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”

My First Success: Steamed Chocolate Chip Cake

I warped an egg cake recipe from my mum’s taiwanese cookbook to make it chocolaty! Its my first successful recipe because I finally have my very own 2-in-1 oven, a hand mixer and a blender! My mum loves banana cake and wants a guiltless treat so I’m going to experiment for the perfect fat free one forContinue reading “My First Success: Steamed Chocolate Chip Cake”