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Sugarless Banana Bread

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Yep, It's sugarless!
Sugarless Banana Bread Recipe

Peanut Butter & Jelly Squares

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Black Forest Cake

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Apart from the usual black or red cherry topping, I think strawberries would also make a charming appearance. Like, fresh charming.


The awesome moment when you could clearly see the layers that build up the cake without slicing it.

Nice Chocolate Muffins

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These ones may not look very tempting but here's the story. I was planning on making some chocolate cupcakes for my dad's birthday. I was following this recipe when I realized I poured too much water to the batter. I halved the recipe but forgot to halved the amount of water. It was too runny. I couldn't stand wasting butter and cocoa so I did a quick recipe-switch. I remembered having successfully made muffins from pancake batter before so I turned this runny batter into one. The difference is, when you need a well-mixed batter for making pancakes, you can't do that when baking muffins. You need the batter to be lumpy.

Long story short, when I tasted the result I was pretty much satisfied. They had a nice, soft and moist texture. So much better from the ones I made before. So much for a once-failed batter, don't you think? I am so gonna make them again next time so I wrote down the recipe before I forget.

Nice Chocolate Muffins
by Cokelatia

1/2 cups butter, melt…

Strawberry Madness

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So my mom held a lunch party at her house and I was planning to make some fruit tartlets for dessert. A day before the party she went to do grocery shopping and I asked her to bought some strawberries for the topping. Later that day she called and told me that she couldn't find them at the supermarket. The next morning on the way to mom's I stopped at Cihapit Market to buy them. The strawberries were so big and red that I bought so many of them, only to find when I got at mom's that she had also bought many strawberries from a door-to-door salesgirl that morning. So here are the fruit tartlets, all strawberry!



After batches of strawberry tartlets there were still so many strawberries left and even my son was getting bored of eating them. So the next day I turned them into pie, along with some pineapple.

Pineapple & Strawberry Pie
Fruit Tartlets Recipe Strawberry Pie Recipe

Pandan Cake With Cheese

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A pandan-flavored sponge cake with butter cream and shredded cheddar cheese topping, a well-known combination of sweet and savory, delish! To make it even better you could replace the butter cream with cream cheese frosting. Yum!

Pandan Cake With Cheese Filling Recipe

Quiche!

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These photos have been sitting in my draft folder for quite some time, I don't know why I haven't published them. The first small ones was my first attempt on making quiche. They were filled with spinach and cheddar cheese. I made them for my son who at the time refused to eat anything. He would get some carb, protein and fiber in one bite and they come in handy size. Or so I thought. He refused them too. I was the one who finished them all. Not bad.


The second quiche was made in a larger baking dish. I made this one still with spinach, plus caramelized onion and lots, lots of Parmesan cheese. That was better. The warm and gooey cheese was irresistible. My son didn't refuse it this time.

Hm, just thinking about this right now makes me want to make it again soon.
Quiche Lorraine Recipe
Caramelized Onion Quiche Recipe

Klappertaart, My Way

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Yesterday I had some young coconut meat that no one would eat and I really wanted to make klappertaart out of it but didn't have all the ingredients. Plus I was too lazy to follow the original recipe so I just made my own modification. I'll write the modified recipe here for the next time laziness strikes me again.

Klappertaart The Lazy Way

Ingredients:
330 mL fresh milk
80 g granulated sugar
15 g all-purpose flour
35 g cornstarch
1 egg
50 g butter/margarine
about 100 g young coconut meat
about 50 g raisins plus more for topping
finely ground cinnamon

Methods:
Mix flour and cornstarch with 70 ml milk until well blended, set aside.
Boil the rest of milk and sugar. Add flour mix, stir until thicken. Remove from heat.
Stir in butter/margarine, mix well. Add egg, mix well. Mix in coconut meat and raisins.
Pour the batter into a 18 cm round baking dish. Sprinkle with more raisins and cinnamon. Bake until set.
Serve cold (tastes better the next day after refrigerated all night).


But y…

Brudel Cake With Fermented Cassava and Cheese

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Apple Pie With A Little Effort

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Yeah, maybe this was my first time making pie with a lattice top. It was not as complicated as I thought, although the result was not too neat. But I'm proud of it :) 


Muffins With Fruits

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Blackberry Muffins
Banana Muffins
Strawberry Muffins
Just some ideas to bake muffins... Choose your favorite basic recipe, and throw in some fresh fruits. Bananas, blackberries, strawberries... and I'm thinking of pineapples. Hmm! 
Chocolate-chip Banana Muffin Recipe Raspberry Muffin Recipe

Chicken Pie

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This is what to do with leftover chicken soup - bake them inside pie crust. I love it when I cut a slice and the soup flowing slowly outside. If you don't want that you could add some flour or cornstarch into the soup before baking to make it thicker.


Chicken Pie Recipe

Cupcakes

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Decorating is not my thing. That's why I rarely make cupcakes.
Chocolate Cupcakes & Frosting Recipe

Fresh Strawberry Tart

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Just my favorite pie crust topped with slices of fresh strawberry, sprinkled with a little sugar. My son loves it.
Hum, I think It looks more like a slice of strawberry pizza, don't you think?
Pie Crust Recipe

Simple Birthday Cake

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For his second birthday my son requested a chocolate cake. I modified the chocolate apple cake recipe, made it with banana instead so I could reduce the sugar amount but still get the sweetness. I made a rather thin chocolate glaze so it would just coat the cake, but not too much. The result were still too sweet for me (and my son) but well, he doesn't get glazed cake every day. And he was so happy to see and eat his birthday cake.

With the happy boy
Happy belated birthday, dear. I love you :)

Oreo-stuffed Brownies

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Sugarless (And Less Butter) Apple Pie

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125 grams flour 50 grams oatmeal 60 grams cold butter or margarine 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1-2 tablespoons honey (optional) 2-4 tablespoons water 2 apples A squeeze of lemon A pinch of ground cinnamon
Cut butter into small pieces, stir gently with flour, oatmeal and vegetable oil or rub with your fingers (not palm) until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
Gradually add honey and water until the dough can form a ball. Add more water if necessary. Rest the dough in refrigerator.
In the meantime core apples (I didn’t peel mine) and cut to your heart content. Add lemon juice, stir. Sautee the apples with a little butter or vegetable oil and cinnamon a couple of minutes until tender. Set aside.
Take out the dough from refrigerator, divide in two. Roll each dough so they can fit to your pie pan (I used 30.5 cm oval spaghetti dish). Place one piece of dough, pour the apples, and then place the other piece of dough. Make a hole in the center to let out hot steam. Bake 350 F/180 C until golden brown…

Chocolate & Marshmallow Pancake Muffins

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Nice for breakfast, no mixer needed!  
They are made of pancake batter, but are baked muffin-way. How to make:
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl: ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon flour 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons palm sugar
In another bowl, mix all the wet ingredients: 1 egg ½ cup + 2 tablespoons (or 150 mL) milk 2 tablespoons nutella (you could double the amount for richer taste. Using peanut butter would be great too) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stir with a spoon or spatula, but not until well-combined. Better be still lumpy. Spoon the batter into muffin tins, plop some marshmallows on top. Homemade marshmallows would do well. Bake 180 C for 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of your pancake muffins. Serve warm. If you use homemade marshmallows, they would melt along with the batter, creating a nice, moist texture. Perfect. Inspired by: Bakerella’s Mini Maple Pancake Muffins Home…

Mystery Mocha

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What's so mysterious about this messy-looking chocolate-mocha cake?
Uhm... Maybe the melted-chocolate thing you'll find inside (oops, spoiler).
Messy is good when it comes to chocolate.
Mystery Mocha Recipe

Homemade Ritz Crackers

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Who says they have to be round? These shapes are less boring.
Oops, I forgot to poke some hole in them.
Homemade Ritz Crackers Recipe