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”

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”

Super Soft Mochi 超軟又Q的麻署

One of my favourite foods is mochi. That soft, chewy texture and fragrance of glutinous rice never fails to trigger my appetite. In Taiwan, I ate some of the best mochi I’ve ever had in my life, from 一之軒. It was super soft and almost melt-in-the-mouth, with the right amount of chewiness. I decided to comeContinue reading “Super Soft Mochi 超軟又Q的麻署”

Guilt Free Decadent Malted Marbled Banana Bread

Good ol’ banana bread. With swirls of malt. And studded with chocolate chips. Topped with crumble. A banana bread really can’t get better than this. That its low fat is just a bonus. 

Skinny Chilli Cheese Fries

I thought about making fries. After the episode of absolutely shitty Aston fries last week (talk about a greasy, tasteless, gross mess of potato strips), I dreamt of crunchy, non- greasy, tempura-like, garlicky, peppery potato chunks. Topped with nacho cheese, spring onions and even chilli. And then I found the perfect fries at The PurpleContinue reading “Skinny Chilli Cheese Fries”

Peanut Butter & Jelly Frangipane Pie with PB&J Ice Cream (vegan and gluten free)

That’s it. I give up being boring. Wry , senseless dry humour, incoherent thoughts, nonsensical behaviour (I’m guessing no second person has ever dislocated their ankle by being asleep) is the definition of my name, which I must add people have found many ways to pronounce– some in a way that terrifies every fibre inContinue reading “Peanut Butter & Jelly Frangipane Pie with PB&J Ice Cream (vegan and gluten free)”

Peanut Butter & Jelly Pie — The Ultimate Makeover

. Imagine a delicious, guilt-inducing pie that’s all these… Alright, quit imagining because its reality.  Just look at that! A square piece of Peanut Butter & Jelly Pie and a cup of Homemade Soy Milk. A vegan high tea set!  . I like the pie frozen, but if you’re not into an ice-cream like,  peanutContinue reading “Peanut Butter & Jelly Pie — The Ultimate Makeover”

Healthy Hokkaido Bread (Taiwan-inspired!)

. . 6 years ago… Location: Kaoshiung International Airport 高雄国际航空站 Crazy people: Me, Bro, Mum Airport Security: What are you carrying? Mum: Bread. Airport Security: Really? (Disbelieving) Mum: Yes. (in a ‘Duh!’ manner) Airport Security: Is it really that delicious? (More than ‘disbelieving’-ly) Me: Yes. (instead of raising redundant suspicions with a sarcastic “no, weContinue reading “Healthy Hokkaido Bread (Taiwan-inspired!)”

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)”

Marbled Pound Cake with Perfected Mock ‘Buttercream’ (Whole Wheat, Low Fat & w Vegan option)

What happened on New Year’s eve? . I: Watched 3 hours of Lizzie McGuire while waiting for Show Luo to magically appear on my television screen. Yes, I’m on a ‘Lizzie McGuire’ streak right now. Season 2 already, by the way. Watched a giant beetle crawl over the television screen but couldn’t pick up enoughContinue reading “Marbled Pound Cake with Perfected Mock ‘Buttercream’ (Whole Wheat, Low Fat & w Vegan option)”