No thanks to the pandemic, a huge part of our lives are disrupted, and that includes heading to our favourite bakery and café to enjoy our usual orders over the weekends. We all know that bread, cakes and pastries are one of the little things in life that can turn a bad day into a massively good one. So here at YoRipe, we have prepared a top 20 list of baking recipes that you and your family can try out!
1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie by ZaTaYaYummy
Everybody loves brownies! A favourite tea-time treat or just a snack on its own, learning how to make brownies is a skill that you can be proud of. Adding chocolate chips to the already chocolatey brownie just screams decadence and indulgence. To make it even more heavenly, serve this brownie with a scoop with vanilla ice-cream and enjoy! *chef’s kisses*
2. Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits with Pistachio Cream by ZaTaYaYummy
Continuing on with our over indulgent bakes, this chocolate sandwich biscuit with pistachio cream is another sweet treat. They don’t require difficulty in making, the process is fun for the kids and they are crunchy, sweet, and easy to share. These biscuits are the perfect snack for tea time!
3. Lavender Madeleines by ZaTaYaYummy
The petite madeleine is a traditional cake usually offered in traditional flavours, with not many twists. Even in Singapore, the other common localised flavour for madeleines we often see is pandan. Therefore, we have decided to bring in something more creative- lavender madeleines! With the lavender’s calming scent and mild sweetness, we promise you that they are an absolute delight to pair with tea.
4. Brownie Cake Donut by she_wan
Is that a brownie? Is that a cake? No, it’s a brownie cake donut! By combining the best elements from a few of the best sweet treats out there, we present to you a donut that is light, airy and chocolatey, without all the cloying oil as a result of the frying process. Do remember to keep an eye out for the kids though, for they will be reaching out for many seconds.
5. Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies by ar_kanji
If you are an avid fan of cookies and always end up burning large holes in your wallet buying them from shops, then you should totally try baking them at home! The ingredients are easy to follow, and the steps are relatively fool proof. These bite-sized cookies not only smell amazing, but are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
6. Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins by serenefoodology
Love sweets but worry about high sugar and calories? This muffin recipe is sugar-free and contains fewer calories and carbs with healthier ingredients like oats and banana. But rest assured, that these muffins remain the same, marvellous muffins that your children like to have during their little tea-break. No regrets baking them for a try!
7. Almond Cookies by @thehedgehogknows
Chinese New Year is months off, but that should not be a deterrent against you baking this wonderful cookie. A flaky, buttery piece of almond treat that crumbles in your mouth, you might just find yourself having to stop yourself constantly from putting this little parcels into your mouth.
8. Banana Peanut Butter Cake by she_wan
Banana cake is one of those bakes that many people have their own recipes for, just like apple pie. Here we have a simple, yet guaranteed delicious banana peanut butter cake, a good pairing of sweet and savoury, light and creaminess. The addition of chocolate chips at the top also adds an element of crunch to the cake. Feel that chocolate chips are not enough? Feel free to add in your own toppings such as raisins and walnuts when baking!
9. Kue Bahulu by Popozwen
Kue Bahulu are traditional cakes commonly baked in moulds of all sorts of sizes and shapes. The traditional designs that we often see are fishes, flowers and sea shells. Also known as Asian Madeleines, they are however, much lighter and less dense as compared to the French counterparts. Slightly crisp and crusty on the outside, but fluffy on the inside, Kue Bahulu have remained as popular favourites among locals as nice, little afternoon snacks!
10. Cotton Soft Two-tone Chiffon Cake by ZaTaYaYummy
Chiffon cakes are very light, fluffy cakes that can be commonly found in bakeries offering flavours from pandan to orange and lemon. This recipe, while uses basic ingredients and not bold in flavours, is a simple, great cake to get you and your children started on the journey of baking together. With its two-tone aesthetic, this recipe will definitely attract the attention of your little helpers.
11. Gluten-free Vegan Buckwheat Chia Banana Donuts by Vegan Keno
Another healthy doughnut recipe! Even better, this recipe is vegan and gluten-free, which means all of you folks who are allergic to gluten can finally enjoy a delicious donut treat. These doughnuts are super easy, super quick to make and can be made even healthier by not including the icing in after baking.
12. Healthy Steamed Chocolate Fudge Cake by 2gencooks
If all the above-mentioned recipes are not enough for you, here’s the recipe that became the winning entry of YoRipe’s Easter Bakeoff. Moist, decadent, and rich, this chocolate fudge cake is steamed instead of baked in the oven. And here is the best part, there isn’t a need for flour! All you need to do is blend some Oreo cookies together with some milk, baking powder and you have a batter that is ready to rise to become a winning cake.
13. Baked Ribena Smiling Sesame Cookies by Sharefood
Bet you have never used Ribena in your baking before! A nutty and savoury treat with a sweet, blackcurrant filled centre, these cookies are perfect as special treats for an occasion. This Baked Ribena Smiling Sesame Cookies recipe is so addictive that you won’t be able to keep yours hands away, we promise.
14. New York Cheesecake by @bakingcornerla
The New York Cheesecake distinct itself from the other variants by using a cream cheese base, making it rich with a dense, smooth, and creamy consistency. This recipe uses the cheese by The Laughing Cow, a common cheese that is found in many supermarkets. Relatively inexpensive, this recipe allows you to enjoy a magnificent slice of cheesecake with your family from the comfort of your own home.
15. Orange Carrot Cake by healthhub
The term ‘’Carrot cake’’ is usually a source of confusion between Singaporeans. The hawker-style carrot cake are in fact radishes, mixed with rice flour, which is then pan-fried into magnificent goodness with a bunch of eggs. However, this time round we are referring to the actual carrot cake. This carrot cake is outstanding in flavour, with a moist crumb that is topped with crunchy flaked almonds.
16. Matcha Nutella Cookies by spoonsofdelights
Matcha cookies are one of the most inviting sweet treats available. They can be stuffed with mochis, turned into lava cookies, or filled with Nutella! Everyone loves Nutella as well, rich chocolatey hazelnut spread that can be paired with virtually almost anything and still taste good. As you take a bite into these cookies, you first take in the light aroma of the matcha, followed by the thick, oozy Nutella. What a delight!
17. Pistachio Pound Cake by spoonsofdelights
Fun fact: pound cakes are what they are called because traditionally, they were made with a pound of the following ingredients each: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. While this recipe no longer calls for a pound of ingredients, they remain easy to make, and even made better with the addition of pistachios. The Pistachio nuts lend a subtle sweet aftertaste while giving the cake another dimension of texture.
18. Matcha & Black Sesame Sourdough Sandwich Loaf by Autumn Baking Diary
Love specialty bread? This sourdough loaf is not your ordinary tangy, chewy loaf- the black sesame brings about a slight toasted aroma, while the matcha balances out all the flavours of sweetness, bitterness, and nuttiness within the bread. This sourdough is so delectable that it can be eaten on its own!
19. Pandan Min Chiang Kueh by @miss_polkadot
Min Chiang Kueh is a type of pancake popular within the Southeast Asian region, with many variants filled with different toppings in different countries. In Singapore, the pancake is usually filled with peanut or red bean pastes. This recipe with the use of pandan and cheese, turns the unglamorous yet rustic hawker street snack/ dessert into a pancake packed with hearty vibes.
20. Vanilla Cupcakes with Edible Crystals by clarielle
This cupcake is definitely a hit with the children! The vanilla cupcake might sound, look and is boring to make at first, but once that part is done, feel free to let your creativity unleash! With a myriad of coloured icing to choose from, create your very own magical cupcakes with the kids, jazz those little bland cupcakes up with edible glitters and watch everyone have a whale of a time.
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