Monday, 11 December 2017

Butterfly Pea Tea

The weather had been really great for my Butterfly Pea (Clitoria Ternatea) plants.  It has been blooming so well that I started to collect the flowers on a daily basis.  

Like green tea, Butterfly Pea Flower tea is full of potent antioxidants, and I read that it even has the ability to help protect the skin against premature aging.   Great for my age!

You can brew a big pot and drink it throughout the day or serve it cold on a humid day.

For some "magic", you can add a few drops of lemon juice and see how it turned into purple.

What you need:

10 dried Butterfly Pea flower
1 cup boiling hot water


Rinse flower, place into a cup and pour boiling water.  

Cover and let it seep for 10 mins.

You can add honey or drink it plain like I do.


Saturday, 2 December 2017

Black sesame Soy Milk

Black sesame has many good benefits.  For my age this is good for burning fats as well as balance my hormone.

These days, I also presoak all my beans and just store it in the freezer.  I can easily whip out a jar whenever I wanted to have soy milk.  

So today, I shall brew a pot of Black sesame soy milk.

What you need:

200g soy bean (pre-soak overnight )
60g black sesame
1200g water
4 pandan leaves
60g raw sugar (to taste)


Rinse black sesame and using a non stick frying pan, gently toast the black sesame.  It is ready when it is slightly puffed up.  DO NOT OVER FRY as it will be bitter.  (if you cannot gaudge, add 10g of white sesame seeds to the black sesame, if it browns, it is ready).

Put soaked beans and black sesame into a blender with 600g water.  Blend until smooth.
(Put soaked soy beans and black sesame into TM bowl with 600g water and pulverize for 1min/Sp 9)

Add remaining water and blend again.
(Add remaining water, mix for 10sec/Sp 4)

Strain through a muslin bag and pour into a clean pot together with the pandan leaves.  Add sugar and bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 10 mins.  (be careful of over flow)
(Strain through a muslin bag and pour back into TM bowl and add in sugar and pandan to boil for 15mins /100°C/Sp 2, add a varoma)


Thursday, 30 November 2017

Easy French Orange Yogurt Cake (Air fryer)

Wanted to start up my air fryer since I have not been using it for a while.   Thus chosen this Easy French Orange Yogurt Cake for our tea time today.

This recipe was published for Thermomix user but it can easy done without one. 

What the heck is a French yogurt cake?  A yogurt cake is a yogurt cake you might say.  Are you as curious as me? 

Well, apparently a French yogurt cake uses oil and they are baked in a loaf pan. 

Findings: This cake is light and moist.  There is a hint of orange but I would prefer a strong taste.  Perhaps next round I will zest in 2 big oranges instead.  

Definitely a keeper!

What you need:

150g castor sugar
2 eggs
80g grape seed oil
125g greek yogurt
160g self raising flour
1 tsp orange oil
zest of 1 big orange


Preheat oven to 180°C.  Lined a loaf pan. (air fryer at 175°C)

Rub sugar with orange zest to infuse the oil.

Beat sugar and eggs until pale.
(Add sugar and eggs in bowl, mix 15 sec/sp4)

Beat in grape seed oil, yogurt and orange oil.

Fold in self raising flour until combined.
(Add grape seed oil, yogurt, self raising flour and orange oil. Mix 30 sec/sp4)

Bake for 35 mins or skewer comes clean.

Cool on rack before cutting.
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