Tag: Coconut

Soft & Moist Bakery-Style Butter Coconut Buns

These soft and sweet butter coconut buns are super easy to make with my step-by-step pictorial to guide you! This is the only sweet bun dough recipe you’ll need. Fill with your favourite sweet and savoury fillings. Double or triple to make a large batch for any picnic or tea […]

Fish Head Curry – Easy, Delicious, Make-from-Scratch Recipe!

This delicious fish head (or fish fillet) curry is soooo good, you’ll be left wanting more! Here’s an easy, make-from-scratch recipe that makes a hearty, one-pot fish meal, richly flavoured with a tangy curry spice paste, coconut milk, tamarind juice, and fresh vegetables. Seriously. Too. Good. It’s great to be […]

Super Moist & Tender Carrot Cake

Look no more for a super moist and tender carrot cake! With loads of freshly grated carrots, sweet currants and chopped pecans, infused with ground spices, filled and topped with an ultra smooth and creamy cream cheese frosting, and for a twist of flavour from the tropics, decorated with toasted coconut […]

Easy, Do-It-Yourself Hainanese Kaya (Coconut Jam)

Oh, the yummm continues! Two posts ago, I wrote of a drool-inspiring, rich and creamy, homemade Nonya kaya (coconut jam), that we Singaporeans (and visitors alike, who are as much into our food culture as we are) enjoy in characteristic Singaporean fashion. Spread lavishly onto thick or wafer-thin slices of toasted, soft […]

Pandan Raisin Bread with Crumble Topping

 This pandan raisin bread is made just a little more special, with a crust (exterior) that’s generously sprinkled with a lightly sweet and buttery crumble topping, baked to golden crispness, and a crumb (interior) that’s soft and moist. Gosh, I’ve been on the bread wagon lately, feeling a whole lot of […]

Homemade Nonya Kaya (Pandan Kaya) or Coconut Jam

 Kaya (a Malay word meaning ‘rich’) is a coconut egg jam, widely eaten as a spread over toasted bread, soft buns, and as a cake filling or topping. It has a smooth texture, is creamy and rich tasting, made primarily with coconut milk and eggs, subtly flavoured with pandan leaves, and […]

Pandan Chiffon Cake

An easy-to-follow recipe for pandan chiffon cake which makes a rich, moist, just perfectly sweet chiffon that’s cotton-soft light and fluffy, and wonderful aromatic! You’ve just got your chiffon cake batter into the oven. You’ve followed every measurement and instruction to a ‘T’, and now with anticipated breath, you’re watching […]

Coconut Tarts

This is a wonderful recipe for coconut tarts that are easy and quick to make. Use fresh or dessicated coconut mixed in with a soft, moist custard, and simply bake to perfection! Put together butter, sugar and flour – voila! You have all the makings of a shortcrust pastry at […]

Thai Green Curry Chicken

I have always loved the colour of Thai green curry, its signature colour being the result of the large green chillies and green bird’s eye chilli blended into the spice paste.  But if you have always had the impression that green coloured chillies aren’t as spicy as their red counterparts, […]

Chicken Curry

Make this tried and tested recipe for chicken curry, Malaysian style, and specifically, of Penang Nonya cuisine, that presents a heart-warming, complex spicy blend of wonderfully natural flavours. Seriously, I have an obsession with chicken curry and it is one that I have been somewhat compulsive in my efforts to […]