People tend to think that I’m an “Earl grey financier, Jeju matcha entremet, raspberry lemon glaze eclair” kind of person though I look nothing like it. Maybe it’s that manufactured aloofness and confidence I hobble around with that dissipates the second I glide back into my comfort zone. In actuality, the kind of desserts IContinue reading “Taiwanese Wedding Cake 台式喜餅”
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)”
Making entremets is addictive. They are easy, satisfying but tedious unless you spread the process across multiple days which you should. Are these technically opera cakes? By the strictest of definitions I guess not. Blame my love for Praliné feuilletine. I’ve never met a person who doesn’t love it. Making two layers of this makesContinue reading “Matcha Opera Cake (Recipe)”
Pecan pie is one particularly expensive pie to make where I live. Procuring 250g of this nut cost me $8.50 from the cheapest source I could find. The crust is a press in oil-based sourdough discard crust. I didn’t expect it to be flaky at all but it was and quite delicious as well. NoteContinue reading “Vegan Pecan Pie with Press-in Sourdough Discard Crust (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)”
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)”
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)”
This cake is moist, crumbly and decadent. Its milo flavoured, which really means malted chocolate flavoured. For the text version of the recipe, click here.
In the past year, I decided to challenge myself in baking. Put aside all fear of failure. Step out of the basics. Venture into the world of gourmet desserts. Because that’s what “growing” and “learning” is supposed to be. Doing what you’ve never done before.
After months of school in Taiwan, I’ve realised that there’s something scarily wrong in society. It may be the influence of the media, according to my analysis, that’s making girls feel that they have to conform to the media’s definition of what is “beauty” in order to fit into society. My skinny underweight friends inContinue reading “Hazelnut Opera Cake (Recipe)”