Showing posts with label Lemon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lemon. Show all posts

Saturday, 5 October 2013

5 Assorted Chiffon Cakes Recipes - Part II

Good morning everyone! For those who follow my updates on Instagram and Facebook Page, you will release that I have being working on some chiffon cake recipes lately. It is such a quick and easy cake to whip up in about 10 minutes plus 40 minutes baking time in the oven (excluding cooling time) and you get to enjoy some lovely hearty homemade chiffon anytime of the day.

I had received some emails from readers regarding problems that they face while making chiffon cakes mostly because the cake sinks or did not rise as fluffy as expected. All these might due to  folding of egg whites into the yolk batter (over mixed), oven temperature or etc. But I am sure with proper guideline and hands-on once will eventually master the recipes. In this post, I will be sharing another 5 chiffon cake recipes apart from what I did in Chiffon Cake Recipes - Part I.

Monday, 26 August 2013

[Recipe] Roasted Lemon And Herbs Chicken with Wine

I always love comfort food like this during "cold" weather; especially winter. It is so easy to prepare by just assembling all the ingredients together on baking dish, pop them into the oven and by an hour or so everything will be ready. So all you need to do, is prepare some salad, couscous or coleslaw to go with it for a hearty weekday meal.


ROASTED LEMON AND HERBS CHICKEN WITH WINE


In this recipe I use two types of fresh herbs such as Rosemary and Oregano together with olive oil, lemon rind and juice to add in that lovely citrus taste and fragrance for this dish. To further enhance the taste, I also add in a good splash of dry white wine during the last 10 minutes of baking time.


(Serves: 2-3 | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 50 minutes)

Ingredients:
  • 3 Chicken Maryland, divide into thighs and drumsticks
  • 2 Medium Potato, cut into 1" thick slices
  • 1 Medium Carrot, cut into 1" thick slices
  • Rind of 1 Lemon, julienne
  • 1/2 Lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 Lemon, juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Sprig Fresh Rosemary
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 10g Fresh Oregano Leaves
  • 100ml Dry White Wine

Method:-
1. Preheat oven to 220°C (Degrees Celsius) and layer baking tray with foil and baking paper.

2. Rinse chicken, pat dry with kitchen paper towel. Place chicken skin-side up together with potato and carrot in singly layer on the baking tray / baking dish.

3. Mix lemon juice together with olive oil and drizzle over the chicken and potato mixture. Add remaining lemon wedges, sprinkle with herbs and fresh group pepper.

4. Roast, uncovered for 40 minutes, add wine to dish and continue to roast uncovered for another 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked.

5. When the meat is cooked through and potato is tender when test with a fork. Remove, rest for 5 minutes then sprinkle with extra fresh oregano leaves and serve with salad.

Tip:
~ Turning potato and carrot half way through baking helps to cook them evenly on both sides.


Honestly this is a beautiful dish with lot of flavour and it's so easy to prepare with simple ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen pantry. And for someone like me who always cook Asian dishes but fancy western cuisines this dish is definitely something simple to start with. Moreover if you want to bake this for Christmas party, replace the chicken "parts" with "whole chicken" for better presentation and you can also stuffed some herbs and lemon wedges into the chicken cavity for better flavour.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Lemon Pound Cake With Lemon Glaze

Meeting out with bestie who shares the same interest always spark-up new inspirations during our conversation. As I have being craving for some good lemon pound cake for tea, my dear friend Sherie without hesitate shares her "pound cake" tips with me so that I could make one.

Like she said, pound cake ingredients are quite standardize with the same amount of flour, sugar and butter used. And for a healthier choice, it is also alright to reduce the amount of sugar slighter; perhaps by 1/4.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

8th Anniversary of Cuisine Paradise

Today Cuisine Paradise adds another year onto the blog stats where we celebrate our 08th Anniversary. Time flies and it's seems only a few weeks ago when I wrote about our 07th Anniversary flashback post and yet now we are into the eighth years of blogging.

Although there were ups and downs along the way during these 8 years but I am thankful for a group of supportive friends and readers who are always there to show us full supports as well as their kind words and encouragements which makes us grow stronger each year.


LIPTON CITRUS TEA CAKE


All I want to say today is I really appreciate all the lovely comments and supports from each and everyone of you who have accompanied us to grow during these past 8 years. Without all your moral supports we won't be able to hold on till now so whatever Cuisine Paradise achieved till date are all because of your efforts.

For this 8th Anniversary, I have made a Lipton Citrus Tea Cake from the inspiration of a Earl Grey Tea Cake that I saw from Anncoo Journal website here. But instead of Earl Grey I decided to make something with citrus flavour so I replaced it with Lipton Black Tea Citrus. Love it's refreshing citrus taste plus bits of citrus peels in the tea leaves.


(Makes: 6 - 7 Cupcake  | Preparation: 10 minutes  | Cooking: 20 - 23 minutes)

Ingredients:
150g Plain Flour
20g Ground Almond
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
150g Unsalted Butter
120g Icing Sugar
1 Tablespoon of Honey
4 Eggs (55g each)
2 - 3 Lipton Black Tea Citrus Tea Bags
Pinch Of Salt
Rind of 1 Lime And Lemon Each

Tea Syrup (optional):
40g Castor Sugar
80ml Boiling Water
1.5 Tablespoons Lime Juice

Method:-
1. Preheat oven to 170°C (degree Celsius) and prepare some cupcake liner or line two 2 loaf tins (17cm x 8cm x 6cm) with parchment paper all sides up.

2. Cream butter, icing sugar and honey till light and fluffy. Gradually add in egg one at a time and beat well.

3. Next stir in salt, tea leaves, ground almond, half of the lemon and lime rinds then mix well till combined.

4. Add sifted flour mixtures and fold batter till glossy and smooth.

5. Lastly pour batter into prepared cupcake liners, top with reminding lemon and lime zest and bake for about 20 - 23 minutes or until skewer inserted into the centre and come out clean.

* (Optional) 6. When the cake is done brush it with tea syrup and leave it to cool before serving it with a cup of tea.



Lastly, I hope you would like this recipe and also I hope I would be able to whip up more new recipes to share with you in coming months. Till then have a great holiday tomorrow (it's Labor Day in Singapore), sit back, relax and enjoy a wonder #LiptonMomentsSG with your loved ones.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Lemon Butter Cake With Chia Seeds & Pistachio Nuts

This Lunar New Year, I have come up with 2 similar cakes using orange and lemon rinds plus Chia Seeds to enhance the taste of the cakes. And for festive flavour, I also used dried longan (龙眼) which represent "many good son" and pistachio nuts (开心果) which is often given as a gift to symbolize health, happiness and good fortune.


LEMON BUTTER CAKE WITH
CHIA SEEDS AND PISTACHIO NUTS


The added of pistachio nuts to this cake gives it a savory and nutty taste which blends well with the citrus syrup that moist and enhance the flavour of the cake. And for extra crunch and decorative purpose, you could also scatter a some crashed pistachio nuts on top of the batter before baking. 


(Make: 10 Square Cupckes | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 25 minutes)

Ingredients:
250g Unsalted Butter, soften
180g Castor Sugar
Rinds Of 1 Lemon and 1 Orange
4 Eggs (60g each)
280g Cake Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
50ml Fresh Milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
100g Pistachio Nuts, roughly chopped

Citrus Syrup
100g Castor Sugar
Juice of 2 Lemon
Rind of 1 Lemon and 1 Orange


Method:-
1. Using an electric beater, cream butter and sugar till pale and creamy.

2. Beat in egg one at a time till combined. Add in lemon and orange zest together with vanilla extract, beat well.

3. Next fold in sieved flour mixture (cake flour plus baking powder) in 3 batches alternate it with fresh milk.

4. Lastly, stir in chia seeds and pistachio nuts (reserved 1/4 as toppings) till well mixed.

5. Pour mixture into prepared cupcake case or baking tin (2 loaf tin measuring 17cm x 8cm x 6cm), bake in preheat 180°C degree Celsius oven for about 50 minutes (loaf tin) and 25 minutes cupcake cases or when a skewer insert and come out clean.

6. To Make The Citrus Syrup: Place all the ingredients in a heavy duty pan and simmer till sugar dissolved. Turn off the heat and set aside.

7. When the cake is out of the oven, using a toothpick or skewer poke a few holes before drizzling citrus syrup on the cake to enable the cake to absorb the flavour.

Tip:
~ If you do not have cake flour on hand, you could replace it with all-purpose plain flour (with 280g all-purpose flour, removed 4 level tablespoons from it and replace it with 4 level tablespoons of cornstarch. Sieved the flour mixture at least 5 times to aerate the flours before using it).


{Tea Snack} Lemon Butter Cake With Chia Seeds and Pistachio Nuts

For personal preference or time factors, you could skip the citrus syrup too. But if you do follow the recipe above, it does make a different in taste as well as presentation which makes the cakes look moist and eye appealing.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Lemon Bar aka Lemon Slice

Lemon Bar or Lemon Slice is a combination of buttery shortbread and tangy lemon filling that makes it so irresistible to stop at one. Although different recipes yield different result in texture and taste, I prefer mine with crispy shortbread crust that filled with soft and tangy lemon filling.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Magic Of BOSCH MCM4100 Food Processor - Part II, Baked Mini Lemon Cheesecake


This is a super "over due" recipe which I found in my "draft" a few days back while sorting out some my posts. I guess it has being almost 6 months since the other related Part I post had being published. So please accept my sincere apologies if you are waiting for this recipe.

I love cheesecake especially those that are baked rather than the non-bake type. And out of all the different types of cheesecake, New York and Boston Cheesecakes are two of my favourite because I love its thick and creamy cheesy flavour.

Friday, 6 April 2012

{Photo Friday} Easter Cupcake Baked In Egg Shells

(photo credited to Celes from Celestial Delish)

Hi everyone, hope you have a wonder Good Friday! Today's post is slightly different as it consists of Photos, Guest Post(from Celestial Delish), and team recipe. Since Easter is this coming Sunday, Celes from Celestial Delish ask whether I am keen to do a Easter Cupcake Project together with her. And my answer is definitely "YES" when she brief me on the plan. So without hesitate, we start sourcing the necessary ingredients and as well as testing some of the egg dying process before the actual baking.

And guess what! After almost about 6 hours in the kitchen starting off with draining the eggs from the shells, washing and drying the shells, preparing colours to dye the eggs, getting the egg batter and filling ready. Finally you can see what we have achieve at the end of the day from the photos shown in this post.


EASTER CUPCAKE PROJECT


(photo credited to Celes from Celestial Delish)

Other than the "Egg Shell Cupcakes" above, with the remaining batter we also baked another two muffin size cupcakes with some decoration using Easter egg shaped chocolate candy and shaved chocolate to resemble eggs in nest effect.

Recipe adapted from Celestial Delish HERE which inspired by Cupcake Project.

(Make: 18 Large Egg Cupcakes | Preparation: 1.5 Hour | Baking: 20 minutes)

Dyed Eggs Ingredients:
18 Large White Egg, 60g each (Only three egg will be used in the cake whereas the remaining are for their shells.)
1/2 Cup Water(for every egg color used)
1 Tablespoon Vinegar(for color used)
Food coloring (as many colors as you prefer)

Cupcake Ingredients:
1 Cup(128g) All-Purpose Plain Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
Pinch of Salt
2 Large Eggs (from above)
1 Cup(200g) Sugar
1/2 Cup(113g) Unsalted Butter, room temperature
Zest of 1 Lemon
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Sour Cream

Cream Cheese "Yolk" Ingredients:
1 Large Egg (from above)
8 ounces(227g) Cream Cheese, room temperature
1/3 Cup(67g) Sugar
Gold and Yellow Food Coloring


Method:-
1. You can refer the steps on making the above Easter Cupcakes over at Celes's post HERE.

Celes is also a very capable in baking different kinds of muffins, cookies and etc. And on top of baking she can also cook very well, you can find a collection of recipes from her site too. Till hope everyone has a Blessed Easter weekend!!!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Blueberry Lemon Butter Cake


Nothing beats a slice of fragrant Butter Cake which is infused with lemon aroma together with bits of bursting blueberries in your mouth. To be honest, among all the different types of tea-cake, I simply adore butter cake especially those that are lightly infused with lemon fragrant.

If you still remember, a few months back I have shared two recipes on these "Lemon Yoghurt Butter Cake" and  "Chocolate Yoghurt Butter Cake" which is a hit for our family and friends. We love both version of the cake despite of either plain or chocolate.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Thai Green Curry Roast Chicken

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The quickest way to enjoy a bowl of comfort curry dish at home is by using curry paste that is easily available at major supermarkets. In Singapore there are many different types of curry pastes ranging from Chinese(Singapore curry, nonya curry), Malay(rendang, kari ayam), Indian(fish curry), to international choice of Japanese, Thai and etc.

Here we are using Thai Green Curry paste which is best with chicken(recipe HERE), pork or seafood whereas Thai Red Curry works best with beef, lamb or oily fish such as salmon.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Magic Of BOSCH MCM4100 Food Processor - Part I

I love to experiment with new Kitchen Gadget and this set of "lemon" pastry plus juice is whipped up using my new toy - BOSCH MCM4100 Food Processor(more detail of this product HERE). This food processor comes with multiple functions such as; juice blender, meat grinder, dough maker, making meringue, sorbet, mayonnaise and etc.

In this post I would be sharing 2 recipes using this food processor such as ABC Detox Juice and Lemon Berry Tarts. And as for part 2 post, I would be sharing a recipe on Baked Lemon Cheesecake.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Chocolate Lemon Yogurt Cake

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About two weeks back I have an entry on Lemon Yougurt Butter Cake which was quite well-received by most of my friends. So during my Kids' Pizza and Bento Workshop last week I decided to twist the recipe a bit in order to suit the kids with this Chocolate Lemon Yogurt Cake.

Each bites on this chocolate cake leaves you with a light and refreshing lemon fragrant mixing together with that rich chocolate taste that stays in your mouth for quite sometime which I am sure it would makes a perfect tea cake for the kids.

In order to make it more chocolatey, I added extra 100g of mini chocolate chips so that i will make the cake more moist and full of chocolate flavour.

Recipe adapted from Lemon Yogurt Butter Cake HERE.

Ingredients: (makes 2 small loaf tins, 17cm x 8cm x 6cm) 
175g Unsalted Butter, room temperature
200g Caster Sugar
3 Eggs, 60g each
200g Self Raising Flour
45g Valrhona Cocoa Powder
100g Mini Chocolate Chips
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Zest of 1 Lemon
4 Tablespoons Plain Yogurt


Method:-
1. Cream butter and sugar with mixer till creamy and pale (about 3 - 4 minutes on medium speed).

2. Add in eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition. If necessary scrap mixture off the side of the mixing bowl and make sure everything is well beaten.

3. Fold in the mixture of sifted self-raising flour plus cocoa powder in 3 batches.

4. Next add in lemon zest, juice, yogurt, mini chocolate chips and fold thoroughly till combined.

5. Divide batter equal into 2 mini loaf tins that are lined with greaseproof paper.

6. Bake in preheat 180 degree oven for about 35 - 40 minutes or when skewer insert and come out clean.

7. When cake is done, remove it from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes.

8. Transfer cake to cooling rack and cool completely before cutting it into serving slices.


Friday, 2 September 2011

Lemon Yogurt Butter Cake

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Time flies, it seems another weekend is approaching and here I would like to share with you a quick tea-cake recipe that you could whipped up anytime of the day using common ingredients such as lemon and plain yogurt. It has being quite sometime since I last baked butter cake(Chocolate Pumpkin Butter Cake) for tea-snack and I sure love it's buttery fragrant together with a cup of English Tea.

Yesterday I decided to bake something as a gift and appreciation for a new friend whom I get to know outside the school gate while waiting for our kids to dismiss from school. To me Doreen is a very cheerful and optimistic person whom share a lot of useful information and tips regarding parenting issues. And also through the conversation with her, I have learn a lot of good examples and tips on handling kids and their emotions.

Here with my not so skillful baking knowledge, I decide to bake something simple but yet great for tea-time. So in the end I settle with a moist and fragrant Lemon Yogurt Butter Cake for my new friend and her family.

Ingredients: (makes 2 small loaf tins, 17cm x 8cm x 6cm)
175g Unsalted Butter, room temperature
200g Caster Sugar
3 Eggs, 60g each
245g Self Raising Flour
Juice of 1 Lemon
Zest of 1 or 2 Lemon
Pinch of Salt
4 Tablespoons Plain Yogurt

Method:-
1. Cream butter and sugar with mixer till creamy and pale (about 3 - 4 minutes on medium speed).

2. Add in eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition. If necessary scrap mixture off the side of the mixing bowl and make sure everything is well beaten.

3. Fold in sifted self-raising flour in 3 batches.

4. Next add in lemon zest, juice, salt, yogurt and fold thoroughly till combined.

5. Divide batter equal into 2 mini loaf tins that are lined with greaseproof paper. (You can top 1 tin with some thinly sliced lemon for decoration purpose)

6. Bake in preheat 180 degree oven for about 30 - 35 minutes or when skewer insert and come out clean.

7. When cake is done, remove it from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes.

8. Transfer cake to cooling rack and cool completely before cutting it into serving slices.


As you can see from the photo, in order to make the cake more presentable I have decorate it with two different designs. One is with extra lemon slices on it while the other is with lemon icing top with some roasted pistachio nuts and lemon zest.

To make the lemon icing:- mixed 10ml fresh lemon juice with 50g of icing sugar and stir till thick and pipping consistency.You can either spread the lemon icing on top of the cake or scoop icing into piping bags and pipe either lines or design with it.


Sunday, 22 July 2007

Baked New York Cheesecake

I have saw and heard a lot of good comments on the Baked New York Cheesecake(flourless version), even my colleague's wife also strongly recommend me to try on this. So without any hesitate, I baked after getting hold of all the ingredients. And I must said, the result is really fantastic. The texture is so smooth that it really melts in your mouth when you eat it. The original one is just baked cheesecake with white sour cream on top.


But for me, I am a person who loves Vibrant Colours. So I added some yellow to the sour cream mixture and make it look sort of like custard. Other than that, I also pipped some Rose Scented Cream Cheese to go with some fresh Strawberries and Cherries to enhance the flavour and colour of the cheesecake.

As you can see, my cheesecake is kind of low compare to the one sold outside because I had used a slightly bigger springform tin. I just wanted to try having a small portion of the cheesecake instead of the usual big slices. For those who are interested to try out this wonderful cheesecake, the recipe are as below:Posted by Picasa

Ingredients:
350g Cream Cheese, room temperate to soften
75g Unsalted Butter, melted and cool
80g Castor Sugar
135g Egg, about 3 60g eggs
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
Zest Of 1 Lemon
100g Of Sour Cream
35g Castor Sugar
Assorted Fresh Fruits

Methods:
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree.
2. Diced the cream cheese and beat the soften cream cheese until creamy then add in 80g sugar and continue to beat until sugar dissolved.(about 4-5 mins on medium speed)
3. Next add in the eggs(lightly beaten) gradually in about 4 - 5 interval and beat well with each adding for about 2 minutes.
4. Add in the lemon juice and zest then stir till well combine.
5. Finally stir in the melted butter and pour the mixture into a prepare "7" round tin(i used a 8" springform tin) and bake for about 30-35 minutes.
6. While baking the cake, cream the 35g sugar with sour cream until sugar is dissolved then set aside.
7. When the cake is done(brown in colour), remove from the oven, switch off the heat and close the oven door.
8. Pour the prepared sour cream mixture in the middle of the cake and then put the whole cake back into the oven and let it continue to heat up using the remaining heat from the oven for about 10 - 15 minutes.
9. Remove, and set aside to cool completely before decorate it with extra cream or fresh fruit to serve.

Notes:
a) If after 30 minutes the colour of the cheesecake is still very pale, increase the oven temperature to 200 degree and bake till golden brown.
b) For my yellow colour sour cream mixture, I added about 1 teaspoon of yellow food colouring and beat till well combined.


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