Desserts

February 10, 2022
bear naked food strawberry chocolate wafer parfait

Strawberry Chocolate Cookie Parfait

Valentine’s Day is a day to be romanced and a stunning homemade dessert is always a good idea to pamper your partner. Over the past V-days, I’ve made Be My Valentine Chocolate Cookies, Sweetheart Palmiers, Crème Brulee, Tiramisu in a Cup. This year, I’m making an easy, delicious dessert that does not involve any baking. This show-stopping Strawberry chocolate Wafer Parfait is sure to put a smile on that special someone’s face that you love!
January 28, 2022
Bear Naked Food No-Bake Snowflake Crisp Milk Nougat

No-Bake Snowflake Crisp Milk Nougat

Have you tried this well liked Taiwanese snack called Snowflake Crisp Milk Nougat (雪花酥 / 雪Q餅)? It is so popular that people started making them at home, especially during Chinese New Year and it quickly went viral all over the internet few years ago. In fact, it is the new trending Chinese New Year homemade treat! Nougat crackers are very popular in Taiwan. Think of a sweet, chewy soft nougat sandwiched between two pieces of salty crackers. The sweet and salty combination is really addictive.
December 17, 2021
Bear Naked Food Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

Red Velvet Bundt cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

This year, instead of baking the traditional fruit cake or log cake for Christmas, I’m going to go with a stunning Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze. The name might sound a mouthful, but honestly, it is really not that complicated to make.
December 12, 2021
Bear Naked Food Sugar Candied Cranberries

Sugar Candied Cranberries

This is actually my first time making these Sugar Candied Cranberries and I just can’t stop gushing over how pretty and festive they look. The steps are so simple there is no reason why you should not roll up your sleeves and make them.
November 10, 2021
Bear Naked Food Crazy Fudgy Dark Chocolate Mini Cake

Crazy Fudgy Dark Chocolate Mini Cake

It’s been raining quite a bit these days. There’s nothing better to perk up my mood by having some chocolate! To be honest, I’ve been struggling to come up with a perfect name for this recipe. I have to do justice to this insanely luscious and decadent chocolate dessert. Think of it as a lovechild between chocolate mousse and molten lava cake. In the end, I went with Crazy Fudgy Dark Chocolate Mini Cake.
October 27, 2021
Easy Moist French Apple Cake

Easy Moist Apple Cake

When it comes to baking, there are certain rules we need to abide to in order for the final product to turn out right. There are definitely times when I’ve encountered recipes that require tons of steps and techniques that beginner bakers might not be familiar with. This Easy Moist Apple Cake is the complete opposite. Not only is it easy to put together, it is so forgiving that there is really little chance for failure. The end product is a wonderfully moist buttery cake with generous mouthful of chunky apples.
July 30, 2021
Bear Naked Food Easy Baked Blueberry Crumble

Easy Baked Blueberry Crumble

My love for blueberries has definitely shined throughout this entire blog ever since I’ve started my Bear Naked Food journey. And today, I’m sharing with you another deeply comforting and delicious recipe – Easy Baked Blueberry Crumble. Delicious and versatile, you could serve it warm or cold. We simply love to pair it with a scoop (or two if we are in an indulging mood!) of vanilla ice-cream to make it a perfect dessert.
July 24, 2021
Bear Naked Food The best Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookie

The Best Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookie

Even though I’ve never visited Levain Bakery in New York, there are enough videos online to prove they are arguably the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie in Manhattan. Search for “Levain Cookie” in YouTube or the internet and you’ll find tons of online tutorials on how to make these thick and chunky cookies. They are crisp on the outside and moist in the centre. They are SERIOUSLY delicious!
January 13, 2021
Bear Naked Food Chinese Cashew Cookies

Chinese Cashew Cookies

It’s that time of the year again where home bakers would fire up their ovens, break out their “weapons” and start their annual festive baking marathon. How could I miss out on all the fun and action, right? I have been making these for many, many years and everyone who tries them agrees they’re out-of-this-world delicious! I could not believe I‘ve not share this recipe here.
October 9, 2020
Bear Naked Food Easy Baked Apple Crisp

Easy Baked Apple Crisp

Hmm…where do I begin to describe my love for this Baked Apple Crisp? I think it was years ago when I “accidentally” ordered it on a menu, mistaking it as apple pie instead. When it came, I was like okay, it ain’t apple pie but it smelled absolutely heavenly. Upon first taste, I fell in love with this dessert. Think crunchy oatmeal cluster with warm, juicy spiced apples.
September 23, 2020
Bear Naked Food Best Double Chocolate Eclairs

Best Double Chocolate Éclairs

Éclair is one of those desserts that seem to send “oohs” and “aahs” across the table. It took me almost a day to finish writing this lengthy post. While it may seem daunting, it’s actually quite easy and satisfying to make your own éclairs. Although there are quite a number of components in making these Best Double Chocolate Éclairs, they could be done ahead in advance.
August 27, 2020
how to prepare sago

How To Prepare Sago

What is Sago? If you are not familiar with these translucent chewy pearls, they are made from palm stems and the texture is spongy and by itself, there is not much taste. It was only recently that I discovered that Sago actually helps to reduce high blood pressure and promote healthy blood flow to the heart as they contain a decent amount of potassium.
August 10, 2020
Bear Naked Food Classic Tiramisu

Classic Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert that never fails to bring a smile to my face whenever I have it. Over the past years, I’ve shared two Tiramisu recipes – Tiramisu in a Cup and Tiramisu Cheesecake. This Classic Tiramisu is adapted from Nigella Lawson’s Irish Cream recipe which I’ve been faithfully referencing for all these while.
July 29, 2020
Bear Naked Food Teochew Steamed Yam Paste Orh Nee

Teochew Steamed Sweet Yam Paste (Orh Nee)

A quintessential old school Teochew dessert with decades of history and nostalgia. This warm and smooth yam paste is bursting with sweetness and a great comfort to many older Singaporeans, as well as a sizeable number of those in the younger generation. Traditionally, Teochew Orh Nee is made by cooking with sugar and shallot oil. This simplified and healthier version uses no oil and the amount of sugar is kept to minimal.
July 8, 2020
Bear Naked Food Best Lemon Buttermilk Cake

Best Lemon Buttermilk Cake

If there is one cake I would make over and over again, it’ll have to be this Lemon Buttermilk Cake. When I first came across this an episode of Genius recipe from Food52, I immediately bookmarked it and broke out newly acquired Bundt pan.
June 12, 2020
Bear Naked Food Hilton DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie

Hilton DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie

I gotta admit - this is my first time trying the Hilton DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie. Since DoubleTree by Hilton released their official recipe couple months ago, I’ve been urged by family members and friends to replicate these highly popular cookies (more than 30 million consumed every year*) that are even baked in space. Yes, you heard it right. Who says astronauts can’t bake?
June 5, 2020
Bear Naked Food Mango Sticky Rice

Mango Sticky Rice

Living in a tropical part of the world means we get access to exotic fruits like Papaya, Pineapple, Dragon fruit, Mango, etc, all year round. The sweet and savory combination of this Thai national dessert is something you can’t really get enough of.
June 3, 2020
Bear Naked Food Lemon Cream Cheese Chiffon Cake

Lemon Cream Cheese Chiffon Cake

Recently, I’ve been experimenting with lemons. I love everything lemon. There’s something about that tangy, puckering taste that leaves me wanting for more, especially in baked goods.
May 22, 2020
bear naked food carrot cupcake with cream cheese frosting

Carrot Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

What’s a good way to get your kids (or adults) to eat their vegetables? Carrot cake of course!
February 22, 2019
bear naked food chocolate chip cookie cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcake

Chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes are probably one of the most classic teatime items that can also double up as a dessert. So imagine having these two delightful items combined into a tantalizing treat.
February 15, 2019
bear naked food sticky toffee banana cake

Sticky Toffee Banana Cake

Sticky Toffee Banana Cake is a sinful and delightful treat that is fitting for any and every occasion. Rich and aromatic banana cake drizzled with warm treacle toffee sauce would be a pleaser for anybody. It is also a perfect way to use up old bananas that would otherwise need to be thrown away.
September 5, 2018
bear naked food crisp molasses cookies

Crisp Molasses Cookies

Crisp Molasses Cookies are slightly spiced cookies with added aroma and depth. Ground cinnamon and ginger gives the cookie a warm aftertaste, while ground cloves perfumes the cookie with a slightly fragrant woodiness.
May 14, 2018
Bear Naked Food Chinese-style swiss roll

Chinese-Style Swiss Roll

Growing up, I remember tagging along with mom to the local old-school confectionery store near our house to get our breakfast items. Paper wrapped sponge cake, Pandan coconut waffles, fluffy, cottony soft swiss roll. Ah, those are some of the sweet memories of my childhood.
May 2, 2018
Bear Naked Food Easy Walnut Pie

Easy Walnut Pie

- Most of the time, walnuts are often eaten on their own as a snack. Touted as the king of nuts, walnuts are not only a healthy brain food but also could help to prevent heart disease and cancer. This Easy Walnut Pie is chock-full of roasted walnuts and a warm molass-y filling.