Matcha Nougat with Almonds and Cranberries 抹茶杏仁蔓越莓牛軋糖

This is one of the nougat flavors I made for my relatives and friends during Chinese New Year. The Matcha Nougat recipe I shared last year was a sugar-free version (read about my blog post, Sugar-Free Matcha Nougat with Almonds). This time I made them with regular light corn syrup, demerara sugar with almonds and … Continue reading Matcha Nougat with Almonds and Cranberries 抹茶杏仁蔓越莓牛軋糖

Pandan Cotton Cake 古早味班蘭蛋糕

This cake is like a fusion of Pandan Chiffon Cake and Cotton Soft Sponge Cake but with water bath added during baking. Water bath adds moisture to the cake, which literally jiggles after it comes right out of the oven. Without the water bath, the cake is soft and fluffy but yet firm enough to … Continue reading Pandan Cotton Cake 古早味班蘭蛋糕

Earl Grey Cookies 伯爵茶曲奇

After posting my previous cutout cookies recipe, a reader asked me why I didn’t make my cookies with the traditional creaming method and if it was okay to use cake flour instead of all purpose flour. Well, it’s all about personal preferences. As previously explained in my blog post, Piped Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies, your … Continue reading Earl Grey Cookies 伯爵茶曲奇

Matcha Cutout Sugar Cookies 抹茶印模曲奇

Here’s the matcha version of my Cutout Sugar Cookies. I did it by replacing about 4% of the flour amount with matcha powder. For this recipe I’ve slightly increased the sugar amount to balance out the bitterness from the matcha powder. Use only Japanese matcha powder for a vivid green color. Pure matcha powder could … Continue reading Matcha Cutout Sugar Cookies 抹茶印模曲奇

Banana Pound Cake 香蕉牛油磅蛋糕

Pound cake is named for the traditional proportions of a pound each of flour, butter, sugar and eggs. Mine is a reduced sugar and scaled down version that incorporates leavening agent (baking powder) for a less dense pound cake and mashed bananas for extra moisture. 磅蛋糕的名稱來自其傳統材料比例-- 麵粉,牛油,砂糖和雞蛋各一磅。EC依比例縮小了份量製作自己的版本,糖的比例固然减少了,也加入泡打粉增加蛋糕鬆軟度,另外亦加了香蕉泥使蛋糕更濕潤。 To make it easier for the egg mixture … Continue reading Banana Pound Cake 香蕉牛油磅蛋糕

Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake 紅桑子黑朱古力慕絲蛋糕

I don't have much to write about this cake as it is quite simple. But I do want to share with you a general technique for mousse cake construction that is tidy and neat. I use chiffon cake for my mousse cake. My cake layers are super light, soft and fluffy. To prevent them from … Continue reading Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake 紅桑子黑朱古力慕絲蛋糕

Sugar-Free Pai Bao (Hong Kong Style Sweet Milk Buns) 無糖湯種排包

I’ve been baking with erythritol recently (read about my blog posts, Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins, Sugar-Free Brown Rice Chiffon Cake and Sugar-Free Matcha Nougat with Almonds) and this time I used it for bread making. Apart from using natural sweetener, I’ve replaced the whipping cream in my Pai Bao recipe with unsweetened almond milk, which … Continue reading Sugar-Free Pai Bao (Hong Kong Style Sweet Milk Buns) 無糖湯種排包