Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mom's Fried Rice

What you will need:
  • seaseme oil for stir-frying
  • minced fresh ginger
  • Pork slice (marinated with soya sauce and a little corn flour)
  • Prawn (de-shelled)
  • frozen corn or peas dices (available at super market)
  • previously cooked rice
  • soy sauce to taste
  • Eggs
  • Rice wine, martell etc.


1. Heat oil in preheated wok on medium-high heat. Add ginger, stir until fragrant or golden brown. 
2. Add in pork slice and fry till 70% cooked.
3. Add in prawn and mixed vegetable dices and fry till cooked.
4. Add in rice, fry and mix well
5. Lower heat and crack in egg and mix well.
6. Add in wine and fry till rice is "popping" in pan.
7. Serve with cashew nut/ pork floss/ green onions (optional)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Baking Equipment for Home Bakers

I have listed down the basic equipment and tools needed for home baking.


- mixing bowls of different sizes
- measuring spoons (basic measuring spoon sets include measures for 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 tablespoon. Larger measuring spoon sets may also include 1/8 teaspoon, 3/4 teaspoon, and 1/2 tablespoon. i prefer those stainless steel ones as they have sharp precise edges and provide the most accurate measuring.)
- measuring scale (for dry items and for more precise measurment)
- measuring cup (for liquid items)
- rolling pin
- wooden spoon
- pastry brush
- hand whisk
- wire mesh sieve
- spatula

- baking trays (muffin cups, cookie trays etc)
- baking sheets (choose baking sheets made of shiny, light colored metals, such as heavy-duty aluminum. Light colored ones encourages even baking and are less likely to burn.)
- cookie cutter / moulds
- cookie scoop
- wire cooling rack


- kitchen timer
- oven mitts
- tongs
- mixer (hand or stand)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

English breakfast

And... Yes! we woke up extra early to make breakfast!

Here's what we need:

Baked beans
Honey baked Ham

Olive oil spray
Balsamic vinegar
Mixed vege

Pan fry sausage and ham with a little butter
and make sunny side ups

added warmed baked beans and salad.

Yummy breakfast for the start of the day!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wild Blueberry Muffins

You Will Need
Muffin Cups (i use mini ones - 24cupcakes)
Krusteaz Blueberry muffin mix
1/2 Cup Water1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil3 Eggs


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Drain blueberries (enclosed) and then rinse in cold water and set aside.
3. Place water, oil, eggs and muffin mix in mixing bowl. Stir until moistened. Gently fold in drained blueberries.

4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan, filling 2/3 full.

5. Bake as directed in chart below or until light golden brown around edges.

YieldTemperatureBake Time
24 Mini Muffins400°F11-13 minutes
12 Standard Muffins400°F17-19 minutes
6 Jumbo Muffins400°F18-22 minutes

6. Leave to cool and serve.  


I added chocolate chips into some remaining batter to get some chocolate chip muffins!

* Try Daiso for some budget and pretty paper muffin cups!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pancakes for Breakfast (Instant)

White Wings Original Shaker Pancakes


Shake well to loosen dry mix. Remove cap.
Add 1 3/4 cups (440mL) water.
Replace cap tightly. Turn upside down and tap cap sharply on bench to loosen mix.
Shake vigorously for 1-2 minutes.
Pour batter into hot, lightly greased frying pan to desired size.
Cook over a medium heat 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown. Top with maple syrup, fresh berries or sprinkle with lemon juice and sugar.

My 1st attempt

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Baking Class - Fondant Decoration

Finally i took some time off and allocated time for myself to really do what i want to do.

Fondant Decoration Making Class @ Yishun

Pretty little things. Seems easy but i really spent approx 4 whole hours doing this together with the class.

Here's Val and my team mate measuring the ingredients and getting ready to mix them.

2 helpful team mates for Val & I ~ they are experienced bakers


Tahhhhhh DaaaaaA!

cupcake mixture for the 4 of us. and off they go into the oven!

Here's some close up's on my works:

little bee

sunflower to brighten up anyone's day



the cute caterpillar

mushroom figurines which later i decided to be too big for my cupcakes.

Kindly note that i will not be sharing the receipe for this post as these recipes are from the baking class and it doesn’t do justice for them if i publish their hard work.

If you are interested in going for the classes, you may PM me.