Desserts

September 11, 2015

Best Blueberry Muffins

It is not very often I would label something as ‘BEST’ since I’m a natural skeptic. Tiger (aka hubby) would be the best judge for that. He thinks my palette is too difficult to please. Very often, the restaurants we visited based on rave reviews online turned out to be meh. (Meh – an expression of indifference, uninterested or boredom. Used frequently by my teenage daughter. source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meh). Maybe my expectations were too hyped up by those astounding epicurean vocabulary used in the food reviews. Anyway, that’s another story.
September 11, 2015

Best Blueberry Muffins

It is not very often I would label something as ‘BEST’ since I’m a natural skeptic. Tiger (aka hubby) would be the best judge for that. He thinks my palette is too difficult to please. Very often, the restaurants we visited based on rave reviews online turned out to be meh. (Meh – an expression of indifference, uninterested or boredom. Used frequently by my teenage daughter. source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meh). Maybe my expectations were too hyped up by those astounding epicurean vocabulary used in the food reviews. Anyway, that’s another story.
August 28, 2015

Pandan Chiffon Cake

If you are from Southeast Asia, then this Pandan Chiffon Cake should be a sight for sore eyes. It wasn’t until recently that I discovered the origin of this light, fluffy sponge cake hails from Indonesia. The signature green of this cake usually comes from the juice of pandan leaves aka screwpine leaves although green food coloring is also commonly used to enhance the color...
August 26, 2015

Homemade Lemon Curd

I love everything lemon. From dishwashing liquid, liquer to desserts (yeah, that is a totally unrelated spectrum), I just can’t get enough of that zesty, lemony tang. Today’s recipe is all about my childhood’s favorite dessert spread – Easy Homemade Lemon Curd.
August 14, 2015

No Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Happy Friday everyone! ☀ ☀ I often get requests for NO-BAKE recipes, so today’s No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake is written with you in mind! This dessert is especially great if ....
August 12, 2015

Triple Oreo Cookie Cupcakes

O.M.G. Just when I thought I’ve made enough cupcakes, this Triple Oreo Cookie Cupcakes recipe totally reignited my engine. One warning: They are not for the faint-hearted Oreo Cupcake fans. I’m S-E-R-I-O-U-S...
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
Bear Naked Food Almost famous Amos Cookies

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...