Monday, October 11, 2021

My Perfect Japanese Vanilla or Strawberry Melon Pan メロンパン

Melon pan (also known as ロンパン in Japanese, meronpan, melon bun or melon bread) is a Japanese classic sweet bread that looks like a melon or cantaloupe.

I like melon pan and tasted many from different bakeries. To me, an ideal melon pan must have a sweet crunchy and cookie-like crust and the bread inside must be soft and fluffy.

Some people think pineapple polo buns are the Chinese version of Japanese melon pan. Or vice versa. Nay!!! I don't think so. And I will tell you why...

Japanese vanilla strawberry melon pan
Happy that I can bake these...
Perfect Japanese Vanilla or Strawberry Melon Pan メロンパン

Monday, October 4, 2021

Two ingredients Peanut Butter Cookies - Just mix peanut Butter and honey and bake! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Can you believe that these cookies are made with just two ingredients?

In fact, these two health-conscious ingredients are 1) 100% peanut butter with no added sugar and oil 2) honey.

This 100% peanut butter is exactly the same peanut butter that I used to bake The Ultimate Smooth Melt-in-the-mouth Peanut Butter Cookies at HERE and The Perfect Cottony Soft Peanut Butter Chiffon Swiss Roll at HEREJust in case if you don't know, this 100% peanut butter is a common item to buy in most supermarkets in Australia, UK and US. If it is not easily available in the place that you are living, you can actually make your own. All you need is roasted PEANUTS and process until smooth and runny when the peanut oil is released. Detailed instructions can be found at here and here.

Then... when I mix this healthful peanut butter and honey together, I can bake the mixture into these cookies. Isn't this amazing?

2 two ingredient peanut butter honey cookies fast quick easy healthy no sugar no butter less sugar
Just mix peanut butter and honey and bake...
And I yield these yummy fudgy cookies! 

Monday, September 27, 2021

Black Sesame Ang Ku Kuih / Black Sesame Ang Ku Kueh / O Ku Kueh / 黑龟粿 / 黑芝麻龟糕

I'm not going to deny... I'm not a Nyonya kueh expert and this is my first time making ang ku kueh but I'm proud to say that my black sesame ang ku kueh (also known as o ku kueh or 黑龟粿 or 黑芝麻龟糕) are amazingly delicious!!!

Among most of the black sesame ang ku kueh that I have tried or seen, mine seem to be the most ultimately sesame-loaded! Yet, their black-sesame-loaded skins are soft, thin and tender. Their mung bean fillings are not too sweet and optimally filled with black sesame nutty fragrance. Even my fussy husband said that my ang ku kueh "got standard" LOL! So you must believe that they are really good.

As you can judge by its intensive black colour, my kueh are made with A LOT of black sesame! Hence, this means that my kueh tends to be richer than the ones with less black sesame but I made mine with the least oil and sugar. Please allow me to explain and show you how...

black sesame ang ku kuih ang ku kueh O ku kueh 黑龟粿 黑芝麻龟糕 less sugar less oil
My Black Sesame Ang Ku Kueh (黑芝麻龟糕)
made with lots of black sesame and minimal oil and sugar

Monday, September 20, 2021

Big Chunky Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Since the start of the Covid pandemic till now, we have not been to anywhere. Our everyday is mostly home, work and supermarkets. Nothing excited. Are you the same? So sad!

I miss travelling. The flying, the road trips, the stopovers, the sightseeing, the exquisite resorts and hotels plus so many exotic foods that we can try and eat... I wonder. When am I going to travel again? Hopefully soon...

I love road trips and even stopping by the petrol stations, convenience stores and the local bakeries at the small towns can make me really excited! I love browsing through these humble neighborhood stores and will usually buy a few of their locally made treats such as vanilla slice, gingerbread man, fudges or the 
giant chocolate chip cookie.

To me, nothing beats the comfort of holding one big giant cookie with a firm grip from the both of my hands as I take my time to nibble, munch and enjoy every single bite and crumb of it! Hmmm... I missed this feeling!

As we know, we are not travelling to anywhere soon. So, I’m going to bake these sort of giant chunky cookies and enjoy them at home just like how I savoured them during my road trips.

big giant extra large crispy chunky crunchy chocolate chip cookies
Fancy a giant Chunky Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookie?
I will show you how to bake these...