Saturday, February 10, 2018

How to Make Rose Steamed Buns - Valentine’s Day Recipe Idea


Valentine’s day is less than a week away.  Do you and your loved one celebrate?  My Hubby and I usually prefer staying in and celebrate with the kiddos together with a special dinner.  After all, we didn’t want to head out and dine with the crowds when EVERYONE is out!  hm….is that a sign of getting old?  Perhaps, we are just not romantic in nature, a.k.a. typical parenthood! 

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Although we’re staying in on V-day, I still like to prepare something special for my family!  My Kiddos are my little Valentines, too!  This year, I’m making these Rose Shaped Steamed Buns as a special treat.  You’ll find 2 different flavors in my video tutorial.  They are Purple Yam Buns and Rose Flavor Buns, all made with natural ingredients and natural coloring.

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In the Purple Yam Bins, I added purple yam powder for the pretty purple color and a hint of purple yam flavor.  It’s slightly sweet and comparable to sweet potato.  For the Rose Buns, I added a little bit of rose extract in the dough.  Just make sure you use a small amount as the rose extract could be quite strong.  If you cannot find rose extract, you can substitute with rose water.  However, the later one is much weaker in aroma and you might need to use more to achieve the same flavor.  I’ll list the ingredients at the end of this post for your reference.

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The only thing I was a little bit disappointed was that the pretty pink color in the rose buns turned a little bit orangey after steaming.  You can chose to use store-bought natural food coloring for this recipe is you prefer a more vivid color.  But honestly, I’m sure anyone would be super happy to get these rose buns for Valentine’s Day, despite pink or orange theme!   Wish you all in advance a warm and sweet Valentine’s Day with your loved ones!


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Tools and Ingredients Used:
Rose Extract (
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All Natural Food Coloring (
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Grapeseed Oil (
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Bamboo Steamers (
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Active Dry Yeast (
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Purple Yam Powder (
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Matcha Powder (
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Dough/Bench Scraper (
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Rolling Pin (
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Rolling Mat (
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Strainer/Sieve Set (
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Bamboo Spatula Set (
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Measuring Cups Set (
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Saturday, February 3, 2018

How to Make Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake - Super Easy Recipe



Last month, I celebrated my birthday, my 29th birthday!  Oh wait, I think I’m just getting too old that I simply stop counting since my 29th birthday!  What did I do on my birthday?  Besides enjoying a lovely dinner with my family in the evening, I baked myself a birthday cake!  This Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake, to be exact. 

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Some of you might think that it’s not right that I have to bake my own cake for my birthday.  But actually, I don’t mind at all.  In fact, it’s quite the opposite.  I quite enjoy spending time in the kitchen, even on my birthday!  Plus, this Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake is super easy to prepare, I promise.  It’s pretty much a foolproof recipe to any beginning bakers out there.  It’s super easy to make, thanks to this secret ingredient!  Although this secret ingredient doesn't usually show up in my pantry (as I mostly bake from scratch), it is easy to find and it might appear in the pantry of many homes!  Watch my video tutorial above to find out what it is!  

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This cake turned out to be very moist and tender.  It’s packed with decadent dark chocolate flavor and refreshing orange zest.  Dark chocolate and orange flavors are simply the perfect classic combination, in my humble opinion.  I made a chocolate crust on top for a contrast of texture as well.  Each bite, is simply heavenly!  If you’re still looking for a dessert recipe to end your Valentine’s Day dinner with the perfect sweet note, this is THE recipe to make! 

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If you make this cake and share with someone, be prepared that they will ask for the recipe!  Yes, this cake is that good!  I’ll leave it up to you to decide if you want to reveal the secret ingredient!  They might be shock that it’s the main ingredient in the cake!  If you have any recipe requests or suggestions, feel free to leave me a comment below.  I would love to hear from you.   Wish you and your loved ones a warm and sweet Valentine’s Day!  Stay tuned for more fun and easy recipes next week!

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Ingredients and Tools Used:

10-inch Bundt Pan (Click here for more information)
Edible Gold Leaf 
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Microplane Zester 
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Cooking Spray 
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Whisk 
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Measuring Spoons Set 
(Click here for more information)
Cooling Racks 
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Baking Sheets 
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Devil’s Food Cake Mix 
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Kerrygold Butter 
(Click here for more information)
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 
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Food Decorating Tongs/Tweezers 
(Click here for more information)



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Saturday, January 27, 2018

How to Make Chinese Steamed Cakes – 2 Ways 傳統雞蛋糕 原味+朱古力味



Ready for Chinese New Year?  This year, Chinese New Year falls on February 16th.  It’ll be the Year of Dog.  To celebrate the occasion, I’ve created this authentic and traditional Chinese dessert that you'll love: Chinese Steamed Cakes – 2 Ways 傳統雞蛋糕 原味+朱古力味!

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Streamed Cake in Chinese “蒸糕”, resemble the well wished we say during the Chinese New Year. “蒸蒸”日上,步步”高”升 means getting better and better (higher and higher), such as school grades or promotion at work.  Therefore, this is one simple treat that is often prepared during the Chinese New Year.

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Chinese New Year is one of the biggest festival celebrated in Asia countries.  There are many other treats and dishes that we make during Chinese New Year.  Such as Pot StickersTurnip CakesMatcha CookiesFirecracker ShrimpsGlutinous Rice CakeVegetarian Chop-SueyPork JerkySesame DumplingsHello KittyRed Bean Dumplings, and Osmanthus Jelly, just to name a few.


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These Chinese Steamed Cakes are super spongy and fluffy.  It's slightly sweet and packed with egg-y flavors.  My kids enjoy the chocolate version a lot (which is not quite traditional).  But I personally adore the original flavors as they bring back so many childhood memories.  It's definitely a nostalgic treat for me!  What are some of your childhood food that you miss?  Share with me in the comment below.  I can't wait to hear from you!


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Ingredients and Tools Used:
Organic All-Purpose Flour (Click here for more information)
Whisk (Click here for more information)
Measuring Spoons Set (Click here for more information)
Organic Vanilla Extract (Click here for more information)
6 ounces Ramekins (Click here for more information)
Valrhona Cocoa Powder (Click here for more information)
Grapeseed Oil (Click here for more information)
Bamboo Steamers (Click here for more information)
Baking Powder (Click here for more information)
Cupcake Liners (Click here for more information)
Ice Cream Scoop (Click here for more information)











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Friday, January 19, 2018

How to Make Chocolate Lava Cakes 朱古力心太軟



What is your all time favorite dessert?  Let me rephrase it.  If you can only enjoy just 1 type of dessert for the rest of your life, what would you pick?  I’m sure my whole family would have the same answer….THIS, Chocolate Lava Cake 朱古力心太軟!  

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If you get to taste this cake, I’m sure you would have agreed to my previous statement.  This Chocolate Lava Cake is rich, decadent, and so satisfying.  The edges of the cake is slightly crunchy, similar to the edges of a good brownie.  And the center of the cake is light and tender.  When you spoon into the cake, you’ll see the warm chocolate 'lava' oozing out!  The cake itself is not overly sweet but definitely rich and deep in chocolate flavor.  I love pairing it with a scoop of homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream for a contrast of temperature and texture.  

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This cake might look fancy and difficult to make, but it’s quite easy to prepare.  I have a foolproof recipe for you and if you follow my tips and tricks in the video tutorial, you can definitely make it too.  If you make this dessert for your sweethearts, you’ll definitely melt their hearts!  Shhh….no one has to know it’s actually so easy to make.  Let them think you spend all day in the kitchen to make this for them!  Since this recipe yields 4 cakes, it might be too many for a romantic dinner for 2.  If you are not planning to bake all 4 cakes, you can prepare the batter the same way and keep unbaked ones in the ramekins in the fridge until you are ready to bake.  So, if you’re planning a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at home, you can prepare the batter ahead of time and bake off the cakes at a later time.

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I hope you have enjoyed today’s recipe and tutorial and will try this recipe soon.  Thank you so much for stopping by and stay tuned for more fun recipe.

Ingredients and Tools Used:
6 ounces Ramekins (Click here for more information)
Valrhona Cocoa Powder (Click here for more information)

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate (Click here for more information)

Heart Shape Stencil (Click here for more information)

Measuring Spoons Set (Click here for more information)

Organic Vanilla Extract (Click here for more information)

Cooling Racks (Click here for more information)

Baking Sheets (Click here for more information)

Powdered Sugar Shaker (Click here for more information)

Whisk (Click here for more information)

Kerrygold Butter (Click here for more information)

Powdered Sugar (Click here for more information)

Oven Mitts (Click here for more information)

Organic All-Purpose Flour (Click here for more information)

Silicone Pastry Brush (Click here for more information)


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Friday, January 5, 2018

Cinnamon Pull-Apart Star Bread (Tang Zhong Method 湯種法)



Happy New Year!  Hope you’re having an awesome start to 2018 so far!

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So sorry for the lack of posts in the past few weeks.  I was going to share this recipe with you before Christmas so that you can make it and share it with your family during the holidays!  Oh well, I guess things don’t always turn out the way we have planned. 

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This Cinnamon Pull-Apart Star Bread might look fancy, but it’s actually quite easy to shape.  Simply follow my tips and tricks in the video tutorial and I’m sure you’ll agree.  I created this recipe using my favorite bread making method: Tang Zhong Method 湯種法!  Tang Zhong Method is a natural way to make soft and fluffy bread.  Best of all, the bread will stay soft even after a few days.  Read more about Tang Zhong Method 湯種法 here if you’re interested to learn more.

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This Cinnamon Pull-Apart bread is scrumptious as is, or you can sprinkle some powdered sugar on top to make it extra pretty!  I love that you can see the layers and layers of cinnamon sugar in between the bread.  It totally reminds me of the infamous cinnamon rolls from the mall!  This bread is best served warm, in my opinion.  If you have any leftover bread, simply wrap it up tightly with plastic wrap and store it at room temperature.  To reheat, unwrap and place the bread on a baking pan, loosely tent with a foil and warm it in a 350 F preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.  To heat it up in the microwave, simply warn each wedge of bread for 20 seconds.    

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Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoy the recipe and tutorial.  Stay tuned for more fun recipe next week!  Wish you all a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2018!

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Tools and Ingredients Used:
Wooden Spatula with Flat Top (Click here for more information)
Powdered Sugar Shaker
 (Click here for more information)
Active Dry Yeast
 (Click here for more information)
Kitchen Scale
 (Click here for more information)
Round Cookie Cutter Set
 (Click here for more information)
Sharp Pairing Knife
 (Click here for more information)
Baking Sheets
 (Click here for more information)
Kerrygold Butter
 (Click here for more information)
Stand Mixer
 (Click here for more information)
Cooling Racks
 (Click here for more information)
Organic All-Purpose Flour
 (Click here for more information)
Pastry Brush
 (Click here for more information)
Organic Vanilla Extract
 (Click here for more information)
Organic Ground Cinnamon
 (Click here for more information)
Rolling Pin
 (Click here for more information)
Measuring Spoons Set
 (Click here for more information)
Infrared Thermometer (Click here for more information)


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