10 March 2016

Pandan Chiffon Cupcakes via Airfryer

I tried out this recipe that was shared by Joyce Tan on FB. It's easy and quick, a real pleasure to whip up. Although whisking the egg whites takes some effort (as always). Thanks Joyce!

4 egg yolks
35 g castor sugar
50 g corn oil (I didn't have any so I used olive oil)
65 g liquid (15g pandan extract and 50g coconut milk)
1/8 tsp salt

80 g cake flour
¼ tsp baking powder(sift with cake flour)

4 egg whites
70 g castor sugar

1)Whisk egg yolks and 35 g castor sugar till thick and pale. Add oil. Whisk till well combined. Add 65 g green liquid. Whisk till evenly mixed.

2) Re-sift sifted cake flour and baking powder into the mixture above. Whisk till just evenly mixed. Set aside. Wash whisk thoroughly.

3)Whisk egg whites till thick. Gradually add 70 g castor sugar whilst continuing to whisk. Keep whisking till egg whites just reach firm peak stage.

4) Add egg whites to yolk-and-flour mixture in 3 batches, mixing till almost even after each batch. Scrape down thoroughly. Fold till just evenly mixed. Bang mixing bowl against worktop 3-4 times to get rid of big air bubbles.

5) Bake in AF @ 150 degrees C for 10-11 mins.

Pandan extract: I plucked a large handful of pandan leaves from my garden and  cut them into small pieces. Then chuck into a blender with a splash of water and blend. Strain out the liquid. Or if you don't have pandan leaves I guess you could just cheat and use green food colouring plus pandan flavouring.

Note: My paper cups were too thin and several kinda lost their shape as the batter sat in them. Joyce said to use thicker cups, like in the picture.

01 March 2016

Sure fire cure for hiccups

Hic! Hic! Hiccups!

I've been meaning to share this guaranteed hiccup cure for some time , so here it is.

Take a mouthful of water, and swallow in little gulps up to 7 times, if you can make your mouthful of water last that many little gulps.

I can only make it last for as many as 5 gulps.

It's worked for us ever since a friend told us about it.

Happy trying!