Monday, 18 February 2013

Buttermilk Chocolate cupcake with Oreo Creamcheese frosting

So last week is the Valentine's Day and we decided to just have a simple picnic under the stars at Marina Barage. Well, not really stars because it rained before that. But it was a nice cooling evening.

We celebrated the day after and I prepared for him a full dinner. Haha. I made salad, beef burger, and cupcakes and all of them is a success! I am proud of myself. :D


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup water


1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
3. Beat in Vanilla
4. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt
5. Combine buttermilk and water
6. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with butter and water
7. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full
8. Bake at 190 Deg C.


Sunday, 17 February 2013

CNY Almond Biscuit

Last year, my aunt baked this and I love it a lot. So, I decided to try making this year and it turned out great!


600g Sugar
230g Icing Sugar
375ml Canola Oil
1 Egg
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
100g Almond Chips


1.Pre-heat oven at 180 Dec C.

2. Sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda, icing sugar and mix well.

3. Add the almond chips, salt, and oil and mix well.

4. Lay the baking tray with parchment paper. Roll the dough into balls and line them on the baking tray. If the dough is too wet, add more flour, if too dry, add more oil.

5. Beat the egg slightly and brush over the top of the rolled dough before baking.

6. Bake for about 9mins or until the top turned slightly golden brown.


Long overdue post : CNY Cornflakes cookies

This is actually a long overdue post. But hey, its still Chinese New Year! This is really a very easy recipe, which is great if you are making a few different cookies for Chinese New Year. I always go for those quick and easy recipes. My beloved Fiance loves it alot and he told me that it taste really nice and crunchy.


  • 250g butter
  • 165g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 65g crushed cornflakes
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • 310g plain flour
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 180-200g lightly crushed cornflakes for coating

1.    Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy
2.    Add in the eggs, vanilla, mix well.
3.    Fold in sifted flour, baking powder and salt and then add in crushed cornflakes.
4.    Scoop the batter into small baking cups
5.    Bake in a preheated oven at 180*C  for about 20-22 mins., or till light golden brown.
6.    Let them cool on the  baking tray for about 30 mins  before storing in air-tight container.
7.    Makes 80-90 cookies.

Very easy right? But do note on the baking time as underbaked dough will result in chewy cornflakes instead of crunchy.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

7th Day of Chinese New Year

Today is the 7th day of the Lunar New year, which is also 人日, common man's birthday. This is the day when everyone grows one year older.

Happy Birthday everybody!