Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Made some chocolate chip cookies since it's been a while. I'm quite out of touch with baking so it's time to practice baking different stuff!

The cookies were chewy and chocolatey (always use chopped chocolate!). Dad's been conditioned by us to like soft chewy cookies and loves them too, though he asked me to make blueberry cookies the next time. I got to remember!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Handmade Pasta

I finally made my first handmade pasta at home! 

I just used the recipe that came with the pasta roller since I guess that would work. I did, however, add a little more water as the dough seemed dry. 

This took more effort than expected because I didn't buy the pasta cutter. I had to hand cut the pasta which caused some pain as I didn't flour them enough and they stuck together when I rolled them up to be cut! 

Lessons learnt! Flour generously! :)

Coconut Macaroons

Made another dessert to use up the shredded coconut I (still) have on hand.. Coconut Macaroons!

These are crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. Pure heaven, in my opinion.

I used the recipe from Serious Eats but did not dip the macaroons in melted chocolate (I was a little lazy!). But I did mix chocolate chips into the mixture, so it's all good!

Seriously though, chocolate and coconut's such a good combination. Love it!

Again, the family's not crazy about this. Dad says the coconut goes in between his teeth. That's quite uncomfortable so he didn't eat more. Mom doesn't like the texture.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Vanilla Chiffon Cake

I haven't made chiffon cakes in a while, so this weekend, I thought I'd get back to a simple one - Vanilla Chiffon!

As I didn't have any vanilla bean on hand, I used vanilla bean paste. Unfortunately, the taste of vanilla didn't quite come through - it was overpowered by the taste of the eggs.

Luckily, everyone loved the cake anyway! Light, fluffy, yummy. What more could we ask for from a chiffon? (a nice crust really, but I'm still figuring that out. ^^)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Red Bean Pancakes 豆沙锅饼 - Take 4

Made some red bean pancakes again today. I used more oil to fry the batter, but they still weren't crispy. I wonder if the recipe's the problem?

The previous times I've made it:
Red Bean Pancakes 豆沙锅饼
Red Bean Pancake 豆沙锅饼 - Take 2
Red Bean Pancakes 豆沙锅饼 - Take 3

Nonetheless, they were still delicious... So no complaints! ^^