Pandan cupcakes

I wanted to steam them but they won’t come out spongy, so I did it again by baking them! 

Adapted from mymindpatch.blogspot

The ingredients amounts yield about 13 cupcakes!

First blend: 50ml fresh milk, 1 tbsp virgin coconut oil, 1 tbsp sweetened creamer, 2 stalks pandan

Then make meringue from 2 egg whites and 30g cane sugar.

Mix the two egg yolks, one at a time.

Weigh out 90g all purpose flour. Then sift into the egg batter together with 1/4 tsp baking powder.

Mix them! 

Add in the blended ingredients and mix!

Batter ready!

I used my egg tart molds to how the cupcake sheets!

Pour in the batter!

Under preheated oven of 170 degreee celcius, bake 15-18 minutes.

Remove from oven to cool!

Someone can’t wait to eat!

Happy with her cupcake – 17m24d

Close up:


I tried steaming them and they do look good at first!

But they shrunken once the steamer goes off!

It wasn’t spongy but kuih-ish!

She didn’t complain though!

I did a search and realized that the beating of the eggs could have cause the shrinking of the cupcakes !

Hakka plain carrot hee pan (no starter dough)

Today I made carrot hee pan since the toddler likes it a lot yesterday. The amount here yields ten pieces:

100g steamed and mashed carrot

150g all purpose flour

100g glutinous rice flour

1 tsp instant yeast

120ml water

1 tbsp (sunflower seed) oil

50g brown sugar

I put them into the bread maker and used the ‘dough’ mode, kneading for 20 minutes.

Then remove from the baking pan with hand covered with oil, weigh 50g each, roll and flatten on baking sheet.

Let it sit for 30-45 minutes.

Under high heat, steam for 12-15 minutes.

Let some steam out (sitting in slightly ajar steamer) for 5 minutes.

Remove to cool! 

Toddler friendly fish cutlet

This is my fish time making fish cutlet. I was thinking how to ensure that the fish in the cutlet would be entirely cooked once pan fried. So I thought of air frying the fish first. I used Atlantic mackerel or ikan tenggiri or ma yau yue for this – just one piece. I marinated the fish before air frying and then removed its flesh for the cutlet. The ingredients are as follow:

One piece Atlantic mackerel marinated with some turmeric powder, fish curry powder, rice flour and corn flour – then air fried at 180 degree celcius for 10 minutes (alternately you can pan fry it too)

One potato, steamed and mashed

Half carrot, shredded 

One onion, chopped 

One egg

One tbsp corn flour

One tbsp rice flour

Dash of pepper

Mix everything and roll into ball, flatten and coat with (another) egg. Shallow pan fry. 

17m23d enjoys eating it <video

Hakka pandan hee pan (no starter dough)

After discovering that N2 loves this from the kuih stall, I started to find out the name of this kuih – from my friend: kikaku or hee pan! She did give me a link to make it but I can’t search it after our long chat. So I google it and most Hee pan’s recipe requires starter dough. Then recently in Daily Homecook Meal facebook page there were many members making this; therefore I search for their recipe there – yes, no starter dough required! Since I can’t find a pandan flavour recipe, I modified from theirs !

Ingredients used:

200ml pandan extract

110g glutinous rice flour (approximately)

170g all purpose flour (approximately)

1 tsp instant yeast

50g caster sugar

1 tbsp (sunflower seed) oil

I put into the bread maker, under ‘dough’ mode for 20 minutes!

Then scoop up 50g of the dough and cover hand with oil to avoid stickiness, form a ball and press into a cupcake paper.

I had about 12 pieces from the ingredients amounts.

Let it rest about 45 minutes. 

Steam them under high heat for 13-15 minutes. Once done, let the steam release for 5 minutes (my steamer has a little opening; or else you need to open the cover slightly). Then remove it to cool down!

My 17m22d enjoyed eating them! <video>

She had 5 pieces at one go! 😂

Mini cheese tarts

We used store bought tart shells. The fillings for the tarts are approximate amount of the following ingredients:

– cream cheese

– unsalted butter

– Parmesan shredded cheese

– fresh milk (100ml)

– egg yolk (one)

– castor sugar (2 tbsp)

We did it as part of our home activities today! Just mix everything up! 

Before filling up the tart shells!

Before going into the oven:

Video of no1 making and both eating the tarts <here>

We have extra fillings, so we made cheese buns from it, using the usual bread dough recipe.

Before baking 

After baking

Homemade wraps

I used about 250g bread flour, one cup fresh milk + 100g unsalted butter (heat up about a minute low high in microwave) and pinch of salt. You can hand mix and knead; but I just used my breadmaker knead function. (Add more flour if it is too wet or milk if can’t form dough). I rested the dough for more than an hour (minimum 20 minutes).

Form them into tortilla or wrap shapes.

Dry pan fry it on non stick pan.

Flipping it until both sides are well done!

Let it cool abit!

For the girls, I topped with shredded cheese!

Roll or fold as you wish!

17m1d having her homemade cheesy wrap <here>

For the elder girl

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