Friday, July 23, 2010

Banana & Date Muffins

Makes 12


150g self-raising flour
75g wholemeal flour/plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda bicarbonate
pinch of salt
100g brown sugar
60g dates, chopped
2 ripe bananas (1 cup), mashed
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup milk
1/3 yogurt
1 egg, beaten lightly


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Place the oven rack in the centre of the oven.
  • Lightly greased muffin pans.
  • Sift flour, soda bicarbonate, baking powder & salt into a large bowl. Add sugar and dates; mix well.
  • Make a well in the centre of the dried ingredients and add bananas, oil, milk, yogurt and egg. Gently stir with a fork until just combined. Do not over mix. The batter should be quite wet.
  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin pans.
  • Bake muffins for 20 mins. A skewer inserted into the centre of a cooked muffin should come out with no batter attached.

Chwee Kueh


1.5 cups rice flour
1 tbsp cornflour
1 cup cold water
2 cups boiling water
2 tbsp oil

  • Sift rice flour and cornflour together in a bowl.  Add in salt, cold water and oil.  Stir to combine.
  • Pour boiling water into the batter and stir well.  Transfer into a pouring jug.
  • Fill moulds with batter and steam over high heat for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove cake from moulds.  
  • Place on a plate and serve with garnishings.


dried shrimps, chopped finely
garlic, minced
dried turnip- chopped (菜莆)

  • Heat oil in a pan and stir fry dried shrimps, garlic and turnip until fragrant.  
  • Add soy sauce and dish out.

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