Give me cake or give me death cookies.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Drunken Hainanese Chicken Rice – Recipe

One of the dishes I love eating when visiting family Malaysia is Hainanese chicken rice (also affectionately known simply as 'chicken rice'). It's also considered a national dish of Singapore – so I'll be sure to try it in situ when I stop over for a few days next year.

Wherever you find it though, the make-up is always the same: a deceptively plain-looking piece of chicken that's actually a flavour bomb in disguise, having been simmered in a simple stock until ridiculously tender. It's served with rice cooked in the same fragrant broth the chicken was simmered in, and often with at least one dip on the side.

My version spikes the dish with sake, and is served with fresh pickled veggies and homemade sweet chilli dipping sauce.

(Part 1 of 2 of my entry for the Japan Centre's Gekkeikan Masters Cooking Competition).

Friday, 30 October 2015

Strawberry Sake Mousse – Recipe

Part 2 or 2 of my entry for the Japan Centre's Gekkeikan Masters Cooking Competition: a generous measure of nigori sake in strawberry mousse form, with a buttery shortbread biscuit, and mango, lime and sake salsa.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Cake Break: 200 Instagram Followers

I say 'cake break'. I haven't taken a break at all – in fact I've been baking my butt off this weekend. But as it's for a special project and my creation's still in experimental phase, I can't show it just yet. (It's been a real pain in the butt but I've almost cracked it).

In the meantime, here's my little celebratory shot I posted on Instagram today. 200 followers, woohoo! It may not seem like much in the grand scheme of Instagram, but it means a lot to me. Let the baking continue!

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Pandan Angel Cake – Recipe

Pandan chiffon cakes are a staple of most Chinese and Malaysian bakeries, and I've always been meaning to make one. However, since I ended up with a shedload of egg whites after making my birthday cake with 22 egg yolks I decided to use some up by making a pandan angel cake instead.

Yes, there is a significant different. Do you know what it is?

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Nasi Lemak- Recipe

I've been so focused on mooncakes that I'm late in posting my Malaysia Day dish (none other than Malaysia's national dish, nasi lemak). Still, this is a dish for any day of the year. You might even want to eat it every day of the year because it's so darn good. Although your waistline might suffer a bit from the rich coconut rice (totally worth it).