My Yummy Apple Pie

My Yummy Apple Pie

The aroma of apples and spices filling the kitchen while baking this Apple Pie recipe is enough to make your mouth water. Last year, my hubby´s work colleague gave us 3 bags full of apples from his own orchard. We were really thankful but I did not know what to do with all those apples??!! So I looked up for some Apple Pie recipes. I found lots of them, tried some but really like only one or two, like the really Easy Apple Crumble. So when I was getting the hang of making…Read more→
Filipino Style Chicken Curry with coconut milk

Filipino Style Chicken Curry with coconut milk

 Living far away from home, one of the things that I miss is my mama´s cooking. What I do is ask her for recipes when we chat and try to replicate the dish as exactly as I can to lessen my homesickness and feel at home again. This Chicken Curry Recipe was the first one I asked her.   Although she usually cooks it with chicken, I also tried it with various meat like pork, beef, and turkey (breast) and they all turned out really good. Now it is Armin's all-time favorite dish. Filipino…Read more→
Pan Roast Beef with Gravy Sauce

Pan Roast Beef with Gravy Sauce

This Pan Roast Beef recipe is very easy and does not require using an oven as it is cooked over the pan(or skillet). But the result is just as yummy and a beef that is so tender!   Another quick and easy recipe if you are in a hurry. Can be served with mashed potatoes or beans for a complete meal for Lunch or Dinner.   Print Pan Roast Beef with Gravy Sauce Author: Bebs Prep time:  1 hour Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  1 hour 15 mins Serves: 2-3   Ingredients 500g Beef (Brisket or…Read more→
Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

When it comes to cakes, as far as I can remember, Banana Cake has always been my favorite, and so, it only made perfect sense that it was the very first cake that I tried baking way back when I decided to learn the craft. I have to admit though, the first few attempts were not so successful- it was either too sweet or too dry or too moist and, at one time, even burnt!!! But after trying different recipes and many attempts, I am now able to say, I have the perfect recipe…Read more→
Basic (Yellow) Cake Recipe

Basic (Yellow) Cake Recipe

   If you are just starting to learn how to bake, you should at least know how to make a basic cake. From there you can go a long way, as other recipes require this and vary only on the filling or frosting that you will use. Here is a simple and easy basic cake recipe that I really love to make because it is moist and taste really good.   Print Basic (Yellow) Cake Recipe Author: Bebs Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  35 mins Total time:  45 mins Serves: 8   Ingredients 2½…Read more→
How to bake a moist cake or cupcakes?

How to bake a moist cake or cupcakes?

    Do you ever wonder why some cakes or cupcakes are dry? It´s like eating cotton or saw dust, you need to drink in between bites or you´ll choke!!!   One time I gave my neighbor some cupcakes (I usually tend to baked too much). She came back to me the next day asking how was it that they are moist unlike when she makes them herself, her own daughter complains that it is always dry. I like cakes and cupcakes that are a bit moist. But how do you achieve this? Is…Read more→
How can you make cake bake evenly all the time???

How can you make cake bake evenly all the time???

It is annoying when after having found a perfect cake recipe and doing all preparations meticulously, then only to see the finish product to be not as perfect as it should look. Either they turn out lopsided or have a 'dome' in the center because of uneven rising during baking. I read somewhere that others use flower nails, like the one in the picture on the right, and place it upside-down it in the middle of the pan. They say it evens out the heat while baking and avoid that the sides to bake faster…Read more→
Preparing pans before baking

Preparing pans before baking

  Most recipes call for the pans to be greased and floured prior to baking as this will prevent the cake from sticking to the sides and bottom of the pan. I have tried the greasing and flouring method and it worked fine for me...until I learned about greasing and lining method! It is more hassle free than the grease and flour method. For one, the cake will not have the added flour that will turn out as crumbs all around the cake when baked which could sometimes make a bit of mess if…Read more→