Sunday, November 26, 2017

Indulgence has a name.. dark chocolate pecan pie

Happy sweet sixteen, baby pig!

It may have taken a while, but i finally made the promised pecan pie for his birthday ^^

Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fruit pastry cake

I'm 7 years late getting into the trend of making this cake 😅 well, some people are just late bloomers 🤣

Recipe adapted from happyhomebaking.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Snickers cheesecake

For my older brother who turned half a century young today 😊

Recipe adapted from sally's baking addiction.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Carrot apple cake - sugar free!

Happy 1st birthday, Shiloh!

Sugar-free carrot apple cake
4 eggs
180ml neutral tasting oil ie. Grapeseed oil
60g sour cream
50g maple syrup, optional
280g cake flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
A pinch of nutmeg, optional
300g grated carrots
200g grated apples, incl juice

1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. Mix oil, sour cream, eggs and maple syrup till well combined.

3. Sift flours, cinnamon and nutmeg, and fold into the wet mixture.

4. Add grated carrots and apple. Do not overmix.

5. Bake in an 8inch tin, for 55-60minutes, or till skewer comes out clean.

Maple syrup cream cheese frosting
200g cream cheese
100g unsalted butter
Maple syrup

Beat cream cheese and butter till light and fluffy. Add maple syrup to taste.

So happy the recipe worked out. Cake wasn't sweet at all, but still tasted great! Paired with maple syrup frosting.. so yummy you can't tell it's sugar free 😋

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Butterscotch raisin loaf

I finally feel some joie de vivre returning. It's been a while.

I wanted to bake today.

And it's obvious I'm feeling upbeat.. note butterscotch chips and golden raisins.. says a lot, right ^^

While I have been feeling a little down and lost, I have been blessed by the love and concern of family. One brother have been sending his schnauzer over every weekend to keep me company.. and another just got me a shih tzu, 2 weeks ago ^^||

Well, I must say my 2 canine 'nephews' are really good for the heart, mind and soul. I do so feel much comforted and everything feels more right, somehow ^^ And I can sense, there's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow waiting for me.

So here's to more sunshine days ahead 😆😎 and while this combo shouts perky.. it really is sweetness over-load for me, haha! 😅 but hubs-i-no-fan-of-cakes loves it!

Other kind of sweet... see pics below... 😍

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Remembering the sweet things in life

I finally made a butter cake last week, after so many many months. It was good. I still miss her.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Grandfather's teacup

I don't need riches. A teacup is enough to make me happy ^^

This is precious.