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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.

Ang Ku Kueh for Halloween


Happy Halloween! Tomorrow is the Halloween Celebration Party, have you prepared yours party treats for your guest? Why not make this to impress your guest with this traditional ang ku kueh? This is not only tasty but also healthier version as well.

The preparation to make this ang ku kueh is a bit challenging, but once you've make the filling, you can make the batch after next in much easier and faster way.


Here is my Hankerie's recipe on this Homemade Halloween Ang Ku Kueh

Ingredients

For Filling
250g yellow mung beans
2 cups water
125g sugar
3TBSP corn oil

For Pumpkin dough
300g pumpkin, steamed and cut into small pieces
200g glutinous rice flour
15g rice flour
30g sugar
3TBSP corn oil
130g hot water, or adjust accordingly

Optional: fresh banana leave, clean and cut into square shape.

Edible black ink pen

Method

For the filling
  1. Rinse mung beans several times till water run clear, soak in clean water minimally 4 hours.
  2. Pour the mung means together the water and cook in the rice cooker, lift the cover open.
  3. When it is soft to touch, remove the beans and pour away the water.
  4. Place beans, sugar and oil in a pot, cook until paste-like.
  5. Set aside to cool. Shape into 14g small ball.
For the dough
  1. Steam pumpkin till soft. 
  2. Use a fork to mash it.
  3. Add glutinous rice flour, rice flour, sugar, and corn oil with mashed pumpkin, slowly add in hot water to mix well till soft dough, keep aside and rest 10mins.
  4. Shape into 17g small ball.
For shaping the ang ku

  1. Dust your pumpkin dough with a bit of glutinous rice flour for easy to handle.
  2. Flatten the pumpkin dough, place a mung bean ball, cover and shape into round ball first.
  3. Use a knife to cut the edges to look like a pumpkin and place on greased banana leaf.
  4. Use edible black ink pen to draw the eyes and mouth on ang ku.
  5. Arrange kueh on a steaming tray and steam for approximately 8 minutes over medium heat till cooked.
  6. Once done, remove from steamer, lightly brush kueh surface with corn oil.


To see my previous breakfast recipe, you may hop over this post Healthy Kiwi Cereal for breakfast

Halloween Frankenstein


This is my 4th day NZ Zespri kiwi challenge. Today's challenge call it Fun learning, whereby I did learn on Zespri Green kiwifruit fact. At first, I really thought Kiwi is full of Vitamin C, but also it is full of actinidin (an enzyme that helps with protein digestion) and fiber. They are essential to help promote healthy digestive system. 

Well, put learning aside, I want to make it to appear to be fun too (not saying that their current hairy look is ugly)! I am glad that  I found an idea to transform this healthy kiwifruits into Frankenstein, it is not only easy to make but also absolutely healthier snack for Halloween Party. This will definitely bring WOW factor to your guest :)

Kids, they're sure loving them too. All these are edible and let's have fun in making them together with your kids.



Here is how Hankerie make the dull looking green kiwi into fantastic Frankenstein for Halloween

Ingredients

1 green kiwi fruits
few coloured fondant icing
Edible Black ink pen

Method
  1. Trim one bottom side of the green kiwifruit.
  2. Peel the skin off at the side that you want the squarish part as front.
  3. Cut off both side to look more squarish.
  4. Stick all the rolled fondant to represent Frankenstein eyes, mouth and ears.
  5. Lastly, use edible pen to draw stitches.
  6. Done for Halloween party!


To see all my Halloween related recipe, you may hop over here

Pumpkin Toast with Express Kiwi Jam


This is my 2nd breakfast recipe of my Day 3 of NZ Zespri kiwi challenge. In fact, I're prepared the kiwi jam the day before and refrigerate it overnight. What it make this jam express in the sense of no cooking is required, you just need to mash the cut kiwifruits, mix with sugar and pectin. You're done. Serve it onto my homemade pumpkin buns for this coming Halloween celebration.

Again, homemade jam always the best, free of preservative and colouring too!



Here is my Hankerie's recipe on this Homemade Pumpkin Toast with Express Kiwi Jam

Ingredients

Few pumpkin buns

For the Express Kiwi Jam (You need to prepare this 1 day before serving)
1/2 cups sugar
2 green kiwi fruits, peeled 
10g packet of pectin

Method

For the Express Kiwi Jam 
  1. In a medium bowl, use a potato masher (or a fork/spoon) to mash the kiwifruit. 
  2. Add the sugar and pectin. Stir (or whisk if it is liquid enough) for 3 minutes. 
  3. Pour into clean jars, leave 1/2 inch of space at the top. 
  4. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes then serve, refrigerate it.
  5. It can be kept up to 3 weeks or up to 1 year if you put in freezer.
  6. Spread the kiwi jam onto toasted pumpkin buns.


To see my previous breakfast recipe, you may hop over this post Healthy Kiwi Cereal for breakfast

Healthy Kiwi Cereal for breakfast


For 3rd day kiwi challenge, I need to make my day with a kiwi-rific breakfast. With that in mind,  I've prepared 2 super fast Kiwi fruits recipe for breakfast today. This is the 1st recipe whereby every kids can prepare for their own breakfast too. Rather than eating those dried food in cereal, why not putting full of Vitamin C and fiber kiwifruits in it. It is extremely easy as can be served just less than 2 minutes.


Pour in the milk and we are done. Here is my healthy kiwi cereal.


Here is how I make this easy peasy Healthy Kiwi Cereal for breakfast

Ingredients

1 green kiwifruit
1/3 cup raisin
2 cups of wholemeal cereal/oat flakes

Method
  1. Wash kiwi and peel off the skin. I will share the easiest and fastest way on how to peel of the skin via Youtube later.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients into bowl.
  3. Pour over the fresh milk and serve.
            For my last year's 14 days kiwi challenges , you may refer to this link "Hankerie's Kiwi project went live & 1st VBlog!!!"  . 

            Choco Kiwi Mousse Cake


            2nd day of my NZ Zespri kiwi challenge. Today's theme is "Perfect picture", Despite taking a selfie with kiwifruits, I also make my perfect picture recipe today - my favorite Choco Kiwi Mousse Cake, topping with fresh green kiwifruits. Tantalizing my sweet tooth.


            The whole idea of this cake is to combine a little bit bitter sweet chocolate cake with refreshing green kiwifruits. Of course, with yogurt as part of my mousse ingredient, making this dessert lesser guilt. I call it Lite Mousse cake. If you would like the total guilt free mousse cake, you may substitute the whip cream into yogurt and mix with some low fat milk to an extend of 75-15 percentage.

            Especially for those weight watcher, enjoy this wonderful dessert.


            Here is my Hankerie's recipe on this Homemade Choco Kiwi Mousse Cake

            Ingredients
            For sponge cake:
            3 eggs
            2 TBSP sugar
            1/2 cup cake flour
            1 TBSP cocoa powder
            1/2 TSP baking powder
            1/2 TSP vanilla essence/ or you can use vanilla pod
            1/2 TBSP butter-melted

            For the mousse:
            2 green kiwifruit, hulled
            1 TBSP lemon juice
            75g caster sugar
            4 leaves gelatine, softened in cold water (or use 4 TSP powdered)
            250ml plain yogurt
            284ml whip cream

            For cake decoration:
            1 green kiwifruit- cut into cubes

            Method
            1. For the sponge cake:- whisk eggs and sugar till thicken, add flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Follow by vanilla and melted butter. Pour into a flat tray line with greased-proof paper. Bake at 180 C for 20 mins. 
            2. Trim the cake into square. Set aside.
            3. Place the green kiwifruits (dig out the seed first) and lemon juice in a blender and puree until smooth. After that mashed the kiwi fruit seed and mix together with the puree.
            4. Gently heat the puree and sugar in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat. Squeeze the excess water from the soaked gelatine leaves and add them to the kiwifruit mixture. Stir well until dissolved, then cool.
            5. When cold, whisk in the yogurt. Whip the cream until thick and fold into the kiwifruit mixture. 
            6. Apply sugar water on the sponge cake which is as the base and fill with kiwi mousse cream.
            7. Finish this mousse cake with chocolate sponge cake and decorate with green kiwifruit cubes.
            8. Serve chill as dessert. 
                      For my last year's 14 days kiwi challenges , you may refer to this link "Hankerie's Kiwi project went live & 1st VBlog!!!"  . Do repost your Kiwi Layered Mousse Cake in my Facebook page or Instagram as well and tag #HankerieZespri



                      Homemade Kiwifruits Banana Ice Cream (Healthy version)


                      Today is the day again. Still vividly remember my last year participation on NZ Zespri Kiwifruits 14 days challenges. Well, let me share with you my very first challenge recipe today - I call it healthy version of homemade kiwifruits Banana ice cream.

                      Considering that it does not contain even single scope of cream in it, this made for a very decent, guilt-free ice 'cream'. It'll be a much welcomes addition to the kiddo's breakfast table, perhaps you may think no way man ice cream for breakfast?

                      In addition, I do not have any home use or commercial ice cream machine, what I need is only 3 key ingredients, a blender and a fridge. That's all, as easy as that. Strongly believe that everyone of you can make it at home too :)

                      Do post your kiwi ice 'cream' in my Facebook page or Instagram as well and tag #HankerieZespri


                      Here is my Hankerie's recipe on this Homemade Kiwifruits Banana Ice Cream

                      Ingredients
                      2 Zespri green Kiwifruits
                      4 ripe bananas
                      2TBSP peanut butter

                      Method
                      1. Peel kiwifruits and Banana skins.
                      2. Slice all into discs. Arrange them into a tupperware on the wraps, remember to alternate them with the cling wrap or baking paper, else they will all stick together. Freeze for 1-2 hours or until harden to touch.
                      3. Place the kiwifruits and banana slices in a powerful blender. Puree them, scraping down the blender if needed.
                      4. Puree until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
                      5. Add the peanut butter and puree to combine.
                      6. Serve immediately with a slice of chocolate cake or wafer egg roll if you like. Of course, if you would like the harden version, place in the freeze and freeze for few hours before serving.
                      If you're my new followers, you may click this link "Hankerie's Kiwi project went live & 1st VBlog!!!"  to see my last year 14 days challenge recipes. Unbelievable that I've created so many recipes, hopefully same for this year I will create more creative Kiwifruits recipe in healthier version for you all.

                      Enjoy!

                      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. 

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