Chinese Recipes and Content, Desserts, Food on Youtube

Coconut and Red Bean Pudding (椰汁紅豆糕)

Chinese New Year is on its way and it’s the perfect time to try out today’s new recipe for your family and friends, it’s my Coconut and Red Bean Pudding (椰汁紅豆糕). Red beans (or azuki beans) are very common in Chinese and Japanese desserts. They have a mild but nutty flavour with a sweetness that… Continue reading Coconut and Red Bean Pudding (椰汁紅豆糕)

Chinese Recipes and Content, Desserts

Chinese Coconut Milk Pudding (椰汁糕)

**Please check out an updated version of this recipe by clicking here** One of my favourite sweet dim sum to have at yum cha is 椰汁糕 or Coconut Milk Pudding. It’s a very light little morsel of coconutty goodness and is also wonderfully refreshing but doesn’t require a lot of effort to make yourself at… Continue reading Chinese Coconut Milk Pudding (椰汁糕)

Product Reviews

Product Review: Beech’s Fine Chocolates Milk Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Beech’s Fine Chocolates is a UK-based company which uses all natural ingredients to produce chocolates which are suitable for vegans as well as being gluten-free. Traditional and quality chocolates are being produced by a British chocolatier in Lancashire and have been since 1920.  You can find their full range here on their website. Over Christmas,… Continue reading Product Review: Beech’s Fine Chocolates Milk Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Blogging

My Review of 2016

2016 was a tragic year for all, with the deaths of legends in the entertainment industry such as Victoria Wood, Carrie Fisher, George Michael, Sir Terry Wogan, David Bowie (and the list goes on and on!) and we also cannot forget about the huge changes in the futures of the UK with Brexit and the… Continue reading My Review of 2016

Bread, Chinese Recipes and Content

Chinese-style Cocktail Buns

A staple of the Chinese bakery is the Cocktail Bun. This Chinese bun, found in every Hong Kong bakery, is an enriched sweet bun with a buttery sweet coconut filling. It is said that this bun came about when a baker didn’t want to throw away any unsold breads so he crumbled it up with… Continue reading Chinese-style Cocktail Buns

Biscuits

GBBO Alternative Ingredient Week Challenge 5: Refined Sugar-Free Coconut Flapjacks

Week 5 and The Great British Bake Off has gone all Alternative Ingredient, that is to say free-from baking. I’m not the biggest fan of free-from baking because it often means sourcing strange flours from a store that is 12 miles away. So when I read the 3 challenges this week, I wasn’t sure which… Continue reading GBBO Alternative Ingredient Week Challenge 5: Refined Sugar-Free Coconut Flapjacks

Confectionery

White Chocolate Mendiants

I’m continuing my exploration into making confectionery this week by giving you my recipe for the simplest little sweet treat you could imagine, and what’s even better they took me a matter of 10 minutes to make in total. These are my White Chocolate Mendiants.    The great thing about mendiants is that you can… Continue reading White Chocolate Mendiants