28 February 2011


I've tried a few Tiramisu recipes before and this one is the best!

Ingredients (serves 4)

1 cup strong coffee, cooled to room temperature
1/2 cup  + 1/3 cup Baileys Original Irish Cream liqueur
1 pack sponge finger biscuits
2 eggs, separated
50g brown sugar
250g mascarpone
chocolate powder


1. Beat the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until thick and creamy. Add mascarpone and 1/2 cup of Baileys and beat until well combined.

2. Use a clean electric beater to whisk the egg whites in a bowl until soft peaks form. Use a metal spoon to fold half the egg white into mascarpone mixture. Fold in remaining egg white until combined.

3. Combine coffee and 1/3 cup of Baileys in a bowl. Dip biscuits, one at a time, into the coffee mixture and use them to line the bottom of the serving bowl.

4. Spoon one layer of mascarpone mixture onto the biscuits. Line another layer of biscuits, and add on a second layer of mascarpone mixture.

5. Put the Tiramisu in the fridge to chill (about 4 hours).

6. Sprinkle with chocolate powder to serve.

Pistachio and Lemon Yoghurt Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream

This is the birthday cake I made for my husband this year. I got the cake recipe from my friend (thanks Madonna!), and added to it lemon curd and a delicious white chocolate buttercream.

Recipe for Pistachio and Lemon Yoghurt Cake
(it tastes great on its own, or you can add lemon icing if you like)

130 g softened unsalted butter
240 g caster sugar
4 egg yolks
400 g self raising flour
370 g plain yoghurt
90 g chopped unsalted pistachio nuts
grated zest of 2 lemons

1. Preheat oven to 170C.
2. Beat together butter, sugar and lemon zest till light and fluffy.
3. Add egg yolks one at a time until combined.
4. With a spatula, fold in the flour and yoghurt alternatively until combined, then add the pistachios.
5. Place into a baking pan and bake for approximately 35-40 mins or until firm to touch.

Recipe for Lemon Curd
grated zest and juice from 2 lemons
2 eggs
caster suger (to taste)
60g unsalted butter
1 tsp cornflour
1. Whisk egges in a medium-sized saucepan.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and heat the mixture over medium heat. Whisk continuously until the mixture thickens.
3. Lower the heat and gently simmer the curd for about a minute, continuing to whisk.
4. Remove from heat and cool it in the fridge.
Recipe for Lemon and White Chocolate Buttercream

300g cream cheese
60g unsalted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp lemon extract
1/4 tsp salt
100g white chocolate chips
4 egg white
grated zest of 2 lemons

1. Beat egg white until soft peaks form.
2. Beat together cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, lemon extract, lemon zest and salt until light and smooth.
3. Melt white chocolate in a water bath. Add to the cream cheese mixture and beat to combine.
4. Fold in the meringue. Beat until fully combined and smooth.

Asembling the cake
1. Cut the cake into half.
2. Spead the lemon curd onto the first layer of the cake.
3. Put back the top layer of the cake.
4. Spread the buttercream on the top and the side of the cake.
5. Decorate your cake the way you like it!

And I just realised how much I have improved when I looked at some of the cakes I made in the past! :D

15 February 2011

2011 快樂生辰



在面書、SMS、What's App等收到很多祝福和禮物,感到非常幸福。也藉面書推行我去年開展的生日禮物行動,收到了一些美麗的回應。


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Inside: duck in cherry sauce