Monday, 31 March 2014

Air-fried Mozzarella Garlic Prawn

This recipe is actually derived from my mom's pan-fried garlic prawns. I merely tried it using air fryer and added mozzarella cheese for a cheesy crusty top for a change. Credit should go to my mom :)

10 medium size prawns
5 garlic cloves (minced)
Pinch of salt
Mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat AF at 180deg C for 5mins.
2. Add oil & minced garlic and AF for 2mins, stir fry and heat for another 2mins until fragrant.
3. Add the prawns and AF for about 7mins or until cooked. In between I will stir twice to make sure evenly cooked.
4. Sprinkle pinch of salt, stir and add mozzarella cheese.
5. Turn temp to 200 deg C and melt the cheese, takes abt 3-5mins.

I am using Philips air fryer, for this dish I made use of the baking pan to cook everything in it.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Schnauzer Cake

Two of my friends have adopted mini Schnauzers dogs months ago and last Saturday was my first time meeting them (the dogs) at a dog cafe. One of my friends' birthday is approaching so I have decided to bake a cake for him. Since we are all dog-lovers so naturally I wanted to design the cake with some dog elements. Quite challenging for me since it was my first trial piping a dog design. I baked a coffee sponge cake and whipped up kahlua cream as the filling and topping. Here's the Schnauzer cake for my friend.

Recipe of coffee sponge with kahlua cream could be found in my earlier recipe (, I used a different flour brand and added much more kahlua this round and next time I want to add rum perhaps LOL. To pipe the dog design you will need to separate your cream into 2 portions. With a much large portion uncolored for frosting and some to pipe the muzzle part. Color a small portion of cream with black food coloring to achieve grey. Transfer cream into piping bag/ ziplock bag and without the need of any piping tip just snip off the tip of the bag and you may start your pipe. I used 3 slices of strawberries for ears and tongue, 3 chocolate chips for eyes and nose and half a marshmallow as muzzle (fully covered by the white cream in the picture). As for that bone shape biscuit, it was actually a dog treat.

Cake frosted without the dog design yet, I kind of like it simple just like this. Without frosting the sides, just the filling and spreading a layer of cream on top. This frosting design is using a spatula to do dab-n-pull in circular motion from working towards the center.

Molten Lava Cake

I have been hesitating for very long before I attempted to bake this super sinfully-good dessert. Not so much as I am afraid of the extra calories but the heatiness of chocolate is deterring me. Yesterday I gave in, just want to see how difficult it is to achieve the flowing lava inside the cake and to my surprise it is very easy to make. The main idea of this chocolate cake is to make sure that it is underbake so that the center part is uncooked and flow out like hot lava. So if you fail the first time, don't let that stop you. Simply adjust the timing and you will get it.

I reduced the recipe to halve so that I could try it using my air fryer which is older model and having a small capacity. Air fryer recipe is originated from Oven recipe can check from

Ingredients (yields 2 ramekin size)
50g dark chocolate (use chocolate bar and break into pieces or compound chocolate chips from baking store like Phoon Huat)
50g unsalted butter (cut into small pieces)
1 egg
25g castor sugar
10g self-raising flour

1) Melt chocolate and butter using microwave.
2) Beat sugar and egg until frosty and pale with electric whisk.
3) Pour melted chocolate and butter into batter, add flour and mix well with a spatula.
4) Grease 2 ramekins with melted butter and pour the batter. It shouldn't exceed 3/4 full to allow space for expansion. For my standard size ramekins it didn't quite fill up to 3/4.
5) Bake at 180 degree C for 7-8mins using a pre-heated air fryer.
6) Remove from air fryer and leave it to cool for 1-2mins before removing using a knife to loosen the edge.
7) Serve hot with icing sugar or ice-cream.

Such a pity that I couldn't capture the photos nicely due to the fast melting ice-cream, couldn't even see the flowing lava. Next time it shall be ;)

Monday, 3 March 2014

Air-fried Skinny Crust Hawaiian Pizza

Quick and easy fix by using Tortilla wrap as pizza base to achieve a thin crust.

1 Tortilla wrap
1 slice of fresh pineapple (or from can)
2 slices of ham
2 tbsp tomato pasta sauce
Generous serving of Mozzarella cheese
Black pepper & Italian mixed dried herbs (optional)

Packaging of Tortilla wraps

Before air-frying on the grill pan


This is easy, just assemble everything together by
- Spread tomato pasta sauce on wrap
- Arrange diced pineapple and ham all over
- Sprinkle generous serving of cheese
- More pineapples and ham cubes on top
- Sprinkle some black pepper and Italian mixed dried herbs(optional)
- Pre heat Airfryer at 180 deg C and place the pizza in for 7 mins.
- Serve hot and you could sprinkle some Parmesan cheese.

Fruity Pizza on Toast

Did another version using fruits and bread. Instead of pineapple cubes and ham, we used pineapple cubes and banana slices and not forgetting the pasta sauce and lots of cheese. We placed everything on a bread and AF for just 5 mins. Viola! Done! Quick Supper at 11pm! Oh gosh too late to eat but when you are hungry you have to give in...hahaha...