December 2, 2015

Croquetas de Jamón

Tapas-style eateries have been sprouting up in our sunny island for a while now and it seems like the trend is here to stay. If you are not familiar with the term, think of Tapas as the Spanish version of Dim Sum. Call me greedy but I love the idea of ordering small plates of savory food and be able to enjoy the different variety in one single meal. One of the must-order items on my Spanish tapas list is Croquetas de Jamón. As much as I love having them outside, it makes much more economical sense to make them at home...
November 27, 2015

Dark Chocolate Roulade with Roasted Strawberry Mousse

The name of the recipe post “Dark Chocolate Roulade with Roasted Strawberry Mousse” might sound all fancy and stuff but do not be intimated. It is really an easy-to make flour-less sponge chocolate roll filled with (lots of) light wondrous whipped cream and roasted strawberries. I decided to use a flour-less recipe for the cake as I prefer it to be lighter side and also for anyone who is looking for a gluten-free dessert recipe. Since Christmas is around the corner, this would make a wonderful dessert and centerpiece at lunch or dinner. A homemade cake just brings special joy to the holidays. The cake would not be completed without blanketing it with a layer of decadent dark chocolate fudge all over and to create that Yule Log effect, I used a fork to give it the signature peeling bark look...
November 25, 2015

Stuffed French Toast Roll Ups

Sliced bread is one of the most common breakfast items we have at home. But have you ever come across this problem where the last few slices are always left untouched? Well, at least that was what happened in BNF household.Thanks to mom’s constant waste-no-food drilling, I often save up the last few slices in the fridge and use them to make these Stuffed French Toast Roll Ups...
November 23, 2015

Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

I can’t believe I’ve missed making these Balsamic Roasted Strawberries most part of my life. Well, as they say - better late than never (who is they anyway??).Roasting strawberries not only releases their natural sweetness, it also intensifies the flavor and create that syrupy jammy goodness. The acidity in the balsamic vinegar lends a slight tang to create an overall sweet and tangy mouthfeel. These balsamic roasted strawberries are perfect to go with your ice-cream, in your yogurt, on top of your breakfast pancakes and even in cakes...
November 20, 2015

Crispy Tofu Cakes

Mention Tofu and most people would not describe this soy product as tasty. In fact, tofu itself is pretty neutral-tasting. However, there are tons of ways to spice up this nutritious and versatile ingredient and these crispy tofu cakes is one of them.
November 19, 2015

Restaurant Review: Sync Korean Tapas and Bar (Singapore)

Besides spending time (a lot of it) in the kitchen, weekend is the time I could unwind and one of my favorite activities is to try out new eateries and restaurants with the family. Of course there are hits and misses on our weekly food adventure, I would love to share with you our unbiased two-cent worth experiences. Disclaimer: I’m not a food critic, but I do love to eat!The first restaurant I would like to talk about is Sync Korean Tapas Bar at Serangoon Gardens Estate. I chanced upon it when I was reading a food and travel magazine and that very weekend, we made a reservation and headed over...
November 18, 2015

Crunchy Corn Fritters

In South East Asia, we are huge on corn so it is no surprise there are many different delicious versions of crunchy corn fritters from Indonesia, Thailand, India, etc. Using fresh corn kernels is vital for sweet, fresh and juicy corn fritters. They are really inexpensive and packed with tons of antioxidant benefits.
November 13, 2015

Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Brownies

I can’t believe this post never made it out sooner. I think this is one of those recipes I reckon is so common I didn’t think anyone would be interested. Until now. Besides my Easy Banana Chocolate Sheet Cake, these Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Brownies is the other most requested pot-luck dessert from hosts of dinner parties I’ve attended/will be attending soon to bring along. Even for those parties I was not invited to. (kidding, it was for my mom-in-law’s gatherings and I have no intention to gate crash any of them, hee hee).
November 11, 2015

Banana Bread Cookies

Even though they are called Banana Bread Cookies (mainly because of the shape), the texture are super fluffy, moist and almost cake-like. Thanks to the use of the super ripe banana, they smelled and tasted 99% like banana bread. I can’t help but to open the cookie jar every now and then to get a whiff of that addictive aroma.