Vegan Pecan Pie with Press-in Sourdough Discard Crust

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”

Pailleté Feuilletine

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”

Sourdough Ox-Tongue Pastry 牛舌饼

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”

Decadent Milo Layer Cake

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.

Pierre Herme’s Cheesecake, Blueberryfied

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.

Hazelnut Opera Cake

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”

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”

Fudgy Chocolate Cake with Nutella Frosting and Cheescake Filling

Sometimes, I’m scared. When cockroaches fly-pounce onto my shirt (avoid bright colours near cockroaches). When my health is out of my control because  even a change in diet or taking medicine doesn’t work. When a “complex numbers” question appears on my examination paper. When I dislocate my right wrist but can’t feel any pain. WhenContinue reading “Fudgy Chocolate Cake with Nutella Frosting and Cheescake Filling”

Like a Sachertorte

I made this cake with a lady friend of mine with an intense love for anything dangerously rich and calorie-laden, and who despite this, owns a slim physique. The world is unfair, I know– that is until I get well again. I will live for that day… if I do manage to get through theContinue reading “Like a Sachertorte”

B-Caraibe (A Vanilla-Chocolate-Banana Entremet)

It is an entremet with banana mousse, vanilla chantilly whipped cream and chocolate tofu cream sandwiched between springy almond sponge. The banana layer almost gave me a heart attack (though unlikely). I used some really ripe, soggy, close to rotting bananas that were just barely swimming in their own juice. I added lemon juice, blendedContinue reading “B-Caraibe (A Vanilla-Chocolate-Banana Entremet)”