Friday, May 26, 2017

Recipe: Date and Walnut Loaf - Baking with Stevia

It's Friday again! What is better than to welcome the weekends with a freshly baked date and walnut loaf? My dear recently brought some really fantastic dates straight from the Holy Land and I decided to mix it up with some flour and what else, the result? Fragrant, moist, and dense bread filled with a nice mixture of dates, walnuts, chocolate chips and raisins. Doesn't that sound like a bite to take in? 


What's better is that there is zero sugar (and low calories) in this loaf! I'm always sceptical about using stevia as a substitute for sugar, but oh boy, the little tablespoon of wonder is able to replace a whole cup of sugar, you know what that means? 

Yup, that's right - guilt-free pleasures!



For those who are wondering, what is stevia? They are a natural sweetener from the chrysanthemum family and are 200 times sweeter than sugar! Yet, this is way healthier and provides an alternative for people who wants to enjoy sweet treats without compromising on the taste. Sounds pretty crazy yeah. Equal has recently launched Equal Gold, sugar-free and contains zero calories within each sachet. Because of its excellent heat stability and quick soluble formula, Equal Gold is the perfect choice to incorporate into your daily cooking and baking!


Friday, May 5, 2017

Buttercake n Cream @ Sunset Way, Singapore

A few days ago on Labour Day, I was searching for a nice cafe to treat my mother, as a thanks for bearing labour pains. The true meaning of this day is definitely not as such, but I don't think we need a reason to treat our mummies to a meal. To be honest, I have been to Buttercake n Cream quite a few times, and I still constantly mispronounce it as "buttercream and cake". This cafe is located in one of the ulu (rural) places in West Singapore, Sunset Way, and serves affordable food and pretty desserts.