Round 1 of CNY baking started !! LOL. And that’s liked after much procrastination, because I just had so much I wanna do, but so limited time and I couldn’t really decide which one I should start from.
And the best of it all, these mini Pandan Egg Sponge Cakes are finished up within the day of baking itself !! And there was liked 40 pcs of it all. Haha,.. Ok la, I account for 25% of them into my own stomach, but still, the rest was finished up pretty quickly. So now I guess I gotta make more of them again just before CNY, since they are freshly made and doesn’t keep long.
In fact, this was quite a trial run because I was terribly afraid that the cakes will stick onto the pan and be difficult to remove and all my “doggies” will probably be “disfigured”. And because the moulds are pretty small and there was no way I could lay parchment paper on them, considering the uneven shape of these cakes unlike the larger version of the egg sponge cake.
And if you think these are like Kueh Bahulu, then I gotta say they are not !! I find that Kueh Bahulu are drier in texture, hence they can be kept for a longer period of time. These mini Pandan Egg Sponge cakes are in fact a 90% shrink down size of the Traditional Egg Sponge Cake that you can find from the recipe here, and because they are so convenient, they make excellent one-mouth dainties. Hence, that probably explains why my entire batch was gone within the day.
If the surface area for the cake is larger, it’s easy when you just wanna knock the pan to flatten out the batter and reduce the air bubbles. But when the area is so small like those mini cakes, they can be tough to handle. So my initial batch was quite a mess, considering the batter in each mould came with a peak as it was difficult to knock out the air bubbles with the small surface area of the mould. That’s where I realise pre-heating of the mould is useful to eliminate this problem and would also generate better texture and more evenly-tone batch of these mini cakes.
Hence, the subsequent baking became quite a breeze and these little cakes are just brimming better through each bake. There was enough batter for approximately 4 to 5 rounds of baking as I managed with 9 in a pan each time. And using pure pandan juice and organic coconut oil just add to the betterment of them all. I am sure to bake these dainties again soon !! Would you like to have some too ? Hehehe.
Documenting it down before I forgot the proportion again… memory nowdays is really failing me. LOL. Even I myself gotta refer back to my own website for recipes of old bakes lor.
45ml pure pandan juice (extract from blending some water with 4-5 pcs of pandan leaves)
40ml coconut oil
⅛ tsp cream of tartar
pinch of salt
Combine the egg yolks, pandan juice and coconut oil and whisk together using a manual whisk until the yolks become lighter in colour and all are well mixed.
Sift the top flour into the batter and mix well using the hand whisk until no flour can be seen. Do not over-mix.
In the bowl of the mixer, add the egg whites and cream of tartar. With the balloon whisk of the mixer, start beating while adding the sugar progressively, until the egg whites form stiff peaks.
Add the egg whites into the egg yolks batter in 3 portions and mix well using the manual whisk till no visible egg whites can be seen and the batter becomes glossy and smooth.
Lightly spray the moulds with some oil and pre-heat the baking tray (if making mini cakes, otherwise please follow baking time here and adjust accordingly to size of cake baking) in the oven at 160 degrees.
When the tray is hot, add the batter into the moulds and bake at 160 degrees for approx. 16 minutes.
Using a sharp skewer, run over the outline of each mould and remove the cake gently. Place them on some paper towels or parchment paper to absorb excess moisture and prevent them from sticking.
Best eaten while still a bit warm and if not eating immediately, please keep them in the fridge.
Having some awesome pancakes from @gram_pancakes_singapore for breakfast this morning ! From Osaka's pancakes experts, Gram has came out with some lovely care boxes in the form of various sweet and savoury treats meant for takeaway/deliveries to ur loved ones in this Phrase 2HA. 🥞The Cookie Box which we had at $20.90, make up of 4 varied cookies flavours :
🍪Earl Grey Butter Cookie
🍪White Chocolate Cookie and
🍪Lotus Biscoff Cookie
was marvellous as every piece of it is packed with sweet and smooth cream mousse before topping with an abundance of cookie streusel and sandwiching between light and fluffy pancakes.
🥞🍔For the savoury option, we opt for the Gram Hamburg Pancakes at $18.90 which consists of a juicy hamburg beef steak, bacon, sunny side up egg, mixed greens, roasted herb potatoes of which packed a very fulfilling meal indeed. From 22 Jul to 18 Aug 2021 :
🎉Enjoy 15% off your walk-in takeaway orders with order of any two items (excluding beverages).
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More mooncakes galore today, this time from highly raved Durian Mooncakes brand @goldenmomentssg ! The Assorted 4 pcs Snowskin Mooncakes this year consists of :
❄Signature Mao Shan Wang
❄Docello Hazelnut Mao Shan Wang
❄Premium Lychee Martini
❄Classic Pandan This Mid-Autumn Festival, Golden Moments is having a 🔥BUY 1 GET 1 FREE🔥 promotion for their Signature Premium Mao Shan Wang Mooncakes and other selections ! This promotion is only valid till 16th August 2021 while stocks last. Every box of Mooncake also entitles you to a FREE set of vouchers (dining, wellness, lifestyle) worth $250 and more. Multiple delivery options are available when you purchase from https://goldenmoments.sg/ .
Loved some @cpfoodssg to tag along whenever I made instant noodles and today is just one of those days because I happened to receive these new Ballerina Wings 捧捧鸡 from #CPFoodsSG. 🍭🍗Shaped liked Lollipops, the Ballerina Wings are American style roasted chicken drumlets with sweet garlic glaze and black pepper which can be easily airfry, oven baked or microwave to serve. And I actually quite liked it such that I had 6 of them at one go. 😳🤫 🍴On the side is also the juicy and tender Kpop Soy Garlic Chicken which is pretty stoked too.
💰They are readily available from all major supermarkets and CP Shopz at S$6.95 for the Ballerina Wings and $5.90 for the Chicken Pop. #cpballerinawings #cpkpopgarlicsoy
Mooncakes galore from @cpchangiairport today ! Termed as "Over the Moon" Cakes from Crowne Plaza Changi Airport this Year, the packaging consist of a Vibrant Plum box for the Snowskin Mooncakes while the Royal Blue box houses the Traditional Baked Classics both of which are adorned with orchid motifs reminiscent of the hotel's iconic facade. Available in 5 variations, the exquisite baked mooncakes collection sees a new addition this year which is the :
🥮🍊White Lotus Orange Paste with Melon Seeds, by infusing citrusy-sweet orange with smooth white lotus paste and filling it with melon seeds for the extra crunch. Other Perennial favourites include the :
🥮White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk
🥮White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk
🥮Low Sugar White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts and
🥮Nyonya Mixed Nuts 💰Available in a box of four singular flavours (from $70 nett) as well as an exclusive assorted selection ($74 nett) of White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk, Low Sugar White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts, Nyonya Mixed Nuts and White Lotus Orange Paste with Melon Seeds. New flavours for the Snow Skin collection inspired by the Asian palates include :
❄Yuzu, a refreshing sweet-tart flavour and
❄Adzuki Beans, that's filled with nostalgic sweet red bean paste. Whilst rejuvenating on popular past flavours consisting of :
❄Mango Pomelo and
❄Orh Nee (Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts) 💰The Snow Skin mooncakes are available in a box of four at $74 nett. These Mid-Autumn treats are available for order from now till 21 September 2021 on the
🌕Collection of mooncakes from 16 August 2021 till 21 September 2021.
The perfect High Tea setup to enjoy in the comfort of your own abode is this "Tiers of Joy" by award-winning Lime from @parkroyalpickering ! Made up of a three-tiered stand of dainty sweet and savory delights that's not only an eye candy but also an absolute decadent treat to the taste buds. Especially when you need all the good reasons to stay in now, Tiers of Joy by Lime on the Go ensures that you can still continue to enjoy an array of luxurious delicacies served with a refreshing brew of Singapore’s finest tea and coffee delivered right to your doorstep.
This quintessential afternoon tea starts with a selection of savouries that includes :
🥪Parma Ham Sandwich
🥪Smoked Salmon Sandwich in Pumpernickel
🥪Tandoori Roll with Cucumber
🥪Crab Meat Remoulade in Profiterole
🥪Singapore Chilli Crab Lobster Quiche and
🥪Truffle Croque Monsieur.
An assortment of Lime’s famed sweet desserts comprise of :
🍫Araguani Chocolate Bar with Popping Candy and Chantilly
🧁Macaron with Mascarpone Cream, Raspberry and Framboise Jam
🥧Yuzu Meringue Tart and
🍰Rainbow Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.
The delivery also comes with both :
🫓 Classic and Chicken Bak Kwa Scones, served with Strawberry Jam, Orange Marmalade Jam and Cream Cheese on the side.
☕And further complemented by a selection of exclusive @bachacoffeeofficial and @twgteaofficial of up to 6 flavours of your choice. 💰Priced at SGD 88.80++ for two, Tiers of Joy by Lime on the Go is a perfect complement to a well-deserved afternoon treat to indulge in anytime of the week.
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07:00 – 22:00 Monday to Sunday
Tel: +65 3138 2251
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Cooked Braised Chicken with Potatoes !
My mum used to lament that the potatoes often get too mashy if added too early and not 入味 if added at the end. So I found this method which works really well to get the braised potatoes to be soft and tender but not mashy and yet well immersed with the flavours of the braised sauce.
#如何让焖马铃薯入味又不烂 1) Stirfry the potatoes at the beginning to firm up the texture so that they dont get all mashed up during cooking. 2) Once the braised sauce boiled, off the heat, cover and allow residual heat in pot to continue the cooking for another half an hour before proceeding again. Tried this several times and it works really well ! 🙂
Cooked Spinach Tri-Eggs Mee Hoon Kueh Soup 三蛋苋菜面粉粿汤 today !
Used ikan bilis soup base this time before seasoning with light soya, shallot oil and pepper to taste before adding everything else. And mee hoon kueh wise, I only use flour and water with a pinch of salt to mix into a pliable dough.
It's really simple and delicious !
#SayCheese to these iconic new Cheesy 7 Pizza from @pizzahut_sg . Packed in a delicious blend of 7 + 1 different kinds of cheese and 3 brand new flavours to choose from, cheese lovers are bound to rejoice ! 🧀 The types of cheese used include Cheddar, Mozzarella, Provolone, Monterey Jack, Regato, Edam, Gouda and Cream Cheese. Whilst the 3 new and tasty flavours comprise of :
🍕Cheesy 7 Hawaiian,
🍕Cheesy 7 Grilled Chicken and
🍕A mystery flavour launching only on 26 Aug 2021. Several promotions are in the pipeline for the upcoming public holidays too, so do keep yourself updated with these promo codes ! 👏 Enjoy 50% off when you order any 2 pizzas for delivery or 1 pizza for takeaway.
👏 Hari Raya Haji special from 15th to 20th July for dine-in, takeaway and delivery - Enjoy 1 Regular Cheesy 7 Pizza in Cheesy 7 Original, Cheesy 7 Hawaiian or Cheesy 7 Grilled Chicken flavours for just S$10.00 when you spend a minimum of S$20.00 and use the code ‘SAYCHEESE10’. 👏 National Day Promotion from 15 July to 11 August for dine-in, takeaway and delivery - Enjoy 56% off when you order 2 Regular or Large Cheesy 7’s in Cheesy 7 Original, Cheesy 7 Hawaiian or Cheesy 7 Grilled Chicken flavours with code ‘SGBDAY56’.
And here are what we had :
🍕Chessy 7 Grilled Chicken Pizza
🍗Grilled Chicken Drumlets
🧀Burnt cheesecake #SayCheesy7