Make these Almond Cranberry Salted Chocolate Bark. Easy beautiful edible gifts in 10 minutes.
It’s that time of year again – gifting time! I do not celebrate Christmas, I just enjoy joining in the joy of the year end festivities and gifting. I’m not very good at gift shopping – I always struggle to think of what to get someone & the frugal me dislike the thought my gift being stored away and never used.
I personally think the best gifts are edible ones. However most of the time, the edible gifts are unhealthy commercial sweets or cookies. One or two of these is OK, too much of it will make you feel unhealthy. The good news is there are many healthy and delicious edible gifts you can make. Friends who received my Passion Fruit Vinegars last year, kept requesting for them. Sorry, I make different gifts every year. You can get more ideas on my posts Homemade Edible Gift Ideas and 30 Healthy Dessert Ideas. People love receiving gifts when it’s been made with love. Yes, I know you don’t have time to make your own gifts, neither do I. But a lot of them are sooo quick and easy, like my previous No Bake Coconut Cranberry Seed Bars recipe. And so are these Chocolate Bark. You can make them in bulk, and add personalised topping. Continue Reading →
I’ve gone into 2 weeks of hibernation. Wish I could say I was away on an island holiday. I just need to stay away, to plan and re-strategise on how to improve the site for you readers. And I’m back with an easy and sweet recipe. 2 ingredients (only chocolate and water) and 5 minutes later, you will be eating an amazingly rich Chocolate Mousse, guilt free with the purest chocolate flavor. This has to be the easiest and best chocolate dessert. Period. Continue Reading →
One of the things I love doing in the kitchen is experiment and have tons of fun. Being somewhat a typical resourceful (a nicer term for stingy) Asian, I’m always making use of whatever gadgets, equipments or kitchen ware I have instead of buying additional stuff that I might only use once or twice. Friends could not believe that I have been baking with mama’s 30-year-old portable oven (have konked out recently) and mixer. If any of you dare not start cooking because you don’t have a proper kitchen, the good news is you don’t need them to start. Anyone that can cook with the bare essentials. Continue Reading →
I’m in a rut. I’m not in any mood to make any Chinese New Year goodies at all. My usual favourites – peanut cookies and bak kwa (dried meat) doesn’t turn me on. Don’t get me wrong. I have a sweet tooth and am a big snack eater. Something is just not turned on this year. The only thing I felt like making is this deliciously chewy (and healthy) Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. Continue Reading →
I have a sweet tooth, but I’m not much of a dessert person. I don’t normally make desserts at home. If I do make them, like ice cream or cake, I’ll be the only one eating them for a few days until I get sick of dessert. If I crave for something sweet, I will just grab some fruits or chocolates, or a traditional popsicle like ice cream potong. Natural sweetness of fruits is enough for me. Sweetie always joke that I’m a squirrel, always munching on nuts and fruits.
The milk pudding (muhallabieh or malabi) from the cookbook Jerusalem caught my eye because it’s quite similar to soy pudding (tau fu fah) and mango pudding. I like that it’s only takes a few minutes to make, and halved the recipe for my occasional dessert treat. Continue Reading →
Baileys Banana Chocolate Ice Cream. This is the world’s easiest ice cream. It takes literally 5 minutes to put together, only 4 ingredients and the best – without an ice cream maker! *happy dance*
Using good quality chocolate makes a big difference in the flavour, use either chocolate bar like Lindt or couverture chocolate such as Callebaut. The banana gives the ice cream a smooth, creamy consistency and provides the sweetness, so use a nice, ripe one. The ice cream keeps for weeks in the freezer with perfect smooth consistency. Continue Reading →
Soufflé Omelette with Kiwi Sauce. You absolutely read the title of this post right. It’s not a omelette, it’s not a soufflé – it’s a combination of the two. Yes it’s a sweet omelette for breakfast or even for dessert. This might be the best healthy breakfast or dessert you’ll have all year. Continue Reading →
It has been 2 years. Time just fly. It seems like yesterday was my first post on Homemade Granola. Of course if you were to compare my first photo then and the photos now, you will notice the difference in my growth with this blog. Do I cringe when I see my old photos? Of course. Many times I’ve contemplated to reshoot my old recipes. Besides not having the time for that, I decide to keep the history, instead of erasing it. I am eternally grateful for the rocky beginning that pushes me to improve my cooking skills. I started blogging with the recipes I cook daily, even just for 1 person. To share and inspire others to start cooking too. My family made fun of me.. “How can you post your recipes online? Aiyo so malu (embarassing)”. “Don’t waste your time cooking & blogging, go do something more useful.” From that to teaching cooking class is a HUGE thing for me. Everyday I count my blessings for all the opportunities that came along and people who believed in me. Continue Reading →
I’m a very simple girl with simple taste buds. It is the simple recipes that makes me happy and savour with a sweet smile. I have savored some of the best fine-dining food – caviar, cheese, terrine, exquisite pastry. However, it’s too heavy and luxurious for my taste. No offense to the brilliant chefs, I wanted something without cream or excessive details; I wanted something simple and straightforward like Malaysian food. And one of them is Muar Chee. Continue Reading →
A few weeks back, my good friend R rang me up to rant. His cousin who have major health issues with 3 stents placed in his arteries (stents are tubes placed into blocked arteries to help the blood flow) and very overweight. R encouraged his cousin to start with short routine exercise as R have lost a lot of weight by doing so. Cousin’s wife reply: No time to exercise. Continue Reading →