You Tiao (You Za Kueh/ Chinese donut)

This is a really simple recipe with short ingredient list and simple steps. I used both yeast and baking powder to avoid using large amounts of baking powder like other recipes which may lead to an aftertaste. Also double insurance in case one of them isn’t working 😅. You may also notice that my youtiaos…

Quiche Lorraine

Lovely delicious quiche you won’t regret making. I’ve made this twice over the past week and it’s so much better than all the outside ones I’ve ever had. From the all butter crust, to the filling chocked full of natural cheeses, bacons etc, it’s just lip-smacking good. Recipe (for 9.5 inch round fluted tart pan…

Butter Cake (Genoise or Whole Egg Method)

I love to try all sorts of methods to make butter cakes, always in search of the best one to satisfy my never-ending butter cravings. Have tried creaming method, whole eggs, egg-separated, adding flour directly to butter (like cookies!), cooked dough, using melted butter etc. Many were enjoyable episodes and some had to be binned…

Choux Au Craquelin (脆皮泡芙)

Am so happy to have tried making this Choux Au Craquelin. Choux pastry is a nemesis of mine. Basically this is a puff with cookie dough topping (craquelin) and chocolate custard cream filling. Warm pastry with cold filling. We all loved it! There are 3 parts to the recipe, the cookie dough topping, the choux…

Drip Frosting for Cakes

Sharing this easy and rustic way of frosting cake that’s been quite popular for some time now. It’s really easy if you don’t seek perfection on how the drips flow. Also makes for a much lighter cake as it is partially frosted and uses whipping cream. Mine is flavoured with kaya, butter and coconut cream,…

Happy 2021

Happy new year, dear readers and fellow baker friends. Let’s hope 2021 will be a better one. Let’s carry on baking our way through the madness of COVID-19. To good health and friendship.

Chocolate Cupcakes With Whipped Ganache

Converted a popular recipe to cupcakes and also used whipped ganache as topping. This is a delicious recipe, very choclatey and very fast and easy to make for a party. I have also baked this same recipe in two 6 inch round tins, stack them up, and used the same amount of ganache for a…

Butter Cookies

Tried a new buttter cookie recipe that retains the shape well and no long resting or chilling time required. Best part is the texture which is really crisp and crumbly very similar to Jenny’s. Just see the cross section of the crumb, how fine and airy it is. Couldn’t stop biting into them, and I…

Baked Churros

These are easy, yummy and healthier than fried ones. I first tried the recipe from bigger bolder baking, but mine turned out a little dense. After some adjustments by increasing eggs and temperature, I’m now very satisfied with these. Recipe (makes about 18) Churros 55g salted butter 1 tbsp sugar 110g water 70g plain flour…

Scallion Pancake (葱油饼)

These are almost exactly like coin prata. You’ll feel totally like the prata man or woman when attempting the recipe, except for the flipping and tossing, that is. Taste wise, it’s crispy on the outside and chewy and fluffy inside. Thumbs up! Recipe (makes 8 small ones) 200g plain flour 3/4 tsp salt 120g warm…