Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Almond Apricot Biscotti

My sister was craving for biscotti the other day and I happened to received a recipe from my ex roommate so I thought I'll give it a try. Turned out great and this recipe doesn't require a single drop of oil if you are watching out for your calories.

Recipe
250g Cake Flour
200g castor sugar(Originally was 250g)
1Tsp baking powder
3 medium eggs
100g almond niblets
50g of diced apricot or any dried fruits you like
1 Orange zest

Method
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line baking tray with parchment paper. Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder in large bowl. Add in eggs and mix well. Add in fruits, nuts and lemon zest and mix till combined. Divide the dough into two and roll into sausage like shape at 3cm in diameter. Place on baking tray and bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes.
Using serrated knife cut the biscotti into slices. Lay the slices back on baking tray and bake for another 8 minutes. Cool completely before storing

Monday, December 16, 2013

Rich Fruit Cake

I always have a thing for rich fruit cake and this time I have decided to try out the recipe from www.joyofbaking.com to see if the result is good. My first attempt was a little dry so when I try second time, it got so much better with shorter baking process. you just gotta have some fruit cake for Christmas:)

Santa Claus Cookies

Ho Ho Ho! Its the time of the year again and I just need to make more and more Christmas cookies. This time I tried out with a recipe I found online and its marvelous because its easy and the cookie is crispy on the outside and little chewy inside, the way its supposed to be.

You can find the recipe here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfXJLxpRzbg

Yummy Pandan Pound Cake

After my last Orange Pound Cake, I was also inspired to try making Pandan Pound cake since I have a bushy Screw pine(Pandan leaves plant) in my garden. The recipe is pretty much same as my Orange Pound Cake but I added slightly extra homemade Pandan juice to add the flavor.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Orange Pound Cake

This is my first pound cake and my whole kitchen smelled so good last night! I actually came across this blog last night and was curious and inspired enough to give the recipe a try. Turned out really good and everyone loved it and I just need to share with you. Its simple to make and it goes so well with coffee/tea.

P/S: courtesy of melspantry.blogspot.com

ORANGE POUND CAKE

Recipe sourced from WendyinKK

Ingredients

200g butter (I used salted, do use good quality butter) 200g caster sugar (I only used 180g, just nice) 200g plain flour (I used 100g plain flour & 100g cake flour) - Bakebliss used 200g cake flour. 4 medium eggs (at room temperature) 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 50ml-60ml fresh orange juice Orange Zest from 1 orange

Method

Preheat oven to 180Celcius. Line base of 8” round pan or two small loaf pans. Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl till light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add in the vanilla extract. Sift flour and baking together and add half of flour into the butter mixture. In low speed, pour in the orange juice and zest. Add in the remaining flour and mix till all combined. Pour into the pan and baked for about 50-60 minutes or till skewer comes out clean.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Cookie for YOU