Showing posts with label Singapore cooking blogger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Singapore cooking blogger. Show all posts

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Bagel Styled Donuts

Based on the cooking theme for the best cooking blog which is local delight, I have decided to make donuts by using the bread maker.

However, as my family is getting more health conscious I have decided to make bagel styled donuts as it contains less calories.


280g of bread flour
3 tbsp of sugar
1 tsp of salt
2 tsp of vegetable oil ( I used olive oil)
180 ml of water
1 tsp of instant yeast


1. Put all the ingredients to the bread maker and press mode 9
2. After 1 hr, it should end.
3. Next,it is to measure the bread dough on the size of the donuts you want to create.
4. Cover it with a wet cloth for about 40 mins
5. Start to deep fry
6. Cover it with brown sugar or chocolate sauce,

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Chicken Satay Pizza

This chicken satay pizza is partially done with the help of Panasonic bread maker. I used the bread maker to make the pizza dough.
Thick crust version of the satay pizza 

Thin crust version of the satay pizza

I made the pizza crust by using the mode 12 for pizza dough. As per the recipe in the user manual, I use the following ingredients just that instead of getting milk powder I use low fat Meiji fresh milk.

Recipe for the Chicken Satay Pizza

Ingredients :
1 packet of pan fried chicken satay pizza from ntuc 
pineapple slices
japanese cucumber
mozarella cheese 

1. Use the bread maker to make the pizza dough
2.  Pan fry satay with the sauce
3. Place the pizza dough on the tray for baking if you are using an oven. I used my roasting pan to make the pizza so i heat up the pot to A on small fire then I place the pizza dough.
4. I place the pan fried satay and other ingredients.
5. I baked the pizza from A to C and I got the two lovely pizzas as shown before.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Thoughts throughout this blogging period for the Singapore Blog Awards

Seriously, this blogging period for the Singapore Blog Awards did kind of stressed me up. It is not just about the voting only but also coming out with recipes that is not too costly and time consuming for people to make.

I did learn that baking with prima bread flour and bake king flour is a lot of difference cos the moment i ate the bread. Though I am someone who prefers to cook rather than bake,  i get to learn more about baking. Like the teaspoon , it can't be a heap must be level. Oh, one thing must make sure in baking dun ever use granulated sugar .. it is supposed to be caster sugar.

However, I also get to know new supportive blogger friends and also got to know who are really my true friends. I did actually get to learn more about myself cos entering into this blogging scene onto the big scale involves lots of courage. It is no longer about just writing for the sake of entertaining my small circle of friends.

Anyway, just wan to say a big thank you to all who have voted for me!


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ribena Berry Bread Recipe and Chicken Curry Party


100g of mixed berries- dried cranberry and blue berries
250 g of bread flour
2 tablespoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of milk powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1.5 teaspoon of instant dry yeast
10g of butter
150ml of cold water
40ml of ribena


Firstly, I put all the necessary ingredients in the bread pan except for the yeast and mixed berries.
Secondly, I select menu 2 for it and also select raisins with music. So as to facilitate the putting in of the berries at 32 min. Last but not least, set the timer to bake and press start. It will end at 2 hrs later.

As for the chicken curry party, it was an impromptu decision last night between me and my friend cecilia. I offered to bake the basic bread to her house while she cook the curry. It was a day of baking 3 loaves at one go  with less than 1 hr apart from each loaf . You can't use it straight after baking one loaf for another loaf else the machine will prompt the word U50 to prevent you from using.

Here's the pictures of the chicken party.

My friend's kid even mentioned this is the first time that I would eat the bread crust.The curry cooked by my friend was super nice. Long time never had nice chicken curry. Next time , I shall share with you my friend's chicken curry recipe.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Recipe of Lemon grass ginger drink

A few stalks of lemon grass smashed
2  gingers being smashed
some rock sugar from eu yang sang


Just put the ingredients in add some water and boil it. After that , let it cool down . If  you like it chilled, then put it inside the fridge and dun put ice cubes in cos it will dillute the taste.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Celebrating mom's birthday by making home-made focaccia bread using Panasonic bread maker

Today is my mom's birthday so i decided that yesterday night that I will bake her focaccia bread so that she could bring to office to sort of treat her colleagues.

I would very much like to show the photos of my mom cutting the bread in place of the birthday cake but I think i shall keep it for private viewing. My mom was so excited about it cos it is first time she does not have birthday cake but birthday bread for cutting . She was so cute that she made a wish before cutting the bread. After she cut her first slice, I helped her to pack the bread into ziplock bag for her to bring to work.

You know it is like the kind of feeling preparing those goodie bags for kids when kids have parties at school.

Here's the recipe


225g of bread flour
25g of plain flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of mixed herbs from master foods
2 tablespoons of  olive oil
170 ml of cold water ( reduce water by 10ml if rm temp is above 25 degrees Celsius)
1/2 teaspoon of instant dry yeast

After which , i used the menu 4 and set it on timer for 5 hrs to go on baking.

End results

Sunday, July 13, 2014

My own recipe of Organic Chocolate Museli Bread

As all out of you out there knows that I am into the best cooking blog award , therefore I am supposed to create recipes out from the panasonic bread maker. I have been cracking my head on what kind of recipe should i bake . Then this idea came to me as I thought it would be easy for the parents to coax kids to try out museli

Here's my own recipe of organic chocolate museli bread.

75g of whole wheat flour -best to get the brand bake king
175g of bread flour
10g of SCS butter
1 tablespoon of milk powder
1 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
1 teaspoon of instant yeast
60g of organic museli
190ml of chocolate milk

1. Place the above ingredients expect the organic museli and yeast into the bread pan.
2. Place the yeast into the yeast dispenser and organic museli into the nuts dispenser
3.Select Menu no.2 for the rapid mode and select raisin mode and press start
4. Once ready , remove the bread from pan and leave it for cooling before cutting.

Do take note for those who have nuts allergy, please do not try this as I do not know if it contains nuts within the museli.


Cooking demo by Panasonic for public and bloggers by Theresa Wong

Yesterday, I attended the cooking demo as organized by the Singapore Blog Awards committee for my category which is the best cooking blog award. The instructor of the day was Ms Theresa Wong.
She taught 4 recipes for the day. They are the mixed wheat raisin bread, bbq char siew buns , tuna pizza and mango smoothie.

First, she showed us  how the bread maker works. Like how easy it was for us to bake bread at the comfort of the home. She mentioned that if you have forgotten to put in some ingredients, one does not have to worry. As the bread maker can still in ingredients when it is in the kneading stage.

Next, we have the char siew bun made with bbq chicken. The char siew sauce that she make for the char siew sauce was superb. I felt that the char siew could be eaten it on its own as a dish.

Here's the recipe for the char siew

Char siew filling
150g of roast chicken
50 g of diced yellow onion
1/2 tablespoon of tapioca starch with 3 tablespoons of water add
2 tablespoons of cornflour

Char siew sauce
20g of castor sugar
1 tablespoon of superior light sauce
1/8 tsp of salt
1 and a half tsp of sesame oil
1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
1/2 table spoon of superior dark sauce
120ml of water

To make the char siew of this version, you got to cook the onion with 1 tablespoon of oil in high power in microwave for 3 mins in which you do not cover. Next, you add the sauce and cook on high power in microwave for 3 mins in which you cover. Then you add cornflour to mixture and cook
on high power for 2 mins in microwave oven and leave it aside. Lastly, add in the bbq meat to sauce.

While waiting for the char siew bun to be made, she made us some mango smoothie. She also started using the bread maker to do the pizza dough. Most of the participants have a great time enjoying the food.

For me, it was more of a learning experience as I don't really bake and I am more prone to cooking chinese or fusion meals. For once, I know that bread that is home made can last for 4 days without preservatives. However, for the bread maker to work effectively it is best to use the measuring spoon and cup provided from the panasonic bread maker itself . The best flour to use for baking with this panasonic bread maker that is to be on loan to me is the bake king bread flour.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

2 dishes using one big bitter gourd

Usually when I planned my meals on a budget for a week , I would usually make these 2 dishes cos it is more economical.

First dish- egg omelette

1. 2 eggs
2. half of a bitter gourd de seed
3. one teaspoon of sugar
4. one teaspoon of light soya suace
5. a dash of black pepper

I would first whisk the eggs . Then add the de seeded bitter gourd which has been diced into some cubes. Add the sugar , light soya suace and the dash of black . Next , heat up the wok with some oil  and pour the mixture in . Once it has been browned, flip over to next side and serve.

Second dish - stir fry bitter gourd with lean meat

1.  a piece of pork loin
2.  half of a bitter gourd de seed
3. 3 small chilli padis
4. 1 tablespoon of light soya sauce

5. 1 tablespoon of dark soya sauce
6. half rice bowl of water
7. a teaspoon of corn flour
8. some garlic

I would stir fry the garlic with some oil then add the sliced pork loin in with the sliced bitter gourd then further on add the light soya sauce, dark soya sauce , corn flour and water to fry. Last but not least add in the chilli padis to enhance the taste.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Recipe of ice mocha drink


1 packet of cabury hot chocolate
1 teaspoon of nescafe gold
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of condensed milk
Some ice cubes

1. Firstly mix all the ingredients except ice cubes and mix it with hot water .
2. Add some water
3. Lastly, add some ice cubes.

I usually like to have this drink when I am having some snacks during exams. It is a cheap and good quick fix to get ur ice mocha fix.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

10 ways to reduce belly fat

The following picture I guess is the most concern to all of us out there who wants to lose the belly fat. Hope it helps you after reading.


Wednesday, July 09, 2014

All about bread making ~~~~my first attempt

Today I am using the Panasonic bread maker sd-p104 to bake wholemeal bread for my mom .
I am really excited about the fresh wholemeal bread that is coming out later from the breadmaker.
Ingredients that I use based on the user manual to make the wholemeal bread
1. 75g of wholemeal flour from phoon huat
2. 175g of breadflour from prima flour
3.10g of SCS salted butter( there are 9 pieces)
4. 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
5. 1 tablespoon of skimmed milk powder from phoon huat
6.1 teaspoon of salt
7.190 ml of cold water ( cos my room temperature is 28 degree celsius as mentioned in the manual if the room temperature is more than 25 degree celsius must minus 10ml from 200ml)
8. 1 teaspoon of instant dry yeast.
After putting in all the ingredients, i left it to work on its own for 5 hours.

End Result

I din have a bread knife so I just pinch it. My mom love the taste of it.  The freshness of bread is so nice and sweet ... I am really excited to attend the cooking demo to ask the instructor on my next recipe that I have in mind. I shan't say what is my next recipe....

Sunday, July 06, 2014

A tweak of the recipe from Sunday times today - Tomato and avocado salad

Tomato and avocado salad


2 tsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp of grain mustard
1 tsp of honey
Salt and ground pepper to taste
200g cheery, grape or baby roma tomatoes
1 large, ripe avocado
1 tbsp of sunflower seeds


1. Measure the vinegar , olive oil, mustard and honey into glass jar with a screwtop lid. Cover the jar and shake until the dressing is emulsified. Have a taste and add salt and pepper.

2. Halve the tomatoes. Pit , skin and cut the avocado into cubes.

3. Just before serving, toss the tomatoes, avocado and dressing and sprinkle the sunflower seeds together.