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Monday 27 April 2015

Mango Yoghurt Cake

I should have used mango puree for this cake but I couldn't get any nice mangoes, so I made do with mango yoghurt smoothes.  Basically, I replaced milk with the smoothes, and the cake turned out quite well :)  I like the fruity after-taste of it :)

150 plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
100g sugar
100g butter
2 small eggs
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
Mango yoghurt smoothes


  1. Preheat oven to 170'C
  2. Grease and line a loaf tin
  3. Sift flour & baking powder
  4. Cream butter & sugar until light and creamy
  5. Add in the eggs gradually
  6. *you may add in some mango puree (if you have any) at this stage
  7. Fold in sifted flour
  8. Add mango yoghurt smoothes until the mixture has a soft dropping consistency
  9. Pour mixture into the tin and bake for 30mins

Friday 24 April 2015

Baked Streusel Cinnamon Cake

The first time I baked streusel-related cake, it was months ago when I came across this recipe that Baking Biatch was sharing on her blog, and that smell.... it was pure bliss!  So I decided to 'blend' in a bit of it into my recipe!

150g Self -raising flour
100g butter
2 tsp cinnamon powder (I like a stronger taste cake, but you can reduce this if you prefer a lighter flavour)
50g castor sugar
50g brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
2 tblsp milk

For streusel: 100g brown sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon powder

  1. Preheat oven at 170'C.
  2. Grease and line a loaf tin.
  3. Sift flour & cinnamon powder.
  4. Cream butter & sugar until they are light & creamy.
  5. Add in beaten egg & vanilla essence gradually.
  6. Fold in the sifted flour.
  7. Add milk till the mixture have a soft-dropping consistency. 
  8. Pour mixture into loaf tin and topped with streusel mixture.
  9. Send to oven to bake for 30mins.
 Before bake...
Baked & I'm in heaven! :)

Butter Cookies

This recipe introduces the 'rubbing-in' method.  In this particular option, it is important to use only slightly soften butter and to manage the mixture with your fingertips only.   If the mixture touches your palm, the heat from your hand will melt the butter, and you would not be able to achieved the 'breadcrumbs' effect!

*My kids love them so much that the last batch was finished within days!  I'm making another batch this weekend :)

220g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
80g butter
100g icing sugar
½ egg
½ tsp vanilla essence

1. Preheat oven at 180’C, and lay baking tray with baking sheets.
2. Sift flour and baking powder together.
3. Rub fat into flour (using your fingertips), until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs texture.
4. Add sugar and mix well.
5. Add beaten egg and vanilla essence and mix to a soft pliable dough.
6. Knead and roll out on a floured board, cut with your cutest cookie cutter!
7. Once you are done, send them into the oven and bake for 15min, or until the cookies turn light brown.