I don’t know about you, but I am actually not a big fan of Christmas fruitcake! Instead I have jazzed up my favourite banana (it is a fruit!) cake with chocolate chips and covered it with a thin layer of dark chocolate ganache. Decorated with some banana chips, red and green cherries and a few silver cachous, it looks just as festive as the traditional fruitcake!
The flavour of pandan is so aromatic- it is like a glorified version of vanilla with the benefit of injecting a beautiful green hue to your food!
With just a slight twist to my trusted recipe for a vanilla cake with a dash of pandan paste, green tea matcha powder and a few dollops of kaya jam, it has been given a new lease of life with the flavours of Malaysia and Japan.
Best enjoyed with a cup of tea 🙂
Hey everyone, I’m back!
First of all, my apologies for the lack of new posts of late: I was experiencing some technical difficulties in accessing this blog and hence unable to upload any new content, but luckily this has finally been fixed! Hooray!
Now I wish to share with you a delicious creation of mine that was inspired by a recipe competition hosted at my workplace. The challenge was to create a healthy recipe using at least two ingredients from the following list of ‘superfoods’:
- Citrus fruits
- Seaweed (nori)
- Olive oil
- Pumpkin seeds
As it happens, the competition coincided with the birthday of a close family friend and so I wanted create something that was a little bit fancy as surprise treat! After playing around a few ideas in my mind, these pretty bites of nori & smoked salmon egg spirals with spinach salad, sesame-yoghurt sauce and pistachios came into being! Any guesses how many ingredients I have used from the list?
Crunchy fresh salad leaves and toasted pistachio lends a great textural contrast against the moist omelette and rich smoked salmon. The whole mouthful is brought together with the creamy sesame-yoghurt dressing made with Greek yoghurt, sesame paste and a dash of dijon mustard, lemon juice and honey.
I love the spiral pattern created by the nori rolled inside the omelette and the colourful interplay between the yellow omelette, orange smoked salmon, green baby spinach and pistachio nuts! I’d imagine that these would make perfect finger food- do try it out at your next party for something healthy and delicious!