat
4 pc shitake mushroom, diced
Few stalks of spring onions
2 tsp of minced garlic
1 tsp of minced ginger
Some hard boiled eggs
1 bag/pack braised meat seasoning
500ml water Seasoning:
2 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tsp dark soya sauce
1 tsp sweet soya sauce
2 tbsp cooking wine
1 tbsp rock sugar
Few pinches of pepper
Some cooking oil Method:
1) Grill the pork collar and belly till done and cut them into small pieces. 2) Reserve 2 tbsp cooking oil in pot and stir fry minced garlic, ginger, spring onions and mushrooms. Add in 2 tbsp water if it gets too dry. 3) Add in minced meat and stir fry till done before adding the rest of the meat. 4) Add seasoning and stir fry to mix well before adding water and the braised meat bag/pack. 5) Cook till the sauce boils and reduce to low simmer. Add in the eggs. 6) Simmer further for another 45mins - 1hour with the pot covered. Remove the braised meat bag and spring onion. Serve hot with rice to enjoy !
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Instead of the usual 炒米粉 for 初一, cooked Stir Fry Mee Tai Bak (silver needle noodles) with cabbage, carrots and mushrooms served with leftover meatballs from reunion instead. 🤤 Recipe 食谱 :
1 pack of Mee Tai Bak noodles 400-420g
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp minced ginger
Few slices of carrots, sliced
1/2 small cabbage, sliced
5 fresh shitake mushrooms, sliced
2 tbsp cooking oil Seasoning:
2 tbsp light soya sauce
3/4 tsp dark soya sauce
1 tbsp sweet soya sauce (Abc sauce)
1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
Pinch of pepper and salt Method:
1. Heat up cooking oil and stir fry garlics, gingers and mushrooms together. 2. Once mushrooms soften, add in cabbage and carrots and stir fry till cabbage turns soft. 3. Add in mee tai bak noodles and rest of the seasoning. Stir fry on high heat quickly till all the noodles are evenly coloured with the sauce. 4. Add in beansprouts and stir fry to mix well. Off heat and serve hot immediately to enjoy!
Cooked delicious Wonton Noodles Soup using the Shrimp Wonton from @cpfoodssg . On the side are also Air-Fried Shrimp Wontons that are crispy on the outside and juicy within, perfect as an appetiser. For this Lunar New Year, check out these popular and convenient ready-to-eat favourites from #cpfoods with on-going promotions for the festive. 🥢CP Honey Wing Sticks (New & Exclusive only at FairPrice) special offer $15.70 (U.P.$17.96)
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Cooked a quickie Luncheon Egg Fried Rice today using @goldenbridgefoodsofficial new Pork Ham Luncheon Meat that’s filled with chunks of real pork ham meat. Currently going at a promo price of 2 for $8.80, 340g (usual price $5.95 each). 🧧This Chinese New Year, #goldenbridgefoods serve to bring flavours of prosperity and auspiciousness with a series of newly launched quick-cook items that will made hosting a sumptuous Chinese New Year gathering easier and fuss-free. Other newly launched items include: 🦀Viya Frozen Crab Rolls ($16.50, 250g)
Great by deep-fried, air-fried or baked, these Halal crab rolls add delicious flavours to the CNY reunion meal with zero efforts. 🍲Golden Bridge Nanri Abalone in Brine ($18.40, 160g drained - u.p. $25.90)
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Pre-sliced for convenience, these sausages have no nitrites and are great for stir-frying with rice, noodles or simply enjoyed as an appetiser. 🛒These new items can be purchased from https://otsi.sg/ or retailer stores such as NTUC FairPrice, Sheng Siong, Prime supermarket stores and HaiDiLao restaurants.
Made Kueh Bangkit because of cravings ! #想吃什么自己做 I like my own Kueh Bangkit as they are not too soft or hard and has a good fragrance. Can make a huge batch of these with just a fraction of the cost sold outside. ☺️ Recipe from the blog : https://eatwhattonight.com/2016/01/kuih-bangkit/
Prelude to CNY Cooking. Made a mini version of a Superior Abalone Pot 鲍鱼一品锅 using Braised Abalone from @fortunerecipes @hosensingapore over the weekend. Lined the base of the pot with lots of long cabbage in a soup base that’s seasoned with the Abalone Brine and topped with other ingredients such as Roast Pork, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Shrimps and Scallops. Fortune brand Abalone and products are available for purchase in major supermarkets, as well as Shopee, Lazada & Qoo10 at special discounts for CNY currently. Get a FREE Fortune Yusheng Plate with minimum $38 spend in selected supermarkets ! *Fully redeemed on Redmart and Shopee Supermarket. Also do mark down ur calendar for their Annual CNY Warehouse Sale that will begin from tomorrow 17 Jan - 7 Feb 2024, 9am to 6pm daily at 267 Pandan Loop Singapore 128439 !