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Augmenting aesthetics with Celevenus

On the whole, I would say I’m pretty happy with the face I was born with.

For the most part, I think my face is adequately good looking. It’s symmetrical, I think I have nice eyes (although they’re a little squinty and small), I like my smile, and I enjoy having a long face with a sharp chin, however, like any normal human being.. I have many things I would change about my face, if I could.

For example, I think my jawline is too wide and square-ish which makes me appear less feminine. My nose is too flat from a frontal view without a prominent nose bridge. I would like to have lifted cheeks, less poofy eye bags, and reduced laugh lines around my mouth. Sounds like I’m nitpicking, right? Well, perhaps I am.

I’ve always thought about doing something to alter the way I look that is non-permanent or surgical because I’m too scared that I may not end up liking a permanent effect. But something that lasts a year or even two, I guess I could deal with that! I’ve been all about the #YOLO life the past year, so I decided – why not?

Let’s do something to my face. Something safe, something that will make me look better and give me a boost of confidence.

I decided to do my first-ever aesthetic treatments at Celevenus, as I heard good reviews from my blogger friend Jessica Tham, who also visited Dr Dylan Chau at Celevenus.

I was greeted by their friendly receptionists and was asked to take a seat before they introduced me to Dr Dylan Chau where I would have my first consultation with him, and speak to him about my desires and what I’d like to temporarily alter about my face.

Dr Dylan Chau was warm, very collected and knowledgeable, which made me feel like my face was in good hands! Dr. Chau is well versed in solving dermatological problems ranging from pigmentation, acne scars and enlarged pores to simply rejuvenating and adding glow to a dull skin through his array of laser treatments. Dr Chau is also known for augmenting the nose, chin, cheeks, lips as well as contouring the face that is best suited for his patient.

Being a Sculptra and Thread Lift trainer and Key Opinion Leader for doctors, he takes his anti-aging treatments to a whole new realm.

Dr Dylan has 8 years of experience in the use of Sculptra and Polylactic Acid Injection. He has trained numerous doctors in Singapore and overseas.

As a pioneer in PDO threads in Singapore, Dr Dylan has performed many cases over the years. He is able to improvise the techniques of thread lifting to greater heights and constantly uses only the best and latest threads. He also innovates by taking part in the manufacture and study of them with Korean counterparts which makes his threads and techniques a cut above the rest. His latest inventions include AestheLift and AestheLift Mint, which are currently the most advanced in the market, moving from PDO threads to PLA threads in the future.

I prefer calling him Dr Dylan than Dr Chau because it sounds more affectionate, hehe.

He looked at different parts of my face and voiced out what he think could be improved, then asked for my own concerns and opinions. We decided to go with reducing my jawline and raising my nose bridge to start off with. He has an extremely good eye for aesthetics and pointed out some flaws in my face that even I didn’t notice before!

So I set an appointment date, and came back another day to have my procedures done.

Numbing cream was applied on the appropriate areas and left to take effect for about 40 minutes, and while I was waiting, my nerves took over me! I kept texting my friends, “OMG. I’m really going to do it!!!  I’m breaking out in cold sweat” and they were all like… “Don’t worry. I’m sure you’ll be fine!” – I would soon find out they were right, and I had nothing to worry about at all!

First up – I was about to get my Square Jaw Reduction Injection.

This injection is used to make overdeveloped jaw muscles smaller. After the injections, the weakened muscles will shrink in size over time, resulting in a slimmer looking face.

I guess I have rather large jaw muscles due to using my back teeth to chew a lot, as my front teeth are quite sensitive and weak! I want to reduce my jawline for a more V shaped face.

The actual physical pain is negligible. I tend to overthink the procedures and worry a lot about potential side effects, but when it comes to doing it, it would all be over in a breeze. I’m just a worry wart.

The thought of it is honestly worse than how it actually feels. The needles are very thin and when it goes into your face, it feels like a sore, stinging pain, that is about 4/10 on my personal scale of pain tolerance. It lasts for 5 seconds or so, then slowly fades away as soon as the needle is pulled out. Several jabs were made on each side of my face, and by 10 minutes we were done. While I don’t exactly like needles, I am quite used to them, having done acupuncture on my body and all. At one point I’ve actually had 30 needles sticking out of my body! The more you relax, the less the muscles will hurt.

Right after my Square Jaw Reduction Injection was done, Dr Dylan made sure I was calm and ready for the next procedure, before swiftly moving on to my next treatment – Nose Thread Lift – HIKO.

PDO Thread Lift is an advanced skin tightening technology where fine threads called polydioxanone (PDO) that were commonly used in surgery are inserted into targeted areas under the skin to stimulate skin tissue.

As a result, the skin tissues create new tissue fibroblasts and collagen, which produces a tightening effect from inside out.

The versatile PDO threads can also be used to heighten the nose bridge, giving it a natural elevated look. The latest PDO threads can even used to enhance nose tip. Something that cannot be done with dermal filler injection. The result is a more natural looking, structured nose than the traditional method of dermal fillers. It also lasts longer.

This one was more uncomfortable than the previous injections, as it is slightly more complicated, however Dr Dylan was reassuring, gentle and skillful, which made me feel better and I’m glad he’s so experienced, so it could all be over and done with as quickly as possible! It got slightly bloody what with the needle going in and out of my nose, so I’ve spared you guys those photos. It’s certainly not a significant amount of blood, but I repeatedly asked them, “am I bleeding?!” to which they replied, “yes, but only a bit.” I just needed to know. LOL.

I had threads inserted to achieve a natural lift, and Dr Dylan made sure I was happy with the height before he stopped.

And now… let’s look at the results!!!! Are you guys excited?

I couldn’t wait to look in the mirror to see the immediate difference in my face!

BOOM! This was taken immediately after injections done at two different areas of my face. The jaw reduction effect will only appear in 3-4 weeks, so you wouldn’t see any difference here, however check out my new nose!!! Homaigod. My nose bridge suddenly EXISTS.

 

In case you can’t tell the difference yourself, let me make it easier for you with these Before & After comparisons:

I never realized how flat my nose used to be… until now. Just look at that height difference. The pic on the right was taken while my nose was still swollen, after the swelling went down by 15%, it looked way more natural!

My nose was quite sensitive to touch for a couple of days after the procedure, so I avoided sleeping on my side at night and touching it in general as I wanted to keep it clean, but there really wasn’t any down time. After getting my infections done, I went for dinner and shopped around Orchard Road without a problem. Just 2 painkillers were enough to numb the discomfort for the first night!

It’s so much better than silicone fillers in my opinion because the threads don’t have the opportunity to move around as much, and give a more solid, natural look.

And after 3-4 weeks, let’s check out the difference in my jaw line after the reduction effect kicks in! :D

I was amazed by the reduction in size when I took photos to make a side by side comparison!!! On a day to day observational basis, I did not see any visible difference, but everyone asked me if I lost weight because I looked like I really did! Easily takes a kg or two off your face.

When I went back to Celevenus for my nose review, Dr Dylan suggested that I could get Scultra done as well, because my eyebags were relatively obvious. It’s a straightforward procedure with results you can’t deny!

Puffy eye bags or dark eye circles sometime look worse with sunken or hollowed tear troughs under the eyes. Therefore once the hollows are filled up, the eye bags or dark eye circles will look better and less obvious.

Traditionally, when there is a need to top up facial volume, it is usually done with dermal fillers. The latest trend, however, is to achieve global facial volume replacement with Sculptra. Known as ‘the liquid facelift’, Sculptra is essentially poly-L-lactic acid, a material that has been used widely as sutures which can be gradually and naturally absorbed by the body as it works to replace lost collagen. The substantially increased collagen will correct the sunken areas, folds, wrinkles and skin laxity as a consequence of aging. The result, looks and feels more natural than what fillers can do.

And here’s the mandatory Before & After, once again! Check out how much less haggard I look with my eyes no longer looking like I sleep at 3am everyday (which, by the way, I do.)

WHAT A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE AMIRITE?!?!!

I really liked how there was zero downtime for this, just jab and go, wait for the results to start showing after a month or two! I know many Singaporeans struggle with horridly puffy and tired looking eyes no thanks to our stressful lifestyles, so this is something even the least vain of people could consider because it doesn’t really alter the way you look, just perks up your tired looking eyes! I also need to use a lot less concealer than before, and the effect is so natural, you’ll just look like you’ve had plenty of beauty rest recently. Love it.

And this was my face several months after getting my jaw, eyebags and nose done! Totally marveling at the effects. I am beyond pleased with my experience at Celevenus, because of their professionalism, great results and efficiency at getting everything done! The procedures went without a hitch, and the results were even better than I expected.

I realized that aesthetics treatments aren’t as scary as I used to think they were, and that they’re actually rather temporary, lasting anywhere from months to 2 years. I totally wouldn’t mind topping up and going for more so that I will look my best at all times!

Would I recommend Celevenus, Dr Dylan and the treatments I’ve personally done? Yes, I would in a heartbeat. I’ve already introduced a few personal friends to the place. It’s non-surgical, non-permanent, low-risk and I would do it all over again whenever I feel like I want to have a little positive change.They gave me absolutely no problems at all, while making my face look better in ways that people could notice but would’ve never guessed was aesthetic augmentation!

They’d simply assume I had contoured my nose or lost a bunch of weight. Thanks for the confidence boost, Celevenus! And deep thanks to Dr Dylan and his caring team for being so conscientious, making my first experience with facial aesthetics an absolutely pleasant one!!!

xoxo,
Jess

Dining at Rochester Mall

I admit to not having explored the West side of Singapore very much as I have mostly stayed in the East and North most of my life, but I took a day off to explore Rochester Mall recently, and was surprised to find some hidden gems to dine at!

Rochester mall is located next to Buona Vista MRT, which makes it easily accessible even if you don’t drive.

It’s a family orientated mall, with enrichment classes for the kids, ifestyle services such as massages, nail, hair, fitness classes to keep the adults engaged, and my favorite feature of the mall has to be their abundance of alfresco dining options!

Our first pit stop of the day – DW Workshop, a newly opened place that’s been running for less than a month when we visited.

DW Workshop is a wonderful new concept destination that allows you to attend fun workshops (think arts and craft, DIY, even cooking classes) and get really good grub + nail the perfect Instagram shot at the same time!

Just look at the aesthetics of this place. It’s a design HEAVEN. Every corner of DW Workshop is so Instagrammable, it makes photo-taking here a real breeze, what with the natural sunlight spilling in through the large windows and reflecting off their white walls.

It’s like I walked into a Kinfolk book, guys! And that open kitchen…. urghhh. My heart. Talk about #houseinteriorgoals!

They’ve customized many of their furniture pieces here, to achieve this magazine home look.

The second level, where the workshops are mainly held.

You can learn how to DIY your own lamp or paper jewelry from scratch here! How cool is that? Obviously they understand that industrial / boho chic is all the rage right now.

They even have fascinating knick knacks for sale, curated stuff they’ve brought in themselves from all over the world.. including this watch that aids visually impaired or blind people to read the time by using braille. The little ball is magnetic and automatically goes back to the proper time whenever you shake your wrist!

Before trying out their lunch menu, we decided to check out their coffee because DW Workshop proudly brews different types of coffee that will totally be up your hipster alley!

Stovetop Brewed Italian Coffee

They’re also the first in Singapore to bring in Poursteady – a robotic machine that creates reliable, perfectly executed pour over coffee each and every cup! How high tech is this?!

Coffee, tea or me?

The espresso was fragrant and extremely strong. If you like your coffee with some kick.. you’d really enjoy this. I took it down better with some milk and sugar!

We were introduced to the menu and concept of DW Workshop by Edalin, who kindly brought us around the premises and was all too happy to patiently explain their meticulous detailing to us. Was glad that we came on a weekend, because their Weekend Brunch menu looked amazing!!!

We wanted to order everythingggg.

Lovely cold pressed juices, my pick was Cloudy Apple.

AND THIS.

My crab eggs benedict croissant hybrid that comes with a super flakey, crispy buttery croissant, sandwiching a crabmeat salad and two poached eggs covered in hollaidanse sauce…

BASICALLY BRUNCH PERFECTION.

I kid you not. This was one of my favorite dishes I’ve ever had for brunch! So refreshingly delicious!

Looking at this photo is inducing major cravings right now. Whoever thought up this simple but effective combination – genius.

The rest of the world should catch on and create more croissant-benedict hybrids.

Our other main, the Beef Bourguignon was also great.

Slow cooked with balsamic vinegar for many hours, it even comes with dark chocolate shavings and bread to soak up all of that wonderful thick sauce!

Our entire table spread of food at DW Workshop. I loved how they use quality ingredients and that the menu wasn’t overly complicated of fancy. Straight up good food that’s executed well, to comfort your soul.

D and I sat on the couch for hours (that’s where we dined, they’ll give you a wooden board to put on your lap), just idly chatting and enjoying our afternoon at this cosy little new find..

We’re gonna be sad when it starts getting more crowded because it’s so undiscovered at the moment, we were able to spend an entire Sunday afternoon basking in its quiet tranquility!

When we were done with our mains, Edalin walked over to surprise us with desserts on the house. Such lovely hospitality. We really enjoyed the Matcha Tart and Carrot Cake, thank you very much!!!

If you’re looking for a date night sorta place, PastAmore may be what you’re looking for, located right next to DW Workshop!

Their alfresco set up is totally appropriate for dinner dates in the evening, while their indoor seating area is cosy and unpretentious, suitable for families and friends alike!

Parma ham with buffalo mozzarella. I love Parma ham!

Carbonara with bacon, a must-order for me every time I visit an Italian restaurant

Bolognese spaghetti

And my favorite – Seafood risotto!

This was delicious, both creamy and tomato-ey at the same time, with a nice robust seafood flavor in the simmered rice.

I could eat pasta for life! So difficult to choose between cream or tomato base. Think I love both variations equally. *heart shape eye emoji*

Didn’t have space for dessert in my belly left, but here’s some eye candy and his cuppa latte ;)

Our final pit stop at Rochester Mall concluded our gastronomic adventure at SwissBake!

I’m sure Swissbake needs no further introduction, they’ve been around for a long time and have been serving yummy pastries in different parts of Singapore!

If you’re looking to stop somewhere for a quick tea break or a short meeting, this would be an ideal place to grab some pastries and some sandwiches.

You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing breads and pastries at Swissbake!

We had their Peach Yogurt drink, tuna sandwich, palmier, croissants and banana roll. By the end of it, we were so extremely stuffed! that we had to take the tuna sandwich home. Still tasted good after keeping it in the fridge for a couple of hours.

The next time you’re in the West and looking for dining options to explore, why not check out Rochester Mall? They’ve got a whole lot more to offer, waiting for you to discover! DW Workshop is a definite must visit by my books!

xoxo,
Jess

Simple Micellar Water

Perhaps one of the best feelings in the world is coming home at the end of a long day, and just removing your makeup (and bra). Nothing feels as refreshing as removing all that grime and gunk off your face.

It’s like suddenly, your pores can breathe again!

There are several different kinds of make up removers in the market – including oil based cleansers, soap based facial foams, but my favorite method of removing make up would be using Micellar Water.

Simple has been an expert in providing dermatologist solutions for sensitive skin since launching the first perfume and colour-free soap in 1960. Simple believes in using only the purest skin-loving ingredients with as little artificial ingredients or additives as possible, and that looking good can be simple, not complicated!

Although oil based make up removers are great at removing extremely stubborn waterproof make up almost immediately, I do not like the greasy feeling it leaves on my skin, making me feel like I have to wash my face after that.

Not a fan of soap-based facial foams either, because you have to use them at a sink with running water.

Micellar water is perfect for someone who’s always rushing (and sometimes lazy) like me because you don’t even have to rinse off your face after that, meaning you can save that few extra precious minutes before bedtime!

It may not seem like that big a deal, but for days when you’re too tired (or slightly tipsy) to shower but you know you HAVE to remove your make up otherwise pimples will attack your face barely a few days later, an efficient and quick way to remove make up becomes the ultimate lifesaver. #truestory

Simple Micellar Water conveniently removes makeup without rinsing and provides hydration benefits at the same time. It actively works to attract and remove impurities while helping to unclog pores, supporting the skin to breathe. Simple Micellar Water won’t leave the skin feeling tight or sticky but just clean, refreshed and instantly hydrated by up to 90%.

Simple offers Micellar Water in two forms – one that is the straight up solution in a bottle, and other, packed into pre-soaked wipes in a handy resealable packaging.

Other great ingredients also found in their Micellar Water:

  • Triple Purified Water: The purest possible water to minimize potential for irritation from extraneous particles or contaminants that can irritate skin.
  • Vitamin B3: Known to restore, soften and smooth skin. It’s especially great for those with dry skin.
  • Vitamin C: A water soluble antioxidant vitamin for skin Hexylene Glycol: Helps dissolve make up and kindly conditions the skin

I like keeping the bottled form at home for everyday usage because some days I have lighter make up days than usual, and I will only require a small amount of solution to effectively remove my make up, so I can easily control the quantity poured onto a cotton puff.

Never used Micellar water before? All you need to do is soak a cotton puff with the solution, and gently wipe all around your face to remove the dirt and makeup! No need for rinsing afterwards.

The Micellar wipes from Simple are great convenient things to keep around! Because of its unscented nature, I do prefer it to other brands that have heavily perfumed products, since I have rather sensitive skin.

I like to take this around with me, especially if I’m traveling, and I use it even when I don’t have any make up on, but when I just want to refresh my face.

They are currently also the only Micellar wipes in the market.

Just because it’s not oil based doesn’t mean it cannot remove your make up efficiently – the Micellar Water and Wipes from Simple had no issue soaking off my usual make up of concealer, eyeliner, lip color, and brow pencil!

I love how smooth and hydrated my face feels after using these wipes as opposed to the tight, overly harsh feeling I get from other products that are too strong for my skin’s usage. Squeaky clean is possible without the discomfort and additional chemicals after all!

You can find Simple Micellar water and wipes retailing at major pharmacies, including: Watsons, Guardian, Unity, FairPrice, and Redmart at $16.90 for Micellar water, and $15.90 for the wipes.

If you’ve never tried Micellar water, pick one of these babies up and be amazed at the results when you realize how gentle, hydrating and effective it is on your skin!

xoxo,
Jess

Discovering Shiberty Bakes with Olympus Pen F

In the blink of an eye, I have been the owner of a dessert cafe for close to 3 months now.

Where does the time go?! It feels like just yesterday that I was searching for a suitable place to rent, running around like a headless chicken, trying to get everything sorted out, and now, Shiberty Bakes has been serving up yummy desserts 6 days out of a week… And what a CRAZZYYYY roller coaster ride it’s been!!!

I have learned so much about life and business through these few short months, and I have much more to discover. I’m a real rookie in this industry, so every baby step is considered a huge learning curve for me! Everything from learning how to deal with suppliers, customers, staff, coming up with new dishes, perfecting the recipe and execution… these things have been responsible for keeping me up at night, and making me a better, stronger person. Didn’t realize till now, how even the simplest of things can be extremely difficult to accomplish yourself.

I have never slept or lived the same way ever since starting this business, but I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything else. Owning a humble little space I can call my own that serves up yummy food has always been a dream of sorts for me, and I’m glad I have the opportunity to try this out before I hit 24!

From the very beginning, I made it a point to document this life-changing F&B start up experience with my latest photography toy – the highly raved about Olympus PEN-F!

So for those of you who haven’t been to Shiberty Bakes before, let me introduce you to my café with a little help from the Olympus PEN-F!

 

The kitchen, in the beginning. It has now been converted into a war zone and looks like this but 10x messier X)

Blank space by Taylor Swift comes into mind when I look at these photos of before the cafe got filled up with furniture, and everything else! So much room for possibility and creativity. When I see a blank slate, I don’t think of emptiness, but I see potential.

Let’s take a little tour and see what Shiberty Bakes looks like now together, shall we?

The above photos are all taken with the Vintage filter, which is in built, and my personal favorite filter because it makes my cafe look like a bakery that popped up from the 1950′s!

One of the unique points about the PEN-F is that it has a creative dial located on the front of the body of the camera, and features 4 different filters – Monochrome, Colour Profile, Colour Creator, and Art Filter! This makes it especially convenient and useful for people who are not too fond or well versed at Photoshop or have no time to edit their photos, yet want to achieve a dramatic mood with their pictures.

Some Before & After examples of what you can achieve with the filters - I love how the same image can look so different, with a simple twist of a dial! These are all unedited photos.


Featuring Light Tone filter


Featuring Vintage filter. Don’t you just adore our tongue-in-cheek personalized calligraphy quotes?!


Featuring Pin Hole filter


Featuring Colour Profile. I love how this mode makes the colours pop!


Featuring Monochrome. This mode makes a relatively ordinary filter look very nostalgic and evokes more emotions than in color, for sure!

Featuring Colour Creator

And y’know, because I’m the owner of a kick ass dessert cafe, you’re about to be treated to a visual array of absolutely decadent desserts, proudly taken with the Olympus PEN-F.

Don’t worry, these sweets don’t cost you any calories when you’re only looking at them through a computer screen. If you’d like to get your hands on some of these, though, you know where to find us!!

You don’t have to do much work to get good photos when the PEN-F is so powerful and the photography subjects this colorful and delicious-looking!

Our opening month’s special – Fairy Floss toast! With Fairy Floss that looks like unicorn hair, cotton candy and vanilla ice cream

Salted egg yolk macaron

Chocolate Baileys cake, which was a popular flavor until we removed it from our menu!

Matcha and Red Velvet macarons

Buttermilk Waffles! With sea salt and vanilla ice cream, drizzled with maple syrup. Would you look at the ridiculous amount of berries we lovingly pile onto every plate?!

Customizing fresh floral cakes is our forte.

Blackcurrant Blueberry (aka Ribena) cake, we were surprised to have a local celebrity walk in and ask for this for her birthday celebration!

Charcoal Waffles! These waffles will stay crispy throughout your entire stay here, we promise!

Customized cupcakes for Twitter’s office in SG :)

That time I helped a friend deliver this cake and flowers (whom I also ordered for him) to his girlfriend..

Matcha toast

Rocher toast!

It’s quite amusing how different our toasts look now, as compared to these Beta 101 versions you see above. We’ve only been open a couple of months but have made drastic changes and tons of amendments to our menu, recipes and general operations! Everyday, we are striving to serve our customers better. And I admit, we have a long way to go still, and we humbly ask for everyone’s support and kind understanding.

There’s always something to be improved on, and something that can be done better. I would like to thank everyone, from my followers, to my friends and even complete strangers who have enjoyed our desserts from the bottom of my heart for showing their support to Shiberty Bakes since our opening, this wouldn’t have been possible without you guys! Hope to see more of you at the cafe soon!

Shiberty Bakes is located at 46 Owen Road #01-277 s210046 and we are open Tuesday – Sunday, and Public Holidays, from 1pm to 10pm (9:30pm last order).  

Call us at 6291 5221, or drop your orders at orders@shibertybakes.com if you want anything you see here for a special occasion! We still do cater dessert tables and customized cakes for weddings, birthday parties and other events, by the way!

Shout out also goes to Olympus for always producing amazing cameras, such as the PEN-F, allowing me to capture these memories and photos so well. :)

xoxo,
Jess

Danone Yoghurt

I never used to be much of a yogurt person, all until frozen yogurt dessert chains started popping up a few years ago! Froyo made me appreciate the sourish taste of yogurt, while making me feel like I’m making a better diet decision because it’s supposed to be better for your digestive system than ice cream (right?! please tell me I am right).

Danone yogurts are made with 100% Australian Milk, fresh fruits (not dried) and it is ultra thick and creamy! I love that it’s made in Australia. Australian produce are always fresh, top-notch and overall usually unbeatable quality!

Look at all the delicious flavors I got my hands on. Black Cherry, Raspberry & White Chocolate, Honey, Blueberry, and Strawberry! Totally spoilt for choice.

Because I’m obsessed with anything white chocolate, I singled this flavor out as my top favorite – Raspberry & White Chocolate.

I love the taste and texture of this yogurt! It is thick and smooth while retaining a refreshing lightness. The fruity flavor is distinct and not at all artificial.

The most basic way to enjoy the yogurt is obviously just by the spoonful for a snack or for breakfast, but because I AM miss baker extraordinaire, I had to find a way to include this gloriously creamy ingredient in one of my baked recipes! And I thought a rustic yogurt loaf would be the best fit for this verstatile ingredient.

Raspberry & White Chocolate Yogurt Loaf

Ingredients:

  • 1 and a half cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup white or brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cup Danone Raspberry & White Chocolate yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of of raspberries

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Lightly dust medium sized loaf pan with thin coating of flour, tap out excess
  3. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt
  4. Add in yogurt, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl, mix until well incorporated
  5. Fold in dry ingredients into wet ingredients until mixture is smooth
  6. Stir in raspberries lightly into the batter mixture
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, bake for approximately 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the loaf comes out clean
  8. Let loaf cool in pan for 15 minutes before transferring onto wire rack for cooling

This is the first time I’ve ever made a yogurt loaf, and I fell madly in love with the outcome! The texture of the cake is incredibly moist and crumbly.

The best part is probably how fragrant the loaf and entire kitchen smells after baking, thanks to Danone’s amazing yogurt. I’ve made this recipe but with different flavors of yogurts (a total of 4 times!!!).

I made more yogurt loaves, namely Blueberry (with fresh blueberries), Honey (with walnuts), Black cherry (with fresh strawberries) and each and every one of them was legit to-die-for. The sweetness of the loaf is just perfect, and it’s something even people who do not usually eat cake will definitely enjoy.

There’s no need for fancy glazes or toppings because the loaf itself is so delicious!

I sliced up this yogurt loaf made with Danone yogurts and packed them as gifts to bring for different people as I visited them at their work place and homes. Needless to say, they were extremely well-received.

So much that I’m considering selling this as a permanent item at my dessert cafe, Shiberty Bakes! It’s just perfect for an afternoon snack or even a sweet breakfast treat.

You HAVE to try this recipe on your own, because it’s so fuss-free and easy that anyone can achieve great results with this!

Danone yogurt is having a contest, whereby you can stand to win a 2D1N getaway at The Sofitel Singapore Sentosa! Simply post a photo of your favorite yoghurt recipe, and hashtag #CreateWithDanone in order to qualify! The top 10 winners will also be receiving a special prize.

For more information, hop on over to their Facebook Page and Official Website!

xoxo,
Jess
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