Showing posts with label Photo Friday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photo Friday. Show all posts

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Double Chocolate Banana Cake

Continue from my previous post on the Banana Chocolate Cake With Cranberry this double chocolate version is definitely with excitement! I made this Double Chocolate Banana Cake because it consists two of my boy's favourite ingredients which are "Banana" and "Dark Chocolate" and they definitely pairs well. If you want to impress your guests with something rich, soft and moist and quick for afternoon tea perhaps you can try baking this using either oven method or my super Happy Call Pan!

Friday, 17 February 2012

Hakka Abacus Seeds - 客家算盘子

Time flies fast and today it's Friday again where we have another interesting recipe theme for our Photo Friday. Just for a quick introduce, the above Abacus Seeds is one of the Hakka's specialty where the family will get to eat them during special occasions or gatherings. Since olden time till now, the side ingredients have become varied such as minced meat, cuttlefish, mushrooms, dried shrimps, tau kwa (firm beancurd) and etc.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Cranberry And Banana Walnut Cake

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Last Friday we kick off our 1st Photo Friday with Pineapple Upside-down Cake which i adapted from "Just One Cookbook" and for this week I would be sharing this delicious Cranberry And Banana Walnut Cake from Wen's Delight who is also the host for January Aspiring Baker event on Auspicious Dishes for CNY(Jan 2012). If you need more inspiration for Chinese New Year dishes you can take a look at the roundup HERE.

I get to know Wendy's blog on Wen's Delight a few year back through blogs hopping. She is very generous on sharing recipes of her wonderful bakes and I have indeed tried a few recipes on her blog too. Last week since I have some extra banana and cranberry in the panty I decided to try out this recipe as her cake look so yummy on her post.


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This recipe is quite a standard method with creaming butter and sugar till light and creamy before adding one egg at a time and beat till combine. Whereas the mashed banana and dried ingredients are to be fold in alternatively till the cake batter is well mixed. If compared the outlook and internal texture of the cake wendy's version is definitely much better than mine as my seems to be a bit over mixed/baked with bits of crumbs falling. 

Recipe adapted from Wendy of Wen's Delight, HERE.

(Make: 7" Square Tin | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 50 minutes)

230g Unsalted Butter, soften
2 Tablespoons Honey (optional)
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
4 Large Eggs
140g Castor Sugar
270g Self-raising Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
240g Ripe Bananas, mashed
50g Chopped Walnuts
2 Tablespoons Dried cranberries, roughly chopped
1 Tablespoon of rum liquor

You can refer the steps on making the cake at Wendy's post HERE.

Wendy has a large collection of cake recipes (about 124 recipes) for you to take your pick so if you are keen to try out more recipes from her site. You can refer to this link HERE. Till then have a great weekend everyone!!!

Friday, 3 February 2012

{Photo Friday} Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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I love to spend hours looking at food photos from either food magazines or food blogs. Upon looking at those mouthwatering photos it could actually motive oneself to try working on the recipe(s) especially those that requires simple ingredients and comes with step-by-step photos. Today I am sharing a Photo Post on a Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe that I try from Nami's blog @ Just One Cookbook. If you have follow this blog you would remember she is also the one who inspired and taught me how to make the Japanese Steamed Cake (recipes on Mushipan).

For this 1st Photo Friday entry, I would like to share with you a delicious cake recipe that I bake from Nami's blog.


Just a few days ago I saw a lot of beautiful fresh pineapples available at the wet market and on the same day so coincident Nami also shared a post on her Pineapple Upside Down Cake which she made for her husband. So without hesitate I know I must go and get hold of the pineapple to try her recipe.

Although I am don't like to eat pineapple as a fruit on it's own(because I am afraid of sour and it's tongue bite feeling) but I love it when it is used to make pineapple jam, pineapple tarts, achar(fruit salad) and etc. Thinking about it I still miss Sherie's(maameemoomoo) pineapple salad that she share with me during my last visit to her place.

Recipe adapted from Nami's @ Just One Cookbook HERE.

(Make: 8" Round Tin | Preparation: 15 minutes | Cooking: 50 - 60 minutes)

1 Pineapple, (skin removed, halve and core)
150g Caster Sugar
1/2 Cup Water
86g Unsalted Butter, soften

Batter for Cake:
114g Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
140g Plain Flour
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs
3 Egg Yolks
200g Caster Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Although there is a small hiccups while preparing the caramel pineapple but overall the cake was perfect with it's soft, sponge cake like texture that tops with delicious golden pineapple slices. This is just too good for an afternoon tea-snack and I have two slices with my favourite fruit tea. If you are keen in trying out this recipe, do head over to Nami's blog and check out her step-by-step recipe on making this mouthwatering cake HERE.

Till then have a great weekend everyone! Stay tune for next Photo Friday recipe again.