Sweet Treats

This October, get ready for a sweet sweet month! Satisfy your sweet tooth with your favourite desserts and up your culinary skills with these easy recipes that will impress your friends and family. Whether you fancy a traditional Peranakan Kueh Durian Salat or a cold tangy berry sorbet, go Ahead and treat yourself  all through this October with our array of sweet treats

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Cendol

In 2019, CNN named Cendol one of the top 50 world’s best dessert and within reason –it is that good! A mountain of crushed ice soaked in coconut milk infused with pandan, and palm sugar (known as Gula Melaka in Southeast Asia), with a pile of ingredients that add to its colour and texture, such as the green rice flour jelly and kidney beans. Here we have a cute adaptation of Cendol, in jelly form!

Dough Sticks with Plum Sauce

Red plums, bursting with sweet and slightly tart flavours, are perfect for jam. But it doesn’t just have to go on bread. Here, we’ve deep-fried some you tiao, or Chinese dough sticks to go along instead. These chewy-inside-crisp-outside you tiao pairs wonderfully with the sticky, intense plum dip and is great washed down with warm black tea. We’d recommend the orange-bergamot scented Earl Grey - a good one to add some citrusy lift to all that plum sweetness. Or, some strong English Breakfast Tea with a pour of milk works well too.

Burbur Cha Cha

The Bubur Cha Cha is aptly named because a spoonful of this will make you want to do the Cha-Cha! One of the more well-known Peranakan dessert and commonly found in Hong Kong-style cafes, Bubur Cha Cha is a coconut milk dessert that is infused with pandan leaves, and contains colourful sweet potato cubes and taro. Great for dessert and supper!

Ube Buko Pie Pockets

A sweet purple puff pastry that you can nibble at, ube, the Filipino purple yam, is mashed with juicy buko (coconut flesh) to get a double delight pastry perfect to satisfy any of those in-between meal hunger. The earthy sweetness of its filling is made merrier with buttery swirls of thick coconut milk, vanilla and creamy condensed milk that makes this deep-fried chewy triangle a winning treat for everytime.

Bake with Anna Olson

From vibrant multi-layered buttercream cakes, to indulgently creamy caramel chocolate bars, you’ll soon be an expert baker of mouthwatering desserts when you master the art of the bake. Catch award-winning celebrity chef Anna Olson in this bite-sized baking series as she teaches you simple tips and tricks to up your baking game.

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Basic Baking Terms

What does it mean to “cream” butter and sugar? How about “beating in ingredients?” And what is a “whipping” action, that is often essential to perfect meringues and cream? Anna takes you on a quick tour of basic baking terminology out there. In just under 2 minutes, she dissects the often used baking methods out there, and gets you “all set to get baking” in no time.

Kneading Dough

Be it butter brioche rolls, pillow-soft mantous (steamed buns) or beautifully braided challah, we will be kneading dough (pun intended!) for it. It’s not just a mindless chore that we have to put ourselves through – in fact, as Anna explains, “making dough from scratch is one of the most gratifying task.” Whether it’s your first time working with dough or you just want to pick up some tips from a pro, let Anna guide you on getting the right consistency and identifying the telltale moment you have the “perfectly kneaded dough.”

How To Fill a Cake

Feast your eyes on how Anna expertly fills her cake with a luscious cherry jam, held in by decadent buttercream in this episode. She imparts various techniques to layer your cake well, which will then provide an easy base to do your frosting and decorating on. “When I slice into it, it will slice beautifully without squishing a bit,” she proudly asserts. Now, don’t we all crave for that instagram-worthy slice of cake?

Flawless Pie Crust

Anna teaches you her signature moves to creating a flawless pie crust that will certainly alleviate your anxiety in making pie dough. Using her Blue Ribbon Apple Pie recipe, she points out several tips and tricks that goes into perfecting that pie crust, leaving you a smooth surface without cracks. Follow along as Anna illustrates how easy it is to achieve a lovely pie dough that is ready to “Tuck, trim, fill and bake.”

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Buah Keluak Rice with Steamed Cod

Buak Keluak may be troublesome to work with – it requires an overnight soak to remove all the toxins, but the effort will pay off when you marry all these ingredients correctly. Sherson Lian shows you how to easily recreate this rich and earthy Buah Keluak Rice with Steamed Cod dish, which balances the heavier flavored rice with sweet fish and slightly spiced fermented black bean paste. Drizzle some aromatic truffle oil over the rice and it’s ready to serve!

Chap Chye

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Peranakan Nonya Laksa

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Pulut Tai Tai

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