Monday, October 24, 2016

Making Natural Yeast (Sourdough starter) 自制_ 天然酵母 (面粉和水)

This is not my first time dealing with natural yeast. The first time i made natural yeast with apple. I didn't continue to bake with the first natural yeast as that time i was a busy working mom (it was 4 years back) and also has limited information of maintaining a natural yeast (the first natural yeast cookbook i bought was in Japanese, Lolz). Until few months back, i met two new friends and now became lost sisters ^_^, Jennifer and Elvina. Jennifer has been baking with natural yeast whereas Elvina love to eat sourdough bread (she is expert in eating very rusty sourdough bread which taste sour , hard and thick crust ^_^). Slowly i was influenced by them and start back to make my own natural yeast with the consultation by Jennifer and few of my Instagram's friends. This time i made Sourdough starter just using flour and water. There are many ways to get natural yeast, Asian way usually used dried fruits or fresh fruits to make yeast water then add flour to make the starter. This time i prefer simple way of natural yeast using sourdough method, just need flour and water, which are easily obtain in my kitchen. Some of you might already know the benefits of baking with natural yeast, if you not, please google for the answers as i am not the expert to tell you the benefits. Some of you may ask me will the bread using sourdough starter tasted sour? If you are making a rustic country bread, yes, it taste sour because of long fermentation. If you using it to make Asian sweet buns,even you can make into bao or kuih-muih, you will not taste sour because the short fermentation and the way of keeping the starter (will share later).

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Getuk Ubi Kayu 炸木薯球

Nowadays hardly see Getuk Ubi selling at kuih muih stalls (have not seen it at my area). One of the old-school snack.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Homemade Chicken Luncheon Meat 自制鸡肉午餐肉

A very easy homemade luncheon meat recipe that with only one ingredient i.e Chicken meat and seasonings, bake it and you can have tasty and healthy chicken luncheon meat at home.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bingka Ubi / Baked Cassava Cake 烤木薯糕

This morning saw some nice and cheap tapioca / cassava in the pasar besar (market), could not resist to buy some to bake a cassava cake.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Baked Salted Egg Yolk Custard Mooncakes 咸蛋奶黃月饼

This was one of the mooncake recipe that i didn't expect to be nice, so i made a small batch. But it turned out nice and less sweet. The pastry turned soft very fast, only took overnight to become soft. Anyway it was quite difficult to handle the soft custard filling while shaping. Hopefully i can improve this recipe if i make again next year ^_^.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Snowskin Mooncake with Mung Bean filling ( without shortening ) 綠豆蓉餡冰皮月饼

I am happy to find out this snowskin recipe that didn't using Gao flour (cooked flour ) and shortening . After my friend Jane tried out this recipe and she said the taste is nice and dough also easy to handle, I also immediately try out after her good comment ^_^.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

My recipes in "Tasted and Approved" Cookbook

Thanks to Marshall Cavendish giving me an opportunity to share my humble recipes in a new cookbook titled " Tasted and Approved" together with few other bloggers. Few of my tasted recipes that some of you requested earlier (via my Instagram @sonianll ) are included in this cookbook that will be published soon. Prior to official cookbook that will be available at the bookstores in Singapore, Malaysia and countries around the region, now you can get special pre-order copy with 20% discount . To place the order, please email to This pre-order offer ends on 10 Oct 2016.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Green Tea Baked Mooncake 绿茶烤皮月饼

My children all are green tea or matcha lover, so nice to bake some green tea mooncake for them. The best thing about this mooncake is you don't need to egg wash the mooncake, much easier to make.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Nyonya Kuih Pie Tee / Top Hats 娘惹小金杯

After the last attempted of Pie Tee, i didn't attempt again until now. When my friend said she wants to make Curry Kapitan for the potluck gathering at her house. Immediately i think of to make this Pie Tee since both are also Nyonya foods.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Matcha Sponge Cake ‎抹茶海绵蛋糕

My daughter is a big fan of everything that includes matcha! I made this matcha cake for her Birthday.

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