Tag Archives: peanut butter

Nasi Lemak Cupcakes

This creation is made possible for Stephanie and her husband, Kelvin. I had asked for “weird ingredients” to work with and they offered to let me experiment with this small jar of anchovy paste they had brought back from South Africa. I’ve been dragging my feet over working with this ingredient for a while due to work and I’m glad that I’ve finally gotten round to it.

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Banana & Choc Chip Cupcakes with Peanut Butter & Jelly Frosting

I discovered peanut butter pretty late in my life. But it was love at first taste. For me, I prefer the crunchy variety more than the creamy ones. I mean, seriously, it’s peanuts! Nuts ARE supposed to be crunchy, no? The creamy ones just taste over-processed. This recipe uses crunchy peanut butter – unsweetened. The jelly part of the frosting involves mixing your favorite berry jam into half the buttercream.

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Lemon Bar with Peanut Butter and Shredded Coconut

I was inspired to make myself some lemon bars after seeing a picture of them on my best friend Jing’s Facebook Wall. I had never tasted lemon bars my whole life so I was curious about them. She took hers to a BBQ party and it did sound like a refreshing end to a smoky meal! Upon further research, I discovered they are quite easy to make and are great as a party treat!

Flavor Notes:
Instead of dusting the bars with icing sugar, I sprinkled mine with dried coconut flakes. I was craving for something richer too so I added a thin layer of unsalted peanut butter between the crust and the lemon curd.

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