Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcake
Cooking & baking are never in my blood. When I was in secondary school, we were given a choice to choose Home Economies or Technical. Naturally, I chose Technical. I simply dislike the stuff that women do at home. But that does not mean I do not like food. I love to eat & am pretty good with food tasting. I just do not like the process of cooking & baking.
When I was living with my mom, I did not have to worry about food & housework, all these were taken care by her. She was an excellent cook too.
When I got married & had my child, I had a live-in helper. Again, I did not have to worry much about food & housework, all these were taken care by her.
But when my helper left 4 years ago, & that we decided not to have any live-in helper, I started to panic. Cooking & baking are not my forte, I never like them too. But I understand the danger to health if one eats out often. I was left with no choice but to cook.
Initially I did not know what kind of ingredients are better for health, what kind are harmful. So I would buy anything the supermarkets sell, assuming that all are safe to consumer since we have a stringent food control in our country (right?). It was only a year ago that I was brought to light what kind of ingredients are better for health, what kind are harmful (I am still learning, though).
Recently I started to explore more recipes to keep the meals interesting. I chanced into Munch Ministry, a website which has quite a lot of interesting recipes. While not all suit our needs, I can always modify the recipes & replace the ingredients of my choice.
In celebration of Singapore Mom Bloggers’ (SMB) 1st birthday (a blogging community that I am in), Munch Ministry offers us a class on how to bake Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcake. & so I went.
It was held at Civil ServiceClub – Tessensohn Clubhouse. The fully-equipped kitchen is certainly impressive, with 6 island counters for students to DIY.
Here’s our sifu (masters), Pauline & Louisa, demonstrating the process of baking Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcake.
Then it was our turn to DIY.
& it turned out really lovely. I could not resist & ate 1 while it was hot from oven. Oh, so yummy! The texture was soft & light, & it could almost melt in my mouth! After adding in the filling, the gluttony set in & I took another one. Oh, that was awesome! I thought I could finish all 8 but I resisted because I have to think of my waistline & my little boy who might be keen to try this out.
So I ‘dabao’ (packed) 8 back. True enough, it was a hit at home, they were gone in less than 24 hours. AJ loves them so much!
Baking together is fun! I also got to know some of the mom bloggers like Jasmine Koh & Evelyn Tan-Rogers better. There were some I met for the 1st time like Sandra Tan, Jing Seng, Donna Tan & Ling Siew. I would like to thank Rachel Teo from SMB, Louisa Loh & Pauline Wong from Munch Ministry for organizing this workshop. I really enjoyed myself.