Purple Yam Mochi Bread - pigoutyvr

Purple Yam Mochi Bread

More creations are on their way during my time at home. I revisited my recipe on Matcha Mochi Bread and made some adjustments to this Purple Yam Mochi Bread. This new recipe uses milk instead of water, and as usual, I used whatever I can find in the house. So instead of bread flour, I used all-purpose flour. It becomes softer with a crispy shell. I also enjoy the chewy mochi and creamy purple yam filling, which adds a touch of sweetness to the bread.

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no-bake blueberry cheesecake - pigoutyvr

No-Bake Ombré Blueberry Cheesecake with Frozen BC Blueberries

Are you still looking for ideas for the upcoming Valentine’s Day? This no-bake Blueberry Cheesecake might be for you. It is a simple recipe, which does not require any skills. The cheesecake is a purple ombré cake, using homemade blueberry jam. For the past few years, I think cooking at home for my loved one is better than eating out at a fancy restaurant. Don’t you agree that it will be more meaningful?

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Hojicha Old Street Castella Cake - pigoutyvr

Hojicha Old Street Castella Cake (???????)

I always have sudden thoughts to bake in the middle of the day, so I am interested in simple recipes with basic ingredients that I can find at home. I previously made a Black Sesame Japanese Cotton Cake a few years ago, but this time I want to challenge an authentic treat in Taiwan, Old Street Castella Cake (?????). The recipe uses the same ingredients, a slightly different method, and a different texture.

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Matcha Lava Chiffon Cake

My secret Santa got me some 4-inch chiffon cake molds, and ever since I have used them to bake my cakes. Compared to a 6-inch cake, 4-inch cake is perfect for two people. It is also very good for people who are on diet, but still want to have some small treats. It is Ethan’s birthday, so instead of buying a cake from a bakery, I decided to make him a small surprise – Matcha Lava Chiffon Cake! The cheese foam in the centre will ooze out and create a beautiful and fancy lava effect.

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Matcha mochi brownie - pigoutyvr

Matcha Mochi Brownie

Have you tried the mochi muffins (also known as moffins) from Yama Cafe or Usagi Sweets? They are addicting and delicious to munch on as an afternoon tea snack. However, they are quite expensive ($1.25 to $1.50 each) especially I lost control and bought dozens of them. So after doing some research online, I decided to make my own version of moffins! I referenced a recipe from one of my favorite baker, Michelle from Sift and Simmer. I made some changes to the portion of sugar and oil to make them less sweet and I guess healthier.

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