Baking, Food

Lemon chocolate chip muffins

Yields 20 medium size muffins.

Ingredients
Mixture A:

  • 3 cups of self raising flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder

Mixture B:

  • 90ml canola oil
  • 1.5 cup of nutrisoy milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon 🍋
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla essence

Topping: 1/3 cup of rolled oats
Heart shaped red icing for decor. (Optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree c for 10 min.
  2. Mix mixture A together. In another bowl, whisk mixture B together.
  3. Add mixture B to mixture A & stir them well together.
  4. Spoon them into 20 muffin cups.
  5. Sprinkle oats toppings.
  6. Put the muffins into the oven & bake for 20 mins. Start checking/ monitoring after 15 min.
  7. Once they are ready, cool the muffins. Add icing decor. (Optional)
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Easy pizzas

Finally, Mrs Eio had the time to try out this online pizza recipe that her friend forwarded to her. It’s really easy to make the dough. There’s no need to knead but the dough has to be prepared 12-16 hours in advance. 

Please refer to the link below for the recipe. http://www.jennycancook.com/recipes/easy-pan-pizza/

Thanks to Jennycancook! 

Mrs Eio prepared her pizza dough at 9pm the night before. She doubled the ingredients so that she could make more pizzas. 

Next day around 1pm, the dough had doubled in size and there’s air bubbles. 

Mrs Eio added a bit of flour & mix the dough. Next, she greased a pan & spread the dough onto the pan. 

Let the dough rest for another 1-2 hours. 

Meanwhile, she prepared the ingredients for the pizza toppings: mushrooms, pork knuckle meat, olives, tomatoes, onion & cheese. 

Mrs Eio mixed 2 tbsp of tomato paste with a teaspoon of mixed herbs & 2 teaspoon of olive oil. Spread this mixture onto the dough. 

Well, Mrs a Eio’s little kitchen helpers are back in action again. Adding the toppings! This is the fun part! Meanwhile, preheat the over to 200 degreeC. 

Wallah! El can’t have cheese so there’s a corner of the pizza left for her. 

Pizzas are done after 15 mins. 

This is the crust. 

The kids loves these pizzas. They enjoyed the preparation too! 

Baking, Food, Recipe

Banana chocolate chip muffins


Mrs Eio froze 3 bananas couple of days ago. It’s time to make them into something delicious ~ banana chocolate chip muffins. 

Ingredients

Mixture A- 

  • 2 cups of top flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp of salt 
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips 
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 2 tbsp chocolate powder. 

Mixture B- 

  • 2 eggs 
  • 3 Mashed bananas 
  • 1/3 cup of canola oil
  • 1/2 cup of soy milk


Instructions

  1. Thawed the frozen bananas briefly. Removed the skin & mashed them. (Add to mixture B). 
  2. Preheat the oven 170 degree c. 
  3. Add mixture B to mixture A. Mixed well. 
  4. Pour the mixtures into 12 muffin cups. (Each cup is 75 percent full. Leave some room for the mixture to rise. ) 
  5. Baked for 23 mins. 

Top flour resulted in muffins with a finer texture. Since there’s more eggs & bananas this time round (wetter mixture), Mrs Eio reduced the amount of oil & sugar, and increase the baking time slightly. The muffins are moist. 

Em’s little hands can’t resist sweet treats. It’s wonderful to have a loyal supporter … 😜 enjoy. 

Baking, Food, Recipe

Lemon chocolate chip muffins

To finish up the packet of HK flour on Mrs Eio’s shelf, she adjusted her usual muffin recipe for her lemon chocolate chip muffins. The kids love the taste & texture. So here’s the recipe for future “duplications”. Lol. 😂 

Ingredients (to yield 12 big muffins): 

1) Mixture A

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups Hong Kong flour 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

2) Mixture B

  • 1/2 cup nutrisoy milk (reduced sugar) 
  • 1/3 cup canola oil 
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  •  2 teaspoons of lemon juice with grated lemon skin. 

3) almond nuts (optional for topping)

Preheat oven at 170 degree C. 🆗

Add mixture B to mixture A. Mix together. Add them evenly into the muffin cups. Topped with almond nuts. 

Bake the muffin for 20 mins. ⏳

After 20 min, insert a satay stick into one of the muffins. If the muffins are ready, the stick will come out clean. ✅


Treats for Eio kids for the next few days. 👍🏻😋

Baking, Food, Recipe

Banana cake (with melon seeds & chocolate chip)


Mrs Eio runs out of bread at home. Thank God for frozen bananas in the fridge & so they baked. 

The texture of this cake is moist yet abit springy. El loves it.

Ingredients 

Mixture A (dry ingredients- mix well together): 

  • 2 cups of cake flour
  • Half cup of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of 
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp of salt 

Set aside: half cup of melon seeds 

Mixture B (wet ingredients- mix well together): 

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of canola oil 
  • 1/2 cup of soy milk 
  • 3 frozen bananas (mashed)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven at 180 degree C. 
  2. Pour mixture B into mixture A. Mix well. 
  3. Pour the mixture of A& B intothe baking  tin. 
  4. Sprinkle melon seeds onto the mixture in baking tin. 
  5. Bake for 25 mins. 

Done! Enjoy! 

Baking, Food, Kids/Children, Little Kitchen Helper, Recipe

Walnut chocolate chip muffins

Little kitchen helpers are in action again. This time round, they are helping Mrs Eio bake walnut chocolate chips muffins. Mrs Eio needs to use up the left over nuts from a gathering.  

 
Ingredients: 

1) Mixture A

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups self raising flour 
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt

2) Mixture B

  • 2/3 cup nutrisoy milk (reduced sugar) 
  • 1/2 cup canola oil 
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  •  1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

3) 1/2 cup chocolate chips

4) 3/4 cup crushed walnut 

5) Some almond & cranberries for toppings 

  
El’s a good helper! 

First, add & mix all ingredients together for mixture A.  Add & mix all ingredients together for mixture B. Add mixture B to mixture A. Put walnuts & chocolate chip into mixture A& B. Mix them together. 

 
Em helped to crush the walnuts.    

This recipe can yield 12 muffins. Scoop the mixture into the muffin cups. 

El added the cranberries & almond toppings to the muffins. 

 
Preheat oven at 180 degree C. Bake the muffins for 20 mins. 

   
Done. Let them cool down before serving. 

    
Eio kids love the muffins. 🙂

   
Good way to get the kids to eat walnuts (brain food). Try baking it! 

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

Dairy-free chocolate chocolate cake

Mrs Eio tried out a dairy-free chocolate cake recipe from Tip Hero (please refer to the link below for original recipe & directions) : 

http://tiphero.com/chocolate-crazy-cake/

Truly fuss-free, minimal washing & most importantly El can eat as it does not contain animal milk protein. 

These are the ingredients Mrs Eio uses.    
Mrs Eio amended the amount of  ingredients slightly. 

– 1.5 cup plain flour (sieved)

– 3 tablespoons cocoa powder

– 180ml  granulated sugar (reduced) 

– 1 teaspoon baking soda

– 1/3 teaspoon kosher salt (reduced)

– 1 teaspoon white vinegar

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

– 4.5 tablespoons vegetable oil (reduced)

– 1 cup water

 
Preheat the oven to 170 degree c. 

Add all the dry ingredients directly to the pan and mix well. 

Make 3 depressions in the mixed dry ingredients. Add vinegar, oil & vanilla extract into the 3 depressions separately. Lastly, pour water into the mixture. Use a fork & mix till smooth. 
  
Mrs Eio used a wooden spatula to mix instead as the metal fork will scratch her pan. 

 
Put the mixture into the preheated oven for about 35 min. 

   
Test if the cake is ready using a satay stick. 

    
Nice & yummy!! 😄 El ate 2 slices & asked for more. 

 

The cake tastes even better with chocolate fudge & blueberries! 

  
Wait not. Try it out! 👍