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Oreo Butter Cake ~ 奥利奥牛油蛋糕

I've baked Oreo chiffon cakeOreo marble butter cake and this Oreo Butter Cake is another add-on to the list of butter cakes that I've posted before.  This butter cake recipe is indeed very versatile and one can tweak it here and there and yet the outcome is most rewarding.  In fact it will spur you on to try other variance of the recipe.





Oreo Butter Cake  ~  奥利奥牛油蛋糕
Ingredients (A)

230 gm butter150 gm caster sugar200 gm self-raising flour (sifted)4 egg yolks (about 68 gm with shell)40 ml milk1 tsp vanillaa pinch of salt50 gm Oreo cookies, cream removed and crushed (7 cookies)(B)  4 egg whites50 gm caster sugarMethod Sift the flour with salt, set aside.Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.  Add in egg yolks one @ time, mix well.Add in sifted flour alternating with the milk.Mix in crushed cookies.  Set aside.Beat egg whites till frothy and gradually add in sugar in batches.  Continue beating till still but not dry.Fold in the egg whites into the butter mixture.  Mix till …
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Lemon Dragon Fruit Poke Cake ~ 柠檬火龙果蛋糕

I came across this recipe in a Coles magazine and just couldn't wait to give it a try.  Instead of blueberry sauce I used dragon fruit to make the sauce as I was confident that the purplish colour of the dragon fruit would also stand out in this cake.  And I was not wrong!







Lemon Dragon Fruit Poke Cake  ~  柠檬火龙果蛋糕
Ingredients
150 gm butter170 gm caster sugar (reduced from 220 gm)2 large eggs300 gm yoghurt225 gm self-raising flour (sifted)40 gm almond meal1 Tbsp lemon zest1/4 cup lemon juiceIcing sugar to dustDragon fruit sauce 150 gm dragon fruit2 Tbsp caster sugar1.1.2 tsp cornflour + 1 Tbsp waterMethod for dragon fruit sauce Mash up the dragon fruit in a small sauce pan, add in the sugar and cook on medium heat till sugar has dissolved.Add in cornflour mixture and cook till thicken.  Cool slightly.While still warm, pour mixture into each of the hole in the cake. Method for cake Line the base and grease the sides of an 8 inch springform pan.  Set aside.Beat the butter with sugar till li…

Garlicky shrimp steamed tofu ~ 蒜蓉蝦米蒸豆腐

Other than fried egg or omelette, this is my to go recipe when I'm pressed for time to prepare dinner.  With only a few simple ingredients at hand, one can whip up this healthy tofu dish topped with savoury and fragrant dried shrimps and crispy garlic.  A highly recommended dish for busy on-the- go mothers!



Garlicky shrimp steamed tofu ~  蒜蓉蝦米蒸豆腐 Ingredients 1 packet silky tofu 3 tsp dried shrimps 4 pips garlic, chopped Dark and light soya sauce to taste sesame oil chopped chilli to garnish
Method Saute the chopped garlic with some oil Add in the dried shrimps and stir-fry till fragrant Add in the dark and light soya sauce, dish out Place the tofu onto a heatproof plate Steam over medium heat for 5 mins. Remove excess water from the plate Pour the garlic dried shrimp mixture on top of the tofu Drizzle on some sesame oil Garnish with choppoed chillies Serve


Hurricane Swiss Roll with Strawberry jam ~ 飓风蛋糕卷

I had always wanted to make a Swiss Roll but have been procrastinating for a long time as I doubt whether I can master the art of rolling the cake.  After seeing so many pretty Hurricane Swiss Roll posts on Facebook  and blogs, the temptation was too great to resist.  So here's my first attempt at a roll cake.


Hurricane Swiss Roll with Strawberry jam ~  飓风蛋糕卷
 (adapted from 'here' .  Please visit this site for illustrated pictures on how to achieve the 'Hurricane' pattern)
Ingredients (A)
4 egg yolks60 gm caster sugar30 ml milk30 ml canola oil1 tsp vanilla70 gm plain flour, sifted1 Tbsp cocoa powderStrawberry jam or any other jam of your choice(B)  4 egg whites, 50 gm caster sugar
Method Line a 10" x 10" square pan with parchment paper, set aside.In a bowl, mix egg yolks, sugar, milk, oil, vanilla with a ball whisk.  Mix well and add in sifted flour.  Mix till well incorporated.Divide into 2 portions.  Add one portion with sifted cocoa powder, mix well.  Leav…

Tangy tamarind pork fillet ~ 亚参猪肉片

The tamarind juice in this recipe adds a sweet and sour flavour to the meat along with the aromatic kaffir lime leaves.  Besides adding flavour, the natural acidity of tamarind helps to tenderise the meat and makes the pork fillet more succulent and tender.  The marinade makes a delicious sauce when reduced and this goes very well with plain white rice.



Tangy tamarind pork fillet ~  亚参猪肉片
Ingredients

500 gm pork fillet, cut into bite size 5 Tbsp tamarind juice 1 Tbsp brown sugar 1 Tbsp dark soya sauce 2 tsp light soya sauce 1 onion, sliced 1.1/2 tsp cornflour + 1 Tbsp water to thicken Kaffir lime leaves, cut thinly Salt to taste
Method
Season the pork fillet with the tamarind juice, brown sugar, salt, dark and light soya sauce for a few hours. Pour all the above into a wok and add 3/4 cup water Cook on high heat, then switch to medium to simmer till meat is cooked through. Add in the sliced onions Add in cornflour mixture, fine tune to taste. Toss in the kaffir lime leaves. Dish out and…

Orange Ogura Cake ~ 香橙相思蛋糕

I  have not baked this Ogura cake for quite a while.  There was so much buzz about this cake amongst the fellow bloggers at one time but looks like the craze has sobered somewhat.  Nonetheless I like the texture of this cake and it's not oily and wholesome.  The texture is more or less like the chiffon  cake but it's more moist.  My cake is a bit short because I used an 8 inch pan as opposed to an 7 inch pan which I do not have.




Orange Ogura Cake ~  香橙相思蛋糕
(adapted from 'here')


Ingredients
4 egg yolks + 1 whole egg
70 ml orange juice
40 ml vegetable oil
1/4 tsp salt
55 gm plain flour
zest from 2 oranges

4 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
60 gm caster sugar

Method
Line the bottom of an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper, set aside.  Do not grease the sides.With a hand whisk, whisk the egg yolks and oil till  frothy, add in the orange juice and mix well.Add in sifted flour and zest, mix well.With an electric mixer, whisk the egg whites till foamy, add in the cream of t…

Ginger bean paste steamed chicken ~ 姜豆酱蒸鸡

Steaming is a very popular method of cooking in Chinese households.  It's fuss free and no oily pots or wok to clean up.   Adding cornstarch to the marinade before steaming helps to give the chicken a smooth texture and the brothy sauce goes very well with white rice.


Ginger bean paste steamed chicken ~  姜豆酱蒸鸡
Ingredients 500 gm kampong/free range chicken, cut into bite size 50 gm ginger, chopped 3 shallots chopped 2 tsp preserved bean paste 2 tsp light soya sauce 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp dark soya sauce 3 tsp cornflour 1/4 cup water  Spring onions and chillies to garnish

Method Blend the chopped ginger, shallots with 1/4 cup water Pour out and mix in the bean paste, sugar, light & dark soya sauces Mix in the cornflour Season the chicken with the above marinade for a few hours,  preferably overnight Arrange on a plate and steam till chicken is cooked and tender Garnish with spring onions and chopped chillies Serve




Marble Castella Cake ~ 长崎蛋糕

What's for tea?  A soft, light and non-greasy Marble Castella ~  Kasutera cake.  I didn't line the pan with foil this time, only with parchment paper and was very pleased that the bottom of the cake didn't stick onto the paper and yielded a perfect brown base.  Indeed a delicious cake to be enjoyed at any time of the day.




Marble Castella Cake  ~    长崎蛋糕

Ingredients
120 gm high protein flour, sift twice5 egg whites5 egg yolks100 gm caster sugar20 ml honey4 tsp Cointreau1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder + 1/2 Tbsp hot waterMethod Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper, set aside.Mix honey with Cointreau, set aside.Beat egg whites till foamy, add in sugar gradually and beat till firm but not dry.Add in egg yolks one @ a time, on low speed and combine till creamy.Add in sifted high protein flour in 3 batches, mix on low speed till no traces of flour are visible.Add in honey Cointreau mixture on low speed.Pour batter through a sieve into a large bowl, weigh out 120 gm and in cocoa mix…