Monday, February 24, 2020

Double chocolate chips muffins II

Using another recipe that I bookmarked recently. The method seems easy and straightforward too, only setback is I always lazy to melt chocolate! Hahaha.. 

Decided to bring my butt to work so that the kids can bring to school for snack break on Tuesday. I topped 6 of them with banana slices and 6 with peppermint chunks. Need to use up my ripe bananas too! Heee.. 

The smell from baking these while I am washing up and preparing my ingredients for dinner is amazing! So therapeutic! I love the smell of baking ❤️❤️

OMG!! So so so rich n moist! Super love the rich chocolate taste! TRY IT!!!

Double chocolate muffins (adapted from BiggerBolderBaking)
71g Plain four
37g Cocoa powder
1/2tsp Baking powder
1/4tsp Salt
115g Brown sugar
2 eggs
71g Yogurt
115g Oil
1tsp Vanilla extract
115g semi sweet choc, melted
some choc chips to mix in

1) Melt chocolate and let it cool a bit
2) Set dry ingredients in a bowl
3) Stir sugar, eggs, yogurt, vanilla and oil into melted chocolate
4) Mix in dry ingredients and then chocolate chips, do not overmix
5) Scoop almost full and top with more toppings of your choice
6) Bake at 180-200deg x25mins

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Homemade whipped potato

Been wanting to try making whipped potato then a lovely friend shared in a foodie chat how she made with reference to a video. Took a look at the video and made my own! 

Along with blanched veg and then strained and quick toss them in oil n onions! Lovely!! Using back my previous batter recipe, I fried hoki fish as the main!

Kids super love the combi and even want more fish! As a mum, definitely happy to hear that!! And the potato, even my hub also said its nice! ❤️

Whipped potato
3 potato, peel and cut in chunks
3-5tbsp milk

1/2 bowl water
1tbsp light soy sauce
1tbsp oyster sauce
dash of black pepper
1/2tbsp cornflour

1) Steam potato chunks for 15mins til soft
2) Mash it and leave to cool slightly
3) Add in milk by spoonful and mix til smooth, add more if required
4) Heat up pan and stir the gravy mixture til thick, drizzle over potato

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Airfryer Salmon

Been enticed by a neighbour to airfry/bake salmon with breadcrumbs. Being lazy, I didnt dig out my new pack of breadcrumbs. Instead I anyhow mix up a dressing to spread over the salmon, airfry them for dinner! 

Our usual salmon is always panfry then top with teriyaki sauce or just panfry n squeeze some lemon juice. This is a new variation and glad that the kids take to it well. Surprisingly very nice with a hint of lemon-sour and not overly creamy or garlicky! 

I asked the kids if its nice, and I believe the picture says a THOUSAND words! I, myself also surprise at the end product! Its nice and not overly gelat. Yuns!! Gonna document it down so I can refer to the amount of sauces used! 

Our spread for dinner tonite! 

Airfryer Salmon
300g Salmon, cut into 2 and slit
2Tbsp Mayo
1Tbsp lemon juice
dash of parsley flakes
dash of pepper
dash of ginger powder
some salt
2tsp chopped garlic

1) Mix above condiments in a bowl and spread over salmon
2) Wrap in baking paper and airfry for 25mins at 160deg

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Butter chicken

Randomly saw this on facebook while browsing. Showed my hub and we decided to try this for dinner the next evening. Looks so gooooood! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

As the coronavirus situation still on the high side, he went to help me grab the spices so I can marinate them before cooking for dinner. Great job done as all the spices were bought correctly! Bravo right? ๐Ÿ˜…

I only managed to marinate it for a short 3 hours+ as its really an impromptu decision to cook them. I believed marinating overnight will be even more fragrant. All u need is sautee the marinated chicken til they are browned nicely. 

Adding in the gravy seasonings and leave it to simmer til chicken are soft. Oh ya I added potato as Hub requested for them. A very simple and quick dish to make! 

Hub gave thumbs up tho a little spicy for the 2 boys. I substitute with yogurt and milk instead of using cream. We sprinkle more cayenne pepper prior to eating! Definitely goes very well with a piece of naan. Perhaps I should work on that too! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

Butter chicken (reference from RecipeTinEats)
Marinade -
2 whole chicken breast, debone and chopped
2 whole chicken leg, debone and chopped
1 potato, cut into cubes
125g greek yogurt
1tsp cumin
1tsp tumeric
1tsp ginger
1tsp cayenne pepper
2tsp graham marsala
1Tbsp lemon juice
2 clove garlic, chopped

125g greek yogurt
160g tomato puree (may reduce to 120g)
125g milk
dash of pepper
2Tbsp sugar

4Tbsp butter

1) Prepare marinade in a bowl
2) Cut chicken into cubes and put in the marinade and leave it overnight preferably
3) Panfry potato cubes til all sides are brown, leave aside
4) Put butter and add in chicken cubes
5) Once chicken are slightly cooked and browned, add in gravy seasonings and mix well
6) Simmer til potato and chicken are fully cooked and sauce is thicken

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Good old banana cake

Recently a fren shared this banana cake that she has been baking, telling us how yummy it was and we were even troubleshooting the ripeness of the banana for the cake. Didnt had a chance to try as the few times she baked, couldnt meet her up.

So this contagious baking bug, infected a preggy fren of us. She bought 2 bunch of bananas just to bake them! And she tempted me ONCE AGAIN that it is so so so YUMMY! Ok, now my mum handed me a bunch of banana from praying so I need to try baking it too! And being stuck at home due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, I need something else to do to lift my mood up! 

This morning I weigh the ingredients out, and busy with the kitchen chores while prepping to bake the cake. Had to use my favourite pink wilton pan! ❤️❤️ And the youngest was busy entertaining himself, with his toys n duplo. 

Finally done and top the banana slices on top, kept an area without as I wanna try the cake, without the banana slices. hee ๐Ÿ˜… I was super nervous with the whole process as I really really am very bad with baking a cake using whole-egg method. The ribbon stage is manageable but the folding in of flour and oil usually makes me fail. Sob.. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคž๐ŸปSo fingers crossed, I sent it in to oven! 

Oh it must be my LUCKY DAY! I totally succeed!! Yay! So so happy! These are going in the kids’ snack box tml for school and I took a bite. The only flaw was a bit dry and i found out that I accidentally uses 180g flour instead of 160g! This must be the reason that causes the dryness. And I only realised as I was typing this entry post! ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผ‍♀️ But its still totally yum and can taste the banana fragrance! ❤️❤️

See the cross section clearer, flour was nicely folded in! Yipeee!! Will definitely bake them again!

Banana Cake (not sure where my fren got it from)
3 Eggs
120g sugar (i use 90g)
200g banana, mashed
160g plain flour 
1/4tsp baking soda
1/2tsp baking powder
90g corn oil (i use 60g)

some banana slice for toppings (optional)

1) Mix eggs til foamy and slowly add in sugar
2) Continue mix and add in mashed bananas
3) Continue to mix til ribbon stage, takes about 10mins or so
4) Fold in sifted flour in 2 additions with spatula
5) Take out spoonful of batter and mix with oil, before adding to the batter
6) Mix well and pour onto a greased pan, lined bottom with baking paper
7) Decorate with banana slice if needed
8) Bake at 180deg for 40mins or til top browned nicely

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Milo chiffon

Made this impromptu as I thought of using my milo powder at home. Previously used it to bake a milo cookie but end product wasnt to my liking. And since I rarely gave the kids milo drink, I thought why not a Milo chiffon. ๐Ÿ˜Š

The chiffon is mildly milo flavoured with a hint of nutella. Loved the combination of these 2 ingredients. Chiffon seems not properly folded enough and I didnt pour it high enough, didnt knock on tabletop so had some bigger air bubbles in the cake. Overall, still soft and spongy that my youngest had 2 slices in a row for his breakfast the next day!

Packed a chiffon for 1 of my regular customer’s son. He has been waiting to eat the mini cheesecake but have yet to bake them for him. Had been trying to get used to the routine without a helper, then youngest sick then eldest. Thankfully, I am slowly getting the hang of everything now. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

Try the recipe! I really love it!

Milo Chiffon (adapted from Anncoojournal)
5 whites 
45g sugar
5 yolks
15g sugar
100ml milo (100ml water + 2tbsp milo gao kosong powder)
45g oil
1tbsp nutella
100g cake flour
1tsp vanilla extract

1) Mix yolk n sugar well
2) Add in milo, oil, vanilla and nutella, mix well
3) Whisk in cake flour til well
4) Beat whites n sugar til soft peaks
5) Fold in whites to batter gradually in 3 additions
6) Bake at 180deg for 40mins or til top is nicely browned

Friday, January 31, 2020

Love Letters

Been waiting for my cake machine to attempt these!! Love eating both versions of love letters - Rolled up or Folded!! My fav is Julie’s chocolate love letters!! 

Finally my machine arrives and since we are reducing the frequencies of bringing the kids out, esp
the 3yo who cant keep his hands to himself, happily washed up all the plates I have gotten!! Total of 8 or 9 kinds ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™Š

Wasnt that hot to handle from the machine if you are folding them but quite hot if u want to roll them up. And i really cant roll then well and it became a thick ‘tree trunk’! lol

The recipe is simple. I weigh all in a measuring cup n whisk it well. Then use a big spoon to add 1 spoonful of the batter at a time. Size was just nice!!!

I tried doing 1 fold for the kids to eat. Way easier to fold it flat n lesser crumbs to handle when they bite it, esp my 3Yo!! Going to try more different flavours! Stay tune! ❤️❤️

Love letters (adapted from Lisa Lemony Kitchen)
halve the recipe, makes about 30
62.5g Rice flour
1tbsp Tapioca flour
75g Icing sugar
1/2tsp Salt
120g Eggs
125g Coconut milk

1) Mix n whisk all ingredients in a mixing bowl
2) Add 1 spoonful per batch n monitor the ‘cooking time’ 
(approx 30secs++ for initial few pcs n slowly it gets faster to cook as it is more heated up)
3) Quickly fold or roll as you desired. Keep in airtight once totally cools down.

Easy pizza

Bookmarked and has been wanting to try this recipe. As the original recipe can make 4 big pizza, I decided to half the recipe and adjusted slightly.

Sideview of the pizza base, its really yummy. Hub says its the nicest pizza I ever made! ๐Ÿคท‍♀️ Too hungry or maybe really good? Even youngest had 2 slices. Top it with sausages, tomato and cheese = PERFECT!

The recipe only require to mix into a dough and leave it to proof. All I need to do was roll it up n top with my pizza ingredients. Yummy!! 

Pizza base (adapted from BiggerBolderBaking)
90ml milk, warmed
1tsp sugar
1tsp yeast

250g plain flour
1tsp salt
1tsp baking powder

1 egg
90g greek yogurt

1) Mix warm milk with sugar n yeast and stir well. Sit for 15mins.
2) Mix (B) in a big mixing bowl and set aside.
3) Mix (C) well
4) Add yeast mixture into the dry ingredients, then add in egg mixture
5) Mix well until it forms a dough
6) Cling wrap n leave to proof for 1.5-2hours. Use as desired

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Milo Doggy Cookies

Made this milo doggy cookies as wanted to make something cute and fun to destress. Decided to make milo related since I jus got a pack of Milo Gao Kosong recently. 

Using this recipe from Happy Home Baking, she also modified it from her version of horlicks. I was very intrigued as the recipe doesnt uses any SUGAR! Yes, I read the recipe a few times to be sure of it! And milo is already very sweet so I usually get the kosong version which also taste sweet so I thought of giving it a try! 

The cookies is crunchy on the outside but crumble once u bite into them. Love the pairing with the Kokokrunch as it really enhance the milo taste. What I love is that perhaps its Milo kosong, it taste like Dark choc milo!! I honestly love it!! My youngest couldnt wait and took 2 at a time! 

Milo doggy cookie (Adapted from Happy Home Baking)
180g Butter
80g Milo powder
200g Cake flour
25g Milk powder (I left 12g and replace with corn flour)
25g Corn flour

Some choc chips & kokokrunch for deco

1) Cream butter and milo til creamy
2) Add in cake flour, milk powder and corn flour n mix well
3) Scoop n roll into balls
4) Deco with kokokrunch and chcoc chips
5) Bake at 180deg for 20-25mins

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Pork floss cookie

Been a while since I have time to try new recipes and bake. Lots of changes since my old helper went home. Replacement helper does not fits in and both me and hub decided to try going without since #3 is much older now.

CNY is coming! I plan to make some cookies for my Chilli and Bakes regular customer. Tried 3 new recipes and this is our favourite today! Therefore sharing this with my readers here!! 

The sesame adds an extra fragrance to the cookies and added some texture too! Floss shreds can be taste when you bite into them! Sweetness is not too much so its really good!!

It is crunchy on the outside with crumbly and melt in the mouth texture once it goes in the mouth! Totally loving the texture and flavour! I think it makes a nice and addictive snack when people come house visiting during CNY! 

Each recipe makes about 30-40+ bite sized cookies. Try it!! Yums!! 

Pork Floss cookie (adapted from BakeForHappyKids)
100g Butter, room temp
20g Icing sugar
60g Plain flour
60g Cornflour
1/4 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt
60g Pork floss
some sesame seeds, toasted
egg yolk + water to brush

1) Cream butter and icing sugar til creamy
2) Add in flours, baking powder and salt to mixture well
3) Add in floss and mix into a dough-like texture
4) Roll into bite size balls and flatten slightly
5) Brush with egg yolk mixture and sprinkle sesame seeds
6) Bake at 180deg til cookies are golden brown
7) Cool well before storing