• Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe
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    Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe (抹茶飓风瑞士卷)

    Hurricane Swiss Roll is essentially a swiss roll that swirls layer that looks like a hurricane and hence the name. It is very popular in Indonesia, and when I first heard from my mum about it (who saw many beautiful pictures from her Indonesian relatives), I told myself that I am going to recreate these beautiful swirls. Luckily, it was fairly simple! For this recipe, I am pairing up the flavour of Matcha and Cream Cheese as it goes so well together. The bitterness of the Matcha powder complements the tanginess of the Cream Cheese, making it light and refreshing. Feel free to change the flavour profile to your liking.…

  • Min Chiang Kueh
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    Min Chiang Kueh (面煎粿) / Apam Balik

    Min Chiang Kueh (面煎粿), which also can be known as Apam Balik in Melayu is a traditional turnover pancake filled with fillings. It is thought to be common to find these sold on roadside streets throughout Malaysia and Singapore (Well, it’s 2019, you can only get these at a hawker centre now). While it’s fluffier than the American counterpart, Min Chiang Kueh is like the little sister of the Indonesian Martabak Manis, which still holds in place at the top for its rich variety of fillings and mighty thickness. In the article, I’ll be sharing two types of filling I would typically go for, the traditional classic that calls for crushed peanuts and sugar, and…

  • Lavender Madeleines with Panasonic Cubie Oven
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    Lavender Madeleines with Panasonic Cubie Oven

    My sister gave me a bottle of dried Lavender recently. I have never played with the flavor of Lavender so I was interested to see what I can do with it in the kitchen. To understand the flavor profile further, I made some Lavender tea with some honey to sweeten the taste. It has a pleasant aroma, almost distinctive smell of its own which, made me felt relaxed and calmed.  This brings me to the next question, “how can I incorporate Lavender with baking?” Since the scent relaxes me, I think it would be great to pair with something basic in order not to complicate things. Butter cake instantly came to…

  • Chocolate Swirl Bread (Babka) with Panasonic Bread Maker SD-P104
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    Chocolate Swirl Bread (Babka) with Panasonic Bread Maker SD-P104

    I love the scent of a fresh loaf of bread early in the morning. However, making bread can take up a lot of time, not to mention that it is also very tedious too. The fact that I am going through my internship right now, it is even harder for me to find time to bake. Luckily, I was introduced to the Panasonic Bread Maker SD-P104 recently and it was such a fun experience making different types of bread so easily.  The Panasonic Bread Maker SD-P104 has up to 13 auto menus for you to chose from, today I will be using menu 8 to make this recipe. Menu 8…

  • Kueh Dadar
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    Kueh Dadar with Panasonic MX-V310 Blender

    Making Kueh can be very easy with the right equipment. At first, I was intimidated by Kueh Dadar. The pandan skin can be a challenge to make as you need to find a way to extract the fragrant of the pandan from its leaves while making sure that the batter is smooth and silky. With the Panasonic MX-V310 Blender, I could able to make Kueh Dadar quickly thanks to the way the unique blades are designed to blend ingredients efficiently. It has upper blades and lower blades to give you the ultimate blending performance! The blender has 6 auto menus to choose from with just 3 settings to select. It even has…

  • Lemon Blueberry Muffins
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    Lemon Blueberry Muffins

    I have been pretty busy but would still want to have something delicious to start my day. Lemon Blueberry Muffin comes to mind and it is really very easy to make! Make it the night before and enjoy it on the go the next morning! I often bring extra to school to share with my friends and they loved it. It’s such an easy recipe to make, literally, you could make this with just one large bowl. Yet, how comforting it could be in the morning, especially when you know your day will be busy. If you ask me, muffin or cupcake, I would always go for muffins. They are simple, delicious…

  • Nutella Muffins
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    Nutella Muffins

    Nutella, who doesn’t love the hazelnut-chocolate spread? Imagine your double chocolate chip muffin comes with a pleasant surprise on the inside, especially when you heat it up. When you bite into the middle, warm and gooey flow of Nutella oozes out. Yum, this is to die for! Be warned! You will be using almost the entire jar of Nutella spread when making just a dozen of muffins. Sinful… This isn’t your typical muffins, I’m sure you know by now. Hurry up and get yourself the ingredients so you can make yourself a decadent treat! My family and I quickly devoured the muffins right after I finished my photo taking. It was gone…

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    Strawberry Cheesecake ストロベリーチーズケーキ – Japanese-Inspired

    I was very inspired to make a strawberry recipe after my strawberry picking in Japan. Last month, I went to Fukuoka and the strawberries there were amazing! It was so sweet and juicy. I was like thinking, why not let’s make some strawberry recipe. The way I make cheesecake is a little different from others. Though I have conventional cheesecake recipes, I like to incorporate yogurt and agar agar powder into my cheesecake. Instead of heavy cream, yogurt enhances the flavor of the cream cheese, giving a little more sharpness to the cheesecake. I also like to use agar agar powder instead of gelatin as my dad’s a vegetarian. Hence, this recipe…

  • Red Bean Jelly (Mizu Yokan)
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    Red Bean Jelly (Mizu Yokan) 水ようかん – Japanese

    I was intrigued when I heard about Red Bean Jelly as I have never thought about the making it into jelly before. Red Bean has always been on the heavy side for me when it comes to dessert as it’s usually very rich and sweet. While as for jelly, I always depict it as light and refreshing, perfect dessert choice after a heavy meal. When I got to try out Mizu Yokan (Red Bean Jelly) in Japan, I was amazed! The flavor of the red bean was strong, yet it was still refreshing. I was told that the Japanese love their jelly during the summer. Apparently, there are a few…

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    Laksa Cookie – Chinese New Year Recipe

    This coming Chinese New Year, I thought something adventurous while having a spicy bowl of Laksa Noodle. “Why not make some Laksa Cookie?”, I thought to myself. The next moment, I’m already sourcing for my ingredients at the supermarket! Just like my Salted Egg Yolk Cookies recipe, it has tons of curry leaves to aid intense flavours of the Laksa paste. I’m perfectly fine using store-bought Laksa paste. But, I know some of you guys may be against it, feel free to use your own homemade paste. I’m not so hardworking afterall. For me, it’s all about how easy and quick to make, from kitchen to tummy. If you like something…