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Browse our recipes for a healthy take on traditional SE Asian dishes and more, from appetizers to mains to desserts. Buy fresh by buying local. Cook to share with friends and family.

HOME COOKED DISHES

Make This Delicious Banana-Chocolate-Peanut Cake with Caramel Drizzle

Looking to bake something a bit more special than your usual brownie? We’ve got a delicious banana chocolate bundt cake recipe for you today! We’re topping the cake with a smooth caramel drizzle, and you can choose to sprinkle chopped peanuts on top for a little extra crunch. Why bundt cake, you ask? Honestly, bundt cakes turn out looking prettier than other cakes. But if you have a normal cake pan (like the type used for pandan cake), then feel …

Everyone’s Making This: Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Classic cheesecake as we know it has a firm, cheese top with a press-in cookie base. But this basque – or sometimes known as burnt – cheesecake is a crust-less cheesecake, and its filling tastes like a cross between the American cheesecake and the Japanese souffle-type of cheesecake. You will notice that basque or burnt cheesecake recipes generally call for less flour – don’t be alarmed! Less flour means less structure, which is what we’re trying to achieve to get …

Here’s Your Classic, Simple Sourdough Bread Recipe

Perfectly crusty, soft and just a little bit tangy on the inside – sourdough bread is great for sandwiches, dipping into creamy soups, or just good enough with a slab of salted butter. This recipe is a continuation of our first recipe on making your own sourdough starter. If you’ve managed to make your own – congratulations! Just before you rush to use your starter, do a quick check: Is my starter ready to be used?  It is best to …

Make Your Own Sourdough Starter: A Beginner’s Guide

Today, we’ll teach you how to make a beginner sourdough starter at home. What’s needed? Flour, water and patience. Sourdough starter is essentially a live culture of flour and water. This bubbly, tart starter is what makes sourdough bread rise. If you’re making your starter today, chances are you’ll only get to use it for a loaf of bread about seven days later. Yes, that’s right. This starter needs time to cultivate and to grow! A tip for most of …

Go Back To Bread Basics: The Easiest Flatbread Recipe Ever!

Raise your hand if you feel intimidated by the thought of baking your own bread. It’s no secret that bread making is a bit of a science, and requires lots of love and patience too. Fortunately, today we’re exploring a type of bread that you might say is a bit of a ‘hack’. Flatbread! Flatbread is obviously, bread that is flat. But it only requires only an hour of rising action, before you can top this bread dough off with …

You Can Do It Too: Delicious, Crispy Spring Rolls

Imagine this: Bite down on a freshly-friend, wonderfully crisp spring roll with a juicy vegetable and mushroom filling. Sounds good? Are you salivating? Us too – so we’ve got a flaky, juicy, and easy spring roll tutorial for you right here. Spring rolls are a very popular appetizer at restaurants, but they can cost quite a bit, considering the relatively simple ingredients that go into making them. Why not make your own at a fraction of the cost? The best …

Herb Cheese Puffs: A Fluffy, Cheesy, and Savoury Treat

Making choux pastry might sound daunting to the inexperienced baker. But fear not! These savoury cheese puffs while slightly challenging is a good opportunity for you to try your hand at creating tasty puff pastry! Created by Chef CY Phang, these Herb Cheese Puffs are adapted from the French gougères (baked savoury choux pastry mixed with cheese). Creating these treats takes less than an hour, and you’ll be rewarded with fluffy, cheesy and savoury tasty goodies. What are you waiting …

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls: Your Sticky Sweet Afternoon Treat

We love cinnamon rolls, but it isn’t always easy to get them unless you head to a specialty bakery or cafe. Today, we have a homemade cinnamon roll recipe, courtesy of Malaque Mahdaly – you’ll be devouring these sweet, fluffy rolls in no time! *This recipe was first posted on Have Halal Will Travel in November 2019.

BREAD RECIPES

Here’s Your Classic, Simple Sourdough Bread Recipe

Perfectly crusty, soft and just a little bit tangy on the inside – sourdough bread is great for sandwiches, dipping into creamy soups, or just good enough with a slab of salted butter. This recipe is a continuation of our first recipe on making your own sourdough starter. If you’ve managed to make your own – congratulations! Just before you rush to use your starter, do a quick check: Is my starter ready to be used?  It is best to …

Make Your Own Sourdough Starter: A Beginner’s Guide

Today, we’ll teach you how to make a beginner sourdough starter at home. What’s needed? Flour, water and patience. Sourdough starter is essentially a live culture of flour and water. This bubbly, tart starter is what makes sourdough bread rise. If you’re making your starter today, chances are you’ll only get to use it for a loaf of bread about seven days later. Yes, that’s right. This starter needs time to cultivate and to grow! A tip for most of …

Go Back To Bread Basics: The Easiest Flatbread Recipe Ever!

Raise your hand if you feel intimidated by the thought of baking your own bread. It’s no secret that bread making is a bit of a science, and requires lots of love and patience too. Fortunately, today we’re exploring a type of bread that you might say is a bit of a ‘hack’. Flatbread! Flatbread is obviously, bread that is flat. But it only requires only an hour of rising action, before you can top this bread dough off with …

Brown Rice and Quinoa Loaf Bread (Vegan and Celiac Friendly)

Making this bread had been a mission more complicated than we would have anticipated. Because we were trying to create a version of gluten free bread that was free of eggs but would rise normally and retained its softness and moistness inside. After several attempts, we had successfully achieved a recipe that could pass on as loaf bread itself, with the additions of quinoa and brown-rice of course.

Olive and Artichoke Focaccia

The tastes of olives and artichokes are the heroes of this homemade Focaccia bread that can be served as a hearty appetiser or a satisfying breakfast treat. This recipe creates a soft, chewy Focaccia and is complemented by a generous topping of herbs and garlic. Preparation time: 1 hour+ | Cooking time: 25 minutes | Serves: Up to 6

Wheat Germ Buns

Tiny in size, but a nutrient-rich powerhouse, wheat “germ” (short for germination) is the part of wheat that sprouts and grows into a new plant. Despite being the most vitamin- and mineral-rich part of the wheat kernel, it’s left out when wheat is processed into white flour. These buns contain plenty of fiber (such as wholemeal, and wheat germ) which is considered low G.I, that also means, as sugar (glucose) enters gradually and slowly into bloodstream, it causes a steady and well-balanced blood sugar level. It is …

Homemade Cinnamon Buns

These buns make for great breakfast and afternoon tea snacks. Warm and fresh from the oven, they often beat the store-bought variety because we use healthy ingredients. Sweet raisins and ground cinnamon make this one an additionally scrumptious recipe. INGREDIENTS 200 gram bread flour 50 gram Hong Kong flour 7 gram active dry yeast 30 gram milk powder 150 gram brown sugar 5 gram salt 30 gram eggs 130 gram water 25 gram butter   FOR FILLING 25 gram brown …

XXL Otah Buns

Soft, fluffy buns paired with fat chunky homemade fish otah! Topped with mozzarella cheese and parsley, each bite of these XXL otah buns brings a blend of local and western goodness to your palate. Home cook Cheng Geck Chau shares this easy recipe to bake fresh buns lined with a spicy chunk of otak. Read the full article in the recipe and its prep from our friends at Sharefood. No. of servings: 9 – 10 buns Preparation Time: 3 hours …

HOMEMADE DRINKS

Dairy-Free Lemongrass and Almond Milk Shake

A delightful almond milk with lemongrass infusion, perked up with the vitamins of cucumber and topped with citrus syrup; sure to boost your immune system and keep you healthy. INGREDIENTS 2 sticks of lemongrass, crushed 50 gram Japanese cucumber 1 cup almond milk 1 cup ice cube 2 tbsp Sunquick 1 tbsp brown sugar   METHOD 1. Boil lemongrass with almond milk and sugar. 2. In a KENWOOD Blend-Xpro, put in the lemongrass milk mixture, cucumber, ice cube and sunquick. …

Six Super Smoothies to Make You Feel Great

Tossing ingredients into a blender and whirring them into a drink might seem wrong to a true foodie, but embracing the smoothie doesn’t mean abandoning proper meals completely. Consider them a replacement for fast food: When you’re on the go or pushing a deadline, instead of grabbing a burger or ordering a pizza, reach for one of these homemade, nutrient-packed meals in a cup instead. The Green Giant Ingredients: ·          1 cup broccoli florets ·          1 cup spinach leaves · …

DESSERTS & PASTRIES

A Day in the Kitchen with Perfect, Flaky, Buttery Croissants

Here’s a croissant recipe for you to try your hand in creating something from scratch.  Croissants are challenging, as they require patience, mindfulness and attention – just what you need for a day to yourself. Nothing is more therapeutic than watching your lovingly made puff pastry in the oven and be rewarded by a satisfying crunch as you bite into the flaky, buttery croissant.

Your Ultimate Chocolate Cake Recipe

If you grew up reading Roald Dahl books as a child, Matilda was surely one of your favourites. One of the iconic scenes from that book was when protagonist-and-villian of the book Miss Trunchbull challenged a portly, cheeky student named Bruce Bogtrotter to finish an entire chocolate cake as punishment for stealing a slice. Here’s an excerpt from that chapter – just imagine the cake as you read it! “There you are, cook,” the Trunchbull cried. “Bogtrotter likes your cake. …

Make This Delicious Banana-Chocolate-Peanut Cake with Caramel Drizzle

Looking to bake something a bit more special than your usual brownie? We’ve got a delicious banana chocolate bundt cake recipe for you today! We’re topping the cake with a smooth caramel drizzle, and you can choose to sprinkle chopped peanuts on top for a little extra crunch. Why bundt cake, you ask? Honestly, bundt cakes turn out looking prettier than other cakes. But if you have a normal cake pan (like the type used for pandan cake), then feel …

Everyone’s Making This: Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Classic cheesecake as we know it has a firm, cheese top with a press-in cookie base. But this basque – or sometimes known as burnt – cheesecake is a crust-less cheesecake, and its filling tastes like a cross between the American cheesecake and the Japanese souffle-type of cheesecake. You will notice that basque or burnt cheesecake recipes generally call for less flour – don’t be alarmed! Less flour means less structure, which is what we’re trying to achieve to get …

Herb Cheese Puffs: A Fluffy, Cheesy, and Savoury Treat

Making choux pastry might sound daunting to the inexperienced baker. But fear not! These savoury cheese puffs while slightly challenging is a good opportunity for you to try your hand at creating tasty puff pastry! Created by Chef CY Phang, these Herb Cheese Puffs are adapted from the French gougères (baked savoury choux pastry mixed with cheese). Creating these treats takes less than an hour, and you’ll be rewarded with fluffy, cheesy and savoury tasty goodies. What are you waiting …

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls: Your Sticky Sweet Afternoon Treat

We love cinnamon rolls, but it isn’t always easy to get them unless you head to a specialty bakery or cafe. Today, we have a homemade cinnamon roll recipe, courtesy of Malaque Mahdaly – you’ll be devouring these sweet, fluffy rolls in no time! *This recipe was first posted on Have Halal Will Travel in November 2019.

Easy To Make, Melt-In-Your-Mouth Almond Cookies

Buttery, a little bit crumbly, with a warm almond flavour – almond cookies are a hot favourite during festivals like Hari Raya. And once you pop one in your mouth, it’s hard to stop yourself from taking another… and another. Today, we have a family recipe for almond cookies lovingly contributed by Malaque Mahdaly! According to her, this recipe is easy to make, a family favourite, and even if you don’t want to use almonds, you can substitute it with …

Easy Breakfast Ideas For Your Morning Routine: Cinnamon Banana Pancakes

Whether you’re working from home or easing into the weekend, there’s no question that a good and hearty breakfast really helps to kickstart your day. We’ve got the perfect quick recipe for you – pancakes loaded with bananas, with an added dose of cinnamon. You can customize this recipe any way you like it – add sliced strawberries and whipped cream for a more indulgent treat, or perhaps some chocolate chips if you’re a chocolate fan. Also, with all pancakes, …

FREE Tried & Tasted Recipe eBook!

Download our free Tried and Tasted Recipe eBook here. It is packed with step-by-step instructions to cook everything from Blueberry Muffins to Chicken Curry. All these recipes are tried and tested in the Kenwood kitchen using some of our best-known appliances. Enjoy, and Happy Cooking!

SOUPS & STEWS

Quick & Cosy Lunch Idea: Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Creamy, filling, with just the right amount of sweetness. If you’re hard-pressed for time, this sweet potato soup recipe is great to make ahead and heat up whenever you need a fast lunch. This recipe uses coconut milk to achieve a silky smooth texture, and a little bit of orange juice for a barely-there citrus kick! We like pairing this comforting soup with a toasted slice of sourdough bread.

Fast Lunch Ideas – Creamy Carrot Soup!

This soup makes a perfect starter for Christmas dinners, it is the explosion of flavour in this recipe that is so exciting – the use of carrots and cashew-nuts provides the sweetness and a thick, creamy consistency, while roasted chili and spices provide an extra dimension for the taste buds. This recipe uses KENWOOD kFLEX. Serves 2.

Cassoulet

Cassoulet originated from the Languedoc region of southern France, and originally consisted of haricot beans cooked in a stew pot with pork rind and seasoning. Over the years many different versions have evolved, and the recipe below is based on the Toulouse version. It’s open to interpretation of course, but don’t worry about authenticity; instead, just enjoy it for what it is – a delicious, rich dish that’s a classic of French country cooking. Preparation time:  1 hour | Cooking time: 2 hours 10 minutes | …

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

A popular starter/appetizer that is often served with garlic bread or toasts or croutons. Usually added with cream for the creamy texture.

Rustic Sweet Potato & Bean Soup with Kaffir and Lemongrass

Soya beans are a complete source of amino acids essential to good nutrition and favoured by vegetarians and vegans. They are rich in both soluble and insoluble fibre which can ease digestion and they also boast high levels of isoflavones to boot! Black soya beans in particular, are reported to have higher levels of flavonoids stored in their dark coloured coats. This rustic soup has a combination of white and black soya beans, made heartier with generous chunks of sweet …

ABC Soup with Radish Noodle

ABC Soup is undeniably the all-time-favorite to many families. The reason is simple, as its name suggest, it is as simple as A-B-C to cook and delicious to drink. We also found that ABC also refers to the nutrition content of this recipe, such that Vitamin A (from the Carrots), Vitamin B ( from the Potatoes) and Vitamin C (from the Tomatoes). This recipe uses the Spiralizer – FGP200WG Ingredients 1 big radish 1 pcs sweet corn, chop into 4 parts …