Friday, April 18, 2014

Hot Cross Buns with Cranberry

Easter is just around the corner and as usual I will bake this traditional bread for the Holy Week. Each year it will be a bit different. I will add a little bit of this and a little bit of that to the recipe. I like adding some dried fruits of any kind to it. I don’t really like spices in my sweet bread so I just added some orange and lemon zest to it.

This year I glaze it with some syrup and pipe the cross on with some sugar icing. I just love these buns; they are soft, sweet and go really well with your morning tea or coffee.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bloggers Meet Up in Kuala Lumpur and MamaYu Nasi Kukus

I’ve been back for a week and only now I managed to sit down and do something on my laptop. I’ve been very busy running errands, stocking up the fridge etc. Thank God my husband got the house cleaning done and I don’t have to do much. I am also trying to get over the jet lag. Feeling very sleepy around 2 pm everyday and end up taking a couple of hours nap most of the days. Hopefully I am able to get over it soon.

Anyway, while I was in KL I managed to meet up with a few bloggers. The first meeting was at Madam Kwan with Elin , Cheah and Sonia . Thanks you Elin and Cheah for coming all the way from Ipoh to meet me and Sonia all the way from Klang. And thanks for all the lovely gifts. It was great catching up with all of you. Hope to see you again soon. Sonia left soon after to pick up her son from school. Do stay tune for my next posting on my 2nd meet up with another group of bloggers.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Vanilla Cupcakes

I am back from my super long vacations. First I would like to apologize for not replying to all your comments. I will get to it soon. It was great spending time with my family, friends, ex-classmates which I have not met for over 30 years and also some blogging friends. It was nice meeting up with all of you.

I am having so many backlogs in my posting. I baked these cupcakes over in 2012 for Carlos office Halloween party. Thank God I recorded all my recipes so that I don’t forget. His department Halloween theme was Bumble Bee so I decorated cupcakes to fit the theme. The cupcakes were light, fluffy and really moist. Carlos said these cupcakes were gone within minutes.  I used my previous recipe but I am posting it here again. As for the frosting you can decorate it with any type of frosting you like.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Purple Sweet Potato Angku Kuih/Steamed Purple Glutinous Rice Cake

It has been a long while since I last made this kuih/cake. I’ve been having huge craving for the past few weeks and finally made some. I freeze some of it up in case of future craving. The name “angku kuih” or in English translates as “red tortoise cake” is a type of traditional glutinous rice cake with mung bean fillings that’s made into an oval shaped like the back of a tortoise. This kuih/cake is usually used for prayers, during birthdays or baby full moon because it’s symbol of longevity. Normally made with red coloring but I decided to make it with natural color of purple using purple sweet potatoes. The recipe I am using here is the same one that I used before. You can check out some of the step by step pictures here .