Friday, March 2, 2018
I love making agar agar but always does not have much time to do it. So many ideas and inspirations taken from the internet. Recently, made some magic agar agar for the Chinese New Year festive. Firstly boil the agar agar with coconut milk. Then divide into four or five portions, add different colour to each portion. Pour into favourite moulds or container, chilled them. (Can cut into cubes if from container). Boil another plain(no colour) agar agar solution but without coconut milk. Unmould the agar agar. Pour some plain agar agar into the mould and arrange the chilled(or already set) agar agar into the mould. Repeat for each layer, no need to be neat. On completion, placed the agar agar in the fridge to set. Unmould the agar agar, they looked very pretty and I am very satisfied and happy with the success of making the agar agar.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Chinese New Year is fast approaching in a few days time, so decided to bake some pineapple tarts instead of buying them from the supermarkets. Home baked is still the best. Since today is Valentine's Day, I used a heart shape cookie cutter to shape some pineapple tarts. Happy Valentine's Day. Guess I am getting on in age, could not bake as much as I wish, waiting for the pineapple tarts to cool down, before transferring them to containers.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Saw this lovely blog on making fish mooncake biscuits. So I went to Phoon Huat to get all the necessary ingredients and mould. First, mix the lotus paste and sugar syrup together. Mix them well till no lumps were formed. Sifted the HK flour Mix the flour with the sugar syrup to form a dough,let dough rest for about 2 hours, cover them or wrap in clingwrap and chill in fridge (not freezer). After about 2 hours, roll some into a ball and placed into the mould (dust the mould with some flour for easy unmoulding). Watch my video on the unmoulding process, hahaha very noisy. Baked at 160 deg celsius for about 10 to 12 mins, let it cool for another 10 mins. Glaze them with eggwash and baked for another 15 to 20 mins. My finished product - so happy. For the recipe and step by step instructions, please pop over to xucaca-life blogspot.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Although it is Chinese New Year and not the mooncake or mid autumn festival, I still like to use the mooncake mould to make my agar agar. Simply love the shape and pattern. Firstly, boil 12 gm agar agar powder(1 packet - white colour), 850ml of water, 200 gm caster sugar, 200 ml coconut cream(1 box of Kara Coconut Cream). Then divide into two equal portions and add one drop of different food colouring to each portion. Let it set in the fridge. I used one can of fruit cocktail. Drain the syrup in the can and wash off the sweetness of the cocktail fruits, I dont want additional sweetness in the agar agar. Next make the second layer of plain agar agar. Just follow the instruction behind the packet of agar agar powder. When boiled, let it cool a while but not let it set. Pour some 2nd layer of plain agar again onto the already set 1st layer of coconut agar agar. Before pouring remember to use a fork and lightly scratch the surface of the coconut agar agar layer. Then filled the mould with some fruit cocktail and then pour more plain agar agar to cover the fruit cocktail and to fill the mould. Placed in the fridge to set. Love the pretty two layers of agar agar with cocktail fruits. Verdict - everyone loved the agar agar for its taste and beautiful looking agar agar. I am so pleased. I had some remaining plain agar agar so I pour into agar agar mould. They looked transparent and cute.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Last weekend, baked some hazelnut cookies for Chinese New Year. It tasted so good. Saw the recipe from the lovely blog of Anncoo Journal. Baked 2nd batch of my hazel nut cookies, baked them smaller and shaped them nicer with cookie cutters. Also deep fried some crabsticks, was so easy to made. I bought the DoDo Brand crabstick from NTUC Supermarket. Just tear them in slices and deep fried them till golden brown.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
This is my first attempt on making mooncake agar agar. Got these mooncake moulds during my trip to Penang. For the filling aka chendol agar agar, I used the cupcake moulds. A success, the mooncake agar agar really looked like the real traditional baked mooncake. For the recipe, I got it from this lovely blog of Auntyyochana Blog.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
A bunny agar agar for Easter. Too lazy to make the different colours. Just made a plain agar agar bunny with peaches in it.
Just play around with the different mould but same type of agar agar.
Okay, I forgot to take photo of the cut cubes of the above agar agar.