Saturday, January 29, 2011

Aspiring Bakers #3: Bunny Pineapple Tarts and my 1st Giveaway

It's going to be Rabbit year! After seeing Peng's Kitchen cute bunny pineapple tarts, I made a whole batch of them. However, they look more like hamsters than rabbits. Anyway, rabbits do like a bit like hamsters right? :)

I'm using the same recipe as last year's Golden Pillow Pineapple Tarts. The shaping method is the same too. Just remember to snip the ears and poke the eyes with a skewer.

These are the bunnies before baking. I learn from Cook.Bake.Love's method of glazing pineapple tarts. Add a few drops of water to 1 egg yolk. Bake in the oven for about 6 minutes first, remove from oven to apply egg wash, then put back to oven and continue to bake until done.

I am submitting this cookie to Aspiring Bakers #3: My Favourite CNY Cookie (Jan 2011), hosted by j3ss kitch3n.


Today, my page counter finally hits the 500,000 mark. That's half a million and I take more than 3 years to reach this. My first post was written on 21 June 2007. To me, it's a very hard-to-remember date and I have never celebrated any blog anniversary because I never remember this date.

I think it is time to shown some appreciation to all my readers who have been following me all the while, leaving wonderful comments and encouragement. I know some readers have been with me, reading silently. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Although it's a virtual world and we have never met before, blogging gives me the satisfaction that real life doesn't and makes baking more fun.

To thank everyone, here's my first blog giveaway.

Yummy Cheesecake 美味芝士蛋糕 which contains 38 baked cheesecakes recipes, written in both English and Chinese.

1. Baked Strawberry Cheesecake
2. Bananarama Cheesecake
3. Blueberry Cheesecake
4. Apple Pie Cheesecake
5. Mango Macadamia Cheesecake
6. Jackfruit Cheesecake
7. Pineapple Cheesecake
8. Apricot Cheesecake
9. Orange Sour Cream Topped Cheesecake
10. Orange and Chocolate Chips Cheesecake
11. Baked Lime Cheesecake
12. Citrus Cheesecake
13. Lemon Curd Cheesecake
14. Double Cheesy Cheesecake
15. Cookie and Cream Cheesecake
16. Chocolate Feather-Patterned Cheesecake
17. Black and White Cheesecake
18. Almond Crumble Cheesecake
19. Creamy Sweet Corn Cheesecake
20. Yam Cheesecake
21. Velvety Honey Cheesecake
22. Rum and Raisin Cheesecake
23. Bailey Coffee Cheesecake
24. Caramel Cheesecake
25. Creamy Coconut Cheesecake
26. Orange Cheese Dome
27. Cream Cheese and Mixed Fruit Butter Cake
28. Prune Cheese Pound Cake
29. Carrot Cheesecake
30. Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
31. Tiramisu Torte
32. Cream Cheese Chiffon Cake
33. Pandan Cheese Chiffon Cake
34. Honey Cheese Swiss Roll
35. Mocha Light Cheesecake
36. Cotton Cheesecake
37. Poppy Seeds Cheese Cup Cakes
38. Chocolate Chips Cheesecake Muffins

I do not own this book. I bought this book specially for the giveaway and there is only 1 copy. After flipping it through, I found that I have actually tried Mocha Light Cheesecake from this book before. I must have copied it down when browsing at the bookstore. So the lucky winner of this book, remember to share the recipes with me. :)

To take part in this giveaway, just leave a comment telling me which cheesecake(s) you will like to try baking from this book if you win and why. Winner will be picked using a random number generator.

The closing date is: 4 Feb 2011 before 12 midnight.

This is open to everyone who has a Singapore or Malaysia mailing address.


  1. I want to try baking yam cheesecake! It combines two of my favorite - Yam & cheesecake, bet it tastes wonderful . ;)

  2. your pineapple bunnies are so cute!

    i want to try velvet honey cheesecake! never tried honey in cheesecake before curious about the taste!

  3. I like your pineapple bunnies, they are fat and cute!!!

    I would like to try baking blueberry cheesecake because Gabriel likes blueberry! 祝你新年快乐!

  4. SSB, ur bunnies are so cute!!! :)

    i want to try chocolate chips cheesecake muffins cos my kids are crazy about chocolates, and i so far havent found any cheesecake recipe that my kids like

    i'll make baileys coffee cheesecake for me and DH - we love baileys! :)

  5. I like to bake lemon curd cheesecake. Tangy taste of the lemon is my favourite.

  6. I have always been making no-bake cheesecake before I bought my oven... Been wanting to try baking cheesecake, but to no avail... So I wanna try ALL the recipes!!! Haha!
    Btw, my b'day is on 21 June :D

  7. Hello this is my first time ever commenting on your blog! All this while I've been silently admiring your wonderful bakes, hurhur (:
    I've always loveeeed oreos, so I'd want to bake the COOKIES AND CREAM cheesecake!

  8. congrats, SSB .... for hitting 500k!! :)

  9. the rabbit cookies are so adorable!! i bet they'll be a hit with the kids.

    Rum and Raisin Cheesecake for me!...because i'm an alcoholic :P

  10. Congrats SSB,i would like to try bailey coffee dad likes bailey and coffee, so i rhink the combination of these two will make the best birthday cake for him.

  11. Hi SSB,
    Your bunny pineapple tarts is very cute. It sure takes a lot of efforts to pinch the ears and add the eyes!

    I would like to win this baking book and try baking a Bailey Coffee Cheesecake. This is because I still have a bottle of Bailey's, awaiting to be used!

    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity.

    Here's wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous lunar new year!

  12. So cute bunny pineapple tarts, creative...

    I will want to try double cheesy cheesecake, it sounds rich and full of cheese... Yummy... Hehehe... :)

  13. I would want to try ALL of them IF POSSIBLE :P since my hubby is such a cheese lover. My self got addicted too, of course!

    Happy CNY!

  14. oh wow. this blog is so awesome...
    Gotta follow it. Or bookmark.

    Anyway, gotta try making blueberry cheesecake! That's my absolute favorite, i just gotta try!

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot ocm

  15. Cookies and cream!!! My family's all time favourite !!!

  16. Mocha Light Cheesecake and cotton cheesecake...

    I like those Japanese type of cheesecake when it is not too rich yet full of cheesy flavours..

    Tried once or twice but it didn't turned out quite the way I hoped it did...

    Maybe this book will helps~

  17. The pineapple bunnies are so cute, I love them! I would like to try Mocha Light Cheesecake since I'm a coffee lover :)

  18. Congrats for meeting this counter number!
    Really love your rabbit pineapple tarts. It is so adorable.
    I will go for velvety honey check cake. So the lucky one, can pls share this recipe? Tks.

  19. hamsters, bunnies whatever they might be, they look so kawaii ne! tempting me to try out the recipe as well! grrr....

    Definitely rum and raisin cheesecake for me! That's my favorite Haagen Dazs flavour! Can imagine how heavenly the whole cake would be smelling of bacardi!

  20. I'd love to try the "Pandan Cheese Chiffon Cake" as my BF isn't a huge fan of desserts and with me being an avid baker, I'm trying to make him have a sweet tooth (Like me!). He loves pandan so I'm hoping it'll win him over!

  21. Bunny pineapple tart looks delicious & love way you did them...

  22. SSM....waaahhhh cute bunnies!! to cute to pop them into mouth ^-^

    I would love to try every recipe in the Yummy Cheesecake cos each of everyone sounds so delicious!!

  23. I'd like to try the Bailey Coffee! Cos I like Baileys, and I just bought a bottle...


  24. your pineapple tarts look soooo cute! :)

    i'd definitely go for cookies and cream cheesecake, because i love this combi!

  25. tiramisu torte because it just sounds so delicious & perfect for my sister's birthday cake!

  26. Hi! Definitely Jackfruit Cheese cake! Because I want to have a taste Of how cheese + exotic jackfruit would be like!!

  27. Hi,

    I would like to try out the blueberry cheesecake. I always failed to bake with blueberry. I am hoping to success on it.

    Cheers and wish me luck on winning.

    Happy Lunar New Year.


  28. Ur bunny pineapple tarts are so cute....and u really make the whole batch into bunnies...good effort.

    I will choose Bailey Coffee cheesecake because I like to have liquor in my bake and I am a coffee lover too!

    Happy CNY to you!

  29. congrats on the milestone! love the kawaii tarts... almost too cute to eat.

    I would like to try Double Cheesy Cheesecake if I win because I'm a cheese lover and I like the double dose of cheese. Happy CNY!! :)

  30. congrats SSB! also, thumbs up to those cute bunny pineapple tarts! so cute! (:

    i'll choose jackfruit cheesecake! i like jackfruit and is so cool that is use to bake cheesecake! either im sua ku or uncommon, i've not heard of it before! definitely worth the try (:

    happy lunar new year to you and your family (: (:

  31. The bunnies are so cute!

    The yam cheesecake sounds interesting.

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  33. It would be yam cheesecake as my mother-in-law loves yam.

  34. congratulation on your miles stone ☺..oh !! I love to collect bake and cook book ..maybe I should try my luck here..Velvety Honey Cheesecake
    sound interesting...Happy CNY to you and family!!

  35. If i'm the lucky one..I wld v.much wanting to try on Rum & raisin cheesecake..

    I've always love this 2 combine be it in ice-cream, cakes or whatever.. oh my, saliva start drooling just thinking abt it :P

  36. I really like the bunny pineapple tarts, it's real cute! I would like to try to make it next year. Thanks for sharing and you've a blessed lunar new year!

  37. Honey Cheese Swiss Roll!!!
    It's a combination of my favorites~

    Happy Chinese New Year to everyone!!
    Huat ah!! =P

  38. I like your bunnies!!! They are so cute. I would love to try out Cream Cheese and Mixed Fruit Butter Cake from this book. Here wishing you and your family Gong Xi Fa Cai!!

  39. Hi,

    It is my first time commenting at your blog and your bunny pineapple tarts look really cute!

    I would like to try Double Cheesy Cheesecake as I love cheese and is curious how this will taste. =)

  40. I would like to try all if possible since I am a cheesecake lover and surrounded me, there are a lot of cheesecake lovers too hahaha... but if have to choose one will be tirimisu torte, this used to be my favourite, I must ordered a slice whenever I was at any cafe serving this cake but dunno why, still now I have not got my hand on it.

  41. i would like to try the Cookie and Cream Cheesecake as its my & my family fav. and i have always wanted DIY a cheesecake.. but till now have not try... the other cake i like to try is Lemon Curd Cheesecake... coz lemon curd has always been my fav ... actually wanted to try alot of it... but think i just list dwn 2 1st :)

    elaine shim