Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Marble Cake

Marble Cake

150 gr sugar
9 eggs
250 gr flour
200 gr butter, melted
chocolate essence

1) Beat sugar and eggs until thick and fluffy.
2) Add flour, mix well.
3) Add butter, mix well.
4) Add raisins, mix well
5) Add chocolate essence to 1/4 of the mixture.
6) Alternately pour yellow and chocolate mixtures, swirl for marble effect.
7) Bake at 180 deg C for 35 minutes.

one 22 cm tube pan

Melinjo Cookies

Melinjo Cookies

200 gr butter
80 gr sugar
1 egg
150 gr flour
50 gr corn flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
150 gr melinjo crackers, blend finely

1) Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
2) Add egg, mix well.
3) Add flour, corn flour, vanilla and salt, mix well.
4) Add melinjo crackers, mix well.
5) Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
6) Bake at 180 deg C for 15 minutes.

40 cookies

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

250 gr butter
150 gr sugar
2 eggs
350 gr flour
1 tsp vanilla
200 gr white chocolate chunks
150 gr cashew nuts

1) Combine butter and sugar. Mix well.
2) Add eggs, mix well.
3) Add flour and vanilla, mix well.
4) Add white chocolate chunks and cashew nuts, mix well.
5) Bake at 180 deg C for 10 minutes.

48 cookies

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


This is the easy and express version of klappertaart, one of the most irresistible desserts in the world ^^


200 ml milk
25 gr corn flour
50 gr flour

300 ml milk
80 gr sugar
1/4 tsp salt

3 egg yolks
50 gr butter, melted
200 gr coconut
100 gr almond
50 gr raisins
1 tbsp rum essence
cinnamon powder, omitted

1) Combine milk, corn flour and flour. Set aside.
2) Heat milk, sugar and salt. Stir until mixture boils.
3) Add flour mixture, stir until mixture boils. Remove from heat.
4) Add egg yolks, mix until well combined.
5) Add butter, mix until well combined.
6) Add coconut, almond, raisins and rum essence. Mix until well combined.
7) Sprinkle with cinnamon powder.
8) Bake at 170 deg C for 60 minutes.
9) After cooled, refrigerate for 60 minutes.

one 20 x 20 x 4 cm baking pan

Modified From Sedap Sekejap

Monday, September 1, 2008


Speculaas are also called Dutch spice cookies or windmill cookies. Since I have neither speculaas mold nor brown sugar, I use my lovely cookie cutter and white sugar instead. The cookies turn out fine, but I will definitely use brown sugar on my next attempt :)


100 gr butter
100 gr brown sugar
1 egg
250 gr flour
1 tbsp speculaas spices
1/2 tsp baking powder

1) Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
2) Add egg, mix until well combined.
3) Add flour, speculaas spices and baking powder, mix until well combined.
4) Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
5) Flatten dough with a rolling pin and cut into shapes.
6) Place cookies to a lightly greased baking tray.
7) Bake at 170 deg C for 15 minutes.

50 cookies


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tuna Maki Sushi

A healthy, delicious and simple meal :)

Tuna Maki Sushi

sushi rice
toasted sesame seeds

Tuna Filling:
tuna, chopped
boiled eggs, chopped
japanese mayonnaise

1) Place a layer of nori on the bamboo mat.
2) Spread sushi rice over nori. 
3) Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over rice.
4) Flip nori over, so the sushi rice is facing down.
5) Place tuna filling horizontally.
6) Roll mixture into sushi roll.
7) Slice into 6 equal pieces.
8) Serve with soy sauce or teriyaki sauce.
9) Tuna filling: Combine all ingredients, mix well.

6 tuna maki sushi

Soft Buns

These buns are unbelievably light, fluffy and soft! They are delicious eaten plain or with a little spread of butter and jam. Fillings such as cheese, chocolate, sausages and tuna can also be used for variations :D

Soft Buns

250 gr flour
40 gr sugar
6 gr active dry yeast
1/4 tsp bread improver

2 egg yolks
125 ml cold milk
50 gr butter
1/4 tsp salt

1 egg yolk
1 tbsp milk

1) Combine flour, sugar, active dry yeast and bread improver in a bowl, mix well.
2) Add egg yolks, mix well.
3) Add cold milk, mix well.
4) Add butter and salt, knead for 20 minutes.
5) Form into ball. Cover with plastic wrap and towel. Let rise for 30 minutes.
6) Punch dough down.
7) Divide dough and shape into 40 gr buns. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
8) Glaze with egg mixture. Sprinkle with desired toppings.
9) Bake at 170 deg C for 15 minutes.
10) Brush tops with melted butter. Cool and serve.

12 buns


Friday, August 1, 2008

Green Tea Layer Cake

This green tea layer cake is made for dear J, as he loves green tea sweets and desserts :D The cake is light, moist, soft and not too sweet. I love the beautiful colour and unique fragrance of green tea. The buttercream also complements the green tea flavour perfectly. I will definitely try using green tea while making bread and cookies, or perhaps I should experiment with other types of tea? :)

Green Tea Layer Cake

6 egg yolks
30 gr sugar

75 ml oil
100 ml water

105 gr flour
10 gr green tea powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt

6 egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
50 gr sugar

40 gr butter
40 gr icing sugar

1) Combine egg yolks and sugar, mix well.
2) Add oil and water, mix well.
3) Add sifted flour, green tea powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt, mix well. Set aside.
4) In another bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar for 5 minutes.
5) Add sugar, beat until the mixture is stiff.
6) Fold egg whites into the egg yolk mixture, mix well.
7) Bake at 180 deg C for 20 minutes.
8) After cooled, divide cake into 4 parts.
9) Spread one part with buttercream, place another part on top. 
10) Repeat with remaining parts. Slice to serve. 
11) Buttercream: Beat butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar, beat until smooth.

one 24 x 24 x 4 cm baking pan