Thursday, April 2, 2015

Happie Happie Easter!!!

I hope you've been well!
I'm sure you'll be eating lots of CHOCOLATES and HOT CROSS BUNS!

And if you have extra Hot Cross Buns, I have a great idea on how you can turn it into something YUMMIER! And also using those excess Chocolates, if there's any left, just add it to this recipe!

This is my favourite Bread Pudding recipe! It has a nice crust and it's so moist inside with all the goodiness!

So quickly, make this with those buns and chocolates this Easter! 

All you need are:
3 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 bananas (optional)
4-6 hot cross buns
50g butter, softened

1 - Pre-heat oven to 175 degrees.
2 - Butter hot cross buns and tear big chunks of it and just scatter it randomly in your dish. 
3 - Slice bananas and scatter it randomly in between the hot cross buns pieces.
4 - Warm milk and sugar until all sugar is dissolved.
5 - Whisk eggs in a bowl.
6 - Slowly pour the warm milk mixture into the eggs, whisk continuously so that the warm milk doesn't cook the egg mixture.
7 - Add vanilla extract into egg mixture, stir.
8 - Pour egg mixture into your buns and banana dish.
(if you like some crispy bits, do not soak all the buns)
9 - Bake for 30-40 minutes. It will be done when you cut into your pudding, it holds its shape.
10 - When done, sprinkle (2 tsp sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon) over your pudding. Let it cool down a little before serving.
 You can make so many different variation with recipe too.

Happy Easter! :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Decadent Chocolate Brownies

How about some Brownies?

Brownies are everyone's favourite....unless really...if you don't like chocolates!

These brownies are chewy on the inside and has a crack on the outside.

So very easy to make them! Try it...QUICK!

Here's a quick video on how to make these brownies. 

All you need:
 150g butter, melted
1 cup baking cocoa
4 eggs
1 3/4 cups caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
200g white chocolate chips (optional)

All you need to do:
1 - Preheat oven to 160c and line your square baking tin. Set aside.
2 - Melt butter, once that's done, remove from heat. Stir in your cocoa powder. Set aside to cool it slightly. 

3 - Add in your eggs into your butter & cocoa batter, beat well, at first it may not look like it's coming together, but it will, you should get a thick smooth batter (similar to chocolate ganache). 4 - Stir in sugar and vanilla extract.
4 - Combine flour and baking powder in a separate bowl before adding to mixture. Stir until just combined.

5. Stir in the white chocolate chips.

6 - Pour in tin, bake it for about 45-50 minutes or until your brownie cracks a little on top and skewer comes out with some moist crumbs. (Do not overbake it, otherwise it'll be dry - this is when your skewer comes out completely clean).  

 7 - Set aside to cool completely on wire rack.

Happy Brownie Day! :)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

What's been happening?

....have been so very busy with the new routine. 
....started a new job.
....had so much chores to catch up on.
....husband and I had to settle into the new routine with our little Cooper, our almost 1 year old beagle puppy in mid-March.

so...because of that, I have been so caught up with life, that I had to take a break from Passionatemae. 

It was tough to bake every week so that I could come up with a new recipe each week, time I did not have.

I am getting there...bear with me.

If you follow me on Instagram, I do try to keep that more active during this busy times. Follow me if you like.

psssst....I do have a present for you this Wednesday! It's a new recipe! Don't forget to check it out this Wednesday! :)

Happy Monday, I hope that you'll have a great week ahead!

This was made for an order.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Sweet Findings

It has been a great start to 2015!

I believe if you have a plan for what you wish to achieve each year, it will help steer you into the right direction to achieve your goals!

Let's start off the first Sweet Findings' post for this year! I can't wait to share gems that I come across every week with you!
1 - Summer is the time to keep cool..this Fresh Blueberry and Mint Lemonade drink looks refreshing!  (

2 - I want some Spicy Homestyle Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings please! (

3 - How cute are these Snow Sugar Cookies!? (

4 - Edible marketing! It's the World's First Giant Cake Billboard! (

5 - Ahmazing...I can't wait to make this Liege waffles. (

6 - For those rainy nights on a summer's day; Ginger Miso Soup with Tokyo Turnips. (

Happy Friday! :)