Friday 30 December 2005

Pineapple Tarts

It's a few more weeks before Chinese New Year and you can easily find lot of New Year Cookies all around Singapore. Out of those cookies, Pineapple Tart is one of the most famous one among all. And since I have a packet of pineapple paste sitting in the fridge, I decided to do a test run on this recipe before making them in batches for friends and relatives.

This recipe is from one of the mum's in M4M website but I modify the ingredients a bit to suits our preference. The pineapple tart is more towards the "melt in mouth" version which is more buttery and melt instantly when put into your mouth.

Wednesday 28 December 2005

Low Fat Carrot Cake

It had being on my mind for some time and yet I am still considering whether a not to make an English Carrot Cake which I find the steps rather lengthy and etc. After some read up, I decide to try this Low Fat Carrot Cake recipe since it does not require any oil or butter.

Surprisingly the end result turns out good with a light and fluffy texture plus lemon and nutty scent which was rather different from the usual carrot cake which consists of cinnamon, walnut and cream cheese.

Monday 26 December 2005

Perilla Chicken Roll

Perilla (紫苏/大叶) has a sweet flavour with the scent of plum. They are commonly used in Japanese Barbecue skewers, salads and sashimi. After searching for a longtime I finally managed to find this Perialla leave at Takashimaya Cold Storage which cost about $2.05 for packet of 10 Leaves.

Friday 23 December 2005

Assorted Melting Moments

As a perennial favourite, these buttery little treats will bring back memories of separating the biscuits and licking the cream. This recipe is pretty straight forward to make and it takes about 30 minutes to prepare. And for this batch of Assorted Melting Moments, I sandwich them with different flavour such as butter, coffee and chocolate cream.

Saturday 17 December 2005

Christmas Log Cake

I always wanted to make a decent Log Cake like other home bakers do. So after reading some tips and inspiration from those expert in M4M site. I decided to try making a Mini Log Cake using the clues and recipes that I collected. Actually when you start making it step by step it not as difficult as it looks.  I think the most challenging part is the spread the whipping cream or ganache evenly over the cake and assemble them to look like tree log. .

Thursday 8 December 2005

Lemon & Coffee Pork Chop

Saw this dish from a cookbook that I loan from the library. Decided to try out the recipe since we are coffee lovers and indeed the end result turns out well with hint of coffee fragrant, sweet and sour taste from the tomato sauce and tender bite of meat.