Easy Oreo Cheesecake Cups

Last week my friend make cheesecake cups and I traded her some plums from my tree for some cheesecake cups (yay bartering?) and they turned out to be delicious! Moreover, the recipe is SUPER easy and I suck at baking so if I think it’s easy it must be easy!

Oreo Cheesecake Cups

All you need are 3 easy ingredients: cream cheese, sugar and eggs. Then you just mix it all together and pour it over the Oreo and bake! Voila! Above is what they look like after they’ve come out of the oven. Mine had some cracks but after they cool they sink down a bit so it’s not as noticeable. Or you can just put whipped cream over it and make it look pretty ;)

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Christmas Baking

I don’t think I’ve ever baked as much as I did last month! I was just feeling festive and extra motivated to bake. BRING ON THE CALORIES!

Christmas Baking Cranberry Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies. These turned out really well! Buttery but also sweet and slightly tart. Yum! The recipe was super easy too. You can find it here.

Christmas BakingI also bought some gingerbread men cookie cutters recently! Instead of making gingerbread cookies though I made chocolate sugar cookies instead. They were not sugary at all.. I would adjust the recipe and double the amount of sugar. Also I’m not sure why but my cookies were quite hard. Not stale hard but not soft and chewy like I expected. Especially since I made the shortbread cookies the week before. I ended up adding some icing after which helped a bit. Here’s the recipe.

Christmas BakingAlso, I made Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Bread! It wasn’t as moist as I wanted to be after the first day but it was not bad. There was still lots of banana flavour, crunchiness from the nuts and chocolate. I think I would cream the butter and sugar better next time maybe that will help. Or take it out of the oven a few mins earlier. It takes an hour and ten mins to bake. Also I’d add more chocolate chips and less walnuts ;) Recipe courtesy of FoodwishesThe finished product did look quite similar to Chef John’s! 

Happy New Year everyone!

Mmm Lemon Cookies

Hello I’m back! I was travelling in HK and Beijing for two weeks and now it’s time to get back to food blogging! I have a bit of a backlog going on here and whoa WordPress looks different!

I was rather obsessed with lemony baked goods before and I still probably am so I tried to make lemon cookies and they were quite successful! By my very low standards they tasted pretty good with hints of lemon. For some reason they were really soft though and they still tasted good after 4 days. They seemed a bit flat though so maybe I over mixed it?

Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookies


Here is the link to the lemon cookies recipe if you’re interested! I made 16 rather large cookies. :)

Bon appetit!

Lemon Bread Recipe

I’ve been obsessed lately with lemon flavoured baked goods. One problem though, I’m not a great baker… so I found a really easy recipe for lemon bread. One that I can’t really go wrong with. First of all I never knew grating lemon zest would be so difficult! I think I should have done it before I squeezed the juice out and then I had no baking powder so I used baking soda instead. I think that might be why it didn’t rise very much. Also I didn’t scrape the bowl properly while mixing so there was some butter that was still unmixed at the bottom. Learning from my mistakes here! Did I also mention that I failed at microwaving the butter to soften it? I was trying a new function on it and now I know not to use it. =_________=

Lemon Bread

Lemon Bread

As you can see here, it’s very flat. =( It also lacked lemon flavour because I didn’t use enough lemon zest. However, there was still some lemony flavours there!

Lemon BreadIt was nice and moist though but a lot more dense the next day. I fixed that by popping it in the microwave (my favourite kitchen appliance!). You can find the recipe here if you’re a fan of lemon bread! I still need to make lemon bars and lemon cookies and lemon brownies and lemon pie… I’ll let you know how that goes. =D

Lazy Cooking: Making A Mug Brownie

I previously tried to make a mug cake but it didn’t turn out so well since the recipe did not call for enough sugar so it was rather tasteless. =(  Then I looked for a better recipe and I decided to use one from babble.com after a quick google search. It seemed like it would work and it had enough sugar in it so I gave it a try.

Mug brownie from Babble.com

Tada! Okay obviously this is what their picture looks like.

Mug brownie

Here is my less appealing version… yes it ain’t pretty and I didn’t have a smaller microwaveable bowl. See presentation really matters right? There should be a meme for this… Anyway, it tasted pretty good and the recipe said to microwave for around 30 seconds first and when I did it still looked a bit too moist and gooey but after another 10 seconds it wasn’t as great so I should have stuck with 30 seconds. Oh well at least I can say it was a success this time! Also it was sweet and chocolatey enough this time!

Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy the sunshine! =D

First Mug Cake Attempt

I’ve always loved seeing posts about mug cakes or mug brownies and there just seem to be so many versions out there! There are like coffee mug cakes, s’mores mug cakes, Nutella etc. and they all just looked so lovely and delicious! For a lazy person like me who had lots of dessert cravings, mug cakes seemed like the perfect solution. I finally decided to try one and here’s my result.

mug cakeYeah okay NOT so lovely and delicious… not at all >< Texture wise it was quite soft and similar to sponge cake so that was good. However, it was rather tasteless. It mostly tasted like peanut butter. I used this recipe and it was definitely not sweet enough for me. The recipe calls for one tablespoon of sugar but it probably needed three and some more cocoa powder too. It could have been more moist too. I can see that adding toppings and decorations would help the presentation a lot since it doesn’t look too appetizing right now… or maybe it’s just my cake. =( I didn’t have any chocolate chips so I didn’t add that and I also happened to run out of peanut butter too so I only had one tablespoon. As luck would have it, I ended up substituting baking soda for baking powder because I couldn’t find the baking powder in my kitchen. These all might have an effect on the mug cake but maybe I shouldn’t use recipes that are “quick and easy”. Maybe the more complicated recipes will have better results. I was also surprised that the cake filled up the whole mug! They look a bit small in pictures. Especially compared to the picture on the website I used. However, fear not! I shall persevere until I make the perfect mug cake! Or maybe even a mug brownie. I found recipes for the top 25 microwavable desserts. Apparently you can make microwave carrot cake and banana pudding and even Turkish Delight (Narnia anyone?). If you have any recipe advice for me, feel free to leave a comment!


Brunch Time: Ham and Egg Cups

Good afternoon! I saw this great and super easy recipe for ham and egg cups on Pinterest and I decided to make it for my family. It’s pretty much fail-proof! Get the recipe here!

ham and egg cupsTada! Not too bad right? Although they never turn out quite like the way you see it online. I tried to poach one for my mom but overcooked it oops! She still liked it though! :) I was a bit overzealous with the seasoning as well and I decided to add  bacon pieces. ;)

Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine!