Thursday, December 3, 2015

Berries Trifle in a Jar

It's the most wonderful time of the year again! Hello December! For some reasons December just seem to be the most "well-liked" month. And I wonder if Christmas is the main reason for that. For me, I love December not just because of Christmas, but because it's my birthday month. too ^_^ Well, do share with me if you happen to know of anyone who doesn't like December. I haven't been in the mood to do just anything (not literally) ever since I got back from my Korea trip. I was told it's "normal" since I haven't gotten, or rather, I am unwilling to get over the holiday mood. But since almost everyone around me is in their high-spirited festive mood, I bet I will get over with my holiday blues (soon). Haha! 

I have been cracking my brain on what's suitable to make during this festive season since we will be expecting quite a few gatherings and parties. As I was looking through my archives, I found this pretty dessert in a jar that I'd made for one of my high-tea sessions with my twinning friend. This was one taken from the personally autographed recipe book, Glorious Layered Desserts by Glory Albin which I've won through a contest on Instagram some time back. *Grin!

Berries Trifle in a Jar
This recipe is definitely a keeper for various occasions! I love the idea of being able to prepare them in advance and the individualised portions which look just so lovely and appetising. I hope you'll like them too! ^_^

Monday, November 16, 2015

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

Fancy a quick dessert recipe for a last minute tea session or party? Not sure what to do with the remaining bits of cream cheese and heavy whipping cream from previous recipes? Here's a delectable yet super easy and hassle free no-bake recipe not to be missed! I recalled trying out this recipe when I was clearing out the leftovers in my fridge in preparation of our relocation in August. Thankful to this no-bake and quick recipe which I have made with a twist by taking reference from Glory Albin's Glorious Layered Desserts, I was able to continue my last of the few high tea sessions with my "twinning" friend with more home-made desserts before I departed that beautiful Sunshine state!

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

How about chasing away your (Monday) blues with these pretty pink dessert?!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Our Growing Edge: October 2015 Round-Up

It's the second last month of 2015! It was a good start to November for me as my hubby and I spent our time in Seoul. The maple season in South Korea was such a beautiful sight! It was a quick two weeks and we're back again in this summer-all-year-round little red dot nation. But we are glad the haze condition has improved much! Yay! 

Earlier this month, I announced that I was given the honour to host the October 2015 Our Growing Edge, an event that aims to connect food bloggers and inspire everyone to try new things. This meaningful blog event founded by Genie of Bunny Eats Design brings out the part of us that is still learning and experimenting. It’s the part that you regularly grow and improve, be it from real passion or a conscious effort. This monthly event aims to connect and inspire us to try new things and to compile a monthly snapshot of what food bloggers are getting up to. I am extremely thrilled that we have a total of 12 blog entries for this month's Our Growing Edge (unfortunately one of the entries has been dismissed as it is a sponsored post which I have no obligations). 

Now let's take a walk through the amazing entries received for blog event Our Growing Edge in October 2015...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hot Milk Cake

It's been more than two months since I last shared a recipe. My husband and I have finally settled down well in our birth country. But I must say the hot and humid weather here is still unbearably hard to accept. With the haze from our friendly neighbouring country, I hope it's just a matter of time before we re-adapt to the weather and get some fresh air.

Every time I look out of the window, I can't help but miss the bright blue sky and clean breathing air back at the sunshine state. As I recall how reluctant I was when I was clearing up, especially the stuff in the fridge before we left for good, I realised I have this unpublished recipe which I had made out of my ever-lasting bottle of milk. For some reasons, I was never able to finish the bottle of milk lying in the fridge before its expiry. 

To prevent such wastage, I have been in search of a recipe that could use up my leftover milk. As the name of this recipe suggests, this cake is made out of heated milk. This cake is dense yet unusually soft and moist. Perfect to be enjoyed anytime during the day! ^_^

To celebrate the newfound usage of leftover milk lying in the fridge, I am pleased to share this Hot Milk Cake with Our Growing Edge (October 2015) hosted by me! Genie of Bunny Eats Design, founder of this monthly blog event that aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things has given me the honour to host this month's edition. October 2015's Our Growing Edge runs from now till 31st October 2015. Do head over to this link here and join us in sharing your food-related experiences!

In addition, I would also like to share this recipe with blog event, No Waste Food Challenge (October 2015) organised by Elizabeth of Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary and hosted by Kate of Veggie Desserts this month. Say No to future milk wastage!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Our Growing Edge: October 2015

It's coming to October and we are into the last quarter of 2015! Time really flies!

It has been hectic and unsettling over the past two months ever since my husband and I relocated back to our birth country and then shift from the west to the east. Things at home have been keeping me so busy to the extent of neglecting my blog. I feel so behind time now with so many baking experiments but not enough time to write about them. Sorry readers!

Here's a good news to share though and hopefully a good start to keep up with my blogging. I am honoured to be asked by Genie of Bunny Eats Design to host the October 2015 Our Growing Edge, an event that aims to connect food bloggers and inspire everyone to try new things. ^_^

According to Genie, founder of this meaningful blog event, Our Growing Edge is the part of us that is still learning and experimenting. It’s the part that you regularly grow and improve, be it from real passion or a conscious effort. This monthly event aims to connect and inspire us to try new things and to compile a monthly snapshot of what food bloggers are getting up to.

Who can join?

Our Growing Edge is open to anyone. It is not a competition and there are no prizes or winners, it is just a way to share new experiences. You do not have to commit every month, just when you have something to share. To enter, you must blog about achieving a food related challenge that you have meaning to do (or redo). It could be easy, like tasting a new food or difficult, like cooking a life long nemesis recipe. It could be building or growing something an edible garden, or successfully preserving food. As long as it is food related and new to you, you can share your newly learned knowledge with the group.

The Rules / Submission Guidelines
  1. Your post must mention the phrase, "This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Kerene of The Dream Baker." and include Our Growing Edge logo (on the right).
  2. Your entry must link to me, the host page at The Dream Baker and Genie, the founder of this event at Bunny Eats Design. If you are submitting an already published post, remember to update it with the phrase, logo and links.
  3. You can enter with any new food experience as long as it is new to you.
  4. You may submit up to two entries per month.

Let's all have a fun-sharing time together!

Dare to dream.
The Dream Baker

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sorry, but I'll be back!

Hi everyone! 

My apologies for the lack of updates! I've had too much on my plate and time always seem to pass too quickly. August 2015 was a fresh new start as I relocated across the globe back to where I'd belong (since birth), and September 2015 is yet another brand new start as I moved from the west to the east of this "little red dot" nation. I have a list of recipes lined up and I'll try my best to share them with you as soon as I am well settled. Please do stay tuned! Cheers. ^_^

Dare to dream.
The Dream Baker

Monday, July 20, 2015

Homemade Granola

I was staring at the pantry basket which was given to me by a friend who had since returned home. It has been lying in the kitchen for a month or two and I'm just too lazy to sort them out. Amongst the assortment of tea bags, bottles of spices and sauces contained inside, I also found many half-used packets of dry ingredients including old-fashion oats, pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries. And I wonder what they had been used for before I realised the obvious combination that they would make up to. That's right - Granola!

A quick search online made me realised that there seem to be no "standard" recipe for making homemade granola. After studying the article from Buzzfeed, "How To Make the Best Granola Ever" and referencing the tips & techniques on "How to Make Homemade Granola" from King Arthur Flour website, I decided to come up with my own variation of Homemade Granola! ^_^

Homemade Granola

I am sharing this Homemade Granola with blog event, No Waste Food Challenge organised and hosted by Elizabeth of Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary.

I am also sharing this recipe with blog events Recipe of the Week hosted by Emily of A Mummy Too; CookBlogShare hosted by Lucy of Supergolden Bakes; and Bake of the Week organised by Helen & gang of Casa Costello