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Kiwifruit Moonlight Mooncake

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

Hankerie Designer Animal Mooncake

Out of tradition mooncake. These adorable snowy animal mooncake are specially designed and created by Hankerie.

Hankerie Designer Animal Mooncake

Continue my creativity - Bunny mooncake.

Hankerie Designer Koi Fish Snowskin Mooncake

Making my mum's favourite snowskin mooncake, craft them into koi fish shape.

Fresh Pandan Snowskin Mooncake

Using fresh pandan to make these snowskin mooncake, nothing can beat natural spice!

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.

Fresh Pandan Snowskin Mooncake


Pandan leaves - Pandanus amaryllifolius (aka vanilla leaves in UK) is a tropical plant in the Pandanus genus, which is widely used in Asean countries. In Malaysia, you can commonly find these leaves which includes in my home garden.

Pandan leaf is long, thin, narrow, and green. It is sold fresh, frozen, or dried. I still vividly remember I saw only frozen pandan leaves in Australia. The dried leaves are less fragrant than the fresh leaves. The leaves have to be bruised or boiled in order to release their flavor. The leaves have a roselike, almondy, and milky sweet, vanilla-like flavor.

Even Pandan leaves can be found easily in Malaysia, but a lot of bakeries outside or cake shop still using the artificial pandan extract and colouring for making all cakes and mooncakes. For me, I prefer to use the fresh pandan leaves for making all pastries, although the colour appears to be pale naturally. Today I make fresh pandan Snowkin mooncake!



Below is my Snowskin Mooncake recipe:
Ingredients
75g glutinous rice flour
90g powdered sugar
33g Crisco shortening
75g pandan water (100g water cooked with 5 stalks pandan leaves)
Red bean paste and white lotus paste

Method
  1. Wash fresh pandan and boil it in water until fragrance is out. Set aside.
  2. Sieve flour and powdered sugar together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add shortening and mix them untill you get crumb like texture.
  4. Add pandan water, colouring, mix well until it forms a smooth dough.
  5. Make the fillings into ball shapes each 120g.
  6. Divide dough into small portion each 50g
  7. Flatten dough to wrap up the fillings
  8. Seal up dough to enclose filling completely
  9. Shape it in the mooncake mold.
  10. Refrigerate it minimum 3-4 hours before consume.
If you would like to learn this from my baking class, you may drop me an email at hanker@hankerie.com

                    Hankerie Designer Koi Fish Snowskin Mooncake


                    Snowskin mooncake always is my mum's favourite. This year, I have created these koi fish snowskin mooncake for her. A little, delectable and colourful koi fish mooncake appears to capture a lot of people's attention. In fact, it tooks plenty of my time just to craft one, requires to take note every single details of the koi fish.


                    A lot of people placed the koi fish order this year after I've posted in Facebook. Take a closer look for the following. Aren't they cute?


                    Below is my Snowskin Mooncake recipe:
                    Ingredients
                    75g glutinous rice flour
                    90g powdered sugar
                    33g Crisco shortening
                    75g cold drinking water
                    Colorings of you choice
                    Red bean paste (Your own choice, you may use pandan flavour lotus paste or white lotus paste)
                    Decoration: Red Bean for eyes

                    Method

                    1. Sieve flour and powdered sugar together in a mixing bowl.
                    2. Add shortening and mix them untill you get crumb like texture.
                    3. Add water, colouring, mix well until it forms a smooth dough.
                    4. Make the fillings into ball shapes each 30g (inclusive of yolk if you using one)
                    5. Divide dough into small portion each 25g
                    6. Flatten dough to wrap up the fillings
                    7. Seal up dough to enclose filling completely
                    8. Shape it into koi fish look and decorate the eyes with red bean.
                    9. Refrigerate it minimum 3-4 hours before consume.


                    If you would like to learn this from my baking class, you may drop me an email at hanker@hankerie.com

                                      Hankerie Designer Bunny Mooncake


                                      Bunny is always the animal who represent in Mid-Autumn Mooncake festival. Hence, I'm making them into my snowskin mooncake shape. This is my continuous post from Hankerie Designer Animal Mooncake 2 days ago. See my previous post here.

                                      Bunny as well as called "Jade Rabbit" has a legend behind it.

                                      One day, 3 immortals creatures who were living in heaven came to the earth. They asked a fox, a monkey and a rabbit to find some food for them respectively. The fox and the monkey both found something for the three immortals while the rabbit got nothing. The rabbit felt very sorry for the three immortals. Finally, he jumped into the fire and said to the three immortals, "Eat me, please!" The three immortal were deeply touched by the rabbit. They decided to give the rabbit the title of "Jade Rabbit" and let him accompany Chang'er in the Moon Palace.



                                      Since it called as "Jade rabbit", perhaps I will do a green colour rabbit tomorrow then.


                                      If you would like the full recipe of this or learn this from my baking class, you may drop me an email at hanker@hankerie.com

                                                        Hankerie Designer Animal Mooncake


                                                        Another year goes by, mid-autumn festival again. This year, I'm making "out of tradition" mooncake whereby no Chinese or tradition pattern on top of the round flat mooncake. What encourages me to try out in creating these new inventions is "why mooncake much be look like this?" Cant they be cute? More kids- friendly? as I am still vividly recalled that I seldom eat mooncake when I was kid, always think that mooncake is not for kids in my opinion due to its appearance. Hence, I started this idea, named them Hankerie's designer snowskin mooncake, with the theme of cutie animals. They are absolutely adorable and fun to see before tasting them.

                                                        Likewise making my designer cake, normally I will draw my "blueprint design" on the paper. I applied the same usual practice to sketch the design and make the mooncake into the reality. I always focus on the creativity and originality, and indeed all these creations are fully my copyright including the recipes.


                                                        Apart from the unique appearance, the overall taste of the mooncake are equally important especially its fragrance and level of sweetness. Among all the mooncake paste, I am still prefer the white lotus paste even though the preparation of the whole process consuming plenty of time but it is really worth it. In terms of homemade mooncake, the drawback is the shelf life maybe maximum 5-7 days as they are totally free of preservative. No artificial colouring as well. All the colours from this mooncake are from natural food sources.




                                                        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!

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