Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ham & Corn Steamed Cake

I bought this recipe book about steamed cake / bread from BookFest @ Malaysia on Mon.  Most of the recipes are savory cakes, I seldom eat savory cake, thus would love to give it a try.

Make 6

8 tbsps cake flour
4 tbsps fine cornmeal
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
2 tbsps brown sugar
4 tbsps milk
1 tbsp corn oil
2 pinch salt

3 tbsps sweet corn
3 pieces ham, cubed

  1. Mixed cake flour, cornmeal and baking powder in a bowl
  2. Beat egg and sugar in another bowl with a whisk
  3. Pour in milk into egg mixture, mix well, then fold in (1)
  4. Once mixture is not lumpy, mix in corn oil and salt, fold til just combine
  5. Add in sweet corn and cubed ham into batter, lightly stir mixture
  6. Spoon batter into muffin cups
  7. Boil water in steamer, once boiled, place (6) into steamer, steam for 12 - 15 minutes on medium flame

The verdict - not bad for a change from sweet cake, yum!

It is so easy & fast to have all these cakes ready, not more than 30 min, I'll definitely try out other recipes in the book

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Strawberry Cake

I bought 3kg of strawberries back from Cameron Highland last weekend, we ate some of it, gave some to neighbor & friend, froze some in the freezer but there are still many more in the fridge.  Thus, I better think of something before they turn rotten in another day or 2.

I googled and found this recipe from Martha Stewart's website.


90g unsalted butter, softened
180g flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
180g sugar + 2 tbsp
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
400g strawberries, hulled and halved

You may find the method in the link above.

The cake is fluffy, moist but not wet,
very sweet but with a hint of sourness from the strawberries

Having big pieces with a mug of coffee really made me satisfying

Friday, August 10, 2012

Horlicks & Cocoa Marble Chiffon Cake

Baked this chiffon cake for our Cameron Highland trip with family and relatives over the weekend.


120ml milk
50g butter
80g cake flour
30g Horlicks powder
5 egg yolks

5 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
60g sugar

2 tsp cocoa powder

The different tones at the outer body

The inner colors

Wanna a piece any one?

Monday, August 6, 2012

Ear Piercing

We had been talking of having little girl's ears pierce since she was 6 years old, she had been pushing the day from year to year, and finally we did it!

We Chinese believe to have ears pierce on the day of Guan Yin Dan 观音旦, I don't know why but I told little girl that Guan Yin Niang Niang 观音娘娘 would bless her and it may be painless during the piercing process :p

Mum told me yesterday that it is Guan Yin Dan today, I asked little girl, will she have it done this time, she just briefly answered me "Yes." and went back to her play with the cousins.

This morning, I reconfirmed with her again, her answer was still yes, thus before she regretted, hubby & I brought her to Poh Kong Jewelry at PJ State to get it done.

She drama when the staff brought out the 'gun', started crying and drama-ing...  After some further talk to her, she finally sat still, holding my hands firmly.  2 female staffs pierced her ears in 1 go, it was done so fast that I didn't even realize.  Little girl cried but without any screams, thank goodness!  It was over so fast :)

We brought her to Chatime nearby to enjoy her fav. drink Passion fruitt QQ to soothe & calm her down.

She looks so grown up with the ear rings, and it will be time for me to spend more $$ on her ear rings now :)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Double Chocolate & Orange Chiffon

Me:  Hey, baby, you wanna a cake?  I feel like baking
LG:  Ok
Me:  What cake do you want?
LG:  Chocolate chiffon!
Me:  Again, we just had it not long ago  * showed her the last chocolate chip chiffon posting *
LG:  I still want chocolate chiffon!

Ok, she won, but I don't wanna repeat the same old chocolate chiffon, then I remembered hubby told me orange flavor goes well with chocolate, why don't I give it a try?


120ml juice from 1 orange + milk
1 tsp orange zest
50g butter
30g white sugar

80g flour
20g cocoa powder
5 egg yolks

5 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
60g brown sugar

80g chocolate chips

I used tang mien method for this chiffon, thus it was so spongy & moist.  Really, orange flavor really blend well with chocolate, even little girl who dislike orange flavor (from artificial flavoring) adored this chiffon cake :)