Showing posts from March, 2011

♥...Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing...♥

This would mark my blog's first post on cupcakes. I've actually tried and tested few cupcake recipes. Some were excellent, some were just okey. Sharing an extraordinary with you all today!

source : Philadelphia

Ingredients :~
200gm self raising flour1/2 tsp cinnamon powder225gm grated carrots200ml oil (sunflower or groundnut oil)100gm brown sugar (I used 100gm caster sugar + 100gm brown sugar) 85gm chopped pecans ( skipped)50gm sultanas 4 eggs ~ lightly beatenFor icing
200gm cream cheese100gm icing sugar2 tsp lemon juice1 tbsp lemon rind2 tbsp pecans, roughly chopped (to sprinkle) ~ skipped
Method :~

Sift together flour and cinnamon powder into a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. Mixture will be quite runny.Spoon mixture into prepared cupcake moulds. Bake at 180°C for 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire rack once done.For Icing :~ Beat all ingredients except for pecans until smooth. Top the cuppies with icing …

♥...Short Break & Noodles...♥

Pleased to announce that the owner of this blog will be on short break for 2~3 days due to laziness sitting on her head! Hahaha... hey just kidding!

Okey here's for you... a bowl of stir fried noodles, vegan style. Enjoy!

Ingredients :~shallots, garlic, fried tofu, mustard greens, carrot, yellow noodles, dried chilli paste, soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, sesame oil, little water, little salt, oil.

Hehehe, didn't I inform you that I'm lazy right now! See you all around soon. 

Btw, did I miss any awards collection from your side? Kindly buzz me...sorry friends! ;)

♥...Cheesy Butter Cake...♥

A scrumptious cheesy butter cake...couldn't resist when my son suggested we have it with some strawberry conserve I bought few weeks back.

Ingredients :~

250gm cream cheese ~ room temp150gm butter ~ room temp250gm plain flour1 tsp baking powder 220-250gm caster sugar1 tbsp lemon juice or vanilla essence1 tbsp lemon zest ~ optional4 grade A eggs

Method :~
Whisk plain flour and baking powder together.  In a mixer bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and caster sugar until creamy. Add eggs one by one, beat until well incorporated.Add lemon juice and zest (if you do), mix well.Fold in flour and mix until well combined and pour into a greased and lined cake tin. Bake at 160°C for 45-50 minutes (oven settings may vary).Once baked, allow to cool on wire rack.  * Addition of lemon is purely optional. You may substitute with vanilla essence.
 * Do try topping the cake with assorted berries, fruit jams, preserve or conserve like we did! ^___^

As usual, we couldn't wait for t…

♥...Buttermilk Panna Cotta...♥

Sweet Monday to my beloved friends, readers, visitors and followers! Let's start the week with a BIG smile. Wishing all of you a pleasant week ahead...

I'll be sharing another dessert, which is really easy to make and of course worth trying! If you love milky or creamier desserts, then list it in your to-do!

Buttermilk Panna Cotta as I've named it...goes well with any fruit toppings or purees! Assorted berries will make the dessert extra delicious. Since I don't have any, mango made justice. Could have been better with pureed mango. Anyhow, the choice is yours.

220ml whipping cream250ml buttermilk1/4 cup caster sugar (adjust to your preference)2 tsp vanilla essence2 tsp powdered gelatine2 tbsp waterfruits (flesh or purees)  Method :~
Put 2 tbsp of water in a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatine over. Let stand until gelatine softens.Meanwhile, add whipping cream and sugar in a saucepan. Stir over low heat for 3 minutes or until sugar diss…

♥...Triple Joy Brownies & Met a Reader...♥

Hi friends, how you all been? Alright, I'm back to blogging again. Hubby already in Cape Town, joined the vessel. We had real blast during his last break, missing him terribly!

Baked some brownies for my kids today. Basic brownie, topped with Cream Cheese and Dulce De Leche. That is why I named it as Triple Joy Brownie. Hahaha...

Brownie recipe adapted from Philadelphia. I've adjusted accordingly to suit our taste buds and added Dulce de Leche as well.

125gm butter125gm dark chocolate, chopped200gm fine granulated sugar3 eggs ~ lightly beaten50gm plain flour40gm dutch processed cocoa 1/4 tsp baking powder180gm cream cheese40gm caster sugarsufficient Dulce de Leche Method :~
Combine butter, dark chocolate and sugar in a medium saucepan and stir over medium heat until chocolate and butter melt. Remove from heat and allow to coole. Whisk in the eggs. Add flour, cocoa powder and baking powder, stir until well combined. Pour into a greased and …

♥...Mustard Green with Coconut and Tofu Stir Fry...♥

Although Chinese-style stir fried vegetables are always our preference at home, sometimes I do make vege dishes this way too. Could hardly see a full green leaf there as they are all coarsely chopped. Hehehe. Goes well with any fish / squid / egg curries. Choice is yours... ;)

Here's the recipe...


Ingredients :~
2 packs mustard green ( I used the short ones about 800gm) ~ coarsely chopped1/4 cup grated coconut2 firm tofus4 garlic cloves ~ chopped1 medium sized onion ~ sliced1 green chilli ~ slicedsalt cooking oilMethod:~
Heat oil in wok. Fry cubed tofus until golden brown. Sprinkle some salt over the tofu while frying. Drain on paper towel. Reduce oil in wok, stir fry garlic and onion until fragrant. Add mustard green, continue mixing. Add chilli, salt and coconut. Mix evenly. Lastly, add fried tofus. Check for salt, add more if needed. Dish out!

Thanks for being here!

♥...Prawn and Quail Egg Masala...♥

This is yet another simple dish loved by everyone in my family.


Ingredients :~
800gm small prawns ~ cleaned ( I prefer small sized prawns for this dish)10-15 nos boiled quail eggs 2 garlic cloves ~ finely chopped1 cm ginger ~ finely chopped1 large onion ~ sliced3 dried chillis ~ sliced1 stalk curry leaves2 tbsp chilli powder1 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp cumin powder saltcooking oil Method :~

In a bowl, mix prawn with chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and salt. Leave aside.Heat oil in wok, stir fry garlic and ginger until fragrant. Add the prawns and fry for 2 minutes.Add sliced onions, dried chilli and curry leaves. Mix together and let simmer for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally until the gravy turns slightly darker.Add boiled quail eggs, stir evenly and let simmer for another 2 minutes. Check seasoning. Dish out and ready to be served.

pics from my lumix! dslr battery out...hehe..

Enjoy your day and Happy Cooking...!!!