CNY Baking at Spurbox

Spent Sunday baking together with the little one at Spurbox!

She was so happy to mix the dough, roll them into these little chicken shaped pastries, and of course eating them!

Tom Yum Cookies

I remembered when I started to develop an interest in baking, about 4 or 5 years ago, I started with cookies. And then there was this tom yum flavored cookie which was quite popular back then, which I tried to find that elusive tom yum cookie recipe for our church's family day lol.

However, most of these cookie recipes would turn soft the next day, much to my disappointment. After trying countless batches, I declared to give up lol.

Recently, I saw Kenneth's post on Curry Laksa cookies, and thought of trying it out. Coincidentally, I had some tom yum paste leftover from my lunch, and so, I tried out using the tom yum paste first.

And I love it!

Nutella Blossoms

Recently I fell in love with anything-steamed haha! Steaming seems easier than baking - especially food like steamed buns and cakes.

I didn't managed to try Nutella blossoms at all, because of ovalette used. So when I found a recipe that didn't include the use of ovalette, I was very happy! However the texture wasn't that great. So I decided to try out the original recipe and just omitted the ovalette. And it seems to work well also!

Mascarpone Loaf Bread

The other day, I needed to finish using up some mascarpone cheese. So I tried out this loaf bread, which I had wanted to try for a long time.

This is a rich, soft loaf bread, with a slight milky taste to it. However, it seems to be a little more "oily" compared to other bread - which I guess attributes to the richness of the loaf.

Black Sesame Man Tou

Ok, so sorry about the bad plating and picture lol!

I had to post this recipe up before making again because I have too many recipes that I need to redo hahah! Also kind of worried that I might forget about it, since I really have too many KIV recipes, and my memory is really not that great these days.

This is a soft and fluffy black sesame man tou, and the husband, who rarely praises my steamed buns, gave the thumbs up! I've used Prima unbleached Top Flour here, though the original recipe uses plain flour.

Toddler Christmas Activity: Baking at Spurbox

A while ago, I got to know about Spurbox from 1 of my mummy friends, Joey, at Play Lexue. I was quite interested to let EQ to go and try her hands at baking. I think my current situation does not allow me much time for cleaning up, if I were to try at home. Haha!!

And so, one day, I saw this log cake Christmas baking and craft session at Spurbox's facebook page, and asked Joey if she was interested as well.

Wholemeal Honey Loaf Bread

Seems like I have been making bread these days, but it's the easiest thing to bake!

The other day I tried to make some pull apart buns, and they turned out really funny - just because the baby was crying as I was rolling the dough lol.