A Rich Chocolate Cake (fat free and with an unexpected ingredient)

. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUMMY!!! – My mummy is my best friend and the most beautiful woman in the world! (I’ll bet your mom is the most beautiful woman in the world to you too… unless well… you think she isn’t) Mummy turns … _____years old this year (I’m not supposed to reveal her age. AContinue reading “A Rich Chocolate Cake (fat free and with an unexpected ingredient)”

Easy Tom Yum Porridge= a bowl of love

At age 8, I stared down at the table while my best friend showered me with eraser dust. 5 minutes later, I was standing in front of the mirror in the toilet weeping, staring at my tear-stained face, trying to get the eraser dust out of my hair. Later I locked myself in a cubicleContinue reading “Easy Tom Yum Porridge= a bowl of love”

Coco-Cinnamon Streusal Banana Chocolate-chip Cake/Bread/Cupcakes

I like to think that baking is like cycling. The way I can lose myself in baking seems very much like the way I cycle on the streets of Taiwan. Like cycling, baking elevates my happiness and eases my pain. For a moment, the deep concentration, the focus, the freedom makes everything go away, likeContinue reading “Coco-Cinnamon Streusal Banana Chocolate-chip Cake/Bread/Cupcakes”

Low`Fat Pineapple Tarts (not fat-free)

I never could have thought pineapple tartscould have been low fat… yet taste BETTER … whoa! My version of these delicious pineapple tarts not only taste better than the commercial ones but are also less artery- clogging and definitely more heart- friendly, with significantly less butter than the usual ones. This unfortunately also means thatContinue reading “Low`Fat Pineapple Tarts (not fat-free)”

Banana Bonanza– Banana Sponge Cake

I’ve always enjoyed eating banana cakes, especially the ones available from Malaysia. But preservatives and the GIANT amount of oil (more oil than actual bananas) made my mum refuse to buy them for me anymore. I used to be able to eat one loaf of that cake between breakfast and lunch! And never did IContinue reading “Banana Bonanza– Banana Sponge Cake”

Banana Bonzanza– Only Oatmeal Oatmuffins

Bread is a perfect breakfast good. But ‘perfect’ is not enough. What matters is ‘perfecting perfection’– quoting a wonderful Mr **** in my school. Perfecting perfection… with an amalgamation of oatmeal and muffins. Nutrition, health, low GI, low fat, fruity… I WANT MY BREAKFAST FOR DINNER. Give me 45 minutes, inclusive of baking time, and thereContinue reading “Banana Bonzanza– Only Oatmeal Oatmuffins”

Healthified Banana Coffee Cake with Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Streusel

I’ve always wanted to bake something healthier but looks equally guilt- triggering. And after my post- exam horrors, its time to do some BAKING. I replaced the butter from Emiline’s recipe with 3/4 its amount of applesauce and an extra tablespoon of yogurt. Because of this, it lacks the buttery texture but I’m pleased toContinue reading “Healthified Banana Coffee Cake with Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Streusel”

Perfect-4-Breakfast Banana Bread

With yogurt, bananas, whole wheat, raisins/chocolate chips, what more can you ask from a perfectly nutritious breakfast? It even keeps well too– for about 5 days refrigerated. I’m having these for breakfast this week! The original recipe is from greenlightbites. Roni, the blogger, is incredibly good in giving recipes makeovers to make them healthy. IContinue reading “Perfect-4-Breakfast Banana Bread”