Super Crumbly Pineapple Tarts – Nastar Cookies

Hi Folks, Guess what?! Chinese New Year is almost here! And that means… lots and lots and lots of baking for me! Sorry I know I haven’t been updating my blog as much as I had before. Can’t help feeling guilty about that. Eeks… I must say, work, yoga, and social life pretty much sums…

Sinful Chocolate Cake

Happy Halloween everyone! It’s candy season! And when you say candy…. I think… chocolate bars! And that.. is what Halloween is awesome for. “Not a big fan of chocolate.” Have you ever heard anyone say that? I’ll probably roll my eyes and shudder when I hear something so preposterous. I still consider the statement to…

Jalapeño Cheese Muffins

Okay guys, I’m sowwie! I know it’s been a while since I last blogged! I shall now hang my head down in shame for the next…… minute…….. Alright, minute over! Anyway, I find it hard to believe that we’re already living in the month of June! How did half the year go by without me…

My Little Easter Basket-Weave Cake

This easter I was egg-specting to see hot cross buns sold in bakeries, easter bunnies in the malls and other hoppy-looking decorations. I didn’t quite carrot all that I wasn’t in North America. Easter HAD to be internationally celebrated in at least some ways! After all, the Easter Bunny is almost as famous as Santa there….

Aspiring Bakers #27 Through Thick and Thin – Kue Lapis Classics Roundup!

Hi Everyone!! So here’s the moment we have been waiting for…. a compilation of delicious home-baked Kue Lapis! Thank you for your hard work and gorgeous submissions! I know these cakes can be quite laborious, so great job to all! Especially those who are making lapis for the first time! 🙂 I’m extremely impressed with…

“Heart-Shaped” Lapis Legit Gulung

FURTHER EXTENSION for Aspiring Bakers: Hi guys! I received multiple emails from a few bloggers who would like to submit their entries so I’m going to extend the deadline a little more! Some of us have relatives overseas and CNY has been keeping us very occupied with visiting our families! I definitely wouldn’t want to…

Back to Durian City – Durian Chiffon Cake

Me relocating back to Singapore… is a big deal. After living abroad for so long, I don’t think I even recognize my red dot anymore. I’m still getting used to the new subway (MRT) lines developed. Apparently I have to pay full attention while transiting. Being too engrossed with my smartphone will somehow cause me…

Kue Lapis Surabaya Moka – Spiku Moka

Kuning, Coklat, Kuning (Yellow, Brown, Yellow) That was how my friend described this cake because of its distinct recognizable colours. Kue Lapis Surabaya, also known as Spiku, is another classic Indonesian layered cake that is a lot easier to make than Lapis Legit. Named after the city, Surabaya, this cake is almost just as popular…

Aspiring Bakers #27: Through Thick and Thin – Kue Lapis Classics

Update: Hi everyone! We are extending the deadline for this challenge to February 21st! Thank you! It is my honour to announce that Sweet Samsations is once again hosting the Aspiring Bakers event! Previously I hosted April 2012’s “Layers of Love”. This month, it is a special kind of layered cake that we will be…

Yule Log – Merry Christmas All!

“I’ll be home for Christmas You can plan on me Please have snow and mistletoe And presents on the tree Christmas Eve will find me Where the love light gleams I’ll be home for Christmas If only in my dreams” I vividly remember first stepping into Vancouver 7 years ago with my sister and my…

Pulled-Pork Pancakes with JD Maple Syrup

 As a restaurant frequenter and foodie, I love Vancouver in its entirety because it features some of the BEST restaurants. I think I can safely say that brunch is probably my favourite meal of the day. Don’t you love waking up to a delicious meal on the weekends? Although I’m not a regular customer, one…

Pumpkin Swiss Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

    Besides the candies and costumes, another reason for my love of Halloween is the fact that it happens during pumpkin season!!! Alright, I gotta admit, I was NEVER a fan of pumpkins. Say the word “pumpkin” and I’ll run. It wasn’t until last year that I discovered the wonders of pumpkin desserts when…

Furikake Chex Mix

Hello all! Ahhhh!! I’m so behind on my postings. This month I’ve been REALLY REALLY busy though. Been working lots and I know this sounds crazy but I JUST MOVED AGAIN! ahhhhhh.. If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ll know I just moved in May. But yes, hopefully this place will be more permanent. This…

Low-Calorie Banana Loaf Bread + Banana Bread Samwiches

There’s a million banana bread recipes you can find online most of which use margarine, butter or vegetable oil. If you aren’t yet aware, there’s a substitute that’s much lower in calories. And that, my friends… is APPLESAUCE. This is my second time posting up a banana loaf recipe. After reading Lisa’s blog, I was…

Pandan Chocolate Zebra Chiffon Cake

Today is a special day that I haven’t had the chance of celebrating in many years now. At this time of the year I’m usually enjoying the lovely summer in Vancouver. Fresh berries, perfect beach weather, extended daylight hours, the opportunity to shy away from bulky winter coats and boots… No wonder you get the…

2-Ingredient Crepe

Really? Just 2?! YES, REALLY. And no, I’m not referring to “pancake mix and milk”. I’ve discovered possibly the easiest crepe recipe that you could make even with your eyes closed. (okay, maybe one eye closed) Best of all, not only is it high in protein, I bet that you would probably already have the 2…