Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Egg Tarts.. my version

I have wanting to try the egg tarts recipe since last year but never get the chance to do it. Finally one night when my kids were already sleeping..at 10.30pm.. I decided I want to bake the egg tarts.. thought that I had all the ingredients at home but turned out there were one or two ingredients that I didn't have at that time.. but.. I decided to be adventurous ( kunun..) and try to use other things to replace them..

Here is the recipe that I used (my version of course..)


1 cup icing sugar
3 cups flour
1 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence


3/4 cup water
4 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup condensed milk

1. In a medium bowl, mix together the icing sugar and flour. Mix in butter with a fork or fingers until it is in small crumbs.

2. Mix in the egg and vanilla until the mixture forms a dough. The texture should be slightly moist. Add more butter if it is too dry, or more flour, if the dough seems greasy.

3. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and press the balls into tart molds ( I just used a cupcake baking tin) so that it covers the bottom, and goes up higher than the sides. Use fork to shape the edges.
4. Preheat the oven to 180C.

5. Combine the filling ingredients and strain the filling through a sieve. Fill the tart shells.

6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown, and the filling is puffed up a little bit.

The result... tadaaa...

No the best looking ones.. but still taste yummy hehehehe... I can save up to RM10 with this recipe... since I think the egg tarts are sold at RM1.20 each in the bakery :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Simple Chocolate Cupcakes

Elo...elo... anybody here??? I know, I know... so long no see recipes here... so sorry been busy that I didn't have time to test try kinam some simple recipes...

My eldest's birthday was on the 13th October, I wanted to order a cake from the bakery but she insisted that I bake a chocolate cake for her and she will help to decorate. Sooo... I decided to bake a chocolate cupcakes for her to decorate and bring them to schools to share with her classmates.

The recipes..

125gm unsalted butter
125gm Castor sugar
125gm self-raising flour
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
80gm chocolate chips

1. Mix the butter and castor sugar until fluffy
2. Then add the flour and cocoa powder slowly until all done and mixed together.
3. Add in the eggs and vanilla essence and mix.
4. Mix in the chocolate chips.
5. Pour into cupcakes or muffin baking tray (lined with cupcakes cups or papers) until 2/3 full.
6. Bake at 180C for 20-25min.

Ingredients :
250g margarine
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 can (397g) condensed milk

Method :
1. Beat margarine with cocoa powder till well blended.
2. Gradually add the condensed milk and stir till smooth.
3. Ready to use.

Isn't it easy peasy? Here are some photoes of the cupcakes

Here's how they look like after they were out from the oven

Here's a peek of what's going on inside the cupcake

And here are the the cupcakes decorated by the birthday girl, ready to be shared with her classmates and she is sooo proud with the deco... as long as she is happy and her classmates enjoyed the cupcakes, that's all matter to me :) .