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Tutorial • How to decorate hidden surprise cake

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Alright, so you are probably at this blog post because you read my Condensed Milk Buttercream recipe (*'▽'*)♪ and you knew I did not bake the cake from scratch! Haha!
Of course, you may use your preferred cake of choice. I used store-bought mini chiffon cake. And may I clarify, I am not a professional at baking. I am sharing a method that worked well for me and hope you'll benefit from this sharing. (。’▽’。)♡

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Ingredients:
Chiffon Cake or a round cake
(extra cake to cover the hole if using chiffon cake)
Buttercream
M&M chocolates
Colourful Sprinkles (Note 1)
Fruits (I used strawberries & blueberries)

Tools:
Round cutter
Knife
Palette Knife/Silicone Spatula
Spoon

Method:
•Slice both the chiffon cakes into 2 layers.
•Use a round cut…

Recipe • Condensed Milk Buttercream

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I "baked" a cake for my birthday this year. The inverted commas spelled out that it was a short-cut ≧∇≦ Haha!
Because I am neither a fantastic baker(I'm still learning!) nor have the entire day to make a birthday cake from scratch. #Honesty
I made Condensed Milk Buttercream and spread it around store-bought chiffon cake! Made it looked a lil rustic, topped with berries & added some hidden surprise! Tutorial for assembling the hidden surprise cake is here.

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Ingredients:
Amount is more than enough for a whole cake or half a dozen of mini chiffon cakes (4").
Extra buttercream can be kept in the fridge.

115g Unsalted Butter, soften
110g - 125g Icing Sugar
2 TBS Condensed Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
Pinch of Salt (or to taste)
Method:
•Use …

Recipe • The Very Versatile Anchovy Soup Stock!

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I cook chinese style vegetable soup pretty often. It's a good way to increase the kids' vegetables intake and convenient for days when I only whip up a soup and meat dish. Most importantly, the boys love drinking their soup when it's cooked with this stock!
This stock is suitable for many types of Chinese soup, example:
& Cai Xin or Xiao Bai Cai soup too!

I often get queries on what is the soup base when I post photos of such soup, so I think it's high time I give this delicious and versatile soup base its own space in this blog!
Also, I hope my own kids will get to follow this recipe here and cook their favorite "mummy's soup" in future and be able to reminisce the taste of their childhood! (♡˙︶˙♡)

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Ingredients:
1200ml +…

Recipe • Luncheon Meat & Potatoes in Baked Beans Sauce

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The hubby spotted a can of baked beans in our kitchen cabinet, told me it's been awhile since he last ate Luncheon Meat & Potatoes in Baked Beans Sauce and requested for the dish.
This is a common dish in most Singapore home-cooking and often seen at economic rice stalls (杂菜饭).

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Ingredients:
150g Luncheon Meat (half of a big can), cubed
1 medium size Potato, cubed & soaked briefly in water
1/2 Red Onion, cut into thin wedges
1 can of Baked Beans (230g)

Seasoning:
1tsp Sugar
1TBS Light Soy sauce
2TBS Tomato Ketchup
50ml Water

Method: 
Heat a wok, add some cooking oil and pan-fry luncheon meat cubes until browned.
•With the same wok, fry potato cubes til brown and crisp too. Preferably cooked through too, to shorten the stir frying part later on.
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Recipe • Huiji Herbal Chicken Mee-Sua Soup

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Today's recipe of Huiji Herbal Chicken Mee-Sua Soup helps to boost energy and immune system, especially good for children as they prepare / go through this exams period! I added mee-sua (flour vermicelli) to make it an easy 1-bowl meal. The soup can be served with rice too!
Huiji Waist Tonic has been in the market for 25 years, and is one of the most trusted waist tonic brands in Singapore. Every bottle of Huiji Waist Tonic contains a high content of 6 different kinds of premium-quality herbs: Cordyceps, Ginseng, Du Zhong, Dang Gui, Shou Wu and Da Zao. It has no alcohol content, added sugar, honey or thickening agents and it is suitable for vegetarians.
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Ingredients:
Mee-Sua (Flour Vermicelli), amount as required
2 Large Chicken Thighs
1 Chicken Breast…

Recipe • Chicken Potato Stew

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For our young family of 4, it can sometimes be quite difficult to use a full packet of premix sauce at one go while it's even more troublesome to blend shallots,ginger etc when recipes call for it!
So I usually still choose premix and use the remaining paste in the pack to cook another dish the next day! Convenient, indeed!

For this recipe, I used Dancing Chef™ Hainanese Chicken Rice Paste to cook Chicken Potato Stew.
This stew can be packed into lunch box too!

Need another recipe to use up the remaining paste? Click here!
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Ingredients:
3 Bone-in Chicken Thighs, chopped to chunks
2 Russet Potatoes, cut into 5-6 pieces per potato
1 Carrot, cut into rolling wedges
1 Red Onion, slice

Seasoning:
2 TBS of Dancing Chef™ Hainanese Chicken Rice Paste
200ml Das…

Travel • Shiro-Hige Cream Puff Shop (Dec 2017)

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This is a quick post of our visit to Shiro-hige Cream Puff Shop last December, which is also known as Totoro Cream Puff shop.
While we were not the biggest fan of this character from Studio Ghibli's animation, we still put it in our itinerary simply because "we were already in Tokyo and we missed it on our previous Tokyo trip!" (*_*) FOMO? Whatever. Anyway I booked us a visit to Suntory Brewery that afternoon, since the route was pretty straight forward from the cream puff shop, I decided to put these two on the same day.

It was well worth a trip to this tiny bakery, unlike some character cafes which served gimmicky food, these cream puffs were big and delicious!





It was Christmas season and there were limited edition cookies like this one...
Which according to Lil K, was really nice! He went back in to buy another pack and finished all on the spot!
We walked back to the station after getting our cream puffs and I highly recommend having lunch at this small cosy restaura…