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5 Trendy Foods That You Can Make At Home

[fa icon="calendar"] Sep 21, 2020 8:00:00 PM / by Strada Visual Lab

It’s no doubt that the Circuit Breaker has turned many Singaporeans into Circuit Bakers! After all, food brings families together, and with limited activities to do at home, baking and cooking are excellent options that you can do with your family. Although the Circuit Breaker period is over, it shouldn’t prevent you and your family from continuing to prepare yummy meals together. Short of ideas? Read on, to discover some trendy food ideas that should keep you covered!

Dalgona coffee

Calories: 270 per serving

dalgona coffee

Unless you have been living under a rock, you would probably have heard of Dalgona coffee by now.

Soft, foamy whipped coffee is placed on top of fresh milk to create this unique beverage. Apart from being super Instaworthy, it’s also really simple to make, as only a few affordable ingredients are required. However, depending on how much sugar and the type of milk you use, Dalgona coffee can add up to 300 calories in your diet!

But don’t fret. You can easily turn to some healthier alternatives if you’re watching your weight. You can use skimmed milk instead of full-cream milk, or whipped coconut cream in place of sugar. In that way, you’ll still get the signature fluffy texture and a treat that’s a little kinder to your waistline!

Check out the recipe here.


Basque burnt cheese cake

Calories: 470 per serving (1 slice)

burnt cheesecake

Move aside, well-decorated cakes with intricate piping and fancy ingredients, because ugly cakes are taking over! At first glance, you could be forgiven for wondering if this was a victim of some baking mishap. But take our word for it when we tell you that it’s way more delicious than it looks.

Originating in Basque Country, Spain (which explains its name), this rustic cheesecake is charred on the outside to give its creamy, custardy centre a burst of much-needed acidity. Like Dalgona coffee, it’s easy to make and only requires a few basic ingredients. However, cream cheese and heavy cream make this a calorie-heavy dessert… so just remember, sharing is caring!

Check out the recipe here.


Focaccia art

Calories: 168 calories per serving

focaccia art

Whoever says that bread is boring has probably never heard of focaccia art. Apart from simply making this chewy bread, home bakers have taken it a step further to decorate it with herbs, spices and veggies.

What we love about this idea is that you can make use of any ingredients you like, and that includes leftover food to prevent food wastage! Thankfully, this food trend isn’t a calorie-heavy one with the bread ranging from about 100-200 calories depending on your choice of ingredients. All you need is a dash of creativity to turn a plain loaf of bread into a work of art!

Check out the recipe here.


Banana bread

Calories: 229 calories per serving

banana bread

Are you looking for a way to use your overripe bananas? Then do try making banana bread! This delicious treat has proven to be very popular among home bakers during the Circuit Breaker period because of its easy preparation method and affordable ingredients. What’s more, banana bread is nutritious, and bananas are known to aid in digestion, boost immunity and improve your blood pressure.  

Check out the recipe here.


Famous Amos cookies

Calories: 146 calories (per 4 cookies)

chocolate chip cookies

If you’re a fan of Famous Amos’ crunchy cookies, you must have missed having them during the Circuit Breaker period when the Famous Amos outlets were closed. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and thankfully, one talented home-baker in Malaysia has shared a recipe to enable you to replicate Famous Amos cookies at home. Those who have tried baking these cookies at home claim that it really does taste similar to the original Famous Amos cookies! If you’re feeling curious, why not give this recipe a try?

Check out the recipe here.

Now that you’ve gotten some ideas, it’s time to get cooking. Share your creations on social media and tag us so that we can see your yummy masterpieces! Good luck!


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