- Tried & Tasted -

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Traditional Mooncakes (First Attempt)

As the price of moon cakes increases over the years, I find it very hard to part with hard earned money to buy them. Even though, every year bakeries and hotels come out with new and interesting flavors to justify their price increase, traditional moon cakes are best to pair with a good cup of Chinese tea (IMHO). 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Strawberry Cupcakes topped with Strawberry Swiss Meringue Butter Cream

I made these a while back when the Korean strawberry were in season. The recipe requires one box of the strawberry for the cupcakes and the butter cream. But if you are topping the cupcakes with fresh strawberries, you may need another 1/2 a box. Of course, you can use strawberries from any part of world to make this recipe.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Vanilla 'Surprise' Pound Cake

A hidden heart within the cake
A fluttering butterfly within the cake

A hidden number '5' for the 5th anniversary of my cell group

Last week, I celebrated my milestone birthday. Age became just a number, once it passes 21 years old. A number that I usually lose track and only comes to mind till the next birthday. LOL! 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

My family's Version of the Durian Penyet Dessert

It's the season to eat durian. The green, thorny fruit, that lures its admirer and scares away the faint hearted. 
In our family, only my husband and I eat it, while my kids will pinch their noses and shun away from it. We hope that as we eat more of it, the kids will get use to the smell and eventually give it a try. 

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Lemon Curd Tart

It's tart time again. I did a chocolate tart with a digestive biscuit base the last time. This lemon curd tart uses the vanilla butter cookies recipe as its base.