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Apple Peanut Rosy Tart

Best treats for Mother's day, show your rosy love to her!

Japanese Crystal Jelly Mooncake

4 key ingredients to make this exceptionally stunning look crystal Jelly Mooncake

Baked Rugby Mooncake (aka Kluang Mooncake)

First trial to bake this rugby-shaped Mooncake which is extremely famous at Kluang Johor.

Designer Koi Fish Snowskin Mooncake

A little, delectable and colourful koi fish mooncake appears to capture a lot of people's attention.

Bunny Mooncake

Bunny is always the animal who represent in Mid-Autumn Mooncake festival.

Designer Animal Mooncake

I'm making "out of tradition" mooncake whereby no Chinese or tradition pattern on top of the round flat mooncake.

Popular Mini Salad Jar

All the ingredients are served fresh, mix together with some greens, tomatoes and fruits.

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.

Baked Rugby Mooncake (aka Kluang Mooncake)


What is Kluang Mooncake? It is an invention from one of baker in Yuen Fatt 源發餅家 which located at Kluang. They are the originator and inventor of this rugby shaped mooncake. Apparently this Kluang mooncake are freshly baked everyday, and also sold out everyday.

Both of my mother and brother love to eat this type of mooncake but I never try before even I stay at Johor last time. When my mum tried to buy some for us this year (end of August), but unfortunately all of the mooncakes are fully ordered and the next available slot is middle of September which is too close to mid autumn festival. Indeed unbelievable good business.

Hence, I would like to give it a try to bake this mooncake this year despite solving my parents and my brother's craving. From my mum's feedback on this Kluang mooncake, the pastry is very similiar to our baked pineapple tart pastry. With that comment, I tried to bake this mooncake with my  mum's pineapple tart recipe and shape it into rugby shape.


Japanese Crystal Jelly Mooncake


Mid Autumn festival is around the corner. It is making mooncake time again. Due to my busy schedule this year, I am making these fast, easy and yet healthy mooncake this year. They are naturally colourful jelly mooncakes. The main difference of this year's mooncake is I am making them to a rather smaller and mini bite size mooncake.


I love Jelly Mooncake. Firstly they are less sweet and not oily at all. This signature crystal jelly mooncake is totally healthy for old folks or kids, as it contains of full range of protein and vitamin. If you still prefer the conventional jelly mooncake, you can basically add on another layer of lotus paste or red bean paste in between. The wonders of this jelly cake is that you may add on any of your favourite fruits in it, sweet or sour fruits mix exceptionally well in the jelly.


The ingredients to make this jelly is extremely simple, 4 key ingredients to make this exceptionally stunning look crystal Jelly Mooncake to impress your guests in this coming mooncake festival. I named them crystal mooncake as their transparent skin is shinning and show up the natural colourful fruits filling in it.


Apple Peanut Rosy Tart


This is my second year attending New Zealand week event, meeting my favourite Master Chef Nadia Lim in person as well. This year's New Zealand Food Connection Chef challenge is much more exciting than last year as there are quite a lot of interesting New Zealand products for me to create the magical dish if compare to last year. This year mission as usual, to create an inspiring, delicious dish or combination of dishes using these premium quality New Zealand products given to me. There are Famer's Mill Buttermilk Scone Mix, Pure South Lamb Loin, Talley's Greenlipped Mussels, Tatua's whipping cream, Anchor Pure New Zealand Butter, Rockitapples, pics Peanut butter and many more.


During the food demonstration by Nadia Lim, I totally inspired to make a dish which involve these little cute crunch red Rockitapples. She used these apples on top of the lamb cutlets with Salsa verde and apple, which makes the lamb so delicious and yet no odd smell. Hence, I decided to use these Rockitapples, Pics peanut butter and Anchor butter from my New Zealand 'mystery bag' as my three main hero ingredients of the dish. I name the dish "Apple Peanut Rosy Tart". This is not only easy to make tart, but also taste good, from the wonderful pure peanut butter fragrance to the crunchiness of the sweet Rockitapples, ending with the buttery crust. These are the irresistible treats too in conjunction of mothers day as well.


Also, I've made a step by step video on how to make these easy peasy Apple Peanut Rosy Tart in You Tube. Remember to subscribe.


See my recipe here (serves 5 tarts, prepare time 30 minutes, baking time 15 minutes)

Ingredients
  1. 3 mini Rockitapples
  2. 1 bowl of salt water
  3. Few spoonful of Pics Peanut Butter
  4. 2 TBSP of Anchor Butter
  5. 1 Ready made pastry puff sheet
  6. 2 TBSP Kiwi fruits jam (optional)
  7. Icing sugar for decoration
Method
  1. Cut apple into half. Use the mini scoop to scoop the apple seed out in the middle. Slice the apple into thin slices approximately 2.0mm and then cut into half again. Soak the slices into salt water.
  2. Microwave these apple slices in the salty water for 1-2 minutes to soften it. This is for apple to bend it easier later. Set aside.
  3. Sprinkle some flour on the work surface. Use the rolling pin to roll on the ready made pastry sheet to thinner. Use knife cut into 5 stripes.
  4. Apply some kiwi fruits jam and peanut butter on top of the pastry sheet.
  5. Line up the apple slices into 1 row, overlap each apple slices on top of the previous one. Apply some more kiwi jam to stick it properly.
  6. Fold the bottom of the pastry sheet to wrap around the bottom of apple slices. Make sure there is no gap or loose.
  7. Roll the pastry from one end into roses shape. Place carefully into muffin pan.
  8. Bake them in pre-heat fan force oven at 180 C for 20 minutes (depending to your oven).
  9. Once remove from oven, apply some anchor butter around the pastry to add on some more glaze on the surface.
  10. Enjoy!

{CNY} Homemade Pineapple tarts



Time flies. Chinese New Year is around the corner. All chinese will be busy celebrating this 15-days great event. For every Chinese New Year, my mum and I definitely will bake tones of pineapple tart without fails. In fact, pineapple is a symbolic of Chinese New Year, be it the auspicious one.

Chinese like playing with words and symbols. Often homonyms (words that share the same pronunciation but have different meanings) are used. Names of dishes and/or their ingredients which will be served sound similar to words and phrases referring to wishes expressed during the Chinese New Year, while other foods hold a symbolic meaning. Pineapple (凤梨; fènglí) - wealth, luck, excellent fortune, gambling luck. That's the main reason chinese will definitely eat pineapple tart during this period, not only because of its uniqueness and deliciousness.

I still recall vividly during my school time. Normally 1 month before CNY, my brothers and I were extremely busy to help my mum to bake pineapple tart, handmade one by one. From cutting the pineapples, cooking at least for another 4-5 hours, making tart, rolling, cooling and packing. All these, I was so familiar with. Those orders are return orders every year, displaying at my uncle shop to sell and some of the time needs to export to Singapore. Sometimes, my mum just feel like do not want to do this anymore as not really earning much with so much efforts had put in. The main reason is the middle man already earn more than us.  

This is my mum's secret recipe. Therefore, I cant share this in my blog but feel free to order through us directly to enjoy this little treats with our whole heartly creation. If you would like to place order next time, please send to us few weeks earlier to avoid disappointment at hanker@hankerie.com as it is running out fast.

Self-made gift pack for pineapple tart

Self-cooked pineapple jam from scratch



Queuing up to send into oven

All the pineapple tarts sold out every CNY


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