- Tried & Tasted -

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Ceylon Milk Tea Drip Cake


The month of June welcomes in the first birthday celebration in my family and it starts with the youngest in the family. She likes anything strawberry with cream and that was why she have had strawberry and cream cakes for the past 2 years. But this year, she wanted something different but was unsure about the cake flavors

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Peanut Tang Yuan (花生汤圆) with Ground Peanut Coating [Special Birthday Post]

Today is a very special day of someone dear to me. No, it is not my husband or my girls (though they are precious to me). She is my one and only SISTER, whom I have spent my lifetime, so far, with. Although much of the years after we got married were spent in a long distance relationship, different country, different time zone, but I think God have it all planned out for us. This long distance relationship did not make us drift apart rather it brought us closer, all thanks to hand phone apps. We share (both in words and pictures) about what makes us happy, sad, mad, our bakes, our struggles, our kids, basically our lives. 

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Crunchy Granola


I have been making my weekly sandwich loaf ever since the start of the year and ingredients such as oats, different types of nuts, seeds and dried fruits were used to make the loaf. I have lots of leftover of these ingredients. That is how the idea of making this crunchy granola came about. 

Home made crunchy granola for my family that I can customize and adjust the level of sweetness (the sweetness of some store bought ones can be really off the chart)  to our liking. That's not a bad thing at all.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Matcha Black Sesame Vanilla Sandwich Cookies


I love Matcha! This cookie not only uses matcha, it also incorporate deliciously healthy ingredients such as black sesame and almond meal. I realized that almond meal helps to bring out the flavour of matcha more than compared to just using plain flour in a cookie.  

The cookies are not too sweet as matcha powder do tame down the sweetness. The added vanilla filling, gave a boost to the flavour and texture.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Lemon Cookie Slices

When life gives you lotsa lemons (actually I just could not resist that beautiful bag of lemons and there were 10 lemons in a bag!) , you gotta make lemon cookie slices (15 generous slices in total). They shout sunshine to me. And they were so puckering yummy!