Nutella Tarts

The Nutella is baked to set, so you can easily stack them up in containers. The Nutella will hold its shape. The tricky part is in the right temperature to bake the Nutella, too low it won’t set even after 30 min, too high and it will crack and melt. Recipe (adapted from Nur Huda,…

Double Chocolate Cake (Gateau de Savoie du Chocolat)

Wow, this cake is really something. The texture is so light like chiffon (only 25g flour), yet the taste is so intense and moist, it’s like eating soft crumbly chocolate itself. The cake is even more moist and rich the next day. The cake rose very high on the strength of the meringue alone, with…

Black Sesame Cookies

Super easy and delicious. Not too sweet and bursting with black sesame flavor. Recipe (makes about 28 cookies) 90g plain flour 90g Black sesame powder 1/4 tsp salt ( can go up to 1/2 tsp to make this a savory cookie) 40g icing sugar 45g cooking oil Method 1. Add all dry ingredients in a…

Melt in the mouth Pineapple Tart

Love this easy yummy recipe. Very soft crumbly and buttery texture, thank you nasilemaklover. Double egg washed to make it more golden. Recipe (from Nasilemaklover, makes 50) 50 balls of pineapple paste, 8g each 175g salted butter 50g condensed milk 255g plain flour 1 egg yolk For egg wash: 1 egg yolk plus 1 tsp…

Easy Chawanmushi

Really sooooooo easy, you won’t believe it. Leaving out optional ingredients, you only need 2 things – eggs and stock. Yet the result is silky soft egg pudding. So, let’s get cracking, eggs! Recipe (for 2 portions) 1 egg (about 60-65g with shell) 100 ml stock ( I used Swanson) Additional ingredients like mushrooms, crab…

Strawberry Shortcake

This strawberry shortcake is made for my dear daughter’s birthday. It is made with Millac Gold (a blend of dairy and non-dairy) whipping cream. I thought quite some time whether to use dairy whipping cream, given the health concerns on using non-dairy product. However, with my very limited frosting skills and snail’s pace of frosting,…

奶香牛角面包 Horn Milk Buns

No need first proof and no need window pane for this popular bun from Taiwan. The texture is meant to be more heavy and not the usual Asian soft breads, try if you like a bun with more bite. Recipe (adapted from Fuchang Huang, makes 7) 250g plain flour 35g sugar 1 egg (reserve 1…

Shio Pan 盐可颂

This bun is crusty on the outside with a soft buttery centre. The bottom is toasted with butter and oh so crispy. The sprinkle of salt adds to the savory touch. Very yummy. Recipe (adapted from here, for 6) Poolish starter 50g bread flour 50g water 1/8 tsp or Pinch of yeast Pinch of salt…

Fudgey Brownie with Crackling Top

This is a fudgey brownie, not so much the Cakey style. It’s a very easy one bowl recipe. Another unique thing is that it uses cocoa powder only and zero baking powder or soda which might lend a metallic taste. Be sure to use Varlhona or other good quality cocoa powder, the taste will be…

Mango Mousse Rose Cake

Recipe for 7″ Cake Sponge Cake 1. Bake a sponge cake from this link. Increase the recipe by 1.3 times (use 4 eggs), bake in a 7″ round cake tin at the same temperature and time. 2. Cool and slice into 2 layers. Cling wrap and keep in fridge if not using immediately. Mousse Ingredients…

Spring Onion Plaited Buns-Sponge Dough (葱花辫子-中种)

This popular Taiwanese bun with simple toppings is surprisingly good, I added generous amount of white pepper into the mixture and the taste really has a robust kick. For the plaits, do let the dough rest in between shaping so it will not be overworked or even tear. Recipe (makes 9 plaits) One dough from here up…

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese

I’ve never baked a carrot cake before, so when I was searching for a recipe for this bake, I was surprised. I had all along thought of carrot cake as a healthier cake, but the recipes I see all had really high oil and sugar content. Anyway I finally found this one which is more…