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Wednesday 2 August 2023



This is a simple bread loaf, knead and baked in the bread machine.

 It takes is 3 hours after you put in all the ingredients. 

If you like to try, here is the recipe :-


255g fresh milk 

400g bread flour

2 Tbsp sugar

2 tsp instant yeast

1 tsp salt

30g butter


1. Put all ingredients into the bread machine from 1st to last

2. Turn on the machine for Basic Bread (3hrs)

3. While the machine is kneading, use a spatula to push in the ingredients if it sticks to the side.

4. Cover, and let the machine do its work.

5. After 3 hours you will get a nice soft loaf

6. Make sure to cool before slicing


1) test dough with your finger after kneading 5-10min, it should not stick to your fingers

- if it stick to your fingers, add flour by the teaspoon

- if it feels dry, add water or milk by the teaspoon too 

2. Milk can be replaced with equal amount of water + 1 Tablespoon of milk powder


1) can substitute 10% (40g) of the flour with Wholemeal or wheat germ or oat flour

2) dried cranberry or raisins can be added after the machine beep after the 2nd kneading

3) if use walnut, remember to toast it before adding 

Tuesday 7 February 2023



Is easy to make 
With machine and minimum handling

Ingredients for 4 small loaves

160g sourdough
250g pau flour
80g fresh milk
40g sugar
10g coconut oil
250g red bean paste (optional) 

1) all ingredients into mixer to knead for 5-10min
2) cover & let it rest for 10min
3) divide into 4 portions & wrap filling if using 
4) allow to proof for 2 hours 
5) steam Bao from cold water for 20 min 

1) Do not open the steamer immediately when done
2) leave Bao in steamer for 5min to let the steam settle down, if not you will have wrinkle Bao



Ever since I started baking bread again after a long break, this is my regular.

We have grown to like this bread more and more.

I use machine to knead the dough, with minimum handling except during shaping.

If you are interested to try your hands, I will gladly share with you this simple recipe.

Ingredients (makes 2 loaves of 450g each)

300g sourdough 

350g bread flour 

2 Tbsp milk powder

2 Tbsp castor sugar

1 tsp salt

170g water

40g butter


1) all ingredients into the machine & knead until the dough is smooth (about 10min)

2) cover, and let rest 60min

3) divide dough into 4 equal portions, and shape into balls

4) place 2 balls side by side into each oiled bread pan

5) allow to proof  3-4 hours until triple in size 

6) bake in preheated oven 190’C for 45min (Tent the bread if it gets dark)


1) proofing time depends on the weather & temperature.

    You may shorten the proofing time by putting the dough into an oven, 

    Also, can put a cup of hot water inside to help speed up. 

Tuesday 27 December 2022

Boiled Fruit Cake

Christmas Fruit Cake 

This is a boiled Fruit Cake
It is easy to make
It is tender and soft
Simply delicious

I have adapted this from my sister-in-law Pauline Cheng’s recipe 


85g butter
70g brown sugar
2 eggs
75g plain flour & 1/4 tsp baking powder 
1/2 Tablespoon cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon ground almond
60ml maple syrup or honey
50ml sweet liqueur 
1 orange (juice & zest)
350g mixed fruits

1) put all ingredients except flour and eggs into a pot, slowly simmer to boil, stir consistently
2) mix in flour and beaten eggs to the cooled mixture 
3) pour into a lined or greased small loaf pan
4) bake in preheated oven 160’C for 1.5 to 2 hours
5) when done, let cool
6) brush with sweet liqueur & wrapped up to age in fridge
7) ready to cut and share after 5-7 days.


Wednesday 30 November 2022



God with us 

Today is 30th November 2022, I am sharing with you what happened on last Friday 25th November.

I dropped my spectacles one day ago. Early in the morning I decided to walk the same route in search of my lost spectacles alone. It was a usual route that I go for morning walk.

Full of hope and expectation, I walked and my eyes were looking left & right hoping to catch a glimpse of the orange colour spectacle box.  

All of a sudden, ‘Bong’ I found myself down on my knees & my right shoulder on the floor, supporting the half fallen upper torso, on the five foot way ! 

All I could remember was calling on the name of the Lord Jesus. I could not remember how many times I called Him, and I also heard myself kept thanking the Lord for being there for me. 

I was able to stand up with bruises on my knees, hands, arms & shoulder. I applied antiseptic on both of my palms & my knees, and I was able to complete the journey & came home. 

(These photos taken today, 5 days later)

I cleaned the bruises & applied some oil, and my husband and I were on our way to meet my sister Veron in Tampines Mall, by bus. Veron came to Singapore with her friends since 22nd Nov. We could only meet on this day because of her tight schedule. We had a great time talking, and sharing over a simple lunch. The time was well spent, with lots of catching up. Thank God for the wonderful time together. 

(the bruise on my knees) 

As we parted, we came home by bus too. There was no pain in the bruises, in fact all this while I was having arthritis pain in the thumb & the trigger fingers. 

Today is the fifth day after the fall, and the bruises had not given me pain or problem. I just realised that God has given me a sign that  He was with me when I fell - a cross on my right shoulder! 

This is our God. He will never leave us nor forsake us. He is always there for us as we call on His name. Praise Him. All glory and honour unto our God the Mighty God of heaven and earth, amen 

Monday 14 November 2022


To make 2 Litres Kombucha: 


1.5L pre-boiled water, left to cool overnight


3 tea bags @2g each of black tea 

100g sugar

500ml (2cups) water


From previous brew:

1 Scoby 

250ml starter tea 


1) boil 500ml water 

2) once the water boils, turn off heat & add tea bags. Let to steep for 10min

3) remove teabags, and add 100g sugar 

4) stir the tea until sugar dissolves. 

5) allow the tea to cool to room temperature, 1/2 day 

6) to assemble: 

    Into a large bottle add:

     1.5L overnight boiled water

      500ml sweetened cooled tea

      250ml  starter tea


7) stir, and cover the bottle with cloth as Scoby needs to breathe

8) wrap the bottle with cloth or newspaper to cut off the light

9) F1 - allow the tea to sit for 1 - 2 weeks (depends on the taste that you prefer) 

10) F2 - drain the tea into bottles to ferment at room temperature for 2 days

11) store bottles in fridge after F2


1) cut fruits or juices may be added during F2 to add flavour & colour to the drink

2) never fill bottle to the brim as pressure is created during F2 fermentation. The tea may shoot up or even burst the bottle ! 

3) if you prefer fizzy drink, screw the cap tight during F2, but be careful when opening.

Happy Brewing! 

You will love its colour as you  enjoy a glass of cold fizzy kombucha.


Saturday 1 January 2022

When God Opens Doors

 When God Opens Doors

COVID has brought much fear and anxiety into our lives, especially when my husband and I were in Ipoh, Malaysia, while all our 4 daughters are here in Singapore. The Restrictions in movements; the fear of contacting COVID; the worry for our girls and their families; affected us so badly that our weight have gone down by the 10s of kilogram. With the number of COVID cases multiplying, the anxiety made us weak and soon affected our health. We were sickly and weak. The thought of coming to Singapore has been shattered with the close of the borders; restrictions in flights; and the tedious application and preparation to exit Malaysia and entry into Singapore.

Nothing could be done except to fall on our knees and seek God. During my quiet times, and in tears, I asked God why He has brought our 4 daughters to Singapore by providing for them; giving each of them an ASEAN scholarship to study here; and lovingly watching over them all these years from teenagers to adulthood; and having their own families? Why He has forgotten about us? Doesn’t He want to unite us with these 4 lovable girls? I kept asking God. Though there was no immediate reply from God, I could feel some peace within me after talking to Him.

Soon everything came as a surprise when God opens the door. Airline started selling tickets, flights resumed, borders opened with restrictions, and with COVID test requirements. Application to exit and entry procedure have been made possible online. So our daughters helped in the online applications and the bookings and payment of Arrival Covid tests. 

One marvellous thing that God did was to alert my brother in law Doa Ming. By His divine appointment, he dropped by to visit us. Realizing our urgent need he took us to KL to do the ART tests before sending us to take the flight to Singapore. 

Our God works in a miraculous way that we are not aware or comprehend. He knows our needs and works in ways to provide for us. In March last year, our youngest daughter was impressed by God to buy a 2 bedroom apartment. Both she and her husband, on seeing the convenience of the location, they bought it without hesitation. When we reached Singapore in January this year 2022,  the apartment was already  renovated, furnished and ready for occupation. Praise God for a his provision. 

This is our God. He knows our needs, trust Him and He will soon make all things beautiful in His Time, amen

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Cempedak Pound Cake


Chempedak Pound Cake

250g salted butter

120g sugar

4 large eggs

250g self raising flour

1 tsp double action baking powder

50g fresh milk (may not use up all depending on the size of egg)

120g cempedak purée

120g cempedak cut into small pieces


1) cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy

2) add eggs, one at a time until well mixed

3) mix in chempedak purée

4) fold in sifted dry ingredients

5) add fresh milk 

6) scoop into 2 small bread pan

7) arrange the top with the cut cempedak

8) bake in preheated oven 160’C for 60min until cooked

Sunday 2 May 2021


Is a traditional Japanese Pancake

It is fluffy, golden brown in colour 
And without spots.

The classic Japanese Dorayaki is filled with sweet red bean paste.

Perhaps you may like to try this recipe:
Makes 5 pieces

2 eggs
40g sugar
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
80g cake flour or all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp water
200g red bean paste

1) beat together eggs, sugar, honey and vanilla
2) fold in sifted flour and baking powder
3) cover & leave in fridge for 10min
4) remove from fridge, stir in 2 Tbsp water
5) heat up a non stick pan
6) scoop 1 Tbsp of batter and pour into the pan
7) when bubbles appear, turn the pancake over and cook the other side
8) when done, put filling & seal the side by pressing
9) serve warm

Monday 15 March 2021

Ipoh Famous Meat Floss Biscuit

Ipoh Famous Meat Floss Biscuit

This is yet another copycat recipe
using the traditional Chinese Pastry recipe

The bean paste that I cook is slightly brown
whereas those sold in the shop is green (pandan flavour)

As for the floss
you can either use pork or chicken or even salmon floss!

Salted egg yolk can be left out if you do not fancy.


Ipoh Famous Meat Floss Biscuit
makes 12

       100g mung beans, soaked overnight
       40g sugar
       1/2 tsp salt 
       22g oil

 (A) 100g all purpose flour
        25g oil
        15g sugar
        50g water
         1/4 tsp vinegar

(B) 90g all purpose flour
      50g shortening

Other ingredients:
3 salted egg yolk, steamed & cut each into 1/4 
75g meat floss
Egg wash: 1 egg yolk+ 1 tsp water


1. Steam the mung beans until soft (about 30min)
2. While the beans are still warm, blend with some oil
3. Heat the sugar and the remaining oil in a non stick pan, to caramel 
4. Add the blended beans and fry until the mixture comes together,
5. Remove and let cool.
6. When cooled divide into 16g each ball

1. Separately blend ingredients in A and B
2. Divide A into 18g each
3. Divide B into 8g each
4. Wrap B into A, leave aside and continue doing for all the 12
5. Take 1 ball, press down & roll lengthwise into a strip
6. Roll the strip up, like a Swiss roll, leave aside & do the same for the remaining balls
7. Take 1 cylindrical dough, press down and roll lengthwise & roll up like a Swiss roll again.

To assemble:
1. Wrap egg yolk in a ball of bean paste
2. Drop into the meat floss, until required
3. Take 1 pc dough, press down and roll flat into a round
4. Put the ball of bean paste in the centre of the dough, add 1-2 tsp of floss 
5. Gather the sides to wrap the filling securely
6. Place the ball, smooth side up, on the parchment lined pan
7. Egg wash before sending into the oven
8. Bake 25min in 180’C