Maple and Herb Roasted Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving all! (Obviously Canadian. lol) 😀 The awesome thing about Thanksgiving is that you still get to eat all the delicious food without having to spend any money on presents! This year however, I wanted to do all the cooking and host a little Thanksgiving shenanigan for my besties and sister. Since it was my first…

A Hawaiian Challah Back at Ya!

Hey folks! I’m back from Hawaii!! I’ve been travelling around Europe and Hawaii and I’m finally back… What’s that? Yeah, I TOTALLY miss baking! I had the baking itch everywhere on me! It was intolerable! So, instead of a post on Europe, or an entry from one of my overdue drafts from before, I badly…

EGG-citing Tropical Hot Cross Buns

Although in the blogging world, it probably is a given that Hot Cross Buns are traditionally served on Good Friday or Easter Sunday, I only learned of it this year. The rolls got their names from the crosses piped on top, signifying the resurrection of Christ. Don’t be surprised that I am not the only one unaware of this!…

8-Layered Double-Crusted Red Velvet Cheesecake

Enjoyed for over half a century, the Red Velvet Cake has been popular to this day. There’s something about this New Yorker cake that we go head over heels for. In some cases, I do agree that the Red Velvet is an overrated chocolate cake with a lot of red dye. But nonetheless, how can…

Valentine’s Pav-LOVE-a

The Pavlova cake is an Australian dessert named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, whose dance was as light and “fluffly” as the texture of the cake! PS: When I mention “Australia”, I mean the continent, rather than the country. There has been an ongoing debate between Australia and New Zealand over the origination of this cake,…

Pineapple Tarts – Nastar Cookies

It wouldn’t be Chinese New Year without Pineapple Tarts! At least that’s how Singaporeans love their CNYs! These are my all-time FAVOURITE cookies! I could eat them every day and with every meal! I remember one year being left alone with a whole box of pineapple tarts. It was snowing so heavily that I was…

Emping Crackers

It’s my first blog entry for the new year, and we are already approaching Chinese New Year!! For those who are unaware, Chinese New Year falls on a different date every year but usually anywhere from mid-January to mid-February. I definitely miss celebrating Chinese New Year in Asia. I miss visiting my relatives and miss…

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The moral of the story behind Rudolph is that no matter how different you are from others, you are always special in your own way! Robert May had written this tale in 1939 and our favourite Reindeer has since then became a classic figure of Christmas folklore. I’ve always loved Rudolph because he is a…

Halloween Spiders!

Yay for Halloween! I love Halloween! I love dressing up, I love trick-or-treating, I love Jack-O-Lanterns, I love CHOCOLATES and I love HALLOWEEN SPIDER CUPCAKES!!! Aren’t they super duper adorable? Well, as their creator, I would have to say DUH~!! 😀 I brought them to work and they were quickly gobbled up! I myself found…

Malaysian Mini Sponge Cake: Kuih Bahulu, & Kuih Cara Manis

I finally got my Kuih Bahulu mould thanks to my sister, Tiara, for buying, and Alice for importing it to Vancouver! Kuih Bahulu is a traditional Malaysian mini sponge cake baked in special moulds of various shapes. It is especially popular in Singapore and Malaysia during traditional festive seasons because it is both delicious and…

Indonesian Thousand Layer Cake: Kue Lapis Legit

    UPDATE: Please also see tips and a different recipe of Kue Lapis Legit in my later post. I DID IT!           I actually made the legendary classic Kue Lapis Legit! I’ve always loved this cake ever since I was a little girl and admired its layers upon layers of beauty!…

Thanksgiving Dinner!

I was really excited when Krystell invited me to her family’s Thanksgiving Dinner! All the food at the table was homemade by her parents and they were simply amazing chefs!!! I ate so much that night that I literally couldn’t stand up straight for the rest of the night! I made the same Pumpkin Spice…