Charcoal Sesame Mooncakes, Matcha Red bean Mooncakes and Five nut Mooncakes (Recipe)

I’ve made at least 500 mooncakes in my life but have never gotten down to writing a recipe. Rather than keeping to the traditional mooncakes, I’ve attempted to deviate slightly off course to create these more colourful ones. This recipe should be easy for even an amateur baker but here are some hopefully helpful mooncakeContinue reading “Charcoal Sesame Mooncakes, Matcha Red bean Mooncakes and Five nut Mooncakes (Recipe)”

Sourdough Discard Matcha Liege Waffles (Recipe)

Liege waffles are my favourite kind and I used to get 2 at Yamazaki every time I passed by. These are made with sourdough discard. I freeze all my discard in the fridge, some made from rye and some from bread flour. I find that freezing prevents them from souring. Feel free to add inContinue reading “Sourdough Discard Matcha Liege Waffles (Recipe)”

Pailleté Feuilletine (Recipe)

Buttery, sweet and crispy feuilletine cost a fortune even at baking supply stores. Here, I’m making them at a fraction of the cost. I’ve never had them in unbroken pieces and boy did these taste good. First, you melt the butter in a metal bowl over a saucepan with simmering water (double boiling). Add theContinue reading “Pailleté Feuilletine (Recipe)”

Sourdough Ox-Tongue Pastry 牛舌饼 (Recipe)

Most people know Taiwan for its Sun pastry (太阳饼) and Pineapple pastry. Those are unquestionably delicious. But my all-time favourite has to be the Ox-Tongue pastry (牛舌饼). It isn’t as well known perhaps because it feels more like breakfast than a snack but for me it’s everything. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, supper… why not? UnlikeContinue reading “Sourdough Ox-Tongue Pastry 牛舌饼 (Recipe)”

Matcha/ Cocoa Spiral Mooncakes with Red bean/ Sesame Mochi Filling (Recipe)

I was on a mooncake-baking frenzy for the last couple of weeks. This particular kind of mooncake is my mom’s favorite pastry. She favors Chinese pastries over the Western ones and she has been craving these for a couple months now so I decided to get over my fear of baking flaky pastries and jumpContinue reading “Matcha/ Cocoa Spiral Mooncakes with Red bean/ Sesame Mochi Filling (Recipe)”

A Cookie Special

less than 8 weeks left! till I leave Singapore for seven years or forever. till I can no longer bake. (or for at least 7 years anyway) and its all worth it. So many years of struggling and trying to get there… all worth it.   That news is all for another time! For now,Continue reading “A Cookie Special”

Bread Pudding Tart with Brown Sugar Crumble (low fat & whole wheat)

Dear Barney, or Mr Stinson (Recovering Mentally Unsound human being, Whatever you prefer I call you), You’re handsome, hot, surprising sensitive, sometimes hilariously dumb, an insult to Barney the Dinosaur (since you two share the same name), terribly rich, gorgeously well-dressed and would totally win a Girls’ Choice Award. Unfortunately, I chanced upon your patent forContinue reading “Bread Pudding Tart with Brown Sugar Crumble (low fat & whole wheat)”

Crunchy and Melt-y Sesame Peanut Cookies (Vegan)

. . After yesterday’s post, today’s will be quick and short. I made a variation of the Crunchy and Melt-y Peanut Cookies yesterday. They look uglier, but have greater depth in terms of taste. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.  . . Just for Laughs (Since we all LOVE the Legendary Barney Stinson) . (Source) .Continue reading “Crunchy and Melt-y Sesame Peanut Cookies (Vegan)”

Lower Budget Pastries (+Step-by-step Pineapple paste)

. . Spent a couple minutes getting rid of trash from my mailbox (the real, not virtual one) today, as well as tidying up trash from my room. We all classify different items as trash. My point is, birthday cards, Christmas cards, New Year cards; I don’t know where to put them. Sure, they do bring aboutContinue reading “Lower Budget Pastries (+Step-by-step Pineapple paste)”

Crunchy, Melting Peanut Cookies (with Vegan option)

. . Apologies for any bad grammar and horrific language you might have seen in last night’s/ the (very) early morning post. Exhaustion and swollen feet took my linguistic capabilities away. I baked 3 varieties of cookies yesterday: pineapple balls, red bean paste balls (very very melt-y) and peanut cookies (crunchy, yet melt-y). The threeContinue reading “Crunchy, Melting Peanut Cookies (with Vegan option)”