Sunday, March 1, 2015

PEACH CRUMB SLAB PIE

Peach Crumb Slab Pie


Peach Crumb Slab Pie is a fun way to serve pie like a bar.  The crust is rolled  to fit a rimmed jelly roll pan and shaped into a rectangle instead of round.

You can experiment with other fruits that are available throughout the year.  If using fresh fruits add juice of one lemon to avoid browning but now I used canned peaches that have been drained well.

We are not adding much sugar to the filling since the peaches are already sweetened.  Adding sugar to the crust as well but this is entirely up to your preference.

Don't worry if your crust tears while you're rolling it out, just patch it back together. You'll know it's good when you press the dough into ball shape.  If it is overly dry, add one tablespoon of ice water at a time.  At this point, you  can cover and refrigerate it.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

HEART SHAPED KAYA ROLLS

Heart Shaped Kaya Rolls

Homemade rolls are easy to make especially if you use bread maker but mine are made by hand from start to finish.  With homemade rolls, you can easily customize the ingredients you are going to add for instance this Heart Shaped Kaya Rolls, you can omit egg or milk by substituting with soy or almond milk.

Really, you  can use any basic sweet bread recipe and varies the filling.  This time,  I used  kaya (coconut jam) as the stuffing.  Be prepared to encounter messiness along the way. In fact my filling is overflowing at the time of rolling. as you can see from my photo below.

Nevertheless they turned out fabulous and  tasted awesome! The are no harder to make and are a great way to dress them up for special  occasion.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

MOIST BANANA MUFFIN

Moist Banana Muffin

I had some overripe  bananas sitting on my kitchen counter so I decided that  my next project would be related to banana.

As usual, used only half cup of sugar instead of 3/4 cup since not keen to have over sweetened muffin.

Moist Banana Muffin  are  perfect  treat for breakfast  or great  for tea time too. Straightforward, simple and just like your favorite banana bread but in muffin form.

You can add  1/4 cup of chopped nuts to  the batter and no harm will come to the end result or you may want to add a little dried fruit to the mix. For more interesting flavor, add some finely grated orange or lemon zest or cinnamon instead of vanilla essence.

Moist Banana Muffin

Sunday, February 8, 2015

MARBLE CAKE

Marble Cake

I baked this Marble Cake made from simple butter cake with a little twist.   Turned this into marble cake by adding two striking colors, red and green. The color combination is entirely up to you, use 2 or 4 colors if you want.

Accidentally add too much green color to the cake batter so it turns out darker deep tone luckily that doesn't alter its taste.

Cube the butter right after you have removed from the refrigerator.to speed up the creaming process.

In case you have self raising flour, use it  but omit the baking powder.

Marble Cake

Sunday, February 1, 2015

HONEY OAT BARS

Honey Oat Bars


I  immensely wanted to eat nutritious bars that was not so sweet yet tasty.  The blend of  rolled oat, raisin and chopped almond makes this Honey Oat Bars  a perfect treat..

It was super easy and pretty quick to prepare.  Use your preferred combo like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds  or cranberries if you like. In fact the combination are endless.

Honey Oat Bars are free from wheat, dairy free and vegan   so they are good for those with food allergies.

I used chopped almond,. black sesame seeds and raisin for a total of 120 g.  Add 2 tablespoon of honey   if you want it sweeter.

Honey Oat Bars


HONEY OAT BARS
Serves  2-3

125 g rolled oat
1/4 cup  honey
1/4 cup butter
60 g dry fruits
60 g  chopped nuts

Honey Oat Bars

METHOD

Grease 8 x 8 in pan. Preheat oven @ 130 C.

In a small saucepan, heat butter and honey until melted.

Combine rolled oat, dry fruit and chopped nuts in a bowl.

Now pour the butter mixture onto rolled oat mixture, stir until mixture clings together..

Spoon mixture onto prepared pan, using plastic sheet, lightly press  evenly into  pan..

Bake for 30-35 minutes.  While still hot, cit into bars.  Remove from pan to set.

Honey Oat Bars


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