- Tried & Tasted -

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Bacon Stuffed Baguette

I made this using the Pain d'Epi recipe for the bread but placed in strips of bacon when forming the dough into a log. Instead of cutting the dough with the scissors to form the wheat branch, I used a sharp, thin blade knife to score the top of the log. 

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Maple Glazed Bacon and Egg Muffins

I chanced upon this recipe by RecipeTin Eats and decided to make it for breakfast. Breakfast, on weekday mornings, is always 'mad rush' moment - rushing for school and work. I wake up early to pack the children's lunch boxes and try to fix them a healthy breakfast. Most of the time, breakfast was half eaten and that left me feeling 'so much effort but so little went into their stomachs'. They are not to be blame as it is just too early to work up a big appetite. 

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Cinnamon Rolls filled with Gula Melaka (Coconut Palm Sugar), Pecan and Raisin

These smell so wonderful when they were baking in the oven! They are enjoyably messy to eat, as they are sticky and gooey, studded with pecans and raisins. I substituted the usual brown sugar in the recipe with gula melaka (coconut palm sugar) just to give the buns a South East Asian twist.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Seriously Chocolate Cake

This cake was made just in time for this mother's day weekend  celebrations. This is a chocolate lover's cake. The moist chocolate cake (Valrhona cocoa powder) is layered with real good chocolate (Callebuat 70% chocolate) frosting, enrobed with more real good chocolate and decorated with Valrhona's chocolate pearls. With so much chocolate, the cake is chocolate ;)

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Sambal Ikan Bilis (Chilli Dried Anchovies)

My sis and I practically grew up eating this sambal ikan bilis made by my auntie. It is a 'comfort' condiment for us. It tastes spicy, savory and chewy. I minimize the mess by making this in a bread maker, using the jam making function.