Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Mothers' Day cake - Peach cheesecake

Another reason to bake a cake - Mothers' Day.

Read about this easy recipe at small small baker's blog. I
always like easy recipe, so even thou the cheese cost me $5
(so expensive, sob sob) but I still go ahead with this Peach

Had a new heartshape loose bottom pan, 6 inch, just nice for
this recipe. Here's the cake.

Really very easy to complete (but I bake till the top cracked!),
very suitable for lazy people like me. One thing I find it
puzzling, biscuit base, fridge to harden, then bake it again
(the butter melt leh), so thou it turn out fine, but i feel the
biscuit base is a little soggy. Here's the cross section view.

Now I have the other half of cheese left, shd I make another
but omit the egg (cos i do not want to bake it)? I suppose the
egg act as a "binding agent" so if without the egg, will the
cheese and yogurt mixture bind? Or shd I make the cheese
muffin in  small small baker's last post. Thank you small small
baker for the recipes.

母亲节, 为自己烘了个芝士蛋糕. 步骤不难,不妨试试哦.

Banana chocolate cupcake

I have half a bunch of very ripe bananas hanging in my
kitchen, but our small family will not be able to finish
them in a day so I used them to make banana chocolate
cupcake, a combination of ingredients that I would like to 
try out for a long while.

It's a very simple recipe and I can't remember the source now
cos I just simply copy it out from the net in the wee hours.
Had the intention to do this with my kids but in the end,
I choose the easy way out.

Here's the recipe

1 1/2 cup self raising flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup melted butter or oil
1 cup milk
4-5 bananas finely chopped

Method :-

1.  Mix everything together till smooth and brown. Free of 

2. Scoop into cups. Bake at 80 Dc for 25 minutes.

I had a problem thou, cos i m not sure how much is 4-5
bananas! Bananas come in all kind of sizes leh. Anyway, mine is
Del monte bananas. but medium size. Easy recipe rite?

So after mixing, i put the batter into cups and bake. I really
can't imagine, the batter is full of chopped bananas! I think
myself, this looks more like bake bananas then bake bananas

Anyway, the resulted cupcakes have quite a soggy inside,
perhaps from the bananas. Not sure if it shd be like that for
this reciepe, but my kids like it.

半串香蕉要烂了,所以拿来烘了banana chocolate cupcake.
有很多香蕉。烘出来的cupcake 里头很湿。不管啦,孩子喜欢就

Monday, May 5, 2008

Seaweed Round Cookies

I have seaweed sheets at home, and the picture in the recipe
book is so tempting that I went to buy seaweeds flakes to bake
the seaweed cookies.

This recipe, not easy for me ... I had problem rolling the dough
with seaweed sheets. I forgot about brushing the egg whites on
dough before putting the seaweed sheet. Would missing that
step contribute to the problem?

I also had problem cutting the roll since my knife is not sharp
enough. I have only these few pieces which are still

The cookies are a little hard, not sure if i over bake them or
not, but my girl likes it. I find that they are only so so. I
think I will try just the dough with seaweed flakes the
next time if i use the same recipe.

Here's the recipe taken from 日本曲奇 Japanese Cookies.
Its a bilingual cookie recipe book.


80g butter
50 g caster sugar
1/2 egg
150g soft flour
1 slice of seaweed
1 teaspoon seaweed flakes
a little of egg white

1. Soften butter under room temperature and whisk with
caster sugar till fluffy and creamy, then add beaten egg in and
mix thoroughly.

2. Sift soft flour and seaweed flakes, fold into (1) and knead
into dough.

3. Place the dough on a baking paper and brush a thin layer
of egg white on. Then place a slide of seaweed on top and
roll it up.

4. Chill the dough for around 2 hours until firm. Take it out and
cut into thick slides of around 0.5cm thick. Place them on a
baking tray that line with a baking paper.

5. Place the baking tray in an oven and bake at 170 dC for
15 - 20 minutes.

都说借了一本日式饼干食谱, 里头的食谱不象很难。这回
试做海苔圈心曲奇。 过程不是很顺利。紫菜片放了下去, 我
卖相不好没关系,但我也觉得它不是很好吃。 肯定是我工夫
不到家吧。你们要试试, 然后教我几招。

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