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Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies - Christmas

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies – Christmas

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies - Christmas

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies – Christmas

I’m always about indulgence. This Christmas, I’m looking for something quick and simple to indulge myself in my own room and this was what I came up with. What ‘s rich when there’s no dark chocolate in a recipe?

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies - Christmas

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies – Christmas

You get the crunch from the toasted almonds. Yet, you also get a hint of sweetness from the delicious dried cranberries. Paired with the rich soft cookie, it’s amazing.

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies
Yields 25
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  1. 1 cups of plain flour
  2. 1 heap tbsp. of cocoa powder
  3. ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  4. 100 grams of salted butter, melted
  5. ½ cup of brown sugar, packed
  6. 2 tbsp. of fine white sugar
  7. 1 egg
  8. 90 grams of dark chocolate chips, melted
  9. 40 grams of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  10. 40 grams of dried cranberries
  11. 40 grams of sliced almonds, toasted
  1. Combine melted butter and both sugar until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Crack in an egg.
  3. Fold in melted dark chocolate.
  4. In an another bowl, whisk together plain flour, cocoa powder and baking soda until well combined.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients into the wet mixture until flour is just combined.
  6. Gently fold chocolate chips, dried cranberries and sliced almonds.
  7. Let it sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and meanwhile preheat oven to 180C.
  8. Scoop out the chilled dough with tablespoon measuring spoon and roll it into a ball.
  9. Press down for a flatter cookie or leave it if you like it chunky.
  10. Bake it in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  11. Let it cool and serve.
  12. Keep it in an airtight container if not consumed within the next few hours.
  1. Change dried cranberries to a different dried fruits to your liking.
  2. Add orange zest for a more festive flavor.
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Morganfield’s @ The Star Vista – Christmas Menu

Morganfield's Christmas Menu

Morganfield’s Christmas Menu

Christmas is around the corner and if you are looking for a place to celebrate this festive with wonderful cozy ambiance this is the place you should check it out!

Morgan's Christmas Feast

Morgan’s Christmas Feast

For this Christmas, Morganfield’s has introduced a Christmas Feast! Consist of Hazelnut Stick Bones, Cranberry Stick Bones, Crackling Roasted Pork, Gammon Ham, Sausages, Salad, Roasted Potatoes, Cornbread, Mexican Grilled Corn and some Roasted Vegetables! What a sumptuous spread!

They told me that this platter could serve 4 people but I fIll it certainly can fill more than that! If you want this platter to be in your Christmas house gathering, you could place your order 3 days in advance @ their website! Pick up and delivery available.

Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon

Love their Candied Bacon! Very sticky and sweet!

Crackling Pork Roast

Crackling Pork Roast

I love roasted pork and this was a good one! The meat was tender and juicy, yet comes with a crispy crackling skin!

Cranberry Sticky Bones

Cranberry Sticky Bones

I’m a big fan of cranberries and these sticky ribs were made with cranberries. Mellowing sweet and gloriously sticky.

Roast Chicken

Roast Chicken

Isn’t it so comforting to look at this beautiful Roasted Chicken, isn’t? Comfort food is what makes me feels good and has a sentimental value to me. I believe a good Roasted Chicken will enlighten me when I’m feeling moody, or brighten up this festive season!



Morganfield's (The Star Vista)

Morganfield’s (The Star Vista)

Do check Morganfield and have a pint of beer there with your friends!

Morganfield’s @ The Star Vista

Contact: +65 6694 3635

Address: The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-23, The Star Vista, 138617

Nearest MRT Station: Buona Vista MRT



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Mocha Swiss Roll (Yule Log Cake)


For my last Christmas recipe of this 2015, I will be sharing my Mocha Swiss Roll. A.k.a, Mocha Yule Log Cake.


Impressive and so delicious. The flavor mocha has been popularized among our local bakeries. You can find all kinds of mocha desserts everyone. Range from breads (eg. Roti Papa) to cakes with cream. 


Not a cake decorator? Nevermind, this swiss log (or log cake…) will be covered with lots of chopped peanuts and chocolate chips. All your flaws can now be covered. Hahaha


Mocha Swiss Roll (Yule Log Cake)
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  1. 4 eggs, separated
  2. ½ tsp of vinegar
  3. 5 tbsp. of white sugar
  4. ¼ tsp. of salt
  5. 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  6. 1 tsp. of coffee emulsion
  7. 4 tbsp. of cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
  8. 60 grams of cake flour
  9. 3 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  10. 3 tbsp. of milk
  11. 1/4 cup of freshly-brewed coffee
  12. Syrup
  13. 2 tsp. of sugar and 4 tbsp. of warm water, mix well
Mocha Cream
  1. (500ml) 2 cups of whipping cream
  2. 3 tbsp. of white sugar
  3. 3 tbsp. of coffee emulsion
  1. Chocolate chips
  2. Chopped peanuts
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/ 180C fan-forced
  2. Whisk egg yolks, 1 tbsp. of sugar, and salt until combined.
  3. Add in coffee emulsion and vanilla extract
  4. Drizzle in milk, oil and freshly brewed coffee.
  5. Sift in cocoa powder and cake flour. Stir until well mixed.
  6. Set aside while you whip your egg whites.
  7. In a clean bowl, whisk egg whites and vinegar on high speed until frothy.
  8. Then gradually add in the rest of the sugar and continue whisking on high speed until stiff peak.
  9. Fold in egg white batter into egg yolk mixture a third at a time until well combined.
  10. Transfer into a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake it in the oven for 10 minutes. (384 x 260 x 16mm)
  11. Once out of the oven, immediately cover with another parchment paper and let it cool completely.
  12. Brush some syrup onto the sponge cake
  13. Whip chilled whipping cream and sugar until soft peaks. Drizzle in coffee emulsion and whip until stiff peaks.
  14. Transfer half of the coffee cream onto the sponge cake.
  15. Carefully roll into a log.
  16. Frost the cake with the rest of the cream.
  17. Sprinkle some chocolate chips and chopped peanuts.
  18. You may also pipe out some cream and dust icing sugar for some decorations
  1. (Notes: You may use 1 tsp. of instant coffee and hot water instead of freshly brewed coffee)
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Matcha Mille Crepe Cake (抹茶ミルクレープの作り方)


Matcha Mille Crepe Cake! This is so good! I love Matcha so much. It is so so tasty! 


This is a very impressive cake, yet making Mille Crepe Cake is actually very simple.


Look at those lovely layers! Layered with cream, it is very creamy and refreshing when you bite onto it. You don’t need an oven to make this, great for people who wants to bake but don’t have one.


I had it when my sister got me some of these when she was in town. It was a bombed so I decided to recreate it. It is something special so I decided to put it as one of my Christmas Recipes for 2015.


Do get good quality Matcha powder! Obviously, don’t get it from RedMan/PhoonHuat. Theirs was really bad.

 Anyway, if you haven’t check out my previous post about my Peppermint White Chocolate Brownie. There is a Christmas Giveaway with MiniJon, be sure to participate! Giveaway ends on 16 Dec 2015.

Matcha Mille Crepe Cake
Serves 8
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  1. 3 eggs
  2. (45ml) 3 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  3. (750ml) 3 cups of milk
  4. ¼ tsp. of salt
  5. 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  6. (250 grams) 2 cups of plain flour
  7. 2 tbsp. of matcha powder
  8. (75 grams) 6 tbsp. of white sugar
Matcha Cream
  1. (690ml) 2 ¾ cups of whipping cream
  2. (165 grams) ½ cup + 2 tbsp. of white sugar
  3. 2 ½ tbsp. of matcha powder
  4. Matcha powder and icing sugar to dust
To make the crepe
  1. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat a nonstick frying pan with a light coating of oil on medium low heat.
  4. Add in about 1/3 of a measuring cup worth of batter and swirl the pan.
  5. Once the batter is dry and the edges starts to brown, flip the crepe immediately.
  6. Let it cook for another 10 to 15 seconds and transfer into a platter to cool. Repeat until finished.
  7. You will have around 16 to 20 pieces.
  8. Let it cool completely.
  9. Once cooled, use a smaller plate as a guide and cut off excess crepes so that it will look neater later.
  10. Whip chilled whipping cream, sugar, and sifted matcha powder until stiff peaks.
  11. Transfer into a chilled bowl so that your cream can remain cold while you layer them together.
  12. To assemble them, spread a good amount of cream evenly. Cover with another crepe on top. Repeat until you finished layering.
  13. Carefully let it chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
  14. Dust with some matcha powder. (Since it’s Christmas, I will also dust some icing sugar as snow)
  15. Cut and serve.
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Peppermint White Chocolate Brownie (Giveaway with MiniJon)


For my 2nd Christmas recipe this year, I will be sharing with you guys my Peppermint White Chocolate Brownie! It is always nice to have good brownies during Christmas season. I will also be collaborating with MiniJon and we will do a giveaway. So stay tuned until the end! 


Dense fudgy brownie with peppermint-flavored white chocolate and candy. This is so good. Honestly, I had three of these! Yup, I don’t lie.


Super super easy to make. For the brownie is all-in-one bowl method, where you just dump everything together and mix. Once baked, spread some melted white chocolate flavored with peppermint extract and sprinkle some crushed candy. The rest is history. 



I will be collaborating with MiniJon where he will create the miniature version of this brownie. Ain’t they looked lovely?

Do check out his online store for his Handmade Food Miniatures to Wear and Collect and his Instragram account.



Peppermint White Chocolate Brownie
Serves 9
Make one 7-inch square pan
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  1. (1/4 cup) 65 grams of unsalted butter, melted
  2. (½ cup) 125 grams of fat-free Set yogurt (or Greek yogurt)
  3. (1 cup) 250 grams of light brown sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. (1/2 cup) 60 grams of plain flour
  6. (1/2 cup) 60 grams of unsweetened cocoa powder
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 1/8 tsp. of salt
  1. 150 grams of melted white chocolate
  2. ¼ tsp. peppermint extract
  3. Crushed peppermint candy
  1. Preheat oven to 170 C or 150C fan-forced.
  2. Mix in all the ingredients together.
  3. Transfer into 7-inch square pan lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake it in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. Let it cool completely.
  6. Mix melted white chocolate and peppermint extract together.
  7. Spread white chocolate evenly onto the brownie.
  8. Sprinkle crushed peppermint candy. Cut and serve. You may serve it chilled.
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Chirstmas Tree In a Pot – Christmas Cookie

Christmas is around the corner!

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For this year 2014, I will show you guys how to make these cute little Christmas Tree In a Pot sugar cookies that will sure to impress everyone. It is also great to be wrapped as a Christmas gift! Just a warning, these little cookies comes with a price of your time even though they are fairly easy to make, it is very time consuming. Make sure you have the time!

There are 3 parts for this recipe, Christmas tree cookie, royal icing and pot cookie. So make sure you organize the time yourself for this recipe to make sure things are going along smoothly! Don’t worry, everyone will appreciate your hard work and 不舍得吃 (could’t bear to eat it).

Basically, you will have a sugar cookie, and a chocolate chip cookies that has been infused with a slight touch of cinnamon to bring up the festive session for each and every Christmas Tree In a Pot Christmas Cookie.

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I’m sure this Christmas you will sure be loved by all your family and friends with your hard work. To be honest, I had to rush this recipe out due to my surgery on the 12th of December 2014.  (it’s not easy as it was my idea from my brain and had to present it in real life. Initially I wanted the Christmas tree to be made out of baked-donuts but it turned out horribly ugly and I messed my whole kitchen. Erhh….)  
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Friend sent me this picture to thank me for it. LOL


Christmas Tree In a Pot
Serves 12
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Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies
  1. 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. ½ cup of icing sugar
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 cup of plain flour, plus more for rolling
  5. 1/4 tsp. of baking powder
  6. 1/8 tsp. of salt
  7. ½ tsp. of vanilla extract
  8. ¼ tsp. of cinnamon
Royal Icing
  1. 1 egg white
  2. 1 ½ cups of icing sugar
  3. ½ tsp. of vanilla extract
  4. 1/8 tsp. of salt
  5. Green, red, yellow food coloring
Pot Cookies
  1. 1 ¼ cups of pain flour
  2. ½ cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
  3. ¼ cup of white sugar
  4. ¼ cup of light brown sugar
  5. 1 egg yolk
  6. 3 tbsp. of dark chocolate, chopped
  7. 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  8. ¼ tsp. of cinnamon
  9. 1/8 tsp. of salt
  10. ¼ tsp. of baking soda
  1. 2 tbsp. of dark chocolate, melted
To make the Christmas tree cookies
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together plain flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, lightly cream butter and icing sugar until light and pale.
  3. Mix in one egg and vanilla extract.
  4. Throw in flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined. Transfer into a cling wrap and let it cool in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  5. Dust your countertop with some flour, roll out your dough until half a centimeter thickness. Cut out shapes using a Christmas tree cutter that has been coated with flour. Re-roll if needed to repeat.
  6. Transfer into a baking tray lined with baking paper. Let it set in the fridge while you preheat your oven to 180C or 160C-fanforced.
  7. Bake it in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Let it cool while you make your royal icing.
To make the royal icing
  1. Beat egg white, vanilla extract and salt together until frothy.
  2. Gradually add in icing sugar while beating the mixture on high speed.
  3. Beat on high speed for about 5 minutes until thick, glossy and stiff.
  4. Divide the icing into 4 parts, 1 tablespoon for white, red and yellow icing respectively. While the rest for green.
  5. Color them using food coloring. Wrap it with cling firm if you are not using any moment as it will dry out.
  6. Transfer your royal icing into a piping bag individually. Pipe an outer layer of green icing for each Christmas tree. This is call outlining
  7. Let the icing set for at least 5 minutes before filling it up with green icing that has been slightly diluted with some water for easy flooding.
  8. After filling it up, let it set for at least an hour until the whole green icing has been set.
  9. Decorate the cookies with the different color of icing to your liking. Let it set.
To make the Pot Cookies
  1. In a bowl, whisk together plain flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan-forced.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in one egg yolk and vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually mix in some flour mixture until combined. Fold in chopped dark chocolates.
  5. Transfer tablespoonful worth of dough into mini cupcake pan.
  6. Bake it in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Once it’s out from the oven, immediately coat the end of every Christmas tree with melted chocolate and squash it into the center of every pot cookies.
  8. Let it cool in the fridge and serve. Or wrap it up as a Christmas gift.
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If you have kids, ask them to join you in to help you roll out the deliciously pot cookie into balls to be baked in a mini cookie pans. Or let them do the decorations. It will not be perfect, but will sure to have some fun family bonding session together. 

Get a special ‘Christmas Frosting Kit’ as gift with purchase of the iconic KitchenAid 4.8 L Tilt Head Stand Mixer from 1st-31st December 2014, and make delectable memories this Christmas. For more details, visit www.christmas.kitchenaidapac.com #KitchenAidTurnsSanta

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Oreo Fudge Brownies – Christmas

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Oreo Fudge Brownies
Makes one 7 Inch square pan
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  1. 2 eggs
  2. 1 egg yolk
  3. 145 grams of soft light brown sugar
  4. 2 tsp. of vanilla extract
  5. ½ tsp. of salt
  6. 145 grams of unsalted butter
  7. 175 grams of dark chocolate
  8. 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  9. 4 tbsp. of plain flour
  10. 130 grams of Oreos (1 packet)
  1. Preheat your oven to 180/160 fan-forced. Melt unsalted butter and dark chocolate in the microwave.
  2. In your mixing bowl, add in eggs, egg yolk, soft light brown sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Whisk on high for a good 5 minutes until pale and double in volume.
  3. Sift in cocoa powder and plain flour. Add in melted butter and chocolate mixture. Fold in gently.
  4. Fold in half of the crumbled Oreos.
  5. Transfer into a 7 by 7 inch square pan lined with greased-proof paper. Drop the pan lightly to release the air bubbles. Sprinkle the rest of the crumbled Oreos.
  6. Bake it in the oven for 45 to 55 minutes.
  7. Let it cool completely in the pan before transferring.
  8. Cut the brownies into small squares, transfer into your platter and dust with icing sugar.
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