Posts Tagged ‘carrot cake’

A Fried Carrot Cake Breakfast.

April 9, 2008

This Sweet Sauce (black) fried carrot cake may not be the healthiest breakfast dish around, but it sure rocks my socks.

It smelled and tasted heavenly. I could taste the delicious preserved radish (chye por), the fried egg and the tiny bits of white radish that was steamed with rice flour before frying. Oh such delight!

This is a Singaporean dish that no visitor should miss when they are in Singapore.

I could have carrot cake for breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, dinner and supper. 😀

This photographed carrot cake was purchased at:
Block 261 
Serangoon Central Drive

I’m going to give it 3.8 over 5 stars.

Social Media Breakfast At SMU.

March 29, 2008

I had a good time at today’s Social Media Breakfast event, held at SMU‘s student-managed cafe frujch. This purpose of this event was for fellow bloggers to get together and mingle.

And at breakfast, there were of course food.

We enjoyed sandwiches, chocolate cake and carrot cake.

Thanks to the organisers Daryl, Derrick and Sheylara for making this happen.

Carrot Cupcakes With Starbucks Toffee Nut Syrup.

March 23, 2008

I decided to bake for a few of my friends from school and another dear friend of mine from church. Each of them got three mini carrot cupcakes in a brown bag. 🙂 Check out my previous post on the carrot cake here.

The cupcakes just before entering the oven.

The cupcakes after they leave the oven.

I then used a cake tester and poked holes in it and spread this delicious Starbucks toffee nut syrup over each cupcake.

And in the cupcakes went, into these brown bags for my friends.

I hope you guys enjoyed it! 😀

Singapore Hawker Centres & Food Courts.

March 8, 2008

I chanced upon an interesting and pretty accurate write up about Singapore’s hawker centres in The New York Times. A food court is simply an air-conditioned hawker centre. A hawker centre is very close to a Singaporean’s heart and many are opened for 24-hours. If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, you would already know by now that we Singaporeans “live to eat” (more so than “eat to live”). To some degree, that applies to me.

I’ve been eating a lot recently at the hawker centre next to Allson Hotel(the one with a 4-faced buddha alter). The white fried carrot cake is pretty decent. The prawn noodles and fish bee hoon (sliced fish/fried fish/fish head) is really delicious. My friend Calin Chua recommends it here too.

This makes doing projects in school till after midnight that much easier to bear.

Carrot Cakes, the medieval dessert.

February 4, 2008

In the Middle Ages, sweeteners were low in supply and costly. Hence, people used carrots to make sweet desserts – due to the ingredient’s easy availability. In the 1960s, the carrot cake became a dessert one would most likely find on a dessert menu in the United States.

I’ve only ever baked a carrot cake once using this recipe from Allrecipes. I halved this recipe (which serves nine) and I got a perfect squared-size cake. However, the cream cheese frosting in this recipe turned out too sweet. Anyone has a carrot cake frosting to share, that isn’t too sweet and ‘hardens’ a little for easy storage?

Anyway here’s a photo of the carrot cake that I baked. The only complaint was its overly sweet frosting. This super moist cake ranks really high on my list of favourite things to bake. I welcome all advice on baking carrot cakes.