Kiwifruit Moonlight Mooncake

What about trying out healthy mooncake for this coming mid autumn festival?

DIY Mochi Mooncake

Hankerie created this cute little bunny mochi mooncake.

DIY Ice cream Mooncake

Who doesn't like ice cream mooncake? You can make it at home too.

Teo Chew Spiral Mooncake (Natural pandan flavour)

Try something different for this mid autumn mooncake.

Hello Kitty Mooncake for orphans

Hankerie baked some mooncake for orphans too! Love to see those kids eating the mooncakes.

Hankerie goes retail!

Hankerie has gone to next stage, selling all her bakes in public - Bangsar Shopping Complex for an event.

1st Runner up in AFC Foodie Face Off

Hankerie won as 1st runner up in Asian Food Channel (AFC) foodie face off competition.

Hankerie on Magazine!!!

Hankerie is honourbly being featured in one of the Malaysia's leading Food magazine this month. Grab yourself a copy in any of the Malaysia bookstore now.

Minion in Halloween series

Minions army wish you Happy Halloween!

Homemade Spring Onion Crab Stick Buns

Try these spring onions crab stick buns that contains onions buttery fragrance, a little bit of sweetness of crab stick in the middle, together with the slightly sweet, soft bun.

Fat and Round Minion Macarons

When Minions get ROUND and FAT!! These macarons are sandwiched with premium dark chocolate and white chocolate ganache. Slurpy!

Chicken and Mushroom Pot Pies

Loving this light and crispy, with a distinctly buttery flaky pastry as the main character of my whole chicken and mushroom pot pies.

Watermelon Swiss Roll

Watermelon as cake? Try out this creative swissroll.

Another ideas for your fondant Cupcakes

Angry Birds, Angry Pigs, Thomas and Friends, Cars....all these assorted cartoons are my source of ideas to custom make these into cupcakes for Lucas's birthday.

Steamed Rose Buns

Steamed Buns can be attractive too. Nice to see and nice to eat. Food for your eyes.

Steamed Bao with otak-otak and luncehon meat crabstick filling

The specialty of these bao is that using Otak-otak (- a cake made of fish meat and spices). This give you an unique savoury taste in the combination of soft and fluffy of bao's texture.

Strawberry and Mandarin Orange Macarons

The 1st impression of theirs -"Where did you buy this from? And I do not think that I ever see this kind of Macarons outside before?"

Easter Teddy Bear Cookies (Eggless)

Happy Easter Day! This year Easter post has arrived quite late. Instead of making these cookies into bunny shape, I've made them into teddy bear shape. They are lovely bite-size butter cookies without any egg contains, with minimum sugar as well. Simply love the thin crunch!

With just 5 ingredients, you can make these absolutely lovely and yet delicious Teddy Bear cookies for any occasion, not only during Easter Day.

Buttery cookies brings the old-fashion smell. My mum told me that it tastes like Marie biscuits! Well to be precise, difference is the thinner crunch as well as the chocolate dip on top of the cookies. 

If you do have kids, you can bake together with the kids. Having fun with them and let their creativity flows on the shape, bear expression that they can imagine wildly.

Instant Apple Pie Parfait {NZ Mystery Bag Challenge}

Instant Apple Pie? A dessert that is deceptively simple to make in 15 minutes. This is one of my mystery bag challenge given by one of the famous Master Chef New Zealand Winner - Nadia Lim. There are 4 items in this mystery bag - Breadcrumbs, NZ apple juice, Waferbites and salmon. The challenger must choose 2 items from this box to prepare a dish, also can use any ingredients from my own pantry to bring this dish to life. Due to my late delivery of salmon, I've already prepared this dessert which is my own new creation. Well think outside the box, "Fogdog" brand premium Panko breadcrumbs and "Mill Orchard" premium NZ apple juice will be my hero in my dish - Instant Apple Pie Parfait.

Well, my first thought is " how can I combine these 2 hero products together? If making apple pie, nothing so special? What about make something quick, easy, no baking required at all dish?"All these sprung in my mind, out of sudden thinking what do I have in my pantry which is available straightaway without a need to go for shopping. Open my fridge, whip cream!!! 

There comes my idea - transform the hot apple pie to instant cold apple pie parfait. In fact, I never make any parfait before but I saw a lot of French and American make this a lot.  In French, Parfait means "Perfect". It is a kind of layered frozen dessert serving in tall glass, and I serve them in my long champagne glass.

The taste of this instant apple pie parfait exactly like the apple pie taste. The breadcrumbs in fact can substitute the apple pie crust that require so much time to prepare. What you need to do is just pan fried the breadcrumbs, that is!!! So much effort saved. Mix them with some nice pistachio to add on the crunch when serving. About the apple juice hero, I am using it to cook with my apple cubes. With that I can reduce a lot of sugar level when caramelise the apple cubes. It is the healthier option to use apple juice which has the natural glucose in it for helping the caramelisation process. These 2 products indeed my hero in preparing this super fast prep time dessert.

For dairy-free or healthier option, you may substitute the whipped cream with natural yogurt in layering this parfait. Best option for after meal dessert and even breakfast. Prepare them and keep it in fridge.

Zespri® Kiwifruit Soya Bean Pudding by Hankerie

What about making your own soya bean pudding with kiwifruits at home? This recipe does not contains gypsum which is not good for health. Hence, safe to eat! 

Improvise Soya Bean Pudding with a twist, instead of eaten with sugar syrup, fresh blended green and gold kiwifruits are used. I named it 3 layers pudding. The whole combination gives you a refreshing feel. 

12 Zodiac CNY Cupcakes for Charity - Original designed by Hankerie

Few more days to Chinese New Year! In the beginning of this year, I started the fun to let my fans to bid these specially designed 12 Chinese Zodiac CNY cupcakes for charity. This is how it works. I am baking only 12 Chinese zodiac fondant cupcakes for year 2014. The starting price will be RM50. Every bid in the increment of RM5 to the latest price. Highest bidder will get this 12 exclusive cupcakes and the proceed will be donated to an orphanage - Kirtarsh Handicapped and Disabled Children's Home. The bid was open now until 10th Jan 2014 (5pm) and the highest bidder - Jayne is the highest bidder (RM150) for these 12 cupcakes.

It is always good to do something back to society, also not forgetting those less fortunate people, we should try to help whenever we can. Again, I am so delighted to accomplished my mission even though spent plenty of time to do all these 3D animal cupcakes toppers. Everything handmade by using marshmallow and fondant icing, all edible. I am quite satisfied with the outcome according to my sketch drawings - original design, well I called them my blueprint except tiger I guess, it turns out more tame just like cat. Overall, everybody loves them! 

Look at the happy faces, worths all my efforts. Photo courtesy from Jayne Ng and family :)

Horse Swiss Roll for CNY 2014


Gong Xi Fatt Choy! Chinese New Year is around the corner soon, this year falls under end of January - 31st January. For those who does not know about 12 chinese zodiac, these 12 animal signs in the Chinese zodiac are known to the Chinese as the Twelve Earthly Stems.

Some say the Chinese zodiac animals derive from an ancient tale of Buddha holding a race and asking all the animals to participate. The first 12 were given a place in the calendar. The Rat won by riding on the Ox’s back and the Pig came last because he stopped to have a meal. And this new year will be the year of Horse (Wood)

The spirit of the horse is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos – making unremitting efforts to improve themselves. It is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able. Ancient people liked to designate an able person as 'Qianli Ma', a horse that covers a thousand li a day (one li equals 500 meters).

In conjunction of this coming CNY of "Wood" horse, I've created this wood horse by using chocolate swiss roll. Simple decoration step by step is available in my video blog below. 

Zespri® Christmas Kiwifruit Log Cake by Hankerie

Happy New Year 2014 to all my fans. 

It's my late Christmas post, been too busy with a lot of Christmas and New Year Bake. Now there is sometime for me to share with the rest of this. This is my exclusive recipe that designed for Zespri Malaysia, with their mascot too which handmade by using fondant sugar. Kiwifruit + chocolate swiss roll = heavenly delicious, start yours swiss roll too.

Homemade Kiwifruit Lollipop for Xmas Party

3 simple ingredients can make into delicious Homemade Kiwifruit Lollipop. It is always headache to think of party food that you can prepare way upfront. With the simplest ingredients on hand, I've invented this recipe - Homemade Kiwifruit Lollipop. This recipe is not only easy to make but also fun to make, you may try to do together with your kids during this festive.

My Homemade Kiwifruit Lollipop is free of any preservative or colouring, safe for the kids on consumption. If you afraid the sugar level is too high, you may reduce the sugar recipe to 10% lesser. Be careful when you heat the sugar, prepare the glove while taking the sauce pan.

Of course, if you do not have any lollipop mold at home, you may made them into round lollipop onto baking paper. Or any shape that you would like to be, just think creatively! Have fun making and enjoy!

Invited as media guest in TEDxKL Woman Event

Honourably I was invited exclusively by TEDxKLWomen to be a guest in their 2nd worldwide event - "Money is Invented Here" happening on 5th December 2013. I will have the privilege to choose my own favourite speaker for having 1-to-1 personal interview session in getting insight how they can be so successful. From all the speakers list, I've chosen the famous food artist, Samantha Lee. 

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, how ideas or passion transformed into making money and profit. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED). Since then, they started to expanded from conference call to video talks, and then to the live talk. Most of the TED events are run locally and concurrently, interestingly most of the sessions in worldwide are run simultaneously if the time zone permits.

On the actual day, I bumped into so many familiar faces - range from the bloggers, DJ, my Hankerie customers, my full-time job boss, me ex clients and friends. Gosh, this indeed caught into my surprise, at first some of them thought I am one of the speaker to share my success story. LOL.

If you see the crowd on the day (picture below), you will definitely know how overwhelmed the response on the attendance. Most of them attended the similiar first TEDxKL event last year.

While waiting for the event to start, taking some photo to promote the TEDxKL Women T-shirt. 

Snapping the photo of my front row of media guest seat.                   

 Michelle helped us (Swee San & I) to take the photo.

The 1st speaker - Melody Hossaini (The Apprentice UK 2011, Founder of InspireEngage). She shared about her story, from where she born, her life until her social enterprise success. Sometimes it is good to document down what do you want to achieve in your life to get clearer direction. 

She is so pretty, and fortunately I managed to take a photo with her post her speech.

Kiwifruit Bread Tart

What will you do with leftover bread? Throw away? No way!! I've transformed these plain leftover bread to something else, it calls as Kiwifruit bread tart. In fact, I always think that it is so tedious to make own tart shell from scratch especially they are buttery sweet in the taste. It will taste even sweeter if you match with custard as the filling.

With bread as the crusty tart shell, fresh kiwifruits and custard as feeling. The whole combination of this taste gave me the whole new experiences. This experiments does not come easy, I've tried few times of trial and error, from the thoughts on how to make the perfect shape until the crusty taste. By using the easiest way, flatten them and roll into muffin pan or tart tin, making them into tart shape. Of course, bake them in the oven first prior putting any fillings.

In terms of bread tart taste, you may opt for different type of bread. I've tried both plain and wholemeal breads, they all turned out perfectly fine with my method below. The tips here is eat them fresh from oven. If you would like to keep for few more days, you can store them in fridge and reheat them before serving.

This is my easiest tart recipes ever, I've just spent 20 minutes from preparing until baking. Bake this together with your kids, let their creativity flows to make different kind of shape as long as the bread tart can hold the fillings

Homemade Spring Onions crab stick bread

Simply love homemade bread. Everybody can do own nice and fluffy bread, just need patience to wait for its proofing time. Today I am making fresh spring onions crab stick homemade buns. This recipes are improvised from my steamed bun recipes, uniqueness of the onions mixtures - spring onions and onions make the baked bun's taste to the next level. These spring onions are freshly plucked from my organic garden.

Once you take a bite, your mouth would be bursting with the onions buttery fragrance, a little bit of sweetness of crab stick in the middle, together with the slightly sweet, soft bun.

Minion in Halloween series

Tomorrow is Halloween.This is the biggest holiday to western world, second to Christmas. The word Halloween is an abbreviation of All Hallows' Evening also known as Hallowe'en or All Hallows' Eve. It's quite similiar to Chinese's Ghost festival, instead the whole month, Halloween just happen in one night on 31st October yearly.

Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting "haunted houses" and carving jack-o-lanterns. In conjunction for me to show case some Minion series on TV, I've designed and created these 12 little cute Halloween series cupcakes.

Happy Halloween to everyone!

                    Hankerie in ASEAN Coffee & Art Fringe Event 2013 @ Publika

                    Photo courtesy from PixWorks

                    Another first time for Hankerie to be invited honourbly as part of a food vendor in ASEAN Coffee & Art Fringe Event 2013 on 28-29th September 2013. Thanks to Karen, their marketing director for giving me golden opportunity. So glad that she likes my creativity on my bakes art, where my art combined together with all my bakes.

                    Right after my previous week event in Bangsar, I need to rush for this bigger event immediately. Tiring because I still need to work over the weekday, start my preparation only after my work hours. Indeed, that 2 continuous weeks are my most tiring period throughout my Hankerie's journey, everything paid off whenever seeing my bakes sold in just few hours! After this, I will definitely take a long break and go for a trip!

                    The crowd to this coffee event are mainly coffee lovers, cafe/restaurant owner, youngsters and family. Can you spot me in the photo below? I'm at middle left part of the picture below.

                     Photo courtesy from PixWorks

                    My best seller is Minion series. It attracted so many crowds to snap photo, including the newspaper reporter. My Minion swissroll and cupcakes are being published in Metro Online Broadcast 2 days after this events, which links from The Star Newspaper. A lot of people has courtesy to ask my permission whether they can take a photo of them, surprisingly.

                     Photo courtesy from PixWorks

                     Photo courtesy from PixWorks

                    I added on one new member into Minion family - Evil Minion.

                    Caught into my surprise to see my Minion cupcakes in the headlines of Metro Online Broadcast which directly linked from The Star Newspaper.

                    I'm really glad to invite one of my talented chef friend - Kayvin to assist me in this event to sell the hot food. He is so passionate about cooking, creative in creating his dishes and serve to the guest. Impressive plate presentation that he has done. Thumbs up!

                    3 unique sample hot food prepared by chef Kayvin. They are not only looks good, but also taste so delicious.

                    3 more additional product I've added on for these events, they are Hello Kitty fondant cupcakes with Japaense edition - black Kitty cat.

                    My own creation of expensive recipes - indulgence chocolate brownies with 3 different nuts. I called it expensive as all my ingredients are top quality ingredients. It really make a lot of difference when you have the first bites of these versus those buying from outside. This is the power of home bakes goods.

                    Another of my 100% proof biscotti recipe, you cannot run away of biscotti with coffee. The best mate ever when you enjoying a cup of hot coffee. It's crunchiness and dryness give coffee a perfect match. For those ladies who watch out their weight, good news that biscotti not contains any butter or any sort of fats :)

                    In average, all my bakes of the day totally sold out within 3-4 hours. Impressive but these are the bakes that I can do for maximum in a day. I hope that I can do more for not disappointing those kids. I still vividly remembered there are few of the kids kept came back to my Hankerie booth and asked "Do I still have Minion cupcakes or any bakes?" When the answer is "No more" to them, they looked so disappointed and sad. One of the kid not believing and asked his dad to came back again for asking twice. Overall, such an unique experiences in this event, learnt different things versus the event in Bangsar.

                    Again, thanks all who dropped by and supported us during this event :)

                                      Hankerie's bakes sell in Bangsar!

                                      Hankerie first time goes retail. This is my 1st experience to sell my bakes in public, the mixed feeling of exciting and worrying. Exciting to see the public response towards my artisan bakes, while worrying to see nobody will pay this amount of money to buy these bakes. The latter one proof it wrong after the first day of my Bangsar Shopping Complex event. All my bakes sold out in few hours, ended up I need to rush back home to bake everything for the next day sale.

                                      Well, I would like to share about all my preparation works before this 2 days event. It was like back to 1 month before, I started to do the planning, how to design my table, booth decoration, bakes menu and engaged some of my friends to help out with. In the end, I planned to sell my signature bakes - most of my designer series and organic pesto sauce.

                                      Self drawn black board art, spent about 2 hours to finish this design.

                                      This 2 days artisan market which held in Bangsar Shopping Complex (BSC) on 21st and 22nd September, it is also the last artisan event of the year of 2013. I was fortunate to be invited and joined as one of the food vendor, unfortunately my booth is joint with the craft vendor instead of other food vendors which located in Annex area. The crowd is lesser than the Annex area. In fact, it is really a bless to see most of the crowd towards my booth are really buying my home bakes goods. What a relieve!

                                      This will not be a success without my family support. Indeed, I really underestimate the effort from preparation, baking, washing, packing, transporting, selling and etc. This whole process is so exhausted, it wont be achieved just by myself. Really thanks to my husband, mum in law and brother in law who helped me from end to end.


                                      Now, let's see what I have baked for the sale. 1st is my signature Japanese Cream puff. Fresh out from oven. 

                                      Serve these treats with my home made custard, fresh cream and fresh fruits. All sold out in seconds.

                                      Next is my premium Belgium moist chocolate cupcake and healthy banana cupcake with walnut.

                                      All comes with my own packaging idea, 6 in one box, you can mix and match the flavour in a box.

                                      Of course, I wont left my Minion family out. Minion macarons, every single little kids so irresistible to grab them.

                                      Minion cupcakes!!! I only started to sell in my 2nd day of event, the response is unexpectedly overwhelmed.

                                      Limited edition of my designer swiss rolls, that's the maximum I can do for 1 day. Tough job.

                                      Last but not least is my home made pesto sauce, with my own idea of packaging. The material cost is expensive but worth to make them pretty and good for storage.

                                      Free of any preservative and colouring, my home grown basil gone just in one day. I need to wait for few more months to produce for next batch.

                                      To summarise this, it's really interesting and good exposure to see how public response to my bakes, happy to see return customer from 1st day, some even know my Hankerie's online presence and see the bakes sold out in few hours. All these encourage me to move on. Despite of the tiredness, I've more things to look forward and prepare for the following week event - 2013 Asean Coffee and Art event in Publika. It's really tough when you do this alone and on top of that still working full time job at the same time. I will share about Publika event in next post.

                                      Thanks to all of the support especially to those who dropped by :)

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