Monday, December 24, 2018

Mrs NgSK Butter Cake: Revisited

Using Golden churn this round, mild buttery taste. Sweetness just nice with the reduced amount! Love ❤️❤️❤️ Bringing them to family gathering to share... 

Couldnt resist and took a taste test.. Mmmmmmm ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

Mrs NgSK Butter Cake
(Recipe as per previous post, with updated modifications)
Egg whites :
4 Whites
50g Sugar

Cake Batter:
230g Butter, room temp
80g Sugar
4 Yolks
1Tsp Vanilla Extract/Paste
60ml Milk
200g Self-raising Flour

1) Beat whites til stiff peak, set aside
2) Beat butter and sugar til light and fluffy
3) Add yolks 1 by 1 and mix well after each addition. Add vanilla paste.
4) Add 1/3 Flour, mix well. Add milk in 2 addition, alternate with flour. Mixing well after each addition.
5) Add in half whites and mix til no streaks. Then pour remaining whites and mix well.
6) **I took 2Tbsp of batter and added 1Tbsp cocoa powder and mix** Pour remaining batter into baking pan and level.
7) Scoop cocoa batter onto top of cake batter and make swirls. Bake for 45mins at 170deg or til skwer comes out clean and top is browned!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Oat & Chocolate Chips Cookies

I bookmarked this as love the combination of oat and chocolate chips. A bit of healthy ingredients makes me less sinful to munch on them. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Another part I love is the simple method of prepararation and allows me to bake them with the kids. 

I normally weigh them out n set on a tray and let them decide who do which portion. Dry or Wet or Bowl I or II for today. Then they take their places to handle the ingredients. 

They still get to take turns to help each other roles too. To have a feel of how it is done. Seems like they getting better and #2 is also improving in his way of pouring ingredients, mixing and taking the baking time seriously. No longer playing with food etc. Well done ๐Ÿ‘

Think I didnt space enough as it spreads a lot during baking. Even for the last tray, I tried chilling before baking, it still spreads. Thus my cookie were kind of ‘stick’ together and I have to cut threm into squares when it is still warm out frm the oven! 

Taste I feel a bit on the sweet side. Would maybe reduce the sugar the next round. The texture is soft crispy & chewy bite like those subway cookies! ❤️❤️❤️ yummy!

Oat & Chocolate Chips Cookies (adapted from Tasty)
Bowl I
156g Plain Flour
1tsp Salt
1/2tsp Baking Soda
1/2tsp Baking Powder

Bowl II
173g Butter
100g Caster Sugar
100g Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1tsp Vanilla Paste

1 cup each: Oat, Nestum, Chocolate chip

1) Mix ingredients for Bowl I. Set aside
2) Mix Butter and sugar in Bowl II til well combined.
3) Add Egg and Vanilla paste to Bowl II. Mix well
4) Add Bowl II to Bowl I. Mix til no streaks of flour is seen
5) Pour in toppings and briefly mix it.
6) Put spoonful of batter and leave space as it spreads a fair bit. Bake at 180-200deg for 30mins or til cookie is browned.  Cooled througly before storing in airtight container.

Bueno & Crunchie Lollipop Ice Cream

Project II today was making the very simple lollipop ice cream with just 2 ingredients - Whipping/Heavy cream + chocolate of your choice! I went for Crunchie & Kinder Brueno! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

I am using with reference to this Video recipe which my fren tagged me on. Looks so delicious that cant be forgo. 

It took us less than 10mins to squash the chocolate and pour the cream in. I sit them in their wrapper, on a disposable cup, put in a plastic food wrapper before putting in to freezer for 2hrs before taking them out to ‘roll’ in the melted chocolate. Drop some sprinkles and we are done!

To be honest, I feel the taste is so so. Need loads of chocolate and lesser cream if you wan to have more ommphh.. still worth a try for some fun!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Muffins - Choc chips & Mixed berries oat

Been thinking what to bake with the kids today as my #3 wasnt well. Slight fever and flu. So was kinda last min to do something with them today as #3 seems better slightly. So I look around for something simple and I have ingredients for. 

Bookmarked this Crazy Muffin recipes from Bigger Bolder Baking and its my to-do with the kids. As it is so versatile and uses vegetable oil, I dont have to worry about not stocking up on butter at home. Like as and when if I dont have breakfast for the next day, this seems like the perfect recipes to go to.. I do have other muffin recipes in my blog that I tried before but i like this better as it is moist and fragrant. 

I made my own Buttermilk too, with reference to the above baker. Adding lemon juice and sit rhe milk for 30min before using. It will curdle so just shake well before using! I think its the use of the baking soda, buttermilk combo that makes it so soft n fluffy. Just a mixing cup and a bowl, we are set to go! Actually if its not for the kids baking, I would have weigh everything inside the bowl and cup. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Both kids enjoy rhe baking now as they do them from scratch. So today I let my gal weigh out 120ml of buttermilk as i purposely made it in the milk carton and sit it inside while I make my #3 go for his nap! It took us like 30mins to mix up and scoop the batter to cupcake cups. I halve the recipe so we can bake a smaller portion and make them again, into other variations! 

Today we made Chocolate chips and Mixed berries Oat. Botb smell lovely from baking and it taste yummy! Can u imagine the kids will like the mixed berries oat flavour?? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Serve it with fruits for tea today! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Crazy Muffins, recipe halve to make 8 small sized muffins (adapted from Bigger Bolder Baking)
Dry ingredients:
177g Plain Flour
90g Sugar
1tsp Baking Powder
1/4tsp Baking Soda
Pinch of salt

Wet ingredients:
1 Egg
120ml Buttermilk
60ml Vegetable oil
1tsp Vanilla Paste

Some chocolate chips, oat, frozen mixed berries

1) Whisk dry ingredients in mixing bowl to mix them up
2) Whisk wet ingredients til well mixed and pour into dry mixture
3) Using a spatula, mix until no dry streaks of flour can be seen. Take note not to overmix
4) Divide into 2 portion (can be more depending on how many variations you making). Add in toppings as desired.
5) Bake at 180deg for 20-25mins or til skewers inserted comes out clean. 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Ice Cream Logcake

Been thinking what to get for dessert for the christmas gathering this weekend. Deciding on fruits bowl, small logcake, making them myself and many more! Then I decided to make use of the ice cream we made on Thursday and Ice Cream Logcake it shall be! 

Using back an old recipe I used previously, I made my swissroll and cool them before coating with ice cream. Roll in cling and freeze again before coating it with whipped cream and deco it! Yes, I topped with my meringue christmas tree

Kids helped with making the swissroll today! Loads of fun as I slowly let them get involved in more of the preparation steps. The whipping of egg whites was hilarious as both felt arms aching after holding the handheld machine for a short while. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ๅฆˆๅฆˆๆ˜ฏๆœ‰็ปƒ่ฟ‡็š„ๅ’ฏ!

The logcake was small but full of my love to all my friends! And they love it too. Its not overly sweet paired with the homemade ice cream too. Been a while since i made ice cream cake or logcake, glad it turns out well! Along with my simple feast for the gathering. 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Meringue Pop

Kids has been waiting for me to make this with them, especially after showing them numerous videos, pictures of ideas what we can do with it! Mummy very bad as I purposely waited and waited!

So I made them prep the meringue, helped them out a bit. We made 3 colours, white, green & purple.
They get to drop the colourings and mixed them up. Show them how to pipe and let them have a go! 

Little boy isnt that ‘steady’ with holding and squeeze the meringue for his christmas tree. I hold and helped him with the first, then let him do it. He was worried when the shape was out, so I told him I will correct after he is done. Just go ahead and do and try it! 

Then my big gal took her turn. She wants to make unicorn pop. And was asking me 2D, 3D and I told her dont stress me. Jus pipe what you want cos I dont know what 2D or 3D you want. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ So there she goes and then the tray went chaos. Seriously I dont know what the 2 of them were ‘drawing’. Anyway its for them to have fun, so lets have it! 

Baking took 2hrs, need to cool before using the edible markers to draw. YES, we purposely buy the markers for this project! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ And they have been checking and CHECKING if its done and ready to draw! ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿป‍♀️๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿป‍♀️ Finally dried enough frm baking, cooled enough and they started drawing theirs. 

Fun project for the holiday. Try them at home! 

Meringue cookies pop (adapted with slight modifications from Kokoma’s)
60g Whites
60g Caster Sugar
1tsp Vanilla Paste (optional, i added as i worried if there will be egg taste)

Colourings as desired

1) Whip egg whites til bubbles, add sugar and continue to whip til shiny and glossy.
2) Add vanilla paste and whip til mix in well.
3) Portion and add colourings as desired.
4) Pipe and bake at 70-100deg for 2hrs or til dry to touch. Cool before deco with chocolate or edible markers. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

3-Ingredients Homemade Ice Cream

Saw this simple recipe that can create many different flavours of ice cream from this ice cream base! So simple and actually I have seen this recipe many times but didnt know that I can use it as a base! And after telling the kids, they have been bugging me and asking me to get the ingredients, as well as the disposable paper tubs for it!

So off we went to SKP, I got the smallest size available as it is simple to jus take 1 small portion out and throw away once you are done. And also they can make many ‘flavours’ from the base. Its not very expensive. Cost $4.40 for the cups and another $1 for the lids. Its in a pack of 50s so it calls for many ice cream making session!

Simple toppings were requested for. So I put in a few small jars for easy access to top the ice cream with. And I got a small pack of organic mixed berries at $7.95 and use it for the Mixed berries flavour. Jus squash them when slightly thaw and you get ur fruit puree! M&Ms, Colourful sprinkles, Mixed fruits puree, Marshmallow, Chocolate bits (leftover from mochi making), Oreo, Cookies & Belvita! 

So I whipped up my base. Supposed to be 2-Ingredients as you can add flavours to them individually after whipping up the base but I decided to make it Vanilla base so I added 1 more ingredients and call it 3-Ingredients! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Whipping cream, Vanilla Paste and Condensed milk. And I reduce the ingredients accordingly so I wont have leftover from the condensed milk too!

Kids having so much fun. Cutting up marshmallows! Each got 3 cup to mix in and so happily adding drops of colourings to ‘colour’ their vanilla ice cream, toppings as they like and freezing them for dessert when it’s done! I made 2 cups with mixed berries and top with crushed belvita!

We tried them after 4hrs exactly. Too bad still a bit soft. But the texture looks promising and taste is yummy!! I think we need waffle and ice cream tml!! ❤️❤️

3-Ingredients Ice Cream (adapted from Bigger Bolder Baking)
340ml whipping cream (I used Redman All Purpose Whipping cream)
300ml Condensed Milk (Dutch lady 35% less fat), keep it cold before using
1/2Tbsp Vanilla Paste (Redman)

1) Whip cream to stiff peaks in clean mixing bowl
2) Add vanilla paste and mix to combine
3) Add in condensed milk and whip top thick n fluffy. 
4) Add accordingly the toppings you wan and freeze them for 4hrs or overnight before serving. Have fun! 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Cake Box Chocolate Cookies

Saw this cakebox cookie recipe a while back and since I have a cake box ar home, kids says wanna do something they can do from start to end. And this only require simple stirring, so why not! 

There was a video recipe for 9 types of cookies. Of cos they choose smores cookies, but we dont have any marshmallow so we made our own cookies with hersheys, sprinkles, chocolate chips! Smell heavenly when baking!! The therapeutic smell I love that relieves you of all the bad thoughts of the day! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Had so much fun from the mixing and all. The egg cracking was funny too cos its her 2nd time cracking an egg! Some laughter went into the process which is 1 of my goal to engage then with me for a short period each day when #3 is napping. Hope they enjoys and love what we do!

Happiest moment of baking/cooking - To savour the end results of hardwork! Tasting the yummy cookies! I personally love it. Its not those crispy type but with a crunch to it. Very rich chocolately taste too! Kids love it and says yummy! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

Cake Box Cookies (adapted from Tasty)
Green’s chocolate sponge cake box
120ml Oil
2 Eggs
4Tbsp Plain flour *optional, i added as its still a bit wet
Toppings (as desired) 

1) Mix all wet ingredients into mixing bowl. Scoop or make into ball shapes and put on baking tray. Make sure to give space for spreading during baking. Cool before storing in airtight containers

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Mochi with Chocolate filling

This week we did Mochi. Lots of scolding cos mummy a bit OCD as they goes directly into our mouth after moulding them. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Mainly the boy who got them most as he doesnt have some ‘flair’ in wrapping them and thought the bigger the chocolate filling the better for him to eat! ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™Š Ended up with messy and unable to ‘close’ mochi and chocolate oozing all over. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿป‍♀️๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿป‍♀️

Nonetheless, they had some tries to wrap a couple, not much but like 3-4 of them to try out and have some experience of wrapping them. Most were unable to close up and seal. We only managed to wrap like 8-9 successful ones. We taste test after we done and left with 5 to keep for tea. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

I think we wrap a bit too thick, chocolate were huge. Dough could have been softer and chewier. Will definitely try them again. And both opt for their favourite colour - Green & Purple mochi.

Little boy helped to mix the dough before microwaving them. Was a bit tough to stir them well so i took over. But at least they know what it is all about to making a mochi. 

Happiest moment, having them over tea break with fruits on the sides! Helper love the taste of the chewy mochi and generous chocolate filling too! My boy pop the whole thing in his mouth and says the mochi exploded! Yums! My gal is more ‘fussy’ about her food and says the chocolate is yummy and delicious but could have do better with a thinner dough and softer in texture. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Mochi, makes approx 8-9 balls (Mochi from Cookat)
100g Glutinous Rice Flour
50g Sugar
1tsp Salt
100ml hot water
Drops of colouring (optional) 

Chocolate Filling (from The Squishy Monster)
120ml  Whipping cream
115g Baking chocolate

1) Melt baking chocolate in warm whipping cream. Stir well to combine and put in freezer to chill for at least 2hrs. Cut into desired sizes and leave in fridge til needed.
2) Mix flour, sugar, salt in bowl. Add hot water and colourings and stir well. Microwave 1mins covered with cling wrap, remove and stir. Microwave again for 20-30seconds.
3) Remove dough and put on dusted baking paper. Roll and cut into appropriate sizes. Mould like a wanton wrapper and put chocolate cubes and pinch edges to seal. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Marshmallow ❤️❤️

Bookmarked this for the longest and always wanted to do. Failed twice following the video recipe and searched for dozens of video recipe trying to find out the problem! Then I realised my handling of gelatine was wrong, the marshmallow need to set before ‘powdering’ them. And here I go again! 

I am using this recipe from Kokoma and following from facebook! I will explain in details as some parts, I believed was left out so that the video is shorter and cleaner to view. And her full recipe is in her book, so do buy her book from here

I wasnt good with Arts to start with so I really anyhow draw some cute cartoons and complete them. My mistake from this experience is letting them set in the fridge. I should have left it in room temp as it started to sweat after out from the fridge and somehow the ‘icing sugar’ is sticked on them, therefore the character is slightly not so visible. 

Going to attempt them soon again with my older kids on school holidays. Will be back to update more! 

35g Egg white (approx 1 egg white)
30g Caster Sugar

25g Caster Sugar
10g Corn Syrup
30g Water

2 Gelatine sheets, cut into smaller pieces & soaked in iced water
Wringe dry and microwave 10 secs to melt

1) Beat egg white & sugar til leave streaks.
2) Bring sugar mixture to boil, without stirring them. Jus occassionally swirl the pot and let it bubble for a while
3) Slowly trickle sugar solution into egg whites and continue to beat til it becomes thick n fluffy.
4) Add in gelatine & vanilla essence and beat til it beocomes fluffy and glossy
5) Seperate and add colourings as desired. Pipe on baking sheets, dusted with icing sugar.
6) Leave to set in room temp for 1-2hours. 
7) Dust icing sugar over the top and remove 1 by 1 and use a strainer to shake off excess icing sugar
8) Keep in air tight for 2-3 days for freshness.