Desserts

July 8, 2016

Rose Water Macaron

Since I’ve “unlocked” the “secrets” to making perfect macarons, I’ve been trying out different flavors and I can’t help but to fall in love with this oh-so-pretty Rose Water Macaron. If you have read my previous post on 11 Essential Rules to Making Perfect Macarons , you’ll know some of the secret steps are aging of the egg whites and the addition of tapioca starch...
July 6, 2016

Purple Sweet Potato Chiffon Cake

Purple has always been my favorite color, so it’s only befitting I combine it with another of my all-time favorite cake – chiffon cake. It also helps that I found this bottle of purple sweet potato powder at Kitchen Capers but it is totally an optional ingredient.The purple sweet potato powder gives the Purple Sweet Potato Chiffon Cake that extra purplish pink hue which I find it really mesmerizing...
June 15, 2016

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

The beauty of making cinnamon rolls at home is No. 1: your kitchen will smell heavenly like a bakery, No. 2: you’ll get to eat them fresh from the oven and No. 3: you’ll get to dip your fingers in that cream cheese glaze (and lick it!). Since this was my first time making these Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, I was pretty surprised it was not as daunting as I had imagine...
June 10, 2016

Churro Cream Puffs

Pâte à Choux (choux pastry) may sound all fancy but it is really relatively simple to make compare to cupcakes or muffins. Whether you are making cream puffs or eclairs, it is basically the same formula, except the piping shape. Pâte à Choux (choux pastry) may sound all fancy but it is really relatively simple to make compare to cupcakes or muffins. Whether you are making cream puffs or eclairs, it is basically the same formula, except the piping shape.fWhen I came across this churro cream puffs recipe by Barbara Bakes, I knew I had to make it. It is not every day I get to try a churro-flavored cream puff so I have to know how it tastes. I won’t even bother to wax lyrical about the taste of these iconic little French pastries. They taste as good as they look. Period...
June 3, 2016

Auntie Anne’s Copycat Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

Having grew up eating Auntie Anne’s pretzels where each and every pretzel is made fresh, I was naturally skeptical when I came across this Auntie Anne’s Copycat Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites recipe. Could I really achieve that soft, fluffy, chewy and sinfully delicious biscuit by making them at home?...
May 27, 2016

Molten Lava Bun

There is something really satisfying about making (and eating) your own buns, especially these molten lava buns. The “molten lava” is none other than the ever popular salted egg yolk custard filling. I had a fun time making the step-by-step video below, especially the part where I get to pry open the buns to reveal the filling inside. Also, I made a new friend that day called Calories...
May 20, 2016

Lemon Meringue Cupcake

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May 11, 2016

Sweet Potato Rice Donut

Don’t mind me – Korean cuisine has always held an important spot in my heart/tummy and if you read about my jjajangmyeon post last week, you’ll understand my constant craving for K-food. These sweet potato rice donuts are also known as “Chapssal Donuts”. They are sold at street food markets all over Seoul.
May 6, 2016

Gudetama Egg Tarts

Thanks to my 15-year old teenager who introduced Gudetama to me, I got myself acquainted to this Sanrio character. I do not fully comprehend (up till today) what the hype is with this egg yolk character but based on its Facebook page likes of 145055, this sweet lazy egg certainly has its strong base of ardent followers and I must admit, he is growing on me. Gudetama aside, this egg tart recipe adapted from Two Bites and Annielicious Food mimics that of Hong Kong egg tart - a soft flaky crust with smooth creamy custard filling...
April 15, 2016

Lychee-tini Jelly Shots

This Lychee-tini Jelly Shots has been on my to-make list for quite a while. The original version contains alcohol – using either Cointreau, vodka or martini. Since I’ll be bringing this tray of jelly for a family potluck gathering later, I’m going to go the virgin route and use a can of fizzy Kickapoo Joy Juice instead. This way, my little cousins will get to enjoy them as well without getting into trouble with the parents...
April 1, 2016

Double Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone Cream

This Double Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone Cream is made with one of my favorite girlfriends in mind. She is a huge fan of chocolate, meringue and also gluten-intolerant. Action speaks louder than words, I actually made this for her birthday (few weeks back) and hand delivered it right to her door. And yes, it lasted the 25-min journey and kept well in the fridge even till the next day...
March 25, 2016

Bananas Foster

What happens when you have a whole bunch of bananas staring at you for days? Make Bananas Foster! These cute miniature fruit were given to me by my mom and while they were sweet, tasty and extremely easy to devour a few at one go, it was just impossible to finish them...
February 17, 2016

Easy Baked Tea Time Scones

Making these Easy Baked Tea Time Scones is really quite effortless. It is the exact opposite of making bread where lots of kneading and arm muscles are involved. The key ingredient to achieving nice, tall scones is the use of baking powder. Lots of it. When I came across this recipe from American Test Kitchen, I was a little skeptical. Contrary to many recipes which say kneading the dough is a big no-no for making scones, ATK said it is perfectly okay to knead the dough together...
February 12, 2016

Sweetheart Palmiers

Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I’m making these Sweetheart palmiers for Tiger. I made my own pink sugar by adding a drop of red food color to the granulated sugar. Palmiers are deliciously sweet, crispy snacks made of puff pastry and sugar. These fancy little treats are also known as elephant ears and butterfly (could you make out the resemblance?). Since only two ingredients are needed to make palmiers, the star ingredient, which is the puff pastry plays an important role...
February 10, 2016
Bear Naked Food Be My Valentine Dark Chocolate Cookies

Be My Valentine Dark Chocolate Cookies

This "Be My Valentine Dark Chocolate Cookies" is in fact an Oreo cookie recipe. To be honest, I think they tasted better than the real Oreo cookies (sorry Nabisco, no offense). I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to make them too. The sweetness level of vanilla filling contrasted perfectly with the mildl flavored chocolate cookie so it is absolutely not necessary to reduce any sugar...
February 5, 2016

DIY Chinese Fortune Cookies

I’ve always wanted to try my hands on making fortune cookies and if you are looking at ways to use up your egg whites (thanks to the Chinese New Year season + cookies making period), you could definitely consider this DIY Chinese Fortune Cookies recipe. I believe the ingredients are easily available in your pantry and the only tricky part is molding the cookies into shape. But not to be too overly concern though – I became quite an expert after my third attempt!
January 29, 2016

Tom Yum Prawn Cookies

Festive cookies are one of the must-have goodies when it comes to celebrating Chinese New Year. This Lunar New Year, I decided to make these Tom Yum Prawn Cookies, instead of the usual traditional cookies...
January 22, 2016

Cassava Cookies

These Cassava Cookies are definitely one of the star Chinese New Year goodies from Bengawan Solo, a local bakery that all Singaporeans could relate to (I hope). Calories aside, these cookies have a crunchy exterior but melt-in-your-mouth texture which is uniquely addictive. Thanks to the addition of parmesan cheese powder, it lent a hint of savory taste which gave these cookies that unusual sweet + savory taste.
January 15, 2016

Daifuku Mochi

Making Daifuku Mochi has always been on my to-do list but somehow, I just did not get round to making it. Until now. I’ve read horror stories about how people burnt their fingers/hands while making these sweet, soft rice balls as you have to knead and roll them into shape while they are still hot. The rice dough will not stick when cooled. Maybe that was one (or the only) factor that was delaying my mochi-making journey...
December 25, 2015

Savory Crispy Cheese Cookies

This Christmas, I’ve decided to make these Savory Crispy Cheese Cookies over the usual sugar cookies. You’ll need only six ingredients to pull off this recipe. These cheese cookies have a crisp texture on the outside and crumbly on the inside. I love munching on them with a piping cup of hot tea. They are good, and I mean it...
December 25, 2015

Savory Crispy Cheese Cookies

This Christmas, I’ve decided to make these Savory Crispy Cheese Cookies over the usual sugar cookies. You’ll need only six ingredients to pull off this recipe. These cheese cookies have a crisp texture on the outside and crumbly on the inside. I love munching on them with a piping cup of hot tea. They are good, and I mean it...
December 4, 2015

Quick and Easy Christmas Fruit Cake

I’ve been receiving multiple requests from BNF fans requesting for a fruit cake recipe. After multiple researches and few recipe tests, I’m proud to present you this Quick and Easy Christmas Fruit Cake. Actually, you could enjoy this rich and ultra-moist fruit cake anytime of the year but since Christmas is around the corner, I wanted to make this for my dad-in-law who is a huge fan of fruit cakes...
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 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...