Friday 19 February 2021

Lemon Vanilla Madeleines

 I can't believe it has been nearly 5 years since I blogged. How fast time flew. It has certainly been a whirlwind of a year for the whole world and how I wish things would go back to being normal again. How have you all been? I believe many started spending more time at home and also more home cooking this past year. I have definitely been doing that, with extra time in hand now. 

 I have also been trying out new recipes since the kids are bigger now and they love trying out new food. Here's one such recipe. A delightful tea time treat. Do give it a try and let me know how it goes.

3/4 cup castor sugar

2 eggs and 1 egg yolk

1 cup plain flour, sifted with 1/4 tsp baking powder

zest of 1 lemon

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

5 oz melted butter

In a bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar till it is pale and fluffy. It will be about double in size.

Then add the sifted flour, lemon zest, vanilla paste and fold gently. Add melted butter slowly and gently mix it in.

Cover and keep aside about 30 mins or it can be made earlier and kept in fridge.

Heat up oven to 180C.

Butter and flour the madeleines tray and pour the batter evenly in each well. This makes 12 madeleines.

Bake them for about 10 mins. Let them rest about 5 mins before gently tapping the tray to release the madeleines. Serve warm with a cup of coffee or tea.









Tuesday 19 April 2016

Braised Pumpkin Yee Mee

My first try on braised yee mee and it was perfect :). I used Pumpkin Yee Mee that I bought from an organic ingredients shop and braised it in sauce till it is soft and absorb the wonderful flavours.

You need :

 2 pcs yee mee (I used pumpkin yee mee)
2 cloves garlic , minced
a handful of shrimps, peeled and deveined
fishcake, sliced
a handful of mustard green leaves
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tbsp thick soy sauce
1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 egg, beatenwith a dash of salt and pepper
2 1/2 cups no sodium chicken broth / homemade chicken broth
salt and white pepper to taste

Heat a wok and add some oil. Add in minced garlic and fry. Add in fishcakes once fragrant, stir fry.
Then add in chicken stock and all the sauces. Bring to a boil.
Add in yee mee and let it soften a bit before adding in the mustard leaves, prawns.
Adjust seasoning according to taste. Add in egg and stir.
Turn off heat once mee is soft and serve hot.

Wednesday 6 April 2016

Hot Apple Cake with Pecan Caramel Sauce

Here's a cake I made over the weekend for dessert. It's been some time since I baked for the house as every week's been busy doing cake orders so I decided to take it a little slow this month and bake for leisure.

This is a quick cake, best served warm (warm it up in the microwave a little before serving). It has soft crumbs, moist and really tasty, the sauce made it even better..not forgetting the aroma while it bakes. I would say the cinnamon does get trick.

Apple cake with an overdose of pecan caramel sauce


You need :

225 gm unsalted butter
1 cup castor sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour (best to use this and not cake flour for this cake)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp soda
3 red apples, cored, peeled and diced
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp pure vanilla (I used my homemade vanilla extract)

method :

Beat butter and sugar till fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time and beat.
Combine dry ingredients and add in little by little while mixer on lowest setting.
Once just combined, add in apples, pecans and vanilla. Fold it in.

Heat oven 180C, pour batter into 8 or 9 inch round pan and bake for abt 45-50 mins (depends on ur oven).

Let it cool completely and start preparing the sauce.


2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup whole pecans (slightly roasted be better)
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup cream

Heat the cream in a pan and let it simmer and turn off heat.
Melt butter in another pan. Add in roasted pecans. Combine well and add in the brown sugar. let it caramelize a little then add in heated cream. Mix well and let it boil a little till sugar melted and it's golden in colour. Take it off the heat, let it cool down a little and pour in over cake/ slices when u serve.

Monday 15 February 2016

Valentine's Dinner 2016 at Pullman, Bangsar

Happy Valentine's Day !!!
We dine out and try out new fine dining places for special occasions. This year for Valentine's Day we went for an exclusive 6 course dinner at The Executive Lounge at Pullman, Bangsar. It was indeed a unique gastronomic experience and an overwhelming one, too as the only thing for sharing was the cheese platter. All the other 5 courses were served separately for both of us. It was a very enjoyable dinner where great attention was paid by the chef in serving us the best.

The staff were attentive and we didn't once had to call them to refill out water or champagne or to bring the next course. We were well taken care of, making the night even more special.

I got a lovely hat box filled with red roses from the husband :)
Gift from the husband

Gift for the husband

Starters - for me

Starters - for him

Foei Gras pate with maldon sea salt and brioche

Truffle Salad with nuts

Pan Seared Australian lobster tail with seafood bouillabaisse broth

Seared curry crusted cod fish with caviar butter sauce, mache lettuce and air dried tomato

Pan seared French Magnet Duck Breast with braised red cabbage n Mache lettuce


Symphony of desserts with edible flowers and chocolate pralines

French cheese platter with cracker and fruits

Gifts for me

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Saturday 23 January 2016

Golden Chicken Nuggets

It was a lazy, rainy Saturday evening and I thought some comfort food will be I made these deliciously crispy yet tender chicken nuggets. I try my best to avoid deep frying but today was a big well worth it ;).

Here goes :

2 skinless, boneless, antibiotic residue free chicken breast (cubed)
1 cup plain flour
salt and freshly ground pepper
2 eggs, beaten with a little salt
seasoned breadcrums (I used Italian herbs breadcrumbs)

vegetable oil for frying

Mix together flour, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add in the chicken pieces and combine to coat well.

Heat oil in a frying pan.

Dip coated chicken pieces in beaten eggs then roll it on the breadcrumbs.

Fry till golden, drain on a kitchen towel, serve with some chilli sauce and ketchup.

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes

It has been ages since I made breakfast so I whipped up this quick and yummy blueberry pancakes last Sunday using this never-fail pancake recipe.

It was sooo good, fluffy and just delicious. Do give it a try.

Original recipe from my previous post :

I added 3/4 cup of fresh blueberries to the batter. Served with maple syrup, sliced bananas and more blueberries ;)

Tuesday 5 January 2016

New Year 2016 - Melaka

Happy New Year everyone! May this year bring more joy and happiness to all ;)

We took a short break after ages with my husband's twin brother's family. We took a drive and stayed a night in Melaka. Then we stopped by at our other house in it was a fun weekend filled with activities and great food.

Here's some of our weekend activities and sightseeing check out these places if you happen to visit Melaka ;)

Butterfly Farm, Melaka

Plat Kitchen cafe

The twins
Melaka River Cruise

Hakka Zhan Restaurant
Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Ball

Jonker Street


Monday 28 December 2015

Egg Kurma

I've never been a fan of  using kurma powder to make kurma and have always wanted to try making it from scratch. So, tried out this recipe...turned out really yummy and we loved it. Do give it a try ;)

Original recipe from :

The changes I made :

1. I omitted the ginger since I didn't have any.
2. I replaced chilli powder with dry chilli flakes.
3. I used 3 eggs as there wasn't too much gravy.

Overall a delicious recipe that I will surely try again.