April 15, 2015

Frozen Watermelon Slushie

Watermelon is really one of my all-time favorite fruit. It’s juicy, sweet and so easy to eat. Tiger bought back a whole watermelon few days ago. After devouring ¾ of it, we are left with ¼ and it was then I decided to turn it into something else...
April 10, 2015

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Between Tiger (aka the love of life) and I, can you guess who the bigger sweet tooth in the family is? Judging from the way I phrased the question, quick witted readers would have gotten the answer right in a heartbeat. There’s no other way to describe except that I married an ice cream monster. A rather attractive one I must say. If the kitchen police were to raid our freezer, they would definitely find at least a tub (if not two) of frozen treat in there...
March 27, 2015

Red Velvet Cupcake

There are many different versions of the origin of Red Velvet Cake but the truth is still a mystery. The rumored birthplace of the original recipe hovers between Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York and Eaton’s department store bakery in Canada...
March 25, 2015

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mention any red velvet dessert and everyone would go “ooh “ and “ahh” over it, especially with the ladies. The color red usually represents passion, desire, romance and love, which pretty much checks every box of what we (women) fantasize in a relationship. What better way than to translate it through desserts, right?...
March 13, 2015

Dangerously Dark Chocolate Muffin

If there’s one cake I would bake over and over again, it would be this Dangerously Dark Chocolate Muffin. You really can’t go wrong with chocolate, not to mention the number of chocoholics we have in this household...
March 11, 2015

Choux au Craquelin

What is Choux au Craquelin (pronounce shoo-o-krat-ker-lan)? They are baked mini cream puffs with a sweet, crackly, crunchy topping. Tiger (aka hubby) just could not get the pronunciation right and I've given up correcting him. At least I had a good laugh every time he tried...
March 6, 2015

Homemade Mandarin Orange Jam

What is your idea of a perfect breakfast? For me, that would be a nice, crispy slice of buttery toast, smothered with a thick layer of jam on top. So when Tiger (aka the hubby) asked me to make something with all the countless mandarin oranges we have lying around after Chinese New Year, this homemade mandarin orange jam seemed to be the logical choice!...
March 4, 2015

Candied Mandarin Orange Peel

Thanks to Chinese New Year, we always ended up with a lot of mandarin oranges lying around the house. I’ve also received several requests from BNF readers asking for ways to use them up. Hmm, first thought that came up to my mind was orange cake. But there’s only so many (which is not a lot) mandarin oranges you could use in a cake. I quickly strike it off from my mental checklist...
February 17, 2015

Chinese Sesame Cookie Balls (笑口棗)

Chinese Sesame Cookie Balls (Siu Hao Zou in Cantonese) was one of the quintessential CNY goodies we had in our household during my childhood years. Sadly, I haven’t had the chance to savor them anymore in the recent years. Being brought up in a typical Cantonese household, the traditional CNY goodies we had were Kok Zai (Mini Peanut Puffs), Jien Duy (Glutinous Sesame Balls), Nien Gou (Sticky Pudding), etc. Most of them were handmade by either mom, Godma or neighbors but they turned up their aprons long ago...