Animal-Milk-Protein Free, Baking, Dairy-free, Food, Recipe

My first Lemon chiffon cake…

This is my very first lemon chiffon cake. I find the texture abit dry (probably i controlled the amount of oil) but it tasted good. It’s soft & not too sweet & heavy . Most importantly, it rises well & didn’t collapse after cooling. 🙂  

For Mr Eio. 😍  

These are some of the ingredients I used. I bought the cream of tartar but omitted it in the end. 🙂


(A) Flour mixture:

-1.5 cups of cake flour

-4 egg Yorks (from fridge because that’s where I store my eggs.) 

-2 tsp of baking powder

-50 ml of caster sugar

-half tsp of salt

– 50 ml of water 

-50 ml of canola oil (I only have 30ml of canola oil so I added another 20 ml of extra virgin olive oil. I think I’ll increase the amount of oil to 60 ml so the cake will be more moist.)

-lemon zest (Pls don’t “over grate”. Use only use the yellow skin, not the whitish area. Used to bake lemon muffin & over-grated the lemon. So the muffin tasted abit bitter.) 

– half a lemon juice -seive before use.  (please don’t throw away the lemon after juicing. Add them into water for drinking or use them to make enzymes for cleaning) 

I seived the cake flour, baking powder & salt and set them aside. Beat the egg York & sugar using a whisk till I feel the sugar has mixed well with the york. Add oil & mix well. Add water & mix well again. Add the lemon juice & zest, mix well. Last but not least, I added the mixture into the cake flour mixture. Whisk till everything mix well together. Set aside (mixture A). 

(B) Egg white mixture

– 4 egg white 

-50ml caster sugar. 

I used a electric handheld blender & beat the egg white & sugar mixture till it becomes a white light foam (mixture b). Slowly fold in mixture b into mixture A. A ladle of mixture b at a time. Reminding myself not to over mix both mixtures (mixture c). 

Add mixture c into the baking container. I try to tap the container on the table a few times to “set” the mixture.( Extra air bubbles can escape.) Preheated oven at 160 degree celcius. Baked for 45 minutes ( I might bake for 40 min in the future so that the cake will be more moist. )

Test if the cake is done using a satay stick. 

My very first lemon chiffon cake! Em can tell that it is not just any chiffon cake but a lemon cake. So glad it’s not bitter at all. 

 Yums! I’ve a flask of lemon water too. 😜

Hope I can bake a moist cake next time round. But frankly, I quite glad with the results today. 🙂

Cafe Hopping, Food

Bar Bar Black Sheep (Bukit Timah)

Mr & Mrs Eio were at the Bukit Timah area last weekend. Hence they decided to try out Bar Bar Black Sheep.     
There’s nothing “spectacular” for their ice coffee latte. What’s to come is truly yummy…

 Mr Eio & latte…:))

Mr & Mrs Eio decided to try one western dish & one North Indian dish. 

They loved the grilled chicken. The potatoes are seasoned & well grilled. The chicken meat is juicy & goes very well with the creamy mushroom sauce. Mrs Eio loves the taste of their salad dressing. 

Their Butter chicken & plain naan didn’t disappoint us at all. The naan is crispy on the outside but soft & fluffy on the inside. It goes well with the curry & chicken. 

They encourage self service so Mr Eio made the payment at the counter.  The cafe was not crowded on the weekend that we went. 

A nice & cool place to chill out or watch football together. 

 Nevertheless, please note that there’s limited lots in the nearest carpark but you can always check out other carpark areas.  


Bar Bar Black Sheep

501 Bukit Timah #01-05C

Cluny Court

Tel: +65 6763 4757


Hai Di Lao Hot Pot (IMM)

The Eios seldom travel to the west. Since they were there last week, they decided to go to IMM & try Hai Di Lao Hot Pot (SiChuan style steam boat) for dinner. 

Phone reservation are full. Hence, Mr Eio went to the counter & made reservation 1.5 hours before they were allowed to enter the restaurant. 
Eio kids are excited as they get to eat free tidbits & ice-cream, receive gifts (em-car/ el- tiara & accessories). 

Mrs Eio ordered 4 types of soup (chicken, mushroom, Mala- spicy & tomato). Her personal preference are the mushroom & chicken soup. El loves the tomato soup. 

There’s a counter where one can get free flow of fruits, desserts, sauce etc for around S$4 per pax. 
Mrs Eio ordered cod fish, shrimp paste, rice/ noodles, black pork slices, marinated beef (thigh area – chewy & tender no matter how long you cook) & spinach. 

If you order noodles, the chef will “perform” la mian before putting the noodles into your hotpot. Eio kids were thrilled. 

Eio kids get to touch the noodles before its placed into the hot pot.   
Some food we got from the $4~ counter. 🙂

Our total bill is approx S$70. Their service is excellent & food is great. The kids are “well entertained”. Looking at the overall package as a whole, I think it’s worth it. 


HAI DI LAO @ IMM #03-01


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