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Showing posts with label Bakery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bakery. Show all posts

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Travel Cake Launch By Anchor Food Professionals

Anchor Food Professionals, the food services arm of Fonterra Brands Malaysia have just launched the Quintessential Travel Cake, for this forthcoming festive season at its selected bakery partners across the country.

The Anchor Travel Cake series are quintessential butter loaf cakes made with Anchor Tinned Butter and is inspired By France 'Gateaux De Voyage' delicious speciality cakes made with high-quality butter brought on a journey from one place to another by travellers.

Three (3) variants of the Anchor Travel Cakes will be launched in 15 selected bakeries nationwide, and over 57 outlets starting from 1st December 2016. Consumers can look forward to enjoying the 
Chocolate Prune Travel Cake which is a mixture of pitted prune, apricots and dark chocolates chunks encased in a moist chocolate butter cake. Secondly, the Earl Grey Apricot Travel Cakes, will delight tea lovers as it has Earl Grey infused apricots in a fragrant Earl Grey Tea butter cake and lastly the Orange Cranberry Travel Cake is loaded with plump and juicy cranberries are soaked in orange juice, in a buttery orange scented cake.

The Anchor Travel Cakes were created by Anchor Professionals Pastry Chefs using Anchor Tinned Butter. Anchor Tinned Butter is the ideal butter for travel cakes as it is made from pure butter and natural dairy from grass-fed cows in New Zealand. It is a premium butter perfect for baked goods as it is aromatic and has a soft and smooth texture. Anchor is the leading brand in the food services dairy segment. it is a brand under dairy Fonterra, from New Zealand.

Speaking at the launch of the Anchor Travel Cakes, Ms Linda Tan, Director of Anchor Food Professionals Malaysia, explained that the travel cakes were inspired by the upcoming festivities which is all about gifting and sharing.

"With the Anchor Travel Cakes, we hope to bring back the old delightful tradition of getting and sharing cakes during festivities, with ideas and inspiration on how to personalised the cakes to be enjoyed at home, or given as gourmet gifts for different occasions," she said.

"It definitely makes a difference when you use pure butter for travel cakes, and Anchor Tinned Butter is ideal as it has a richer aroma and is shelf stable," added Ms Tan.

While the Travel Cakes are perfect to be enjoyed on their own with coffee or tea, the Anchor Food Professionals Pastry Chefs took the experience a notch up by demonstrating ways to enhance the enjoyment of the cakes by serving them up as cake pops; simply sliced and served with ice cream, or glazed for personal touch.

The Anchor Travel Cakes will be available in over 57 outlets of the following bakeries:

RT Pastry House
boite a bijoux
Thyme Bakery and Trendy Bakery - Klang Valley
Kek Sayang - Kedah
Savour @ Bread History - Penang
The Baker's Hut - Perak
Born & Bread - Perak
Happy Angel's Cake - Perak
Seremban Toast House - Negeri Sembilan
Baker's Ville - Johor
Walnut Bakery - Sabah
Taka Cake House
MA Baker
Farley Bakery - Sarawak

The Anchor Travel Cakes that will be available at these outlets will vary in the presentation, size packaging based on each bakery's unique customer preference.

As part of the campaign, Anchor Food Professionals will be giving away a set of designer dessert spoons with every purchase of 2 travel cake during its availability at the partner bakeries from 1st Dec 2016 to 31st January 2017.

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Friday, 18 November 2016

Village Grocer Delicious Baked Cheese Tarts Secret Formula Revealed

We had the opportunity to find out first-hand, Village Grocer baked cheese tarts secret at a recent event held recently at Village Grocer SS15, Courtyard Subang Jaya, Selangor.

At hand to reveal this secret formula is non-other than Chef May Foo. If you are one of those that loves baked cheese tarts, the following secret formula will make you droll and you can use it to make these delicious cheese tarts; which is unveiled here for the first time.

"When we were putting together the recipe for the tarts, we looked at ingredients from all around the world and finally settled on a dairy-rich, cheese-based cake using New Zealand dairy," says Chef Foo. The secret is very simple; it is by always using the finest quality ingredients from New Zealand such as the dairy products like Anchor butter, cream and cream cheese from Anchor which are known for its richness, creaminess and high protein added Chef Foo.

What makes Village Grocer Cheese Tart special; is the used of 2 types of Anchor cheese to create the soft and fluffy filling which is Cream Cheese and Parmesan Cheese. 

Chef May Foo started her revelation with the preparation and baking of the tart pastry as per the enclosed recipe. She explains that if you always used the right quality product, in this case, she has formulated the recipe around the high-quality New Zealand product you will always be able to get the same top quality result. 

But for those that just wanna enjoys this tasty tart without all the baking hassle; can easily purchase this daily freshly made tarts at all Village Grocers outlet. And for those that would love to bake this Cheese tart, here are the 4 recipes that are shared by her.

 which the first is the Original Lava Cheese Tarts - A rich, tangy and smooth cream cheese filling on a buttery, crunchy crust. 

Second Recipe - Matcha Lava Cheese Tarts - A must try for all the green tea's lovers, the filling is made with premium imported Matcha powder and azuki beans.

Third Recipe - PIC's Nutty Whittakers Tart

and the Final Recipe - Jazz Apple Frangipane Tart

Keeping to the New Zealand theme, customers can also buy the Anchor dairy products in store and bake their own favourite tarts;  Other ingredient used in the recipe for the apple tarts and nutty chocolate tart which is New Zealand apples, the Pic's peanut butter and Whittaker's Dark Ghana chocolates are also available at Village Grocer.

For those heading to Village Grocer to buy these tarts, there is an ongoing promotion for the delicious Baked Cheese Tarts where for every 5 tarts purchased you will get 1 free tarts.

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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Setapak Cafe : La Figue Cafe Bakery Restaurant PV128 Setapak - A Neighbour Cafe

Setapak is well known for many of its food offerings. We came about La Figue Cafe Bakery Restaurant formerly known Tappers Cafe which is located at PV128 Setapak which was recently opened for some western food with a local touch.

La Figue Cafe Bakery Restaurant Address
G-M 26, PV128, Jalan Genting Kelang,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

At La Figue Cafe Bakery Restaurant; one of its key offerings is that food must be served in a jiffy especially for lunch customers where time is limited. For those that have the time, you can sit in; to enjoy the colonial setting that this cafe offers.

At La Figue Cafe Bakery Restaurant, it is a 2 in one cafe where freshly baked pastries are offered to its customers.

Each of these pastries is baked in small quantity and only when it is finished, a new batch will go into the oven; this is to ensure customers will not have to live with stale pastry and wastages.

We started our review with a hearty Big Breakfast Set (RM13.90). Customers have the option to choose either the Chicken Ham or Beef Bacon. The set comes with sauteed mushroom, scrambled eggs, a piece of hash brown, sausage, baked beans and a piece of toast. For any order of the breakfast set, it is served with either a cup of tea or coffee.

Next, we tried out some of the Lunch Set promotion; the first of which is the Hainanese Chicken Chop (RM13.90).  The Chicken chop is fried to a nice brown crisp and is served with baked potatoes, carrots, and green beans. Customers have a choice of whether to have their Hainanese sauce served separately or as a topped on to the Chicken Chop.

For fans of creamy carbonara, this second Lunch Set which is the Spaghetti Carbonara With Chicken Ham (RM14.90) will surely be your choice.

The next dish is suitable for a vegan or non-meat eater as the spaghetti is cooked Aglio Olio and topped with a sauteed mushroom sauce with a Fried Tofu. The tofu steak is lightly coated with a special batter and then lightly fried to give you a nice bite texture. This dish is called Spaghetti Aglio Olio With Tofu Steak (RM13.90).

the last lunch set, we had; is the Fish and Chip Set (RM13.90). Kids will normally like this as it is very easy to eat and the dish is served with French Fries and coleslaw. For all the set lunch orders; for an additional of RM1.00 customer get to order a Honey Lemon, Lemon Tea, Lime Juice or  Sirap Bandung.

We then moved on to taste 3 more dishes from the La Figue Cafe Bakery Restaurant menu; the first of which is the Chicken Chop With Mushroom Sauce (RM14.90). This is quite similar to the Hainanese Chicken Chop except that the sauce is the Mushroom sauce and the sides are the fried potatoes wedges.

followed by the Chicken Parmigiana (RM14.90). The fried boneless chicken thigh is topped with a melted cheese and served with French Fries and Salads.

the last dish from the main menu that we had is the Chicken Picatta (RM13.90). We really like the savory capers sauce that came with the grilled chicken breast. This chicken dish is served with mash potatoes with a nice brown sauce. Perfectly complimented to the chicken meat.

At La Figue Cafe Bakery Restaurant, there also serves an array of Pizza which has a thin crust base that gives a crunchy bite. The first Pizza we tasted is the Margarita Pizza (RM12.90), which is topped with tomatoes, basil, and cheese.

Next, we had the Hawaiian Pizza (RM13.90). Comprising of small chunks of chicken meat with pineapples and a generous amount of cheese topping.

The last Pizza is the Okonomi Pizza (RM13.90), this is a fusion pizza which is married to a Japanese influence that uses a mayonnaise-based with a topping of Bonito flakes.

Overall we find the La Figue Cafe Bakery Restaurant offering a wide variety of popular Western fares in a nice cozy environment without burning a big hole in your wallet.

La Figue Cafe Bakery Restaurant Address and Location Map

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Old Klang Road Food | Le Pont Boulangerie et Cafe - Sweet Sensation - New French Dessert Crafted Just For You.

For those that are a real fans of desserts, you would probably heard about Le Pont Boulangerie et Cafe located at 6, Lorong 1/137c, Batu 5, Old Klang Road 58000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan. +BestRestaurant ToEat was invited to taste this newly launched dessert series aptly named the Sweet Sensation to mesmerise your taste-buds to this French love affair for pastry, desserts and coffee.

The inspiration behind the name Le Pont (French for ‘The Bridge’) comes from the desire to capture the vision of a unique space where people can come together and forge new friendships and the aspiration to create a food & beverage concept where food and drink connect seamlessly.

Le Pont Boulangerie et Cafe has a modern yet comfortable cafe cuisine setup; serving traditionally artisanal yet innovative breads and pastries for all to enjoyed with the custom-roasted house blend coffee and specially-crafted drinks.

Le Pont Boulangerie et Cafe during the month of March and April 2016 is having this special Sweet Sensation dessert series; which marries the exquisite taste of its specialty crafted Coffee and desserts.The Sweet Sensation features world famous coffee presented in a unique serving style together with six signature desserts that will leaves your sweet tooth cravings.

Central to the entire menu is the Coffee Origin Platter (RM18.90) which is a captivating three-in-one serving style of the Himalaya Supersonic blend. As Head of Coffee David Leong quips; to enjoy this coffee platter we start off with the filtered brew which exudes out only the pure and natural taste of this highly sought after bean from El Salvador; Next we tasted a coffee mocktail which was sweeten by the blue berry syrup with a tinge of lemon. Finally; is to taste the aromatic espresso brewed with textured milk which enhances the full aroma of the special blend.

To paired with this special coffee brew, Pastry Chef Padzli has specially created a delectable short crust pastry baked with coffee mix from the Himalaya SuperSonic beans. We were very impressed by the after taste of the soft chilled brulee like texture of the filling. The distinctive aroma of the coffee taste lingers in our mouth long after we have eaten the pastry. Diners can savour as a single slice of this Coffee Tart at RM12.90 or the whole tarts at RM43.90.

Next on the table was the Le Pomme (Warm Apple Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream) RM15.90. We love the flaky, fluffy texture and the buttery taste of the tart which has a nice crisp when bitten into it; while the thinly sliced apples which was cooked; has a nice texture coupled with the soft vanilla ice cream was a real treat to tantalized our sweet tooth.

This is then followed by the Le Noisette (Crunchy Hazelnut and Chocolate Bar with Mascaporne Cream) RM 17.90. The slight crunch when you cut out the pastry which has a rich hazelnut taste was nicely paired with the Mascaporne Cream and served with strawberries at the sides to give you a blend of a slight sourish sweet taste.

Next is the Peach Melba (RM16.90). This dessert is more like a parfait in which you can taste the different texture as you dig into this special serving glass. The middle section which has soft sorbet like texture has a tinge of tangy taste from the peach while after a few scoop, you will discover the taste of the light crunch of the Almond crumble.

The second last dessert on the table is the Apple Crumble Tart (RM10.90). As with the earlier Apple Tart, it is the same cut apples which is served on a bed of frangipane and topped with Almond Crumble.  There is a hint of light cinnamon taste in the filling.

The last dessert under the Sweet Sensation series is the Caramel & Mixed Nuts Tarts (RM 10.90). This is a baked short crust pastry filled with mixed nuts and soft caramel that is topped with chocolate mousse; which has a velvety texture and a generous spread of mixed nut at the bottom of the chocolate mousse making is an enticing taste to nuts lovers with a sweet taste.

Overall, Le Pont Boulangerie et Cafe do offers great coffee with a fine Sweet Sensation dessert for the month of March and April for you to savour and indulge in this delicious dessert offering with your families and friends.