Wednesday 4 December 2013

Panda Cookies by TH Ng

Followed recipe from

Another online recipe for reference

Refer to this useful video by bonobos25 on how to use the cookie cutter

Cheesy Meat Patties by Linda Liu

Cheesy Meat Patties
180g minced meat of ur choice – marinated with salt, pepper, sesame oil, light soya sauce
2 slice of cheese
Egg wash
Corn flour

Divide the meat into the small portion. Wrapped with cheese in the middle. Shape it to any shapes you like.
Thinly coat with some corn flour. Egg wash it. Spread breadcrumbs over it.
You can chose to pan fried it with some oil or deep fried it.
REMEMBER to absorb off the oil or else it gets very oily on the breadcrumbs.

Caramel Drumsticks with Onion, Carrot & Pineapple by Wendy Kwan

Caramel Drumsticks with Onion, Carrot & Pineapple

4 drumsticks
1 carrot, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
10 pineapple cubes into half
1/2 bunch finely chopped coriander

1 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
5 tbsp pineapple juice
11/2 tbsp dark brown sugar

1. Mixed drumsticks with marinade. Season for at least 4 hours or overnight in the fridge.
2. Preheat oven to 200 C.
3. Place onion slice on the ceramic plate then marinade drumsticks and follow cover with onion slice, carrot slice, pineapple cubes and some coriander leaves and brush with the excess marinade sauce.
4. Wrap the ceramic plate with foil paper and bake for 30 mins. Unwrap the foil paper, lower the temperature to 180 C, bake for another 15-20 mins until drumsticks are golden brown.
5. Garnish with coriander leaves.
6. Ready to serve. Enjoy!

Chicken Masala by Diana Gale

Honey Castella by Angel Wan

Honey Castella  

Ingredients  (Castella wooden frame 24 x 14 x 8cm or 7" squares baking pan)
5 Medium size Eggs (Separated) - room temperature
Sugar 100g
Bread flour 100g (Sift twice)
Honey 50g
Milk 2 tbsp (Water is fine)

1.  Weigh honey directly into a saucepan, add in milk and cook on low till honey melt and set a side.
2.  Beat egg whites till foamy, add in sugar by third and continue to beat till stiff peak.  
3.  Add in egg yolks one at a time and mix well.
4.  Add in sifted flour bit by bit with the mixer running on medium-low speed and mix for a minute.
5.  Add in the honey mixture and mix for another minute.
6.  Stop mixer , give a few fold by hand using a rubber scraper to prevent any pockets of flour sinking at the bottom. U will notice abit of lumps at this point, its normal.
7. Sift the batter through a sieve with the help of the rubber scraper into another large bowl.
8. Pour batter slowly into lined castella wooden frame so as to burst the bubbles.  Slightly smooth surface.  Give a few bang on the countertop to remove any air bubbles.
9. Bake at 160degree for 50mins to an hour or till skewer comes out clean. (I bake for 50mins)
10. Once baked, drop your baking pan with a height on the countertop for 2 -3 times to prevent them from shrinking excessively.  Let cool for 5 mins.
11. Place a big piece of baking paper on top of the cake, Flip them upside down and remove the wooden frame or baking tin. Let it cool for another 5 mins.
12. Tear off baking paper from cake and wrap them up with baking paper followed by a layer of clingwrap then to a big and clean plastic bag and tie tight.  Send the wrap cake into the refrigerator immediately to preserve moisture.
13. Leave them in fridge overnight.
14. Trim the side of the cake with a sharp or serrated knife, slice and serve.
15. Any leftover cakes are advisable to wrap in clingwrap followed by a air-tight container and store in the fridge.

***Notes and tips
1. Do not overbeat the egg whites, just till stiff peak (abit glossy) but not chunky if not u have when too far.
2. Test the cake doneness when baking reach 45 - 50mins depends on individual  oven. Do not overbake if not cake will turn out to be dry.
3. Don't leave the cake till completely cool before u wrap and place them in the fridge if not it will result in dry cake.  Wrapping them and straight to the fridge when they are still warm is to lock the moisture of the cake.
4. For Matcha castella, mix 2 tbsp of matcha powder with flour and sift together.
5. For marble effect, dilute 1.5 tsp of matcha powder with 3 tsp hot water  to form a paste. Weigh 80g of sifted batter,  mix with the matcha paste. Pour white and green batter alternately base on your own creation and give a few  swirl with a chopstick.
6. You can create your own version of castella with diff flavours too. But advisable to bake the original for once before trying with other flavours.
7. If you don't have a castella wooden frame you can still bake this cake by wrapping a 7" square baking tin completely from inside-out with aluminum foil follow by baking paper. Refer to picture on how to lined the baking tin.
8. Picture 4 shows how i wrapped my cake.

Brown butter cinnamon baked sweet potato doughnuts by Angel Wan

Brown butter cinnamon baked sweet potato doughnuts

Bread flour  200g
Cake flour  100g
Light brown sugar  60g
Salt  1/4tsp
egg  1
Ground nutmeg  1/2tsp
Cooked and mashed sweet potato  1/2cup
Instant yeast  1.5tsp
Milk  120ml
Butter  30g
Butter  60-80g
Ground cinnamon


1. Lightly mix all ingredients in a mixer except flours and butter. Add in both sifted flours and knead till dough form, then add in butter and knead for 8-10mins till smooth dough form.
2. Proof for an hour or till double in size.
3. Roll out dough on a floured working space and cut using a dough cutter or u can roll into round balls depends on how big u want your doughnuts to be and shape it.
4. Let it proof for 45mins to an hour.
5. Bake at 190 - 200 degree for 10-12mins. If the dough gets too brown very quickly, lower down the temperature to 170-180degree and continue to bake till cook. But do not overbake if not it will turn out hard and dry. (Do watch out when baking, as we are using a very high temp but shorter timing to bake in order to achieve soft texture as overbaking or baking too long may cause doughnuts to be hard and dry.)
6. Coat your baked doughnuts with brown butter followed by Cinnamon sugar and you are done

-Brown butter
 Melt about 60g of butter in a saucepan over  medium-low heat continue to cook till it turns brown, with occasional stirring. You will smell a nutty fragance when its ready.  

- Cinnamon sugar
Mix some sugar with cinnamon ground (Amount of cinnamon ground depends on individual preferences)

Hassleback Potatoes by Shar Kay

Baked Sambal Chicken Wing by Shar Kay

Spiced Pork Cube Fried Rice by Shar Kay