1. Mini Stollen Bites: Tastes Like Christmas!

    Mini Stollen Bites: Tastes Like Christmas!
    First question: What is Stollen? Some people think it's fruitcake, but it's not. Neither is it a fruit and nut loaf. The best way to describe it is like a light, buttery scone packed with bits of dried fruit and powdered with icing sugar on top. It also has a strong, scented almond flavour thanks to loads of almonds and marzipan going into the dough. This wonderful recipe is made using a Kenwood Chef, which is perfect to chop your almonds, combine your ingredients and give you a smooth, elastic dough to work with. Second question: What is marzipan and where do I get it? Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar or honey and almond meal, sometimes augmented with almond oil or extract. It is sometimes known as almond paste. You can get marzipan in more international supermarkets or e-grocers.


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  2. The Ultimate Crispy, Crunchy French Toast Recipe

    The Ultimate Crispy, Crunchy French Toast Recipe
    easy french toast recipesSay goodbye to your regular french toast recipe of frying bread in eggs and milk. This is how you level up your french toast recipe - with a humble box of cornflakes! Yes, that's right. Just one simple step to coat your toast in cornflake crumbs and frying it in a generous amount of butter results in a delightfully crisped, crunchy outside and a warm filling within. The perfect thing about this is that you can fill your french toast with any filling you like - so peanut butter and jelly is a great combination, or peanut butter and banana, nutella and banana... the list goes on. Give this decadent stack a swirl of maple syrup and some powdered sugar, and you have yourself an Instagram-worthy breakfast. Is Tiktok your new recipe guide? We've been taking some inspiration too. See our recipes for frozen prata egg tarts, baked milk treats and perfect scrambled eggs.  


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  3. How To Cook The Most Perfect Scrambled Eggs

    How To Cook The Most Perfect Scrambled Eggs
    Your wife, husband or family will thank you if you make this for breakfast! What kind of scrambled egg is this, you ask? It's definitely not the Gordon Ramsay sort (i.e. fluffy, French-style, firmer, sits well on sourdough toast). This style of cooking scrambled eggs leans towards the Chinese/Cantonese style of making eggs. According to this video here by YouTube cooking channel 'Chinese Cooking Demystified', this results in more curdled, silky smooth, just-slightly-runny eggs. Yum! Let's explain some key steps that go into this.
    1. First, to go about this the traditional way, take 4 - 5 room temperature eggs. You can use less if you're just making it for one person! Separate the egg white and yolks.
    2. You then have to grab your egg whites and whisk until its foamy. Don't over whisk! Whisk it until it starts forming big bubbles.
    3. Then, pour your foamy egg whites into your yolks and give it a good mix.
    4. Seasoning for the egg mixture, amongst other things, will include a little mixture of cornstarch and water. Why cornstarch? Cornstarch keeps your scrambled eggs moist and prevents overcooking.
    5. When frying your egg, use a liberal amount of butter/oil (or lard, if you prefer) that is piping hot before the egg mixture even hits the pan.
    6. As your egg cooks, alternate the pan or wok on and off the heat while letting the uncooked egg fry. This gives your scrambled eggs that layered silkiness you see in the photo. You have to do this, otherwise your egg will just set in one piece!
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  4. Kuih Harum Manis: A Sweet Delicate Traditional Favourite

    Kuih Harum Manis: A Sweet Delicate Traditional Favourite
    You might have seen these at local bakeries or at roadside/hawker stalls next to other colourful kuihs - a little brown muffin capped with a sweet banana slice. Think of it as a more delicate, softer version of the classic banana cake! We love harum manis (directly translated to fragrant-sweet) because of its pillowy soft texture, caramel notes and lovely banana fragrance. It's deceptively easy to make too, but be sure to have the right ingredients on hand. pisang raja For starters, we recommend using pisang raja, a popular type of local banana instead of other kinds of bananas (i.e. pisang Tanduk, pisang Kepok etc) as it vastly improves the outcome of your kuih. You may have to visit your local wet market to get your hands on these. Pisang raja is widely considered the king of bananas for eating and cooking. It is about 10 to 15cm long, with thick skin and faceted shape. The flesh of pisang raja is truly unlike other bananas - it's deep yellow and almost orange, and the level of sweetness is much higher. Tip: Goreng pisang made with pisang raja also tastes much sweeter (a mellow kind of sweetness) than those made with other banana varieties. Back to harum manis! For the baking moulds, you can use smaller cupcake moulds or smaller muffin tin moulds. Traditionally, harum manis should be eaten in one bite and regular Western-sized moulds might be too large. The
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  5. Japanese Crispy Cream Puff Shells (Shu Cream) Recipe

    Japanese Crispy Cream Puff Shells (Shu Cream) Recipe
    Are you a puff lover? Whether it's creamy durian puffs or the classic chocolate eclairs, puff pastries are absolutely delicious and versatile indulgences. These Japanese Custard Puffs (also known as Shu or Choux) are baked choux pastries with sweet, crackly, crunchy cookies topping and filled with custard and whipped cream in the centre. If you're not a fan of cooking with cream, fret not! The whole process to make these Japanese cream puffs is extremely short. Choux pastry comes together in about 10-15 minutes. Most of the ingredients are cooked together on the stove; this initial cooking causes the starch in the flour to gelatinize, which will help the pastry hold onto steam and puff up. The pastry shell and the crackly top is actually created separated then laid on top of each other. This recipe makes 24 pieces of light, sweet, crackly puffs, and enough coconut custard cream to fill the shells. Looking for more Japanese treats to make? Try this simple Ichigo (strawberry) mochi recipe. If you're feeling experimental, try out different sweet fillings such as Strawberry Jam, Nutella or Peanut Buttercream. Or if you simply prefer savoury puffs, then check out this simple Cheese Herb Puffs Recipe which you can make to complement any main savoury protein!
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  6. Kuih Layang Layang or Kerepek Layang: Your New Favourite Snack!

    Kuih Layang Layang or Kerepek Layang: Your New Favourite Snack!
    It's not easy to find kerepek layang layang anymore, but today we have a time-tested recipe for this sweet snack. What does it taste like? First, it has crispy layers that are coated with icing sugar, so it's like eating a very small sugar-coated biscuit. Each piece is bite-sized, so before you know it - you could finish the entire bottle (trust us, we tried!). It's extremely easy to make because it's essentially just spring roll skin - which you can find everywhere - and icing sugar. Take care to use icing sugar and not any other type of sugar, otherwise the snack won't have the same mouthfeel. The water and the cornstarch will come together to form a glue. Mix it first and if it's not sticky, add more cornstarch.


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  7. Easy, Soft, and Fluffy Cantonese Sponge Cake (Ma Lai Go)

    Easy, Soft, and Fluffy Cantonese Sponge Cake (Ma Lai Go)
    If you’re a dim sum aficionado, the Cantonese variety of the common sponge cake is definitely not foreign to you. Called the Ma Lai Go, this traditional steamed sponge is made with fragrant brown sugar, and flaunts a chewy, non-sticky texture. Traditionally, Ma Lai Go‘s biggest challenge lies in a good leavening agent (levain). This recipe however, replaces it with baking powder, allowing you to whip up some nostalgic flavours in no time. Looking for more traditional recipes to try? How about a Pandan Kaya Swiss Roll, homemade kaya, or kuih layang layang? Give it a shot!


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  8. Rich, Earthy and Flavourful: Truffled Mushroom Soup

    Rich, Earthy and Flavourful: Truffled Mushroom Soup
    Perfect for your weekday dinners, this Truffled Mushroom Soup recipe boasts an earthy mushroom flavour elevated with the unmistakable fragrance of truffles. Bring your culinary creations to a new level and easily impress your friends and family when you serve up this creamy cuppa! This 4-step recipe allows you to effortlessly whip up a comforting bowl of soup without any fuss.


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  9. How To Use Your Stand Mixer’s Tools Right: The Balloon Whisk

    How To Use Your Stand Mixer’s Tools Right: The Balloon Whisk
    If you love airy sponge cakes and frosted cupcakes, the whisk attachment is for you. It introduces lots of air into your cake batter and cream frostings, making the mixtures light and fluffy. Consider using a whisk attachment if you want to whisk egg whites into stiff peaks, without all the physical effort. A fantastic balloon whisk is one that incorporates its circular motions well throughout your mixture, doesn't grate the sides of your bowl (that sound is just annoying), and is super easy to clean. Tired of rubbery and dense pancakes for breakfast? Here’s an easy fluffy pancake recipe by Tasty that you can whip up using the whisk attachment. Eat the pancakes with maple syrup, fresh strawberries and butter, or if you’re craving something savoury, bacon and scrambled eggs.


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  10. The Simplest Overnight Oats Recipes To Keep You Full and Energized

    The Simplest Overnight Oats Recipes To Keep You Full and Energized
    Overnight oats or soaked oats are a brilliantly balanced breakfast for the working adult, especially when you are on the go. By preparing it the night before, it’s ready to be eaten in the morning and the overnight oats are packed with all the fibre and protein you need, just right to kick start your day.

    Easy to prepare

    Grab a container, throw in some rolled oats, milk, yogurt, some fruit and nuts, mix it all together and you’re done. Go to bed and by the time you’re awake in the morning they’re ready to eat. There’s no cooking involved and you can prepare it in so many different ways. Start off with milk, yoghurt and the oats themselves and then choose to add toppings like fresh fruit or nuts. You can even change the yoghurt flavour or swap out the milk for a low fat, dairy free option. Each breakfast can be a unique experience.

    Gives you what you need

    Oats are filled with nutrients, dietary fibre, protein and carbohydrates. They provide all the things your body needs to get started in the morning, which is why oats are a staple breakfast choice. You have full control over what is going into your breakfast, allowing you to tailor your breakfast to your dietary needs­­. Ordinarily, oats need to be cooked which softens them and allows you digestive system to easily break them down. However, they lose some of their nutritional value during the cooking process. By soaking them overnight in milk and yogurt, you prepare your oats for consumption without sacrificing nutritional content.

    Try it out for yourself

    The Straight Up
    • 1/2 cup of oats
    • A cup of milk
    • 1/3 cup of Greek yoghurt
    Nuts About Fruit
    • 1/2 cup of oats
    • 1 cup of milk
    • 1/3 cup of Greek yoghurt
    • Sliced banana
    • Handful of walnuts and
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