December 7, 2016

Pistachio Cake with Irish Buttercream

My Pistachio Cake with Irish Buttercream is this Christmas’ sleeper hit. I was pleasantly surprised by the 100% approval rate when I gave out this cake to my taste testers. While I admit there are many steps to making this cake, it is not as daunting as you would imagine. I actually completed this triple layer 8-inch cake over a span of 2 days. Reason being – I started baking them a tad too late in the day and it got pretty dark by the time I finished cooling off the 3 sponges. So I wrapped each sponge with cling wrap and keep them in a cool place. The next day, I continued with the frosting and finished assembling the cake...
December 2, 2016

Thai Iced Tea Cupcakes

These Thai Iced Tea Cupcakes are an unusual breath of fresh air from the traditional Christmas bake suspects. Infused with the aromatic Thai Tea leaves, the cupcake has a faint floral fragrance, and is delicately sweet without being overpowering. Did I mention they are incredibly moist too? Don’t be fooled by these dainty-looking cupcakes. They are in fact so easy to put together, I would trust my 5-year-old niece to make them for me. Seriously. If Thai tea is not available, feel free to substitute with Earl Grey, Chai or any type of tea you like...
November 30, 2016

Snow Capped Gingersnaps

Once again, Christmas is around the corner, time to put on that apron and get busy! I’ve been meaning to try out this Snow Capped Gingersnaps for a while and I’ve finally gotten round to making them. These slightly chewy holiday cookies are super easy to make and while they are not as flashy as Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies or Famous Amos, they are delicious. The spices in the cookies are just perfect to put everyone in the holiday mood. Your kitchen will be smelling like Christmas too!...
November 25, 2016

3-ingredient Easy Honeycomb

Burnished and caramel sweet with a light hint of occasional bitterness, this 3-ingredient honeycomb is the perfect food to bring around with you due to its ease of preparation, and ability to keep very well. Unlike chocolate, honeycomb does not melt easily and makes a convenient sweet treat...
October 28, 2016

Lemon Pudding Cake

The word pudding evokes a dessert that is dense, wiggly and cloyingly indulgent. Depending on where in the world you are, pudding can either be a sweet and comforting steamed dessert, or a gelatin based creamy treat. Either way, pudding is almost always as delicious as it sounds. This decadent Lemon Pudding Cake is sharpened by the acidity of lemon and raspberries before being snowed with icing sugar. This creates a perfect balance of taste and texture which excites and comforts the taste buds almost instantly. Blueberries, blackberries and strawberries can also be used instead of raspberries for a slightly different feel and flavor...
October 19, 2016

Halloween Special: Dirty Cotton Buds

Halloween is a time for all things spooky, creepy and icky. And the highlight the icky factor, dirty cotton buds sound grotesquely fitting. Even possibly bordering on a slightly disgusting note. However this treat actually is a peanut butter tinged white chocolate and marshmallow confectionery. Disgustingly sounding, and yet completely delightful if it were to be made any other way. I mean, who can complain about a peanut butter, white chocolate and marshmallow combination? It is such a perfect blend. Imagine it as a pudding or ice cream flavour? Now that is definitely inspiring...
October 14, 2016

Halloween Special: Blood Clot Brains

Some of us grew up enjoying a special confection fare called rice krispy treats. If some of you can recall, there were 2 main varieties. One was made from chocolate and rice krispies wrapped in a brown packaging, and another from rice krispies and marshmallows in a bluish turquoise packaging. If these bars of delight are imprinted in your memories, then this is the perfect Halloween snack for you...
October 12, 2016

Halloween Special: Dirt Balls With Worms

It's that time of the year for making ghoulish treats and yes, I'm talking about Halloween. This year, I'm upping the icky factor by making 3 freakishly-looking treats that will (very) likely to freak out anyone at the Halloween parties. Today, I'm starting with these Dirt Balls with Worms. Inspired by my Oreo Truffle Pops recipe, cream cheese with cookies are an absolute divine and top end combination. Yes it sounds like junk food because it technically is. But if it makes you feel any better, try to think of the cream cheese as protein and the cookies as carbs. Therefore, in some twisted way, which is befitting for Halloween, you are technically having a balanced meal...
October 7, 2016

Chouquette (Choux Puff with Crunchy Pearl Sugar)

There are some days when we find that we have too much time on our hands. Although these moments do not come by easily and are often unexpected, there should always be a backup plan to turn these extra few hours into something fun and educational. Hours that would otherwise be spent on mundane activities without any sense of satisfaction. And these Chouquettes are the perfect back-up in times like this. Chouquettes allow users to foray into pastry making without having to worry about too much work, fiddly requirements or disastrous outcomes...
October 5, 2016

Royce’ Nama Chocolate

September 28, 2016

Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Banana Cake

Combining two of my favorite breakfast spreads’ – Nutella and Peanut Butter, this super-decadent Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Banana Cake is simply glorious. The moment it came out of the oven, my kitchen was filled with tantalizing whiffs of nutty+chocolatey+banana-y aroma...
September 9, 2016

No Bake Cookie Dough Cheesecake

It’s been a while since I made my No Bake Oreo Cheesecake and today, I decide to give myself (and the family, of course) a mini treat by making this No Bake Cookie Dough Cheesecake. Instead of using digestive biscuits as the crust, I opted for my almost-close-to-expiration bag of feuilletine flakes. So far, I only come across it at Sun Lik Trading and Kitchen Capers. Alternatively, feel free to use good ol’ digestive biscuits widely found in most supermarkets...
September 2, 2016

Chocolate Dutch Baby Pancakes

August 31, 2016

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

As much as I love fruit pies, apple pie definitely ranks no. 1 in our household. Thankfully, apples are available all year round in Singapore so I have every reason to make this Salted Caramel Apple Pie. Thanks to the addition of salted caramel, the savory-sweet combo of the apple pie filling is simply one of the best filling I ever had.
August 26, 2016

Salted Caramel Mousse with Caramel Popcorn

This easy to make no bake Salted Caramel Mousse with Caramel Popcorn dessert is one of the recent experiment I’ve tried. Super easy to make, all you need is a little patience while waiting for the dessert to chill for at least 6 hours or overnight before consumption...
August 24, 2016

Back-to-Basics Dark Chocolate Pound Cake

As much as I love whipping up a storm in the kitchen (minus the cleaning part), there are days when I just want to make something simple with a few handy ingredients and still taste incredibly delicious. Today is the day. Other than my all-time favorite chocolate sheet cake which is by far the most popular and easiest dessert, this Back-to-Basics Dark Chocolate Pound Cake might actually give a run for its money. If you don’t have a lot of time but crave for an amazing cake, this would be the recipe...
August 19, 2016

Creme Brulee Cupcake

Crème Brulee is such big hit at our household that we are finding different ways to enjoy it. Inspired by The Baker Chick, I combined my all-time favorite Vanilla Sponge Cake recipe with my chocolate éclair pastry cream filling and made these oh-so-pretty Crème Brulee Cupcakes...
July 20, 2016

Meringue Kisses

Very often, I would find left-over egg whites lying around in my fridge (don’t ask why, I’m not sure either). Most of the time, I would turn them into macarons but today, I decided to make some meringue kisses out of them instead. ..
July 15, 2016

Milk Bread Curry Bun

Imagine biting into a soft, fluffy milk bun with a warm spicy curry potato filling. Yup, I’m talking about today’s Milk Bread Curry Bun. There’s something really satisfying about making your own bread or buns. The sense of elation and joy when you take out the tray of golden colored toasty buns is indescribable. You’ll have to make it to experience it...
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. f When 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?...