Mar
2

Tartlets – fruit & cheese varieties

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Last month I was helping Chef Gunawan to prepare some tartlets to be featured in the Aroma Magazine, February 2012 edition.  For those of you who did not buy the magazine,  take a look at the pages which I scanned below. Click on the picture to get a better view. Our tart class for this …

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Feb
22

Citrus & walnut bread (Kenwood Breadmaker)

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Today I baked a loaf of bread, yes.. from my Kenwood breadmaker, can you believe it.   I’ve had this breadmaker for years, but I have only used it once.  After trying it, I donated it to my mom, who then after some time returned it back to me.  So finally I found the machine under …

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Feb
15

Baking at CADS Enhancement Centre

CADS is an acronym for “Cerebral Palsy, Autism-ADHD, Down Syndrome-Dyslexia and Slow Learners.”  Today me and Chef Gunawan was at CADS Enhancement Centre in Jalan Duta to conduct our first baking session with the kids.  Due to their special needs, we used Gluten-free flour to make the Carrot and Blueberry muffins.  I had never baked …

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Jan
20

Chocolate cloud cake

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I was leafing through my favourite cookbook, “Classic Home Desserts” by Richard Sax (thank you !)  trying to look for a recipe with chocolates.   Found the recipe “Chocolate cloud cake” and since it sounds simple to prepare, no flour (means no measuring and no sieving),  I thought I’ll give it a shot.  One thing I …

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Jan
4

Tuna and egg in puff pastry

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This is another quick meal you can prepare, provided you have ready-rolled puff pastry in the freezer.  Thaw the frozen pastry about 1 hour before using.   The topping variety is endless, here I am using a can of tuna, fried with onions and eggs. The ingredients: 2 or 3 sheets of ready-rolled puff pastry 1 …

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Dec
8

Strawberry cheese cake

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This is a very simple no-bake cheesecake.  The base is made of crushed biscuits – you can use digestive biscuit, oreo, cream cracker, marie etc.   Melted butter is added to bind the crush biscuit and then baked to make it crispier.  This strawberry cheesecake to me, taste more like a mousse.  It is light and …

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Dec
1

Mini pavlovas

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A student of mine brought pavlova for us to try, it was really good.   She used a mixture of whip cream and mascarpone, the taste is heaven.  Since then I’ve been wanting to make pavlovas and finally had all the ingredients.  This is the mini version, recipe from Nigella “How to be a domestic goddess” …

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Nov
18

Apple pudding

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Another very easy dessert to make at home using apples or pear.  Looking at the ingredients,  I thought it would taste like pancake.  But because it is rich with eggs, it turned out tasting like Cream Caramel with apples !  Super-easy to do, you won’t even need a mixer to whip up this baked pudding. …

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