Jam Filled Chia Seeds Muffins – Delishar

I have been down with a bacteria infection a week ago, that left me pretty weak. It was not a good feeling being sick. Fatigue, bodyache, coughing my lungs out, runny nose, and a fever that spiked to 41*C. Luckily there were some pockets of time where I felt a little better, with the help of fever reducer and pain killers.

Perhaps it was because I was ill that I was craving for something sweet but not junk. I’ve had plans to bake the kids a treat before I fell sick. So I took the opportunity when I felt a little more energetic to whip up a simple one bowl bake to satisfy my craving, and made breakfast for the kids at the same time.

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It was also this period that Alce Nero, in partnership with Singapore Home Cooks Facebook Group, sent me a bag full of healthy organic goodness! Do visit Singapore Home Cooks Facebook Group and be inspired to make your own healthy 30 minutes organic meals!

Honestly, I’m impressed by the range of organic products they carry! They have pasta, sauces, jams, honey, condiments, and more. I feel good to be feeding my kids healthful products like these. When I saw the bottle of Mixed Berries Jam, I knew instantly that I want to bake with it. Alce Nero Organic Mixed Berries Jam contains high fruit content and has No Added Sugar or Pectin. This healthy product has no preservatives, no added sugar or pectin, and no artificial substances! I’m sold! 

The muffins are made with wholewheat flour, low sugar, low fat butter milk, and chia seeds that are good for you! The husband ate 2 at a go, and the soft fluffy muffins were gone way too quickly. Even the kids who don’t normally like Jam were in love with these muffins!

Jam Filled Chia Seed Muffins Process

Jam Filled Chia Seeds Muffins


  • 1 1/3 cup 171g plain flour
  • 1 cup 128g whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup 125ml vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups 312ml buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup 134g castor sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 tbsp mixed berries jam Alce Nero Organic Mixed Berries Jam
  • Preheat oven to 190C.

  • Line muffin tins with liner.

  • Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

  • Add in egg, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla extract.

  • Mix until just combined.

  • Fold in chia seeds, making sure not to over-mix the batter.

  • Fill liner half way full, then drop 1 tbsp of jam in the middle of each liner.

  • Continue filling liner with batter until 3/4 full.

  • Bake for 20 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

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Disclaimer: The products were sponsored by Alce Nero. Although this post is in partnership with Alce Nero and Singapore Home Cooks Facebook Group, all opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. 

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Jam Swirled French Yogurt Cake – Delishar

I cannot tell you how much I have fell in love with Alce Nero’s Organic Mixed Berries Jam! A week ago, I shared with you my Jam Filled Chia Muffins. Soon after I baked and tasted those lovely muffins with naturally sweeten jam oozing out from it’s core. I wanted to get back into the kitchen again to whip something up with that delicious jar of molten jewel! I’ve been spreading it on wholemeal bread for a quick morning bite before I rush out for work. Knowing that it was made only with the best organic berries with no added sugar, it made me feel great about starting my day out with such goodness! 

I had half a tub of greek yoghurt sitting in my fridge after my helper made my Healthier Crockpot Butter Chicken for our dinner one night. Didn’t take me too long to decide on baking a simple yoghurt cake. When yoghurt is involved in baking, you can be certain that the end product is going to be nice and moist. 

Jame swirled french yogurt cake

This bake is a pretty simple one bowl bake. It has a very nice texture, kind of a cross between a muffin and loaf/pound cake. The original recipe requires you to rub lemon zest and sugar together in another small bowl. I did it on top of the flour instead, so I didn’t have to wash another bowl. Why rub the 2 together? Apparently, it maximizes the citrus flavour of the lemon zest, and at the same time flavours the sugar. Sugar draws out the natural flavour of citrus. Making the end product much more aromatic as compared to one without the rubbing. 

I took this cake to work for my co-workers’ tea-break snack. It was gone in an hour or so, and I’ve got really good feedback on this cake. Kept a couple of slices for the family, and my girls came to me requesting for me to make it again. I’d definitely make it again very soon, but I’ll try orange zest the next time round. 

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Jam swirled french yogurt cake process

Jam Swirled French Yoghurt Cake


Makes a 9×5 loaf pan

  • 1 1/2 cups 192g all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup 134g sugar
  • 1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup 214g Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup 112g vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 heaping tsp or more Alce Nero Organic Mixed Berries Jam
  • Preheat oven to 180°C.

  • Spray pan with non-stick baking spray. (I used PAM)

  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in mixing bowl.

  • Add sugar and lemon zest into mixing bowl.

  • Use fingers to rub together most of the sugar with lemon zest, until sugar is moist.

  • Add yogurt, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract in measuring cup.

  • Whisk to blend.

  • Then fold in wet ingredients to dry ingredients, until just combined.

  • Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top.

  • Drop dollops of jam on top of batter.

  • Use a skewer or back of knife to create swirls.

  • Bake until top of cake is golden brown or until a skewer inserted into center comes out clean, about 50–55 minutes.

  • Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.

  • Then de-mould and allow to cool completely on wire rack.

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Chilli Jam Cashew Chicken – Delishar

This recipe came about on one of those days that I needed to clear out my fridge. Which would most probably be a Sunday as that’s the day that I’m usually low on supplies. I usually plan out the week’s menu from Monday to Friday, and pretty much make do with what I have on the weekends if I’m not making something special or to share on my blog. 

This dish was very much inspired by the popular Cashew Chicken. I actually think that cashew chicken is more popular in the western counterparts rather than in SEA. The first time I had cashew chicken was when I was either in the USA or Aussie. Any how, as I was looking through my pantry, my eyes caught sight of a bottle of chilli jam I recently purchased during my trip to Thailand (oh, how I miss that place!). So this was the result of putting my ‘left-over fresh produce’ together. 

The resulting dish was absolutely awesome! The husband kept nodding to himself as he enjoyed this for dinner. I really liked the crunch of the cashew that gives the dish some texture. The sweet, spicy, and savoury notes marries beautifully, and the sauce is just amazing over white rice. This is another one of those recipe that I will revisit again and again!


Chilli Jam Chicken


Serves 4 as part of multi-dish meal

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

  • 2 chicken breast sliced
  • 1/2 yellow onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 slices ginger
  • 2 tbsp Thai chilli jam
  • 1-2 tbsp fish sauce or to taste
  • 2 bunches of chinese celery cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup roasted cashew nuts
  • 1 cup Thai basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • Heat wok on high heat, and add 1 tbsp oil.

  • Brown chicken slices.

  • Add onion, ginger, and stir-fry until onion soften.

  • Add garlic, chilli jam, and 3 tbsp of water.

  • Season with fish sauce to taste.

  • Add chinese celery, and stir-fry until wilted.

  • Remove from heat, toss in Thai basil and roasted cashew.

You can get chilli jam from shops in golden mile complex.
Or you can make you own chilli jam using this recipe http://goo.gl/S2RcW0
Chilli jam is used for Thai red tom yum soup too.

Adapted from Taste.com.au

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