Desserts

August 7, 2015

Oreo Truffle Pops

This is one of the No-Bake Oreo dessert recipes requested by my dear BNF fans. These Oreo Truffle Pops take no more than an hour to put together. I had a great time making these super easy yet yummilicious with my daughter...
July 31, 2015

Osmanthus Water Chestnut Cake

If you are a fan of Chinese dim sum, this Steam Osmanthus Water Chestnut Cake must be no stranger to you. They are usually served either steamed or pan fried. It is absolutely one of my dad-in-law's most requested desserts from BNF kitchen...
July 29, 2015

Poached Pears with Osmanthus and Red Dates

As the weather here (Singapore) has been climbing steadily to 34°C almost every day, I figure there is no better time than now to make these cooling, sweet Poached Pears with Osmanthus and Red Dates to combat that heaty body of mine...
July 24, 2015

Foolproof French Chocolate Macarons

I’m not going lie. I SUCKED at making Macarons. My first few attempts were total disaster - “Footless” macarons, dome cracked top macarons, and completely hollow macarons. At one point, I was so dejected and convinced that the Baking Goddess had condemned me from making perfect macarons and I should just give up...
July 17, 2015

Easy Banana Chocolate Sheet Cake

A lot of readers have asked me: “What is a perfect cake to bring to a party?” The answer is in this recipe. Chocolate is really one of the universal sweet that almost everyone will go goo-goo gah gah over with. The thing about bringing food to parties is they have to survive for at least a few hours at room temperature environment and still taste good. Therefore, I highly recommend this Easy Banana Chocolate Sheet Cake. Did I mention it is so easy to put together as well?...
July 10, 2015

Banana Fritter Balls

What do you do when you have abundance of bananas sitting on your kitchen counter? Make Banana Fritter Balls! Okay, actually there are many other stuff you could make with bananas but this is one of my all-time childhood favorites...
July 1, 2015

Cinnamon Spice Glazed Cronut

What is a Cronut? As the name suggests, it is a cross between croissant and doughnut and the brainchild behind this invention is Dominique Ansel from Dominique Ansel Bakery in NY, New York...
June 26, 2015

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Peanut butter cookies generally originated in US and is a classic American snack since 1900s. The flavor profile is sweet & salty – just like how peanut butter tastes like. There are no hard and fast rule on what type of peanut butter (chunky or creamy) to use and generally, JIF and Skippy are the common brands...
June 24, 2015

Pots de Crème au Chocolat

There are days when I feel like pampering myself with a decadent dessert that rich and chocolate-y yet easy to put together with no fussy steps. Today is just the day...
June 5, 2015

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Hooray for all gluten-intolerant chocolate cake fans! Today’s recipe is all about chocolate. NO flour allowed. This is a rich and decadent chocolate cake but yet light and fluffy at the same time. Think soufflé – in the form of a cake. Heck, perhaps I should've just called it Chocolate Soufflé Cake! The original recipe calls for 4 ingredients but I added in a pinch of salt to elevate the chocolatey goodness. Sneaky, right?...
May 29, 2015

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

Recently, I’ve been going town at strawberries. They seemed to be crying out “Buy me!” whenever I walked past the fruits section in supermarkets. So the star of today’s Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes recipe is none other than strawberry! They are incorporated in the batter, frosting and also in the center of the cupcakes.
May 27, 2015

Crispy Bak Kwa Cookies

For the benefit of non-Singaporeans/Malaysians, Bak Kwa aka 'Rou Gan', is a sweet-savory Chinese pork jerky. It is often made with pork although there are other variations such as beef and chicken. The pork is marinated with sugar, salt, soy sauce and spices before air drying on bamboo racks for hours. The marinated meat is then grilled over hot charcoal to attain that signature smoky aroma. What you get in the end is thin square pieces of sweet and savory succulent barbecued meat that taste better with every bite. Okay, you can wipe that drool off your mouth now...
May 15, 2015

Lemon Glazed Pound Cake

Have you ever wonder what exactly is “Pound” in Pound Cake? I did. Back in the olden days, pound cakes were traditionally made with 1 pound of egg, 1 pound of sugar, 1 pound of flour…well you get the drift. I can only imagine the amount of cake they had to eat...
May 13, 2015

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffin

When it comes to donuts, I always opt for original flavor – plain coated with generous amount of sugar. This Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffin is a marriage between sugar Donut and muffin cake. Think a soft fluffy muffin that tastes like Donut...
May 7, 2015

Osmanthus Flower Jelly with Wolfberries

Mothers in the world unite! Today’s recipe is dedicated to all the amazing mommies out there. Whichever age group you belong to, one thing we all have in common is we strive to keep ourselves healthy and vigor for our children and family, right?...
April 17, 2015

Almost Famous Amos Cookies

I’m a Famous Amos cookie junkie. Especially the no-nut chocolate chip version. That way, I could enjoy the sweet, chocolatey, buttery goodness in every bite. While it is tempting to “up-size” the purchase (100 g free for every 300 g purchased), I was disciplined enough to buy no more than 100 g each time...
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...