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Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake

It’s been a long time for me to do baking since last time. Recently, my husband starts to have coffee almost everyday. Why doesn’t he have coffee before? That’s because he’s afraid he would be addicted to coffee. But why he drinks coffee now? That’s because he cannot resist the attraction of coffee. Yeah, I know sometimes my husband is so complicated and contradictory.  Sign~

Since he picks up the habit of drinking coffee, baking a coffee cake sounds a good idea to me.


chopped walnut 1 cup

brown sugar  1/4  cup

cinnamon powder 1 tsp

flour  1 tbsp

coffee 2g (I didn’t intend to add coffee. Just that my husband heard I was going to bake a coffee cake. He lent his coffee to me very generously. Yeah, he didn’t know coffee cake is to be served with coffee, not made from coffee.)


For the cake:

butter 1/2 cup

sugar 1 cup

vanilla  1 tsp

egg 2

baking soda 1/2 tsp

baking powder 1 tsp

salt 1/4 tsp

flour 2/3 1 cup

plain yogurt 3/4 cup

preheat oven to 180 degree C.

  1. Cream butter with sugar till light and fluffy.
  2.  Add in vanilla and eggs (one by one).  Mix well.
  3. Mix baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour in a bowl.
  4. Add 1/3 dry ingredients into butter, then 1/2 yogurt. Add the rest dry ingredients and yogurt alternately. Mix well before adding.
  5. Spread 1/2 batter into the baking pan. Sprinkle around 1/3 walnut & cinnamon mixture over it.
  6. Add the rest cake batter, and top with the rest walnut & cinnamon mixture.
  7. Into the oven for 40-50 mins.


Very nice.


Cinnamon Apple Muffins 


1 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1 cup diced Apple

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup milk

For topping:

1/8 cup butter

1/8 cup sugar

1/8 cup flour

2 tbsp cinnamon powder
1. Preheat oven to 190 degree C.

2. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon powder, set aside.

3. Cream butter with sugar till light. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix well.

4. Fold in flour mixture, alternating with milk. Stir till just combined. Fold in Apple dices.

5. Pour batter into muffin pan. Top with crumbs.

6. Bake for 30 mins.


Easy, Healthy Roasted Pumpkin

I love pumpkins. They are sweet, soft and healthy. This way of cooking them just keep their original flavor.

1. Preheat oven to 200 degree C.

2. Clean pumpkin and remove the seeds. Cut them into smaller pieces.

3. Place them in baking pan. Roast for 30 mins.

4. Sprinkle a little cinnamon powder if you like. And roast for another 5-10 mins.

5. Place them in plate. Spread a little salt to strengthen their sweetness.

Cinnamon Rolls

I really wanted to try cinnamon rolls before. And I found this amazing recipe:


I halved the batch and also did a bit change.


For the roll:

4g yeast

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup sugar

40 g margarine 

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

2 cup flour ( I used bread flour)

Filling :

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 1/4 tsp cinnamon 

40 g margarine
1. Dissolve the yeast in warm milk in a large bowl.

2. When the foam starts to show up, add in sugar, margarine, salt, egg and flour. Mix them well.

3. Knead the dough into a big ball. Place the dough in a big bowl, cover it with plastic wrap and put in in warm place till it rises 2 times as big as before.

4. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon together to make filling.

5. Roll the dough with rolling pin into a big and thin piece. 

6. Sprinkle softened margarine on the surface. Then sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon mixture evenly on it.

7. Roll the dough from one eng to the other. 

8. Cut the roll into smaller pieces.

9. Place small rolls in warm place. Cover them with plastic wrap and wait till their size doubles.

10. Preheat oven to 180 degree C. And bake for 20 mins.

Yummy. You can also top with icing you like.

Because I used bread flour, so they are really soft inside.

Easy Crepes


1 cup flour

1 1/2 cups milk

2 eggs

1 tsp vegetable oil (I used olive oil)

1/4 tsp salt

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk into smooth batter.

Heat a non-stick pan on stove with medium heat.

Add 1 big spoonful batter into pan. 

When the bottom turns a bit golden brown, it will be easily to flip over.

Heat the other side for a little while.

For the fillings, you can just spread hazelnut chocolate sauce. Then fold it and dust with icing sugar.

Or you can make cinnamon apple filling:

Melt 2 tsp butter in the pan. Add in 4 tsp brown sugar and 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon. Stir evenly. Add in some small apple pieces. Turn off the stove when apple pieces are coasted with sauce evenly.

You can also change apple to banana.

It tastes really nice.

Cinnamon French Toast


4 pieces of toast

2 eggs

80g milk

25g flour 

30g sugar

1/4 tsp vanilla

1 pinch salt

1 pinch cinnamon 
Except toasts, put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

Dip toast in the batter to let both sides be coated with batter.

Heat 1 tsp butter in the pan. Fry toasts till both sides turn golden brown.

Served with syrup. My husband loves it.

Apple Cake

This is the first time I tried apple cake and it turn out to be very good.

I made changes based on original recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/german-apple-cake-16883

1 egg

90 ml canola oil

150g icing sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

120g flour

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 Apple ( chopped into small pieces)

1. Put egg and oil in a bowl and stir smoothly.

2. Add sugar, vanilla, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir well before adding another.

3. Add in Apple pieces. Mix well.

4. Pour batter into pan.

5. Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Bake for 30 mins. ( because the cake I baked is a small one, so 30 mins is enough. If your cake is bigger, it will take longer time). You can check whether it’s done by a toothpick.

Because I used less sugar, so it’s not that sweet but to me it’s perfect.

I also used homemade caramel sauce as topping. Very tasty.

Crumb Cake

I found the recipe online:


This is my first crumb cake. And It turned out to be a big success. I did a little change based on the original recipe.

For cake:

Butter 60g

Sugar 80g ( I’m afraid the original recipe would be very sweet, so I reduced the sugar)

Egg 1

Milk 80g

Flour 140g

Baking powder 1tsp

Vanilla extract 1/2tsp
For topping :

Biscuit mix is used in original recipe. I changed it. I used flour and ground almond powder instead. I reduced butter and sugar too. Cos my husband is on a diet.

Butter 40g

Sugar 40g

Flour 40g

Ground almond powder 20g

Cinnamon powder 1 tsp
1. Cream butter and sugar.

2. Beat egg and milk, mix with butter.

3. Add flour and baking powder to the butter mixture. Then add in vanilla extract.

4. Pour batter into pan.

5. For topping: put all the topping ingredients in a bowl. Rub them by hand. And they will become crumb.

6. Sprinkle crumb topping over batter in the pan.

7. Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Bake for 30 mins. ( you can check with a toothpick. Poke the cake with toothpick, if it comes out clean, then the cake is done).

Powdered sugar is used to top the cake when cool. I didn’t use it.

It tastes really good. Since I reduced sugar, it’s not too sweet.

The topping is very crunchy.