Wednesday, January 29, 2020


(recipe adapted from Joyofbaking)

150g semisweet chocolate, chopped
113g unsalted butter, cut into pieces
15g cocoa powder, sifted
120g brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs
95g Blue Jacket Plain Flour, sifted
1/4 tsp salt
Biscuits (optional) 

1. Melt the chocolate & butter in a large bowl using microwave. Stir in sugar.
2. Whisk in vanilla extract & eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
3. Stir in the flour, cocoa powder & salt.
4. Pour into the prepared 8" pan & topped with biscuits.
5. Bake in a preheated oven @160C for 25mins.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Squid Ink Baguette

Squid Ink Baguette

320g Blue Jacket Baguette Flour
1/2 tsp instant yeast 
12g squid ink paste
200g water
1/4 tsp salt

1. Mix all ingredients into a mixer fitted with a hook dough & knead till the dough is smoth & elastic. Check for window pane & proof for 1hr.
2. De-gas dough. Divide into 3 equal portions. Shaped the doughs & put on baguette tray to proof for another 1hr.
3. Score the doughs. Bake in a preheated oven @240C for 10mins, then lower to 200C for 6mins. 

Baguette with curry

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Siu Mai (燒賣)

Using my new love Bruno Hotplate to make some simple & yummy Siu Mai. This multifunctional & practical hotplate is available in many pretty colours with an extensive range of attachments which make cooking easy & convenient on all occasions

Siu Mai (燒賣)

350g minced pork
½ onion, diced
4 dried mushrooms, soaked & diced
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp grated ginger
1 Tbsp cornflour
1 Tbsp sake
1 Tbsp sesame oil
½ tsp pepper
Wanton wrappers

1. Add minced meat, onion, mushrooms & all the seasonings into a large bowl. Mix till well combined & resembles a paste. Set aside in fridge for 1hr or overnight
2. Preheat & oil the Takoyaki Plate slightly
3. Place wanton wrapper skin into each hole. Then use a cookie scoop to drop some meat mixture in & top with carrot/corn/edamame
4. Cook abt 2mins over medium heat. Then pour ¼ cup water over the siu mai & steam for abt 3mins with the lid on

Visit for more product details or any of these offline retailers for purchase,
*TANGS (Plaza, Vivocity)
*Tokyu Hands (Jurong East, PLQ, Suntec City, JEWEL, Orchard Central)
*Robinsons Heeren
*Metro Paragon
*ToTT Store (Century Square, Suntec City)
*Crate & Barrel (Ion Orchard)

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Pecan Squares

Pecan Squares
(recipe adapted from Joyofbaking)

55g unsalted butter, melted & cooled
40g old fashioned oats
65g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
50g brown sugar
40g chopped pecans

2 eggs
55g brown sugar
100g light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp plain flour
130g chopped pecans

1. Base: Placed all ingredients except butter into a food processor & process until combined. Add in butter & process until mixture is crumbly. Evenly press the crumb mixture onto the bottom of a lined 8" pan. Bake in a preheated oven @ 170C for 18mins. Let the crust cool slightly. Meanwhile prepared fillings.

2. Fillings: Combined all ingredients together except pecans & whisk till combined. Sprinkle pecans over the baked crust & pour filling mixture over. Bake in a preheated oven @ 170C for 20mins.

3. Put in fridge to chill for a few hours. Slice into squares & dust with icing sugar before served.