I was given freshly grated coconut by my sister in law, I've never eaten fresh grated ones before and was surprised how soft and creamy it taste. I've always used desiccated coconuts from a packet in supermarkets to bake with, I've been looking at some recipes that uses grated coconut so I decide to make a tray bake with this.
These slices of coconut cakes are great for picnics or tea parties.
Tastes really good with the jam in the middle and the biscuit base is crumbly.
Very satisfying results. Another bake ticked off my list.
200g self raising flour
100g butter, diced
2 egg yolks
200g freshly grated coconuts
3 egg whites
5. Tbsp of jam
Flaked almonds to decorate.
Rub the butter and flour together until you form bread crumb texture, add in the egg yolks & sugar and work with your hands to make a dough
Add 1. Tbsp of cold water and mix until you get a moist dough
Press the moist dough into a lined baking tray and smooth out the top, bake in a preheated oven at
Mexican coffee bun or as known as the Rotiboy made famous by the bakery called Rotiboy in Penang, Malaysia. Now it is popular all over Asia.
This bun is best eaten hot, the buttery centre and the sweet coffee flavoured topping is irresistibly tasty. I made these a few times now, I can't help by adding a little extra toppings on them like hazelnuts & shredded coconut. Hmmm..... think next time I try using a different filling.
Gingerbread Man, gingerbread trees and gingerbread house, oh it's Christmas and will you be making some too?
This year my children will be making some as gifts to go with the presents.
This makes it a little special for family & friends as its all made by them.
I like this simple gingerbread recipe, as it doesn't use all the mixed spices like nutmeg, clove & cinnamon. I'm not too keen on all the strong spices with shop bought gingerbread biscuits but this recipe simple & nice. And children are less likely to eat it if there's too much spices.
But you can add a little of each if you prefer.
This is a great way to get your children involved in baking.
Baking biscuits makes less mess and they get excited eating their own made bakes.
I suppose I don't really need to introduce the Hokkaido chiffon cupcake.
It's like almost every baker new or experienced have attempted this already.
But what I like about this cupcake is that I can eat it almost immediately after baking.
To me, this is a baby version of the chiffon cake but in a cupcake case.
I've tried a few recipes and find that this one suits me more.
It's soft, fluffy & very delicious.