Skip to main content

Super easy recipes roundup

With my mum around, I haven’t been doing much cooking at all this past couple of weeks. My mum would definitely have some great recipes to share, so I will aim to do a special one featuring a really nice dish made by her in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, I thought to do a roundup of some of my favourite super-easy recipes I’ve shared in the past – all requiring only a handful ingredients and fool-proof cooking processes…

Homemade microwave kaya (coconut jam)
Made with only four ingredients and whipped up using a microwave oven.
Tastes awesome too when it’s freshly made!

One-minute chocolate mug-cake
Only needs three ingredients and also just zapped in the microwave in a minute.
An instant chocolate cake fix anytime you need it.

One ingredient ice cream
Made with just ONE ingredient with the aid of a food processor
No garbage in it – this is the only ‘ice cream’ my son has tasted and he loves itDSC00777

These recipes are too simple to mess up that you absolutely have to try them.
Do share them with me if you do – I’d love to see how they turn out for you.

Happy Friday everyone!


Linking up to…



  1. i loveeeee kaya, will try the recipe!!

    1. Yes! This one is a must try. No need to buy kaya anymore after you've tried this.

  2. Oh the ice cream! I must try it.
    We must freeze the banana first?

    1. Yes... slice it up before freezing - easier than trying to cut a frozen banana... then into the food processor, start whizzing, and continue to have faith until the magic happens.

  3. I love these fast recipes!
    I would liek to try kaya coz I hadn't got the microwave oven... heh...
    I did try mugcake but I steam them.

    I've heard of the banana ice cream but had yet to try. Will do some day.

    1. Haven't tried steaming a mug cake before... how did it turn out?
      I guess for the kaya, you can always cook the traditional way.
      And yes, the banana ice cream is really yummy for something so simple... I definitely recommend it!

  4. Apologies for this very late visit to you post. I loved these recipes. That cake looks much better than the 5 minute one I have seen before. I will be trying it very soon.

    1. Oh not a problem at all Lisa. It was enough just being able to link up and check out your recipes and other ones who linked up as well.


Post a Comment

Thanks for taking the time to comment - I love reading every single one of them! Although I may not be able to reply to each comment, I will definitely pop over to your blog to say hello.

I love hearing from readers and fellow bloggers alike. If you're a little shy or would like to get in touch with me directly, drop me an email at

Popular posts from this blog

How I use traditional muslin cloths as nappies

This post is for the benefit of my friend Stephanie who has recently made the decision to take the plunge into cloth diapering. She bought a few pieces of MCNs and is expecting a package of two dozen muslin flats. Although I've collected a good stash of modern cloth diapers, muslin flats still form a key part of my cloth diapering system. When I first started using this, I was a little dubious about the absorption power of this seemingly flimsy material. But it’s quite surprising how well it performs… and for such a small cost (sometimes free as these are commonly received as a gift from loving friends/relatives) it’s by far the most economical way to diaper a baby. The first fold I used was the traditional Chinese or Origami fold:

Unfortunately for me, I found that it didn’t hold up very well as my son is a rather heavy wetter and I had yet to discover the use of nappy covers. My other complaint about this fold is that the fold is not really concentrated around the main wetting area.…

An impossible cake

Every now and then, mamas  crave for something sinful and sweet… preferably with a touch of chocolate. Running after a toddler and breastfeeding a baby is really hungry work. I’m not really the sort of person who has their fridge and pantry stocked up with junk food and sweets. But I usually have all the basic ingredients on hand to whip up an indulgent treat when the craving hits.One evening I found myself longing for a bite of some chocolate cake… however being the end of the week, I was out of some core ingredients. Butter. Eggs. Milk. All necessary elements required to make a decent cake. Or so I thought.Then I found this impossible recipe. A cake with no butter, eggs and milk. They’re calling it Crazy Cake. Because you have to be crazy NOT to try it.It’s soooo easy to make, no creaming butter and sugar or electric mixers required. Apparently it can even be mixed together straight in the baking pan, no bowls necessary.Crazy CakeIngredients
1 1/2 cups plain flour
3 tbsp. cocoa
1 cup…

The fluffiest 7-up pancakes

So since our days of just the two of us, one of our favourite Saturday morning routines is to enjoy a slow leisurely breakfast together as a family.Sometimes we have french toast, or oatmeal porridge, or scrambled eggs and sausages, or  egg and toast muffins or homemade bacon and egg mcmuffins, or the classic favourite… Pancakes!I’m a big fan of Macdonald’s hotcakes. I just find their texture so irresistibly fluffy and light. I’ve tried numerous times to re-create the same fluffiness in my homemade pancakes but always to no avail… until recently when I discovered a magic ingredient… 7-up!And best of all, this simple recipe falls under my four ingredients category! So here’s the recipe…Super light and fluffy 7-Up pancakesIngredients
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup 7-Up/Sprite*
1 cup self-raising flour(*Can substitute Sprite/7-Up with any fizzy lemon drink or carbonated water)Whisk eggs, milk and 7-Up/Sprite together until light and frothy. Add in flour and mix well together. Ladle 1/3 cupfuls on…