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…

Hot Dog Buns ASIAN STYLE!

  Whenever I hear the term “hot dog buns”, the $1 hot dog buns from Ikea / Costco automatically come to mind. Don’t get me wrong, I love the old-school hot dog buns that many consider as comfort junk food. I’ve even heard that the ones in New York are probably the best! … oh…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…