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    Madeleine (French Butter Cake)

    You guys should know how much I adore butter cake! A classic butter cake of any kind is my most favorite of all! Today, I will be showing you how to make French Butter Cake, a.k.a Madeleine. Some say that it is very hard to get that iconic bump at the back of the Madeleine. But, it is actually very very easy! With few of my tips and trick, I’m sure you will get it in no time! Key to perfect Madeleines, Enough time to let the batter chill to relax the gluten Only adding fat after the chilling period Well-preheated oven Well-greased pans Beautiful, Perfecto’! I got my pans from Daiso, it…

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    Orange Chiffon Cake with Orange Custard and Whipped Cream Cheese

    Adapted from my Pandan Chiffon Cake, this is a foolproof zesty recipe. Orange Chiffon Cake! YUM.   Sandwiched with orangy custard, creamed with whipped maple cream cheese frosting  and top it off with strawberries. Not too sweet but still refreshing and creamy!   You could garnish it with orange zest and mint leaves. I’m lazy so I just spread both the custard and the frosting to give that very rustic homemade look.    To be honest, I am not a good cake decorator. I realized it was a little slanted. But, oh well…..  

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    Foolproof Scrambled Eggs

    Back to basic, to make scrambled eggs. It’s easy. But to make it perfect, not everyone can do that. I will show you my Foolproof Scrambled Eggs. The secret for the perfect scrambled eggs is, milk. Not cream, not water but milk! Cream is great, rich and creamy. But, cream makes the eggs too dense and rich. Not good, too rich and you will be off after a few bites. Water makes the eggs fluffy, which is great! But lack of milky taste. Too dull! Not good too. Milk on the other hand, is… perfect! Not too rich and creamy but yet makes the eggs fluffy delicious. Yum!  

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    Jam Drops (Thumbprint Cookies)

    Don’t you just love something that is buttery and jelly? In Singapore (since we follow the British), we call these Jam Drop biscuits. But in America, it is commonly known as Thumbprint Cookies. Nevertheless the names, they are the same and super delicious. Basic butter cookie with wonderful sweet jam in the center. They are great as a meetup gift, so be sure to double or even triple the recipe! It will sure be gone in just a few hours time.

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    Pandan Chiffon Cake

    Nothing beats a good Pandan Chiffon Cake. It is light, soft and fluffy! Almost like a cottoncandy if that make sense. This cake is Singaporeans’ favourites. We love our Pandan cakes and we can eat it any time of the day. Breakfast along with a cup of coffee, or just an afternoon snack. It is just so delicious. Making a chiffon cake isn’t hard at all. Some tips and tricks for you before we begin. Use some vinegar or cream of tartar in your egg whites to stabilize Use the right size tube pan Do NOT grease your pan Turn your pan upside down after you bake The beautiful green…

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    Japanese Butter Roll (Crescent Roll) バターロールのレシピ

    If you are looking for a soft, fluffy yet slightly chewy perfect white bread recipe. This post is for you. You may spread some butter and jam on these Japanese Butter Rolls, make it into sandwiches or just eat it plain. It’s a basic bread dough that you should master it. Once mastered, you could experiment and make different variations. Sure you say this looks like Crescent Roll, but I beg to differ. (Well, maybe you could say it’s my version of Crescent Roll) Recipes of Crescent Roll often result in a more dense and compact bread. Which, I think it’s not look appealing. Basically, not a good bread dough. This is beauty. After all…

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    Baked Donuts – 3 ways – Just like fried!

    Nobody will believe you that these are not fried donuts. But, they are not! They are my baked donuts. Cut off the extra fats, not goodness. I don’t really like the idea of having to fry these a few at one time. Not only it is tedious, but also horrible! I often get those oil splattering on my arm and I can tell you it’s not a funny situation. Why fry when you can bake it all at one goal? My aim is to always do things the fuss-free, calm, and easy way. This recipe is very versatile and you can make many different donuts of your choice. In this…

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    Low-Fat Almond Muffins

    Super simple Low-Fat Almond Muffins! I really like this muffin recipe because not only it is so simple, it is also light and refreshing. These muffins have a subtly nutty sweet flavor due to the combination of almonds and apple together. Make it gluten-free by using all ground almonds instead of plain flour. I have used my homemade applesauce for this recipe.

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    Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce

    Back to basics, today’s recipe will be some delicious homemade applesauce! Serve it with a main dish, use it in baking or even just eat it as a plain dessert. There are so many ways to eat applesauce.  Some like with cinnamon, some like with extra sugar or honey. For me, I prefer to eat it just as it is. I will also be using this recipe for my upcoming Fat-free Almond Muffins. So stay tuned!

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    Chinese Steamed Egg (蒸水蛋)

    This simple yet silky dish is commonly eaten throughout most chinese households with rice.  Yet, not all households can make this smooth and creamy silky savory custard. What’s my secret? Soy milk, unsweetened. Why? I don’t know, my Aunt told me this and I do as I told. No questions asked. The result is important! Not only it is smooth and creamy, soy milk also adds richness to the flavor. It’s like heavy cream in western dishes!