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California Raisins Raya Fiesta Bloggers Baking Challenge @ Berjaya Universiti College of Hospitality

California Raisins Raya Fiesta Bloggers Baking Challenge @ Berjaya Universiti College of Hospitality
10 Jun
10:44

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Thanks for the wonderful invitation, I recently took part in the California Raisins Raya Fiesta’s bloggers baking challenge, which was held at the Berjaya Universiti College of Hospitality to showcase how versatile California Raisins are in dishes, pastries and desserts with its nutrition values.

california raisins raya fiesta bloggers baking challenge berjaya universiti college of hospitality

“Raisins are actually versatile, tasty and healthy little gems that can be used in many different culinary dishes. For most consumers, especially children, raisins are great to munch or snack on. The tiny fruits used for dishes, cakes, pastries are becoming more popular as consumers are becoming more adventurous in their culinary experimentation,” explained Richard Lieu, the Raisin Administrative Committee (RAC) Trade Promotions Director for Malaysia.

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California Raisins are prepared from clean, dried grapes that have had their stems and capstems removed, then sorted, cleaned and thoroughly washed to assure a wholesome product. It is very adaptable to a variety of other manufactured products appealing to the new and growing market for health conscious consumers.

california raisins raya fiesta bloggers baking challenge berjaya universiti college of hospitality

California Raisins provide flavor, texture and color to a wide variety of products. Its natural sweetness allows for reductions of sugar level in formulations, and also the high water binding capacity helps to retain moisture in bakery products.

california raisins raya fiesta bloggers baking challenge berjaya universiti college of hospitality

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The 1-hour baking challenge had bloggers in team of 2 came up with their own California Raisins’ recipes. We, the Muffin Heads team, made muffins and added in raisins to substitute refined sugar for the sweetness and natural preservative. Raisins can also maintain moisture and enhance the flavor of our baked muffins.

california raisins raya fiesta bloggers baking challenge berjaya universiti college of hospitality

Besides that, do you know that raisins can extend the shelf-life of bread products, control breakage in crisp cookies and crackers, as well as a good natural binding and coloring agent in cereal bars.

california raisins raya fiesta bloggers baking challenge berjaya universiti college of hospitality

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“In 2005, 17.5 million people died from cardiovascular diseases, 30% of global deaths. Studies have shown that increased consumption of fruits and vegetables more than 5 servings a day is related to a 17% reduction in coronary heart disease,” explained Ms Tan Yen Sing, clinical dietitian from Tropicana Medical Centre.

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“Raisins, though small, must not be under-estimated for their health benefits. Raisins are indeed a healthy snack with natural sugar and is also a sugar replacement for many recipes in cooking and baking,” said Tan.

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Celebrity Chef Anuar Draman introduced few festive homemade recipes including California Raisin Almond Puff, California Raisin Chocolate Layer Steamed Cake, Walnut California Raisin Cookies and several other quick bites using California Raisins. Chef Anuar also shared tips to inspire baking creations for home-makers during Hari Raya.

california raisins raya fiesta bloggers baking challenge berjaya universiti college of hospitality chef anuar draman

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23 Comments

    Arisa Chow

    June 20, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Love raisins alot but it’s very high in sugar so cant eat too much

    Miriam

    June 15, 2016 at 10:44 am

    It was definitely a fun baking event. Nice to know how versatile raisins can be

    Sin Yee

    June 15, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I love raisin, and this is my favorite brand… Awww… craving for it now.. =(

    Shub

    June 15, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Oh, didn’t know the mascot looks like this! California Raisins is one of my favourite foods.

    Emily

    June 15, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Ligo has been around for so long. Imagine, it used to be made prizes in school sports during my father’s time!

    Isaac Tan

    June 15, 2016 at 10:44 am

    nice time baking our muffins together 😀

    Shin May

    June 14, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I like raisin muffin a lot ~ Can you do this again for me ? haha

    Rane Chin

    June 14, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I miss baking! Used to bake before married haha

    Sharon Lee

    June 14, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I use to eat California Raisin as my childhood snack, its my favorite! Baking with raisins looks real good =D

    Baz

    June 14, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Urrgh, Ligo Raisins!! Reminds me of how I used to nag my mum for another box of raisin xD

    Shini Lola

    June 14, 2016 at 10:44 am

    California raisins is my favourite brand! XD

    Hui Ying Fong

    June 14, 2016 at 10:44 am

    wow!!! I love raisins!!! This is my favorite brand!!

    Rawlins GLAM

    June 14, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I love to eat raisins and my mum even made nasi raisins for us to celebrate the new year.

    Miera Nadhirah

    June 14, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I love raisins, grew up on them and they taste great but I hate that raisins mascot… he looks ugly… hahahahah

    Wernling aka Mistan Izzy

    June 13, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I love baking muffin during weekend with my housemate but we always did a simple butter muffin only, should have try raisin muffin next time! 😀

    shamiera osment

    June 13, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I like raisins in my muffin just like at the kenny rogers muffin..hihi

    Tony

    June 13, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I love all kinds of raisins since childhood – on it’s own and in my food. Glad to know that they are good for our health too. Thanks for sharing 😀 Eat more raisins LOL

    Qian

    June 13, 2016 at 10:44 am

    love raisins to go with muffins, porridge. would encourage anyone to try it out! it tastes lovely.

    Jane

    June 13, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Ivy, your raisin muffins look great. Can you please bake one for me please ?

    pamela yeoh

    June 13, 2016 at 10:44 am

    should do it this weekend. time to bake again

    Michelle

    June 13, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I’ve never tried baking with Raisins yet! Will try it out soon!! I love it as a childhood snack!

    Long shet ling

    June 13, 2016 at 10:44 am

    i like raisins so much

    Jessy Lai

    June 13, 2016 at 10:44 am

    This was my favourite childhood snack! so glad to see it 😀

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