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…

Crispy Chocolate Almond Cookies

Have you ever baked on impulse? Just because you needed a dessert, you decide to make a single cupcake, some cookies, or fallback on a foolproof trusted recipe? I have! In fact I always do! Although permission to bake is heavily dependent on time of the day, daylight hours, people at home and oven occupancy,…

Nutella Marble Pound Cake

If you ever feel like a treat, pound cakes are the way to go! They’re very simple and quick to make. Also, they serve as a de-stressing therapy! I recently had to move, and I decided to commemorate my crappy ol’ oven by baking in it one last time. It was probably a really bad…

Aspiring Bakers #18: Layers of Love (April 2012) – Roundup

At last, here is the long-awaited round up for Aspiring Bakers #18 Layers of Love. I’m sure most of you are eager to see the wonderful cakes created by our creative fellow bloggers. They are stunning and gorgeous! This is definitely a bookmark-worthy page where you’ll find awesome recipes for layered cakes! In total I…

Mango Cheesecake Cheesecake with Coconut Macaroon

No! This isn’t a typo! This cake DOES comprise of TWO different cheesecakes! I think I have an affinity with mangos and coconuts. I don’t know what it is about them, but they are just one of the most divine combinations ever!! Don’t look at me! I’m not the only one who thinks so! Another…

Layered Orange Chiffon Cake with Ganache

Here’s an incomparably light and tasty cake, the chiffon! I love chiffon cakes because of its soft and moist texture, and its ability to retain it even after being refrigerated. This added lightness is given by the use of vegetable oil in place of butter. It was discovered by a Hollywood insurance salesman Harry Baker,…

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…

Aspiring Bakers #18: Layers of Love (April 2012)

It is with great pleasure that I announce that I will be hosting Aspiring Bakers’ 18th Baking Event. The theme for this month will be Layered Cakes!! Aspiring Bakers is a monthly baking event meant to encourage and ASPIRE bakers to bake according to a new theme each month. I suggested a layered cake theme, because…

Blueberry and Buttercream Macarons

After my first experience with making macarons, I realized how fun they were to experiment with. Of course, I can’t just let strawberries have all the fun! I saw this in Macarons by Annie Rigg and knew I had to replicate this intricate design. For the macaron recipe please refer to Macaron à la Fraise et…

Macaron à la Fraise et Crème Chantilly. It’s Macaron Day!!

Did you know that March 20th is…… MACARON DAY?!?! If you’re not yet aware of these little French cookies that have been plaguing bakeries all around the world….. let me give a brief introduction. Macarons are usually composed of 2 meringue-based cookies with a filling samwiched in between. When you think of a classic French…

Neslé Toulouse – Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you asked me what my favourite TV sitcom is, I would have to say it is The One With Six People. I recently re-watched the entire 10 seasons of F.R.I.E.N.D.S and still loved it more than ever! I must confess that a little part of me died after finishing the last episode 😦 On…

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…

Sweet and Savoury Scones

mmmm…. I LOVE scones! And i love the fact that they taste great whether sweet or savoury! From the name of my blog and my creations, you may have already guessed that I have a dangerous sweet tooth. If so, then you are 100% correct. At the same time however, I must say I am…

Cookie Monster’s Got a Friend!

“This is the song La la la la ELMO’S SONG La la la la La la la la ELMO’S SOOONG!!!” Elmo’s here too! Now, who doesn’t love Cookie Monster and Elmo cupcakes? It was Diego’s birthday, and Papa Leif invited Brad and I. He had it at Kids Market on Granville Island. Apparently I was…